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Common Ground by Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau's candid memoir will reveal to its readers the experiences that have shaped him over the course of his life and show how his passion for Canada and its people took root.
Party of One by Michael Harris In Party of One, investigative journalist Michael Harris closely examines the majority government of a prime minister essentially unchecked by the opposition and empowered by the general election victory of May 2011.
An Empire on the Edge by Nick Bunker Written from a strikingly fresh perspective, this new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution shows how a lethal blend of politics, personalities, and economics led to a war that few people welcomed but nobody could prevent. 
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin From one of contemporary literature's most acclaimed and beloved authors comes this magnificent new novel set in a small town in Ireland in the 1960s, where a fiercely compelling, too-young widow and mother of four moves from grief, fear, and longing to unexpected discovery.
The Lagoon by Armand Marie Leroi A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist

New Titles

Britain's Empire by Richard Gott

Britains_EmpireSome historians in recent years have promoted the British Empire as a force for good. Richard Gott's new book, Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, criticises the widely held belief that the British Empire was an imaginative and civilizing enterprise.
Gott reveals a history of systemic repression and almost perpetual violence, showing how British rule was imposed as a military operation and maintained as a military dictatorship. For colonized peoples, the experience was a horrific one, he says, of slavery, famine, battle and extermination. But, he argues, the Empire's oppressed peoples did not go quietly into this good night. Wherever Britain tried to plant its flag, it met with opposition. From Ireland to India, from the American colonies to Australia, Gott traces the rebellions and resistance of subject peoples whose all-but-forgotten stories are excluded from traditional accounts of empire. He argues that the British Empire provided a blueprint for the annihilation of peoples in twentieth-century Europe, and that its leaders must rank alongside the dictators of the twentieth century as authors of crimes against humanity on an infamous scale.

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Upcoming Book Events

November 1st

Join us at the store as we welcome Julie Czerneda. Julie will be launching her newest book, A Play of Shadow, at our store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (if you can't be there, call us and we'll make certain that you get a copy!!)

Also on November 1st, at 2 p.m., Perfect Books will be at the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library as they host Maureen Jennings. Following her wonderful success with the very popular Murdoch Mysteries, her new Detective Inspector Tom Tyler series takes her to WWII England. Her latest book in the series, No Known Grave, will be on hand as will the first two books in the series, A Season of Darkness and Beware this Boy.

Finally, on November 1st, Perfect Books is pleased to be at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum to assist authors Crystal Sissons and Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail as they release their new books. Crystal's book, Queen of the Hurricanes and Danielle's book, Polar Winds will be on sale as well as Danielle's earlier work For the Love of Flying

 

November 2nd

Rob Brunet will be in the store from 1 to 3 p.m. to introduce his new crime novel, Stinking Rich.

 

 

Great New Titles coming  soon ...... this is just a sampling!

 

October 28

The Comeback by John Raulston Saul

Abbatoir Blues  by Peter Robinson

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by Alexander McCall Smith

Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong

 

November 4

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (arrives in trade paper)

The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

 

November 11th

Family Furnishings  by Alice Munro

The Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

 Punishment by Lyndon MacIntyre



 Remaindered Books

New shipments of remaindered books arrive every week. Check the bin outside the store as you pass by for some surprising bargains.

 

 

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