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Letters to a Nation by David Johnston Please Note - Signed Copies! Perfect Books is privileged to have a limited number of signed copies of His Excellency's book available. They cannot be reserved but are available on a first come/first served basis. From our present Governor General, a series of 50 (of several thousand) carefully chosen letters he has written to people he has admired and befriended over his seventy-plus years, that sets out Mr. Johnston's frank, informed, and novel thoughts about Canada.
Into the Magic Shop by James Doty Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart
Switched On by John Elder Robison An extraordinary memoir about the cutting-edge brain therapy that dramatically changed the life and mind of John Elder Robison, the New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye
I, Bificus by Bif Naked From one of Canada’s most original musical artists comes a new memoir about life, love, loss and triumph
Spill Simmer Wither Falter by Sara Baume For fans of A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing and H is for Hawk, a brilliant debut already praised as "unbearably poignant and beautifully told" (Eimear McBride) this captivating story follows - over the course of four seasons - a misfit man who adopts a misfit dog.

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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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News and Events

Authors for Indies - Saturday, April 30

Join us at the store on this fun and informative day.

From 12 to 2 we will be welcoming a host of poets (is there a collective noun available here?  --  a stanza of poets? -- a verse of poets?) The likes of Pearl Pirie, Monty Reid, David O'Meara, Katherine Leyton, Frances Boyle, Colin Morton, Rhonda Douglas and Mark Frutkin will be dropping by to talk about why poetry should be on YOUR reading list.

From 2 to 4 we change our focus to history and welcome noted local historians Mark Bourrie, Charlotte Gray and Valerie Wright. Come and find out what they're reading!

Thursday, May 12th

Join us in the store on Thursday evening, May 12th from 7 to 9 as we welcome two authors, Catherine Cooper (whose new novel is White Elephant) and Ian Colford (whose new novel is Perfect World). Thees two Broadview Press authors are excited to launch here in Ottawa.

Wakefield Writers Festival May 13 - 15

Perfect Books is proud to once again be the bookseller at the Wakefield Writers Festival on the weekend of May 13 - 15. We're there with such authors as Camilla Gibb, Tasneem Jamaal, Elizabeth Hay, Alan Cumyn, Caroline Pignat, Roch Carriere.

But there's lots more! Check out their website here.

John Graham/May 15th at Perfect Books

Meet John Graham, author of Whose Man in Havana at the store on May 15th from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

Canada Reads

Lawrence Hill's The Illegal is now in trade paper and is in good supply

Transforming Ottawa

The second printing is now available. Pick one up while they are still in stock!

Town and Crown

This new history of Ottawa is now available.

 

 

 

 

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