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The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen In the tradition of Alan Furst, the #1 international bestselling author delivers his first stand-alone novel, a psychological thriller set in World War II Nazi Germany and 1970s England British pilots James Teasdale and Bryan Young have been chosen to conduct a special photo-reconnaissance mission near Dresden, Germany. Intelligence believes the Nazis are building new factories that could turn the tide of the war.
Heretic by Ayaan Hirsi Ali Continuing her very personal journey from a deeply religious Islamic upbringing to a post at Harvard, the brilliant, charismatic and controversial New York Times and Globe and Mail #1 bestselling author of Infidel and Nomad makes a powerful plea for an Islamic Reformation as the only way to end the horrors of terrorism and sectarian warfare and the repression of women and minorities.
Middle Power: Middle Kingdom by David Mulroney China’s rise is having a direct impact on our prosperity, our health and well-being, and our security here in Canada. The road to achieving many of our middle-power aspirations now runs through the Middle Kingdom.
The Lady from Zagreb by Philip Kerr From  New York Times–bestselling author Philip Kerr, the much-anticipated return of Bernie Gunther in a series hailed by Malcolm Forbes as “the best crime novels around today.”
A Measure of Light by Beth Powning With Beth Powning’s trademark elegance and insight into the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, A Measure of Light brings to life an extraordinary historical figure.

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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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Saturday, May 2nd

AUTHORS for INDIES DAY in CANADA

Perfect Books is proud to participate in Authors for Indies and to welcome a terrific lineup of wonderful local authors. Please make a point of visiting and chatiing with these talented writers who will share their ideas about writing, their own titles and perhaps a few recommendations for your next read.

10 a.m. to Noon : Welcome Kelley Powell, author of  The Merit Birds, a new Young Adult title.

10:30 to Noon : Welcome Nathan Greenfield, author of The Damned and The Forgotten (among many other titles)

Noon to 3 p.m. : "This Town Can Be Murder!!" featuring three local authors whose murder mysteries are set in Ottawa.

Help us welcome ......

Stewart Dudley author of The Cutting Room

Barbara Fradkin, author of the Inspector Green series

Nick Wilkshire, author of Thin Ice

What a great lineup! See you on the 2nd of May!

Sunday, May 3rd

Perfect Books is pleased to welcome Seymour Mayne, renowned Ottawa writer, poet and educator. Seymour's editions of The Old Blue Couch and Other Stories and Cusp: Word Sonnets will be the focus of his visit to Perfect Books. We look forward to celebrating with Seymour and his many admirers.

 

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