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Kill the Messengers by Mark Bourrie Ottawa has become a place where the nation's business is done in secret, and access to information-the lifeblood of democracy in Canada-is under attack.
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism
Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper A beautiful novel that reminds us that it’s never too late to see the things you’ve longed to see, or to say the things you’ve longed to say.
Amnesia by Peter Carey The two-time Booker Prize winner now gives us an exceedingly timely, exhilarating novel—at once dark, suspenseful, and seriously funny—that journeys to the place where the cyber underworld collides with international power politics.
Frog by Mo Yan The author of Red Sorghum and China’s most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel PrizeIn 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan’s position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation’s controversial one- child policy.

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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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Tuesday, February 24th

Join the Perfect Books staff just down the street at Maxwell's Bistro at 7 p.m. as we welcome "The Darkside Tour: Highway of Horror" featuring three of Canada's finest horror fiction writers. Watch for the bus and be sure to meet Rob Pobi, Nick Cutter and Andrew Pyper. The bus will tour Toronto, Montreal and Kingston as well. Mark the date on your calendar now! Rob and Nick both have new titles in the store right now and Andrew's new book releases February 10th.

 Wednesday, February 25th

Join us in the store as we welcome Brit Griffin, who will introduce her chilling thriller The Wintermen to an Ottawa audience. Rev up the Arctic Cat and get down here that evening. The book is in the store now and it's a great read! Details of the event will be posted here soon.

 Thursday, April 16th

Perfect Books is excited to welcome acclaimed Canadian mystery writer Gail Bowen whose new book, 12 Rose Street releases March 3rd. Details of the event will be posted soon.

 

 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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