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The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg An investigative journalist uncovers a hidden custom that will transform your understanding of what it means to grow up as a girl
This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism.
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel A brilliant collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies.
J by Harold Jacobson Kevern doesn’t know why his father made him put two finger across his lips whenever he began a word with a J. It wasn’t then, and isn’t now, the time or place for asking questions.
A Time Such as There Never Was Before by Alan Bowker The years after World War I were among the most tumultuous in Canadian history: a period of unremitting change, drama, and conflict. They were, in the words of Stephen Leacock, “a time such as there never was before.

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March 28, 2012| Solar by Ian McEwan

SolarAn engrossing, satirical and very funny new novel on climate change.

Michael Beard is in his late fifties; bald, overweight, unprepossessing — a Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. Trading on his reputation, he speaks for enormous fees, lends his name to the letterheads of renowned scientific institutions and half-heartedly heads a government-backed initiative tackling global warming. An inveterate philanderer, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: she is having the affair, and he is still in love with her.

When Beard's professional and personal worlds are entwined in a freak accident, an opportunity presents itself, a chance for Beard to extricate himself from his marital mess, reinvigorate his career and very possibly save the world from environmental disaster.

With a global scope, Solar is a comedy dealing directly with the crises of today. A story of one man's ambitions and self-deceptions, it is a startling and stylish new departure in the work of one of the world's great writers.

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News and Events

Great New Titles coming  in September ...... this is just a sampling!

 

September 2nd

Tell by Frances Itani

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Between Gods by Alison Pick

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

 

September 9th

Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood

The Children Act by Ian McEwan

Zealot (trade paper) by Reza Aslan

The Necessary War by Tim Cook

 

September 16th

This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein

The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

 

 

September 23rd

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher by Hilary Mantel

Quartet for the End of Time by Joanna Skibsrud

 

 

September 30th

Adult Onset by Anne-Marie MacDonald

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion (the sequel to The Rosie Project)

Consumed by David Cronenburg


 

 

Remaindered Books

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