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Larose by Louise Erdrich In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.
Principles to Live By by David Adams Richards The masterful new novel from a Canadian literary legend at the height of his powers.
Brown by Kamal Al-Solaylee Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind.
Brand Command by Alex Marland The pursuit of political power is strategic as never before. Ministers, MPs, and candidates parrot the same catchphrases. The public service has become politicized.

The Perfect Book Club

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

Summer Hours Return!!

Starting on Tuesday, May 24th, we return to summer hours. This means we are once again open every weekday evening until 9 p.m. So, if you're taking a stroll on a warm summer evening, be sure to drop by the shop to see what exciting new titles have arrived.

Just to kick things off, we'll be open on Victoria Day from 12 to 5!!

 

Mark Leslie and Creepy Capital May 28th

Join the fun on Saturday, May 28th from 12 to 2 as Perfect Books welcomes Mark Leslie and his book Creepy Capital. Mark will introduce you to many ghostly, supernatural and downright creepy goings on in our city. (No, this is not  a political satire!  sheesh!)

Su Sokol on May 29th from 2:30 to 4:30

Attention all Sci-Fi Fans!! be sure to come by the store on Sunday, May 29th to welcome Su Sokol as she presents her new novel, Cycling to Asylum. Su will be here to meet fans and do a reading.

 

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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