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Camille by Pierre Lemaitre Quercus $24.99 In the highly acclaimed and award-winning novels Alex and Irene Pierre Lemaitre created a memorable character, Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven, who will seek justice at any cost. Now, in Camille, Verhoeven faces his most harrowing case yet, and the ultimate reckoning for the diminutive yet tenacious protagonist.
Flood of Fire by Amitar Ghosh Penguin Canada $35.00 It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing.
The Carbon Bubble by Jeff Rubin Knopf Random Vintage $32.00 Since 2006 and the election of the 1st Harper government, the vision of Canada's future as an energy superpower has driven the political agenda, as well as the fast-paced development of Alberta's oil sands and the push for more pipelines across the country to bring that bitumen to market.
Sing a Worried Song by William Deverell ECW Press $24.95 Everything is going well for Arthur Beauchamp in his early middle age. Life is so good for the top-notch defence lawyer that, in a moment of career restlessness, he decides to switch sides, just the once, and prosecute a young man charged with murdering a clown.
Close to Hugh by Marina Endicott Doubleday Canada $32.95 Close to Hugh takes an exuberantly existential look at youth and age, art and life, love and death over one week in the world of gallery-owner Hugh Argylle.

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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 Saturday, May 30th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Perfect Books welcomes local author Colin Rousseaux as he introduces his fascinating new book "Stolen - Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The Perfect Crime"

 

Saturday, June 6th at Parkdale Park

Join us at the inaugural Prose in the Park in Hintonburg. You'll see a number of wonderful local authors as well as several acclaimed prize winning authors.

Among them will be two of our very accomplished mystery authors, no strangers to Perfect Books. Congratulations to Brenda Chapman (Cold Mourning) and Barbara Fradkin (None So Blind) who were both shortlisted for this year's Arthur Ellis Award

 

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