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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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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

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.

 

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