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Our Young Man by Edmund White The newest novel from virtuosic writer Edmund White about the perils of beauty; a funny, sexy account of gay life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s.
The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor's Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado.
The Years that Followed by Catherine Dunne Join us on the evening of July 13th as we welcome internationally acclaimed author, Catherine Dunne   A gripping tale of love and revenge, by Catherine Dunne Inspired by Greek mythology, The Years That Followed by Catherine Dunne is a compelling tale of two women, thousands of miles apart, whose lives are thrown into turmoil by the power of love - and the desire for revenge.
Narconomics by Tom Wainwright What drug lords learned from big business
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid You will be scared. But you won’t know why… I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It’s always there. Always.

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!!

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.

Catherine Dunne at Perfect Books

We are delighted to welcome Catherine, an internationally acclaimed author who is visiting Canada briefly. Well known in Ireland and in Italy, Catherine's writing will soon be well known here. Be sure to drop by and meet this dynamic author on the evening of July 13th. Watch this site for exact hours.

Catherine will also be welcomed by fans at a special event in Manotick on July 22nd. Details to follow.

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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