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Carsick by John Waters John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads "I'm Not Psycho," he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers.
California by Edan Lepucki "In her arresting debut novel, Edan Lepucki conjures a lush, intricate, deeply disturbing vision of the future, then masterfully exploits its dramatic possibilities." ---Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation.
The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins taps into two great obsessions of our time, personal training regimes and real estate -- – how we look and where we live -- and tells a story so subversive and dark it blacks out the Florida sun
Clinton, Inc. by Daniel Halper How did Bill and Hillary Clinton plot a comeback from the depths of disgrace to the pinnacle of American politics and the ranks of the global elite?
Bluesfest by Chris Cobb Hundreds of thousands of music fans have walked through the Ottawa Bluesfest gates since 1994. By the end of the 2014 festival, Bluesfest will have hosted 2,863 performances by 1,940 acts on 27 differently named stages over 176 days.

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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 August ...... this is just a sampling!

 

Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries arrives in paperback on July 29

Louise Penny's How The Light Gets In arrives in paperback on July 29

Elizabeth George's Just One Evil Act arrives in paperback on August 5th

Linwood Barclay's No Safe House arrives in paperback on August 5th

Gwynne Dyer's Canada in the Great Power Game arrives in harcover on August 5th

Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam arrives in paperback on August 12th

J.B. MacKinnon's Once and Future World arrives in paperback on August 12th

Henning Mankell's new thriller, An Event in Autumn arrives August 12th

Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage arrives August 12th


Michael Crummey's new work, Sweetland, arrives August 19th

I Am Malala comes in paperback on August 19th

Amanda Lindhout's A House in the Sky comes out in paperback on August 26th


 

 

Remaindered Books

New shipments of remaindered books arrive every week. Check the bin outside the store as you pass by for some surprising bargains.

 

 

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