Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine ThienCongratulations to Madeleine Thien on being awarded the prestigious Giller Prize (as well as the Governor General's Award and her nomination for the Man Booker Prize). At Perfect Books, we had an inkling that this may occur and we have lots of copies on hand!
Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate.
Waiting for First Light by Romeo DallaireIn this piercing memoir, Roméo Dallaire, retired general and former senator, the author of the bestsellers Shake Hands with the Devil andThey Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, and one of the world's leading humanitarians, delves deep into his life since the Rwandan genocide.
Les Parisiennes by Anne SebbaParis in the 1940s was a place of fear, power, aggression, courage, deprivation, and secrets. During the occupation, the swastika flew from the Eiffel Tower and danger lurked on every corner.
Rather Be The Devil by Ian RankinFor John Rebus, forty years may have passed, but the death of beautiful, promiscuous Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. Murdered in her hotel room on the night a famous rock star and his entourage were staying there, Maria's killer has never been found.
Photographs by Wade DavisInspired by artists such as Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz and Henri Cartier-Bresson, who wrote that great photographs come about in the decisive moment when the head, heart and eye find perfect alignment in an axis of the spirit, celebrated anthropologist and photographer Wade Davis has travelled the world in pursuit of the wonder of the human imagination as brought into being by culture.
It's that time of year once more. From now on we'll be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but the rest of our hours remain unchanged. Thursday and Friday evenings we're open until 9. Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 12 to 5.
William McElligott's new Ottawa book - November 19th
Wille has once again created a treasure for all of us who like to brag about this beautiful city. And we're fortunate to be able to host Willie this Saturday, November 19th, at Perfect Books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is your chance to acquire a signed first edition copy of a stunning keepsake. Check out the cover here and came and see the book in our store.
Governor General's Award Winners
Seven wonderful titles were chosen and are now proudly displayed in the store. Check them out with this link.
Ottawa International Writers Festival - November 17th and 30th
Two events remain. Meet Ami McKay as she introduces The Witches of New York. This is a free event on November 17th at 7 p.m. Visit the Ottawa International Writers Festival website for details. We are also excited to anticipate the visit of Romeo Dallaire on November 30th and his new book, Waiting for First Light.
Ken "The General" Grant - December 3rd
Ken has a new book out and he will be gracing our store on December 3rd from 11 to 3. Be sure to drop by and share some wonderful memories with "The General"!
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