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FIC­TION

1

The Tes­ta­ments

Mar­garet At­wood. The ea­gerly awaited se­quel to The Hand­maid’s Tale.

2

Our War

Craig DiLouie. A pre­scient and grip­ping novel of a se­cond Amer­i­can Civil War and the chil­dren caught in the con­flict, forced to fight. Lo­cal Author.

3

The Fifth Sea­son

N. K. Jemisin. It starts with death, with a mur­dered son and a miss­ing daugh­ter. This Hugo Award-win­ning novel ex­am­ines be­trayal, op­pres­sion and revo­lu­tion.

4

Word Is Mur­der

An­thony Horowitz. Horowitz has de­liv­ered yet an­other twist on the clas­sic crime novel with this con­tem­po­rary take on Sher­lock Holmes.

5

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt. A young New Yorker griev­ing his mother’s death is pulled into a gritty un­der­world of art and wealth. Won the Pulitzer Prize.

6

The Se­crets We Kept

Lara Prescott. A tale of sec­re­taries turned spies, of love and duty and of sac­ri­fice — the real-life story of a CIA plot to in­fil­trate the hearts and minds of So­viet Rus­sia.

7

Sweet­ness at the Bot­tom of the Pie

Alan Bradley. The first book in the beloved Flavia de­tec­tive series.

8

The Over­story: A Novel

Richard Pow­ers. A sweep­ing, im­pas­sioned novel of ac­tivism and re­sis­tance that ex­plores the con­flict be­tween hu­mans and non-hu­mans.

9

Dune

Frank Herbert. The 25th an­niver­sary of the epic sci­ence-fic­tion novel set on a desert planet where a mys­te­ri­ous drug can pro­long life.

10

On Earth we’re Briefly Gor­geous

Ocean Vuong. The poet’s de­but novel is a shat­ter­ing por­trait of a fam­ily, a first love and the re­demp­tive power of sto­ry­telling.

NON-FIC­TION

1

Break­down: The Pipe­line De­bate and The Threat to Canada’s Fu­ture

Den­nis McCon­aghy. A dis­cus­sion of the pipe­line de­bate in Canada by a prom­i­nent en­ergy ex­ec­u­tive.

2

Into the Planet

Jill Hein­erth. A riv­et­ing ac­count of one of the most dan­ger­ous yet ex­hil­a­rat­ing pur­suits in the world: cave div­ing.

3

Rush to Dan­ger: Medics in the Line of Fire

Ted Bar­ris. In this unique front-line re­count­ing of the ex­pe­ri­ences of stretcher-bear­ers, med­i­cal corps­men, nurses, sur­geons, or­der­lies, den­tists and am­bu­lance driv­ers, Bar­ris ex­plores the evo­lu­tion of bat­tle­field medicine.

4

Bad­die One Shoe

Natalie Meis­ner. Award-win­ning play­wright per­forms spo­ken-word po­etry.

5

One Day in Au­gust

David O’Keefe. A study of why the Dieppe Raid was or­dered and how it went wrong.

6

Wa­ter­line Im­mer­sion

Con­rad Scott. In­ter­wo­ven with threads from the Norse cre­ation myth to colo­nial con­tact with North Amer­ica to per­sonal sto­ries, the author asks the fun­da­men­tal ques­tion of what it means to un­der­stand a place.

7

Spy and the Traitor

Ben McIn­tyre. The thrilling true story of Oleg Gordievsky and his role in the fall of the So­viet Union.

8

Prom­ise and Peril

Aaron Wherry. A po­lit­i­cal jour­nal­ist ex­plores how the Trudeau govern­ment has suc­ceeded or failed in its big­gest com­mit­ment.

9

Let Us Not Think of Them as Bar­bar­ians

Peter Mid­g­ley. A bold nar­ra­tive of love, mi­gra­tion and war that is an ex­plo­ration of African phi­los­o­phy and its po­ten­tial for chang­ing our view of the world.

10

Talk­ing to Strangers: What We Should Know about the Peo­ple we Don’t Know

Mal­colm Glad­well. Through real-life ex­am­ples, a pow­er­ful ex­am­i­na­tion of our in­ter­ac­tions with strangers — and why they of­ten go wrong.

Com­piled from in­for­ma­tion from Owl’s Nest Books and Shelf Life Books

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