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FIC­TION

1

To the Land of Long Lost Friends

Alexan­der Mc­Call Smith. In the lat­est book in the No. 1 Ladies’ De­tec­tive Agency se­ries, Pre­cious Ramotswe takes on a case for a child­hood friend and her in­quiries at­tract the at­ten­tion of a prom­i­nent politician.

2

Priv­i­lege

Ja­son Pa­trick Roth­ery. A satire on the death of the white, male iden­tity.

3

Sloth to the Res­cue

Leanne Shirtliffe. Sloth and friends teach kids how to com­bat first-dayof-school shy­ness in this hu­mor­ous pic­ture book. Lo­cal author.

4

The Tick­ing Heart

An­drew Kauf­man. Part modern fa­ble, part de­tec­tive novel, a jour­ney through grief in the imag­i­nary world.

5

The Depart­ment of Sen­si­tive Crimes: A De­tec­tive Varg Novel

Alexan­der Mc­Call Smith. A light­hearted, comedic novel about a Swedish po­lice depart­ment tasked with solv­ing the most un­usual, com­pli­cated and, of­ten, in­signif­i­cant crimes.

6

Fish in a Tree

Lynda Mul­laly Hunt. A young read­ers book about a girl with dys­lexia.

7

Haunt­ing the Haunted

E.C. Bell. Marie Jen­ner’s life fi­nally seems to be right on track. But when you deal with para­nor­mal mys­ter­ies, can any­thing stay on track for long? Al­berta author.

8

An Honest Woman

JoAnn McCaig. The sub­jects of sex, pas­sion and con­fi­dence are played out against so­ci­ety’s stereo­types of aging women. Lo­cal author.

9

Knuck­le­head Noir

Edited by Robert Bose and Sarah L. John­son. Tales of dimwit­ted crim­i­nals and un­lucky twits on the wrong side of the law. Lo­cal edi­tors.

10

The Dutch House

Ann Patch­ett. A story of two sib­lings over a span of five decades.

NON-FIC­TION

1

Faces That Fled the Wind

Aly­cia Pir­mo­hamed. A book of po­etry from a Cana­dian writer.

2

Dirty Food: Sticky, Saucy,

Gooey, Crumbly, Messy, Share­able Food

Julie Van Rosendaal. A joy­ful push­back against the buzz­word “clean eating.” Lo­cal author.

3

Bad Law: Re­think­ing Jus­tice for a Post­colo­nial Canada

John Reilly. A for­mer judge feels that we need to get rid of our jus­tice sys­tem and look at us­ing a kinder, more ef­fec­tive sys­tem. Cal­gary author.

4

The Spy and the Traitor

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

5

Right Here, Right Now:

Pol­i­tics and Lead­er­ship in the Age of Dis­rup­tion

Stephen J. Harper. Canada’s 22nd prime min­is­ter writes about how lead­ers in pol­i­tics and busi­ness need to be more re­spon­sive to con­cerns about public pol­icy. Lo­cal author.

6

Truth Be Told: My Jour­ney Through Life and the Law

Bev­er­ley McLach­lin. For­mer chief jus­tice of the Supreme Court of Canada of­fers an in­ti­mate and re­veal­ing look at her life. Cana­dian author.

7

Blan­ket Toss Un­der Mid­night Sun: Por­traits of Ev­ery­day Life in Eight In­dige­nous Com­mu­ni­ties

Paul Seese­qua­sis. A look at archival pho­tos show­ing the re­silience of In­dige­nous com­mu­ni­ties.

8

From Where I Stand: Re­build­ing In­dige­nous Na­tions for a Stronger Canada

Jody Wil­son-Ray­bould. In­dige­nous leader has rep­re­sented both First Na­tions and the Crown at the high­est lev­els. Cana­dian author.

9

Lan­guage At The Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t and What Can Be Done About It

Mark Sei­den­berg. A cog­ni­tive sci­en­tist ex­plains why so many have trou­ble read­ing.

10

The Wake: The Deadly Legacy of a New­found­land Tsunami

Lin­den MacIn­tyre. An in­cred­i­ble true story of de­struc­tion and sur­vival in New­found­land. Cana­dian author.

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

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