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.
Jason Patrick Rothery. A satire on the death of the white, male identity.
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.
The Ticking Heart
Andrew Kaufman. Part modern fable, part detective novel, a journey through grief in the imaginary world.
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.
Fish in a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt. A young readers book about a girl with dyslexia.
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.
An Honest Woman
JoAnn McCaig. The subjects of sex, passion and confidence are played out against society’s stereotypes of aging women. Local author.
Edited by Robert Bose and Sarah L. Johnson. Tales of dimwitted criminals and unlucky twits on the wrong side of the law. Local editors.
The Dutch House
Ann Patchett. A story of two siblings over a span of five decades.
Faces That Fled the Wind
Alycia Pirmohamed. A book of poetry from a Canadian writer.
Dirty Food: Sticky, Saucy,
Gooey, Crumbly, Messy, Shareable Food
Julie Van Rosendaal. A joyful pushback against the buzzword “clean eating.” Local author.
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.
The Spy and the Traitor
Ben MacIntyre. The thrilling true story of Oleg Gordievsky and his role in the fall of the Soviet Union.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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