CAL­GARY BEST­SELLERS FIC­TION

Calgary Herald - - BOOKS - — Com­piled from Owl’s Nest Books and Shelf Life Books

1 I’ll Be Your Blue Sky

Marisa De Los San­tos. A woman in­her­its a guest house and finds it has a mys­te­ri­ous past.

2

Ga­lore

Michael Crum­mey. An in­tri­cate fam­ily saga span­ning two cen­turies.

3

Beren and Luthien

J.R.R. Tolkien. Posthu­mously pub­lished man­u­script of one of the legends of Mid­dle Earth.

4

Jonny Ap­ple­seed

Joshua White­head. A two-spirit Indigiqueer young man must reckon with his past upon re­turn­ing to his re­serve.

5

Anatomic

Adam Dick­in­son. A chem­i­cal au­to­bi­og­ra­phy that lays bare the re­la­tion­ship be­tween the out­side and in­side of bod­ies in our cur­rent 'petro­cul­ture.’

6

Carve the Mark

Veronica Roth. A girl who causes pain with her touch is used by her govern­ment as a tor­ture de­vice.

7

Ge­orge and Lizzie

Nancy Pearl. An un­likely mar­riage at a cross­roads.

8

At this Junc­ture: A Book of Let­ters

Rona Al­trows. A woman en­deav­ours to save the fail­ing Cana­dian postal ser­vice in­dus­try by resurrecting the art of let­ter writ­ing.

9

The Co­me­dian

Clem Mar­tini. A strug­gling play­wright liv­ing in early Ro­man times is faced with the make or break sit­u­a­tion of his ca­reer.

10

The Only Story

Ju­lian Barnes. Wryly ob­ser­vant and dev­as­tat­ingly ten­der, The Only Story is a pro­found, con­tem­pla­tive novel by one of fic­tion’s great­est map­pers of the hu­man heart.

NON-FIC­TION

1

Women Who Dig: Farm­ing, Fem­i­nism, and the Fight to Feed the World

Trina Moyles. Weav­ing to­gether the nar­ra­tives of fe­male farm­ers across the world ris­ing up against the in­jus­tices of the global food sys­tem.

2

When We Were Shad­ows

Janet Wees. The story of Wal­ter and his fam­ily who find them­selves in the Hid­den Val­ley dur­ing the Holo­caust.

3

Mid­dle-Earth: From Script to Screen: Build­ing the World of the Lord of the Rings and the Hob­bit

Daniel Falconer. The in-depth story of the cre­ation of the most fa­mous fan­tasy worlds on screen.

4

Democ­racy for Real­ists: Why Elec­tions Do Not Pro­duce Re­spon­sive Govern­ment

Christo­pher H. Achen and Larry M. Bar­tels. A provoca­tive al­ter­na­tive view of demo­cratic the­ory.

5

Women Who In­flu­ence

Brenda Wal­ton. A col­lec­tion of in­spir­ing sto­ries of 30 amaz­ing women.

6

Pay No Heed to the Rock­ets: Pales­tine in the Present Tense

Mar­cello Di Cin­tio. Part travel, his­tory, pol­i­tics and lit­er­a­ture, re­veal­ing the hid­den com­plex­i­ties of the Pales­tinian nar­ra­tive.

7

How to Be Black

Baratunde Thurston. A comedic mem­oir chron­i­cling the author’s com­ing-of-black­ness of­fer­ing prac­ti­cal ad­vice.

8

Mod­ern Loss: Can­did Con­ver­sa­tion about Grief. Be­gin­ners Wel­come

Re­becca Sof­fer and Gabrielle Birkner. A wise and of­ten funny book, the au­thors of­fer in­sight to the Mod­ern Loss com­mu­nity, thus help­ing us to cry, laugh, grieve, iden­tify, and — above all — em­pathize.

9

This Idea is Bril­liant: Lost, Over­looked and Un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated Sci­en­tific Con­cepts Every­one Should Know

John Brock­man. The author takes read­ers on a tour of the bold, ex­cit­ing, and un­der­ap­pre­ci­ated sci­en­tific con­cepts to en­rich ev­ery mind.

10

10. Book of Sen­sa­tions

Sheri-D Wil­son. Po­ems that em­body an in­tri­cate ecosys­tem of lan­guage and feel­ing, from a cel­e­brated lo­cal poet.

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