CALGARY BESTSELLERS FICTION
1 I’ll Be Your Blue Sky
Marisa De Los Santos. A woman inherits a guest house and finds it has a mysterious past.
Michael Crummey. An intricate family saga spanning two centuries.
Beren and Luthien
J.R.R. Tolkien. Posthumously published manuscript of one of the legends of Middle Earth.
Joshua Whitehead. A two-spirit Indigiqueer young man must reckon with his past upon returning to his reserve.
Adam Dickinson. A chemical autobiography that lays bare the relationship between the outside and inside of bodies in our current 'petroculture.’
Carve the Mark
Veronica Roth. A girl who causes pain with her touch is used by her government as a torture device.
George and Lizzie
Nancy Pearl. An unlikely marriage at a crossroads.
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.
Clem Martini. A struggling playwright living in early Roman times is faced with the make or break situation of his career.
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.
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.
When We Were Shadows
Janet Wees. The story of Walter and his family who find themselves in the Hidden Valley during the Holocaust.
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.
Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government
Christopher H. Achen and Larry M. Bartels. A provocative alternative view of democratic theory.
Women Who Influence
Brenda Walton. A collection of inspiring stories of 30 amazing women.
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.
How to Be Black
Baratunde Thurston. A comedic memoir chronicling the author’s coming-of-blackness offering practical advice.
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.
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. Book of Sensations
Sheri-D Wilson. Poems that embody an intricate ecosystem of language and feeling, from a celebrated local poet.