For the week of November 16
Advice for Taxidermists and Amateur Beekeepers
Erin Vance. The sudden death of an eccentric family sends shock waves through a small rural community. Local author.
Steena Holmes. A therapist must face her own worst fear — one of her patients is a serial killer. Local author.
Joanne Jackson. A withdrawn, widowed retiree impulsively gets a job at a senior’s residence and ends up learning a lot about life.
Agent Running in the Field
John Le Carre. Set in London in 2018, a 26-year-old solitary figure who, in a desperate attempt to resist the new political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path.
Doug Morrison. Hoping to escape a harrowing vacation gone wrong, Michael Barrett finds $1 million mysteriously deposited into his account. 6
Kwame Alexander. His father is a washed up rock star. His family is known for failure and tragedy. All Blade wants is a normal life and his music. When a long held family secret comes to light, Blade is left with a letter that could bring him freedom and love, or leave him even more adrift.
Maria Meindl. Set in Toronto, an aspiring stage-manager becomes entangled with a married theatre director over 20 years.
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles. An unrepentant aristocrat is sentenced to house arrest in a luxury hotel.
Joshua Whitehead. A two-spirit Indigiqueer young man must reckon with his past when he returns to his reserve. Local author.
Kate Quinn. Post the Second World War, several people are on the track of a lethal wartime Nazi assassin.
Kaitlyn Purcell. Richly complex poetry of indigeneity, ecological destruction, self-discovery, and overcoming trauma. Alberta author.
Dirty Food: Sticky, Saucy, Gooey, Crumbly, Messy, Shareable Food
Julie Van Rosendaal. Dirty Food is a joyful pushback against the amorphous, abstract buzzword “clean eating” and its connection with ideas of purity and goodness. Local author.
Chickadee Way: Griffith Woods to Zoo Station
David Peyto. A long-distance walking guidebook of a 205-km path the meanders through over 50 communities. Local 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.
In the Dream House
Carmen Maria Machado. An engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad.
Rocky Mountain Cooking: Recipes to Bring Canada’s Backcountry Home
Katie Mitzel. Embrace backcountry living with these delicious recipes inspired by life in the Rocky Mountains, from celebrated backcountry chef Katie Mitzel, bestselling author of The Skoki Cookbook. Local author.
Alice in the Womb
Shea Proulx. A phrase-by-phrase colouring book narrative depicting the author’s transformative pregnancy. Local author.
Power Shift: The Longest Revolution
Sally Armstrong. In her 2019 CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning author, journalist, and human rights activist Sally Armstrong illustrates how the status of the female half of humanity is crucial to our collective surviving and thriving. Canadian author.