Calgary Herald


For the week of November 16

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



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.


The Patient

Steena Holmes. A therapist must face her own worst fear — one of her patients is a serial killer. Local author.


The Wheaton

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 A withdrawn, widowed retiree impulsivel­y gets a job at a senior’s residence and ends up learning a lot about life.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.


Collision Course

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.


The Work

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.


Jonny Appleseed

Joshua Whitehead. A two-spirit Indigiquee­r young man must reckon with his past when he returns to his reserve. Local author.


The Huntress

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.

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