Calgary Herald



FICTION 1. One of a Kind Kid: A Journey with ADHD

Nancy Anderson and Dean Stanton. Being a kid with ADHD can be hard. There are so many things in the world to explore! This kid has trouble, but all his energy makes life so much more interestin­g. Local author.

2. Shanghai Immortal

A .Y. Chao. This adult fantasy debut teems with Chinese deities and demons cavorting in jazz-age Shanghai. Local author.

3. Table for Two

Amor Towles. A richly detailed and sharply drawn collection of stories.

4. The Woman with No Name

Audrey Blake. Based on a true story, this is a gripping story of secrets, spies, and the women behind the Resistance. Alberta author.

5. Small Things Like These

Claire Keegan. A deeply affecting story of hope, quiet heroism and empathy.

6. The Women

Kristin Hannah. At once an intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided.

7. Prairie Edge

Conor Kerr. A frenetic, propulsive crime thriller that doubles as a sharp critique of modern activism. Alberta author.

8. The Bittlemore­s

Jann Arden. A rural fairy tale, a coming-of-age story and a prairie mystery all in one. Local author.

9. Demon Copperhead

Barbara Kingsolver. In transposin­g a Victorian novel to the contempora­ry American South, Kingsolver enlists Dickens' anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transforma­tive powers of a good story.

10. Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone

Benjamin Stevenson. Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club.

NON-FICTION 1. Health for All: A Doctor's Prescripti­on

Dr. Jane Philpott. From the former federal Minister of Health, a call for action on health. Canadian author.

2. The Oneironaut

Sheri-d Wilson. What our society becomes when we're no longer able to dream, due to a totalitari­an regime. Local author.

3. Ascenti: Humans Opening to AI

Eds. Lorene Shyba and James R. Parker. A lineup of creatives experiment with artificial intelligen­ce.

4. It Begins in Salt

Natalie Meisner. This book of poems wanders the halls of a blue-collar life while exploring growing up, and evolves into mothering, labour and loves. Canadian author.

5. This is Fine

Peter Katsnelson. A picture of someone learning how to let go of denial.

6. Blue Dahlia, Black Gold: A Journey Into Angola

Daniel Metcalfe. A rich and fascinatin­g book about an overlooked African powerhouse.

7. Crossing the River: An Unsettling Memoir

Sandra Hayes-gardiner. By digging into her own story, the author beckons you to make new a flawed history that left out Canada's Indigenous origin. Local author.

8. Horizons: A Global History of Science

James Poskett. A major retelling of the history of science from 1450 to the present day.

9. The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler-colonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917-2017

Rashid Khalidi. Upending accepted interpreta­tions of the conflict.

10. Back from the Deep: How Gene and Sandy Ralston Serve the Living by Finding the Dead

Doug Horner. An unlikely search and recovery duo help law enforcemen­t and grieving families with their uncanny knack for locating bodies underwater. Local author.

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