September 2019 Newsletter

Summer is coming to an end. In the book world the changing of the seasons is an exciting time of looking ahead to new fall titles, in-store events, tickets, and more.

Join us in our Qualicum store for a Book Signing with authors John M. MacFarlane and Lynn J. Salmon. See details below!

So many wonderful books are coming into our stores this month and we have been busy reading during the summer too. Take a look at the books we've enjoyed recently in our Staff Picks section.

Don't forget to read all the way to the bottom of this newsletter to find out if you are our Reader of the Month for September.
Happy reading,
Barb & Tom


Set primarily against a background of Canada's West Coast, the twenty seven stories collected in It's All a Question of Perspective capture the emotions and decisions of everyday people confronted by everyday circumstances, and how they are changed by them. 

On sale now in both stores!
Coming soon...

"Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in." -Margaret Atwood
The much anticipated sequel to The Handmaid's Tale! 

Releasing September 10th in hardcover. 
Click here, or call, email, or come in to reserve your copy!
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Five Wives
by Joan Thomas


" Based on real events, Five Wives, Joan Thomas's most ambitious novel to date, is a fictionalized story of the five women left behind when their missionary husbands are killed by the Waorani, a non-contact tribe who live deep in the Ecuadorean rainforest. A fascinating account of faith, family dynamics and the far-reaching effects of one civilization on another. A story that stays with you long after you've put the book down.
The Sentence is Death
by Anthony Horowitz


" The writer "Anthony Horowitz" and eccentric detective Daniel Hawthorne team up again in a new mystery as they delve deeper into Hawthorne's past.This is an entertaining read, clever and witty, where Horowitz puts himself in the story as narrator, and  does not hesitate to laugh at himself."

The Turn of the Key
by Ruth Ware


If you are like me, and not ready for the summer to end, this is the perfect summer/September mystery for you! Ruth Ware does not disappoint with this fast paced, often surprising, story of a young nanny charged with murder. A murder even her lawyer believes she committed. Just like all the other other inmates, she claims she is innocent. But she has a dark past and many secrets of her own. 

Sea Queen
by Linnea Hartsuyker


This Viking saga has it all:  adventure on the high seas, political intrigue, fierce battles, scenes of hearth and farm, a king destined to unite all of Norway and a bold, independent woman determined to live her life on her own terms. 

Walking with Ghosts in Papua New Guinea:
Crossing the Kokoda Trail in the Last Wild Place
on Earth

by Rick Antonson


In Walking With Ghosts in Papua New Guinea, Antonson shares a journey of physical and mental endurance in his inimitable way, in the company of a mixed band of resolute adventurers, blending fascinating historical context with the tribulations of unexpected discoveries in faraway lands.

New & Notable
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A Better Man
by Louise Penny
Fiction - Mystery

It's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. 

by Sandra Brown

FBI agent Drex Easton is relentlessly driven by a single goal: to outmaneuver the conman once known as Weston Graham. Over the past thirty years, Weston has assumed many names and countless disguises, enabling him to lure eight wealthy women out of their fortunes before they disappeared without a trace, their families left without answers and the authorities without clues. The only common trait among the victims: a new man in their life who also vanished, leaving behind no evidence of his existence . . . except for one signature custom.

The Volunteer: One Man, An Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz
by Jack Fairweather
The incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his death-defying attempt to warn the Allies about the Nazis' plans for a "Final Solution" before it was too late.
by Philippa Gregory
Historical Fiction

Midsummer's Eve, 1648, England is in the grip of a civil war between renegade king and rebellious parliament. The struggle reaches every corner of the kingdom, even the remote tidelands - the marshy landscape of the south coast.
Promise and Peril: 
Justin Trudeau in Power
by Aaron Wherry

Promise and Peril: Justin Trudeau in Power
 explores how the Trudeau government has succeeded or failed in its biggest commitments - resource development, immigration, climate change, trade, reconciliation - against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, global political tumult and the roar of populist revolt. It reveals what was happening behind the scenes during the government's most crucial and public moments.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Books
by Leah Price

Do you worry that you've lost patience for anything longer than a tweet? If so, you're not alone. Digital-age pundits warn that as our appetite for books dwindles, so too do the virtues in which printed, bound objects once trained us: the willpower to focus on a sustained argument, the curiosity to look beyond the day's news, the willingness to be alone.
The Girl Who Lived Twice
by David Lagercrantz
Fiction - Thriller

The sixth DRAGON TATTOO story.

Lisbeth Salander - the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo - has disappeared. She's sold her apartment in Stockholm. She's gone silent electronically. She's told no one where she is. And no one is aware that at long last she's go her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights. 
Happiness is the Way
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Self Help

One of Dr. Wayne Dyer's favorite quotes was "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." So in this book, which collects some of Wayne's most classic teachings in a new format, you will find a novel solution for most any problem you may be encountering. For, as Wayne was also fond of saying, "There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way."
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
by Timothy C. Winegard

Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power.

Great Book Giveaway


We all know getting something for free these days is pretty unusual. That's why we love giving away a free book each month to a wonderful customer and recipient of our monthly e-newsletter.

This month our lucky winner will receive, Virgil Wander, by Leif Enger, a $40.50 value.

Cindy Christou!
If you see your name above come into our Parksville store to pick up your new book!

New Release Paperbacks

(Click on images for details)

Kudos by Rachel Cusk
Queenie Malone Paradise Hotel
by Ruth Hogan


The Bookish Life
of Nina Hill
by Abbi Waxman
The Paper Bark Tree Mystery
by Ovidia Yu


Translated From
the Gibberish
by Anosh Irani


We All Love the Beautiful Girls
by Joanne Proulx


In a House of Lies
by Ian Rankin



Our 2020 Calendars 
are in!  

We have the best wall calendar and engagement diaries selection in Oceanside.
Book Club
Canadian authors:

Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

by Michael Ondaatje

Moccasin Square Gardens:
Short Stories

by Richard Van Camp

The Quintland Sisters
by Shelley Wood

Literary & Historical Fiction:

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

There There
by Tommy Orange

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson

The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

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Friday October 4th   
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 Sponsored by the Hesham Refugee Sponsorship Group.

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