FEBRUARY 2021
NEWSLETTER
VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT
Featuring Ashley Audrain
February 18th, 5pm PT
You're invited to take part in this exciting Live Virtual Author Event!

Join host & bestselling suspense author Shari Lapena, as she talks with author Ashley Audrain, author of the new thriller, The Push.

This exclusive event is free with the purchase of The Push from our stores.

Read more about the book here.

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VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT
Featuring Dr. Ibram Kendi & Dr. Keisha Blain
February 24th, 5pm PT
A chorus of extraordinary voices comes together to tell one of history’s great epics: the four-hundred-year journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present - edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha Blain.

This exclusive Live Online Event with Ibram Kendi & Keisha Blain is free with the purchase of a copy of this new book.

Discover more about the book here.

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HISTORICAL FICTION PANEL
Facebook Live Event
Thursday, February 18th
9am PT

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No purchase necessary
You're invited to attend this Facebook Live Event featuring authors Julia Kelly, Sadeqa Johnson, & Janet Skeslien Charles, moderated by Suzanne Moutis from Canadian Living.
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The Last Garden in England
by Julia Kelly
Yellow Wife
by Sadeqa Johnson
The Paris Library
by Janet Skeslien Charles
2021 CANADA READS
"One Book to Transport Us"
The debates take place
March 8th-11th
As we start 2021 and look forward to the 20th edition of Canada Reads, we are reminded that books can be a safe place to go during tough times.
The Midnight Bargain
by C.L. Polk

About this book:
From the beloved World Fantasy Award-winning author of Witchmark comes a sweeping, romantic new fantasy set in a world reminiscent of Regency England, where women’s magic is taken from them when they marry. A sorceress must balance her desire to become the first great female magician against her duty to her family.
Jonny Appleseed
by Joshua Whitehead

About this book:
Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Jonny has one week before he must return to the "rez" and his former life, to attend the funeral of his stepfather. Jonny's life is a series of breakages, appendages, and linkages - and as he prepares to return home, he learns how to put together the pieces of his life.
Two Trees Make a Forest
by Jessica J. Lee

About this book:
A chance discovery of letters written by her immigrant grandfather leads Jessica J. Lee to her ancestral homeland, Taiwan. There, she seeks his story while growing closer to the land he knew. Two Trees Make a Forest is a genre-shattering book encompassing history, travel, nature, and memoir, an extraordinary narrative showing how geographical forces are interlaced with our family stories.
Hench
by Natalie Zina Walschots

About this book:
Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company?

Hench explores the cost of justice through a fascinating mix of Millennial office politics, heroism measured through data science, body horror, and a profound misunderstanding of quantum mechanics. 
Butter Honey Pig Bread
by Francesca Ekwuyasi

About this book:
An intergenerational saga about three Nigerian women: a novel about food, family, and forgiveness.

Butter Honey Pig Bread is a story of choices and their consequences, of motherhood, of the malleable line between the spirit and the mind, of finding new homes and mending old ones, of voracious appetites, of queer love, of friendship, faith, and above all, family.
STAFF PICKS
JAN'S PICK
Tomorrow Will Be a
Good Day
by Captain Tom
From his Yorkshire childhood through World War II in Burma, raising a family in Britain and returning to India in his ‘80’s, this is the extraordinary life of the man who inspired the world by walking in his garden. A down to earth, funny, optimistic (even amidst sadness) and hopeful book.
ANTONIA'S PICK
The Historians
by Cecilia Ekback
The Historians is brilliant and chilling historical fiction that follows five students of Uppsala University Sweden during WWII. The story unravels, devastatingly, like an avalanche from the very first page. Subtle, yet blazingly potent, this book punctured my world with necessary information and discomfort, the imprint of that shadow still draped darkly over my heart.
MARIANNE'S PICK
Yellow Wife
by Sadeqa Johnson
February is Black History Month

Set in Virginia, this book tells the story of Pheby Delores Brown, a black slave who begins her life on a plantation in Charles City. Promised her freedom upon turning 18, she is regrettably sold to a white jailer, who takes her as his "yellow wife" Pheby's determination and courage forge in herself and her children a desire to not only to survive, but overcome the horrific treatment they endure.
TOM'S PICK
Snow
by John Banville
This literary mystery set in the county of Wexford, south of Dublin, by master storyteller Banfield begins in a ramshackle country house, where a Catholic Priest has been murdered.

The story features a young Irish detective St. John Strafford, who finds that most of the suspects are members of the Osborne family and their staff. Booker Prize Winning author Banfield's descriptive writing, rich in prose and sophistication, makes this book is a great read.
BARB'S PICK
Under a White Sky:
The Nature of the Future
by Elizabeth Kolbert
Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert meets biologists trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish; engineers turning carbon emissions to stone; and Australian researchers developing a “super coral” that survives in a hotter ocean.
 
Inspiring, terrifying and darkly comic, this fascinating book is an utterly original examination of how, in defying mankind’s desecration of our natural world, we are now creating interventions in order to save it.

Available February 9th
Reserve a copy here
MITZI'S PICK
The Artist's Journey:
On Making Art & Being an Artist
by Kent Nerburn
Kent Nerburn, a sculptor, and an award winning author of sixteen books offers us, in his latest book, a unique perspective regarding the inner landscape of the artistic experience. 

Compelled to respond to a letter from a young artist just beginning her artistic journey, this resultant book is relevant and valuable to anyone at any stage of their creative journey. Not only for the visual artist, anyone in any creative field of study will be moved by his emotionally honest guidance and observances. I have seen many books on this subject and generally avoid them, but this book grabbed me right from the start. 
SUSAN'S PICK
Miss Benson's Beetle
by Rachel Joyce
For Rachel Joyce fans, her latest novel is a delight, both in character development and storyline.

Margery, a timid, organized, but bored woman living in London and her assistant Enid, her polar opposite, share adventures in search of a rare beetle, that are hilarious, and at times dangerous. They disagree frequently but along their journey they support and depend on each other, ultimately developing an unlikely but strong friendship. 

FAMILY DAY
FRESH NEW FICTION
*Click on book covers for details*
Trio
by William Boyd
Hardcover

The Four Winds
by Kristin Hannah
Hardcover

The Heiress
by Molly Greeley
Paperback
A Divided Loyalty
by Charles Todd
Paperback

Our Darkest Night
by Jennifer Robson
Paperback

The Prophets
by Robert Jones, Jr
Hardcover

The Winter Sea
by Suzanna Kearsley
Paperback
The Mystery of Mrs. Christie
by Marie Benedict
Paperback

Highfire
by Eoin Colfer
Paperback
The Queen's Gambit
by Walter Tevis
Paperback

NEW POETRY
By inaugural American Youth Poet Laureate
AMANDA GORMAN
On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration.

Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," is now available to cherish in this special edition.

Available April 27th
Pre-order your copy here
The debut poetry collection by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman.

Including "The Hill We Climb," the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joe Biden, this debut collection of the same name reveals an energizing and unforgettable new voice in America poetry.

Available September 21st
Pre-order your copy here
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NEW NON-FICTION
The newest book from beloved author Julia Cameron, The Listening Path is a transformational journey to deeper, more profound listening and creativity. Over six weeks, readers will be given the tools to become better listeners - to their environment, the people around them, and themselves. As we learn to listen, our attention is heightened and we gain healing, insight, clarity. But above all, listening creates connections and ignites a creativity that will resonate through every aspect of our lives.
Land - whether meadow or mountainside, desert or peat bog, parkland or pasture, suburb or city - is central to our existence. It quite literally underlies and underpins everything. Employing the keen intellect, insatiable curiosity, and narrative verve that are the foundations of his previous bestselling works, Simon Winchester examines what we human beings are doing - and have done - with the billions of acres that together make up the solid surface of our planet.
New in paperback

With her trademark humor, Maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe, revealing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas along the way, and drawing a surprising conclusion about why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.S. election.
A leading therapist shares memorable patient stories to explore the key crises in life and what we can learn from them.

These twenty powerful, unforgettable and deeply intimate stories about everyday people will inform our understanding of our own unique response to change and enlighten the way we approach challenges at every stage of life.
Shortlisted for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize

This vitally important new book shows how science, and the curiosity that drives it, can help civilization flourish by opening our eyes to the landscape laid out before us. Fast-paced, utterly fascinating, and deeply humane, The Reality Bubble gives voice to the sense we've all had -- that there is more to the world than meets the eye.
Inside these pages Martha shares all her best good things - the original life hacks for the home - to make your life easier, more fun, more delicious, and more efficient. These practical tricks cover all areas of Martha’s domestic expertise, including decorating, organizing, home keeping, cooking, entertaining, and celebrating.
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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, a copy of British Columbia in Flames by Claudia Cornwall , a $26.95 value.

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