June Newsletter
FATHER'S DAY
GIFT IDEAS
Give Dad what he really wants, a new book!
Destination Hikes: In and Around Southwestern British Columbia
by Stephen Hui
Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service
by Carol Leonnig
Beauties: Hockey's Greatest Untold Stories
by James Duthie

*New in paperback*
Countdown 1945:
The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World
By Chris Wallace

*New in paperback*
The Expectant Father:
The Ultimate Guide for
Dads-To-Be
By Armin A. Brott &
Jennifer Ash Rudick

How to Think Like a Fish and Other Lessons From a Lifetime in Angling
By Jeremy Wade
Project Hail Mary
By Andy Weir

Sufferance
By Thomas King
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SUNDAY, JUNE 20th
STAFF PICKS
ANTONIA'S PICK
The Glorious Guinness Girls by Emily Hourican
A charming summer read. Hourican writes with a distinct, poetic delicateness, not dissimilar to the flavour of a 19th century classic. Bubbly, youthful, and full to the brim with optimism and rebellious antics, The Glorious Guinness Girls is the perfect novel to relax with while lazing away a warm and sunny afternoon. 
JAN'S PICK
Magdalena: River of Dreams
by Wade Davis
This is the story of Columbia and the river that creates, and is created by, it. It’s a sometimes violent history, but also one of archaeology, music, poetry, hope and resilience. It’s a beautifully written travel adventure plus the story of an amazing people who live in one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world: mountains, volcanoes, jungles, desert, rainforest and always the river. Davis shows you places few have seen and brings them to life. Highly recommended.
MITZI'S PICK
Rag and Bone: A History of What We've Thrown Away
by Lisa Woollett
Lisa Woolett, a long time beach-comber, photographer and writer reveals a fascinating economic and social history through a series of objects she collects along various shorelines and riverbanks. Stunning photography, gorgeous descriptive writing, and the author’s own personal history take us on a wondrous journey through mud, sand and time.
If you love nature, and nature writing, history, memoirs, or beachcombing this may just be the perfect beach book for you.
TOM'S PICK
Shipwreck: A Chronicle of Marine Accidents & Disasters in British Columbia
by John MacFarlane
Written by noted maritime historian John MacFarlane, this curated collection of 1900 shipwrecks and disasters from along our treacherous BC Coast is accessible and easy to read. From brief entries to detailed accounts, it's a book you'll return to over and over for a more detailed understanding of our west coast maritime history. A great addition, full of facts and figures that add to the growing archive of maritime history, including many archival photographs.
SUSAN'S PICK
Between Two Kingdoms:
A Memoir of a Life Interrupted
by Suleika Jaouad
This is a beautiful memoir by a young woman in the prime of life, in love, and ready to begin a new career. In a split second her life changes irrevocably with the diagnosis of a virulent cancer at age 22. In the first part of her book she shares a brutally honest portrayal of life on a cancer ward. She turns to writing and starts a blog to connect with people in similar situations. Upon her release from hospital and being told she is cured, Suleika begins her journey to integrate back into society and to learn how to live again.
MARIANNE'S PICK
The Night Gate:
The Enzo Files #7
by Peter May
A body is discovered in the roots of a fallen tree. A famous art critic is murdered in a nearby house. Coincidence? Only one man can piece together the murders that took place more than 70 years apart. Coming out of retirement, Enzo McLeod sets about investigating both the historical and present day murders of two men, seemingly unconnected until he discovers a link - the Mona Lisa. Thoroughly entertaining, this is the perfect mystery for Peter May fans and new readers of his writing like myself. I will definitely be back for more!
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JUNE NEW RELEASES
The Devil May Dance
by Jake Tapper
Hardcover - Fiction

Charlie and Margaret Marder, political stars in 1960s Washington DC, know all too well how the tangled web of power in the nation's capital can operate. But while they long to settle into the comforts of home, Attorney General Robert Kennedy has other plans. He needs them to look into a potential threat not only to the presidency, but to the security of the United States itself.
Languages of Truth
Essays 2003-2020
by Salman Rushdie
Hardcover - Essays

Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, Languages of Truth chronicles Rushdie's own intellectual engagement with a period of momentous cultural shifts. Rushdie explores what the work of authors from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison mean to him, often by telling vivid, sometimes humorous stories of his own personal encounters with them, whether on the page or in person.
Blueberry Love
by Cynthia Graubart
Paperback - Cookbook

 Blueberry Love celebrates this sweet-tart summer fruit with 46 recipes for enjoying blueberries, fresh or frozen. From breakfast treats (Blueberry Bread Pudding and Blueberry Granola) to salads (Blueberry, Watermelon, Feta, and Mint), from main courses (Skirt Steak with Blueberry Port Sauce) to desserts (Whoopie Pies with Blueberry Cream Filling), this book is brimming with classic and creative ways to put blueberries to use. It also includes tips for picking, freezing, and making staples like jam and pie.
Always Pack a Candle:
A Nurse in the Cariboo Chilcotin
by Marion McKinnon Crook
Paperback - Biography

In 1963, newly minted public health nurse Marion McKinnon arrived in the small community of Williams Lake in BC's Cariboo region. Armed with more confidence than experience, she got into her government-issued Chevy - packed with immunization supplies, baby scales, and emergency drugs - and headed out into her 9,300-square-kilometre territory, inhabited by ranchers; mill workers; and many vulnerable men, women, and children who were at risk of falling through the cracks of Canada's social welfare system.

Nishga
by Jordan Abel
Hardcover - Biography

As a Nisga'a writer, Jordan Abel often finds himself in a position where he is asked to explain his relationship to Nisga'a language, Nisga'a community, and Nisga'a cultural knowledge. However, as an intergenerational survivor of residential school - both of his grandparents attended the same residential school - his relationship to his own Indigenous identity is complicated to say the least.
Drawing on autobiography and a series of interconnected documents, Nishga is a book about confronting difficult truths and it is about how both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples engage with a history of colonial violence that is quite often rendered invisible.
The Good Father
by Wayne Grady
Paperback

The Good Father comically and tragically reckons with a father and daughter's estrangement, the failures brought on by hubris, the limits of perception and the price we pay for second chances.

Every story has two sides, two perspectives. And when it comes to a relationship between a daughter and her father, separated first by divorce and then by both generational gaps and physical and emotional distance, those perspectives can colossally diverge.

The Other Black Girl
by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Paperback - Fiction

Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They’ve only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.

A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.
Astra
by Cedar Bowers
Paperback - Fiction

What if you could see yourself as others see you? Astra is a beguiling debut novel that reveals the different faces of one woman, as seen through the eyes of ten people over a lifetime.

Born and raised on a remote British Columbia commune, Astra Brine has long struggled to find her way in the world, her life becoming a study of the thin line between dependence and love, need and desire. Over the years, as her path intersects with others - sometimes briefly, but always intensely - she will encounter people who, by turns, want to rescue, control, become, and escape her, revealing difficult yet shining truths about who they are and what they yearn for.

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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 the brand new book, Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen, a $38.95 value.

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