November 2016 

November is here again and Christmas is just around the corner. Here at The Mulberry Bush Bookstore we are excited to share all the events we have planned for the next month, wonderful new titles, and so much more! 

We have a number of Author Events this month. We would love to you see you there. Details in this newsletter or on our website.

Below we have some timely new books in honor of Remembrance Day. These books remind us of how thankful we are to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country both at home and abroad.

We hope to see you all at our Customer Appreciation Day on November 25th, in our Parksville store. We truly appreciate each one of you!


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 November.
Happy reading,
Barb & Tom


with Jack Knox

Parksville Store
Thursday, November 3rd  7pm
Join us in our Parksville store for a fun and entertaining evening with Jack Knox, author of the new book, Hard Knox: Musings From the Edge of Canada.
Jack will be sharing readings from his book and singing copies afterward.
Everyone welcome!

with Christopher Pollon

Thursday, November 24th ~ 2pm

Come and meet Christopher Pollon, author of the new book,  The Peace In Peril
in our Parksville store.

Signed copies of his book will be avaliable


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Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD
by Romeo Dallaire

In this piercing memoir, Roméo Dallaire, retired general and former senator, the author of the bestsellers Shake Hands with the Devil and They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, and one of the world's leading humanitarians, delves deep into his life since the Rwandan genocide.

At the heart of  Waiting for First Light  is a no-holds-barred self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who at first light faces the day with the renewed desire to make a difference in the world. 

Capturing Hill 70: Canadas Forgotten Battle of the First World War
Edited by Douglas E. Delaney & Serge Marc Durflinger

In August 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Hill 70, vital terrain just north of the French town of Lens. The Canadians suffered some 5,400 casualties and in three harrowing days defeated twenty-one German counterattacks. This spectacularly successful but shockingly costly battle was as innovative as Vimy, yet few Canadians have heard of it.  Capturing Hill 70  marks the centenary of this triumph by dissecting different facets of the battle, from planning and conducting operations to long-term repercussions and commemoration.

The Reckoning: Canadian Prisoners of War in the
Great War
by Nathan M. Greenfield

In The Reckoning bestselling author and Governor General's Award-nominee Nathan M. Greenfield explores life and death in the camps, as well as the attempts to run for freedom. These are the forgotten stories of our soldiers at war and in the camps, and of how they never gave up hope of making it out alive.
One Soldier:
 A Canadian Soldier's Fight Against the Islamic State

by Dillon Hillier

Dillon Hillier, a corporal with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, returned home from a tour in Afghanistan and started up a normal life. But when ISIS insurgents began attacking local populations in Iraq and elsewhere, Hillier, a long-time soldier, felt he had to join in the action, so he sold his truck, lied to his parents about where he was going and became the first Canadian to volunteer to fight ISIS in Iraq.

One Soldier is about Hillier's three months fighting with the Kurds in Iraq, on the front lines. The only reason Dillon's tour wasn't longer was because the government wanted him back home, safe and sound.
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Wade Davis Photographs

"Wade Davis is an anthropologist, UBC professor and former National Geographic Explorer in Residence.  Throughout his long career he has taken photos wherever he goes.  This is a breathtaking compilation of some of his favourites from Baffin Island, Africa, South America and beyond. "

House of Thieves
by Charles Belfoure


From the bestselling author of The Paris Architect

"The year is 1886 New York, with the Astor's, the Knickerbockers, and the old money and how they lived, many with double lives that contradicted the images they portrayed. This story is full of the glitz , glamour and the dark underside of the moneyed, with gambling, robbery and murder blended together to make a light but substantial read."
Irena's Children
by Tilar J. Mazzeo


"I have a new hero. Irena Sendlar was a Polish catholic who in her lifetime witnessed horrendous atrocities during the German occupancy of Poland. Yet she remained steadfast in her belief that she could have an impact. She rallied people around her to help create a network dedicated to giving new, hopefully temporary, identities and safe foster homes to thousands of Jewish children before they were rounded up by the Nazis. This book tells her story from her youth in prewar Poland through the German occupancy.  It also tells the stories of the people who risked their lives to help hide these children."
Let Them Eat Dirt
by B. Brett Findlay & Marie Claire Arrieta


Babies and young kids are being raised in surroundings that are increasingly cleaner, more hyper hygienic, and more disinfected than ever before. As a result, the beneficial bacteria in their bodies is being altered, promoting conditions and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies, and autism. As  Let Them Eat Dirt  shows, there is much that parents can do about this, including breastfeeding if possible, getting a dog, and avoiding antibiotics unless necessary, and yes, it is OK to let kids get a bit dirty.
by Joseph Boyden


An Ojibwe boy runs away from a North Ontario Indian School, not realizing just how far away home is. Along the way he's followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.

"This is a poignant and poetic story that follows a young boy's flight from residential school.  Chanie Wenjack's tragic death illuminates the grievous injury done to First Nations people in Canada, and calls out to our souls."

New & Notable
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Paris for One & Other Stories
by Jojo Moyes

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away -to anywhere - before. Traveling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone-including herself-wrong.  Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes - as are the other stories that round out the collection.

by Margaret Atwood

Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. 
Now he's staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And brewing revenge.
A Number of Things
Stories of Canada Told Through Fifty Objects
by Jane Urquhart


Bringing the curiosity of the novelist and the eloquence of the poet to her task, Jane Urquhart composes a symphonic memory bank with objects that resonate with symbolic significance. In this compelling portrait of a completely original country called Canada, a master novelist has given all of us a national birthday bouquet like no other.
The Whistler
by John Grisham

Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. She is a lawyer, not a cop, and it is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption.  But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business with a new identity. He now goes by the name Greg Myers, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout U.S. history.
Best of Bridge: The Family Slow Cooker
by Elizabeth Chorney-Booth, Sue Duncan & Julie Rosendaal


You'll have fun with these 225 recipes and they're absolutely perfect when you're gathering with friends and family. The recipes will take you through every meal and every occasion so whether you're looking for some breakfast and brunch inspiration or for a fantastic chili recipe to make on a cold winter's day -- the ladies have got you covered. 
I am Brian Wilson
by Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman

I Am Brian Wilson  is the story of Brian Wilson's life, told by Brian Wilson. But he's not the same man who had a nervous breakdown on an airplane in 1964 or the one who ballooned to 300 pounds and couldn't get out of bed in the 1970s. This Brian Wilson is older, calmer, filled with perspective regarding his extraordinary accomplishments and forgiveness for the people who complicated those accomplishments, and his life. Wiser, more measured, though still possessed of the youthful spark that helped him rise to the top of the rock and roll world, Wilson relates his life with a level of emotional honesty that has eluded authors of scores of previous works on Brian and The Beach Boys.

by Mike Myers

A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers is in a unique position to explore Canada from within and without. With this, his first book, Mike brings his love for Canada to the fore at a time when the country is once again looking ahead with hope and national pride. Canada  is a wholly subjective account of Mike's Canadian experience. Mike writes, "Some might say, 'Why didn't you include this or that?' I say there are 35 million stories waiting to be told in this country, and my book is only one of them."
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 Lady Midnight by  Cassandra Clare  a $32.99 value. 

Joan Armstrong 
If you see your name above come into our Parksville store to pick up your new book!
Parksville store 
Friday, Nov 25th
Join us in our Parksville store for all day specials, prize draws, refreshments and fun!
It's our way to thank all our wonderful customers for your support and friendship over the year.
You can get something for yourself and tackle your Christmas list at the same time!  

Cyber Cider Monday

Monday, Nov. 28th
  9am - 5pm

Come in to 
The Mulberry Bush Book Stores in Parksville and Qualicum Beach 
for a warm cup of apple cider, a cookie and receive a 
10% discount 
off select titles.  

Join us for 
the fun of it !
Qualicum Beach
Don't miss out on this great night!

Thursday, November 17th
5pm - 9pm

Come in to our Qualicum store for an exciting night of shopping and fun for the whole family. We will have hourly specials as well as a chance to win a gift basket!

New Release Paperbacks

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The Secret Chord
by Geraldine Brooks


The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
by Mitch Albom


The Flame Bearer
by Bernard Cornwell


Friday on My Mind
by Nicci French


by Wilbur Smith


The Queen's Accomplice
by Susan Elia MacNeal


by Annie Proulx


The Queen of the Night
by Alexander Chee


Whose Body?
by Dorothy L. Sayers


The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith


Stocking Stuffers

We have great gifts and stocking stuffers.

More arriving daily.

Come in now for the best selection!

Books For Everybody
Gift Guide
Is Here!

Don't miss out on our complimentary fall gift guide, in both stores now.

Catalogs include a wonderful selection of new books including fiction, reference, history, children's titles and include a 
$ 5 off coupon!

Pick up your free copy in store now.



Here is a list of local events we are selling tickets for:

Saturday,  Nov. 5th 7:30pm
Lighthouse Community
Tickets: $12.00 each

Sunday, Nov. 20th
Christian Fellowship Centre, Qualicum Beach
Tickets: $15.00 each

Sunday, Dec. 4th 7:30pm
Beach Club Resort
Tickets: $23.00

Thursday, Dec. 11th 2:30pm
Knox United Church
Tickets: $15.00

Monday, Dec. 12th 7:30pm
Q.B. Civic Centre
Tickets: $40.00

Friday, Dec. 16th 7 :00 pm  
Knox United Church Parksville 
Tickets : $34.00  
Please note : We do not reserve tickets.  Cash only - no debit or credit cards accepted for tickets.
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