OCTOBER 2019 Newsletter
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2019 GILLER PRIZE SHORTLISTED TITLES
The 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize jury announced its shortlist on Monday, September 30, 2019. The six titles were chosen from a longlist of 12 books announced on September 3, 2019. 117 titles were submitted from publishers across the country.
Learn more about the shortlisted titles here
BOOK LAUNCH A HUGE SUCCESS!

We were thrilled to have authors John M. MacFarlane and Lynn J. Salmon in our Qualicum store for the launch of their new book, Around the World in a Dugout Canoe . It was a great afternoon and our little store was packed with people! Thanks to everyone who joined us.

If you missed this event, the book is the fascinating story of Captain Voss and his crew, and their attempt in 1901 to circumnavigate the world in a traditional dugout canoe forged from a single cedar log.

Click the book title above to read more.
STAFF PICKS
RACHAEL'S PICK
Watching You Without Me
by Lynn Coady
I gobbled this book up. Taut, seamless writing that we've come to expect from prize winner Lynn Coady, combined with a suspenseful plot, makes for a compelling read. After the death of her mother, Karen returns home to enact her mother's wishes and place her sister in a care home. But as she comes to learn more about Trevor, the home-help her mother relied on so heavily, the tension climbs until the reader wants to reach into the book and give Karen a shake.
JAN'S PICK
Into the Planet:
My Life as a Cave Diver
by Jill Heinerth
A beautiful, breathtaking, sometimes harrowing, look at the life and experiences of one of the few female cave divers. She has been deep under the earth in Mexico, Siberia, and deep inside a glacier in Antarctica. A fascinating read.
LEIGH'S PICK
The Nature Instinct
by Tristan Gooley
The Nature Instinct  shows how we, too, can unlock this intuitive understanding of our surroundings. Learn to sense the forest’s edge from deep in the woods, or whether a wild animal might pose danger, before you even know how you know.

Fascinating techniques for reading and comprehending the signs of nature.
MARIANNE'S PICK
Girls Need Not Apply
by Kelly S. Thompson
This highly readable memoir is the refreshingly honest coming of age story of a young woman and soldier, as she navigates the opposition that she, as a woman, encounters both in the military and in her workplace. It explores themes of sexism, family, identity, loyalty, strength, and resilience.
 
BARB'S PICK
Greenwood
by Michael Christie
Long-listed for the 2019 Giller Prize, Galiano Island author Michael Christie’s epic and beautifully crafted novel is completely absorbing and astonishing. I absolutely loved it.
TOM'S PICK
Around the World in a Dugout Canoe
by John M. MacFarlane & Lynn J. Salmon
A story of courage, adventure, tragedy and sheer luck. In an attempt to set the record for the smallest vessel to circumnavigate the world, Captain John Voss sailed the Tilikum, an authentic dug-out cedar canoe, out of Victoria in 1901. The authors provide a new look at this lost part of our history, historically accurate. Primary research debunks many of the myths that surrounded the voyage.
To All Our Valued Customers...

From Barb, Tom, and all the staff at The Mulberry Bush Book Stores, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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TICKETS
ORONTES GUITAR QUARTET

Friday October 4th   
7.30 pm
Knox United Church,
Parksville
 Sponsored by the Hesham Refugee Sponsorship Group.

TICKETS:  $25.00 each or $30.00 at the door
CASH ONLY

DINNER & DANCE

Saturday, October 5th 6pm

Come enjoy the fabulous taste of fall!
A turkey dinner with all the trimmings topped off with pumpkin pie and a great dance afterwards.
At the Bradley Center, Coombs

TICKETS : $40.00 each


NEW FALL FICTION
*Click on book covers for details*
The Water Dancer
by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hardcover

Nothing Ventured
by Jeffrey Archer
Hardcover

The Red Address Book
by Sophia Lundberg
Paperback
The Ruin of Kings
by Jenn Lyons
Paperback
The Wagers
by Sean Michaels
Hardcover
Island
by Johanna Skibsrud
Hardcover
Flights
by Olga Tokarczuk
Paperback
A Spark of Light
by Jodi Picoult
Paperback

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NEW RELEASES
Non-Fiction
High School
by Tegan & Sara
Autobiography

High School  is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, growing up in the height of grunge and rave culture in the 90s, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today.
On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal
by Naomi Klein
Politics/Environment

A MUST-READ book.

Naomi Klein pairs a decade of her powerful writing on our acute environmental decline with new material on the staggeringly high stakes of what we choose to do next; and inspiringly offers here a politically viable, just, sustainable path forward. 
The North-West is
Our Mother
by Jean Teillet
History

There is a missing chapter in the narrative of Canada’s Indigenous peoples - the story of the Métis Nation, a new Indigenous people descended from both First Nations and Europeans.

Written by the great-grandniece of Louis Riel, this popular and engaging history of “forgotten people” tells the story up to the present era of national reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
Our Dogs,
Ourselves
by Alexandra Horowitz
Animals

In thirteen thoughtful and charming chapters,  Our Dogs, Ourselves  affirms our profound affection for this most charismatic of animals, and opens our eyes to the companions at our sides as never before.
The Forest Feast:
Mediterranean
By Erin Gleeson
Cookbooks

Reimagining the flavors and signature dishes of this part of the Mediterranean, Gleeson presents 100 vegetarian recipes for creating effortless, unforgettable meals. Filled with atmospheric images of coastal villages, charming watercolor illustrations, and mouthwatering food photography.
Loopy Mango Knitting
by Oejong Kim
Crafts

  Loopy Mango Knitting  offers one-of-a-kind statement pieces that you’ve seen in stores and can now make at home. With bold colors and chic styles, Loopy Mango is always ahead of the trends, creating lasting designs that complement any wardrobe. And their big yarn makes the pieces easy to complete in a day!
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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 The Wake: The Legacy of a Newfoundland Tsunami by Linden MacIntyre, a $32.99 value.

Congratulations.....

DAVE DAVIES