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FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/2/09


(To hold or order any of these books [or to check on current availability], please email kelly@aquabooks.ca.)

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Salt and Braided Bread: Ukrainian Life in Canada - Jars Balan

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Red Lights on the Prairies - James Gray (out of print)

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Victorian and Edwardian Highlands from Old Photographs - Francis Thompson

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The Blue Nile - Alan Moorehead

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Vive la Revolution: A Stand-up History of the French Revolution - Mark Steel

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The Sun King - Nancy Mitford (out of print)

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A Newbery Halloween: A Dozen Scary Stories by Newbery Award-Winning Authors

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Lefty: The Story of Left-Handedness - Marguerite Rush Lerner

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The Secret Language Of Birthdays - Gary Goldschneider/Joost Elffers ($17 at Aqua, $49 at McNally)

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A Full Life in the Country - Keith Jeremiah

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Popular Mechanics Garden Book

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Restoring Houses of Brick and Stone - Nigel Hutchins (out of print)

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The Art Thief: A Novel - Noah Charney

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Cryptology Unlocked - Reinhard Wobst ($15 at Aqua, $65 at Chapters)

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The Art of the Forger - Christopher Wright

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Case of Lena S., David Bergen
A Year of Lesser, David Bergen
See the Child, David Bergen
The Weight of Oranges: Poems, Anne Michaels
Ana Historic, Daphne Marlatt
Shoot!, George Bowering
Such a Long Journey, Rohinton Mistry
In a Glass House, Nino Ricci
Lives of the Saints, Nino Ricci
The Bookseller, Matt Cohen
Living on Water, Matt Cohen (out of print)
Last Seen, Matt Cohen
The Spanish Doctor, Matt Cohen (out of print)
The Sweet Second Summer of Kitty Malone, Matt Cohen
The Rain Ascends, Joy Kogawa
Not Wanted on the Voyage, Timothy Findley
The Only Snow in Havana, Elizabeth Hay
Cereus Blooms at Night, Shani Mootoo
The Statement, Brian Moore
Astonishing Splashes of Colour, Clare Morrall (2003 Booker nom)
Betrayals, Charles Palliser
Charlotte Gray, Sebastian Faulks (2001 Booker nom)
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
The Gathering, Anne Enright (2007 Booker winner)
Arcadia, Jim Crace (out of print)
The Devil's Larder, Jim Crace (out of print)
Atonement, Ian McEwan
Enduring Love, Ian McEwan
The Child in Time, Ian McEwan
Shroud, John Banville
number9dream, David Mitchell (2001 Booker nom)
Marabou Stork Nightmares, Irvine Welsh
Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
Elizabeth Costello, J.M. Coetzee
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis
Don Quixote, Cervantes
The Greek Myths, Robert Graves (Folio Society, 2 vols., $20)
The Complete Romances of Chrétien de Troyes, trans. David Staines (out of print)
The Boy's King Arthur, ed. Sidney Lanier (illus. N.C. Wyeth)
The Camelot Chronicles: Heroic Adventures from the Age of Legend, ed. Mike Ashley
The House with a Clock in Its Walls, John Bellairs (illus. by Edward Gorey, plus 8 more Bellairs titles)
Plays: One, Caryl Churchill
The Weir, Conor McPherson (a play)
The Noam Chomsky Lectures: A Play, Daniel Brooks/Guillermo Verdecchia
Irish Rain, Trudy Andrew (local author)
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A Place Called Hecla, Doris Benson (local author, signed)

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Non-Fiction

The Sacred Books of the Jews, Harry Gersh
The Organization of the Early Christian Churches, Edwin Hatch (1909)
Robertson's Sermons Complete (1903)
Erasmus, Christopher Hollis (out of print)
Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Journey through the Lord of the Rings, Sarah Arthur
Buddhism in the Modern World: Adaptations of an Ancient Tradition, Steven Heine/Charles Prebish ($15 at Aqua, $54 at Chapters)
Son of a Preacher Man: My Search for Grace in the Shadows, Jay Bakker
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason, Sam Harris
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Robert Wright
Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond
Tropical Nature: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America, Adrian Forsyth/Ken Miyata
About Time: Einstein's Unfinished Revolution, Paul Davies
De-fin-ing the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry, Scott Huler
Born Red: A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution, Gao Yuan
Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market, Eric Schlosser
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image, Leonard Shlain
What is Good? The Search for the Best Way to Live, A.C. Grayling
Truth: A Guide, Simon Blackburn
Inside Organizations, Charles Handy
The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers: The Foolish Guide to Picking Stocks, David/Tom Gardner
A Child Called "It", Dave Pelzer
Thumbs Up!: The Elizabeth Manley Story, Elva Clairmont Oglanby (signed)
The Iron Rose: The Extraordinary Life of Charlotte Ross, MD, Fred Edge
Our Nell: A Scrapbook Biography of Nellie L. McClung, Candace Savage
A Veteran of 1812, Mary Agnes FitzGibbon
Reap the Whirlwind: The Untold Story of 6 Group, Canada's Bomber Force of World War II, Spencer Dunmore/William Carter (out of print)
Malta Spitfire: The Diary of a Fighter Pilot, George Beurling (out of print)
Troublesome Young Men: The Rebels Who Brought Churchill to Power and Helped Save England, Lynne Olson
The Angry Island: Hunting the English, A.A. Gill
The Clumsiest People in Europe or Mrs. Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World, Todd Pruzan and Mrs. Favell Lee Mortimer
Secret Memoirs of Napoleon, Charles Doris (1896)
Season of Blood: A Rwandan Journey, Fergal Keane
The Shadow of the Sun, Ryszard Kapuscinski
The Lion, the Fox and the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, Carol Off
Indian Country: Inside Another Canada, Larry Krotz (out of print)
Tragedy and Triumph: The Journals of Captain R.F. Scott's Last Polar Expedition
A Walk to the Pole: To the Heart of Antarctica in the Footsteps of Scott, Roger Mear/Robert Swan (out of print)
Walking on Thin Ice: In Pursuit of the North Pole, David Hempleman-Adams (out of print)
Paddle to the Arctic, Don Starkell
Architectural Elements, The Technological Revolution: Galvanized iron roof plates and corrugated sheets; cast iron facades, columns, door and window caps, sills and lintels; galvanized cornices; marbleized slate mantels; plumbing and heating supplies and fixtures; staircases, balconies, newels and balusters in wood and iron; cut and etched glass transoms and sidelights, Diana Waite ($15 at Aqua, $30 at Burton Lysecki)
Dictionnaire thematique visuel, Jean-Claude Corbeil (out of print)
The Modern Rhyming Dictionary: How to Write Lyrics, Gene Lees
Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life, Natalie Goldberg
Writing in a Convertible with the Top Down: A Unique Guide for Writers, Killien/Bender (out of print)
Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites: Flavorful Recipes For Healthful Meals
The G.I. Diet, Rick Gallop
Living the G.I. Diet, Rick Gallop
The Natural Way: An A-to-Z Guide to Alternative Healing, Mariah Jager (out of print)
The Midwife Challenge, ed. Sheila Kitzinger
Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions, Mark Eden Horowitz (out of print)
Original Story: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood, Arthur Laurents
David Merrick: The Abominable Showman, Howard Kissel (out of print)
Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart, Steven Bach
Those Swinging Years: The Autobiography of Charlie Barnet (with Stanley Dance)
The World of Count Basie, Stanley Dance
The World of Duke Ellington, Stanley Dance
Music is My Mistress, Duke Ellington (out of print)
Molto Agitato: The Mayhem Behind the Music at the Metropolitan Opera, Johanna Fiedler
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Hitman: Forty Years Making Music, Topping Charts and Winning Grammys, David Foster (November 2008)

plus hundreds more every week....

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