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(Between Portage
& Graham)

Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3
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FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 6/1/09


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

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The War Poets: The Lives and Writings of the Great Poets of the 1914-1918 War - Robert Giddings

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RCMP: The March West - Fred Stenson

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China: A Photohistory 1937-1987 - ed. W.J.F. Jenner

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Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast - Hilary Stewart

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Portraits of Native Americans - Ian West (out of print)

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Totem Poles: An Illustrated Guide - Marjorie Halpin

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Celtic Design Coloring Book - Ed Sibbett, jr.

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Start Painting Pottery and Bisque - Scott Blades/Steven Jenkins

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Easy-to-Make Wooden Sundials - Milton Stoneman

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The Egyptology Handbook: A Course in the Wonders of Egypt - Emily Sands

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The Fairy Catalogue - Sally Gardner

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The Kingfisher Book of the Ancient World: From the Ice Age to the Fall of Rome

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In the Beginning: The Nearly Complete History of Almost Everything - Delf/Platt

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To Every Thing There is a Season - Leo/Diane Dillon

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The Orchard Book of Stories from the Ballet - Geraldine McCaughrean

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Trade: A Novel of the Hudson's Bay Company, Fred Stenson
Ana Historic, Daphne Marlatt
Out on Main Street, Shani Mootoo (out of print)
No Virgin Mary, Jonathan Simpson (very scarce)
Butterfly Lovers, Charles Foran
Snow, Orhan Pamuk (Turkey, trans.)
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera
God's Spies: Stories in Defiance of Oppression, ed. Alberto Manguel
Blindness, José Saramago
The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, Nikos Kazantzakis
Miracle Fair: Selected Poems, Wislawa Szymborska (Nobel winner)
King, Queen, Knave, Vladimir Nabokov
Glory, Vladimir Nabokov
Laughter in the Dark, Vladimir Nabokov
The Defense, Vladimir Nabokov
Skinny Legs and All, Tom Robbins
The Gold Bug Variations, Richard Powers (out of print)
Tales of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl
All We Need of Hell, Harry Crews (out of print)
Nothing More than Murder, Jim Thompson
After Dark, My Sweet, Jim Thompson
The Last Enemy, Berton Roueché
The Desperate Hours, Joseph Hayes
The Long Goodbye, Raymond Chandler
Shella, Andrew Vachss
Past Perfect, Michel Tremblay (play, Quebec, trans.)
La symphonie pastorale, André Gide
L'héritière de Salem, Caroline Barré
La vieille laide, Lucy-France Dutremble
Côte est, Guy Langelier
Léo l'autre fils, Hélène Lucas
Asclé: Tome 1-3, Brigitte Marleau
Max Fouineur: Tome 1-3, Sylvain Lacharité
and
The Complete Unexpurgated Scripts of the Original TV Series, Monty Python

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Non-Fiction

An Experiment in Criticism, C.S. Lewis
Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis, Terry Lindvall (out of print)
The Broken Body, Jean Vanier (scarce)
Happiness: Aristotle for the New Century, Jean Vanier
The Road to Daybreak, Henri Nouwen
Gracias: A Latin American Journal, Henri Nouwen
Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, Kathleen Norris
To Know as We Are Known, Parker Palmer
The Angel of Peace, John Amos Comenius (scarce, $13)
The Jerusalem Bible
The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon
On Religion, Marx/Engels
Fear and Trembling/The Sickness Unto Death, Kierkegaard
Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing, Kierkegaard
Being and Nothingness, Sartre
Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology, Edmund Husserl ($60 at Chapters, $14 [and unfortunately underlined] at Aqua)
Rites and Symbols of Initiation: The Mysteries of Birth and Rebirth, Mircea Eliade
The Dehumanization of Art, José Ortega y Gasset
Concord and Liberty, José Ortega y Gasset (out of print)
Gödel, Escher, Bach, Douglas Hofstadter
The Art of the Impossible: Politics as Morality in Practice, Vaclav Havel
Better Living: In Pursuit of Happiness from Plato to Progress, Mark Kingwell
The Natural Mind: Drugs and the Higher Consciousness, Andrew Weil
Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra
Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha, Harold Kasimow
In the Footsteps of Gandhi: Conversations with Spiritual Social Activists, ed. Catherine Ingram
The Man Died: Prison Notes, Wole Soyinka
Imaginary Homelands: Essays and Criticism 1981-1991, Salman Rushdie
Letters Home: 1950-1963, Sylvia Plath
The English: A Portrait of a People, Jeremy Paxman
The Letters of Abelard and Heloise
Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, Tony Hendra
Mrs. Hunter's Happy Death: Lessons on Living from People Preparing to Die, John Fanestil
What Are You Optimistic About? Today's Leading Thinkers on Why Things Are Good and Getting Better, ed. John Brockman
Miss Manners' Guide To Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour, Judith Martin
Not in Front of the Servants: A True Portrait of English Upstairs/Downstairs Life, Frank Dawes
An Illustrated History of Canadian Labour: 1800-1974, Edward Seymour
The Trade Union Movement of Canada: 1827-1959, Charles Lipton
Armed and Dangerous: The Rise of the Survivalist Right, James Coates
Close to Shore: A True Story of Terror in an Age of Innocence, Michael Capuzzo
Funny Cide: How a Horse, a Trainer, a Jockey, and a Bunch of High School Buddies Took On the Sheiks and Bluebloods...and Won, Sally Jenkins
Rizzuto: L'ascension et la chute d'un parrain, Lamothe/Humphreys
Gilles Tremblay: 40 ans avec le Canadien, Guy Robillard
La vie medicale au vieux Trois-Rivières, Sylvain (very scarce)
Complete Works, Rimbaud (French-English)
Le temps des collages, Yves Perreault
Ces mots que les femmes détestent, Sofia Benyahia
The HarperCollins Illustrated Medical Dictionary
An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine, Claude Bernard
God and the New Physics, Paul Davies
The Five Thousand Dictionary: Chinese-English, C.H. Fenn
English Radio Style Guide, CBC Training and Development (scarce)
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards
The Architecture of Kenzo Tange, Paoli Riani
Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work 1644-1737, Henry Hill
The New Blackwell Guide to Recorded Blues, ed. John Cowley/Paul Oliver
Field Photography: Beginning and Advanced Techniques, Alfred Blaker
The Short Log and Timber Building Book: A Handbook for Post and Beam Houses, James Mitchell (out of print)
Ships of Wood and Men of Iron: A Norwegian-Canadian Saga of Exploration in the High Arctic, Gerard Kenney
Novice Sled Dog Training, Lee/Mel Fishback
People from Our Side: An Inuit Record of Seekooseelak, Peter Pitseolak/Dorothy Eber
Dancing with a Ghost: Exploring Indian Reality, Rupert Ross
Native Rights in Canada, ed. Cumming/Mickenberg
The Infested Blanket: Canada's Constitution, Genocide of Indian Nations, Eric Robinson/Henry Bird Quinney (scarce, $12)
Making the Spirit Dance Within: Joe Duquette High School and an Aboriginal Community, Celia Haig-Brown
Lakota Spirituality, Paul Steinmetz
From Rupert's Land to Canada, ed. Binnema
The Merchants of Venus: Inside Harlequin and the Empire of Romance, Paul Grescoe (out of print)
The Eatons: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Royal Family, Rod McQueen
The Adolescence of an Airline: Air Canada, Gordon McGregor (out of print)
Mennonite Exodus: The Rescue and Resettlement of the Russian Mennonites Since the Communist Revolution, Frank Epp ($35 at Burton Lysecki, $15 at Aqua)
Between the Red and the Rockies, Grant MacEwan
The Birth of Western Canada: A History of the Riel Rebellions, George Stanley
Read All About It: Reminiscences of an Immigrant Newsboy, Joseph Wilder (Winnipeg history)
These Are the Prairies: Saskatchewan Jubilee Edition 1905-1955, Zachary Hamilton/Marie Hamilton
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The Echo: Rocanville 1904-1964 (Saskatchewan history, very scarce, $30)

plus hundreds more every week....

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