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FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 07/05/10


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

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Under Pressure: Rescuing Childhood from the Culture of Hyper-Parenting - Carl Honoré

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The Uses and Abuses of History - Margaret MacMillan

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Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear - Dan Gardner

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A History of the World in 6 Glasses - Tom Standage

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Batting on the Bosphorus: A Liquor-Fueled Cricket Tour Through Eastern Europe - Angus Bell

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Playing the Moldovans at Tennis - Tony Hawks

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Mordecai Richler: Leaving St. Urbain - Reinhold Kramer

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The Sum of the Satisfactions: Canada in the Age of National Accounting - Duncan McDowall

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Beaverbrook: A Shattered Legacy - Jacques Poitras

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David Gentleman's Britain (out of print)

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The Deaths of the Bravos - John Myers Myers

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Winnipeg - George Mitchell (1974)

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Your Call Is Important to Us: The Truth about Bullsht - Laura Penny

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Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (out of print)

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The Zombie Survival Guide - Max Brooks

Also new this week

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Fiction

Manitoba Highway Map, Rob McLennan (poetry, scarce)
In the Terrible Weather of Guns, John B. Lee (poetry)
Razovsky at Peace, Stuart Ross (poetry)
The Garden of Earthly Intimacies, Meeka Walsh (signed)
The Last Cowboy, Lee Gowan
The Friends of Meager Fortune, David Adams Richards
The Secret Life of E. Robert Pendleton, Michael Collins
A Student of Weather, Elizabeth Hay
Zorro, Isabel Allende
The Dive from Clausen's Pier, Ann Packer
The Harmony Silk Factory, Tash Aw
Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Nigeria)
The Nirvana Blues, John Nichols
Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
L.A. Confidential, James Ellroy
Oil! (There Will Be Blood), Upton Sinclair
The Good Doctor Guillotin: An Anatomy of Five, Marc Estrin
Stalin's Ghost: An Arkady Renko Novel, Martin Cruz Smith
The Eye of Jade: A Mei Wang Mystery, Diane Wei Liang
Breaking Dawn, Stephenie Meyer
Ha'penny: A Story of a World that Could Have Been, Jo Walton
The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
Revelation Space, Alistair Reynolds
The Glass Teat, Harlan Ellison
The Other Glass Teat, Harlan Ellison
The Annotated Brothers Grimm, ed. Maria Tatar
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Toad Triumphant, William Horwood

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Non-Fiction

Jesus the Jew, Geza Vermes
Journey of the Magi: In Search of the Birth of Jesus, Paul William Roberts
Jesus: A Life, A.N. Wilson
The Jesus Sayings: The Quest for His Authentic Message, Rex Weyler
Crucified in the Media: Finding the Real Jesus, Marvin Pate
Ocean of Wisdom, The Dalai Lama
Simplicity, Mark Burch
The Savvy Author's Guide to Book Publicity, Lissa Warren
How to Be Your Own Literary Agent, Richard Curtis
Naming the World and other Exercises for the Creative Writer, ed. Bret Johnston
How Fiction Works, James Wood
A Matter of Spirit: Recovery of the Sacred in Contemporary Canadian Poetry, ed. Susan McCaslin
A Report on the Afterlife of Culture, Stephen Henighan
Essential McLuhan, ed. Eric McLuhan
Mathematical Circles Revisited: A Second Collection of Mathematical Stories and Anecdotes, Howard Eves
The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus, Owen Gingerich
The Quantum Ten: A Story of Passion, Tragedy, Ambition and Science, Sheilla Jones
Conversations about Bernstein, William Westbrook Burton
On Mozart, Anthony Burgess
Vermeer's Hat: The 17th Century and the Dawn of the Global World, Timothy Brook
Greenspan: The Man Behind Money, Justin Martin
Concrete Reveries: Consciousness and the City, Mark Kingwell
Growing Up in Scotland: An Anthology, ed. Robbie/Nora Kydd
A History of Britain: At the Edge of the World 3000BC - AD1603, Simon Schama (out of print)
Masterpieces: A Decade of Masterpiece Theatre, Alistair Cooke
Becoming Shakespeare: How a Dead Poet Became the World's Foremost Literary Genius, Jack Lynch
The Words: The Autobiography of Jean-Paul Sartre
Critical Lives: Jorge Luis Borges, Jason Wilson
Pierre Berton: A Biography, A.B. McKillop
Lester B. Pearson, Andrew Cohen
Lord Beaverbrook, David Adams Richards
Nellie McClung, Charlotte Gray
The Unexpurgated Beaton Diaries
High Hat, Trumpet and Rhythm: The Life and Music of Valaida Snow, Mark Miller
Walt Disney: An American Original, Bob Thomas
Ghandi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, Arthur Herman
China Shakes the World: The Rise of a Hungry Nation, James Kynge
Feeding the Future: How to Solve the World's Food Crises, ed. Andrew Heintzman/Evan Solomon
A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl, Mariane Pearl
Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil, Deborah Rodriguez
Notes from a Big Country, Bill Bryson
Made in America, Bill Bryson
Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe, Bill Bryson
Back in 6 Years: A Journey around the Planet without Leaving the Surface, Tony Robinson-Smith
No Touch Monkey! and other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late, Ayun Halliday
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific, J. Maarten Troost
Sean and David's Long Drive, Sean Condon
Long Way Round: Chasing Shadows Across the World, Ewan McGregor/Charley Boorman
Car Camping: The Book of Desert Adventures, Mark Sundeen
The Travel Detective: Flight Crew Confidential, Peter Greenberg
Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages, Mark Abley
Enduring Cuba, Zoe Bran
East Toward Dawn: A Woman's Solo Journey Around the World, Nan Watkins
Blue Highways: A Journey Into America, William Least Heat-Moon
The Ancient Tea Horse Road: Travels with the Last of the Himalayan Muleteers, Jeff Fuchs
Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer, Anatoli Boukreev
The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest, Conrad Anker/David Roberts
Finding Rosa, Caterina Edwards
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home, Rhoda Janzen
Overcoming Dyslexia for Dummies, Tracey Wood
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy Hogg
The Practical Gardener: A Guide to Breaking New Ground, Roger Swain
The Holmes Inspection, Mike Holmes
Hotel Babylon: Inside the Extravagance and Mayhem of a Luxury Five-Star Hotel, Imogen Edwards-Jones
Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child
The Occupied Garden: Recovering the Story of a Family in the War-Torn Netherlands, Kristen den Hartog/Tracy Kasaboski
Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Estuary Campaign September 13-November 6 1944, Mark Zuehlke
Empty Casing: A Soldier's Memoir of Sarajevo Under Siege, Fred Doucette
The Deserter's Tale: The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq, Joshua Key/Lawrence Hill
Baghdad Express: A Gulf War Memoir, Joel Turnipseed
Join the Revolution, Comrade: Journeys and Essays, Charles Foran
Butterfly Mind: Revolution, Recovery, and One Reporter's Road to Understanding China, Patrick Brown
Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations, Charles Wilkinson
The Sun Climbs Slow: Justice in the Age of Imperial America, Erna Paris
Dark Days: The Story of Four Canadians Tortured in the Name of Fighting Terror, Kerry Pither
The War on Women: Elly Armour, Jane Hurshman, and Criminal Violence in Canadian Homes, Brian Vallée
Who Killed Jackie Bates? Murder and Mercy during the Great Depression, Bill Waiser
Gold Dust on His Shirt: The True Story of an Immigrant Mining Family, Irene Howard
The Man Who Said No: Reading Jacob Bailey, Loyalist, Kent Thompson
Loyalists And Layabouts: The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, Nova Scotia 1783-1792, Stephen Kimber
Fortune's a River: The Collision of Empires in Northwest America, Barry Gough
Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver, Stephen Bown
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Lake of the Old Uncles, Gerard Kenney

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"Bowling has many benefits. Those who have never bowled should review them before taking up this form of recreation."

The Collier Quick and Easy Guide to Bowling, Hal/Jean Vermes


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