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& Graham)

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Canada  R3C 1H3
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I am one of your new subscribers to your online weekly updates. I find them fascinating, and entertaining. They remind me of my cultural background...Spanish...where folks could get together and loudly, sometimes irreverently, discuss differences of opinion and still go home with egos intact. It has always saddened me how "polite" we all are here in Canada, and how much we miss by not giving our real opinions for fear of offending someone. Carry on. Salud y Buena suerte! - Carmen Lopez, Winnipeg

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 7/30/07

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

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Odyssey: A Play adapted from Homer - Rick Chafe ($10, out of print)

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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept - Paulo Coelho

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Geisha, A Life - Mineko Iwasaki (Japan, trans.)

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Paper: Beautiful Ideas for Gifts and Home Decorations, Claire Richardson

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The Herb Handbook - Su Bristow

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Totally Bonsai - Craig Coussins

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling (hardcover)

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The Adventures of Tintin and the Picaros ($12, this is the first Tintin I've had in the store in 8 years)

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling (hardcover)

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Richard Scarry's ABC Word Book

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Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever

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The Berenstain Bears' Nature Guide

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Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book - Terry Jones/Brian Froud

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1912 Break Up of Tradition - Louise d'Argencourt (1987, Winnipeg Art Gallery)

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Hercˇlubus or The Red Planet - V.M. Rabol˙

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A Hill for Looking - Martha Brooks ($10, out of print, signed)

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Christina's World: Paintings and Prestudies of Andrew Wyeth ($30, selling for $60-300 online)

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Underpainter, Jane Urquhart
Green Grass, Running Water, Thomas King
The Eskimo in the Net, Gerard Beirne
King Jerry, David Arnason
Surrender, Roy Miki (poetry)
Tales of Burning Love, Louise Erdrich
Blue Diary, Alice Hoffman
The Peaceable Kingdom, Francine Prose
The Passion, Jeanette Winterson
Accordion Crimes, E. Annie Proulx
F**k, Yes!: A Guide to the Happy Acceptance of Everything, Wing Fu Fing (out of print)
1978: A Punk Rock Novel, Daniel Jones ($15, very scarce, $50 and up online))
Resentment: A Comedy, Gary Indiana
Before, Barry Graham
Lancelot, Walker Percy
The Smithsonian Institution, Gore Vidal
Lutesong and Lament: Tamil Writing from Sri Lanka, ed. Chelva Kanaganayakam
Strange Land: A Play Presentation, G.B Mather (scarce, 1966, Saskatchewan)
The Real Inspector Hound, Tom Stoppard
The Good Woman of Setzuan/The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bertolt Brecht
Ariel, Sylvia Plath
Marrying the Sea, Janice Kulyk Keefer
The Poetry of Swinburne (hardcover, Modern Library 23)
Death of an Englishman: A Marshal Guarnaccia Investigation, Magdalen Nabb
High Crimes, John Westermann
A New Perry Mason Omnibus, Erle Stanley Gardner
Black Wind, Clive Cussler/Dirk Cussler (2006)
Shogun, James Clavell
Stonehenge: A Novel of 2000 BC, Bernard Cornwell
Green Magic, Jack Vance
The Last Castle, Jack Vance
King Rat, China MiÚville
Faust, Robert Nye (out of print)
The Princess and Curdie, George MacDonald
The Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald (hardcover)
Many Waters, Madeleine L'Engle
His Dark Materials: Books 1-3, Philip Pullman
The Happy Prince and Other Stories, Oscar Wilde
and
Adventures with Miss Flint, Don Sawyer ($8, scarce, signed)

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Non-Fiction

In Memoriam, Henri Nouwen
Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, Madeleine L'Engle
The Practice of the Presence of God, brother Lawrence
Worship, Evelyn Underhill
Christ and Culture, H. Richard Niebuhr
The Grail Gelineau Psalter (Gregorian/TaizÚ, scarce)
Christ Wisdom, Christopher Page (signed)
Prayer, Praise and Politics, Edmund Hill, O.P. (scarce)
Concerns of the Contemporary Christian, Rev. George Morrison (Vancouver 1968, private printing)
History Sacred and Profane, Alan Richardson (1962 Bampton Lectures)
Freedom in the Modern World, John Macmurray
Dream and Reality: An Essay in Autobiography, Nikolai Berdyaev (Christian Existentialist)
Zen in the Art of Archery, Eugene Herrigel
Soul Stories, Gary Zukav
Dougal Haston: The Philosophy of Risk, Jeff Connor (mountaineering)
Smile, You're Traveling, Henry Rollins
May I kiss you on the lips, Miss Sandra?, Sandra Bernhard
Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood, Naomi Wolf
Stepping Lightly: Simplicity for People and the Planet, Mark A. Burch (signed)
The Doubly Green Revolution: Food for All in the 21st Century, Gordon Conway
The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Thomas Berry
The Three Questions: Prosperity and the Public Good, Bob Rae
A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking
A Short History of Medicine, Erwin Ackerknecht
The Piltdown Forgery, J.S. Weiner
Diary of an Unknown, Jean Cocteau (out of print, France, trans.)
The Penguin Treasury of Popular Canadian Poems and Songs, John Robert Colombo
Anthology of Medieval Music, Richard Hoppin
Excursions in World Music, Nettl et al
Music in the Renaissance, Howard Brown
19th Century Romanticism in Music, Rey Longyear
The Art of Singing, William Shakespeare (not that one)
Three Orchestral Works in Full Score, Johannes Brahms
Requiem: Vocal Score, Mozart
Slow Dreams: Early Works, Miles Lowry (art)
Bristol and Other Coloured Glass, John Bedford
Memoirs of a Somerset Woman: Nurse, Tutor, University Lecturer and Naturalist, Winifred Hector ($10, scarce)
six books on Lancashire history by Dalesman publishing
Spycatcher, Peter Wright (former asst. director MI5, hardcover)
The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust, Edith Hahn Beer
We Just Want to Live Here, Amal Rifa'i/Odelia Ainbiner (Palestine/Israel)
Two Solicitudes, Margaret Atwood/Victor-LÚvy Beaulieu (out of print)
Q'sapi: An Oral History of Okanagan People, ed. Shirley Louis ($15, scarce, aboriginal history)
North Spirit: Travels Among the Cree and Ojibway Nations and Their Star Maps, Paulette Jiles
and
The Delta Marsh, Peter Weller Hochbaum

plus hundreds more every week....

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