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Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3
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I always love reading your newsletters Kelly, but this is the best. Shame on the city and thanks to you Kelly for helping out your faithful customers. By the way you do have the best bookstore and eatery in the country bar none. This from a shameless book addict. - Rea, Winnipeg

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 12/8/08


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

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Chess for Children - Raymond Bott/Stanley Morrison

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Birth of the Chess Queen: A History - Marilyn Yalom

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Shakespeare's Insults: Educating Your Wit - Hill/Ottchen

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Aron Ralston

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What Stirs - Margaret Christakos

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Waiting for Elvis - David Elias (new)

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Anglomania: A European Love Affair - Ian Buruma (out of print)

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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome - Susan Wise Bauer

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The Celtic Reader - ed. John Matthews (out of print)

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Origami for Children - Mari Ono/Roshin Ono

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King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian - Marguerite Henry

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Bread Machine: How to Prepare and Bake the Perfect Loaf - Jennie Shapter (out of print)

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Art Deco - Iain Zaczek

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Picasso - Norman Mailer (out of print)

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Victorian Treasures - Carol McD. Wallace (out of print)

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Step-by-Step Watercolor Painting - the Alexander Brothers (out of print)

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A.Y.'s Canada (signed by A.Y. Jackson, $50 at Aqua, $150 and up online)

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie
The Book of Secrets, M.G. Vassanji
Kerouac's Ghost, Ken McGoogan
The Cattle Car, George Hyvernaud (France, trans., out of print)
What Happened Later, Ray Robertson
Atmospheric Disturbances, Rivka Galchen
Tear This Heart Out, Ángeles Mastretta (Mexico, trans.)
Border Country, Raymond Williams
Feet in Chains, Kate Roberts (out of print)
Beneath That Starry Place, Terry Jordan
The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros
Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
Before You Know Kindness, Chris Bohjalian
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, Marina Lewycka
Pound for Pound, F.X. Toole
Louse, David Grand (out of print)
In Search of April Raintree, Beatrice (Culleton) Mosionier (25th Anniversary Edition)
this is a small northern town, Rosanna Deerchild
Murder in the Dark: Short Fictions and Prose Poems, Margaret Atwood
Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence, Lorna Crozier (poetry, out of print)
Handfuls of Time, Ruth Daigon (poetry, very scarce, $30)
Eyeing the North Star: Directions in African-Canadian Literature, ed. George Elliott Clarke
Osamelý poutník, Jack Kerouac (Czech)
The Abandoned, Paul Gallico (out of print)
Dancing on the Edge, Han Nolan
Fairy Silver, Frances-Mary Brown (local author)
Songs from the Drowned Lands, Eileen Kernaghan (out of print)
and
books 1 and 2 of A Time Odyssey, Arthur Clarke/Stephen Baxter

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Non-Fiction

Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace: Living in the Spirit of the Prayer of St. Francis, Kent Nerburn
Interior Castle, Teresa of Avila
The Waters of Siloe, Thomas Merton
Reaching Out, Henri Nouwen
Walking from East to West, Ravi Zacharias
Music in Worship: A Mennonite Perspective, ed. Bernie Neufeld (out of print)
Satan: Christianity's Other God, James Brayshaw
The Militant Gospel, Alfredo Fierro
Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World, Karen Armstrong
Liberating the Gospels: Reading the Bible with Jewish Eyes, John Shelby Spong
Meditations with Mechtild of Magdeburg, Sue Woodruff
God in All Moments: Mystical and Practical Spiritual Wisdom from Hasidic Masters, ed. Or Rose
Varieties of Mystic Experience, ed. Elmer O'Brien
The Wisdom of Confucius, ed. Epiphanius Wilson
The Analects of Confucius
The Spirit of Aikido, Kisshomaru Ueshiba
What Are You Hungry For?: Women, Food, and Spirituality, Lynn Ginsburg/Mary Taylor
The Sacred Diaries of Adrian, Andromeda and Leonard, Adrian Plass (signed)
From Growing Up Pains to the Sacred Diary, Adrian Plass (signed)
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life, Parker Palmer
Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us About Human Behavior, Nancy Segal
If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!, Sheldon Kopp
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, Robin Sharma
The Strange Case of Rudi Schneider, Anita Gregory
The Golden Guru: The Strange Journey of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, James Gordon
The Flight of the Romanovs: A Family Saga, Perry/Pleshakov
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls
Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning, Kirk Douglas
The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings, Amy Tan
The Time of Our Time, Norman Mailer (special signed edition, $17)
A Voice from the Attic, Robertson Davies
Necessary Secrets, Elizabeth Smart
People, Books and Book People: Ninety Authors Talk to David McCullough
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World, A.J. Jacobs
The New York Times Crossword Dictionary ($15 at Aqua, $40 new)
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations ($20 at Aqua, $75 new)
The Rolling Stone Interviews, ed. Jann Wenner
Hey! It's That Guy!: The FameTracker.com Guide to Character Actors, ed. Ariano/Sternbergh
On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel, Tony Cohan
London: A Short History, A.N. Wilson
Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea, Steven Callahan
A Military History of the Western World: Vol. II, from the Spanish Armada to Waterloo, J.F.C. Fuller
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven Levitt/Stephen Dubner
Dragons in Persian, Mughal and Turkish Art, Norah Titley (scarce)
How to Ride a Dragon: Women with Breast Cancer Tell Their Stories, Michelle Tocher (out of print)
Rape of the Wild: Man's Violence against Animals and the Earth, Andrée Collard/Joyce Contrucci (out of print)
A Voice Unheard: The Latimer Case and People with Disabilities, Ruth Enns
Flowers on My Grave: How an Ojibwa Boy's Death Helped Break the Silence on Child Abuse, Ruth Teichroeb (scarce, $30)
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions, John Lame Deer
Tortured People: The Politics of Colonization, Howard Adams
Discovering the Bright Warrior: Confessions of a Social Activist, Joan Johannson (local author)
A Cruel Paradise: Journals of an International Relief Worker, Leanne Olson (local author)
Trials and Errors: The People vs. Brian Gordon Jack, John D. Montgomery
Great Cases of Interpol
Mind Games: The Guide to Inner Space, Robert Masters/Jean Houston (out of print)
What Makes a Boomerang Come Back: The Science of Sports, Blanding/Monteleone
Bright Baby, Richard Woolfson
Bright Toddler, Richard Woolfson
Design for Embroidery from Traditional English Sources, Constance Howard
The G.I. Diet, Rick Gallop
French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, Mireille Guiliano
Beat That! Cookbook, Ann Hodgman (out of print)
The Short-Cut Cook, Jacques Pépin
Cultured Mussel Cookbook, Julie Watson
Unnatural Harvest: How Corporate Science is Secretly Altering Our Food, Ingeborg Boyens (local author)
These Men Went Out: A History of the Church in Manitoba, Thomas Boon
Kildonan Presbyterian Church, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch
A Brief History of the Hudson's Bay Company
The Prairie West: Historical Readings, ed. Douglas Francis/Howard Palmer ($15 at Aqua, $45 at McNally)
Joseph Royal, Manitoba Ministčre des Affaires culturelles et du Patrimoine
French in the West/Les Franco-Canadiens dans l'Ouest, Grant MacEwan (out of print)
and
Tourist Map of St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada (1967, very scarce, $7)

plus hundreds more every week....

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