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More Trails, More Tales

More Trails, More Tales

Exploring Canada's Travel Heritage
by Bob Henderson
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More Trails, More Tales

Mindful London

Mindful London

How to Find Calm and Contentment in the Chaos of the City
by Tessa Watt
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Mindful London

by Tessa Watt

Around the World on Minimum Wage

Top 125 Unusual Things to See in Ontario

Hikes of Western Newfoundland

Hikes of Western Newfoundland

by Katie Broadhurst & Alexandra Fortin
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Hikes of Western Newfoundland

Riding Sky High

Riding Sky High

A Bicycle Adventure Around the World
foreword by Bernard Voyer
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Riding Sky High

foreword by Bernard Voyer
This Week's Lists
Sweet Lechery

Sweet Lechery

Reviews, Essays & Profiles
edition:Paperback
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Bonobo Inc

Bonobo Inc

The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral
edition:Paperback
tagged : primates
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Where the Nights Are Twice as Long

Where the Nights Are Twice as Long

Love Letters of Canadian Poets
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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Born to Walk

Born to Walk

The Transformative Power of a Pedestrian Act
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
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Stalin's Daughter

Stalin's Daughter

The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Stalina
edition:Hardcover
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Humans 3.0

Humans 3.0

The Upgrading of the Species
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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Boundless

Boundless

Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
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Kinds of Winter

Kinds of Winter

Four Solo Journeys by Dogteam in Canada’s Northwest Territories
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
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Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq

Our Ice Is Vanishing / Sikuvut Nunguliqtuq

A History of Inuit, Newcomers, and Climate Change
edition:Hardcover
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Polar Winds

Polar Winds

A Century of Flying the North
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
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The Interruption With John Vaillant

The Interruption With John Vaillant

[January 29, 2015] | By [Sean Cranbury]

This week Sean chats with John Vaillant, author of The Tiger and The Golden Spruce, and now, new fiction with tons of bu …

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Shelf Talkers, Robert J. Wiersema

Shelf Talkers: January 2015

[January 28, 2015] | By [Rob Wiersema]

Girls, gangs, murder, elephants, Billy the Kid, and environmental disaster feature in this month's Shelf Talkers from Ca …

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Family Literacy Day: 8 Great Books for Boys

[January 27, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

You don't have to settle for less in literary quality if you want to match a boy to a book.

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Most Anticipated: Spring 2015 Poetry Preview

[January 26, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

This spring, Canadian poets are better than ever. 

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Ann Douglas: A Short History of Parental Guilt

[January 23, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

Today’s parenting experts are less likely to point the finger of blame than parenting pundits of yesteryear.

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Kristi Charish: Canadian Sci-Fi/Fantasy

[January 22, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

The author of Owl and the Japanese Circus on the Canadian sci-fi/fantasy scene. 

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Notes From a Children's Librarian: Newfoundland Books

[January 20, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

Our Children's Librarian columnist, Julie Booker, brings us a new view from the stacks every month.

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Most Anticipated: 2015 Non-Fiction Spring Preview

[January 19, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

Some amazing non-fiction books are coming your way in Spring 2015. 

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Susan Philpott: New Beginnings and Radical Change

[January 15, 2015] | By [Kerry Clare]

A list of harrowing and inspirational reads selected by the author of the new novel, Blown Red

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Quick Hits: Funny, Moving, and Everything In Between

Quick Hits: Funny, Moving, and Everything In Between

[January 14, 2015] | By [Kiley Turner]

In Quick Hits, a new 49th Shelf series, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, el …

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