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Each week on the 49th Shelf homepage, we highlight new releases. We also make theme-based lists and showcase lists from guest contributors and 49th Shelf members. This page archives these selections so they are always available to our members.

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New Children's for the week of March 2nd : Picture Books
See You Next Year
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Every year we take the same roads.

We pass through the same towns.

We arrive at the same beach.

Every year we stay at the same place.

I call it our cottage.

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And What If I Won't?
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"Benny, please put your plate in the sink."

"What would you do if I said no?" asked Benny.

"I'd tell you that just saying no is rude," replied his mom. "Then I'd explain why it's important to help out around the house."

"Well," said Benny, "what would you do if I said that I liked being rude, that I didn't care about helping out around the house, and then I chucked my plate across the room?"

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Visceral: Shivers & Thrills

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February 26, 2015
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Every Day is Women's Day

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March 1, 2014
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Poetry from Caitlin Press

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February 26, 2015
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Cold Reading

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November 28, 2013
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New Non-Fiction for the week of February 23rd : Essays
The Big Swim

The Big Swim

Coming Ashore in a World Adrift
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The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

The Dalton Camp Lectures in Journalism
edited by Philip Lee
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From the Elephant's Back

From the Elephant's Back

Collected Essays & Travel Writings
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Bindy's Moon
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Outgrowing an old mythology in the intellectual sense is a first (and in hindsight relatively easy) step; bearing emotional freight is another matter. The "Bindy" for whom this book is named grew up with me speaking an ethnically Mennonite and religiously fundamentalist tongue. Despite its anathemas (or perhaps because of them), the language became a strop on which our words were keened, for Bindy until his death, and for me still to this day.

I am a latecomer to the creative arts. Arthur Miller called writing "a way of synthesizing all of one's insides." This is a philosophical tussle with Blake's Old Nobodaddy throughout 1998, the year of Bindy's dying. Partly it's a confession (scary bi-polar genre, scorned at the newsstand end and extolled in St. Augustine), but also a kind of repentance of former uses of language in my own wordy careers as a minister, counsellor, and university instructor.

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In the Company of Animals

In the Company of Animals

Stories of Extraordinary Encounters
edited by Pam Chamberlain
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Alkibiades' Love

Alkibiades' Love

Essays in Philosophy
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Sweet Lechery

Sweet Lechery

Reviews, Essays & Profiles
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How to Breathe Underwater

How to Breathe Underwater

Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change
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2015 Saskatchewan Book Award Nominees

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February 17, 2015
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Freedom to Read: Challenged Books in Canada

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February 24, 2012
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Black History Books

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February 1, 2012
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To Screen, Please

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March 19, 2014
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New Fiction for the week of February 16th : Middle Grade/YA
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CDN Short Stories: The New Generation

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February 4, 2015
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China and Chinese-Canadians

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January 22, 2012
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Celebration of Canadian Poetry

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December 21, 2014
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RMB: New Books for Spring 2015

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February 11, 2015
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New Non-Fiction for the week of February 9th : Ideas
Humans 3.0

Humans 3.0

The Upgrading of the Species
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Blue Future

Blue Future

Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever 
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Reviving Social Democracy

Reviving Social Democracy

The Near Death and Surprising Rise of the Federal NDP
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Buying a Better World

Buying a Better World

George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy
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Rebalancing Society

Rebalancing Society

Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center
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Toxic Love

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February 4, 2014
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CanLit's Rosiest Covers

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February 4, 2014
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Feel the Love!

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February 12, 2013
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2015 OLA Evergreen Award Nominees

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February 2, 2015
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