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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 Non-Fiction for the week of July 13th : Memoir
Barefoot at the Lake

Barefoot at the Lake

A Boyhood SUmmer in Cottage Country
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A Youth Wasted Climbing

A Youth Wasted Climbing

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Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer

Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer

edition:Paperback
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Why Did You Do That?

Why Did You Do That?

The Autobiography of a Human Rights Advocate
edition:Paperback
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As Always

As Always

A Memoir of a Life in Waiting
edition:Book
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Dogs and Underdogs

Dogs and Underdogs

Finding Happiness at Both Ends of the Leash
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Fallen

Fallen

A Trauma, a Marriage, and the Transformative Power of Music
edition:Paperback
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Caterina Edwards on Lady Sleuths

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Cottaging

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Books About Newspapers

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New Non-Fiction for the week of June 28th
Ontario Garlic

Ontario Garlic

The Story from Farm to Festival
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The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook

The Waste Not, Want Not Cookbook

Save Food, Save Money, and Save the Planet
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Kitchen Herbal

Kitchen Herbal

From Garden to Kitchen, New Perspectives on Herbs
edition:Paperback
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Herbs add spirit to cooking. They awaken and stimulate the palate, adding an extra dimension of liveliness in return for very little effort. With assertive herbs in the pot, there is less need for salt, butter and cream. To start cooking with herbs, use only one new herb each time you try a dish. But be generous. Fresh herbs have a richer, smoother, more complex flavour than do dried herbs which tend to be sharp or bitter. For that reason, fresh herbs can be measured by the handful or sprig.

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A Taste of Haida Gwaii

A Taste of Haida Gwaii

Food Gathering and Feasting At the Edge of the World
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On Haida Gwaii you don't see a lot of "glistening stemware" (you'll see glistening silverware at least at Copper Beech House where it is polished, if not daily, then annually by the tireless Jules) and the only limousine I know of is the one Smokin' Joe has parked in his front yard as a rusted—out garden ornament, but we can assume that all the wild foods we pick, harvest, or catch, though not organically certified, are beyond organic: eating local is the new organic; foraging is the new eating local. Wild foods grow wildly, wherever they choose to put down roots, not where anyone with a wad of pesky certified organic produce stickers says they are allowed to grow. Wild foods defy domestication and won't be tamed.

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Russian Cuisine

Russian Cuisine

Traditional and Contemporary Home Cooking
edition:Paperback
tagged : russian, european
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The Ocean Wise Cookbook 2

The Ocean Wise Cookbook 2

More Seafood Recipes that are Good for the Planet
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The hard part of the project was coordinating contributions from 90 chefs and getting a comprehensive representation of seafood and fishes. And there was the local versus national focus to consider. Although there were recipes from chefs across the country, most came from B.C. And we didn't consider the possibility of a "national readership" early on. Would a reader in Ottawa or Halifax be able to source most west coast fish?
Fortunately, I don't have that problem with the second Ocean Wise Cookbook. Many more chefs and restaurants across Canada have become Ocean Wise. Many of their recipes feature seafood and fish sourced locally, such as PEI mussels and Lake Erie pickerel. And editing the first cookbook was a huge learning curve: I learned that frozen can be better than fresh; that many fish farms are sustainable; and sardines really are delicious, thanks to the Ocean Wise chefs' superb recipes.

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Good and Cheap

Good and Cheap

Eat Well on $4/Day
edition:Paperback
tagged : low budget
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Rose Murray's A-Z Vegetable Cookbook

Rose Murray's A-Z Vegetable Cookbook

From asparagus to zucchini and everything in between, 250+ delicious and simple recipes
by Rose Murray
illustrated by Eila Hopper Ross
edition:Hardcover
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Real Newfoundland Scoff, A

Real Newfoundland Scoff, A

Using Traditional Ingredients in Today's Kitchens
edition:Paperback
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Vegan Everyday

Vegan Everyday

500 Delicious Recipes
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Queer Canadian Books

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2015 Alberta Publishing Awards Shortlists

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CanLit Faves

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New Fiction for the week of June 15th : Graphic Novels
Don't Get Eaten by Anything

Don't Get Eaten by Anything

A Collection of The Dailies
by (artist) Dakota McFadzean
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Drawn & Quarterly

Drawn & Quarterly

Twenty-five Years of Contemporary Cartooning, Comics, and Graphic Novels
edited by Tom Devlin
edition:Hardcover
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Summer Essentials

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Chocolate Lily Book Awards

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Books That Make Us Cry

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New Non-Fiction for the week of June 8th : Nature/Ecology
Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters

Quiver Trees, Phantom Orchids and Rock Splitters

The Remarkable Survival Strategies of Plants
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Beaches of Nova Scotia

Beaches of Nova Scotia

Discovering the secrets of some of the province's most beautiful beaches
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Tod Inlet

Tod Inlet

A Healing Place
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On The Edge

On The Edge

The State and Fate Of the World's Tropical Rainforests
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The Chinchaga Firestorm

The Chinchaga Firestorm

When the Moon and Sun Turned Blue
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Birds, Bees and Educated Fleas

Birds, Bees and Educated Fleas

An A-Z Guide to the Sexual Predilections of Animals from Aardvarks to Zebras
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Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests

Toronto's Ravines and Urban Forests

Their natural heritage and local history
edition:Paperback
tagged : regional, hiking
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Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas

The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest
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The Sacred Headwaters

The Sacred Headwaters

by Wade Davis
afterword by Robert Kennedy Jr.
foreword by David Suzuki
edition:Paperback
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#ThisisCanLit

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Berries, Tomatoes, Apples, and Peaches

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RMB: New Books for Fall 2015

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Girls in STEM

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