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Most Anticipated: Selections

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These are some selections from our Fall 2014 Most Anticipated Lists for Fiction and Non-fiction. Check out the blog for the full lists. So much excellent reading!
Ellen In Pieces

Ellen In Pieces

edition:Paperback
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In this witty, compelling and genre-bending novel, a single mother navigates the loves, lusts and losses of middle age to arrive at a final, bittersweet contentment.
Ellen McGinty: sexy, impulsive, loud-mouthed, chock full of regrets. In middle age she sells the house she raised her daughters in, slips off the shell of her old life, and steps out for a first, tentative foray into real contentment-directly into the path of a man twenty years her junior. Her story explodes into multiple points of …

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Born Out of This

Born Out of This

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

BORN OUT OF THIS, Christine Lowther's first collection of essays, follows her journey from the unutterable loss of her mother to the discovery of her own poetic voice through deep reflection and her intimate connection to the coastal rainforest. Lowther looks back on her mother's poetry and activism. She recalls the day the police arrested her father, and the indifferent beauty surrounding that life-changing moment. Tumbling through the years that follow, Lowther searches for her ownidentity-fos …

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Sons and Fathers

Sons and Fathers

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

When an early-morning phone call from a former childhood friend threatens to derail the political fortunes of a popular PM, his director of communications must dig deep into the past to salvage the present. Part political and literary coming-of-age story, part lyrical meditation on friendship, family, and mortality, Sons and Fathers traces the fortunes of three men who develop their respective ability for manipulating words and people in the long shadows cast by their accomplished fathers. Fille …

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Great Power and Great Responsibility

Great Power and Great Responsibility

The Philosophical Politics of Comics
edition:Paperback

Great Power and Great Responsibility is a thought-provoking collection of essays that delves into the philosophies that underlie many of the great comic series. From Watchmen to Bomb Queen, Douglas Mann considers a wide variety of comic storylines and characters, as well as the culture that both creates and enjoys them. A fascinating and unusual look at two pieces of society that do not generally appear on the same page.

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Chloe Sparrow

Chloe Sparrow

a novel
edition:Paperback

Chloe Sparrow is a twenty-five-year-old TV producer with a hit show on her hands. The Single Guy is a popular new reality series, where dozens of women are trying to woo bachelor veterinarian Austin Hawke. As the filming gets underway, though, accident-prone Chloe finds herself in one predicament after another: a wayward puck hits her in the face during a hockey game, she sprains her ankle at a dude ranch, and she falls out of a boat at high speed. But Chloe has bigger problems. The stress of he …

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"I buy a little black dress and a little black coat and little black boots. As long as I only go to parties and funerals, I have a wardrobe."

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Between Gods

Between Gods

A Memoir
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

From the Man Booker-nominated author of the novel Far to Go and one of our most talented young writers comes an unflinching, moving and unforgettable memoir about family secrets and the rediscovered past.
     Alison Pick was born in the 1970s and raised in a supportive, loving family. She grew up laughing with her sister and cousins, and doting on her grandparents. Then as a teenager, Alison made a discovery that instantly changed her understanding of her family, and her vision for her own li …

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Last of the Independents

Last of the Independents

Vancouver Noir
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

2015 Kobo Emerging Writer's — Winner, Fiction
2015 Arthur Ellis Award — Nominated, Best First Novel
2012 Unhanged Arthur Award — Winner, Best Unpublished First Crime Novel

What do a necrophile, a missing boy, and an unsavoury P.I. have in common? Private detective Michael Drayton is about to find out….

Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Drayton runs a private investigation agency in Vancouver that specializes in missing persons — only, as Mike has discovered, some missing people stay with …

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Boundless

Boundless

Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook

The long-awaited follow up to Annabel and Kathleen Winter’s first work of narrative nonfiction.

In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter took a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the melting North — where polar bears mate with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on …

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