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Summer Essentials

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tagged: summer 2015
Pack your bags—with books, of course! These volumes will take you everywhere you need to go.
Canadian Living: The Barbecue Collection
Why it's on the list ...
My local bookseller (RIP Book City Annex) recommended this as a Father's Day gift for my husband years and years ago, and we love it. Nice meat recipes (including for mango chicken marinade yum) but also great salads, veg and pizza. We adore this one.
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This One Summer
Why it's on the list ...
Pretend you're buying this for your favourite teen, and then indulge some and read it yourself. A terrific novel—the first graphic novel I've ever had to put down because it was all going by so quickly.
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A Pitying of Doves
Why it's on the list ...
Something happens when it's summer—all of a sudden, I start craving murder mysteries. I bought this book this morning because I loved Burrows' first Birder Murder last year and have been looking forward to this one.
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The Kids Cottage Book

The Kids Cottage Book

Official Activity Book of Summer
edition:Paperback
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Why it's on the list ...
This book has become a classic. Turn to it when the kids get bored of boredom.
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The Great Canadian Bucket List

The Great Canadian Bucket List

One-of-a-Kind Travel Experiences
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Paperback
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Why it's on the list ...
We don't have to venture very far for a once-in-lifetime experience, it turns out. Esrock's book (which is also available in regional editions) is a perfect guide to the ultimate summer vaca experience.
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The Camp and Cottage Cookbook
Why it's on the list ...
Because you can only have so many wieners on a stick. Camping and cottaging don't have to mean a culinary compromise.
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Welcome to the Circus
Why it's on the list ...
Want a good read to pack in your suitcase? Or maybe your suitcase is bare because you're not going anywhere. Don't worry. Read Rhonda Douglas's extraordinary debut short story collection and be instantly transported through place and time. I loved this book.
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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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Why it's on the list ...
Someone called this the prequel to Mariko and Jillian Tamaki's award-winning graphic novel. It's written in a similar spirit, is completely lovely, and a perfect reminder that the best parts of the summer are the small and simple things, the stuff you can count on.
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