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Editors' Picks for the Week of Oct 29–Nov 5

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Every week, we'll highlight five new books getting great reviews. Our selections will span all genres. You're guaranteed to find something intriguing!
Homes

Homes

A Refugee Story
edition:Paperback
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Finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction

In 2010, the al Rabeeah family left their home in Iraq in hope of a safer life. They moved to Homs, in Syria - just before the Syrian civil war broke out.

Abu Bakr, one of eight children, was ten years old when the violence began on the streets around him: car bombings, attacks on his mosque and school, firebombs late at night. Homes tells of the strange juxtapositions of growing up in a war zone: horrific, unimaginable events punctuat …

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Ayesha At Last

Ayesha At Last

A Novel
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
tagged : humorous

Soon to be a major motion picture by Warner Brothers Entertainment and Pascal Pictures

Pride and Prejudice with a modern twist—a feel-good, laugh-out-loud comedy of love where you least expect it

Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. She lives with her boisterous Muslim family and is always being reminded that her flighty younger cousin, Hafsa, is close to rejecting her one hundredth …

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Clara Voyant

Clara Voyant

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback

A wannabe journalist and reluctant astrologer turns out to be clairvoyant in this charming middle-grade coming-of-age novel; for fans of Rebecca Stead's novels.

Clara can't believe her no-nonsense grandmother has just up and moved to Florida, leaving Clara and her mother on their own for the first time. This means her mother can finally "follow her bliss," which involves moving to a tiny apartment in Kensington Market, working at a herbal remedy shop and trying to develop her so-called mystical p …

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Original Prin

Original Prin

edition:Paperback
tagged : literary

From the Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated author of Governor of the Northern Province and Beggar’s Feast

EIGHT MONTHS BEFORE HE BECAME A SUICIDE BOMBER, PRIN WENT TO THE ZOO WITH HIS FAMILY.

Following a cancer diagnosis, forty-year old Prin vows to become a better man and a better Catholic. He’s going to spend more time with his kids and better time with his wife, care for his recently divorced and aging parents, and also expand his cutting-edge research into the symbolism of the seahorse i …

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No News is Bad News

No News is Bad News

Canada’s Media Collapse—and What Comes Next
by Ian Gill
foreword by Margo Goodhand
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

“A blast of fresh air through the stale, half-empty corridors of Canadian journalism.”–Ronald Wright

 

An urgent, necessary look at why Canada’s media is dying—and how we can save it.

 

Canada’s media companies are melting faster than the polar ice caps, and in No News Is Bad News, Ian Gill chronicles their decline in a biting, in-depth analysis. He travels to an international journalism festival in Italy, visits the Guardian in London, and speaks to editors, reporters, entrepreneurs, in …

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