BLUE - McClelland & Stewart Fall 2013

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  • 31. catalogue cover
    The Purchase Paperback Linda Spalding 9780771079368 $22.00 FICTION Aug 06, 2013
      In 1798, a young Quaker father and widower leaves his home in Pennsylvania with his 15-year-old orphan wife and his five children to a establish a new life. When he soon finds himself the owner of a young slave boy, a chain of events is set in motion that will lead to two murders and the family's strange relationship with a runaway slave named Bett.      Lyrical and as hard-edged as the realities of pioneer life, Spalding's writing is nothing short of stunning. Her characters and their stories are unforgettable. Atmospheric and gripping, powe... + Read More
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    The Virtual Self How Our Digital Lives Are Altering the World Around Us Paperback Nora Young 9780771070662 $19.95 SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 13, 2013
     The new radically social habit of tracking our behaviours and preferences is booming. From Facebook timelines to Google Navigator to Twitter, we generate enormous amounts of online data about our activities: where we go, what we do, how we feel. In The Virtual Self, journalist Nora Young examines this growing phenomenon of self-tracking - why it's compulsive, its attractions and benefits, the dangers surrounding privacy and information control, and moreover, what it means for our sense of self.      Fascinating and entertaining, and offering u... + Read More
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    Soldiers German POWs on Fighting, Killing, and Dying Paperback Sonke Neitzel 9780771051074 $24.00 HISTORY Sep 10, 2013
      On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sonke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs that had been covertly recorded and recently declassified. Netizel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as extensive, in the National Archive in Washington. These were discoveries that would provide a unique and profoundly important window into the true mentality of the soldiers in the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the German navy, and the military in general -- al... + Read More
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    Series: Murdoch Mysteries A Journeyman to Grief Paperback Maureen Jennings 9780771046797 $22.00 FICTION Sep 03, 2013
      In 1858, a young woman on her honeymoon is abducted and taken across the border from Canada and sold into slavery. Thirty-eight years later, the owner of one of Toronto's livery stables is found dead. Then a second man is murdered, his body strangely tied as if he were a rebellious slave. Detective Murdoch has to find out whether Toronto's small "coloured" community has a vicious killer in its midst - an investigation that puts his own life in danger. With her usual masterful storytelling and sharp dialogue, Jennings shows how a great harm co... + Read More
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    Series: Murdoch Mysteries Vices of My Blood Paperback Maureen Jennings 9780771046780 $19.95 FICTION Sep 03, 2013
    The Reverend Charles Howard once sat in judgment of Toronto's poor and assessed their applications for the workhouse. Now he has been found dead: stabbed, beaten, and robbed of his watch and boots. Is it simply a case of burglary gone wrong, or has one of the unfortunates the reverend turned away taken their revenge on him?     Detective Murdoch's investigation takes him deep into the Dickensian world of Toronto's workhouses and the destitute souls who fill them as he sets out to discover who really murdered the reverend.
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    Dropping the Gloves Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey Paperback Barry Melrose 9780771056963 $19.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 29, 2013
         Barry Melrose's life is hockey. From the time he was old enought to skate, he knew it's what he was meant to do. Growing up in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, he was one of a generation of future NHLers that included Wendel Clark, Bernie Federko, and the Kocur brothers. He fought his way through the Canadian minor league system, eventually getting drafted by the Montreal Canadiens.     But Melrose chose instead to play for the WHA's Cincinnati Stingers, beginning a professional career that saw him sent up and down, between the big leagues and th... + Read More
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    Light and Shade Conversations with Jimmy Page Paperback Brad Tolinski 9780771084232 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 29, 2013
     "How far did we go? As far as our imaginations would carry us, really. Those were the days of pure hedonism. L.A. in particular was like Sodom and Gomorrah ... It was my life -- that fusion of magic and music."     More than 30 years after disbanding in 1980, Led Zeppelin continues to be celebrated for its artistic achievements, broad musical influence, and commercial success. The band's notorious exploits have been chronicled in bestselling books such as Stephen Davis's Hammer of the Gods. Yet none of the individual members of the band has pe... + Read More
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    The Goal of My Life A Memoir Paperback Paul Henderson 9780771039157 $19.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 29, 2013
    "The Goal" was only one moment of many that made up a hockey career that lasted twenty years -- and a life that has gone far beyond.     Paul grew up in the small town of Lucknow, Ontario, and played hockey from a young age. He started his professional career with the Detroit Red Wings in 1962, where he played with future Hall of Famers Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, and Ted Lindsay. He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs at the end of the decade, and it was there that his career took off, culminating with an invitation to the Summit Series.  ... + Read More
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    The Untamed Garden A Revealing Look at Our Love Affair with Plants Paperback Sonia Day 9780771025068 $19.95 GARDENING Nov 05, 2013
     In this charming gift book, master gardener Sonia Day brings together delicious tidbits from myth, history, botany, and plant lore to reveal how plants have seduced our hearts, minds, and bodies throughout the ages. Organized in thematic chapters that loosely follow the arc of a love affair, the book journeys from "Innocence" through such stages as "Flirtation," "Seduction," "Lust," "Deception," and "Rapture." Scattered throughout are love potions, examples from the Victorian "language of flowers," and charming anecdotes, all told in Day's del... + Read More
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    I'm Your Man The Life of Leonard Cohen Paperback Sylvie Simmons 9780771080418 $24.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 29, 2013
    Featuring a new and intimate chapter reflecting on Leonard's last days, this #1 international bestseller still holds its place as the leading biography of Leonard Cohen.An icon as a writer and musical artist, Leonard Cohen has held fascination and allure for audiences worldwide for decades. He has been one of the most important and influential songwriters of our time, a man of spirituality, emotion, grace, and intelligence, whose work explores the definitive issues of human life--sex, religion, power, meaning, love.I'm Your Man, the internation... + Read More

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