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    Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle Transform Your Body Forever Using the Secrets of the Leanest People in the World Paperback Tom Venuto 9780345813701 $19.95 HEALTH & FITNESS Dec 30, 2014
    Tom Venuto's "Bible of Fat Loss"--Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle--unlocks the nutrition, training, and motivation secrets of the leanest, fittest people in the world. Now available in a new print edition, this guide to total body transformation has been completely revised and updated.    Tom Venuto has trained hundreds of men and women in person and thousands online through his fitness websites. When Venuto self-published his fat-burning system as an ebook, he was able to help more than 300,000 people in 154 countries transform their bodies with... + Read More
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    The Strange Library Paperback Haruki Murakami 9780385683142 $24.00 FICTION Dec 02, 2014
    From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their escape from the nightmarish library of internationally acclaimed, bestselling Haruki Murakami’s wild imagination.
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    Remembrance Hardcover Alistair MacLeod 9780771054518 $19.95 FICTION Oct 28, 2014
    From one of the most beloved storytellers of our time, Remembrance is the last published story by Alistair MacLeod, and a moving story of three generations of men from a single family whose lives are forever altered by the long shadow of war. Now available in book form for the first time in a beautiful gift edition.      In the early morning hours of November 11, David MacDonald, a veteran of the Second World War, stands outside his Cape Breton home, preparing to attend what will likely be his last Remembrance Day ceremony. As he waits for the ... + Read More
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    The Examined Life How We Lose and Find Ourselves Paperback Stephen Grosz 9780307359117 $21.00 PSYCHOLOGY Dec 09, 2014
    Echoing Socrates' time-honoured statement that the unexamined life is not worth living, psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz draws short, vivid stories from his 25-year practice in order to track the collaborative journey of therapist and patient as they uncover the hidden feelings behind ordinary behaviour.      These beautifully rendered tales illuminate the fundamental pathways of life from birth to death. A woman finds herself daydreaming as she returns home from a business trip; a young man loses his wallet. We learn, too, from more extreme example... + Read More
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    Ten Lords A-Leaping Paperback C.C. Benison 9780385683241 $22.00 FICTION Nov 04, 2014
    A skydiving routine for charity goes horribly awry, leaving a wealthy lord dead and his household at odds over whether it was a tragic accident . . . or cold-blooded murder at twenty thousand feet. To fundraise for the parish in bucolic Thornford Regis, Father Tom Christmas skydives, plummeting for charity. While his landing is bumpy, it's nothing compared to that of Hector, Earl of Fairhaven, who leaps from twenty thousand feet with disastrous results. Some residents of the town, including every member of the Earl's household, however, believe... + Read More
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    Chaos in Kabul Paperback Gérard de Villiers 9780345808196 $16.95 FICTION Oct 28, 2014
    Our second publication in the Malko Linge series, featuring an Austrian nobleman who is regularly hired by the CIA to carry out the most dangerous and delicate assignments. The long-running spy novel series, written by Gérard de Villiers, has been hailed as France's answer to James Bond. In Chaos in Kabul, Malko is summoned to Washington by the White House National Security Advisor and asked to carry out the assassination of Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai. President Obama is desperate to get all American troops out of Afghanistan by Decem... + Read More
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    Alias Grace Paperback Margaret Atwood 9780771008825 $23.00 FICTION Oct 05, 2010
    Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 19th century, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty, and mystery. In 1843, Grace Marks was convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer, Thomas Kinnear, and Nancy Montgomery, his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. Was Grace a femme fatale – or a weak and unwilling victim o... + Read More
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    The Blind Assassin Paperback Margaret Atwood 9780771008917 $23.00 FICTION Sep 06, 2011
    “Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.”   Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, recalls her far from exemplary life, and the events leading up to her sister’s death, gradually revealing the carefully guarded Chase family secrets. Among these is a novel that earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealth... + Read More
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    The Handmaid's Tale Paperback Margaret Atwood 9780771008795 $19.95 FICTION Sep 06, 2011
    An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’ s per... + Read More
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    The Robber Bride Paperback Margaret Atwood 9780771008542 $23.00 FICTION Oct 03, 1998
    From the extraordinary imagination of the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale, comes one of her most intricate and subversive novels. Set in contemporary Toronto, The Robber Bride revolves around the lives of three fascinating women. Classmates from university, Roz, Charis, and Tony all shared the seductive and destructive experience of a past friendship with the flashy, sensuous, smart, irresistible Zenia. As the novel opens, they are twenty years past their college days and have met at Zenia’s funeral, but at lunch, af... + Read More
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    On Writers and Writing Paperback Margaret Atwood 9780771007729 $19.95 LITERARY CRITICISM Aug 26, 2014
    A brilliant, ambitious, insightful inquiry into the art of writing from the legendary Margaret Atwood.What do we mean when we say that someone is a writer? Is he or she an entertainer? A high priest of the god of Art? An improver of readers' minds and morals? Looking back on her own childhood and the development of her writing career, Margaret Atwood addresses the riddle of her own art. Her wide-ranging reference to other writers, living and dead, is accompanied by personal anecdotes from her own experiences as a writer. The lightness of her to... + Read More
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    MADDADDAM TRILOGY BOX SET 3C Undefined Margaret Atwood 9780345817396 $66.00 FICTION Aug 12, 2014
    A boxed set of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from one of the most visionary authors of our time, Margaret Atwood.     Set in a darkly plausible future shaped by plagues, floods, and genetic engineering, these three novels take us from the end of the world to a brave new beginning. Thrilling, moving, a triumph of imagination, this trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.AUTHOR: Atwood is the go-to author for intelligent, well-written fiction with a speculative bent. She has a Booker P... + Read More
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    Punishment Hardcover Linden MacIntyre 9780345813909 $32.00 FICTION Oct 22, 2014
    In Punishment, his first novel since completing his Long Stretch trilogy, Scotiabank Giller-winner Linden MacIntyre brings us a powerful exploration of justice and vengeance, and the peril that ensues when passion replaces reason, in a small town shaken by a tragic death.   Forced to retire early from his job as a corrections officer in Kingston Penitentiary, Tony Breau has limped back to the village where he grew up to lick his wounds, only to find that Dwayne Strickland, a young con he’d had dealings with in prison is back there too–and once ... + Read More
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    Death Comes to Pemberley (TV Tie-in Edition) Media tie-in Paperback P. D. James 9780345809520 $19.95 FICTION Oct 07, 2014
    In a marvellous, thrilling re-creation of the world of Pride and Prejudice, P.D. James fuses the work of Jane Austen with her own great talent for writing crime fiction.The year is 1803, and Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for six years. There are now two handsome, healthy sons in the Pemberley nursery, Elizabeth's beloved sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live within seventeen miles, the ordered and secure life of Pemberley seems unassailable, and Elizabeth's happiness in her marriage is complete. But their peace is threatened and ol... + Read More
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    The Girl Next Door Paperback Ruth Rendell 9780385683333 $22.95 FICTION Nov 04, 2014
    The dazzling new novel from Ruth Rendell. When the bones of two severed hands are discovered in a box, an investigation into a long buried crime of passion begins. And a group of friends, who played together as children, begin to question their past.      'For Woody, anger was cold. Cold and slow. But once it had started it mounted gradually and he could think of nothing else. He knew he couldn't stay alive while those two were alive. Instead of sleeping, he lay awake in the dark and saw those hands. Anita's narrow white hand with the long nail... + Read More
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    A History of Loneliness Paperback John Boyne 9780385683302 $24.95 FICTION Feb 03, 2015
    'Gripping, harrowing and extremely moving... A painfully page-turning read...' - The Sunday TimesClonliffe Seminary, 1972. Odran Yates arrives after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He is full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends.Forty years later, Odran’s devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people’s faith in the Church. And when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a onc... + Read More
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    Family Furnishings Selected Stories, 1995-2014 Hardcover Alice Munro 9780771061202 $32.95 FICTION Nov 11, 2014
    From the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature -- perhaps our most beloved author -- a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994).By all accounts, no Nobel Prize in recent years has garnered the enthusiastic reception that Alice Munro's has, and in its wake, her reputation and readership has skyrocketed worldwide. Now, Family Furnishings will bring us twenty-five of her most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories, most ... + Read More
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    The Madmen of Benghazi A Malko Linge Novel Paperback Gérard de Villiers 9780345808172 $16.95 FICTION Jul 29, 2014
    THE MADMEN OF BENGHAZI, available for the first time in North America, is a gripping, racy, ripped-from-the-headlines espionage thriller set in volatile post-Qaddafi Libya.  Gérard de Villiers (1918–2013) spent his five-decade career cultivating connections in the world of international intelligence, which allowed him to anticipate geopolitical events before they occurred—and to masterfully blend fiction with an insider’s knowledge of international affairs. Published from 1964 until his death in 2013, his bestselling SAS series of 200 spy novel... + Read More
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    You Are Here Around the World in 92 Minutes Hardcover Chris Hadfield 9780345814944 $32.00 SCIENCE Oct 14, 2014
    In You Are Here, astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a surprisingly intimate and compelling visual essay about the planet we live on, choosing the best from the thousands of photos he took on the International Space Station.      Chris Hadfield's new book shows us our home--our city, country, continent, our whole planet--from a unique perspective. The millions of us who followed Chris's Twitter feed from the ISS thought we knew what we were looking at when we saw his photos. This photo documentary shows us we didn't. We caught the beauty but misse... + Read More
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    The Child in Time Paperback Ian McEwan 9780345809674 $19.95 FICTION Aug 05, 2014
    Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: his only child, three-year-old Kate, is snatched from him in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realizes his daughter is gone.With extraordinary tenderness and insight, Booker Prize-winning author Ian McEwan takes us into the dark territory of a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as they each struggle with a grief that... + Read More
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    The Innocent Paperback Ian McEwan 9780345809650 $19.95 FICTION Aug 05, 2014
    The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present; comes twenty-five-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team.Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life -- and to lose his unwanted innocence.The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new worl... + Read More
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    Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? Hardcover Dave Eggers 9780345809599 $27.95 FICTION Jun 17, 2014
    From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly-controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how. In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He ... + Read More
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    Lost/Whispers and Lies Combined volume Paperback Joy Fielding 9780385683227 $19.95 FICTION Dec 02, 2014
    Two bestselling novels in one volume!      Jane Whittaker finds herself on a downtown street, her pockets stuffed with a large number of crisp $100 bills, the front of her dress soaked with blood. She has no idea who she is.     After a terrifying night of hiding, Jane ends up in hospital. There, while undergoing a battery of medical tests, she is recognized by one of the nurses. Soon her husband comes to claim her. He is every woman's dream: popular, respected, wealthy, a tall blond doctor. He takes Jane home and vows to cure her with loving c... + Read More
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    The Children Act Hardcover Ian McEwan 9780345809629 $29.95 FICTION Sep 09, 2014
    A brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child's welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down he... + Read More
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    The Leftovers Media tie-in Paperback Tom Perrotta 9780307356390 $21.00 FICTION May 22, 2012
    A startling, thought-provoking novel about love, connection and loss from the New York Times bestselling author of The Abstinence Teacher and Little Children.What if the Rapture happened and you got left behind? Or what if it wasn't the Rapture at all, but something murkier, a burst of mysterious, apparently random disappearances that shattered the world in a single moment, dividing history into Before and After, leaving no one unscathed? How would you rebuild your life in the wake of such a devastating event?This is the question confronting th... + Read More
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    Outlander (TV Tie-in) Paperback Diana Gabaldon 9780385683036 $22.95 FICTION Jul 01, 2014
    SOON TO BE A TELEVISION SERIESUnrivaled storytelling . . . unforgettable characters . . . rich historical detail . . . these are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon's work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.      The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a ... + Read More
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    Outlander (TV Tie-in) Paperback Diana Gabaldon 9781400026579 $12.99 FICTION Jul 01, 2014
    SOON TO BE A TELEVISION SERIESUnrivaled storytelling . . . unforgettable characters . . . rich historical detail . . . these are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon's work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.      The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a ... + Read More
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    Now You See Her Paperback Joy Fielding 9781400025800 $12.99 FICTION Oct 28, 2014
    From New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Joy Fielding comes an edge-of-your-seat thriller that asks: how much do you really know about your own family? "Devon is dead, Marcy.""You're wrong. She's here."     When Marcy Taggart goes to Ireland after divorcing her husband of twenty-five years, a chance encounter catapults her entire life into turmoil. Years earlier, her daughter, Devon, disappeared in the icy waters of Georgian Bay after a canoeing accident, her body never recovered. But on a day trip to Cork, Marcy is certain she... + Read More

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