RH Canadian Paperbacks Fall 2015

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    Adult Onset Paperback Ann-Marie Macdonald 9780345808288 $22.00 FICTION Aug 11, 2015
    From the acclaimed, bestselling author of two beloved classics, Fall On Your Knees and The Way the Crow Flies, Adult Onset is a powerful drama that makes vividly real the pressures of life and love, and the undercurrents that run deep through even the most devoted families.Mary Rose MacKinnon—nicknamed MR or “Mister”—is a successful author who has opted to put aside her career in her 40s and devote herself to her young family. She lives in a comfortable urban neighbourhood with her partner, a busy theatre director, and their two children, tryin... + Read More
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    This Changes Everything Capitalism vs. the Climate Paperback Naomi Klein 9780307402004 $22.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Aug 04, 2015
    A #1 bestseller, winner of the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction, and Naomi Klein’s most important book yet—about the economic drivers that are warming our planet and how the climate crisis can yet spur economic, cultural and political transformation.Klein argues that our current growth-based economic model is waging war on the life support systems of our planet. Using phenomenal research, she lays out why climate change is not an “issue”—it is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires... + Read More
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    The Village Effect How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier and Happier Paperback Susan Pinker 9780307359544 $22.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 25, 2015
    In her surprising, entertaining and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience and longevity.From birth to death, human beings are hard-wired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal us, help children learn, extend our lives and make us happy. Looser in-person bonds matter, too, combining with our close relationships to form a personal “village” around us, one that exerts uniqu... + Read More
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    The Jaguar's Children A novel Paperback John Vaillant 9780307397171 $21.00 FICTION Sep 15, 2015
    John Vaillant’s acclaimed literary thriller is today more urgent reading than ever before, vividly bringing to life the heartbreaking, crucial issue of “the Wall” dominating our headlines. With his trademark narrative power, humanity, and depth of understanding, the #1 bestselling, award-winning author of The Golden Spruce and The Tiger tells the compelling story of a young man’s flight across the US border to El Norte through unimaginable danger and corruption, looking for refuge and better way of life.Hector is a young Zapotec fleeing Mexico ... + Read More
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    Between Gods A Memoir Paperback Alison Pick 9780385677905 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 01, 2015
    “A courageous and heart-opening journey, exquisitely told.”—Edmonton JournalAlison 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 life, forever. She learned that her Pick grandparents, who had escaped from the Czech Republic during WWII, were Jewish—and that most of this side of the family had died in concentration c... + Read More
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    Lamentation A Shardlake Novel Paperback C. J. Sansom 9780345815439 $22.00 FICTION Sep 29, 2015
    The eagerly anticipated new Shardlake novel, already a #1 international bestseller.Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry’s successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry’s sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake’s old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr. Shardlake... + Read More
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    Know the Night A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours Paperback Maria Mutch 9780307363381 $21.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 01, 2015
    Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction. An unforgettable, moving and beautifully written memoir on isolation, human connection and love, that will draw in readers of Annie Dillard and Joan Didion.For about two years, Maria Mutch’s son Gabriel, who is severely autistic and has Down’s syndrome, slept very little. In her incisive and poetic memoir, Maria shares the intensely personal challenges and revelations brought about by this period. As a baby, Gabriel’s first words and affinity for sign language enthralled his ad... + Read More
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    The Morning After The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was Paperback Chantal Hebert 9780345807632 $21.00 HISTORY Sep 01, 2015
    A #1 national bestseller, winner of the QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, and finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, The Morning After is a sly, insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada’s most popular political analysts, Chantal Hébert, and one of Quebec’s top political broadcasters, Jean Lapierre.Only the most fearless of political journalists would dare to open the old wounds of the 1995 Quebec referendum, a still-murky episode in Canadian hi... + Read More
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    The Opening Sky Paperback Joan Thomas 9780771083945 $22.00 FICTION Oct 06, 2015
    “Thomas is often compared to Carol Shields, Meg Wolitzer and Jonathan Franzen, but really slips into a category by herself [in The Opening Sky]…. [She] takes narrative risks [and] offers no typical solutions. But these risks are the most beautiful: they are the risks worth taking. This is a book worth reading.” —Winnipeg Free PressA stunning character-driven novel about the human desire to do the right thing, and the even stronger desire to love and to be seen for who we truly are. Deeply felt, sharply observed, and utterly engaging.Liz, Aiden,... + Read More
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    The Paying Guests Paperback Sarah Waters 9780771089442 $22.00 FICTION Sep 08, 2015
    “A triumph: spellbinding, profound and almost problematically addictive…. Morally complex, atmospheric, romantic and psychologically deep, The Paying Guests is an astonishing achievement and a notable Booker omission.” —Daily Express (UK)The year is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. In South London, in a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as Mrs. Wray and her daughter Frances are obliged to take in ... + Read More
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    Dataclysm Love, Sex, Race, and Identity#What Our Online Lives Tell Us About Our Offline Selves Paperback Christian Rudder 9780345812599 $22.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Sep 08, 2015
    An international bestseller, provocative, illuminating and visually arresting, Dataclysm is a portrait of how big data reveals our essential selves—and a first look at a revolution in the making.What is the secret to a stable marriage? How many gay people are still in the closet? Do we truly live in a postracial society? Has Twitter made us dumber? These are just a few of the questions Christian Rudder answers in Dataclysm, a smart, funny, irreverent look at how we act when we think no one’s looking. For centuries we’ve relied on polling or sma... + Read More
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    Crimes Against My Brother Paperback David Adams Richards 9780385671187 $21.00 FICTION Sep 08, 2015
    “Crimes Against My Brother takes us through a long series of petty betrayals, crushing heartbreaks, loneliness and death…. David Adams Richards has again proven his mastery.” —National PostHarold, Evan and Ian are inseparable as boys—so much so that one night, abandoned in the forest by the careless adults around them, and raging against society and the uncaring gods others worship, they seal their undying brotherhood with a blood bond. But soon after, a horrific accident scars each of them in a different way, testing their bonds and leaving ea... + Read More
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    10:04 Paperback Ben Lerner 9780771047213 $21.00 FICTION Sep 15, 2015
    “Ben Lerner is a brilliant novelist, and one unafraid to make of the novel something truly new. 10:04 is a work of endless wit, pleasure, relevance, and vitality.”—Rachel Kushner, author of The FlamethrowersLeaving the Atocha Station was hailed as “one of the truest (and funniest) novels…of his generation” (Lorin Stein, New York Review of Books), “a work so luminously original in style and form as to seem like a premonition, a comet from the future” (Geoff Dyer, The Observer). Now Lerner’s second novel departs from Atocha’s exquisite ironies in... + Read More
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    Fields of Blood Religion and the History of Violence Paperback Karen Armstrong 9780307401977 $21.00 RELIGION Sep 15, 2015
    From the renowned and bestselling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion’s connection to violence.In these troubled times, we risk basing decisions of real and dangerous consequence on mistaken understandings of the faiths subscribed around us, in our immediate community as well as globally. And so, with her deep learning and sympathetic understanding, Karen Armstrong examines the impulse toward violence in each of the world’s great religions. The comparative approach is new: while there have been plenty of books on jiha... + Read More
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    And Home Was Kariakoo A Memoir of East Africa Paperback M.G. Vassanji 9780385671453 $21.00 HISTORY Jan 26, 2016
    From M.G. Vassanji, two-time Giller Prize winner and a Governor General’s Award winner for Non-fiction, comes a poignant love letter to his birthplace and homeland, East Africa—a powerful and surprising portrait that only an insider could write.Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving land. From a description of Zanzibar and its evolution to a visit to a slave-market town at Lake Tanganyika; from an encounter with a witchdoctor in an old coastal village to memori... + Read More
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    Opening Heaven's Door What the Dying May Be Trying to Tell Us About Where They're Going Paperback Patricia Pearson 9780307360144 $21.00 SELF-HELP Aug 18, 2015
    A touching, exhilarating, challenging exploration of the inexplicable gleamings of another world many of us experience, in life, in grief, and near death.Sparked by extraordinary experiences that occured when her father and her sister both died in 2008, Patricia Pearson set off on an investigation into what she calls “a curious sort of modern underground—a world beneath the secular world, inhabited by ordinary human beings having extraordinary experiences that they aren’t, on the whole, willing to disclose.” Roughly half the bereaved population... + Read More
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    Groundswell The Case for Fracking Paperback Ezra Levant 9780771046452 $21.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 29, 2015
    From a bestselling author comes a provocative exploration of the next big thing in energy—fracking—and its profound impact on geopolitics and the global economy.In a few short years, the discovery of vast reserves of until now unreachable natural gas, and the adoption of a process to get at it, have brought about a shale-gas revolution that is transforming Canada and the United States. In Groundswell, Ezra Levant looks at fracking’s enemies—who they are, and what they don’t want us to know—and debunks claims about contaminated groundwater, frac... + Read More
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    Dispatches from the Front The Life of Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War Paperback David Halton 9780771038204 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 06, 2015
    The first major biography of an iconic war correspondent sheds light on the personal life and fascinating career of a remarkable Canadian figure—and it’s now available in paperback.“This is Matthew Halton of the CBC.”So began Matthew Halton’s war broadcasts. Originally a reporter for the Toronto Star, Matt Halton, as Senior War Correspondent for the CBC during the Second World War, reported from the front lines in Italy and Northwest Europe, and became “the voice of Canada at war.” His reports were at times tender and sad and other times shocki... + Read More
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    Nora Webster Paperback Colm Toibin 9780771083914 $21.00 FICTION Oct 06, 2015
    Now available in paperback, a magnificent new novel from one of contemporary literature’s most acclaimed and beloved authors. In a small town in Ireland in the 1960s, a fiercely compelling, too-young widow and mother of four moves from grief, fear, and longing to unexpected discovery. Toibin’s portrayal of the intricacy and drama of ordinary lives brings to mind of the work of Alice Munro.Set in Wexford, Ireland, and in breathtaking Ballyconnigar by the sea, Colm Toibin’s tour de force eighth novel introduces the formidable, memorable Nora Webs... + Read More
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    Straight Up and Personal The World According to Grapes Paperback Don Cherry 9780385681100 $21.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 06, 2015
    There’s no holding him back.Known for his opinions—and unabashed expression of them—Don Cherry has been causing debate for decades. Topics on “Coach’s Corner” sometimes veer away from sports and on to other matters that are near and dear to Cherry’s heart: the war in Afghanistan and politics, among many others.In Straight Up and Personal, Cherry shares his thoughts on a broader range of issues than he ever has before. He shares some of his personal experiences on and off the ice, and offers the lessons he’s learned along the way. This is Don Ch... + Read More
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    Where I Belong Paperback Alan Doyle 9780385680387 $21.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 13, 2015
    From the lead singer of the band Great Big Sea comes a lyrical and captivating musical memoir about growing up in the tiny fishing village of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and then taking to the world stage.Singer-songwriter and front man of the great Canadian band Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle is also a lyrical storyteller and a creative force. In Where I Belong, Alan paints a vivid, raucous and heartwarming portrait of a curious young lad born into the small coastal fishing community of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, and destined to become a renowne... + Read More
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    Hatred Islam's War on Christianity Paperback Michael Coren 9780771023866 $19.95 RELIGION Aug 02, 2016
    From the bestselling author of Why Catholics Are Right, and now available in paperback, a new examination of the history, reasoning, theology, and politics behind the great genocidal phenomenon of modern times: the Islamist war on Christianity.Christians are the most persecuted identifiable group on earth. This is not the opinion of some but the informed view of most—including the United Nations. What is seldom admitted, however, is that the vast majority of the nations that carry out the oppression, intolerance, violence, rape, and murder are ... + Read More
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    If I Fall, If I Die Paperback Michael Christie 9780771022425 $21.00 FICTION Sep 15, 2015
    Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Kirkus Prize, and winner of the Northern Lit Award, If I Fall, If I Die is a powerful and irresistible novel about family and friendship, and learning when to protect the ones we love and when to let them fall.Will has never been Outside, at least not that he can remember. For most of his young life he has lived happily Inside with his mother, Diane, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who drowns in panic at the thought of opening the front door. Then, one day, Will ventures Outsi... + Read More
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    Not That Kind of Girl A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" Paperback Lena Dunham 9780385680691 $19.95 HUMOR Oct 20, 2015
    From the acclaimed creator, producer and star of HBO’s Girls comes a hilarious, wise (and extremely frank) series of dispatches from the frontlines of that epic struggle known as “growing up,” confirming Lena Dunham as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told,” writes Lena Dunham, and it certainly takes guts to share the stories that make up her first book, Not That Kind of Girl. These are stories about getting your butt... + Read More
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    Grant Fuhr The Story of a Hockey Legend Paperback Grant Fuhr 9780307362827 $21.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 27, 2015
    The Hall of Fame story of Grant Fuhr, the first black superstar in the National Hockey League and the last line of defense for the Edmonton Oilers dynasty, told through Fuhr’s 10 most important games.Grant Fuhr was the best goalie in the league at a time when hockey was at its most exciting. Wayne Gretzky’s Edmonton Oilers were arguably the greatest team in league history, and during the 1980s arguably the most popular team across the United States, even if many had little idea where Edmonton was. They were that good. And so was Fuhr: Gretzky c... + Read More
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    The NHL 100 Years of On-Ice Action and Boardroom Battles Paperback D'Arcy Jenish 9780385671484 $22.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 25, 2016
    A definitive, revelatory chronicle that no serious hockey fan will want to be without.In the National Hockey League’s first 100 years, two epic struggles have been taking place simultaneously: the one between the teams and the one behind the scenes.Acclaimed historian and sportswriter D’Arcy Jenish has scoured the archives, interviewed team owners, coaches, managers, players, and league executives, and been granted access to previously unpublished verbatim records of board meetings.The result is a revelatory book that not only chronicles the mo... + Read More
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    Emma: A Modern Retelling Paperback Alexander McCall Smith 9780345809070 $19.95 FICTION Oct 27, 2015
    Alexander McCall Smith’s gentle satire and cozy, old-fashioned sensibility prove to be the perfect match for Jane Austen’s wit and characters. Though carriages have been replaced by Mini Coopers and cups of tea with cappuccinos, Emma is wonderfully timeless.The summer after university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, and to the household of her hypochondriac father, who has been living alone on a steady diet of vegetables and vitamin supplements. Cultivating grand plans for the future, she prepares to launch her interior... + Read More
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    Vienna Nocturne Paperback Vivien Shotwell 9780385678056 $19.95 FICTION Oct 27, 2015
    “You don’t have to be an opera buff to fall deep into Vienna Nocturne. Vivien Shotwell catapults you straight into the 18th century with abundant, vivid detail. I found Anna Storace’s journey from prodigy to prima donna an irresistible tale.”—Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank and Under the Wide and Starry SkyVienna Nocturne recounts the turbulent life and brilliantly successful career of young British opera singer Anna Storace, a child prodigy who is taken by her parents to Italy at age thirteen to advance her career. In love with life and wi... + Read More
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    So Anyway... Paperback John Cleese 9780385680264 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 29, 2015
    The autobiography of comedy legend John Cleese.John Cleese’s huge comedic influence has stretched across generations; his sharp irreverent eye and the unique brand of physical comedy he perfected with Monty Python, on Fawlty Towers, and beyond now seem written into comedy’s DNA. In this rollicking memoir, So, Anyway…, Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future Python partner Graham Chapman), to ... + Read More
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    Amnesia Paperback Peter Carey 9780345814890 $21.00 FICTION Dec 08, 2015
    From the two-time Booker Prize winner: a masterful, exceedingly timely new novel—at once dark, suspenseful and seriously funny—that takes us on a journey to the place where the cyber underworld of radicals and hackers collides with international power politics.When an internet virus throws open the gates at thousands of American prisons, the hacker turns out to be an unlikely young Australian woman. Has she declared cyber war on the United States or was her “Angel Worm” intended only to free the victims of Australia’s immigration policies? Is s... + Read More

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