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FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/9/09


(To hold or order any of these books [or to check on current availability], please email kelly@aquabooks.ca.)

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Shakespeare's Wife - Germaine Greer

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Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips

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Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley - Peter Guralnick

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Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic - De Graaf et al

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At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig: A Riotous Journey into the Heart of Paraguay - John Gimlette

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Who Killed the Canadian Military? - J.L. Granatstein

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Betty Crocker's Cookbook ($20 at Aqua, $50 and up online)

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The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times - Tristram Stuart

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The Candle Cafe Cookbook: More than 150 Enlightened Recipes from New York's Renowned Vegan Restaurant

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Asian Vegetables - Sarah Deseran (out of print)

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The Breath of a Wok: Unlocking the Spirit of Chinese Wok Cooking Through Recipes and Lore - Grace Young/Alan Richardson

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Fresh at Home: Everyday Vegetarian Cooking - Ruth Tal Brown/Jennifer Houston

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Baseball and Philosophy - ed. Eric Bronson

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Home Run - ed. George Plimpton

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Baseball and Billions - Andrew Zimbalist

Also new this week

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Fiction

August Witch, Chandra Mayor
Slovenly Love, Méira Cook
Latent Heat, Catherine Hunter
A Curious Beatitude, Sarah Klassen
A Feast of Longing, Sarah Klassen
The Peony Season, Sarah Klassen
Widows of Hamilton House, Christina Penner (September 2008)
The Geranium Girls, Alison Preston
Fox, Margaret Sweatman
The Man from the Creeks, Robert Kroetsch
Places of Grace, David Elias (out of print)
The Heroic Failures of Anderton Snipe, Jasper McKee (local author, virtually impossible to find anywhere, $20)
Skrag: Poems, David Arnason
The Garneau Block, Todd Babiak
The Jade Peony, Wayson Choy
Too Loud a Solitude, Bohumil Hrabal (Czech, trans.)
Nervous Conditions, Tsitsi Dangarembga (out of print)
Adèle: Jane Eyre's Hidden Story, Emma Tennant
The Inheritance, Louisa May Alcott
Crow Lake, Mary Lawson (signed)
Play the Monster Blind, Lynn Coady
Origin of Haloes, Kristen den Hartog
At the Full and Change of the Moon, Dionne Brand
Yellow Pages, Nicole Markotic
Bellydancer, Sky Lee (out of print)
The Best Thing for You, Annabel Lyon
Depth Rapture, Carol Bruneau
Close Range: Wyoming Stories, Annie Proulx (includes Brokeback Mountain)
A Place Where the Sea Remembers, Sandra Benitez
Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid
Democracy, Joan Didion
The Almost Moon, Alice Sebold
Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat
Chorus of Mushrooms, Hiromi Goto
In the Spice House, Marnie Woodrow (out of print)
Three Festive Nights, Marie-Claire Blais (Quebec, trans.)
Paul's Case, Lynn Crosbie
The Mysterium, Eric McCormack (out of print)
Before the Frost: A Kurt and Linda Wallander Novel, Henning Mankell
The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana, Umberto Eco
Seek My Face, John Updike
The Essential Rumi
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Double Bill: Still Desire You/Fire, Paul Ledoux/David Young (plays)

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Non-Fiction

Living More with Less, Doris Janzen Longacre
Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion, ed. John McNeill (2 vol. set, $40 at Aqua, $90 at Chapters)
The New Greek-English Interlinear New Testament ($25)
Oxford NIV Scofield Study Bible
An Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, W.E. Vine
An Expository Dictionary of Old Testament Words, W.E. Vine
An Introduction to the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann
The Biblical Flood and the Ice Epoch, Donald Wesley Patten (out of print)
The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity, Jeffrey Burton Russell
Democracy on Trial, Jean Bethke Elshtain (CBC Massey Lectures)
Manufacturing Consent, Edward Herman/Noam Chomsky
Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble about Language, Technology, and Education, Neil Postman
The Human Condition, Hannah Arendt
I Fought with Geronimo, Jason Betzinez (out of print)
Contemporary Challenges: Conversations with Canadian Native Authors, Hartmut Lutz
Canadian History for Dummies, Will Ferguson
A Heritage in Transition: Essays in the History of Ukrainians in Canada, ed. Manoly Lupul
Courtship, Love, and Marriage in Nineteenth-Century English Canada, Peter Ward
Making it Home: Place in Canadian Literature, Deborah Keahey (signed)
The Prison-House of Language: A Critical Account of Structuralism and Russian Formalism, Frederic Jameson (out of print)
The Linguistics of Writing: Arguments between Language and Literature, Nigel Fabb et al
Unsuspected Eloquence: A History of the Relations between Poetry and Music, James Anderson Winn
The Colors of Rhetoric: Problems in the Relation between Modern Literature and Painting, Wendy Steiner
Art and Illusion: A Study in the Psychology of Pictorial Representation, E.H. Gombrich
Negative Thoughts, A.A. Bronson
Charlie King's Montreal: 50 Years of Photos 1942-1992, ed. Maurice Chenier (signed by Charlie King)
Rooted in the Land: Essays on Community and Place, ed. Vitek/Jackson
Sustainable Communities: The Potential for Eco-Neighbourhoods, ed. Hugh Barton (out of print)
The World Without Us, Alan Weisman
Y: The Descent of Men, Steve Jones
A History of Science, Anthony Alioto
Figleafing through History: The Dynamics of Dress, Christie Harris/Moira Johnston
The Motorcycle Diaries, Ernesto Che Guevara
A Slice of Life: Contemporary Writers on Food, ed. Bonnie Marranca
The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry: Love, Laughter and Tears in Paris at the World's Most Famous Cooking School, Kathleen Flinn
Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain
A Cook's Tour: In Search of the Perfect Meal, Anthony Bourdain
A Blessing of Bread: Recipes and Rituals, Memories and Mitzvahs, Maggie Glezer (out of print)
What's Cookin' in Dickinson County (cookbook, 1974, very scarce)
Question and Answer Book on Needlepoint, Sylvia Sidney
My Garden (Book), Jamaica Kincaid (out of print)
Increase Your Financial IQ, Robert Kiyosaki
All Too Human: A Political Education, George Stephanopoulos
Living History, Hillary Rodham Clinton
I Was Told There'd Be Cake: Essays, Sloane Crosley
Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir, Shalom Auslander
Bring Me a Unicorn: The Diaries and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Sylvia Dubois: A Biografy of the Slav Who Whipt Her Mistres and Gand Her Fredom, C.W. Larison (out of print)
A Testimony of Triumph: A Narrative of the Life of James Sutton and Family in Nevis and St. Kitts 1920-1940, James Sutton
Soldiers Made Me Look Good: A Life in the Shadow of War, Lewis MacKenzie ($15, August 2008)
The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power, James Traub
It's the Crude, Dude: War, Big Oil, and the Fight for the Planet, Linda McQuaig
Brits: The War Against the IRA, Peter Taylor
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris, Sarah Turnbull
The Knights Templar in the New World: How Henry Sinclair Brought the Grail to Arcadia, William Mann
The Play Goes On: A Memoir, Neil Simon
Prick Up Your Ears: The Biography of Joe Orton, John Lahr
Judi Dench: With a Crack in Her Voice, John Miller
Jimmy Stewart: A Biography, Marc Eliot
Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams 1903-1940, Gary Giddins (out of print)
Hello, I Must Be Going: Groucho and His Friends, Charlotte Chandler
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Struggles and Triumphs, P.T. Barnum

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"The sound of a sharp blow, which suddenly interrupts his speech, carries to the listener the fact that Bill has been blackjacked, and the following sounds (his moan and the sound of his body falling to the floor) enable the listener to visualize exactly the action which has taken place."

How to Write for Radio, Katharine Seymour/J.T.W. Martin (1931, very scarce, $20)


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