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FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 3/30/09


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

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Shades of Mao: The Posthumous Cult of the Great Leader - Geremie Barmé ($15 at Aqua, $44 at Chapters)

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Frida Kahlo: 1907-1954, Pain and Passion - Andrea Kettenmann

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Dishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States - Pete Jordan

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Cuchulain of Muirthemne: The Story of the Men of the Red Branch of Ulster - Lady Gregory

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Larousse Encyclopedia of Ancient and Medieval History (out of print, $15 at Aqua, $27 at Burton Lysecki)

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The Trial of the Templars - Malcolm Barber (out of print)

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The Encyclopedia of Modelmaking Techniques - Christopher Payne (out of print)

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The Lower East Side: A Guide to Its Jewish Past in 99 Photographs - Sanders/Gillon

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Canada: A People's History Volume One - Don Gillmor/Pierre Turgeon

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Bugs: A Closer Look at the World's Tiny Creatures - Jinny Johnson

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Bizarre Beasts and other Oddities of Nature - Anita Ganeri

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Creatures that Glow - Anita Ganeri

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You - Gary Hyland (poetry, September 2008)

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Canada Post - Jason Christie (poetry)

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The Lemur - Benjamin Black

Also new this week

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Fiction

Spook Country, William Gibson
All Tomorrow's Parties, William Gibson
Burning Chrome, William Gibson
Count Zero, William Gibson
Neuromancer, William Gibson
Idoru, William Gibson
JPod, Douglas Coupland
High Fidelity, Nick Hornby
If You Liked School, You'll Love Work, Irvine Welsh
Filth, Irvine Welsh
Glue, Irvine Welsh
Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh
Ecstasy, Irvine Welsh
Perfume, Patrick Süskind
Black Spring, Henry Miller
Quiet Days in Clichy, Henry Miller
The Metamorphosis, Franz Kafka
The Enchanter, Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov
Invitation to a Beheading, Vladimir Nabokov
If on a Winter's Night a Traveller, Italo Calvino
The Path to the Spiders' Nests, Italo Calvino
Conversations in the Night, Louis Fürnberg (very scarce)
Master of the Sea, José Sarney (Brazil, trans., out of print)
Judge on Trial, Ivan Klíma (Czech, trans.)
Acts of Worship, Yukio Mishima
Runaway Horses, Yukio Mishima
A Fairly Honourable Defeat, Iris Murdoch
Threepenny Novel, Bertolt Brecht
Finnegans Wake, James Joyce
All That Matters, Wayson Choy
There, Roy Miki
Shattered Fanatics, A. Mary Murphy
Beyond This Dark House, Guy Gavriel Kay (poetry)
The Shovel, Colin Browne
A Night Out with Robert Burns: The Greatest Poems, arr. Andrew O'Hagan
Settlement Poems 2, Kristjana Gunnars (out of print)
Selected Prose and Poetry, Stephan G. Stephansson (Icelandic, trans. by Kristjana Gunnars, dual-language, scarce, $15 at Aqua, $50 and up online)
Gaga, Olafur Gunnarsson (Iceland, trans., very scarce, $15)
The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser
The Silmarillion, Tolkien
The Classic Fairy Tales, Iona/Peter Opie
ten new Dr. Seuss titles
Aaron's Hair, Robert Munsch (plus five more Munsch titles)
and
all twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, Patrick O'Brian

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Non-Fiction

Fixing Tradition: Joseph Yoder, Amish American, Julia Kasdorf ($15, scarce)
The Mennonite Starter Kit: A Handy Guide for the New Mennonite, Haas/Nolt
Myth and Ritual in Christianity, Alan Watts
Frank Zappa's Negative Dialectic of Poodle Play, Ben Watson (very scarce)
Nietzsche: Philosopher, Psychologist, Antichrist, Walter Kaufmann
The Consolation of Philosophy, Boethius
The Open Society and Its Enemies, Karl Popper (Vol 1 Plato, Vol 2 Hegel/Marx)
From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe, Alexandre Koyré (out of print)
A Briefer History of Time, Stephen Hawking
Ways of Seeing, John Berger
The Artist's Way, Julia Cameron (hardcover)
Sacred Hoops: Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior, Phil Jackson
Finding Lily: A Memoir, Richard Clewes (signed)
Love You to Bits and Pieces: Life with David Helfgott, Gillian Helfgott
The Book of David: The Story of David Helfgott, Beverley Eley
Village of the Small Houses: A Memoir of Sorts, Ian Ferguson
My Favorite Intermissions: The Lives of the Musical Greats, Victor Borge
Regions of the Great Heresy: A Biographical Portrait of Bruno Schulz, Jerzy Ficowski
Churchill: A Biography, Roy Jenkins
We Shall Not Fail: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill, Celia Sandys/Jonathan Littman
Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons, Edward Renehan
Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith
The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, John Maynard Keynes
Guerrilla Marketing, Jay Levinson
When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management, Roger Lowenstein
Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation, Edward Chancellor
Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, Kindleberger/Aliber
Gold Diggers of 1929: Canada and the Great Stock Market Crash, George Fetherling (out of print)
Canada's First Nations: A History of Founding Peoples from Earliest Times, Olive Patricia Dickason
Grand Valley Dani: Peaceful Warriors, Karl Heider
Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond
A World Lit by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance, William Manchester
A Brief History of Medieval Warfare: The Rise and Fall of English Supremacy at Arms 1314-1485, Peter Reid
Power and Culture: The Japanese-American War 1941-1945, Akira Iriye (out of print)
Orientalism, Edward Said
Escape from China: The Long Journey from Tiananmen to Freedom, Zhang Boli
Four Sisters of Hofei: A History, Annping Chin
A Memoir of Misfortune, Su Xiaokang
War's Offensive on Women: The Humanitarian Challenge in Afghanistan, Julie Mertus
Death in the Afternoon, Ernest Hemingway
23 Days in July: Inside Lance Armstrong's Record-Breaking Victory, John Wilcockson
Beautiful Borders: How to Plan, Plant and Maintain the Perfect Border, Barbara Segall
Garden Planner: How to Plan and Plant the Perfect Garden, Peter McHoy
The Harrowsmith Perennial Garden: Flowers for Three Seasons, Patrick Lima
The Small Garden, John Brookes
and
Decorative Accents for the Garden, Emily Phillips

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"Whenever another driver has given you a dirty look, check out your car. Perhaps he is trying to tell you something..."

The Safe Driving Handbook


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