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Hello! I’ve even heard of you over here in Oxford, England…I used to live in Winnipeg, and my friend Pamela sent me your ‘100 real reasons to love Winnipeg’. I like all these reasons, but relate particularly to your reasons 51 and 52, because I’m Scottish and definitely think you can be generous and parsimonious all in one – that’s what the whole Scottish nation is like! Thank you for your list – it has made my day, because I too love Winnipeg. - Marjory Szurko, Librarian, Oriel College, Oxford

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 4/6/09


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

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The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends - Ronan Coghlan

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The Caldecott Aesop

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The Best of Lewis Carroll

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Bread Alone: Bold Fresh Loaves from Your Own Hands - Daniel Leader/Judith Blahnik

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The Scoop: How to Change Store-Bought Ice Cream into Fabulous Desserts - Lori Longbotham

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Step by Step Organic Vegetable Gardening - Shepherd Ogden

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A History of Women Photographers - Naomi Rosenblum

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The Canadian Landscape - J.A. Kraulis

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Silent Poetry: Chinese Paintings in the Douglas Dillon Galleries - Wen Fong/Maxwell Hearn

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George Rodrigue: A Cajun Artist - Lawrence Freundlich

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Surrealist Art: The Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago

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Wheat Kings: Vanishing Landmarks of the Canadian Prairies - Greg McDonnell

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Wild Bird Photography - Tim Fitzharris

Also new this week

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Fiction

King Leary, Paul Quarrington
Home Game, Paul Quarrington
The Other Side of the Bridge, Mary Lawson
Orphan Love, Nadia Bozak
Astrid and Veronika, Linda Olsson
The Orchard Keeper, Cormac McCarthy
Mister Pip, Lloyd Jones
The Lover, Marguerite Duras
The Eye, Vladimir Nabokov
Pnin, Vladimir Nabokov
Exile and the Kingdom, Albert Camus
Galapagos, Kurt Vonnegut
The Nothing Man, Jim Thompson
The Golden Gizmo, Jim Thompson
A Swell-Looking Babe, Jim Thompson
L.A. Confidential, James Ellroy
Because the Night, James Ellroy
Sister Prometheus: Discovering Marie Curie, Douglas Burnet Smith (poetry, September 2008)
Le poème invisible/The Invisible Poem, E.D. Blodgett (October 2008)
Yellowgrass, Alan Safarik (September 2008)
Dissecting Grace, Alisa Gordaneer (poetry, only 90 copies printed)
War Stories, Alisa Gordaneer (poetry, only 90 copies printed)
Shall: Ghazals, Catherine Owen (poetry)
Leaves of a Diary, Flavia Cosma (poetry)
Lan(d)guage: a sequence of poetics, Ken Belford
Cantos from Wolverine Creek, Brenda Schmidt (poetry)
Emergency Hallelujah, Jason Heroux (poetry)
Feria: A Poempark, Oana Avasilichioaei
The Pangborn Defence, Norm Sibum (poetry)
A Dirge for My Daughter: Poems, Frederick Philip Grove
Hannah Waters And The Daughter Of Johann Sebastian Bach, Barbara Nickel
eight new Franklin titles, Paulette Bourgeois/Brenda Clark
sixteen new Berenstain Bears books
Knight's Castle, Edward Eager
The Epic of Gilgamesh
and
Essential Tolkien (CD, excerpts performed by Tolkien)

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Non-Fiction

The Epistle to the Romans, Karl Barth
Harper's Bible Dictionary
Lives of the Popes, Richard McBrien
Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land through the Five Books of Moses, Bruce Feiler
Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine, Harold Bloom
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Matthew Fox
The Gospels of Mary: The Secret Tradition of Mary Magdalene the Companion of Jesus, Marvin Meyer
My Last Wishes: A Journal, Joy Meredith
The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
The Examined Life, Robert Nozick
Pooh and the Philosophers, John Tyerman Williams
The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog, ed. Howard Rheingold
Covert Culture Sourcebook: A Guide to Fringe Culture, Richard Kadrey
Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, T.S. Eliot ($9 at Aqua, $20 at Greenfield)
The Force of Vocation: The Literary Career of Adele Wiseman, Ruth Panofsky
Alien Heart: The Life and Work of Margaret Laurence, Lyall Powers
The Weekend Novelist, Robert Ray
The Electric Light Orchestra Story, Bev Bevan (scarce)
Life with My Sister Madonna, Christopher Ciccone
Marlene Dietrich, by her daughter Maria Riva
The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway, William Goldman (out of print)
Which Reminds Me, Tony Randall
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed and Other Things I've Learned, Alan Alda
The Last American Man, Elizabeth Gilbert
A Private History of Awe, Scott Russell Sanders
The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner
Lucky, Alice Sebold
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris
Homage to Barcelona, Colm Tóibín
Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World, Anthony Doerr
Baba: A Return to China Upon My Father's Shoulders, Belle Yang
Hell's Angels, Hunter S. Thompson
Canada's War: The Politics of the Mackenzie King Government, 1939-1945, J.L. Granatstein
Essays in Medieval History presented to Bertie Wilkinson (scarce)
Children of Prometheus: A History of Science and Technology, James MacLachlan
Mathematical Circus, Martin Gardner
Play Winning Chess, Yasser Seirawan
Exercises in the Endgame: Diagrammed Move By Move, Ken Smith (scarce)
An Illustrated Dictionary of Chess, Edward Brace
536 Puzzles and Curious Problems, Henry Dudeney
Magic as a Hobby, Bruce Elliott
Magic and Magicians, Bill Severn
Illustrated Magic, Ottokar Fischer
Now You See It, Now You Don't: Lessons in Sleight of Hand, Bill Tarr (out of print)
Karate Techniques and Tactics: Skills for Sparring and Self-Defense, Patrick Hickey (out of print)
Best Karate Fundamentals, M. Nakayama
Running Start to Finish, John Stanton
Searching for Bobby Orr, Stephen Brunt
Building and Flying Model Aircraft, Schleicher/Barr
Solarization and Posterization in Black and White and Color, B.N. Thadani (Winnipeg, 1986, very scarce)
Winter Traditions (ICG cookbook, 1990)
Cooking with the Two Fat Ladies, Jennifer Paterson/Clarissa Dickson Wright (out of print)
Creole Gumbo and All That Jazz: New Orleans Seafood Cookbook, Howard Mitcham
Becoming a Chef, Dornenburg/Page
The Making of a Pastry Chef, Andrew MacLauchlan
The Desperate Ones: Forgotten Canadian Outlaws, Edward Butts
Nowhere to Run: The Killing of Constable Dennis Strongquill, Mike McIntyre
Canoeing with the Cree, Eric Sevareid
North with Franklin: The Lost Journals of James Fitzjames, John Wilson (out of print)
York Boats Of The Hudson's Bay Company: Canada's Inland Armada, Dennis Johnson
By the Banks of the Brokenhead, Karmel Schreyer/John James Schreyer
Edge of the Wilderness: Growing Up in the North, Lee Updike
and
Saskatoon: The First Half-Century, Don Kerr/Stan Hanson (out of print)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

'Looked at casually, the idea of "barging in" upon a busy person in the "interruptive" manner of a telephone call, to sell him something he will likely at once deny he is at all interested in, seems like pretty "cheeky" business.'

How to Get More Business by Telephone, Jack Schwartz


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