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Thank you for putting on such an imaginative and daring series of programmes, for honoring Purdy, and for inviting my little buddy, Neil Besner, and me to participate. We both thought it was the right thing and better still a hoot. This was a wild and wonderful scheme! A fabulous act of imagination and daring. - Poet Dennis Cooley (on Mondo!Purdy 2009)

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/11/09


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

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Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World - Lesley Downer (out of print)

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Casino Moscow: A Tale of Greed and Adventure on Capitalism's Wildest Frontier - Matthew Brzezinski (out of print)

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Lift Up Thy Voice: The Grimké Family's Journey from Slaveholders to Civil Rights Leaders - Mark Perry (out of print)

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Over Europe: Spectacular Aerial Photographs of the New Europe - Jan Morris (out of print)

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Sri Lanka: A Sketchbook - Kumar Pereira/Peter Jones (scarce)

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Good Things - Martha Stewart

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, illus. Moritz Kennel

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The Great Quillow - James Thurber, illus. Steven Kellogg

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Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll, illus. Eric Kincaid

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Tintin's Travel Diaries: Scotland (out of print)

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Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal

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The Children's Book of World History: Dark Ages to 1914 (Usborne)

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Bookshelf Free Press: Selections from the Winnipeg Free Press, 1955-1956

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The Huldufolk: Forever Friends - Kathleen Arnason/Jerry Johnson (scarce)

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Winnipeg 100: Winnipeg Free Press 100 Year Pictorial History of Winnipeg - ed. Edith Paterson

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Shunning, Patrick Friesen (poetry)
Chainletter, Douglas Burnet Smith (poetry, very scarce)
Emergency Roadside Assistance, Michael Crummey (poetry, scarce)
Going Around with Bachelors, Agnes Walsh (poetry)
Nerve Language, Brian Henderson (poetry)
Rehearsal for Dancers, Craig Powell (poetry, scarce)
Finding Mom at Eaton's, George Morrissette (poetry, scarce)
Boys, Kathleen Winter
All Passion Spent, Vita Sackville-West
The Fairest Among Women, Shifra Horn (Israel, trans.)
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett
My Friend Leonard, James Frey
Outer Dark, Cormac McCarthy
The Biographer's Tale, A.S. Byatt
All the Names, José Saramago
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek/An American Childhood/The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
Affairs of the Heart, Malcolm Muggeridge
Winter in Moscow, Malcolm Muggeridge (scarce reprint of his 1934 novel, $12)
The Gulag Archipelago: I/II/III, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Tunnel, William H. Gass
Dressed in Full Smiles, Nurit Drory (local author)
Live With It, Elise Moore (play, out of print)
Head: The Musical, Debbie Patterson
Grease: A New 50s Rock Musical, Jim Jacobs/Warren Casey
In the Boom Boom Room, David Rabe (play)
The River Niger, Joseph Walker (play)
The Royal Family, George Kaufman/Edna Ferber (play)
Sherlock Holmes, William Gillette/Arthur Conan Doyle (play)
A Touch of the Poet, Eugene O'Neill (play)
A Moon for the Misbegotten, Eugene O'Neill (play)
Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts, Ira Levin
Indians, Arthur Kopit (play)
That Championship Season, Jason Miller (play)
plus 30 new plays
Kindred, Octavia Butler (African-American SciFi)
The Other Side of the Sun, Madeleine L'Engle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
Spider's Song, Anita Daher
My Canary Yellow Star, Eva Wiseman
A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein
and
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein

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Non-Fiction

Ascent of Mount Carmel, St. John of the Cross
Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen, Gabriele Uhlein
Hildegard of Bingen, Ingeborg Ulrich
Scivias, Hildegard of Bingen
Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eberhard Bethge
For the Time Being, Annie Dillard (out of print)
The End of Christendom, Malcolm Muggeridge
In a Valley of this Restless Mind, Malcolm Muggeridge
A Third Testament, Malcolm Muggeridge
The Genesis Trilogy, Madeleine L'Engle (out of print)
The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis
Authority, Martyn Lloyd-Jones
The Millennium Myth, N.T. Wright
Renaissance Reformation, William Estep
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the First Christians: Essays and Translations, Robert Eisenman (out of print, $20)
Ecclesiastical History, Eusebius
Hebrew Bible (1922 edition)
The Prophets: An Introduction, Abraham Joshua Heschel
Yiddish Wisdom for Marriage, trans. Rae Meltzer
How to Know God, Deepak Chopra
Beyond the Known: The Ultimate Goal of the Martial Arts, Tri Thong Dang
Le Seigneur du Lotus blanc: Le Dalai-Lama, Claude Levenson
Les Vies parallèles de Jack Kerouac, Gifford/Lee
Natural Vision Improvement, Janet Goodrich
Grammar To Go: The Portable A-Zed Guide to Canadian Usage, Rob Colter
The Broadview Pocket Guide to Writing, Babington/LePan
A Writer's Notebook, Somerset Maugham
The Life of Margaret Laurence, James King
Paris Notebooks: Essays and Reviews, Mavis Gallant
The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
The Best of the West: An Anthology of Classic Writing from the American West, ed. Tony Hillerman
The Che Handbook, Barrio/Jenkins
Remember Me to Everybody: Letters from India 1944-1949, Frederick Gower Turnbull
The Closer We Are to Dying, Joe Fiorito
The Flame Trees of Thika, Elspeth Huxley
The Hedgehog and Friends: More Tales from St. Tiggywinkles, Les Stocker
Attracting, Feeding and Housing Wild Birds with Project Plans, Phyllis Moorman
Feeding the Birds, Jan Mahnken
The Private Eye: Observing Snow Geese, Mary Burns (out of print)
The Search for the Giant Squid: The Biology and Mythology of the World's Most Elusive Sea Creature, Richard Ellis
Traces on the Rhodian Shore: Nature and Culture in Western Thought from Ancient Times to the End of the 18th Century, Clarence Glacken (scarce, $20)
Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered, Bill Devall/George Sessions (out of print)
The Growth of Hunger: A New Politics of Agriculture, René Dumont/Nicholas Cohen
The Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan
Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe, Michio Kaku/Jennifer Trainer
Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!, Richard Feynman
Time's Arrow, Time's Cycle: Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time, Stephen Jay Gould
Religion and Science in Early Canada: Vol. 1, J.D. Rabb (out of print)
Calling Canada, Abraham Finkel (self-published diatribe against Ted Rogers)
Inside Women's Magazines, Janice Winship
Diane Arbus: Magazine Work (photography)
Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits, Allan Greer
La Vieux Montréal, Georges Delfosse (art)
On the Right Track: Tales from the Trans Siberian and Beyond, Les Kletke (local author, signed)
Fur Trade, Rosemary Neering (64 pp.)
The Execution of Thomas Scott, R.W.W. Robertson
R.B. Russell and the Labour Movement, Kenneth Osborne (out of print)
Rise and Fall of a Political Animal: A Memoir, Sidney Green (out of print)
Canadian Communism: The Stalin Years and Beyond, Norman Penner (very scarce, $20)
Them Days: Memories of a Prairie Valley, Olga Klimko/Michael Taft (Souris Valley history)
Trans Canada Trail: Manitoba, Sue Lebrecht
Mennonite Settlement (1985, Manitoba Culture, 12 pp.)
Notre-Dame des Prairies (1988, Manitoba Culture, 20 pp., very scarce)
Dancing Through Time: The First Fifty Years of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Christopher Dafoe
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Grey Owl, Lovat Dickson (1985, Parks Canada)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

Hansi: The Girl Who Loved the Swastika, Maria Anne Hirschmann

(And really, what girl doesn't?)


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