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FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 5/25/09


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

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The Principles of Gardening - Hugh Johnson

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Martha Stewart's Gardening Month by Month ($67 at Chapters, $20 at Aqua)

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The Harrowsmith Perennial Garden: Flowers for Three Seasons - Patrick Lima (out of print)

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Building Small Barns, Sheds and Shelters - Monte Burch

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Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual - Jackson/Day

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Debbie Travis' Weekend Projects (out of print)

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Crow and Weasel - Barry Lopez

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Jackson Beardy: A Life's Work (WAG, 1994, scarce)

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People of the Pines: The Warriors and Legacy of Oka - Geoffrey York/Loreen Pindera (out of print)

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The Americas: A Hemispheric History - Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

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An Illustrated History of Indian Cricket - Boria Majumdar

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Coming Canadians - Jean Burnet/Howard Palmer

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The Bad Girl's Guide to the Open Road - Cameron Tuttle

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Anna's Pet - Margaret Atwood/Joyce Barkhouse (scarce, $12)

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Tiny Treasures: Amazing Miniatures You Can Make

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Cutting Season, Margaret Clarke (out of print)
When I Was Young and In My Prime, Alayna Munce
The Miss Hereford Stories, Gail Anderson-Dargatz
Homesick, Guy Vanderhaeghe
Mister Sandman, Barbara Gowdy
The Book of Secrets, M.G. Vassanji
Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri
A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
The Biographer's Tale, A.S. Byatt
The Wall of the Plague, André Brink
Of Song and Water, Joseph Coulson
Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson
Ticknor, Sheila Heti
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers
Tomcat in Love, Tim O'Brien
Kafka Americana, Jonathan Lethem/Carter Scholz
The Stranger, Albert Camus
The Stories of Richard Bausch
Adventures in the Skin Trade, Dylan Thomas
Revolutionary Petunias and other Poems, Alice Walker (out of print)
Alarum Within: Theatre Poems, Kimmy Beach
Waking Blood, Deborah Keahey (poetry)
Jerusalem Beloved, Di Brandt (poetry)
With English Subtitles, Carmine Starnino (poetry)
The Sewing Room, Carla Funk (poetry)
The Theory of the Loser Class, Jon Paul Fiorentino (poetry)
Flutter Tongue 3 Disarray, Steven Ross Smith (poetry)
Iridium Seeds, Sylvia Legris (poetry)
Making Strange to Yourself, Audrey Poetker (poetry)
Fall by Fury, Earle Birney (poetry)
The Tough Romance, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco (poetry)
The Face of Another, Kobo Abe (Japan, trans.)
Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami (Japan, trans.)
Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami (Japan, trans.)
Farewell My Concubine, Lilian Lee
Big Fish, Daniel Wallace
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar, Robert Alexander
The Man Who Went Up in Smoke, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (Sweden, trans.)
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman
Solaris, Stanislaw Lem
D+D Player's Handbook: Core Rulebook I (v.3.5)
D+D Dungeon Master's Guide: Core Rulebook II (v.3.5)
D+D Sharn: City of Towers, Keith Baker/James Wyatt
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The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings, Kevin Crossley-Holland

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Non-Fiction

The Sign of Jonas, Thomas Merton
The Essential Jesus, John Dominic Crossan
Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, Jack Miles
The Pilgrim Church, E.H. Broadbent
Companions of Jesus: The Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador, Jon Sobrino
Sexism and God-Talk: Toward a Feminist Theology, Rosemary Radford Ruether (out of print)
The Pagan Christ, Tom Harpur
The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas, Elaine Pagels
Mysticism East and West: A Comparative Analysis of the Nature of Mysticism, Rudolf Otto (out of print)
The Essential Talmud, Adin Steinsaltz
The Teachings of the Compassionate Buddha
Technology and Justice, George Grant
Democracy in Cuba and the 1997-98 Elections, Arnold August (scarce)
Mulroney: The Politics of Ambition, John Sawatsky
Behind Closed Doors: The Rise and Fall of Canada's Edper Bronfman and Reichmann Empires, Susan Gittins
Dialogue sur la Démocratie au Canada, Alain Dubuc/Georges Erasmus/John Saul
Légendes Manitobaines, Louisa Picoux/Edwidge Grolet
La littérature au féminin, Carol Harvey/Lise Gaboury-Diallo
Dieu, Shakespeare et Moi, Woody Allen
Pour en finir une bonne fois pour toutes avec la culture, Woody Allen
Bescherelle (Vol. 1-3)
The Kodansha Kanji Learners Dictionary, ed. Jack Halpern ($58 at Chapters, $20 at Aqua)
The Portable Film School for Screenwriters and Filmmakers, D.B. Gilles
Backpacking the Kelty Way, Nena Kelty/Steve Boga (out of print)
South of the Northeast Kingdom, David Mamet
Blood on the Tracks: A Rail Journey from Angola to Mozambique, Miles Bredin (out of print)
A Bed of Red Flowers: In Search of My Afghanistan, Nelofer Pazira
A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman, Joan Anderson
Girl, Interrupted, Susanna Kaysen
Véra: Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov, Stacy Schiff
The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination, Daniel Boorstin
The History of Impressionism, John Rewald
six new Calligraphy titles
Messiah, Handel (vocal score)
The Story of the Civil War, Colonel Red Reeder
Toy Wars: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the Companies That Make Them, Wayne Miller
Teaching the Elephant to Dance: The Manager's Guide to Empowering Change, James Belasco
Never Eat Alone and Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, Keith Ferrazzi
Cantina: The Best of Casual Mexican Cooking, Feniger/Milliken
Prime Time Emeril, Emeril Lagasse
Giant Book of Diabetic Cooking, Karin Cadwell
Company's Coming: Diabetic Cooking, Jean Paré
Company's Coming: Diabetic Dinners, Jean Paré
The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking, ed. Charlotte Turgeon
The Encyclopedia of Herbs: The Complete Guide for Cooks, Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz
Natural Health Homeopathy Handbook, Andrew Lockie
The Garden Book: Designing, Creating and Maintaining Your Garden, John Brookes
Garden Style Source Book: Design Themes for Every Type of Garden, Andrew Wilson
Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Gardening in Canada
Complete Book of Gardening Skills and Techniques, Marshall Cavendish
Gardening with Peat Moss, Rockwell/Breitenbucher (reprint of 1928 ed.)
Perennial Favourites, Lois Hole
The Essential Gardener: The Best Plants for Design and Cultivation, Derek Fell
The Gardener's Companion: A Book of Lists and Lore, Roberta Coughlin
A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold
Wildlife in Canada, R.D. Lawrence
Manitoba Elm Survival Guide, The Coalition to Save the Elms
...and Mighty Women Too: Stories of Notable Western Canadian Women, Grant MacEwan
In Times Like These, Nellie McClung
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Settlers of the Plains, O.E.A. Brown (history of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, very scarce, $20)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"Early in 1970, Dr. Bales learned that Pat Boone was claiming to have been baptized in the Holy Spirit and to have the gift of tongues. Pat Boone was contacted by Dr. Bales and they talked at length about the matter."

Pat Boone and the Gift of Tongues, Dr. James Bales (1970)


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