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What people are saying:

Kelly, you were so funny. I peed myself. - Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio One's The Next Chapter (on Kelly Hughes singing a song at the 2009 Manitoba Book Awards)


To hold or order any of these books [or to check on current availability], please email


A Short History of Myth - Karen Armstrong


Tales from Ovid - Ted Hughes (out of print)


A Woman's Guide to Martial Arts - Monica McCabe Cardoza (out of print)


Signal - Years of Triumph: Hitler's Wartime Picture Magazine 1940-42


Nicholas II: The Last Tsar - Marvin Lyons


The Spanish Civil War - Jack Gibbs


A Rare Benedictine: The Advent of Brother Cadfael - Ellis Peters


The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece - Jonathan Harr


Chinese Watercolours

Also new this week



Secular Love, Michael Ondaatje (poetry, scarce)
Food, Ogden Nash
The Penal Colony, Franz Kafka
Gould's Book of Fish, Richard Flanagan
Imperfect Birds, Anne Lamott
The Twin, Gerbrand Bakker
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre, Amanda Grange
What Casanova Told Me, Susan Swan
What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal, Zoe Heller
The Circle of Reason, Amitav Ghosh
All Over Creation, Ruth Ozeki
Parable of the Sower, Octavia Butler
Right You Are, Mr. Moto, John Marquand (out of print)
Thank You, Mr. Moto, John Marquand (out of print)
Your Turn, Mr. Moto, John Marquand (out of print)
A Case of Two Cities: An Inspector Chen Novel, Qiu Xiaolong
Murder in Jerusalem: A Michael Ohayon Mystery, Batya Gur
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney



The Life of Jesus, Friedrich Schleiermacher (out of print)
Experiences of God, Jürgen Moltmann
Becoming Human, Jean Vanier
Knowledge and Human Interests, Jürgen Habermas
The Gods, Alain
Introduction to Phenomenology, Dermot Moran
Phenomenology of Perception, Merleau-Ponty
Le primat de la perception, Merleau-Ponty
Éloge de la philosophie, Merleau-Ponty
La misère du monde, Pierre Bourdieu
Recherches pour une sémanalyse, Julia Kristeva
The Portable Kristeva, ed. Kelly Oliver
The Kristeva Reader, ed. Toril Moi
The Foucault Reader, ed. Paul Rabinow
Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews, Michel Foucault
The Giddens Reader, ed. Philip Cassell
Conversations with Anthony Giddens: Making Sense of Modernity
Myth and Meaning: Cracking the Code of Culture, Claude Lévi-Strauss
Achieving Our Country: 20th Century Leftist Thought, Richard Rorty
Money and the Meaning of Life, Jacob Needleman
The Age of Permanent Revolution: A Trotsky Anthology, ed. Isaac Deutscher
Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche
Modern Man in Search of a Soul, C.G. Jung
The Time of the Assassins: A Study of Rimbaud, Henry Miller
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life, Donald Miller
The Convict Lover, Merilyn Simonds
I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul, James Brown
Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, Michael White/John Gribbin
Allergic to the Twentieth Century: The Explosion in Environmental Allergies, Peter Radetsky
The Evolution of Modern Sculpture: Tradition and Innovation, A.M. Hammacher
Carving Faces and Figures in Wood, E.J. Tangerman
Capturing Personality in Woodcarving, E.J. Tangerman
Making Wood Signs, Patrick Spielman
The Complete Book of Furniture Repair and Refinishing, Ralph Parsons Kinney
Baseball: The Early Years, Harold Seymour
Baseball: The Golden Age, Harold Seymour
A Brief History of the Olympic Games, David Young
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Charles Mann
Don't Know Much About the Civil War, Kenneth Davis
Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, Dayton Duncan/Ken Burns
God's Mercies: Champlain, Hudson and the Dream of Discovery, Douglas Hunter
Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West, D'Arcy Jenish
The Fresh-water Fishes of British Columbia, Carl/Clemens/Lindsey
Handbook of Canadian Mammals: Bats, van Zyll de Jong
Wild Plants of the Canadian Prairies, A.C. Budd/Keith Best
Native Trees of Canada, R.C. Hosie
Weeds of Canada, Clarence Frankton
The Big Red Fox: Canada's Most Notorious Criminal, Peter McSherry
Mining's Early Years: An Historic Look at Flin Flon's Mining Pioneers

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

"When the meal was over Father smacked his lips cheerfully and said, 'Now let's all commit suicide.'"

God Loves Laughter, William Sears

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