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Winnipeg, MB
Canada  R3C 1H3
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FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 9/21/09


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

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Girlfriend 44 - Mark Barrowcliffe

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French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure - Mireille Guiliano

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Smoke - Elizabeth Ruth

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The Crazy Kill - Chester Himes

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Cotton Comes to Harlem - Chester Himes

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The Real Cool Killers - Chester Himes (out of print)

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John Wayne's America: The Politics of Celebrity - Garry Wills

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Down at the End of Lonely Street: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley - Peter Brown/Pat Broeske (out of print)

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Jagger Unauthorized - Christopher Andersen (out of print)

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The Tailor-King: The Rise and Fall of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Münster - Anthony Arthur (out of print)

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A Short History of Lyme Regis - John Fowles (out of print)

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Waterloo - Andrew Roberts

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Duncan Cameron's Shipwreck Detective

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The New Craft Collection: Over 160 Beautiful, Easy-to-Make Projects

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Papier-Mache Project Book - Marion Elliot

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The Four Seasons of the House of Cerruti (facsimile edition and trans. of 14th-c. Latin manuscript)

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Tin Hats, Oilskins and Seaboots: A Naval Journey, 1938-1945 - Latham Jenson

Also new this week

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Fiction

The Rain Barrel Baby, Alison Preston
The Red Heron, Karen Dudley
Sans Souci and Other Stories, Dionne Brand (out of print, signed)
On Glassy Wings, Anne Szumigalski (poetry)
Asphodel, Hilda Doolittle (out of print)
Ben, in the World, Doris Lessing
Overhead in a Balloon and Other Stories, Mavis Gallant
The Complete Novels, Jean Rhys
The Comforts of Madness, Paul Sayer
Brothers in Arms, Michael Carson
The Violent Bear It Away, Flannery O'Connor
Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor
On the Black Hill, Bruce Chatwin
If On a Winter's Night a Traveller, Italo Calvino (Italy, trans.)
Now Wait for Last Year, Philip K. Dick
Our Friends from Frolix 8, Philip K. Dick
Clans of the Alphane Moon, Philip K. Dick
Marabou Stork Nightmares, Irvine Welsh
The Season Ticket, Jonathan Tulloch
Boy!, Ferdinand Oyono (Cameroon, trans.)
When He Was Young and He Used to Wear Silks, Austin Clarke
A Rage in Harlem, Chester Himes (out of print)
The Big Gold Dream, Chester Himes
At the Bottom of the River, Jamaica Kincaid
A Change of Skies, Yasmine Gooneratne (India, English)
Peony in Love, Lisa See
The Coffin Tree, Wendy Law-Yone
Diary of a Mad Old Man, Junichiro Tanizaki (Japan, trans.)
The King's Nun: A Novel of Charlemagne, Catherine Monroe
The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Catherine Monroe
Only Call Us Faithful: A Novel of the Union Underground, Marie Jakober
A King's Trade: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure, Dewey Lambdin
Brilliant!: The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla, Electric Company Theatre (play)
That's What She Said: Contemporary Poetry and Fiction by Native American Women, ed. Rayna Green
Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women, ed. Paula Gunn Allen
Afro-American Folktales: Stories from Black Traditions in the New World, ed. Roger Abrahams (out of print)
and
Confessions of a Jailbird: The Anti-Racism Comic Book, Bob Haverluck (Winnipeg, 1993, very scarce)

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Non-Fiction

God of the Oppressed, James H. Cone
The Sanctified Church: The Folklore Writings of Zora Neale Hurston (out of print)
No Other Foundation: The Church through Twenty Centuries, Jeremy Jackson (scarce)
The Story of Christian Origins, Martin Larson (scarce)
The Christians as the Romans Saw Them, Robert Wilken
The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions, Paula Gunn Allen (out of print)
A Dark Science: Women, Sexuality and Psychiatry in the Nineteenth Century, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
A Secret Symmetry: Sabina Spielrein Between Jung and Freud, Aldo Carotenuto
The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Charles Darwin
Yiddish Wisdom (Yiddish Chochma)
Words Like Arrows: A Collection of Yiddish Folk Sayings, ed. Shirley Kumove
The Dictionary of Isle of Wight Dialect, Jack Lavers (very scarce)
Quotations from English Canadian Literature, David Strickland
Remember Everything You Read: The Evelyn Wood 7-Day Speed Reading and Learning Program, Stanley Frank
The Viking Book of Aphorisms, W.H. Auden/Louis Kronenberger
A Dictionary of Political Thought, Roger Scruton
Law Dictionary, Steven Gifis
Dictionary of Insurance, Lewis Davids
Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary (20th ed.)
A Dictionary of Science, Uvarov/Chapman
Dictionary of Astrology, Dal Lee
Yoga Illustrated Dictionary, Harvey Day
The Complete Sports Dictionary, George Sullivan
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Pub Names
A Dictionary of Ballet, G.B.L. Wilson
Delftware, John Bedford
Fear of Others: Art Against Racism (Vancouver, 1989, scarce)
Dangerous Pleasures: The Art of Judith Linhares (scarce)
Bev Pike: Intimate Embodiments (Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, 1994, very scarce)
A Boundless Horizon: Visual Records of Exploration and Settlement in the Manitoba Region 1624-1874 (Winnipeg Art Gallery)
Schumann: Music and Madness, Peter Ostwald (scarce)
Instant Blues, Les/Layla Horan
Novels into Film: The Metamorphosis of Fiction into Cinema, George Bluestone
High Hopes: An Autobiography, Ronnie Corbett
Anne Sexton: A Biography, Diane Wood Middlebrook
Shadow Maker: The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwan, Rosemary Sullivan
The Diary of Virginia Woolf: Vols. 1,2 and 4
Hilaire Belloc, A.N. Wilson
Brendan Behan, Ulick O'Connor
A Victorian Portrait: Victorian Life and Values as Seen through the Work of Studio Photographers, Asa Briggs (out of print)
Italian Journal, Goethe
Decadent Societies, Robert Adams
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future, Neil Postman
An Intimate History of Humanity, Theodore Zeldin
Early Rome and the Etruscans, R.M. Ogilvie
The Devils of Loudon, Aldous Huxley
When the Boys Came Marching Home, Ben Wicks
Shurik: A Story of the Siege of Leningrad, Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne
Freemasons: Inside the World's Oldest Secret Society, Paul Jeffers
Hanging in Canada: A Concise History, Frank Anderson
Call in Pinkerton's: American Detectives at Work for Canada, David Ricardo Williams
The Flying Bandit, Heather Robertson
Last Train to Toronto: A Canadian Rail Odyssey, Terry Pindell
Legs: An Authentic Story of Life on the Road, Oscar Dexter Brooks
Memoirs of a Mountain Man, Andy Russell
Great Bear Adventures: True Tales of the Wild, ed. Andy Russell
Grizzly Country, Andy Russell (out of print)
Fog Swamp: Living with Swams in the Wilderness, Trudy Turner
Wild and Free: Living with Wildlife in Canada's North, Ian/Sally Wilson
Tales of an Empty Cabin, Grey Owl
Cranberry Portage: Frontier Life at the Crossroads of the North, Ruth/Jack Paterson
A Journey North: The Great Thompson Nickel Discovery, Hugh Fraser (out of print)
Life and Breath: A Love Story, Theresa Ducharme (Winnipeg, 1987)
Place Names of Manitoba, Penny Ham ($25 at Burton Lysecki, $10 at Aqua)
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Gimli Saga: The History of Gimli, Manitoba (1975, $100 at Burton Lysecki, $50 at Aqua)

plus hundreds more every week....

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