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FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 10/26/09


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

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Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss and the Myths and Realities of Dieting - Gina Kolata

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Front Row, Anna Wintour: What Lies Beneath the Chic Exterior of Vogue's Editor-in-Chief - Jerry Oppenheimer

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Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think - Brian Wansink

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I Am Charlotte Simmons - Tom Wolfe

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The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America - Eric Idle

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Summer People - Brian Groh

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The Buddha's Art of Healing: Tibetan Paintings Rediscovered (out of print)

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Bhima Swarga: The Balinese Journey of the Soul - Idanna Pucci (out of print)

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Tolkien's Ring - David Day (out of print)

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Hockey's Book of Firsts - James Duplacey

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Open House: Canada and the Magic of Curling - Scott Russell

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SCTV: Behind the Scenes - Dave Thomas

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Marilyn: A Biography - Norman Mailer (out of print)

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If Walls Could Talk: Manitoba's Best Buildings Explored and Explained - David/Maureen Butterfield (out of print)

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Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics - Paul Gravett

Also new this week

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Fiction

Climbing Patrick's Mountain, Des Kennedy (September 2009, new book)
The Possibility of Dreaming on a Night Without Stars, Michael Kaufman
An Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991, Adrienne Rich
Gertrude, Herman Hesse
Going After Cacciato, Tim O'Brien
Le Bal, Irène Némirovsky
Katherine, Anya Seton
Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles, Margaret George
Prairie Born, Prairie Bred: Poetic Reflections of a Pioneer, Edna Jacques (poetry, very scarce)
Albertine in Five Times, Michel Tremblay (play)
29 new The Cat Who... books, Lilian Jackson Braun
Skud, Dennis Foon
A Thief in the House of Memory, Tim Wynne-Jones
I Am a Taxi, Deborah Ellis
Tribes, Arthur Slade
The Mzungu Boy, Meja Mwangi
Noses Are Red, Richard Scrimger
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: Books 1-9, Kathryn Lasky
Dragon Rider, Cornelia Funke
Grimm's Grimmest, Jacob/Wilhelm Grimm (out of print)
Folk Tales and Legends of Some Guyana Amerindians (Guyana, 1979, very scarce)
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More Amerindian Stories (Guyana, 1977, very scarce)

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Non-Fiction

Dreams and Images: An Anthology of Catholic Poets (1917)
The Living Tradition of Catholic Moral Theology, Charles Curran (out of print)
Promise Fulfilled, Carlo Maria Martini (out of print)
Thérapeutique des maladies spirituelles, Jean-Claude Larchet
Our Father: Meditations on the Lord's Prayer, Ivan Luzeckyj (very scarce)
Belief and Practice in the Orthodox Church, Eusebius Stephanou (scarce)
The Bible for Dummies, Geoghegan/Homan
Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential, Caroline Myss
The Eagle and the Monk: The 7 Principles of Successful Change, William Jenkins/Richard Oliver
Learn to Be an Optimist: A Practical Guide to Achieving Happiness, Lucy MacDonald
I Should Be Burnt Out By Now, So How Come I'm Not? How You Can Survive and Thrive in Today's Uncertain World, Peg Neuhauser
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
Creativity: Unleashing Your Creative Power, George Gamez
Biology as Ideology: The Doctrine of DNA, R.C. Lewontin
The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics, Robert Crease/Charles Mann
thirty vintage Kodak Photo Books
The Encyclopedia of Horses and Ponies, Tamsin Pickeral
The French Chef Cookbook, Julia Child (paperback, out of print)
Bob Vila's Complete Guide to Remodeling Your Home, Bob Vila/Hugh Howard
Dimensions: Space, Shape and Scale in Architecture, Charles Moore/Gerald Allen
The Great Ages of Architecture, Bodo Cichy
The Japanese House: Its Interior and Exterior, Kiyoko/Tatsuo Ishimoto
Japanese Art: Sixty Works in Full Colour, Raymond Johnes
The Story of the Arawaks in Antigua and Barbados, D.V. Nicholson (very scarce)
Sulha: Palestinian Traditional Peacemaking Process, Elias Jabbour
A Bedouin Boyhood, Isaak Diqs
Virunga: The Passion of Dian Fossey, Farley Mowat (signed)
Up Till Now: The Autobiography, William Shatner
Gielgud's Letters, ed. Richard Mangan
Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques, Viola Spolin
An Actor Prepares, Constantin Stanislavski
The Art of Glenn Gould, ed. John Roberts (very scarce)
History of Baroque Music, Kurt List
Easy Piano: Disney Mega-Hit Movies
Elvis: 30 #1 Hits for Piano, Vocal and Guitar
Best of the Doors (for guitar)
Blues Guitar Basics, Keith Wyatt
Learn to Play Blues, Anthony Marks
Easy Guitar: The Best of Bob Marley
The World's Greatest Guitar Book, ed. Milton Okun
For Those About to Rock: A Road Map to Being in a Band, Dave Bidini
Slash, Slash/Anthony Bozza
Watch You Bleed: The Saga of Guns N' Roses, Stephen Davis
Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock-Bottom at the Top, Joey Kramer
Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women, Michael Gross
Permanent Parisians: An Illustrated Guide to the Cemetaries of Paris, Judi Culbertson/Tom Randall
The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century, Will Hutton
The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them, Amy Goodman
The Pictorial History of World War II, Charles Messenger
Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris, Ian Kershaw
A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, Williamson Murray/Allan Millett
The War Lords: Military Commanders of the Twentieth Century, ed. Field Marshall Sir Michael Carver
Britain and Her Army 1509-1970, Correlli Barnett (out of print)
The Price of Admiralty: The Evolution of Naval Warfare, John Keegan
Ready, Aye, Ready: An Illustrated History of the Royal Canadian Navy, Jack Macbeth
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, Nathaniel Philbrick
Canoecraft: A Harrowsmith Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction, Ted Moores/Merilyn Mohr
Song of the Paddle: An Illustrated Guide to Wilderness Camping, Bill Mason (out of print)
Slow Boat on Rum Row, Fraser Miles
The Green Trees Beyond: A Memoir, R.D. Lawrence
Far Pastures, R.M. Patterson
Gold Rush: Reliving the Klondike Adventure in Canada's North, Ian/Sally Wilson
Unfriendly Neighbours, Chilco Coate
Medicine, Madams and Mounties: Stories of a Yukon Doctor 1933-1947, Allan Duncan
Trooper and Redskin in the Far Northwest: Recollections of Life in the North-West Mounted Police 1884-1888, John Donkin
The Mounties: The History of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Jim Lotz (out of print)
...And So...That's How It Happened: Recollections of Stanley-Barkerville 1900-1975, W.M. Hong
Cutting Up the North: The History of the Forest Industry in the Northern Interior, Ken Bernsohn
Beyond the Blue Bridge: Stories from Esquimalt, ed. Maureen Duffus
Sudbury, Ray Thoms/Kathy Pearsall (very scarce, $200 online, $50 at Aqua)
Canada: Our Century, Mark Kingwell/Christopher Moore
You Had To Be There: The Generation that Survived the Depression, Won the War, and Re-Invented Canada, Robert Collins
Calling the Prairies Home: Origins, Attitudes, Quirks and Curiosities, Mike O'Brien
Empire of the Bay: An Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Company, Peter Newman (out of print)
Canada 1892: Portrait of a Promised Land, Peter Newman (out of print)
Native American Literature: Boundaries and Sovereignties, ed. Kathryn Shanley ($55 online, $20 at Aqua)
North American Indian Life: Customs and Traditions of 23 Tribes, ed. Elsie Clews Parsons
Ojibway Heritage, Basil Johnston
Les Jésuites dans la vie manitobaine: 1885-1922, Gérard Jolicoeur (out of print)
Billy: The Life and Photographs of William S.A. Beal, Robert Barrow/Leigh Hambly (Black history/Manitoba history, scarce)
The Story of St. Faith's, Marguerita Fowler (Manitoba history, out of print)
and
Wildflowers of Churchill and the Hudson Bay Region, Karen Johnson (out of print)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

"Do not use in the same sentence two or more negative words."

Drill for Skill, C.C. Rickett (1946)


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