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Hello! I’ve even heard of you over here in Oxford, England…I used to live in Winnipeg, and my friend Pamela sent me your ‘100 real reasons to love Winnipeg’. I like all these reasons, but relate particularly to your reasons 51 and 52, because I’m Scottish and definitely think you can be generous and parsimonious all in one – that’s what the whole Scottish nation is like! Thank you for your list – it has made my day, because I too love Winnipeg. - Marjory Szurko, Librarian, Oriel College, Oxford

FEATURED NEW ARRIVALS FOR THE WEEK OF 11/2/09


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

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Come Walk With Me: A Memoir - Beatrice Mosionier

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The Life of Helen Betty Osborne: A Graphic Novel - David Robertson/Madison Blackstone

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In Search of April Raintree - Beatrice Mosionier

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Animal Farm - George Orwell (Folio Society)

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Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

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The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien (Folio Society)

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Character Parts: Who's Really Who in Canlit - Brian Busby

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James Bond Movie Posters: From Dr. No to Die Another Day

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Assassination Vacation - Sarah Vowell

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Maps and Legends - Michael Chabon

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Wild Thoughts from Wild Places - David Quammen

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Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the U.S. - Beppe Severgnini

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The Story of the Bahamas - Ted Albury (out of print)

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The Mapmakers - John Noble Wilford

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The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy - Kirkpatrick Sale

Also new this week

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Fiction

My Lovely Enemy, Rudy Wiebe
An Ordinary Decent Criminal, Michael Van Rooy (new)
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Criminal, Michael Van Rooy (new)
Heroes and Villains, Angela Carter
The Zap Gun, Philip K. Dick
Still Life With Woodpecker, Tom Robbins
Queer, William S. Burroughs
The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Snuff, Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor, Chuck Palahniuk
Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
Invivible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk
The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill
Amsterdam, Ian McEwan
The Enchantress of Florence, Salman Rushdie
The Satanic Verses, Salman Rusdie
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy (Pevear/Volokhonsky trans.)
Straw Dogs, Gordon Williams
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, David Wroblewski
Serpent in Paradise, Dea Birkett
The Mood Embosser, Louis Cabri (poetry)
Fortune, Tanis MacDonald (poetry)
Selected Poems, Denise Levertov
Lion Country, Frederick Buechner
A Charles Williams Reader: Descent into Hell/Many Dimensions/War in Heaven
The Princess and Curdie, George MacDonald
The Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald
Eragon, Christopher Paolini
How Lone Crow Became Magpie, Kate Buchholz/Keiron Flamand (Pemmican Press, very scarce, $135 online, $20 at Aqua)
and
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, Dr. Seuss

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Non-Fiction

Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith, Anne Lamott
In Man We Trust, Walter Brueggemann (out of print)
The Politics of God and the Politics of Man, Jacques Ellul
In the Name of Jesus, Henri Nouwen
Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, John Donne
four out of print Ian Pennicook titles
three out of print Geoffrey Bingham titles
God Speaking, Martin Bleby
Celtic Treasure: Daily Scriptures and Prayer, J. Philip Newell
Celtic Spirituality, trans. Oliver Davies
Singing Bowls: A Practical Handbook of Instruction and Use, Eva Rudy Jansen
Einstein and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings, ed. Thomas McFarlane
Zen in the Art of Archery, Eugen Herrigel
The Cry for Myth, Rollo May
A Sense of the Future, J. Bronowski
The Common Sense of Science, J. Bronowski
Biology of Spiders, Rainer Foelix
Darwin and the Beagle, Alan Moorehead
Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior, Jonathan Weiner
The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer, David Berlinski
Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem, Simon Singh
Comet, Carl Sagan/Ann Druyan
Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations, E.C. Krupp
The Darwin Awards: Intelligent Design, Wendy Northcutt
The Unmentionable History of the West: Undressing Our History of Corsets and Crinolines, Bustles and Brassieres, Girdles and Garters - Nancy Millar
The Gypsies, Jan Yoors
Making a Killing: How and Why Corporations Use Armed Force to Do Business, Madelaine Drohan
Dispatches from the Edge, Anderson Cooper
Boutique Thinking in a Big Box World, Joe Marcoux
This Place on Earth: Home and the Practice of Permanence, Alan Thein Durning
Harvest of a Quiet Eye: The Cabin as Sanctuary, Lawrence Scanlan
Home and Away, Ronald Wright
Brendan Behan's Island: An Irish Sketchbook (drawings by Paul Hogarth)
My Left Foot, Christy Brown
Down All the Days, Christy Brown
Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
A Hot-Eyed Moderate, Jane Rule
Small Wonder: Essays, Barbara Kingsolver
In Defense of Ignorance, Karl Shapiro
Alexander Solzhenitsyn: A Century in His Life, D.M. Thomas
The Educated Imagination, Northrop Frye
The Young Rebel in American Literature, ed. Carl Bode
The Agatha Christie Companion, Dennis Sanders/Len Lovallo
Le Robert Micro poche
Teach Yourself Gaelic
Romanian Made Nice and Easy
Vietnam: The Land We Never Knew, photography by Geoffrey Clifford
Splendors of the Seas: The Photographs of Norbert Wu (out of print)
The Great Book of French Impressionism, Horst Keller
The Christian Faith in Art, Eric Newton/William Neil
Vistas of Promise: Manitoba 1874-1919 (Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1988)
New York: Walking Tours of Architecture and History, Gerard Wolfe
Gangsters and Gold Diggers: Old New York, the Jazz Age, and the Birth of Broadway, Jerome Charyn
It Happened On Broadway: An Oral History of the Great White Way, Myrna/Harvey Frommer
Colored Lights: Forty Years of Words and Music, Show Biz, Collaboration, and All That Jazz, John Kander/Fred Ebb
A Year with the Producers, Jeffry Denman
Everything Was Possible: The Birth of the Musical Follies, Ted Chapin
Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway, Frederick Nolan (out of print)
All His Jazz: The Life and Death of Bob Fosse, Martin Gottfried
The Complete Singer-Actor: Training for Music Theater, H. Wesley Balk (out of print)
The Dude Abides: The Gospel According to the Coen Brothers, Cathleen Falsani
Down and Dirty Pictures: Mirimax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film, Peter Biskind
No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography of Jim Morrison, Jerry Hopkins/Danny Sugerman
Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga, Stephen Davis
Becoming Almost Famous: My Back Pages in Music, Writing, and Life, Ben Fong-Torres (out of print)
Perfect Pitch: Color Hearing for Expanded Musical Awareness, David Burge
Great Desserts from the Great Chefs, Khalsa/Opalenik (out of print)
License to Grill, Chris Schlesinger/John Willoughby (out of print)
Sauces: Classical and Contemporary Sauce Making, James Peterson (out of print)
Santa Fe Lite and Spicy Recipe, Joan Stromquist
Indian Vegetarian Cooking from an American Kitchen, Vasantha Prasad
Easy Curry Cookery (Australian Women's Weekly)
The Myth of the A.D.D. Child, Thomas Armstrong
The Day They Took the Children: Illustrated Personal Memories of Britain's 3,500,000 Evacuees, Ben Wicks
The Little Immigrants: The Orphans Who Came to Canada, Kenneth Bagnell
The Half-Million: The Canadians in Britain 1939-1946, C.P. Stacey/Barbara Wilson (out of print)
Remembering the Farm: Farming, Ranching, and Rural Life in Canada Past and Present, Allan Anderson
A Harvest Yet to Reap: A History of Prairie Women, Linda Rasmussen
Visitations? Manitoba UFO Experiences, Chris Rutkowski (scarce)
Winnipeg 100: Winnipeg Free Press 100 Year Pictorial History of Winnipeg, ed. Edith Paterson
A Good Solid Comfortable Establishment: An Illustrated History of Lower Fort Garry, Graham MacDonald (out of print)
and
Crescentwood: A History, Randy Rostecki (out of print, $60 at Burton Lysecki, $25 at Aqua)

plus hundreds more every week....

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What's Gumby Reading?

Junior Karate: Teach Yourself to Be a Karate Kid!, Russell Kozuki


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