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Our Next Book Launch: Facing the Anthropocene with Author Ian Angus, Sept. 27!

Cogent and compellingly written, Facing the Anthropocene offers a unique synthesis of natural and social science that illustrates how capitalism’s inexorable drive for growth, powered by the rapid burning of fossil fuels that took millions of years to form, has driven our world to the brink of disaster.  More info: octopusbooks.ca/events


Pride and Prejudice

OUP Oxford | April 17, 2008 | 384 pages
Professor:  Prof. Julie Murray
Course Codes:  ENGL 2100
Semester:  Fall-2016
Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. In this new edition Fiona Stafford considers the artistry with which Jane Austen creates her best-known... More Info

Colonial Latin America

Oxford University Press, USA | November 1, 2014 | 432 pages
Course Codes:  HIST 2308A
Semester:  Fall-2016
The ninth edition of Colonial Latin America provides a concise study of the history of the Iberian colonies in the New World and their preconquest background to the wars of independence in the early nineteenth century. Colonial Latin America is indispensable for students who wish to gain a deeper... More Info

Family Patterns, Gender Relations

OUP Canada | February 1, 2014 | 560 pages
Professor:  Prof. Rania Tfaily
Course Codes:  SOCI 2043
Semester:  Fall-2016
Family Patterns, Gender Relations is a reader featuring a mix of classic and contemporary readings from Canada, the US, and the UK, designed to introduce second- and third-year sociology students to the key issues in family studies today.  More Info

Raisin The Sun

Signet | April 1, 1995 | 206 pages
Professor:  Prof. Patricia Whiting
Course Codes:  ENGL 2108
Semester:  Fall-2016
A black family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in this original and uncut screenplay, written in 1959, that tells the powerful story of an embattled Chicago family. Reissue.  More Info

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Penguin | October 1, 1963 | 272 pages
Professor:  Prof. Rob Holton
Course Codes:  ENGL 6702
Semester:  Fall-2016
McMurphy, a criminal who feigns insanity, is admitted to a mental hospital where he challenges the autocratic authority of the head nurse.  More Info

Price of Salt

W. W. Norton & Company | March 17, 2004 | 262 pages
Professor:  Prof. Priscilla Walton
Course Codes:  ENGL 4708
Semester:  Fall-2016
Trapped in a boring, dead-end day job in a department store, stage designer Therese Belivet finds her life forever changed when she encounters--and falls in love with--Carol Aird, an alluring suburban housewife in the midst of a divorce, as they set out on a cross-country odyssey, pursued by a... More Info

Slaughter House-Five: A Novel

Random House LLC | October 1, 1969 | 275 pages
Professor:  Prof. Adam Barrows
Course Codes:  ENGL 5606F
Semester:  Fall-2016
Billy Pilgrim returns home from the Second World War only to be kidnapped by aliens from the planet Tralfamadore, who teach him that time is an eternal present  More Info

Indie Next Pick

With illustrations by award-winning comic artist Joe Sacco, Chris Hedges portrays a suffering nation on...

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Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her...


2016 05 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Cuba Beyond the Beach, Stories of Life in Havana Book Launch with Author Karen Dubinsky

Havana is Cuba’s soul: a mix of Third World, First World, and Other World.

2016 06 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival with Bev Sellars

Join award-winning author Bev Sellars to celebrate the launch of her highly anticipated new book, Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival.

2016 11 Oct
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Launch of Three Questions by Ron Benner. Internationally Known Artist, Gardener, and Activist

Octopus Books is pleased to present Ron Benner: Three Questions, this London, Ontario-based artist's recent book which documents his solo exhibition curated by Julian Haladyn for the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, ON.

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