Flaubert's Parrot deals with Flaubert, parrots, bears and railways; with our sense of the past and our sense of abroad; with France and England, life and art, sex and death, George Sand and Louise Colet, aesthetics and redcurrant jam; and with its enigmatic narrator, a retired English doctor, whose... More Info
It is 1939. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian emigre living in Paris. As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy.
From the award-winning author andGlobecolumnist Doug Saunders, a short, powerfully argued, debunking of the myth of the Muslim tide, which is being deployed to dangerous effect by numerous commentators and politicians in Canada, the United States and Europe. Even among people who would never... More Info
This parenting classic on one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time--peers replacing parents in the lives of children--is now more relevant than ever. The latest edition includes new material on how social media and video game culture are affecting our children, and what... More Info
Ian McEwan is back with a masterpiece to equal Atonement, entwining espionage and love in a thrilling new novel. Serena Frome, the beautiful mathematician daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge before taking a job with MI5 in London.... More Info
From the 2011 winner of the Man Booker Prize, 14 stories that touch on longing and love, loss and friendship, and a great many passions in between. It's the strongest collection yet from Julian Barnes. From an imperial capital in the eighteenth century to Garibaldi's adventures in the nineteenth,... More Info
A richly detailed, profoundly engrossing story of how religion has influenced American foreign relations, told through the stories of the men and women—from presidents to preachers—who have plotted the country’s course in the world. Ever since John Winthrop argued that the Puritans’ new... More Info
Karen Armstrong explains how to practise the religion of compassion that her last books have preached. In November 2009 Armstrong and TED launched The Charter of Compassion, which states that "We call upon all men and women to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion...to cultivate... More Info
When Canadian journalist Jeannie Marshall moved to Rome with her husband, she delighted in Italy's famous culinary traditions. But when Marshall gave birth to a son, she began to see how that food culture was eroding, especially within young families. Like their North American counterparts, Italian... More Info
An impassioned and inspiring story from the creator of the award-winning documentary Sharkwater. Beginning with a childhood spent catching poisonous snakes and chasing after alligators, Rob Stewart, the award-winning documentary filmmaker behind Sharkwater, charts his development into one of the... More Info
Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls and frangipani trees of her family compound. Her wealthy Catholic father, under whose shadow Kambili lives, while generous and politically active in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. When Nigeria... More Info
His most political novel sinceThe Cider House RulesandA Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving'sIn One Personis a story of unfulfilled love--tormented, funny and affecting--and an intimate, unforgettable portrait of the novel's bisexual narrator and main character, Billy Abbott. John Irving's new novel... More Info
These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, with a command of language and the imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction.... More Info
A newsmaking exposé about why Canada's financial industry is a haven for fraud. Beneath the veneer of stability that saw Canada's banking sector through the financial crash of 2008, investigative reporter Bruce Livesey has uncovered a rampant failure of epidemic proportions. Though no large... More Info
Why Men Lieis about Effie, the fascinating sister of the troubled priest at the heart ofThe Bishop's Man. Effie has had her fair share of lovers and husbands, including the Gillis cousins from Cape Breton, who have been a source of as much guilt as joy. She first married John, then ran away to... More Info
Recounts the author's life-long obsession with Graham Greene's writings on the experiences of being an outsider, which informed both the author's travels and his private explorations of his relationship with his elusive father. By the author of Abandon.
On his first day of school, a teacher welcomes Audun to the class by asking him to describe his former life in the country. But there are stories about his family he would prefer to keep to himself, such as the weeks he spent living in a couple of cardboard boxes, and the day of his little... More Info
Frank Money is an angry, broken veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically... More Info
Never before have we cared so much about food. It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing—“Youstilleat meat?” With our top chefs as deities and finest restaurants as places of pilgrimage, we have made food the stuff of secular seeking and transcendence, finding... More Info
Never before have we cared so much about food. With inimitable charm and learning, Adam Gopnik charts America's recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. It is a journey that begins in eighteenth-century France and carries us to the kitchens of the... More Info
For nearly 40 years, Roy MacGregor has brought our national sport alive on the pages of Canada's newspapers and magazines, and now the best of this writing is available in a volume that's a must-read for any hockey fan. He covers a list of hockey legends--players like Borje Salming, Jean Beliveau,... More Info
From the mailbox of the Prime Minister's Office to your bookshelf, a list of more than 100 books that every Canadian should read. This largely one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest book club in the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene.... More Info
The brilliant and satisfying new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides. It's the early 1980s--America is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on the cobble-streets of College Hill, the wised up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to... More Info
In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette publishedOranges,the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster. Orangesbecame an international bestseller, inspired an award-winning BBC adaptation, and was... More Info
The eighth delightful installment in the ongoing saga of the life and loves of Isabel Dalhousie. As the editor of an applied ethics journal, Isabel Dalhousie is usually tucked away in her editorial office, in the comfortable Edinburgh house she shares with her fiancé and their young son, and does... More Info
In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate--a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance--to his family's modest home outside London for the weekend. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him and... More Info
Ever wonder what would happen if Douglas Coupland's unhinged imagination met Graham Roumieu's insane knack for illustrating the ridiculously weird? The answer is seven deliciously wicked tales featuring seven highly improbable, not only inappropriate, characters, including Donald the Incredibly... More Info
More and more every day I find myself drawn into the puzzle of her speech, determined to unravel meaning in each sentence, because now I'm sure it's there, if I only listen to her in a way I have failed to listen for thirty years. From Vital Signsby Tessa McWatt After thirty years of marriage,... More Info
The most vital project of the twenty-first century is a shift from our unsustainable way of life to a sustainable one--a great lateral leap from a track headed for economic and ecological disaster to one bound for renewed prosperity. InThe Leap, Chris Turner presents a field guide to making that... More Info
The May 2, 2011 federal election turned Canadian governance upside down and inside out. In his newest and possibly most controversial book, Peter C. Newman argues that the Harper majority will alter Canada so much that we may have to change the country's name. But the most lasting impact of the... More Info
In the early 1950s in Ceylon an eleven-year-old boy is put alone aboard a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the insignificant "cat's table"--as far from the Captain's table as can be--with two other lone boys and a small group of strange fellow passengers: one appears to be a... More Info
For more than three decades, Jeffrey D. Sachs has been at the forefront of international economic problem solving. But the bestselling author ofThe End of PovertyandCommon Wealthturns his attention to his own home, the United States, inThe Price of Civilization, a book that is essential reading for... More Info
Provides an analysis of the issues present in Egyptian society, including economic stagnation, police brutality, and poverty that led to the overthrow of the Mubarak government, and reveals why the revolt was destined to happen.
Two classic collections of Nora Ephron's uproarious essays—tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit—now available in one book for the first time. This edition brings together some of Ephron's most famous... More Info
A classic account of exploration and endurance from the bestselling author ofThe Wayfinders. In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Wade Davis... More Info
The much-anticipated follow-up to "The Birth House," "The Virgin Cure "secures Ami McKay's place as one of our most powerful storytellers. "I am Moth, a girl from the lowest part of Chrystie Street, born to a slum-house mystic and the man who broke her heart." " " "The Virgin Cure "begins in the... More Info
Like The Omnivore's Dilemma, this inventory of how we consume stuff is a wake-up call -- shocking but inspiring. Would you like: Products that don't damage the environment? A better way of life without agonising about your 'footprint'? To really know your stuff? Climate change? Biofuels? Nuclear... More Info
* Dirty money, tax havens and the offshore system describe the ugliest and most secretive chapter in the history of global economic affairs. * Billionaire Warren Buffet, currently the third wealthiest man in the world, paid the lowest rate of tax among his office staff, including his receptionist.... More Info
An analysis of the visionary leader's less-understood accomplishments as a politician and civil rights advocate reveals Gandhi's conflicted ideologies and feelings about his place in history, offering insight into his philosophies, social campaigns and private disappointments. By the Pulitzer... More Info
"When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep. And when I am walking alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts are sometimes preoccupied elsewhere, the rest of the time I bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, and to me." - Montaigne In the year 1570,at... More Info
Ford Madox Ford's masterpiece, a tetralogy set in England during World War I, is widely considered one of the best novels of the twentieth century. First published as four separate novels (Some Do Not . . ., No More Parades, A Man Could Stand Up—, and The Last Post) between 1924 and 1928,... More Info
A collection of offbeat, belligerent advice columns from The Believer is augmented by contributions by such comics and writers as Bob Saget, Amy Sedaris and Nick Hornby and provides dubiously helpful tips on dilemmas ranging from getting wine stains out of granite to avoiding being found dead in... More Info
A Pulitzer Prize-winning intelligence reporter presents a narrative account of a mysterious Jordanian agent that describes how he infiltrated both al-Qaeda and the CIA before killing himself and seven CIA operatives in a suicide bombing, an event that revealed sobering agency weaknesses. Reprint.
In telling the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother, a journalist offers helpful insights and advice to other caregivers who feel overwhelmed. Reprint.
The author of the best-selling The Age of American Unreason presents an impassioned critique of modern practices by pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus and scientific businessmen who are promoting morally questionable and expensive illusions of thriving longevity. Reprint.
David Abram’s first book, The Spell of the Sensuous, hailed as “revolutionary” by the Los Angeles Times, as “daring” and “truly original” by Science, has become a classic of environmental literature. Now he returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest... More Info
A full-scale portrait of the legendary defense attorney and progressive includes coverage of his decision to leave a promising career to advocate on behalf of disadvantaged groups, his campaign against Jim Crow policies and his achievements in headline-making trials. By the author of Tip O'Neill... More Info