In Web of Angels, Sharon Lewis is a lot like any other happily married mother of three. But when a teenaged friend of the family, Heather Edwards, kills herself, the reverberations of that act and the ugly secrets that sparked it, stir up Sharon's own troubling secret: she has DID, or dissociative identity disorder. Strangely, the multiples inside the woman the world knows as Sharon seem to know what happened to Heather, and what may be happening to Heather's surviving sister.new novel,
We have the pleasure of welcoming Lilian Nattel to our store for the Winnipeg launch of Web of Angels on April 4th. You can find out more information about this appearance here.Categories: New Releases, Literature
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The Starboard Sea by is a debut novel that has certainly garnered a lot of attention. Set in a boarding school in the 1980's, in his review in the Winnipeg Free Press said The Starboard Sea held its own in company with other classic books set in boarding schools like The Catcher in the Rye and A Separate Peace. And the review in The New York Times called the novel "engrossing", "captivating", and "inspired".
Set against the backdrop of the 1987 stock market collapse, The Starboard Sea is an examination of the abuses of class privilege, the mutability of sexual desire, the thrill and risk of competitive sailing, and the adult cost of teenage recklessness. It is a powerful and provocative novel about a young man finding his moral center, trying to forgive himself, and accepting the gift of love. It sounds like a novel well worth a try.Categories: New Releases, Literature, Book of the Day
On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Moonwalking with Einstein describes his unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to memory wunderkind. In so doing, he explores the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives, a gift that too often slips our minds.used to be one of those people. But after a year of learning ancient techniques once employed by to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. In Categories: New Releases, Book of the Day
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Readingis an indulgence in black humour. His novels have followed the life of Patrick Melrose, who has been the victim of an abusive childhood, and his struggles thereafter to stay sane. Because the reader knows from where Patrick's troubles stem, his erratic behaviour manages to evoke sympathy. is a true stylist whose light, easy touch and savage humour makes Patrick's adventures very compelling.
The early novels, Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk (nominated for the Booker Prize in 2006) are now collected and have been re-released as The Patrick Melrose Novels. And now we have a fifth installment in the life of Patrick in At Last, a novel set during the funeral of Patrick's mother. Now Patrick begins to sense the prospect of release from the extremes of his childhood. At the end of the day, alone in his room, appears the promise of some form of safety ... at last.Categories: New Releases, Literature, Book of the Day
Behind the Beautiful Forevers has been generating a lot of positive reviews and media buzz. Pulitzer Prize-winning author, , has written a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities.
Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter -- Annawadi's "most-everything girl" -- will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to the good lives and good times they call "the full enjoy."
But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi.
With intelligence, humour, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.Categories: New Releases, Book of the Day
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