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Kevin O'Leary tonight in our Winnipeg store.

by D - Wednesday, Oct 05, 2011 at 9:19am

CBC Dragon Den's Kevin O'leary will be here, in our Winnipeg store tonight at 7:00 talking about his new book Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life. .

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News

The 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists

by D - Tuesday, Oct 04, 2011 at 10:26am

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is one of most prestigious Canadian literary awards. The winner receives $40,000. The shortlist was announced today.
The 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalists are:
David Bezmozgis for his novel The Free World.
Lynn Coady for her novel The Antagonist.
Patrick deWitt for his novel The Sisters Brothers
Esi Edugyan for her novel Half-Blood Blues.
Zsuzsi Gartner for her short story collection Better Living Through Plastic Explosives.
Michael Ondaatje for his novel The Cat's Table.

Categories: Awards

Our events this week in our Winnipeg store.

by D - Monday, Oct 03, 2011 at 9:19am

Café Scientifique presents "Breast Cancer Research: What Does the Future Hold?" An interactive panel discussion. Monday, October 3, 7:00 pm.
Amanda Onchulenko, Small Works Gallery Opening showing Works in Colour. Monday, October 3, 7:30 pm.
Adrian de Hoog launching Natalia's Peace. Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 pm.
MYRCA 2011 Winner Norah McClintock reading & signing Taken Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm.
Garden City Collegiate launching Threads: A Literary Magazine. Tuesday, October 4, 8:00 pm.
Kevin O'Leary speaking & signing on Cold Hard Truth: On Business, Money & Life Wednesday, October 5, 7:00 pm.
Victoria Morris launching The Waitress of Life. Wednesday, October 5, 8:00 pm.
Jim Cuddy, Intimate concert & Interactive discussion. This event is ticketed, the only way to get tickets is to win the in a draw, enter in the music area. Thursday, October 6, 6:00 pm.
Kristyn Dunnion, Jim Nason & Phoebe Tsang present an evening of readings with three acclaimed authors. Thursday, October 6, 2011 8:00 pm.
Alison Preston launching The Girl in the Wall. Thursday, October 6, 8:00 pm.
Eduardo "Huayo" Rendis, Free live music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Friday October 7, 8:00 pm.
Deri Latimer launching Wake Up to Your Habits. Saturday, October 8, 2:00 pm.
Helen Heppner signing Stories for Children Saturday, October 8, 2:00 pm.
Spring Thaw, Free live music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Saturday, October 8, 8:00 pm.

Categories: Winnipeg, Event News

Manitoba Authors on our Winnipeg Bestsellers list this week

by D - Friday, Sep 30, 2011 at 9:27am

We are very proud to have these Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week. The complete Bestseller list is available under the Bestsellers heading on the right.

Hardcover Fiction
2. A Trick of the Light, Louise Penny.
3.Irma Voth, Miriam Toews.

Hardcover Non-Fiction
2. Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Stories, Randy Bachman.
3.Henry Kalen's Manitoba, Henry Kalen.
4. Four Strong Winds, John Einarson.
5.The Hermetic Code, Winnipeg Free Press.

Paperback Fiction
3. Bandit, Wayne Tefs.
4.The Girl in the Wall, Alison Preston.
5. A Book of Fragments, Birna Bjarnadottir.

Paperback Non-Fiction
1. Made in Manitoba: Best of the Open Road Stories, Bill Redekop.
2. Cancer Scores a Hat Trick, Shawnda Muir.
3. Grammar Matters, Jila Ghomeshi.
4. Out of Grief Singing, Charlene Diehl.
5. With Love to You All, Bogga S. Audrhea Lande.

Books for Young People
1. The Jinx, D.F. Lamont.
2. The Lion's Deceit, Mpho Otukile.

Categories: Awards, Winnipeg

Book of the Day Guy Vanderhaeghe's A Good Man

by D - Tuesday, Sep 27, 2011 at 10:56am

A distinctive Saskatchewan voice in Canada and around the world, Saskatoon's Guy Vanderhaeghe broke onto the Canadian literary scene in 1982, winning a Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction for his first book, a collection of short stories entitled Man Descending. His success, international in scope, is particularly noteworthy because he achieved it while remaining in Saskatchewan and writing stories mainly set in Saskatchewan. The key to his success? He tells a good tale. He went on to win another Governor General's Award for his novel The Englishman's Boy (1996), and his most recent novel The Last Crossing (2002) was the 2004 Canada Reads winner.

His new novel A Good Man concludes what could be thought of as a trilogy (after The Englishman's Boy and The Last Crossing) set in the late nineteenth-century Canadian and American West. Weaving a rich tapestry of history with the personal fortunes of his characters, Vanderhaeghe's A Good Man is the gripping tale of women and men trying to find their places among the shifting forces as a new social order overtakes one of the world's last great frontiers and marks the end of the Wild West.

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