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Song of the Sword by Edward Willett

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 at 12:42pm

If you think you know Arthur, Merlin and the Lady of the Lake guess again. Ariane is a troubled teen, starting a new life with her aunt in Regina. A new school would be hard enough, but learning you're a descendant of the Lady of the Lake too?

Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick, SciFi & Fantasy


Nebula Award Shortlists Announced

by Chadwick Ginther - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 11:34am

In the best novel category:

The nominees in all categories are up at the SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America website. Last year's award for Best Novel went to Paolo Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl.

Read McNally Robinson's interview with nominee M.K. Hobson

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy

Events this week in our Winnipeg store

by D - Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 at 9:58am

Joanne Kelly's Shaw TV Book Club, a casual book club discussing Colm Toibin's Brooklyn, everyone welcome. Tuesday Feb 22, 7:00 pm.
Sharing Craft The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library invites all crafters to drop in between 7:00-9:00 pm to share your craft challenges and joys with skilled crafters. Tuesday Feb 22, 7:00 pm.
David Dyment presenting Doing the Continental: A New Canadian-American Relationship, Tuesday Feb 22, 7:30 pm.
Doug Nelson, a special Knowledge Bureau Financial Literacy Presentation from the author of MASTER Your Retirement: How to fulfill your dreams with peace of mind. Wednesday Feb 23, 7:00 pm.
Heather Bishop launching my face is a map of my time here: The Art of Heather Bishop Wednesday Feb 23, 8:00 pm.
Diana McIntosh CD launch of Pinnacles.Thursday Feb 24 2011 7:00 pm. Andrew Frohlich Trio, Free music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery. Friday Feb 25, 8:00 pm.
Community Vibes Theatre present a staged reading and discussion of an excerpt from the new play Not an Interview. Saturday Feb 26, 2:00 pm.
Bob Watts Trio, Free music in Prairie Ink Restaurant + Bakery, Saturday Feb 26 2011 8:00 pm.
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra 2011/12 Season Preview. Join Music Director Alexander Mickelthwate as he launches the WSO's 2011-2012 season. Sunday Feb 27, 2:00 pm.

Categories: buzz, Winnipeg, Event News

Sophie Kinsella reads from Mini Shopaholic

by D - Friday, Feb 18, 2011 at 9:22am

Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic series featuring everyone's favourite shopper Becky Bloomwood, reads an exclusive extract from her new novel Mini Shopaholic.

Anna Porter has won the 2011 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing

by D - Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:25pm

Author and book publisher Anna Porter has won the 2011 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing for her book The Ghosts of Europe: Journeys Through Central Europe's Troubled Past and Uncertain Future. Anna Porter, founded Key Porter Books in 1982, in 1991, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for bring international attention to Canadian books. The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political writing carries a $25,000 purse.

The other finalists are,
Tim Cook, for The Madman and the Butcher: The Sensational Wars of Sam Hughes and General Arthur Currie.
Shelagh D. Grant, for Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America.
Lawrence Martin, for Harperland: The Politics of Control.
Doug Saunders, for Arrival City: The Final Migration and our Next World.

Categories: Awards
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