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Manitoba authors on our bestseller list this week.

by D - Friday, Jun 03, 2011 at 9:52am

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
1. Irma Voth, Miriam Toews. Miriam Toews will be here launching Irma Voth tomorrow, Saturday June 4, 2:30 pm.

Paperback Fiction
5. Henry Kalen's Manitoba, Henry Kalen.

Paperback Fiction
1. Bandit, Wayne Tefs.
3. This Hidden Thing, Dora Dueck.
5. The Anatomy of Clay, Gillian Sze.

Paperback Non Fiction
1. From Asessippi To Zed Lake, Shelley Penziwol.
2. Your Retirement Income Blueprint, Daryl Diamond.
3. Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900-1967, Dale Barbour.
4. The Writing on the Wall: Graffiti from a Different Perspective, Maeghan Heinrichs.

Mass Market.
1.Under Heaven, Guy Gavriel Kay.

Books for Young People
1. Trouble at Impact Lake (The Archaeolojesters, Book 3), Andreas Oertel.
2. Loon Island, Donna Firby Gamache.
3. The Pact, 7 Generations #4, David Robertson.

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An Interview with Gemma Files

by Chadwick Ginther - Friday, Jun 03, 2011 at 8:16am

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Gemma Files' outstanding debut, the Aztec myth tinged weird western A Book of Tongues has garnered her a Bram Stoker Award nomination for Superior Achievement in a first novel. A Rope of Thorns, Book 2 in Files' Hexslinger series will be on shelves soon. Gemma was kind enough to answer some questions in an email interview.

Categories: Interview, SciFi & Fantasy, New Releases, Horror

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Dionne Brand has won the Griffin Poetry Prize for Ossuaries.

by D - Thursday, Jun 02, 2011 at 10:38am

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Dionne Brand has won the Griffin Poetry Prize for her narrative poem Ossuaries.

Brand won the $65,000 prize, Canada's richest poetry prize and the world's largest prize for a single poetry collection in English, at a gala in Toronto Wednesday night.

American poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg won the international prize for Heavenly Questions.

Categories: Awards

Colleen Nelson -- Night Table Recommendations

by Events Winnipeg - Wednesday, Jun 01, 2011 at 10:49am

There are few things in life people get as passionate about as books. If we love it, we LOVE it and insist that everyone we know also read it and LOVE it. Here are the books that I LOVE and would keep on my night table forever, even if it meant being unable to find my glasses or the alarm clock.

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Categories: Reviews, Discussions, Winnipeg, Night Table Recommendations

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Book of the Day, Alice Ozma's The Reading Promise

by D - Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 12:11pm

When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college. Ozma's The Reading Promise (explores the powerful daughter-father bond this reading habit created for both of them and the life lessons learned from the books he read to her ? books like Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Shakespeare's plays. The Reading Promise contains a complete list of books from "The Streak," plus you can visit our in-store display and sample a selection.

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