A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files

by Chadwick Ginther - Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:35am

"Reverend" Asher Rook is a Hexslinger, a man who can shatter nature's laws with magic. The Civil War bled the faith out of him until he ended up swinging from a rope and partnered with fierce killer Chess Pargeter. Pinkerton Ed Morrow has infiltrated Rook's gang trying to map the extent of Rook's power and find a way to detect Hexslingers before they manifest. But the goddess Ixchel, mother of all hanged men, wants Rook and Pargeter for her own purposes and outlaws and lawmen both will have to ride through Hell to stop her.

Categories: Reviews, Staff Pick, SciFi & Fantasy, Horror


Where Good Ideas Come From

by D - Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:47pm

Science writer Steven Johnson's latest book, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation draws from diverse sources across many disciplines, Johnson recounts historical scientific breakthroughs and draws from them parallels to modern technology, particularly networked computers and the way that they shape the societies around them.

Howard Jacobson wins the 2010 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

by D - Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010 at 9:20am

Howard Jacobson has the won of the 50,000 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Finkler Question

Said to have some of the wittiest, most poignant and sharply intelligent comic prose in the English language, The Finkler Question has been described as wonderful and richly satisfying and as a novel of full of wit, warmth, intelligence, human feeling and understanding.

The Man Booker Prize for Fiction is awarded each year for the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations, Ireland, or Zimbabwe.

Categories: Awards

John Ralston Saul and Joseph Boyden in Winnipeg

by D - Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010 at 9:33am

Penguin Group Canada, CBC Manitoba, the Walrus Magazine, the Winnipeg Public Library and McNally Robinson present Joseph Boyden and John Ralston Saul in Winnipeg at Westminster United Church on Wednesday, October 20th for two special events on the same evening. This tour is in support of their recent works as a part of the Extraordinary Canadians series.

The Reception

People wanting to attend an intimate reception with John Ralston Saul and Joseph Boyden, prior to their speaking engagement that night, are invited to purchase a $65 ticket to a 6:00 pm reception at Westminster United Church in Winnipeg. The reception ticket includes a copy of one of the Saul or Boyden authored Extraordinary Canadian series books, food and wine, a reserved seat at the 7:00 speaking event, a donation to Rossbrook House.

The Speaking Event

To attend the speaking portion of the evening tickets are available for $6.00 per person for entrance to the 7:00 pm event at Westminster United Church. This ticket also entitles the purchaser to a 10% discount on the purchase of one of the Saul or Boyden authored Extraordinary Canadian series books. Net proceeds of this event donated to Rossbrook House.

To purchase tickets, please call the store at 475-0483 or visit the Grant Park Shopping Centre store in person.

Categories: Authors

Coronets and Steel by Sherwood Smith

by Alexandra Kroeger - Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 at 11:37am

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Kim Murray longs for the type of romantic adventures that are found in her favourite novels; however, swashbuckling is hard to come by as a grad student in modern-day L.A. When her beloved grandmother falls ill, she begs Kim to go east to see if "they" are safe, just before falling into a strange silence. Desperate to help her grandmother and suspecting that "they" might be her unknown family, Kim travels to Vienna armed with only two clues. At the ballet she meets a rather attractive stranger and agrees to out for dinner with him - only to find herself waking up on a train bound for the little-known country of Dobrenica. This catapults Kim into an adventure the likes of which she's only read in books - an adventure with family secrets, romance, and yes, even a hint of magic.

Categories: Reviews


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