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This one sounds very interesting. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern tells the story of On the Nature of Things by the Roman poet/philosopher . The ancient poem, lost for centuries, is discovered on a library shelf and immediately it is clear why it's been "forgotten" for it declares that the universe functions without the aid of gods, that religious fear is damaging to human life, and that matter is made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions.
Will in the World, tells us how the copying and translation of this ancient book fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; how it shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and how it had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare., who also gave us Categories: New Releases
The Little Shadows, a novel that tells the story of three sisters who take to the vaudeville stage after the untimely death of their father. first novel, Open Arms, was well received when it released in 2001. But she leapt onto the radars of Canadian readers with her second novel, Good to a Fault, which was nominated for the Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean).is back with
The Little Shadows has hit the ground running with several good reviews and has just been named to the Governor General's Shortlist for Fiction. reads at our Winnipeg Store on Tuesday Oct 18 at 7:00 pm, in the Atrium.Categories: New Releases
As Head Book Buyer for McNally Robinson Booksellers I get to learn about a lot of books in advance of their release. Here are a couple more October releases I'm looking forward to reading.
Cornered, a book of tales from the hockey world. Always a great storyteller on air, MacLean's book should provide many moments of amusement for those long evenings between Jets games., the long suffering sidekick of Don Cherry, finally takes his moment in the spotlight with Categories: New Releases
The bestselling cognitive scientist is now back with The Better Angels of Our Nature in which he sets out to combat the prevalent perception that our world is becoming more dangerous and violent. He shows how the world of the past was much, much worse and presents statistics that show how much less murder, warfare, sadistic punishment, slavery, and other horrors we live with now.Categories: New Releases
Nation Maker: Sir John A. Macdonald, His Life, Our times is the second volume in biography of Sir John A. Macdonald, following on John A: The Man Who Made Us from a few years ago. This new volume is receiving glowing reviews for its superb portrait of early Canada, the various personalities in Macdonald's personal and public life, and his enormous achievement in creating a country from diverse elements.Categories: New Releases
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