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Crossing Gender Lines

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 12:52pm

Peter is the only boy in his Chinese-Canadian family, the exalted son in a family of daughters, the one who will fulfill his father's dreams of Western masculinity. But Peter has different dreams: he knows he's a girl. Sensitive, witty and assured, Kim Fu's debut novel For Today I Am A Boy is a coming-of-age tale like no other, one that lays bare the costs of forsaking one's own path in deference to a road mapped out by others.

The Days of Anna Madrigal, the ninth novel in Armistead Maupin's bestselling "Tales of the City" series, follows one of modern literature's most unforgettable and enduring characters -- Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane -- as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her past. Now 92, Anna sets out for a lonely stretch of road outside of Winnemucca where the 16-year-old boy she once was ran away from the whorehouse he called home.

This article was taken from the January/February edition of our news magazine, The Bookseller. You can pick up a free copy of the magazine inside of our bookstores.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases

Healthy Questions: What's right for you

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 1:51pm

What if everything you thought you knew about weight loss was wrong?

In The Calorie Myth, Jonathan Bailor exposes the fundamental flaw upon which the diet industry has been built: the eat less + exercise more = weight loss equation doesn't add up. Using the evidence of more than 1,200 studies on the new science of weight loss, Bailor shows how eating more -- of the right kinds of foods -- and exercising less -- but at a higher intensity -- is actually the key to burning fat, balancing hormones, boosting metabolism, and creating long-term weight loss. The Calorie Myth offers clear, comprehensive guidance on what to eat and why, providing an eating plan, easy recipes, and a simple, effective exercise program.

Bestselling author David B. Agus (The End of Illness) turns his pioneering cancer research into a practical and concise illus­trated handbook for everyday living. A Short Guide to a Long Life provides the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? What constitutes "healthy" foods? Why is it important to protect your senses? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr. Agus will help you develop new patterns of personal health care using inexpensive and widely accessible tools that are based on the latest and most reliable science.

This article was taken from the January/February edition of our bi-monthly news magazine, The Bookseller. Pick up your own free copy of the magazine inside of our stores.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases, Health

Dollar Wise

Saturday, Dec 28, 2013 at 5:04pm

Warren Buffett became a billionaire and investment sage by looking at companies as businesses rather than prices on a stock screen. The greatest challenge to emulating Buffett is not in the selection of the right stocks but in having the fortitude to stick with sound investments in the face of economic and market uncertainty. The Warren Buffett Way, 3rd Edition by Robert G. Hagstrom explains the psychological foundations of Buffett's approach, giving readers the best roadmap yet for mastering both the principles and behaviours that have made Buffett the greatest investor of our generation.

Stock Investing For Canadians For Dummies, 4th edition by Andrew Dagys and Paul Mladjenovic offers straight answers and simple advice for any Canadian who wants to take control of his or her portfolio. With practical guidance on making wise investments in any market -- even today's uncertain one -- this plain-English guide covers unique investment segments, how to invest in different market situations, and real and recent examples on what to invest in and when. With fully updated references and resources, this is the perfect stock investing guide for beginners.

See more money-saving book suggestions after the jump...

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases, Business/Finance


Legends from the Ancient North

Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 12:23pm

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug comes to theatres tomorrow.

Are you inspired to go see the film? Well, if you're somehow not (or you're just a big Lord of the Rings fan!), then consider checking out the five books below, each of which was inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien when he was creating his worlds and his stories.

Recently released by Penguin Books, these five books -- known as the Legends from the Ancient North collection -- contain tales and epics taken from the annals of Norse literature. Included are such classics as Beowulf and The Elder Edda, as well as others like Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Saga of the Volsungs, and The Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, and Riddles.

Find them in our bookstores today (look for our display table in our Grant Park store, as seen to the right), or order right here on the website!

Categories: SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases, Publishing News

Holiday hu-hu-humour!

Wednesday, Dec 04, 2013 at 3:41pm

Recently there have been a bunch of fantastic new releases in the realm of Humour books. And as section head of Humour in our Grant Park store, I'm happy to see how many books are flying off the shelves!

Wanna know what's so new and popular in Humour? Want some great gift ideas while we're at it? Then simply read on!

   » Colin Mochrie's Not Quite the Classics — In this book, the comedian takes the first and last lines from classic tales (such as Moby-Dick, Sherlock Holmes, and many more) and adds his own special twist to the text in between. As one of Canada's kings of improvisation, you can imagine Mochrie brings a certain genius to his storytelling.

   » Let Me Off At The Top! My Classy Life & Other Musings — Considered fictional non-fiction, Let Me Off At The Top! is the autobiography of Ron Burgundy, of The Anchorman films fame. Riddled with hyperboles, packed with boldly stated though not-quite-accurate facts, told with utter and raw shamelessness, and reeking with class, this "book" is a fitting exposition of the man and the legend, Ron Burgundy. (This book is featured in our Books of the Season holiday catalogue!)

   » Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition by Ben Schott — As a bookseller, you must possess keen buchadlerauge. Not sure what that term means? Well if you were to peruse Schottenfreude, you would know. The book collects various everyday situations and explains each in a single, sophisticated-sounding German word. For example, as you go through this list of humour books, you will likely experience a sort of entlistungsfreude, "the sense of satisfaction afforded by crossing things off lists". (This book is featured in our Books of the Season holiday catalogue!)

Read more on our new Humour books after the jump...

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases, Publishing News, Humour


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