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Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O'Neill Set in Montreal and New York between the wars, a spellbinding story about two orphans whose unusual magnetism and talent allow them to imagine a sensational future, from the bestselling, two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize-shortlisted author.
The Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis
Insane Clown President by Matt Taibbi In twenty-five pieces from Rolling Stone—plus two original essays—Matt Taibbi tells the story of Western civilization’s very own train wreck, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion.
The Evenings by Gerard Reve THE FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF A POSTWAR MASTERPIECE 'I work in an office. I take cards out of a file. Once I have taken them out, I put them back in again. That is it.'
The Strays by Emily Bitto For readers of Atonement, a hauntingly powerful story about the fierce friendship between three sisters and their friend as they grow up on the outskirts of their parents' wild and bohemian artistic lives.

The Yard by Alex Grecian

The_YardThe Yard, Alex Grecian, Berkley, $17.00

There was a great television series the BBC released this year called “Ripper Street”.  If you enjoyed that and love the time period, The Yard is your book for June and a terrific gift for Father’s Day.

Set just after the Ripper Murders in a still terrified London that has lost all faith in their defeated constabulary, The Metropolitan Police are called in to a crime that strikes them at their core.  One of their own, one of the twelve inspectors of the Murder Squad is found bound in a small trunk at Euston Street Station with eyes and lips sewn shut.  Walter Day, the man he had just recently hired is called on to investigate the crime.  New to the City, new to the job, Day relies on Dr. Bernard Kingsley, a quirky pathologist to help him find the killer.  Amidst the simmering anger of the London crowds,
they uncover a much darker plot to destroy the Yard itself.

The Yard is a page-turner, with subplots a plenty that draw you into the sinister Victorian surroundings till it smells foggy with smoke and age.  Except for the occasional anachronism, Grecian tells a compelling story peopled with flawed characters that discover as much about themselves as they do the killer.  And it looks like this is just the beginning;   I will be looking forward to future investigations.

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News and Events

Wednesday, February 22nd - Dennis McConaghy

 Join us on Wednesday, February 22nd  as we welcome Dennis McConaghy and his new book Dysfunction

Dennis will be in the store from 7 to 9p.m. to discuss the book and sign copies.

Canada Reads

Perfect Books has a good supply of all five titles but they disappear quickly. Call or email to reserve your copies. Check out the shortlist here.


 


 

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