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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 Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Rosie_ProjectThe Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion, Harper Collins, $19.99

A good summer read or “Beach Books” have their own reputation:  fast paced, iffy writing and eminently forgettable.  None of these adjectives apply to The Rosie Project but it is still the perfect choice for a July Feature – witty, charming and with much more depth of character than a novel should have that will have you laughing out loud and falling out of your deck chair. Don Tillman is an associate professor of genetics – quirky but loveable in his undiagnosed Aspergers Syndrome kind of way, (think Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory).  Don decides he needs a Wife, as Gene (his best and only friend) has – to take care of the small duties in life that would free him up to concentrate on his work.  With the Wife Project in mind, he creates a lengthy questionnaire to efficiently cut down the time needed to complete the task and sets off into the world of Computer Matches and Speed Dating.  But when Gene sends him what he thinks is a candidate for the Wife Project he gets thrown a curve he never predicted; a Woman so totally unsuitable, so aggressively opposite to every one of his ideals that he immediately rejects her as a possibility.  But then why is he agreeing to help her find her real father?  Why is he spending so much time doing it and why is he enjoying it so much?

The Rosie Project started as a screenplay and evolved into this novel.  Of that I am very glad.  Simsion’s rich descriptions, nuanced characterizations and snappy dialogue might have been lost in bad casting and a hack rewrite.  But in this format I can rate it as one of the best books I have read this year.

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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.

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