Woman on the Edge
By Samantha M. Bailey
July 23 at 8 p.m. Eden Mills Writers' Festival Online. From the moment two women's lives collide on a subway platform to the shocking finale, you'll be dizzied by the twists and turns the story takes.
By Roz Nay
July 23 at 8 p.m. Eden Mills Writers' Festival Online - When two sisters are reunited after a horrific family tragedy, each with a different version of the events that drove them apart, the line between truth and fiction begins to vanish. Pitch-perfect and flawlessly constructed,
By Amy Stuart
July 23 at 8 p.m. Eden Mills Writers' Festival Online - From the bestselling author of Still Mine and Still Water-PI Clare O'Dey is on the hunt for two missing persons. Little does she know she's the one being hunted.
By Robyn Harding
July 23 at 8 p.m. Eden Mills Writers' Festival Online - a riveting tale about the toxic relationship between two couples after a night of sexual shenanigans, and the manipulative teenager with an explosive secret at the center of it all.
Fight Like a Girl
By Sheena Kamal
August 6 8 pm - Eden Mills Writers' Festival - Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel that will have fans crying out for more.Love and violence.
My Summer of Love and Misfortune
By Lindsay Wong
August 6 8 pm - Eden Mills Writers' Festival. Crazy Rich Asians meets Love & Gelato in this hilarious, quirky novel about a Chinese-American teen who is thrust into the decadent world of Beijing high society when she is sent away to spend the summer in China.
The Book of Sam
By Rob Shapiro
August 6 - Eden Mills Writers' Festival - The story of the unchosen one, a kid with no prophecy to fulfill who ventures to Hell, a fantastical world of falling cities and strange creatures, in search of his best friend.
How to Die: A Book About Being Alive
By Ray Robertson
August 13 - Eden Mills Writers' Festival - "He who would teach men to die would teach them to live," writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to Die: A Book on Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the challenge.
This Is Not the End of Me: Lessons on Living from a Dying Man
By Dakshana Bascaramurty
August 13 - Eden Mills Writers' Festival - The moving, inspiring story of a young husband and father who, when diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of thirty-three, sets out to build a legacy for his infant son.
The End of Me
By John Gould
August 13 - Eden Mills Writers' Festival - 56 very short stories about death by Giller Prize finalist John Gould
The End of Me is an astonishing set of sudden stories that explores the experience of mortality.
This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart: A Memoir in Halves
By Madhur Anand
August 20 - Eden Mills Writers' Festival - A multi-narrated memoir by University of Guelph professor and poet Madhur Anand. Experience the fracturing of her parent's lives in partition and their memories of immigration to Canada. And of course Madhur's life as the daughter of immigrants. Detailed, compelling and beautifully written.
A History of My Brief Body
By Billy-Ray Belcourt
August 20 - Eden Mills Writers' Festival - The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize mines his own personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be.
The Pull of the Stars: A Novel
By Emma Donoghue
Pull of the Stars is a meticulously researched and timely novel! Don't miss Emma with The Eden Mills Writers' Festival Virtual Bookclub August 25! Dublin, 1918: three days in a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu. A small world of work, risk, death and unlooked-for love largely rendered.
On Pandemics: Deadly Diseases from Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus
By David Waltner-Toews
Containing important information about the coronavirus, this comprehensive, easy-to-follow primer on pandemics, epidemics, and the panics they ignite around the world also shares solutions for a safer, healthier future. David is a Guelph area resident!
Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present
By Frank M Snowden
A brilliant and sobering look at the history and human costs of pandemic outbreaks. The World Economic Forum #1 book to read for context on the coronavirus outbreak
Soap and Water & Common Sense: The Definitive Guide to Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites, and Disease
By Bonnie Henry
BARB - The book that you never thought you'd need is out!....The definitive guide to fighting coronaviruses, colds, flus, pandemics, and deadly diseases, from Canada's newest heroine, Bonnie Henry.
Magdalena: River of Dreams
By Wade Davis
A captivating new book from Wade Davis--renowned, award-winning, bestselling author and photographer, and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence for more than a decade-- that brings vividly to life the story of the great Río Magdalena.
All the Devils Are Here
By Louise Penny
The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light.
The Lying Life of Adults
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein
A powerful new novel set in a divided Naples by Elena Ferrante, the beloved best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend. Giovanna's pretty face has changed: it's turning into the face of an ugly, spiteful adolescent.
Songs for the End of the World
By Saleema Nawaz
"In these dark days, Saleema Nawaz dares to write of hope. Songs for the End of the World< is a loving, vivid, tenderly felt novel about men, women, and a possible apocalypse. I couldn't put it down." -- Sean Michaels
Indians on Vacation: A Novel
By Thomas King
Inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years earlier, Bird and Mimi attempt to trace Mimi's long-lost uncle and the family medicine bundle he took with him to Europe.
Paying the Land
By Joe Sacco
Sacco's measured artwork lets the Dene people speak for themselves, working in tandem with the historical and sociopolitical context that he deftly interweaves.
By Helen Macdonald
From the bestselling author of H is for Hawk, a brilliant and insightful work about our relationship to the natural world.
Untitled Bob Woodward
By Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward's second work of nonfiction on the Trump presidency. Woodward is the master of investigation of corrupt presidents!
Greenwood: A Novel
By Michael Christie
A magnificent novel of greed, sacrifice, love, and the ties that bind--and the hopeful, impossible task of growing toward the light - soon in paperback!
Lampedusa: A Novel
By Steven Price
FINALIST FOR THE 2019 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE
From the #1, a novel of exquisite emotional force about love and art - coming in paperback.
The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America: Second Edition
By David Sibley
Once you open this you won't be able to put it down. 4600 digitally remastered paintings with coloured range maps on each page.
National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition
By Jonathan Alderfer, Jon L. Dunn
Perhaps a little heavy for a field guide but this one includes east and west!
Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America
By Patricia Manzano Fischer, Kenn Kaufman, Hector Gomez de Silva
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern and Central North America
By Roger Tory Peterson
Roger Tory Peterson is the grandfather of field guides. Perhaps not as beautiful as some other guides but the info is top notch!
What It's Like to Be a Bird: What Birds Are Doing, and Why--from Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing
By David Allen Sibley
And while the text is aimed at adults--including fascinating new scientific research on the myriad ways birds have adapted to environmental changes--it is nontechnical, making it the perfect occasion for parents and grandparents to share their love of birds with young children, who will delight in the big, full-color illustrations of birds in action.
REVIEW: NOTES FROM AN APOCALYPSE
I hesitate to call Notes from an Apocalypse entertaining, but it is actually both entertaining and revelatory.
REVIEW: BLACKTOP WASTELAND
The canard of American exceptionalism drifts through Blacktop Wasteland like the reeking haze of burnt rubber.
REVIEW: HAMNET AND JUDITH
Words on these pages act like a time machine that propels you back to the time of Shakespeare.