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Category Archives: Hard Cover Nonfiction
Bite: A Vampire Handbook by Kevin Jackson Published: January 2009, Portobello Books ISBN: 9781846272110 The Recommend: Over the course of his literary life, Kevin Jackson has wanted to be a marine biologist, a Surrealist, a guerrilla fighter — and a … Continue reading
Zeitoun, by Dave Eggers Published July 2009 by McSweeneys ISBN: 978-1934781630 The Recommend: The many tragedies and injustices springing from Hurricane Katrina are well-known, but that doesn’t take anything away from Dave Eggers’ heartbreaking story of a man destroyed by … Continue reading
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann. Recommended by Darren Barefoot.
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann Published February 2009 by Doubleday Canada ISBN: 978-0385513531 The Recommend: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon tells … Continue reading
Losing Mum and Pup by Christopher Buckley. Published May 2009 by McClelland and Stewart. ISBN: 978-0771017322 The Recommend: A loving and heart-rending memoir about what it was like to grow up with two larger than life parents, the distinguished conservative … Continue reading
Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life By Brian Brett Published September 2009 Greystone, an imprint of D&M Publishers Inc. ISBN: 978-1553654742 The Recommend: Kudos to the jury for the Writers’ Trust of Canada Non-Fiction Prize for honouring Trauma … Continue reading
Geektastic edited by Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci Published: August 2009 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers . ISBN: 978-0316008099 The recommend: Using the term ‘geek chic’ implies that people other than geeks will think that’s being offered is … Continue reading
Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle by Chris Hedges Published: July 2009, Knopf Canada ISBN: 978-0-307-39846-8 The Recommend: Hedges elegantly smashes through the North American cultural illusions of Literacy, Love, Wisdom, Happiness and America … Continue reading