Category Archives: Paperback Nonfiction

But wait, there’s more! Author contributor book pictorial.

Thank you to all the contributors for this inaugural Advent Book Blog project. What a tremendous and pleasant surprise this has turned out to be. We hope you’ve enjoyed sharing your favourite reads from the past year, and that you’ve … Continue reading

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The City in History by Lewis Mumford. Recommended by Tod Davies.

The City in History by Lewis Mumford. Published 2001 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 978-0156180351 The Recommend: Okay, so it was first published in 1961, and I first read it in 2003. But not only is it a classic, it’s … Continue reading

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Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate By Terry Eagleton. By Charles Demers.

Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate. By Terry Eagleton Published March 2009, Yale University Press ISBN: 978-0300151794 The Recommend: No better way to celebrate his birthday than a book that retrieves Jesus-as-revolutionary. As much as it is … Continue reading

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Life Class, Diana Athill. Recommended by Michael Tamblyn.

Life Class, Diana Athill Published September 2009 by Granta / House of Anansi ISBN: 9781847021230 The Recommend This arrives in Canada courtesy of House of Anansi’s snowflake-covered tryst with Granta — a collection of autobiographies by the legendary literary figure … Continue reading

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The Voice Gallery: Travels with a Glass Throat by Keath Fraser. Recommended by Heather Haley.

The Voice Gallery: Travels with a Glass Throat by Keath Fraser. Published March 2002 by Thomas Allen Publishers ISBN: 0-88762-101-5 The Recommend: I heard Keath Fraser read from The Voice Gallery this summer at the Write On Bowen (Island) Festival, … Continue reading

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You are here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh. Recommended by Ria Bleumer.

You are here. Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh. Published August 2009 by Shambhala ISBN: 978-1-59030-675-8 The Recommend: This is a very insightful, accessible read to help keep us in the moment. At a time … Continue reading

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The 50th Law by 50 Cent / Robert Greene. Recommended by Abe, the Advent Book Elf.

The 50th Law by 50 Cent and Robert Greene Published September 2009 by G-Unit Books & Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN: 978-1846680687 The Recommend: Gonna take it back to the old school here for a minute. This book is a challenge … Continue reading

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