Sorted by Call Number / Author.
303.48 HAR 2014
Harris, Michael, 1980- author. The end of absence : reclaiming what we've lost in a world of constant connection.
Discusses how we live in an online world relying heavily on the Internet and compares it to the world that came before where the online presence was missing.
306.4 HIL 2013
Hill, Lawrence, 1957-. Blood : the stuff of life. Toronto : House of Anansi Press, 2013.
A scientific and social history of blood and the role it plays throughout society.
362.196 TRU 2010
Trudeau, Margaret, 1948-. Changing my mind. 1st ed. Toronto : HarperCollins, c2010.
"In this deeply moving memoir, Margaret Trudeau speaks with candour and insight about the illness that silently shaped her life -- a life lived often in turbulence and in the public's fascination. Plagued since childhood by extreme moods, Margaret was ill-prepared for the high-profile role into which she was cast at age twenty-two, as Canada's youngest first lady. Captivated by her high spirits, youth and beauty.
Macintyre, Ben, 1963-. The Napoleon of crime : the life and times of Adam Worth, master thief. 1st Broadway Paperbacks ed. New York : Broadway Paperbacks, , c1997.
A biography of Victorian era charlatan Adam Worth, discussing how and why the German-Jewish emigrant rose from poverty to become a wealthy and celebrated master thief, and looking at his pursuit by the Pinkerton agency which was hot on the trail of a stolen Gainsborough portrait.
398.2 BRO 2013
Brosh, Hezi. Arabic stories for language learners : traditional Middle Eastern tales in Arabic and English. 1st ed. Tokyo : Tuttle Pub., .
Contains short Arabic stories edited and simplified for teaching purposes. Includes English translation to help students who are in the early phases of learning the Arabic language. Includes CD.
Adinsi, Aurore, author. The Citadelle of Québec : a living fortress. First edition, 2013.
Musgrave, Susan. Things that keep and do not change. Toronto : M&S, c1999.
972.94 WIL 2010
Amy Wilentz. The Rainy Season : Haiti : Then and Now. April 2010. New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 1989.
Recounting a series of personal journeys, each interwoven with scenes from Haiti's extraordinary past, the author brings to life the day-to-day realities of the politically turbulent country.
996.9 SIL 2012
Siler, Julia Flynn. Lost kingdom : Hawaii's last queen, the sugar kings, and America's first imperial adventure. 1st ed. New York : Grove Press, 2012.
Details the history of the Polynesian people and the life of Lili'uokalani, the last queen of Hawai'i, chronicling the rise and fall of the Hawaiian kingdom, and discussing the island's relationship with the United States.
BC 371.822 YOU 2014
Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-. I am Malala : the story of the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2013.
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.
BC 970.004 KIN
King, Thomas, 1943-. The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of Native People in North America. Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2012.
The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.
BC FIC BOY
Boyden, Joseph, 1966-. Three day road : a novel. Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2006, c2005.
Traveling home to Ontario in 1919 with his elderly aunt, a young Cree man left wounded and morphine-addicted by the war struggles to come to terms with his years on the battlefields of France and Belgium, which drove his best friend, a fellow sniper, insane.
BC FIC BOY 2013
Boyden, Joseph, 1966-. The Orenda. Toronto : Penguin Group, c2013.
An epic story of first contact between radically different worlds, steeped in the natural beauty and brutality of our country's formative years. A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation's great warriors and statesmen. It has been years since the murder of his family, and yet they are never far from his mind. In Snow Falls, Bird recognizes the ghost of his lost daughter and sees that the girl possesses powerful magic that will be useful to him on the troubled road ahead. Bird's people have battled the Iroquois for as long as he can remember, but both tribes now face a new, more dangerous threat from afar. Christophe, a charismatic Jesuit missionary, has found his calling among the Huron, and devotes himself to learning and understanding their customs and language in order to lead them to Christ. An emissary from distant lands, he brings much more than his faith to the new world. As these three souls dance with each other through intricately woven acts of duplicity, small battles erupt into bigger wars and a nation emerges from worlds in flux.
BC FIC GOW
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya. Secret daughter. New York : William Morrow, c2010.
"On the eve of the monsoons, in a remote Indian village, Kavita gives birth to a baby girl. But in a culture that favors sons, the only way for Kavita to save her newborn daughter's life is to give her away. It is a decision that will haunt her and her husband for the rest of their lives, even after the arrival of their cherished son. Halfway around the globe, Somer, an American doctor, decides to adopt a child after making the wrenching discovery that she will never have one of her own. When she and her husband, Krishnan, see a photo of the baby with the gold-flecked eyes from a Mumbai orphanage, they are overwhelmed with emotion. Somer knows life will change with the adoption but is convinced that the love they already feel will overcome all obstacles" -- cover.
FIC ATW 2013
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor, 1939-. MaddAddam : a novel. Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2013.
A variety of characters interact with each other after a pandemic known as the Waterless Flood has wiped out most of humanity.
Badami, Anita Rau, 1961-. The hero's walk : a novel. Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2001, c2000.
FIC BEN 2013
Benjamin, Melanie. The aviator's wife : a novel. Bantam Bks. trade pbk. ed. New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2013.
A fictional account of the relationship between famed pilot Charles Lindberg and his wife, Anne.
FIC BOY 2008
Boyden, Joseph, 1966-. Born with a tooth. Toronto, ON : Hamish Hamilton, 2013, c2008.
Born with a tooth -- Shawanagan bingo queen -- You don't want to know what Jenny Two Bears did -- Painted tongue -- Bearwalker -- Men don't ask -- Kumamuk -- Legend of the sugar girl -- Abitibi Canyon -- Legless Joe versus Black Robe -- Gasoline -- God's children -- Old man. A collection of thirteen stories that explore aboriginal stereotypes and traditions in a most unexpected way. Whether told by a woman trying to forget her past or by a drunken man trying to preserve his culture, each story paints an unforgettable and varied image of modern aboriginal culture in Ontario.
FIC CRI 2014
Crispin, A. C. The Hutt gambit. New York : Bantam Books, 1997.
Han Solo, now a fugitive from the Imperial Navy, and former Wookiee slave Chewbacca find themselves in big trouble when they agree to lend their services to crime lords Jiliac and Jappa the Hutt, while trying to evade bounty hunter Boba Fett who has been sent to track Solo down.
FIC CRI 2015
Crispin, A. C. Rebel Dawn. New York : Bantam Books, 1998.
Han Solo, now in possession of the Millennium Falcon, the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, is aware that the Empire is clamping down, but he cannot resist the opportunity to help an old girlfriend--now the leader of an insurgent Rebel group--in a plan that could win Solo incredible fortune.
FIC FAL 2008
Falcones de Sierra, Ildefonso, 1959-. Cathedral of the sea. New York : New American Library, , c2008.
Arnau Estanyol joins the stone-workers guild in Barcelona and helps to build the cathedral of Santa Maria de la Mar while his best friend and adopted brother study to become priests, but when Arnau falls in love with a forbidden woman he must face the Inquisitor, who is Arnau's brother.
Ferguson, Will. 419 : a novel. Toronto : Penguin Group (Canada), c2012.
419 takes readers behind the scene of the world's most insidious internet scam. When Laura's father gets caught up in one such swindle and pays with his life, she is forced to leave the comfort of North America to make a journey deep into the dangerous back streets and alleyways of the Lagos underworld to confront her father's killer. What she finds there will change her life forever.
FIC HAY 2011
Hay, Elizabeth, 1951-. Alone in the classroom. Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, c2011.
FIC HIL 2015
Hill, Lawrence, 1957-. The illegal : a novel. 1st ed. Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, c2015.
A literary thriller that addresses the fate of undocumented refugees who struggle to survive in nations that do not want them. Keita Ali is on the run. He is desperate to flee Zantoroland, a mountainous black island that produces the fastest marathoners in the world. Keita signs on with notorious marathon agent, Anton Hamm, who provides Keita with a chance to run the Boston marathon. But when Keita fails to place among the top finishers, rather than being sent back to his own country, he goes into hiding.
FIC HOW 2013
Howey, Hugh. The Shift omnibus. San Bernadino, CA : CreateSpace, .
First shift : legacy -- Second shift : order -- Third shift : pact. "In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platform that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A simple pill, it had been discovered, could wipe out the memory of any traumatic event. At almost the same moment in humanity's broad history, mankind had discovered the means for bringing about its utter downfall. And the ability to forget it ever happened."-Amazon.com.
FIC KAR 2014
Karpyshyn, Drew. Darth Bane : dynasty of evil : a novel of the Old Republic. Del Rey mass market ed. New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, 2010, c2009.
Darth Bane, who searches for a way to ensure the Sith's immortality, waits for his acolyte, Zannah, to engage him in mortal combat to prove herself as his successor; meanwhile, Princess Serra of the Doan royal family hires an assassin to find the Sith soldier who murdered her father and tortured her as a child.
MacIntyre, Linden. Why men lie. Toronto : Random House Canada, 2012.
Effie MacAskill Gillis is a self-sufficient, middle-aged woman who has been hurt by the dishonesty of men throughout her life. But now she enjoys a hard-won independence and has the means to face the world alone. But a chance encounter on a subway platform with a man who, like her, seems to have matured beyond the insecurities of the past, has her opening her heart to gamble on love once more.
FIC MAK 2013
Maksik, Alexander, 1972-. A marker to measure drift. Toronto : Bond Street Books, ©2013.
Enduring a homeless and numb existence that she prefers over remembering the horrors of her brutal past, Jacqueline, a young Liberian, is eventually forced to confront the realities of her life and endures a journey of psychological turmoil while returning to human society.
FIC MCK 2014
McKeon, Darragh, 1979-, author. All that is solid melts into air. First Canadian edition.
An end-of-empire novel, charting the collapse of the Soviet Union through the focalpoint of the Chernobyl disaster.
Messud, Claire, 1966-. The emperor's children. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, 2007, c2006.
Three friends, Marina Thwaite, Danielle, and Julius, struggling to make their way in New York City, find their friendship tested when an idealistic college dropout comes to town, changing the friend's lives forever.
Sebag Montefiore, Simon, 1965-. Sashenka. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Sixteen-year-old Shashenka Zeitlin disappears into the night while Russia teeters on the brink of revolution in 1916, and twenty years later, while married to a powerful communist leader with whom she has two children, she engages in a love affair that forces her to choose between her family and her cause.
FIC NIF 2009
Niffenegger, Audrey. Her fearful symmetry : a novel. Vintage Canada ed., 2010. Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2010, c2009.
Aunt Elspeth has willed her London apartment, which borders Highgate Cemetery, to her twin neices on the conditions that they live in the apartment for a year before they can sell it and their parents cannot enter it. The girls move in and become involved with the neighbours, Valentina, one of the neices, discovers that Elspeth's ghost is haunting the apartment. While the neighbours finds out a secret from Elspeth's past, Valentina and her sister devise a plan to free Valentina from her role as the quiet twin, but all does not go to plan.
Rutherfurd, Edward. Sarum : the novel of England. New York : Ivy Books, 1988.
Ten thousand years of English history as seen through the experiences of five families.
Simsion, Graeme C. The Rosie project : a novel. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Don Tillman a profesor of genetics, sets up a project designed to find him the perfect wife, starting with a questionnaire that has to be adjusted a little as he goes along. Then he meets Rosie, who is everything he's not looking for in a wife, but she ends up his friend as he helps her try and find her biological father.
Williams, Avery, 1977-. The alchemy of forever : an Incarnation novel. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2012.
After spending six hundred years on Earth, Seraphina Ames' eternal life provides her with the world's riches, but at a very high price. Centuries ago her boyfriend, Cyrus, discovered a method of alchemy that allows them to take the bodies of other humans by jumping from one vessel to the next, ending the human's life in the process. No longer able to bear the guilt of what she's done, Sera escapes from Cyrus and vows to never kill again. But then sixteen-year old Kailey Morgan gets inbto a horrific car accident right of front of Seraphina and Sera accidentally takes over the body while trying to save Kailey. For the first time Sera finds herself enjoying the life of the person she's inhabiting, and falling for the human boy next door. But Cyrus wants Sera back again. Will Sera have to give up the true love that's eluded her for centuries?.
FIC ZEV 2014
Zevin, Gabrielle. The storied life of A. J. Fikry. Large print ed. Farminton Hills, Mich. : Large Print Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
When his most prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, is stolen, bookstore owner A. J. Fikry begins isolating himself from his friends, family and associates before receiving a mysterious package that compels him to remake his life.
FR 623.1971 CIT
Adinsi, Aurore, auteur. La Citadelle de Québec : forteresse vivante. Première édition 2013.
FR 940.431 BRE
Brewster, Hugh. La Bataille de Vimy : l'exploit des Canadiens, avril 1917. Toronto : Scholastic, c2006.
Anglais et français avaient déjà essayé de s'en emparer, sans succès. Mais en ce matin du lundi de Pâques 1917, les soldats du Corps canadien postés en France se sont battus pour gravir les collines criblées d'obus et ont capturé la crête de Vimy. Grâce à leur planificationm leur habileté et courage, les Canadiens mériteront l'admiration du monde entier. Titre original: At Vimy Ridge.
FR 940.54 BRE
Brewster, Hugh. Dieppe : la journée la plus sombre de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale. Toronto, Ont. : Éditions Scholastic, c2009.
An illustrated history of the fateful attack launched by Canadian soldiers on the Nazi-held French port of Dieppe on August 19, 1942.
FR 971.4 MOI 2014
Moisan, Sabrina, 1978-. L'histoire du Québec en 30 secondes : les événements les plus marquants, expliqués en moins d'une minute. Montréal : Hurtubise, 2014.
"La Conquête fut-elle une (S0 (Bheureuse calamité (S1 (Bou une catastrophe? Quel a été le rôle des femmes dans la construction de la colonie? Et quel rôle a joué le FLQ sur le développement du mouvement national? La question (S0 (BQuelle histoire faut-il apprendre? (S1 (Bn'est pas simple. Doit-on écrire l'unique récit de l'aventure historique des Québécois? Mais que faire de l'histoire des Amérindiens, des Noirs en Nouvelle-France et de tous les autres membres de cette société qui ne se reconnaissent pas dans le peuple canadien-français? Faut-il alors présenter l'histoire des différents groupes composant la société ou simplement se borner aux limites territoriales? Par des textes brefs rédigés dans un langage accessible, les deux auteurs relèvent le défi et livrent une extraordinaire synthèse du Québec à travers 55 événements importants de son histoire, depuis les premiers occupants avant même l'implantation de la colonie jusqu'aux accommodements raisonnables, en passant par la Nouvelle-France, les Patriotes, l'Expo 67, la Loi 101 et les référendums. L'ouvrage nous livre également le portrait de 8 personnalités importantes, plus ou moins connues, qui ont marqué l'histoire du pays. Le tout est magnifiquement illustré avec une iconographie vintage spectaculaire."--Présentation de l'éditeur.
FR FIC GAG
Gagnon, Cécile, 1936-. Michel Sarrazin : médecin et botaniste en Nouvelle-France. Montréal : Éditions de l'Isatis, 2012.
FR FIC NIE 2013
Nielsen, Jennifer A. Le roi en fuite. Toronto (Ontario) : Éditions Scholastic, .
Young King Jaron has taken the throne of Carthya, but after enemies attempt to assassinate him, and a neighboring kingdom threatens invasion, he finds that he has no friends in the palace, not even his bride-to-be, Princess Amarinda--and his regents think it would be better for Carthya if he just disappeared again.
FR FIC NIE 2015
Nielsen, Jennifer A., auteur. Le souverain dans l'ombre.
FR FIC ROT 2014
Roth, Veronica, author. Allégeance.
Troisième tome de cette série qui clôt la quête de Tris Prior, une adolescente en proie à des questions existentielles et identitaires qui la forcent à prendre position face aux égarements d'une société programmée en mutation. Alors qu'ont disparues dans le chaos et la destruction les factions qui régissaient jusqu'alors la société de sa ville, une Chicago futuriste en ruine, et que la nouvelle dirigeante, Evelyn Johnson, cherche à imposer, par une loi martiale, sa volonté aux résidents, Tris et une poignée de Divergents sont envoyés par un regroupement de Loyalistes à l'extérieur des frontières de la cité afin d'y découvrir ce qui s'y trouve et d'en explorer les fonctionnements. Tobias, qui ne veut pas non plus se résigner aux nouvelles contraintes imposées, accepte de la suivre, tout comme Christina et quelques autres élus. Le fils d'Evelyn, enlevé par la troupe, fait aussi partie du voyage. Toujours mue par une soif de vérité et très déçue des égarements de la nature humaine, Tris est bien amère de trouver bien pire au-delà de cette Clôture inconnue. Les expérimentations d'autrefois, l'eugénisme, les manipulations génétiques et leurs résultats s'avèrent vains et catastrophiques. Les sérums de chaque ancienne faction influent sur les comportements des belligérants, provoquant, pour leur bénéfice ou leur perte, des hallucinations, la vérité, l'oubli ou la mort. Les révélations qui en découlent affectent directement les relations entre les infortunés. D'autres choix déchirants s'imposent alors à eux qui doivent ainsi composer avec la réelle complexité de l'être humain.
FR DVD 971.01 VIL
Ville de Québec City.
Au pied des fortifications = At the foot of the fortifications -- Parcs et jardins = Parks and gardens -- Québec culturel = A cultural city -- Québec encore plus = For more about Québec City -- Québec et son fleuve = Québec City and its river -- Québec historique = Historical Québec City.
REF 492.7 MER
Gaafar, Mahmoud. Merriam-Webster's Arabic-English dictionary. 1st ed. Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, 2010.
Provides the English and Arabic translations of more than 43,000 words and phrases, as well as information on pronunciation, example words and sentences, and usage notes.
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