(2014) Our Winter Picks
You're reaching for the cozy sweaters; you're planning your gift-giving; you're wondering if this is the year you'll actually enjoy eggnog: winter is coming. Let's read.
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Fiction and Poetry
Birth of a Bridge
by Maylis de Kerangal; translated by Jessica Moore
Engineers, designers, divers, overseers, and protesters of various nationalities and social classes gather during construction of a mythical bridge in Coca, a fictional city in a mythical and fantastic California
Search and Rescue
by Gail Anderson Dargatz
A small-town reporter with a sixth sense risks all to solve the case of a kidnapped woman. First in a series. Rapid Reads.
Orca Book Publishers
Crossing the City
by Michel Tremblay; translated by Sheila Fischman
The second novel in Tremblay’s Crossing series, we follow Maria, the mother of Rheauna, as she leaves Providence, Rhode Island, pregnant and without a husband, to join her brother and two sisters in Montreal.
Peacock Blue: The Collected Poems
by Phyllis Webb
Peacock Blue compiles in a single hard cover volume all of Webb’s published, unpublished, and uncollected poems from a writing career that spanned fifty years.
Into the Wild
The Great Bear Books Bundle
by Ian McAllister and Nicholas Read
The bears and wolves and other wildlife that roam the Great Bear Rainforest are brought to life on the pages of these three books. “Nothing short of gorgeous.” Globe & Mail
Orca Book Publishers
by Eve Lazarus
#1 BC BESTSELLER! Sensational Vancouver is an illustrated popular history book about Vancouver’s famous and infamous, filtered through the houses in which they lived.
edited by John Belshaw
#1 BC BESTSELLER! Vancouver Confidential is a collaboration of artists and writers who plumb the shadows of civic memory looking for stories that don’t fit into mainstream narratives
by Grant Buday
Set in Vancouver in 1962, we follow Cyril Andrachuk, son of immigrant parents from the former Ukraine as he makes his way from first love to first heartbreak.
Greening Your Home
Thomas Teuwen and Laura Parker
Good environmental practices need not be intimidating or expensive. This book identifies the practical path to a more sustainable household.
Greening Your Office
Lee Johnson and Jill Doucette
This book, part of the Self-Counsel Green series, helps your office find more sustainable practices to save energy, reduce waste, and ultimately save money.
Greening Your Boat
by Ben van Drimmelen
We don’t seem to notice how boats can significantly pollute and contaminate our waters and shorelines. This book guides you through safe, affordable practices to ensure your boat is sustainable and environmentally efficient.