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Great Books to Give as Gifts

Mike Hare, of Owl's Nest bookstore in Calgary, and Laurie Greenwood, of Laurie's Book Company in Edmonton, have provided some suggestions for good reads for everyone on your gift list.

 

Mike's List:  

 

Forgot Your Password - A confidential handbook to keep all of your Usernames, Passwords and Websites at your fingertips.                                              PB $7.99

 

419                                                      Will Ferguson                           HC $32.00

Adult fiction by an award winning local author about a mysterious death in Calgary and a Nigerian internet scam.

 

The Revisionists                                Thomas Mullen             PB $17.50

Adult fiction set in the future combining science fiction, philosophy and politics.

 

Blood Red Road                                Moira Young                            PB $12.95

Teen fiction on par with the "Hunger Games" set in a dystopian future.

 

Ship Breaker                                      Paolo Bacigalupi                       PB $10.99

Teen fiction award winner set in the U.S. Gulf Coast after a catastrophic storm.

 

The Fourth Stall                                 Chris Rylander              PB 7.99

Mid-grade fiction set in a modern-day school about friendship, bullies and business.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-Detectives Extraordinaire     Polly Horvath            PB $14.95

Mid-grade fiction by a Cdn. author about a young girl, missing parents and 2 rabbit's.

 

The Wisdom Of Psychopaths            Kevin Dutton                            HC $32.00

Psychologist argues that our society is more psychopathic that ever.

 

The End Of Your Life Book Club     Will Schwalbe                          HC $29.95

True story featuring a son and his seriously ill mother who start a book club.

 

Pete The Cat Saves Christmas         James Dean & Eric Litwin         HC $19.99

Will Christmas be cancelled because Santa is ill?
          

Laurie's List:  

 

Children's Books
Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas, Melanie Watt
Who Cold That Be at This Hour? Lemony Snicket

Young Adult
Divergent/Insurgent, Veronica Roth

Non-Fiction
Leonardo & The Last Supper, Ross King
Into the Abyss, Carol Shaben
The Cure for Everything, Timothy Caulfield

Fiction
419, Will Ferguson
Sweet Tooth, Ian MacEwan
Magic of Saida, MG Vassanji
The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern

 

Listener suggestions:

 Bunny Days  by Tao Nyeu

Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien

Books by Terry Brooks

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Grail Quest by Bernard Cornwell

Aztec by Gary Jennings 

Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Boy by Betty Jane Hegerat

 The Dog Lived and So Will I by Teresa Rhyne

The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss

 

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