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By Jo Nesbø, Don Bartlett. 2008
A man walks into a bank, puts a gun to a cashier's head, tells her to count to twenty-five, and… when he doesn't get his money in time, she is executed. Detective Harry Hole is assigned to the case, but complications arise when an old flame gets in touch. He goes to dinner at her house and wakes up at home with no memory of the past twelve hours, while the girl is found shot dead in her bed. While the bank robberies continue with unparalleled savagery, it seems as though someone is trying to frame Harry for her death. Some descriptions of violence. Some descriptions of sex. Some strong language. c2008. (Harry Hole ; 4) Uniform title: Sorgenfri.
By Charlotte Gray. 2008
Feminist, politician, and social activist, Nellie McClung altered Canada's political landscape, leaving a legacy that has long survived her. She… had a wicked wit, and her convictions and campaigns helped shape the Canada we live in today. 2008.
By Jeet Thayil. 2012
Stretching across three decades, 'Narcopolis' portrays a city in collision with itself. With a cast of pimps, pushers, poets, gangsters… and eunuchs, it is a journey into a sprawling underworld written in electric and utterly original prose. Includes strong language, sex and violence. 2012.
By Richard Gwyn. 2011
From Confederation Day in 1867, John A. Macdonald finessed a reluctant union of four provinces in central and eastern Canada… into a strong nation, despite indifference from Britain and annexationist sentiment in the United States. Macdonald faced constant crises, from Louis Riel's two rebellions through to the Pacific Scandal that almost undid his government. Gwyn paints a portrait of Canada and its leaders through these formative years and also shows us Macdonald the man, as he wrestles with whether Riel should hang, marries for the second time, deals with the birth of a disabled child, and the assassination of his close friend Darcy McGee. Some descriptions of violence. Sequel to “John A: the man who made us : the life and times of John A. Macdonald” (DC31710). Winner of the 2011 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. c2011.
By Deborah Ellis. 2012
Parvana, now fifteen, has been reunited with her mother and sisters and is living in a village where her mother… has opened a school for girls. But even though the Taliban has been driven from the government, the country is still at war, and many continue to view the education and freedom of girls and women with suspicion and fear. When local men threaten the school and her family, she must draw on every ounce of bravery and resilience she possesses to survive. For junior and senior high readers. Companion to The Breadwinner trilogy: “The breadwinner” (DC22033), “Parvana’s journey” (DC25167), and “Mud city” (DC25745). 2012.
By Olivia Chow. 2014
By R. Murray Schafer. 2012
A memoir by the internationally-acclaimed Canadian composer, music educator and writer R. Murray Schafer, traces the author's life and growth… as an artist from his earliest memories to the present. Scenes from his youth as an aspiring painter, a music student at the University of Toronto and a sailor on a Great Lakes freighter give way to memories of his several years of work and wandering in Europe, where he gained a deeper understanding of his vocation, and found, especially in Greece, the inspiration for much of the astonishing music he would create after his return to Canada. 2012.
By Jean Chrétien. 2007
By the time he left office, Jean Chrétien had been in politics for forty years. Through the decade 1993 to… 2003 he won three majority elections as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Finding the country dangerously in debt and bitterly divided, he describes how his government wiped out the deficit in just four years, helped to defeat the separatists in the cliffhanger Quebec referendum, passed the Clarity Act, and set out to fulfill the economic and social promises his party made in its famous Red Books. 2007.
By John Boyne. 2009
1789. 14-year-old John Turnstile, arrested as a pickpocket, is offered a choice of jail or ship duty, and becomes Captain… Bligh's servant aboard The Bounty. The infamous Bligh, a shrewd navigator and devoted husband and father, often antagonizes his crew with his moodiness and rigid adherence to duty, loyalty, and honour. After six months on Tahiti, second-in-command Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny, forcing Bligh and 18 loyal crew members into a 23-foot launch with only a compass and meagre rations. For senior high readers. Some strong language, some descriptions of violence, and some descriptions of sex. c2009.
By Richard Bruce Wright. 2010
Elizabethan London. Interweaves the stories of Elizabeth, who allows herself to be seduced by a struggling young writer from Stratford,… and her plain but clever daughter, who must live with the consequences. As their lives unfold, secrets are revealed, love is found and lost, and futures are forever changed. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. Bestseller. 2010.
By Terry Gould. 2009
Over four years, Terry Gould has travelled to Colombia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Russia and Iraq - the countries in which… journalists are most likely to be murdered on the job. Through conversations with their colleagues, their families and in some cases their murderers, he uncovers the lives of local reporters and broadcasters who stayed on a story to the point of death, and discovers the complex reasons for their bravery. Explicit descriptions of violence. c2009.
By Jean-Pier Gravel. 2017
Ce livre, c'est le récit d'un voyage unique. Celui d'un homme fasciné par le bonheur - qu'il n'a lui-même jamais… eu facile - et qui s'est donné comme mission d'en voir, d'en entendre et d'en créer. En tendant l'oreille à l'autre, Jean-Pier Gravel nous prouve que chacun a une histoire à raconter et que l'extraordinaire se trouve bien souvent... dans la célébration de l'ordinaire. 2017.
By Agnès Gruda. 2016
Il y a toutes sortes de manières de mourir, et d'ailleurs ne mourons-nous pas tous un peu chaque jour ?… Que ce soit une séparation amoureuse, ou la révélation d'une infidélité de l'être cher, ou la prise de conscience que notre enfance nous a échappé à tout jamais, la vie est pleine de ces moments où quelque chose se termine, irrémédiablement, et où quelque chose commence peut-être. Mais comment en être sûr ? Au fil de ces treize textes, on voit se balader la grande faucheuse, revêtue d'une infinité de déguisements, dont ceux qui sont caractéristiques de notre époque : menaces terroristes, violence urbaine, vieillards qu'on abandonne, migration forcée. Elle nous glace le sang, bien sûr, chaque fois que nous l'apercevons, mais cela ne nous empêche pas, à l'occasion, de répondre à son sourire narquois ou grinçant en lui tirant la langue. 2016.
By Dominique Demers. 2017
Pour qu'une histoire d'amour traverse le temps, il faut des fondations solides. Mais les coups de foudre reposent rarement sur… un rapport d'inspection concluant. Quand Dominique découvre le chalet caché au bout du chemin Tour du lac, la chimie est instantanée?: elle a enfin trouvé son nid d'écriture, l'oasis où recevoir ses amis autour de soupers animés. Tant pis pour les rabat-joies qui lui voient toutes sortes de défauts. L'appel du huard est plus fort que leurs avertissements. Lorsqu'il est question de trouver l'homme idéal, l'affaire se complique. Les catastrophes amoureuses passées ont laissé des cicatrices, et Timothée le micro-chien met la barre haute en tant que parfait compagnon. Faut-il faire confiance aux copines qui vantent les rencontres en ligne? 2017.
By Don Winslow, Philippe Loubat-Delbanc. 2015
" Frank Decker, sergent de police à Lincoln, Nebraska, capte sur sa radio de service un Code 64, soit un… avis de disparition : Hansen, Hailey Marie. Afro-américaine. Âgée de cinq ans. Un mètre six. Seize kilos huit. Cheveux bruns, yeux verts. Personne n'a rien vu, rien remarqué, rien entendu. Près de la moitié des enfants assassinés par leur ravisseur sont tués dans l'heure qui suit leur enlèvement et Decker sait juste que Hailey s'est volatilisée avec Magique, son petit cheval en plastique. Fouilles et interrogatoires, brigade cynophile, battues avec l'aide des flics des comtés voisins : la police fait de son mieux. Jusqu'à un certain point. Car personne ne l'admet, mais on remue ciel et terre pour retrouver les petites filles blondes, pas les enfants métis de mère modeste et alcoolique. C'est alors que Decker donne sa démission, fait son sac et part sur les routes à la recherche de Hailey. Une quête désespérée et solitaire de plusieurs mois, de motels en stations-service, jusqu'à New York et son annexe pour VIP, les Hamptons. Et là, tout bascule... " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Missing : New York.
By Deborah Ellis. 2014
Fifteen-year-old Farrin has many secrets. Although she goes to a school for gifted girls in Tehran, as the daughter of… an aristocratic mother and wealthy father, Farrin must keep a low profile. It is 1988; ever since the Shah was overthrown, the deeply conservative and religious government controls every facet of life in Iran. If the Revolutionary Guard finds out about her mother's “Bring Back the Shah” activities, her family could be thrown in jail, or worse. The day she meets Sadira, Farrin's life changes forever. Sadira is funny, wise, and outgoing; the two girls become inseparable. But as their friendship deepens into romance, the relationship takes a dangerous turn. It is against the law to be gay in Iran; the punishment is death. Despite their efforts to keep their love secret, the girls are discovered and arrested. Separated from Sadira, Farrin can only pray as she awaits execution. Will her family find a way to save them both? For senior high readers. 2014.
By Debbie Macomber. 1998
Lorraine's adventure begins with a trip to Mexico's Yucatan coast to search for her father. She finds him and finds… herself in trouble. Enter Jack Keller-a renegade who helps Lorraine escape, but there are troubles ahead, including an attraction that's as risky as it is intense. 1998.
By Austin Clarke. 2008
At the news of her son's involvement in gang crime, Idora Morrison collapses in her rented basement apartment. For four… days and nights, she retreats into a vortex of memory, pain, and disappointment that unravels her life as a black immigrant in Toronto. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2008.
By Margaret Atwood. 2006
Interconnected short stories that span the life of a skeptical, stoic, book-loving woman named Nell, from age 11, where she… awaits the birth of an unexpected sibling, to her eventual marriage and life on a farm. Atwood dissects the demands of family, the persistence of sexism, the siege of old age, and the complex temperaments of other species. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2006.
By L. M Montgomery. 1935
When she was twenty, nearly everyone thought Patricia Gardiner ought to be having beaus - except Pat herself. For Pat,… Silver Bush was both home and heaven, and she was too busy planning the Christmas family reunion, entertaining a countess, playing matchmaker, and preparing for the arrival of the new hired man. Yet as those she loved started to move away, Pat began to question the wisdom of her choice of Silver Bush over romance. 1988, c1935.