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By Melodie Campbell. 2013
When jewellery-store owner Gina Gallo and her boyfriend Pete take a week's vacation, she leaves the store in the hands… of her cousin from New York. After all, cousin Carmine is a certified gemologist—but Carmine is also in the Mob. When Gina gets back, she discovers that her cousin has spent his time switching real gems for fakes in the jewellery of some of her best customers. With her reputation on the line, what's a Mob goddaughter to do? Sequel to "The goddaughter". 2013.
By Ted Barris. 2014
On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named "Harry," and dashed from Stalag… Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout had taken a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapees were recaptured, and on Hitler’s orders, fifty were murdered. The author recounts this battle of wits and determination through the voices of those involved, assembles original interviews, memoirs, letters and diaries to reconstruct the Great Escape’s untold story. Bestseller. 2014.
By Kent Harrington. 2008
Mexico City. Dr. Collin Reeves has found a semi-comfortable niche performing occasional chores for the CIA, acting as a go… to doctor for the U.S. embassy when American tourists need medical attention, and pursuing his avocation of painting. When CIA veterans Alex Law and Butch Nickels get wind of a possible terrorist bombing plot, they use any means to extract information that might prevent it. Reeves, pressed to keep alive suspects who are being tortured, faces both a moral dilemma and personal danger. Some strong language, some descriptions of violence, and some descriptions of sex. c2008.
By Jojo Moyes. 2012
France, 1916. Sophie Lefèvre treasures the portrait her husband painted of her before going off to war. So does the… German commander who takes over Sophie’s hotel. Ninety years later the painting hangs in the home of London widow Liv Halston - and Sophie’s descendants want it back. 2012.
By David Cristofano. 2009
After 20 years in the Witness Protection Program and eight aliases, Melody Grace McCartney hardly knows who she is. On… the run since she and her parents stumbled on a gruesome murder by mobster Tony Bovaro when she was six, Grace saw her parents killed 12 years later, and is being relocated again. But then Tony's son, Jonathan, tracks her down to present an alternative: protection from his family, and a life of more safety and freedom than she has ever known. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2009.
By Andrew Nicoll. 2009
A love story that is also about loss, magic, friendship, wonderful food, a brass band, an Italian witch, a large… lawyer, an occasional dog and a car chase at a walking pace. In the little town of Dot in a forgotten part of the Baltic, Tibo Krovic is the good and honest mayor, in love with his secretary, the beautiful, lonely - and married - Mrs. Agathe Stopak. In the quiet, respectable town there is nothing Tibo can do about this, until the day Agathe accidentally drops her lunch into a fountain, changing their lives forever. c2008.
By Annabel Lyon. 2009
342 B.C. Aristotle is reluctant to set aside his own ambitions in order to tutor Alexander, the rebellious son of… his boyhood friend Philip of Macedon. But the philosopher soon comes to realize that teaching this charming, surprising, sometimes horrifying teenager, heir to the Macedonian throne, forced onto the battlefield before his time, is a desperate necessity amid the ever more sinister intrigues of Philip's court. Some strong language, explicit descriptions of violence and explicit descriptions of sex. c2009.
By Daniel Paisner, Krystyna Chiger. 2008
In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of… Polish Jews sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, provides a first-person account of those fourteen months with her family. Also describes Leopold Socha, a Polish Catholic and former thief, who risked his life to help Chiger's underground family survive, bringing them food and supplies. 2009, c2008.
By Sharon Butala. 2008
In 1962, Alexandra Wiwcharuk was found murdered on the banks of the Saskatchewan River. Nearly 50 years later, her murder… still haunts Saskatoon residents, especially those who, like Butala, were Alexandra's friends. Compelled by her memories of Alex, Butala returns to that still-unsolved murder, writing an in-depth investigation of the tragic death, a nostalgic coming-of-age story, and an exploration of the nature of good and evil. Some descriptions of sex and violence. 2008.
By Heather O'Neill. 2014
Gorgeous twins Noushcka and Nicolas Tremblay live with their grandfather Loulou in a tiny, sordid apartment on St. Laurent Boulevard.… Hopelessly promiscuous, wildly funny and infectiously charming, they are also the children of the legendary Québécois folksinger Étienne Tremblay, who was as famous for his brilliant lyrics about working-class life as he was for his philandering bon vivant lifestyle and his fall from grace. Known by the public since they were children, the two siblings have never been allowed to be ordinary. On the eve of their twentieth birthday, the twins’ self-destructive shenanigans catch up with them when Noushcka agrees to be beauty queen in the local St. Jean Baptiste Day parade. The media spotlight returns, and the attention of a relentless journalist exposes the cracks in the family’s relationships. Bestseller. 2014.
By Rick Gallop. 2006
Offers two hundred nutritious, low-G.I. recipes for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, appetizers, dinners and desserts. There are simple-to-prepare dishes for weekday… meals, simmers and roasts for leisurely weekends, and elegant fare for entertaining friends. Includes recipes for Crunchy Granola, Creamy Seafood Chowder, Spinach-stuffed Chicken Breasts and Chocolate Cake with Ganache Icing. 2006.
By Rick Gallop. 2007
On a mission to turn losing weight into a positive experience, Rick Gallop recruited volunteers, introduced them to the basics… of the G.I. Diet, answered their questions, taught them how to shop, cook and eat out, coached them through the hurdles and helped them develop strategies for dealing with cravings and the emotional reasons why we eat. In return, participants shared their stories, their feelings, their stumbling blocks and their triumphs. Over 80 percent of the participants stayed with the program - which is easy to follow and never leaves you hungry - and every single one of them lost significant amounts of weight. 2007.
By Ken Dryden. 2005
Former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Dryden captures the essence of hockey and what… it means to its fans. He gives us vivid portraits of the characters - Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Serge Savard, coach Scotty Bowman - that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. Dryden also reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game. This edition marks the 20th anniversary of book’s original publication. Strong language, some descriptions of violence. 2005.
By Jacques Steinberg. 2003
In the fall of 1999, New York Times education reporter Jacques Steinberg was given the opportunity to observe the admissions… process at prestigious Wesleyan University. Over the course of nearly a year, Steinberg accompanied admissions officer Ralph Figueroa on a tour to assess and recruit the most promising students in the country. The Gatekeepers follows a diverse group of prospective students as they compete for places in the nation's most elite colleges. Some strong language. 2002.
By Rachael Preston. 2016
The boathouse community along the shores of Dundas Marsh has come under siege, and young Egypt Fisher is faced with… the prospect of losing her home. Members of Hamilton’s City Beautiful Movement have planned a new bridge through their neighbourhood and the boathouses are being destroyed, their owners relocated. Soon, however, it’s clear that politicians and gentrification aren’t the only threats to Egypt’s paradise. At first Egypt is thrilled to have her family reunited when her father, Ray, suddenly returns after a mysterious six-year absence. But Ray Fisher has demons, and his wife, Laura, has secrets. Together, they turn the Fisher house into an emotional tinderbox, and when handsome Matt Oakes drifts into town, he could be just the spark to ignite it. 2016.
By Donna Thomson. 2014
Donna Thomson’s life was forever changed when her son Nicholas was born with cerebral palsy. A former actor, director, and… teacher, Donna became his primary caregiver and embarked on a second career as a disability activist, author, and consultant. Thomson vividly describes her experience in treading delicately through daily care, emergencies, and medical bureaucracy as she and her family cope with her son’s condition while maintaining value and dignity (for Nicholas, too). She demonstrates the vital contribution that people with disabilities make to our society and addresses the ethics and economics of giving and receiving care. 2014.
By Mark Bourrie. 2011
The Canadian government censored the news during World War II for two main reasons: to keep military and economic secrets… out of enemy hands and to prevent civilian morale from breaking down. But in those tumultuous times - with Nazi spies landing on our shores by raft, U-boat attacks in the St. Lawrence, army mutinies in British Columbia and Ontario, and pro-Hitler propaganda in the mainstream Quebec press - censors had a hard time keeping news events contained. Now, with freshly unsealed World War II press-censor files, many of the undocumented events that occurred in wartime Canada are finally revealed. c2011.
By Marc Levy, Kate Bignold, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan Iyer. 2011
The legend goes that when you are in your mother’s womb, you know all about the mystery of creation and… the origins of the world until the end of time, but when you are born, a messenger flies over your cradle and puts a finger on your lips so that the secret of life will never escape. The finger erases your memory forever and leaves a mark, which all of us have above our upper lip - all of us, except me. The day I was born, the messenger forgot to come and see me, and I remember everything. Sequel to “The first day” (DC41463). Includes sex, violence and strong language. 2011. Uniform title: La première nuit.
By Marc Levy, Sarah Black. 2011
Keira, an archaeologist, returns home from a dig in Ethiopia with an unusual stone, which Adrian, her old boyfriend and… an astrophysicist, investigates. When it becomes apparent that others are also interested in the stone, Keira and Adrian travel the world, following maps written in the stars and clues buried within the earth, always guided by the slowly unravelling secrets of the stone. Some descriptions of sex, descriptions of violence. 2011. Uniform title: Le premier jour.
By Helen Humphreys. 2007
In its long history, the River Thames has frozen solid forty times. These stories are based on events that actually… took place each time the river froze between 1142 and 1895. From Queen Matilda trying to escape her besieged castle in a snowstorm and lovers meeting on the frozen river in the plague years, to a simple farmer persuading his oxen the ice is safe and Queen Bess discovering the rare privacy afforded by the ice-covered Thames, the moments are fleeting but transformative for the characters. 2007.