The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan. Thrown rather suddenly into the inner workings of Mr. McCredie’s ancient bookshop on the picturesque streets of historic Edinburgh, Carmen is intrigued despite herself. The store is dusty and disorganized but undeniably charming. Can she breathe some new life into it in time for Christmas shopping? What will happen when a famous and charismatic author takes a sudden interest in the bookshop - and Carmen? And will the Christmas spirit be enough to help heal her fractured family?
My Best Mistake: Epic Fails and Silver Linings by Terry O’Reilly. The Incredible Hulk was originally supposed to be grey, but a printing glitch led to the superhero’s iconic green colour. NHL hall-of-famer Serge Savard's hockey career nearly ended prematurely, not because of an injury, but because of an oversight. And the invention of a beloved treat, the Popsicle, began with a simple mistake. In his fascinating and meticulously researched new book, Terry O'Reilly recounts how some of the biggest breakthroughs and best-loved products originated with a mistake. Some people's “mistakes” led to dramatic life changes--losing their jobs, their companies and often their credibility--only for them to discover new opportunities on the other shore. Other people's mistakes seemed minor, almost insignificant--until they led to a famous brand, a legendary band or a groundbreaking work of art. And in a few instances, a mistake actually saved lives. The fear of failing often holds us back. My Best Mistake will change how you think about screwing up and will encourage you to accept mistakes and embrace the obstacles that may arise from these errors, leading you to unexpected breakthroughs and silver linings of your own.
Hunting by Stars by Cherie Dimaline. For years after the collapse of society, French was on the run in the bush, avoiding the Recruiters and making a home with a group of fellow Indigenous survivors who have become family. But then he finds himself on his own, in a pitch-black room, with no memory of how he got there. Starved and tortured, he has to come to terms with the fact that he has been captured and is now in one of the infamous residential schools, where the government extracts the marrow of Indigenous people in order to steal the ability to dream. It's his worst nightmare, even when he reconnects with someone from his distant past who he thought was long gone. Meanwhile, out in the world, his found family searches for him and dodges new dangers south of the border. When their paths finally collide, French must decide how far he is willing to go, and how many loved ones is he willing to betray, in order to survive.
Atlas of Amazing Architecture: The Most Incredible Buildings You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of by Peter Allen. Explore the world of architecture as you’ve never seen it before. This book tells the stories of over 50 buildings around the world and throughout history that have never received the attention they deserve. From an Ethiopian church carved into a mountain to a Cuban art-school that fell out of favour halfway through construction, these are buildings that tell tales of moments and movements in history, and the ingenuity, vision and occasional madness of the people that made them.
More New Books
The Joy and Light Bus Company by Alexander McCall Smith
The Dark Hours by Michael Connelly – available in regular and large print
Child of Light by Terry Brooks
Down the Hatch by M. C. Beaton
Dark Tarot by Christine Feehan
1) A Picture of Love 2) An Unlikely Match 3) A Season of Change by Beth Wiseman
The Smart Cookie by Jory John and Pete Oswald
Opposites Abstract by Mo Willems
Diary of Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney