By Sheila HetiIn the store
Heti began looking back at the diaries she'd kept over the previous ten years, searching for signs of deeper change inside herself. She loaded all 500,000 words of her journals into Microsoft Excel, to order the sentences alphabetically and seek out patterns and repetitions. How many times had she written, "I hate him," for example? With the sentences untethered from the narrative of her diaries, she started to see herself-and the Self-in a new way: as something quite solid, anchored by shockingly few characteristic preoccupations.
The Double Life of Benson Yu: A Novel
By Kevin ChongIn the store
Don't miss Eden Mills Writers Festival bookclub February 21 @ 7 pm. This Canada Reads finalist is an uncompromising exploration of toxic masculinity and cycles of abuse. Rather than opting for easy answers, this novel faces its demons and finds its catharsis in the powerful medicine of embracing the truth.
By Ivana Sajko, Mima SimićIn the store
Winner of the HKW Internationaler Literaturpreis • Shortlisted for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award • One of The Millions Most Anticipated Titles of 2024. Love in late capitalism: Ivana Sajko takes us to the frontlines of a war waged between kitchen and bedroom.
Where the Falcon Flies: A 3,400 Kilometre Odyssey From My Doorstep to the Arctic
By Adam ShoaltsIn the store
Don't miss Adam talking about Where the Falcon Flies on February 8 @ 7:30 at the Arboretum Centre. Through his travels, he reveals how interconnected wild places are, from the loneliest depths of the northern wilderness to busy urban parks, and the vital importance of these connections. The reading is free but it is suggested that you sign up. For more info check out natureguelph.ca.
Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering
By Margaret AtwoodIn the store
Set in a Lower East Side tenement in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdowns, Fourteen Days is a surprising and irresistibly propulsive novel with an unusual twist: each character in this diverse, eccentric cast of New York neighbors has been secretly written by a different, major literary voice-from Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston to Tommy Orange and Celeste Ng.
Ultra-Processed People: The Food We Eat that Isn't Food And Why We Can't Stop
By Chris van TullekenIn the store
Could be one of the most important things that you read this year! Stop big food from sabatoging your health~
How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen
By David BrooksIn the store
As David Brooks observes, "There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family, school, community organization, or society: the ability to see someone else deeply and make them feel seen-to accurately know another person, to let them feel valued, heard, and understood."
The Land in Our Bones: Plantcestral Herbalism and Healing Cultures from Syria to the Sinai--Earth-based pathways to ancestral stewardship and belonging in diaspora
By Layla K. FeghaliIn the store
Tying cultural survival to earth-based knowledge, Lebanese ethnobotanist, sovereignty steward, and cultural worker Layla K. Feghali offers a layered history of the healing plants of Cana'an (the Levant) and the Crossroads ("Middle East") and asks into the ways we become free from the wounds of colonization and displacement.
The Women: A Novel
By Kristin HannahIn the store
This time Hannah tackles the Viet Nam war where women can be heroes.
By Anne CarsonIn the store
Carson applies the habits of classical scholarship, the linguistic rigor, the relentless search for evidence, the jigsaw approach to scattered facts, to the trivia of contemporary private life.
Moon of the Turning Leaves
By Waubgeshig RiceIn the store
It felt like an eternity waiting for Waubgeshig to write the sequel to Moon of the Crusted Snow and it was worth it. Moon of the Turning Leaves will be featured on The Eden Mills Writers' Festival Winter Book Club January 31 @ 7 pm.
How We Live Is How We Die
By Pema ChödrönIn the store
In this sage treatise, Buddhist nun Chödrön muses philosophically on life transitions. . . . This wise volume shines.
This Is a Tiny Fragile Snake
By Ashley Barron, Nicholas RuddockIn the store
Guelph resident Nick Ruddock has created series of poems for kids that is on par with Alligator Pie! Congrats to Nicholas who constantly is creating memorable and creative works.