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  • Listening in the Dark

    Women Reclaiming the Power of Intuition

    by Amber Tamblyn ...
    Amber Tamblyn, Jessica Valenti, Lidia Yuknavitch, Jia Tolentino, Samantha Irby, Meredith Talusan, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, Ada Limón, and Huma Abedin are among the impressive list of authors contributing to this powerful collection of essays that takes a fresh and powerful look at our relationship to intuition and how we can harness it to change our everyday ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • Quietly Hostile


    by Samantha Irby ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A hilarious new essay collection from Samantha Irby "engages readers with her characteristic combination of laugh-out-loud moments, heartfelt passages and plenty of awkward experiences.... Quietly Hostile will delight established fans and newcomers alike (Parade).**“Brilliant and one of the funniest people I’ve ever read.” —Roxane Gay • "The king of sparkling ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • After Henry


    by Joan Didion ...
    Incisive essays on Patty Hearst and Reagan, the Central Park jogger and the Santa Ana winds, from the New York Times–bestselling author of South and West.In these eleven essays covering the national scene from Washington, DC; California; and New York, the acclaimed author of Slouching Towards Bethlehem and The White Album “capture[s] the mood of America” and confirms her reputation as one of our ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Chagrin d'école

    by Daniel Pennac ...
    Chagrin d’école, dans la lignée de Comme un roman, aborde la question de l’école du point de vue de l’élève, et en l’occurrence du mauvais élève. Daniel Pennac, ancien cancre lui-même, étudie cette figure du folklore populaire en lui donnant ses lettres de noblesse, en lui restituant aussi son poids d’angoisse et de douleur. ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • Baggage

    Tales from a Fully Packed Life

    by Alan Cumming ...
    "An intimate look at the making of a man, an actor, an advocate—and most importantly—a happy human being. A wonderful book that is funny, honest, fearless, and generous in its vulnerability." —Douglas Stuart, Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie BainThere is absolutely no logical reason why I am here. The life trajectory my nationality and class and circumstances portended for me was not even ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • How to Be Alone

    If You Want To, and Even If You Don't

    by Lane Moore ...
    The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book.Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • The Book of Delights


    by Ross Gay ...
    **The New York Times bestselling book of essays celebrating ordinary delights in the world around us by one of America's most original and observant writers, award-winning poet Ross Gay.As Heard on NPR's This American Life**“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • The Screwtape Letters: Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil

    by C. S. Lewis ...
    A milestone in the history of popular theology, ‘The Screwtape Letters’ is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the power of the devil.This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth trying to secure the damnation of a young ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • The Complete Essays

    Translated by M. A. Screech ...
    Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. This Penguin Classics edition of The Complete Essays is translated from the French and edited with an introduction and notes by M.A. Screech.In 1572 Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD

  • The Collected Schizophrenias


    Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting AwardAn intimate, moving book written with the immediacy and directness of one who still struggles with the effects of mental and chronic illness, The Collected Schizophrenias cuts right to the core. Schizophrenia is not a single unifying diagnosis, and Esmé Weijun Wang writes not just to her ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • Figures In A Landscape

    People and Places

    by Paul Theroux ...
    "A portrait of an optimist with curiosity and affection for humanity in all its forms."**—**The New York Times Book Review"Theroux is at the top of his game with his third collection of essays, a magisterial grouping of intimate remembrances, globe-trotting adventures, and incisive literary critiques."**—**Publishers Weekly, Starred Review***"***Theroux's observations are so keen and writerly ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes

    A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss

    #1 New York Times BestsellerA touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their livesThe Rainbow Comes and Goes is a charming, intimate and fascinating collection of correspondence between broadcaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, the celebrated ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • An Anthology of Monsters

    How Story Saves Us from Our Anxiety

    series CLC Kreisel Lecture Series
    An Anthology of Monsters by Cherie Dimaline, award-winning author of The Marrow Thieves, is the tale of an intricate dance with life-long anxiety. It is about how the stories we tell ourselves can help reshape the ways in which we think, cope, and ultimately survive. Using examples from her books, from her mère, and from her own late night worry sessions, Dimaline choreographs a deeply personal ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD


  • Dear Dolly

    Collected Wisdom

    “Dolly Alderton is one of the foremost ‘it’ writers of our time. . . . There is no writer quite like Dolly Alderton working.”—Lisa Taddeo, author of #1 New York Times bestseller Three Women“Alderton is Nora Ephron for the millennial generation.”—Elizabeth Day, author of How to Fail and The PartyAdvice and answers to your questions about dating, love, sex, family, friendship and more from the autho ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • Under the Duvet

    Deluxe Edition - British Book Awards Author of the Year 2022

    by Marian Keyes ...
    **Get comfortable, sink under the covers and dip into the hilarious Under the Duvet: Deluxe Edition for a behind-the-scenes glimpse into bestselling author Marian Keyes' life . . .'A must-read for all. Keyes' funny and poignant tales will have you chuckling'** Heat________'Let's get one thing straight: I'm not an outdoorsy type. If I was offered the choice between white-water rafting and being ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • Men Explain Things to Me

    The National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author delivers a collection of essays that serve as the perfect “antidote to mansplaining” (The Stranger).In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Queer Bible


    by Jack Guinness ...
    An O, The Oprah Magazine LGBTQ Book "Changing the Literary Landscape"A gorgeously illustrated collection of essays written by today’s queer heroes—featuring contributions from Elton John, Tan France, Gus Kenworthy, Paris Lees, Russell Tovey, Munroe Bergdorf, and many others. The Queer Bible is a celebration of LGBTQ+ history and culture, edited by model, performer, and GQ contributing editor Jack ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • The Histories

    Translated by Carolyn Dewald ...
    series Oxford World's Classics
    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate, he also entertains us with delightful tales of ... Read more

    $6.99 CAD

  • The Flame Trees Of Thika

    Memories of an African Childhood

    When Elspeth Huxley’s pioneer father buys a remote plot of land in Kenya, the family sets off to discover their new home: five hundred acres of Kenyan scrubland, infested with ticks and white ants, and quavering with heat. What they lack in know-how they make up for in determination: building a grass house, employing local Kikuyu tribe members and painstakingly transforming their patch of ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • Ancestors

    Book 16 - Boston Review / Forum
    Some of today's most imaginative writers consider what it means to be made and fashioned by others.It is rare now for people to stay where they were raised, and when we encounter one another--whether in person or, increasingly, online--it is usually in contexts that obscure if not outright hide details about our past. But even in moments of pure self-invention, we are always shaped by the past. In ... Read more

    $20.99 CAD

  • The Krays: The Prison Years

    In the 60s, Ronnie and Reggie Kray were Britain’s most notorious gangsters. With violence and intimidation they were the kings of London. They sipped champagne with celebrities and rubbed shoulders with politicians. They were untouchable.Until they weren’t.After an undercover operation, the Kray twins were found guilty of murder and were sentenced to life in prison. They were just 35 years old.But ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • These Precious Days


    by Ann Patchett ...
    The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays."The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike." —Publisher's Weekly“Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann ... Read more

    $11.99 CAD

  • Are You Kidding Me?!

    Chronicles of an Ordinary Life

    by Lesley Crewe ...
    For the first time, bestselling novelist, columnist, and humorist Lesley Crewe's finest newspaper columns are collected in one place.Not merely razor sharp, Lesley's wit is also ocean wide, taking in everything from the humiliations of breast pumping to the indignities of aging, from the frantic excess of holiday preparations to the homey irritations of a long marriage.As precise in her ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD

  • Saul Bellow


    by Saul Bellow ...
    A never-before-published collection of letters - an intimate self-portrait as well as the portrait of a century. Saul Bellow was a dedicated correspondent until a couple of years before his death, and his letters, spanning eight decades, show us a twentieth-century life in all its richness and complexity. Friends, lovers, wives, colleagues, and fans all cross these pages. Some of the finest ... Read more

    $22.99 CAD $7.99 CAD