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  • I Am a Bacha Posh

    My Life as a Woman Living as a Man in Afghanistan

    Translated by Peter E. Chianchiano Jr. ...
    A 2015 Amelia Bloomer List Selection"You will be a son, my daughter." With these stunning words Ukmina learned that she was to spend her childhood as a boy.In Afghanistan there is a widespread practice of girls dressing as boys to play the role of a son. These children are called bacha posh: literally "girls dressed as boys." This practice offers families the freedom to allow their child to shop ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Saga of Billy the Kid

    The Thrilling Life of America's Original Outlaw

    Originally published in 1926, this biography tells the rousing tale of Billy the Kid, once of the most well known outlaws in the Old West. The Saga of Billy the Kid focuses on a period of time where two dangerous gangs tore a bloody path across Lincoln, New Mexico. After being shot to death in 1881 by the intrepid Lincoln County sheriff Pat Garret, Billy the Kid became a romanticized symbol of the ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Spare

    It was one of the most searing images of the twentieth century: two young boys, two princes, walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow—and horror. As Diana, Princess of Wales, was laid to rest, billions wondered what the princes must be thinking and feeling—and how their lives would play out from that point on.For Harry, this is that story at last.With its raw, ... Read more

    $21.99 CAD


  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991

    A History

    by Orlando Figes ...
    From the author of A People's Tragedy, an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreamsIn this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Clanlands

    Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERWith a foreword by Diana Gabaldon.Two men. One country. And a lot of whisky.As stars of Outlander, Sam and Graham eat, sleep and breathe the Highlands on this epic road trip around their homeland. They discover that the real thing is even greater than fiction.Clanlands is the story of their journey. Armed with their trusty campervan and a sturdy friendship, these... ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Christmas Castle in Scotland (Romantic Escapes, Book 9)

    by Julie Caplin ...
    Book 9 - Romantic Escapes
    Unwrap this gorgeous gift of a book for an escape to the snow-peaked caps of the Scottish Highlands and a romance that will melt your heart…Izzy McBride had never in a million years expected to inherit an actual castle from her great uncle Bill but here she was, in the run up to Christmas, Monarch of her own Glen – a very rundown glen in need of a lot of TLC if her dream of turning it into a ... Read more

    $5.99 CAD $0.99 CAD

  • Bound in Venice

    The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book

    This early history of printed literature “delves into the delectable intrigues of Renaissance Venice with a degree of detail that will mesmerize readers” (La Repubblica).This accessible yet erudite history traces the incredible rise of publishing in the Republic of Venice, the Renaissance’s era of global capital of culture and trade. While a number of Venetian innovators drove this new enterprise, ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Racecraft

    The Soul of Inequality in American Life

    Hailed by Zadie Smith and Ta-Nehisi Coates, this new edition of the celebrated contemporary work on race and racism “ought to be positioned at the center of any discussion of race in American life” (Bookforum).Most people assume racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • Freezing Order

    A True Story of Money Laundering, Murder, and Surviving Vladimir Putin's Wrath

    by Bill Browder ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFollowing his explosive New York Times bestseller Red Notice, Bill Browder returns with another gripping thriller chronicling how he became Vladimir Putin’s number one enemy by exposing Putin’s campaign to steal and launder hundreds of billions of dollars and kill anyone who stands in his way.When Bill Browder’s young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was beaten to death i ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD

  • The Invention of Yesterday

    A 50,000-Year History of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection

    by Tamim Ansary ...
    From language to culture to cultural collision: the story of how humans invented history, from the Stone Age to the Virtual AgeTraveling across millennia, weaving the experiences and world views of cultures both extinct and extant, The Invention of Yesterday shows that the engine of history is not so much heroic (battles won), geographic (farmers thrive), or anthropogenic (humans change the planet ... Read more

    $22.99 CAD $2.99 CAD

  • Saratoga

    Turning Point of America's Revolutionary War

    Historian Richard M. Ketchum's Saratoga vividly details the turning point in America's Revolutionary War.In the summer of 1777 (twelve months after the Declaration of Independence) the British launched an invasion from Canada under General John Burgoyne. It was the campaign that was supposed to the rebellion, but it resulted in a series of battles that changed America's history and that of the ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD

  • Courage Under Fire

    The 101st Airborne’s Hidden Battle at Tam Ky

    by Ed Sherwood ...
    “A thorough examination of Operation Lamar Plain from the point of view of the soldiers on the ground, particularly those of Sherwood’s company.” —ARMY MagazineCourage Under Fire is the first book published about Operation Lamar Plain. After 50 years, the story of the renowned 101st Airborne’s major offensive near Tam Ky, South Vietnam remains largely unknown. Fighting at Tam Ky by the 1st Brigade ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Agent in the Shadows

    by Alex Gerlis ...
    Book 3 - The Wolf Pack Spies
    There’s a traitor in the pack… Who can you trust? The extraordinary final instalment of the Wolf Pack series.June, 1943. In Lyon, the capital of the French resistance, a secret meeting is held under orders from General de Gaulle. The objective is to unite all resistance factions. The future of France is on the line.But when the meeting is raided by the Gestapo under Klaus Barbie, the 'Butcher of ... Read more

    $5.99 CAD


  • Kemp: The Flames of Heresy

    by Jonathan Lunn ...
    Book 7 - Arrows of Albion
    Hero of the 100 Years War, Martin Kemp, is back… and this time he’s playing with fireThe Count of Targères has seized control of Cazoulat. Determined to stamp his authority on the district, he is playing divide and rule, convincing the townsfolk that only he can crush the heretics in their midst.Medieval archer Martin Kemp arrives on the Gascon frontier, where bands of brigands are pillaging ... Read more

    $5.99 CAD


  • John Tyler

    The American Presidents Series: The 10th President, 1841-1845

    by Gary May ...
    series The American Presidents
    The first "accidental president," whose secret maneuverings brought Texas into the Union and set secession in motionWhen William Henry Harrison died in April 1841, just one month after his inauguration, Vice President John Tyler assumed the presidency. It was a controversial move by this Southern gentleman, who had been placed on the fractious Whig ticket with the hero of Tippecanoe in order to ... Read more

    $12.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Witch's Tree

    An unforgettable, heart-breaking, gripping timeslip novel for 2022

    by Elena Collins ...
    'A wonderful book by a fabulous author, very highly recommended.’ Louise DouglasA tale as old as time. A spirit that has never rested.Present dayAs a love affair comes to an end, and with it her dreams for her future, artist Selena needs a retreat. The picture-postcard Sloe Cottage in the Somerset village of Ashcombe promises to be the perfect place to forget her problems, and Selena settles into ... Read more

    $2.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Splendid and the Vile

    A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

    by Erik Larson ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers an intimate chronicle of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz—an inspiring portrait of courage and leadership in a time of unprecedented crisis“One of [Erik Larson’s] best books yet . . . perfectly timed for the moment.”—Time • “A bravura performance by one of America’s greatest storytellers.” ... Read more

    $14.99 CAD

  • Sapiens

    A Brief History of Humankind

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLERNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERDestined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective.**100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.Us.Homo Sapiens.How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • The Red Prince

    The Life of John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster

    by Helen Carr ...
    A TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2021SHORTLISTED FOR THE ELIZABETH LONGFORD PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY‘The Red Prince announces Helen Carr as one of the most exciting new voices in narrative history.’ Dan JonesSon of Edward III, brother to the Black Prince, father to Henry IV and the sire of all the Tudors. Always close to the English throne, John of Gaunt left a complex legacy. T... ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD

  • The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

    The most powerful, important historical novel of 2022

    by Erin Litteken ...
    Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo."A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine’s tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken.” Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond EyeIn the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective ... Read more

    $2.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Courtiers

    Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor

    by Valentine Low ...
    The gripping account of how the Royal family really operates, from the journalist who has spent years studying them. Who really runs the show and, as Charles III begins his reign, what will happen next?Throughout history, the British monarchy has relied on its courtiers - the trusted advisers in the King or Queen's inner circle - to ensure its survival as a family and a pillar of the country. ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD


  • Agent in Berlin

    'A master of spy fiction to rival le Carré' David Young

    by Alex Gerlis ...
    Book 1 - The Wolf Pack Spies
    To live among wolves, first you must become one… An unmissable new spy thriller from best-selling master of the genre, Alex Gerlis.War is coming to Europe.British spymaster Barnaby Allen begins recruiting a network of agents in Germany. With diplomatic relations quickly unravelling, this pack of spies soon comes into their own: the horse-loving German at home in Berlin’s underground; the young ... Read more

    $0.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Evil Geniuses

    The Unmaking of America: A Recent History

    by Kurt Andersen ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When did America give up on fairness? The author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future.“Essential, absorbing . . . a graceful, authoritative guide . . . a radicalized moderate’s moderate case for radical change.” ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Agent Zigzag

    A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal

    by Ben Macintyre ...
    For readers of World War II history, espionage, fans of John le Carré and Alan Furst, and of Ben Macintyre's more recent books.Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. In 1941, after training as German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with a revolver, a wireless, ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD