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  • Reading behind Bars

    A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

    “A fascinating look into a world many of us never see, and a powerful story about one woman’s journey to find her own strength, with a clear message of the importance of books and information for all.” —Booklist (American Library Association), starred reviewShortlisted for the 2020 Social Justice & Advocacy Book Award by In the Margins Book Awards.In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD

  • Guide to Making Fire without Matches

    Tips, Tactics, and Techniques for Starting a Fire in Any Situation

    Learn How to Start a Fire, Even When It Seems Impossible!Since the dawn of mankind, fire has been a staple of survival. Whether it is used to keep warm, cook food, or scare away predators, fire is an essential element, one that is almost impossible for humans to live without. But with society's current dependence on modern tools and technology, many persons would have no idea how to start a fire ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD

  • Threading My Prayer Rug

    One Woman's Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

    **SHORTLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING. ONE OF *BOOKLIST'*S TOP TEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY BOOKS. ONE OF BOOKLIST'S TOP TEN DIVERSE NONFICTION BOOKS. Honorable Mention in the San Francisco Book Festival Awards, Spiritual CategoryA 2019 United Methodist Women Reading Program SelectionThis enthralling story of the making of an American is a timely meditation on ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD

  • The Hangman

    by Louise Penny ...
    On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible. Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD

  • The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot

    This collection of 25 Hercule Poirot adventures by Agatha Christie are compiled from short stories written for The Sketch magazine from March to December 1923. Hercule Poirot delighted in telling people that he was probably the best detective in the world. So turning back the clock to trace eighteen of the cases which helped establish his professional reputation was always going to be a ... Read more

    $0.99 CAD

  • The Innocent Man

    Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

    by John Grisham ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES“Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”—Entertainment WeeklyIn the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • Women at War

    A thrilling and emotional World War Two historical fiction novel

    by Jan Casey ...
    Two women. One war.For Viola Baxter, 1939 was supposed to be a wonderful year. After meeting and falling in love with dashing Fred Scholz at Cambridge University, they planned to marry and start their new lives together. She never imagined her father would say no to the marriage. Fred is half-German and, with war fast approaching, he must travel to Germany to bring his sister home. But that ... Read more

    $4.91 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Disloyal: A Memoir

    The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump

    by Michael Cohen ...
    **A #1 New York Times Bestseller!"I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn’t put it down until it was over."—Rachel Maddow, MSNBC**This book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor—The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD

  • The Data Journalist

    Getting the Story

    The definitive guide to using data and technology in reporting, this text teaches students how to combine data analysis with traditional reporting to create compelling stories. Through coverage of theory, practical examples, online tutorials, and celebrated stories from around the world, this text demonstrates the tools and principles of data-driven journalism. ... Read more

    $19.19 CAD

  • Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12

    14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning

    series Corwin Mathematics Series #12
    A thinking student is an engaged studentTeachers often find it difficult to implement lessons that help students go beyond rote memorization and repetitive calculations. In fact, institutional norms and habits that permeate all classrooms can actually be enabling "non-thinking" student behavior. Sparked by observing teachers struggle to implement rich mathematics tasks to engage students in deep ... Read more

    $32.49 CAD

  • Myths and Misconceptions

    Uncovering the Truth about Napoleon's Height, Lemmings, the Space Pen, the Salem Witch Trials, and Other Things You Thought You Knew

    Have you always thought that a goldfish has a 3-second memory span?Do you think your morning coffee comes from a bean?Do you believe that those accused at the Salem Witch Trials were burned at the stake?If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you’ve been lied to. But don’t worry, this book will set the record straight on all the common myths that most people take for fact, making you ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • The Liar

    It takes one to catch one.

    ***WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2018***A MISSING GIRL. A DESPERATE FATHER.A CASE WHICH WILL TEAR THEM APART.'Plotting that takes the breath away' Ian Rankin'A fantastic thriller writer' Mark Billingham* * * * *WHO IS DEADLIER ...Leonard Howell's worst nightmare has come true: his daughter Caroline has been kidna... ... Read more

    $4.99 CAD

  • How to Solve a Murder: True Stories from a Life in Forensic Medicine

    As gripping as it is gruesome, How to Solve a Murder is a fascinating insight into the career of a forensic scientist told by experts in the field. Includes a foreword from Dr Richard Shepherd, bestselling author of Unnatural Causes.FRACTURED SKULLS. GAS MASKS. BRAIN BUCKETS. VATS OF ACID. PICKLED BODY PARTS.Not the usual tools of trade, but for Chief Forensic Medical Scientist Derek and Forensic ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD

  • Just Mercy

    A Story of Justice and Redemption

    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.“[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • Je suis un chercheur d'or

    Aller à la rencontre de tribus vivant de manière traditionnelle depuis des millénaires: c'est la voie singulière qu'a empruntée Guillaume Dulude pour comprendre, analyser et expérimenter la communication.Cet aventurier au profil scientifique a tiré de ses observations une conclusion étonnante: des lois et des mécanismes régissant le fonctionnement du cerveau et, par extension, de la communication ... Read more

    $28.99 CAD

  • The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

    A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor

    The New York Times Best Seller.Part biography, part critical appreciation, part love letter, and all fun, this enormous full-color volume, packed with color film stills and behind-the-scenes photography, chronicles every Murray performance in loving detail, recounting all the milestones, legendary “Murray stories,” and controversies in the life of this enigmatic performer.He’s played a deranged ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD

  • Traffic

    Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)

    Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This book will make you think about it in a whole new light.We have always had a passion for cars and driving. Now Traffic offers us an exceptionally rich understanding of that passion. Vanderbilt explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • 38 estrellas

    El 30 de julio de 1971, treinta y ocho presas políticas se escaparon de un penal de Montevideo en el marco de una acción conocida internamente como Operación Estrella. Casi todas eran militantes tupamaras que no superaban los veinticinco años de edad. Y cada una de ellas ayudó a conformar, con esa fuga, un hito internacional que terminaría cayendo en un olvido injusto.Luego de una larga ... Read more

    $13.99 CAD

  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy

    An Integrative Approach

    A step forward from the traditional textbook on counseling theories, Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach offers students a comprehensive overview of past and current approaches to psychotherapy and counseling, with a modern approach to theories of psychotherapy. An extensive array of mainstream theories, as well as contemporary approaches such as narrative, feminist, ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD

  • The Secret Sister

    A compelling suspense novel about family and secrets

    by M. M. DeLuca ...
    How far would you go for family?Anna’s done bad things before. Neglected and unloved as a child, she had to do whatever it took to keep herself and her little sister, Birdie, safe. But the worst thing she’s ever done is let her sister walk out of a diner when they were teenagers. She would never see her sister again.Years later, and Anna is a new person. After a whirlwind romance, she’s married ... Read more

    $1.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Journalist and the Murderer

    by Janet Malcolm ...
    A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. In Malcolm's ... Read more

    $15.99 CAD

  • Facing Reality

    Two Truths about Race in America

    The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart fIoat free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ... Read more

    $27.19 CAD

  • Verity: by Colleen Hoover | Conversation Starters

    by dailyBooks ...
    Verity: by Colleen Hoover | Conversation StartersLowen discovers notes hidden by popular writer Verity Crawford which were not meant for anybody's eyes. She learns about secrets that horrify her. But she is also attracted to Jeremy, Verity's alluring husband, and is tempted to reveal the notes to him to reveal the true nature of Verity's character. "My mother used to say that houses have a soul, ... Read more

    $5.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Hero

    by Lee Child ...
    WHAT MAKES A HERO? WHO BETTER TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION THAN LEE CHILD…‘It’s Lee Child. Why would you not read it?’ Karin Slaughter‘I don't know another author so skilled at making me turn the page’ The TimesIn his first work of nonfiction, the creator of the multimillion-selling Jack Reacher series explores the endurance of heroes from Achilles to Bond, showing us how this age-old myth is a ... Read more

    $2.99 CAD