National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
New Books at the Library
Oh William! : a novel
"Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. William, she confesses, has always been a mystery to me. Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are. So Lucy is both surprised and not surprised when William asks her to join him on a trip to investigate a recently uncovered family secret—one of those secrets that rearrange everything we think we know about the people closest to us. What happens next is nothing less than another example of what Hilary Mantel has called Elizabeth Strout’s “perfect attunement to the human condition.” There are fears and insecurities, simple joys and acts of tenderness, and revelations about affairs and other spouses, parents and their children. On every page of this exquisite novel we learn more about the quiet forces that hold us together—even after we’ve grown apart. At the heart of this story is the indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. “This is the way of life,” Lucy says: “the many things we do not know until it is too late.”"--A slow fire burning
Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes doesn't mean Laura is a killer. Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one and no thing: good people are capable of terrible deeds. Innocent or guilty, everyone is carrying damage. Some are damaged enough to kill.Tom Clancy's Op-Center : a novel The Black Order
"In this action-packed thriller in the New York Times bestselling Tom Clancy's Op-Center series, America's elite task force must take down a group of ruthless domestic terrorists determined to paralyze the country through extreme acts of violence. They are known as the Black Order. Self-proclaimed patriots and survivalists, they refuse to surrender their values and beliefs to the left-leaning cultural and progressive forces threatening their nation. Military veterans and high-tech specialists, they've begun a savage war from public assassinations of politicians and celebrities to high-profile bombings, striking without warning or mercy. The Black Order wants nothing less than complete capitulation from the US government, giving them free rein to make their ideologies the law of the land. Only Op-Center's Black Wasp, a skilled team of military operatives answerable to the President, can defeat these militant revolutionaries. But even as Admiral Chase Williams and his agents force them on the run, the Black Order possesses a weapon of mass destruction that they will not hesitate to unleash against millions of innocent civilians."--Should we stay or should we go : a novel
A married couple decides they will take control of their final years by exiting the world together at the age of 80 - with unexpected consequences and possibilities. In Lionel Shrivers brilliantly conceived parallel-universe novel of sickness, marriage, old age, and mortality reminiscent of 'The Post-Birthday World'.One last stop : a novel
"Cynical twenty-three-year old August doesn't believe in much. She doesn't believe in psychics, or easily forged friendships, or finding the kind of love they make movies about. And she certainly doesn't believe her ragtag band of new roommates, her night shifts at a 24-hour pancake diner, or her daily subway commute full of electrical outages are going to change that. But then, there's Jane. Beautiful, impossible Jane. All hard edges with a soft smile and swoopy hair and saving August's day when she needed it most. The person August looks forward to seeing on the train every day. The one who makes her forget about the cities she lived in that never seemed to fit, and her fear of what happens when she finally graduates, and even her cold-case obsessed mother who won't quite let her go. And when August realizes her subway crush is impossible in more ways than one-namely, displaced in time from the 1970s-she thinks maybe it's time to start believing."-- Provided by publisher.Five little indians
"Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention. Alone and without any skills, support or families, the teens find their way to the seedy and foreign world of Downtown Eastside Vancouver, where they cling together, striving to find a place of safety and belonging in a world that doesn't want them. The paths of the five friends cross and crisscross over the decades as they struggle to overcome, or at least forget, the trauma they endured during their years at the Mission. Fuelled by rage and furious with God, Clara finds her way into the dangerous, highly charged world of the American Indian Movement. Maisie internalizes her pain and continually places herself in dangerous situations. Famous for his daring escapes from the school, Kenny can't stop running and moves restlessly from job to job - through fishing grounds, orchards and logging camps - trying to outrun his memories and his addiction. Lucy finds peace in motherhood and nurtures a secret compulsive disorder as she waits for Kenny to return to the life they once hoped to share together. After almost beating one of his tormentors to death, Howie serves time in prison, then tries once again to re-enter society and begin life anew. With compassion and insight, Five Little Indians chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward."-- Provided by publisher.Legacy
Adrian Rizzo was seven when she met her father for the first time. That was the day he nearly killed her - before her mother, Lina, stepped in. A decade later, Adrian and her mother aren't close, but they're cordial - as long as neither crosses the other. While Lina dismisses the death threats that Adrian starts getting as a routine part of her daughter's growing celebrity, Adrian can't help but find the vicious rhymes unsettling. Sometimes it even seems like the terrifying messages are indeed routine, like nothing will come of them. Until the murders start, and the escalation begins.Taste : my life through food
"From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen"-- Provided by publisher.The storyteller : tales of life and music
The legendary American musician, singer, songwriter and documentary filmmaker offers a collection of stories, written by his own hand, that focus on the memories of his life, from his childhood to today.Broken : in the best possible way
"As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken (in the best possible way), she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor: "People do different things to distract themselves during each treatment. I embroider. It feels fitting. I'm being magnetically stabbed in the head thousands of times as I'm stabbing the embroidery myself. I don't embroider the same patterns my grandmother did. I embroider girls with octopus faces, David Bowie, a flowery bouquet with FUCK YES written in the middle. They let you do anything as long as it's 'positive.'" Jenny discusses the frustration of dealing with her insurance company in "An Open Letter to My Insurance Company," which should be an anthem for anyone who has ever had to call their insurance company to try and get a claim covered. On the lighter side, she tackles such timelessly debated questions as "How do dogs know they have penises?" We see how her vacuum cleaner almost set her house on fire, how she was attacked by three bears, business ideas she wants to pitch to Shark Tank, and why she can never go back to the post office. Of course, Jenny's long-suffering husband Victor-the Ricky to Jenny's Lucille Ball-is present throughout. A treat for Jenny Lawson's already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter."-- Provided by publisher.The Anthropocene reviewed : essays on a human-centered planet
The Anthropocene is the current geological age, in which human activity has profoundly shaped the planet and its biodiversity. In this symphony of essays adapted and expanded from his podcast, author John Green reviews different facets of the human-centered planet on a five-star scale -- from the QWERTY keyboard [4 stars], and sunsets [5 stars], and CNN [2 stars], to Canada geese [2 stars], and Penguins of Madagascar [4 1/2 stars].This one wild life : a mother-daughter wilderness memoir
"Disillusioned with overly competitive organized sports and concerned about her lively daughter’s growing shyness, author Angie Abdou sets herself a challenge: to hike a peak a week over the summer holidays with Katie. They will bond in nature and discover the glories of outdoor activity. What could go wrong? Well, among other things, it turns out that Angie loves hiking but Katie doesn’t."-- Amazon.Coyote stories
A powerful force and yet the butt of humor, the coyote figure runs through the folklore of many American Indian tribes. He can be held up as a "terrible example" of conduct, a model of what not to do, and yet admired for a careless, anarchistic energy that suggests unlimited possibilities. Mourning Dove, an Okanagan, knew him well from the legends handed down by her people. She preserved them for posterity in Coyote Stories, originally published in 1933. Here is Coyote, the trickster, the selfish individualist, the imitator, the protean character who indifferently puts the finishing touches on a world soon to receive human beings. And here is Mole, his long-suffering wife, and all the other Animal People, including Fox, Chipmunk, Owl-Woman, Rattlesnake, Grizzly Bear, Porcupine, and Chickadee. Here it is revealed why Skunk's tail is black and white, why Spider has such long legs, why Badger is so humble, and why Mosquito bites people. These entertaining, psychologically compelling stories will be welcomed by a wide spectrum of readers.The holiday switch
Planning to enjoy her last snowy winter break of high school by working at a cozy local inn and moonlighting as an anonymous book blogger, Lily Santos' plans are upended when the boss's frustratingly cute nephew, Teddy Rivera, becomes her nemesis co-worker, then the two accidentally switch phones, a snafu that may just reveal their secrets and bring the rivals together.High wire
Zack Freedman feels calm and in control when he is on the high wire. If only he could say the same about the rest of his life. His fellow performer and roommate, Cubby, hates him, and his aunt dumps a yapping, excitable dog on him. Then a necklace is stolen during a circus performance, and the victim of the theft threatens to shut down the circus. Zack, worried he'll no longer be able to perform on the high wire, is desperate to solve the mystery.Stuff we all get
Fifteen-year-old Zack, a sound-color synesthete, is on a mission to find a musician he relates to.Farmed out
Fifteen-year-old Maddie dreams of entering an art contest where first prize is an all-expense paid trip to New York City, but when her mom decides to start an organic farming business, Maddie is furious and sure she will never find the inspiration she needs to win the contest.Time travel for love and profit
When math prodigy Nephele invents a time travel app so she can redo her terrible freshman year of high school, there are unexpected consequences.Hood
Sixteen-year-old Isabelle learns that she is the daughter of Robin Hood when her mother, Marien, sends her from their priory to get an urgent message to her father, aided by the Merry Men.Blackout
"Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark."--Espèce protégée
Une adaptation du dessin animé éponyme narrant les aventures de quatre jeunes adolescents nourrissant une passion commune pour l'équitation et les chevaux: Léna, la petite-fille d'un chuchoteur qui lui a légué son talent, Anaïs, une cavalière émérite qui déteste la compétition et qui vole au secours de tous les animaux qu'elle croise, Angelo, le fils impulsif d'un gitan qui en pince pour Léna, et Hugo, un ancien citadin au sourire ravageur et au grand sens de l'humour qui est très versé dans les sciences et technologies. Tout en vaquant à ses occupations quotidiennes, la petite bande doit par ailleurs composer avec Samantha, une jeune fille dont les parents sont propriétaires d'un élevage de chevaux et qui cherche sans cesse des noises à Léna, qu'elle jalouse profondément. [SDM]Une surprise pour Hector
Bref roman brodé autour des personnages et de l'univers du long métrage d'animation de Disney relatant les aventures de Miguel Rivera, un jeune Mexicain animé d'une passion dévorante pour la musique. On retrouve ici le héros un an après son voyage dans le monde des ancêtres, alors qu'il a enfin le droit d'exercer son art. Et, en ce Jour des Morts, il s'en donne à coeur joie, alors que sa grand-mère Abuelita prépare un immense festin en l'honneur des membres de la famille disparus. Les plats préférés de chacun d'entre eux sont déposés sur un autel qui honore leur mémoire, en compagnie de photos et d'objets leur ayant appartenu. Mais, quel était donc le mets favori de Papa Hector? Miguel est bien décidé à le découvrir avec l'aide de Dante le chien et Pépita le chat, qui ont le pouvoir de voyage entre le monde des vivants et des défunts... [SDM]Les animaux magiques
Bref roman brodé autour des personnages et de l'univers du long métrage d'animation de Disney relatant les aventures de Miguel Rivera, un jeune Mexicain animé d'une passion dévorante pour la musique. Aujourd'hui, la maîtresse annonce à ses élèves qu'ils confectionneront des alebrijes, des sculptures de créatures fantastiques en papier mâché. Or, pour se préparer à ce projet, elle leur demande de profiter de la soirée pour dresser une liste de huit animaux qui leur servira de source d'inspiration. Après avoir commencé sa réflexion sur la Plaza des Mariachis, Miguel se tourne vers sa grand-mère et son arrière-grand-mère, qui nourriront son esprit créatif en partageant avec lui souvenirs et légendes. [SDM]Super Émo-J à la rescousse
Parce qu'il est le seul élève de l'école à ne pas posséder de iPod, Zachary est constamment raillé et harcelé par Liam, Justin et Tommy, les mauvais garçons de l'école. Après avoir subi une ultime humiliation du trio infernal, que personne n'ose affronter, le jeune garçon décide un jour de s'offrir le tout dernier modèle de iPod, qui vient de sortir au Dolloragaga. Or, l'appareil a un grave défaut de fabrication et, lorsqu'il appuie sur le bouton jaune qui doit normalement servir à insérer des émoticônes, il voit l'emoji Pupu (la crotte nauséabonde) prendre vie dans sa chambre. Pipirate et Vampapire ne tardent d'ailleurs pas à surgir à leur tour. Ces apparitions inopinées permettront à Zachary de donner une bonne leçon à Liam et à ses sbires, puis à ramener l'harmonie et l'esprit de camaraderie dans la cour de l'école. [SDM]Les egg rolls contre-attaquent
Roman humoristique où l'on raconte comment des élèves de l'école des Vilains tentent, sous la gouverne du professeur Général Tao, de prendre d'assaut l'école des Ninjas. C'est qu'à Gagatown, les élèves sont réunis selon leurs particularités ou leurs talents et ceux qui sont méchants, tannants, malfaisants, cruels et dangereux ont été rassemblés à l'école des Vilains. Tchen Saw, Won Tong, Tas et Général Tao sont dans la cohorte des Tchikens de cette école. Convaincu qu'une prophétie, contenue dans un biscuit chinois, lui indique qu'il conquerra le monde, Général Tao rassemble autour de lui ses acolytes pour mener une attaque contre l'école des Ninjas, mais celle-ci tourne au vinaigre suite à une trahison de Soo Guy, qui se range du côté de la bande à Ninja Kid. En prison, l'être machiavélique essaie de trouver de nouveaux vilains pour exercer sa vengeance lorsque le puant Tas et son beau-frère Prout volent à sa rescousse. [SDM]Les histoires plates de Pète et Répète
Deux frères perroquets, Pète et Répète, sont devenus célèbres pour l'histoire circulaire que l'on connaît bien et qui consiste à tout répéter. Dans ces aventures, nous découvrons ce qui est arrivé ensuite. D'ailleurs, leur vie quotidienne est riche en quiproquos et en incompréhensions. Tandis que les deux protagonistes sont entourés d'autres animaux, ils vivront des évènements toujours plus tirés par les cheveux. [SDM]La nuit des patates zombies
Le jeune Sam doit absolument mordre une victime humaine pour obtenir son titre officiel de zombie. Or, il n'en a aucune envie, et ce, au grand dam de ses parents, qui le pressent de suivre leurs traces. Sous leurs encouragements insistants, le bambin erre donc dans le cimetière à la recherche d'une victime potentielle lorsqu'il repère une fillette qui lui fait dos. Mais, voilà qu'en s'approchant d'elle, il trébuche et lui mord la seule partie du corps interdite: les fesses. C'est qu'une victime mordue à cet endroit n'aura pas envie d'humains, mais de patates périmées, une fois sa transformation achevée! C'est d'ailleurs ce qui arrive à la dénommée Patricia quelques heures plus tard. Ses parents, épiciers de profession, accueillent la nouvelle avec joie, y voyant l'occasion de diminuer leur stock de légumes rejetés qui s'accroît de jour en jour. Ils ignorent toutefois que, dans l'ombre, les pommes de terre aspirent à se venger des humains qui les rejettent à la moindre petite imperfection. Et cet événement saugrenu pourrait leur en donner l'occasion... [SDM]
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