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Non-Fiction

Fiennes writes a touching memoir

book cover imageI just finished reading a memoir, The Music Room,  written by William Fiennes, cousin on Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, and author of

Remembering Canada's Fallen Heroes

Edward Butts has produced another book on Canada's True Crime past, this time focusing on stories of Canadian police officers killed in the line of duty, be it from natural disasters, accidents or violent crime.   His work is hard-hitting as well as compassionate and covers more than 200 years of Canadian police history

Top Health and Fitness Titles

Here are some of the books featured on BookNet's Top 20 Health and Fitness Titles:

Canadians Love Dummies!

Judging by the number of Dummies titles published for Canadians, they must be well loved in our country.   Here are some key titles:

 

Buying and selling a home for Canadians for dummies
 

Nutrition for Canadians for dummies
 

Gardening Basics for Canadians for dummies
 

Best Cookbooks of 2008

Check out this year's winners of the James Beard Foundation Awards.  We got 'em all!

Donner Prize announced

The winner of the Donner Prize was announced today:   

Ken Coates' "Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North"  received the $35,000 prize.

Bestsellers of 2008

Catching up on some reading? 

Don't feel like sitting on a waiting list? 

Try some of these Bestsellers from 2008.   You can probably pick up a copy today!

Managing a Renovation

Looking to start a home renovation?  Upgrading a bathroom, kitchen or taking on a whole new addition?

Food for Health - The China Study

Is there a connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity and , in fact, any other disease? "(...) you deserve to know the truth about food and why eating the right way can save your life. (...) you desrve to know that many of the common notions you have been told about food, health and disease are wrong" says dr.

Shock Doctrine wins

Naomi Klein has been announced the winner of the Warwick Prize for Writing for her book The Shock Doctrine.  This is the first time the award has been given.  The award recognizes writing in English in any genre or form, based on a theme that changes from award to award.  This year's theme was Complexity.