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Ashton Hall : a novel

Ashton Hall : a novel

Belfer, Lauren, author
2022

A frustrated academic still reeling from her husband's betrayal moves into Ashton Hall with her young son and tries to come up with answers after they discover the remains of a woman walled into a forgotten part of the manor.

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Belle Morte

Belle Morte

Higgin, Bella, author
2022

Belle Morte. One of five houses where vampires reside as celebrities and humans are paid to be their living donors. While others came here seeking fortune, I came in search of my sister who walked into Belle Morte five months ago...and never walked back out. Now that I'm here, the secrets about this world have proven to be much bigger than I ever anticipated. And lurking around every corner are shocking insinuations of what happened to my sister.

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A bit much : a novel

A bit much : a novel

Jackson, Sarah (Author of A bit much), author
2022

Alice is twenty-four and falling apart. She's lost her job, her appetite, her ability to sleep. And now she's worried she's going to lose Mia, her closest friend, who's being treated for a serious illness. On the days Alice can get herself out of bed, she visits Mia at the hospital. While they sink into familiar patterns--Alice makes Mia laugh, Mia tells Alice she needs to get laid--they know their friendship is changing, and they can't control what will happen in the days ahead. Still focused on Mia, while trying to convince others she's a stable, happy person, Alice meets her neighbour James--someone she used to try to avoid. They're interested in each other, but Alice, who is a lethal combination of judgmental and insecure, is hesitant; she has never had luck with dating, and she thinks now is a weird time since Mia needs her.

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A botanist's guide to parties and poisons

A botanist's guide to parties and poisons

Khavari, Kate, author
2022

London, 1923. Newly minted research assistant Saffron Everleigh attends a dinner party for the University College of London. While she expects to engage in conversations about the university's large expedition to the Amazon, she doesn't expect Mrs. Henry, one of the professors' wives to drop to the floor, poisoned by an unknown toxin. Dr. Maxwell, Saffron's mentor, is the main suspect, having had an explosive argument with Dr. Henry a few days prior. As evidence mounts against Dr. Maxwell and the expedition's departure draws nearer, Saffron realizes if she wants her mentor's name cleared, she'll have to do it herself. Joined by enigmatic Alexander Ashton, a fellow researcher, Saffron uses her knowledge of botany as she explores steamy greenhouses, dark gardens, and deadly poisons. Will she be able to uncover the truth or will her investigation land her on the murderer's list?

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Caesar country : cocktails, clams and Canada

Caesar country : cocktails, clams and Canada

Harowitz, Aaron, author
2022

Get ready to depart on a country-wide tour, from Victoria to Nunavut to Halifax - and a whole lot of Canada in between - to explore the history and culture of our national drink, the Caesar. In their debut book, Aaron Harowitz and Zack Silverman - co-founders of Walter Craft Caesar - share their favourite takes on this classic cocktail, and you'll find Caesar-inspired dishes from some of Canada's most celebrated chefs.

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Clause of death

Clause of death

Barrett, Lorna, author
2022

It's a pretty typical day in the life of a small-town Chamber of Commerce until one of the disgruntled bookstore owners is killed - Eli Meier, the most vocal of the Chamber complainers. Eli had never been a member of the Chamber until Angelica recently convinced him to join. He hit on her and she, having good taste, turned him down. He hounded (but not stalked) her, and some might think that was a motive for murder. Stoneham's new police chief is an old friend of bookstore owner Tricia Miles', but that doesn't mean he's going to go easy on her sister.

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Cold fear : a thriller

Cold fear : a thriller

Webb, Brandon, author.
2022

Disgraced Navy SEAL Finn learns that three members of his team have been quietly redeployed to Iceland, which is a puzzle in itself; the tiny island nation is famous for being one of the most peaceful, crime-free places on the planet. His mission is simple: track down the three corrupt SEALs and find out what really happened that night in Yemen. But a SEAL-turned-contract-killer with skills equal to his own has been hired to make sure he never gets the answers he's looking for. And he's followed Finn all the way to the icy north.

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Conversations on love : lovers, strangers, parents, friends, endings, beginnings

Conversations on love : lovers, strangers, parents, friends, endings, beginnings

Lunn, Natasha.
2022

"An investigation of love in all its forms, featuring conversations with Lisa Taddeo, Esther Perel, Emily Nagoski, Kate Bowler, Alain de Botton, Stephen Grosz, Roxane Gay and others Journalist Natasha Lunn was almost 30 when she realized that there was no map for understanding love. While she was used to watching friends fall in and out of love, the older she got the more she had to acknowledge: her friends' relationship struggles could no longer be chalked up to youth, and the more she learned about her parents, grandparents, work colleagues, and mentors the clearer it became that age had not brought any of them any closer to understanding this elusive, transformative, consuming emotion. One night during the months she found this realization settling over her, she sat up in bed and jotted three words in a notebook: conversations on love. In that moment, Lunn understood that she didn't want advice about love, she wasn't looking for the answers, or evergreen wisdom but she craved candid, wide-ranging, sometimes uncomfortable conversations about the parts of love that often don't make it into our everyday discussions of marriage, sibling relationships, friendships, or mother/daughter bonds. Conversations on Love started as an experiment aimed at interviewing experts about what love meant to them, in all of it's messiness, and quickly blossomed into a newsletter that attracted thousands of subscribers and a prestigious range of interviewees. It turns out that Lunn wasn't the only person ready to talk more openly and expansively about love. Interweaving personal essays and revealing interviews with some of the most sough-after experts on love, journalist Natasha Lunn guides us through the paradoxical heart of three key questions about love--How do we find love? How do we sustain it? And how do we survive when we lose it?--to deliver a book that is a solace, a beacon, a call to arms, a tool-kit. The real-life love stories in these pages will leave you hopeful and validated, while the insights from experts will transform the way you think about your relationships. Above all, Conversations on Love will remind you what love is: fragile, sturdy, mundane, beautiful, always worth fighting for."-- Provided by publisher.

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Creeboy

Creeboy

Wouters, Teresa, author.
2022

"Sixteen-year-old Josh is no stranger to gang life. His dad, the leader of the Warriors, a gang on their reserve, is in jail, and Josh's older brother has taken charge. Josh's mom has made it clear the Warriors and their violence aren't welcome in her home--Josh's dad and brother included. She wants Josh to focus on graduating high school. Josh is unsure whether gang life is for him--that is until gang violence arrives on his doorstep. Turning to the Warriors, Josh, now known as "Creeboy," starts down the path to becoming a full gang member--cutting himself off from his friends, family and community outside the gang. It's harder than ever for Creeboy to envision a different future for himself. Will anything change his mind?"-- Publisher's website.

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Critical hope : how to grapple with complexity, lead with purpose, and cultivate transformative social change

Critical hope : how to grapple with complexity, lead with purpose, and cultivate transformative social change

Grain, Kari, 1983-
2022

"An introduction to the seven principles for practicing critical hope"-- Provided by publisher.

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Dig two graves

Dig two graves

McNeil, Gretchen, author.
2022

While at a girls' empowerment camp, high school pariah Neve and her new best friend Diane joke about killing each other's bullies, and soon after returning home, Neve finds herself being blackmailed into committing murder.

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The greatest stories ever played : video games and the evolution of storytelling

The greatest stories ever played : video games and the evolution of storytelling

Hansen, Dustin, author.
2022

"A lifelong gamer with over 20-years experience in the gaming industry examines the storytelling skills in some of the most beloved and moving games of the past thirty years in this fun and informative YA non-fiction title"-- Provided by publisher.

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Harley Quinn : reckoning

Harley Quinn : reckoning

Allen, Rachael, 1982- author.
2022

Traces Harleen Quinzel's journey from precocious, revenge-obsessed teenage girl to a hardcore justice-seeker on her way to becoming supervillain, Harley Quinn.

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Little souls : a novel

Little souls : a novel

Dallas, Sandra, author.
2022

Colorado, 1918. World War I is raging overseas, but it's the home front battling for survival with the Spanish Flu running rampant. After a tenant dies, sisters Helen and Lutie are thrust into caring for the woman's small daughter, Dorothy. One day, Lutie comes home from work and discovers a dead man on their kitchen floor and Helen standing above the body, an icepick in hand. Set against the backdrop of an epidemic that feels all too familiar, Little Souls is a compelling tale of sisterhood and of the sacrifices people make to protect those they love most.

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Nora goes off script : a novel

Nora goes off script : a novel

Monaghan, Annabel, author
2022

Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it's her job. But then her husband leaves her and their two kids, and Nora turns her marriage's collapse into cash, writing the best script of her life. When the script is picked up for the big screen and set to film at her home with former Sexiest Man Alive Leo Vancecast as her ex-husband, Nora's life will never be the same.

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Play it right : the remarkable story of a gambler who beat the odds on Wall Street

Play it right : the remarkable story of a gambler who beat the odds on Wall Street

Gupta, Kamal (Investor)
2022

All around the world, the words "Wall Street" conjure up a powerful image. For some, it is the center of America's capitalist system and the engine of its economic growth. For others, it is the home of rapacious bankers and reckless traders whose greed would lead to a global financial crisis. For an Indian-born blackjack player, Wall Street represented something else entirely -- a chance for him to play in the largest casino in the world. Kamal Gupta's improbable journey, from a wide-eyed Indian immigrant to an ultimate insider in the rarefied world of investment banks and hedge funds, is a uniquely American story. Nowhere else would it have been possible for a scrawny computer scientist to enter the world of high finance solely on the basis of his gambling abilities. After spending seven years creating an investment methodology, Gupta went on an incredible run, generating an unprecedented 103 consecutive months of positive returns while managing money at large hedge funds. His success did not go unnoticed, and he found himself under constant pressure to take bigger risks to make even more money. He refused and always played it right, knowing that there was such a thing as "enough" money, something very few, if any, of his Wall Street peers understood.

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The Prairie gardener's go-to for : soil

The Prairie gardener's go-to for : soil

Melrose, Janet, 1954- author
2022

Soil is a whole world under our feet, full of fun words you may have heard but never quite understood, like hard-pan, humus, loam, and tilth. In this fifth book in the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series, master gardeners Janet and Sheryl provide the basics of soil science so that you can apply it to your gardening endeavours. They answer your questions on things like How do I test the chemical composition of my garden soil? What’s the difference between organic, inorganic, and natural fertilizers? What do those numbers on packages of fertilizer mean? How and when should I amend my garden’s soil? Hot compost? Cold compost? Worm compost? Egg shells, coffee grounds, banana peels—yes or no? What exactly do mycorrhizal fungi do? In this handy Q-and-A guide, focused specifically on the prairie region, you’ll learn what particles are dominant in your soil, how to make successful compost, the value of mulch, tips on no-till practices and cover crops, and solutions to problems such as compaction, heavy clay, salinity, and soil-borne diseases. With Janet and Sheryl’s insight you’ll soon be well on your way to healthy, happy soil.

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The Prairie gardener's go-to for : trees & shrubs

The Prairie gardener's go-to for : trees & shrubs

Melrose, Janet, 1954- author
2022

Trees and shrubs together make up the bulk of Earth’s biomass. They are responsible for carbon dioxide storage, oxygen production, movement of water, and a host of other functions. In our gardens, trees and shrubs provide numerous benefits, including reducing air, light, and noise pollution, protecting our homes from wind, cold, and heat, and providing habitat for birds, insects, and other animals. In the sixth book in the Guides for the Prairie Gardener series, lifelong gardeners Janet and Sheryl offer advice and recommendations to help you successfully grow trees and shrubs from the ground up. They answer your questions on Whether to choose small or large trees and shrubs to match your needs The fine art of digging holes Care and feeding (and mulching and watering and fertilizing) When and how to train and prune for your plant’s health and appearance How to protect young trees and shrubs through a bitter winter When to call your local arborist Janet and Sheryl help you trouble shoot on common issues like a tree’s failure to produce fruit, girdling, and weather-related challenges, as well as an introduction to pests and diseases like leaf miners, leaf rollers, leafhoppers, and their friends. They also provide prairie-specific lists of recommended trees and shrubs for flower displays, autumn colour, beautiful bark, smaller yards, hedges, and shade.

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Revenue operations : a new way to align sales & marketing, monetize data, and ignite growth

Revenue operations : a new way to align sales & marketing, monetize data, and ignite growth

Diorio, Stephen G.
2022

"Modern selling requires levels of speed, accountability, visibility, and teamwork that are unmanageable in a traditional model where sales and marketing and customer service are entirely separate functions. This book explains the solution many tech companies are landing on: a Revenue Operations model. Revenue Operations is a worldwide business trend toward combining sales and marketing and customer service into one business unit, under a single leader often called the Chief Revenue Officer, or CXO. The goal of a Revenue Operations model is to better align the sales teams, brand, marketing systems and processes to accelerate revenue, profit, and growth. The book describes six core elements of the Revenue Operations model, and provides Chief Revenue Officers, CMO's, CXO's, sales managers, and other sales growth leaders a roadmap for aligning their sales teams, operations, systems, and processes to grow sales and expand customer lifetime value."-- Provided by publisher.

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Sex and the single woman : 24 writers reimagine Helen Gurley Brown's cult classic

Sex and the single woman : 24 writers reimagine Helen Gurley Brown's cult classic

2022

"A feminist anthology inspired by legendary Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown's Sex and the Single Girl, featuring twenty-four new essays on the triumphs and heartbreaks of modern singlehood from acclaimed and bestselling authors, including Kristen Arnett, Morgan Parker, Evette Dionne, and Melissa Febos. Sixty years ago, Helen Gurley Brown's Sex and the Single Girl sent shockwaves through the United States, selling more than two million copies in three weeks. Helen's message was radical for its time: marriage wasn't essential for women to lead rich, fulfilling lives. Now, in these critical, wry, and expansive essays, twenty-four writers reconsider Helen's advice and how it applies to their own paths, fielding topics that she couldn't--or wouldn't--conceive of in 1962: contraception and abortion (an omission demanded by her publisher), queer and trans womanhood, polyamory, celibacy, interracial dating, bodies of all kinds, consent, sex work, IVF, and the pop culture that both saves and fails us. Eliza Smith and Haley Swanson's revisionist anthology honors Brown's irreverent spirit while also validating our modern experiences of singlehood, encouraging us all to reclaim joy where it's so often been denied."-- Publisher.

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Tales from the homestead : a history of Prairie pioneers, 1867-1914

Tales from the homestead : a history of Prairie pioneers, 1867-1914

Rollings-Magnusson, Sandra, author
2022

A compilation of thirty-six personal homesteader stories, providing unique insight into the daily life of prairie pioneers.

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