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2014-4-14: Information Station Column

As a nod to our friends, neighbors and library patrons with ties to Canada, we thought it might be interesting to note the books from the best seller list as reported in the most popular Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail.

Hardcover Fiction

1)     Shadow Spell by Nora Roberts. The second installment in Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy is a character-driven story, with a picturesque rural Irish setting, for romance fans. (Print Copy)

2)     I've Got You Under My Skin by Mary Higgins Clark. A contemporary thriller by a perennial favorite. (Print Copy)

3)     The King: A Novel Of The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward. Paranormal romance.

4)     Power Play by Danielle Steel. A contemporary romance targets the integrity of corporate executives.(Print Copy)

5)     NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson and Marshall Karp. The second in a series by omnipresent best seller author Patterson.(Print Copy, Audio CD, Wilbor audio & ebook.)

6)     Whirlwind by Rick Mofina. Suspense fiction from Canadian author Mofina presents the story of Jenna Cooper and her search for her baby boy and the woman to whom was to keep him safe during a tornado. (Print Copy On Order)

7)     Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer. This fast paced, historical fiction is the fourth volume of Archer's Clifton Chronicles. (Print Copy)

8)     The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. This funny, fast paced title follows a professor on his project designed to find the perfect wife. Local book club pick.(Print Copy, Audio CD)

9)     The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg. Originally published in Sweden, this novel tells the tale of 79-year-old Martha Anderson who has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair. (Print Copy On Order)

10)  Dark Witch by Nora Roberts. The first installment in Cousins O’Dwyer trilogy.(Print Copy, 3M Download)


Hardcover Non-Fiction

1)     Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis. This book is about how a small number of Wall Street-types figured out that the stock markets were rigged by high-frequency traders. Recently featured in a column by Conservative David Brooks.(Print Copy On Order)

2)     An Astronaut's Guide to Life On Earth by Chris Hadfield. As a Canadian, Hadfield succeeded in becoming a top NASA astronaut and he spent 146 days in space while making 2,336 orbits around the Earth. (Print Copy)

3)     Listen To The Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's A Daughter To Do? by Elaine Lui. The author’s affectionate tribute to her tough, powerful Chinese mother. (Print Copy On Order)

4)     Up, Up, And Away by Jonah Keri. The definitive history of the Montreal Expos. (Print Copy On Order)

5)     The Women of Duck Commander by Kay Robertson, Korie Robertson, Missy Robertson and Jessica Robertson. The bearded men and their brides are popular north of the border too! (Print Copy On Order)

6)     A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett. Canadian journalist Lindhout gives a well-honed, harrowing account of her 459-day captivity at the hands of Somali Islamist rebels. (Print Copy)

7)     Thrive by Arianna S. Huffington. The media mogul behind Huffington Post puts pen to paper. (Wilbor audio)

8)     A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter. The latest work from the 39th President. (Print Copy On Order)

9)     I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. Describes the life of a young Pakistani student who advocated for women's rights and education. (Print Copy)

10)  Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains by Jenny Bowen. Details the author’s journey toward the establishment of nurturing conditions within China's bleak state run orphanages.(Print Copy)

Also of interest: In mid-May the title for Canada Reads 2014 will be released in the United States….Joseph Boyden's The Orenda. The theme for this year’s selection was, “What is the one novel that could change Canada?” The goal was to find a book that could change the hearts, minds and lives of readers across the nation, with the ultimate goal of inspiring social change. If you’re interested – ask to have your name put on the waiting list.