7 Highlights from August-September

7 Highlights from August-September

September 27, 2022

Fall is always an exciting time of year for us, with so many new books packed into just a few months. I want to take a moment to highlight some of the newest ones from August and September that our booksellers are picking up.

Here are seven fall books we want to make sure are on your radar. Grab some tea, enjoy a bit of virtual browsing, and see if any of these intrigue you like they do us.


Making Love with the Land

FINALIST FOR THE HILARY WESTON WRITERS' TRUST PRIZE FOR NONFICTION. Much-anticipated non-fiction from the author of the Giller-longlisted, GG-shortlisted and Canada Reads-winning novel Jonny Appleseed.

A poetic work of nonfiction about the stories that land and body hold together, at a moment when this is being explored by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Joshua Whitehead's language is exquisite, and makes me think about the land in ways I've never considered.


The Theory of Crows

A poignant and evocative novel about the bonds of family and the gifts offered by the land. When a troubled father and his estranged teenage daughter head out onto the land in search of the family trapline, they find their way back to themselves, and to each other.

Currently on prominent display in the shop. Bookseller Cindy was visibly enthused when she opened the box this came in.


Starry Messenger

Bringing his cosmic perspective to civilization on Earth, Neil deGrasse Tyson shines new light on the crucial fault lines of our time—war, politics, religion, truth, beauty, gender, and race—in a way that stimulates a deeper sense of unity for us all.

I'm always drawn to astrophysics books, but bonus when they're by Neil deGrasse Tyson, and extra bonus when they can skillfully take on culture and society at the same time.


Kingdom of the Feared

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series comes the steamy conclusion to Kingdom of the Wicked trilogy.

Grace's go-to recommendation in the dark fantasy genre. It's a good time to pick up the whole trilogy, now that the conclusion is here.


Diary of a Misfit

Part memoir, part sweeping journalistic saga: As Casey Parks follows the mystery of a stranger's past, she is forced to reckon with her own sexuality, her fraught Southern identity, her tortured yet loving relationship with her mother, and the complicated role of faith in her life.

When my reading mood swings back around to unconventional memoirs, as it often does, I'll be picking this one up. With the promise of uncovering one person's life within another's memoir, exploring queerness and isolation, there's too much intrigue here to ignore.


Meet Us by the Roaring Sea

A young woman sets on a journey through language, archives, artificial intelligence, and TV, translating an old manuscript about a group of female medical students. In the process, the translator's life and the manuscript begin to become entangled.

Recently spotlighted by the New York Times. A book that promises questions about AI, students seeking to create a new way of existence to help others, and an exploration of translation and identity. Sign me up.


Confessions with Keith

An outrageously comic novel documents a middle-aged writer and mother's grappling with mid-life crisis—her husband's and her own.

Pauline Holdstock is the kind of writer who can immerse you completely in one character's mind, making you feel the heartbreak of their world, and she somehow manages this while being relentlessly funny.


All of these books are either in stock or on their way to us right this moment. You can also order a copy online by clicking the link for the book, and we’ll let you know when it’s ready. Thanks for taking a look, and we’ll see you again in October with another curated list.