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FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT
By Adam Proteau
A veteran hockey writer takes on hockey culture and the NHL, addressing the game’s most controversial issue. Whether it’s on-ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has become a nightly news spectacle, with players pummeling and bashing each other across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL may actually condone on-ice violence as a ticket draw, diehard hockey fan and expert Adam Proteau argues against hockey’s transformation into a thuggish blood sport.
LOCAL LIBRARY, GLOBAL PASSPORT:
The Evolution of a Carnegie Library
By J. Patrick Boyer
Andrew Carnegie as a boy earning $1.20 a week in a Pittsburgh mill discovered a free library that helped transform his life. When he became the richest man in the world, he began giving new library buildings worth $68 million to several thousand communities in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and many other countries around the world. This is the story of one of them. Local Library, Global Passport is an inspired presentation of the patterns and perils that typically hold true for most local libraries.
Edited By Amy Walker
Bike culture is exploding in cities like Portland, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Montreal, and Vancouver. Whether people are riding folding bikes to the commuter train, slipping through traffic on streamlined single speeds, or carrying children and groceries on their cargo bikes, bicycles are making urban life more dynamic and enjoyable — simply better.
By Ken Dryden
Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir.
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Thank you and ‘Fair winds’ to Mr. Morris and the Library Monitors for their participation in this round table reading.
By Robert Herjavec
Robert Herjavec has lived the classic “rags to riches” story, from having $20 in his pocket to starting up technology companies worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Now the star of television’s Dragons’ Den and Shark Tank, he has earned his incredible wealth by overcoming the odds with hard work and determination. Now, he’s sharing his hard-won wisdom in one of the most inspirational business books of recent times. In Driven, Herjavec shares the secrets that took him from his job waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company into a world-class conglomerate, The Herjavec Group.
GANGLAND: The Rise of Mexican Drug Cartels From El Paso to Vancouver
By Jerry Langton
The members of Mexico’s drug cartels are among the criminal underworld’s most ambitious and ruthless entrepreneurs. Supplanting the once dominant Colombian cartels, the Mexican drug cartels are now the major distributor of heroin and cocaine to the U.S. and Canada. In Gangland, bestselling author Jerry Langton details their frightening stranglehold on the economy and daily life of Mexico today—and what it portends for the future of Mexico and its neighbours.
SHARK TALES: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business
By Barbara Corcoran
The inspiring true story of Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran–and her best advice for anyone starting a business. After failing at twenty-two jobs, Barbara Corcoran borrowed $1,000 from a boyfriend, quit her job as a diner waitress, and started a tiny real estate office in New York City. Using the unconventional lessons she learned from her homemaker mom, she gradually built it into a $6 billion dollar business. Now Barbara’s even more famous for the no-nonsense wisdom she offers to entrepreneurs on Shark Tank, ABC’s hit reality TV show.
By Ted Ferguson
The 1920s were one of the wildest decades in Canada’s history, a time of frivolous fads, shocking crimes, and political and social changes that definitively yanked the country out of the 19th century and into the modern age. In Strange Days, Ted Ferguson revisits dozens of stories that could only have happened in the 20s – tales of serial killers, athletes, con men, crackpots, prime ministers, bathing beauties, and more – all of them nearly too amazing to believe and too entertaining to be forgotten.
THE WHISTLEBLOWER: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice
By Kathryn Bolkovac
When Nebraska police officer Kathryn Bolkovac saw a recruiting announcement for private military contractor DynCorp International, she applied and was hired. Good money, world travel, and the chance to help rebuild a war-torn country sounded like the perfect job. Bolkovac was shipped out to Bosnia, where DynCorp had been contracted to support the UN peacekeeping mission. She was assigned as a human rights investigator, heading the gender affairs unit. The lack of proper training provided sounded the first alarm bell, but once she arrived in Sarajevo, she found out that things were a lot worse. At great risk to her personal safety, she began to unravel the ugly truth about officers involved in human trafficking and forced prostitution and their connections to private mercenary contractors, the UN, and the U.S. State Department. This is her story and the story of the women she helped achieve justice for.
I AM HALF-SICK OF SHADOWS
By Alan Bradley
It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives to shoot a movie. Amid a raging blizzard, the entire village gathers to watch, yet nobody is prepared for the evening’s shocking conclusion: a body found, past midnight, strangled to death with a length of film. But who among the assembled guests would stage such a chilling scene? As the storm worsens and the list of suspects grows, Flavia must use every ounce of sly wit at her disposal to ferret out a killer hidden in plain sight.
THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET
By Brian Selznick
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo’s dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.
THE LINCOLN LAWYER NOVELS
By Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer – For Mickey Haller, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation. When he gets hired by a Beverly Hills rich boy arrested for assault, Mickey sees a franchise case: a long, expensive trial with maximum billable hours-until it puts him face-to-face with pure evil and with a man who may truly be innocent. For a lawyer who has always gone for the easy score, getting justice means risking everything.
This collection also contains the second and third novels in the Lincoln Lawyer series – The Brass Verdict and The Reversal.
By Scott Chantler
In March of 1943, Scott Chantler’s grandfather, Law Chantler, shipped out across the Atlantic for active service with the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, along with his best friend, Jack, a fellow officer. Not long afterward, they would find themselves making a rocky crossing of the English Channel, about to take part in one of the most pivotal and treacherous military operations of World War II: the Allied invasion of Normandy. Two Generals tells the story of what happened there through the eyes of these two young men — not the celebrated military commanders or politicians we often hear about, but everyday heroes who risked their lives for the Allied cause. Meticulously researched and gorgeously illustrated, Two Generals is a harrowing story of battle and a touching story of friendship — and a vital and vibrant record of unsung heroism.
By Robison Wells
Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life. He was wrong. Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive. Where breaking the rules equals death. But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.