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1. My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas And Helen Edwards' Family Story
My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas And Helen Edwards' Family Story
by Helen Edward
4.5 out of 5 stars (50 customer reviews)
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PAN Macmillan Adult
May 27, 2013
Paperback

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The powerful story of two sisters separated at birth, one abused and one loved, and their search to understand their past.Helen grew up in a pit village in Tyneside in the post-war years, with her gran, aunties and uncles living nearby. She felt safe with them, but they could ... Read more

2. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson
4.2 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
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Crown
March 10, 2015
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"Larson is one of the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction...a resourceful reporter and a subtle stylist who understands the tricky art of Edward Scissorhands-ing narrative strands into a pleasing story...An entertaining book about a great subject, and it will do much to make this seismic event resonate for ... Read more

3. The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
by Norman Doidge
4.8 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
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Viking
January 27, 2015
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Praise for The Brain’s Way of Healing   “An exciting overview of powerful new neuroscience theories that connect mind, body, and soul . . . In this age of distraction and unnatural environments and actions—like staring at screens all day—brain science offers all kinds of useful techniques to care ... Read more

4. AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena
AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World's Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena
by Mitchell Moffit
4.2 out of 5 stars (5 customer reviews)
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Scribner
March 17, 2015
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“From hiccup cures to the 5 second rule, this book put a bemused smile on my face and answered the oddball questions of life. An irreverent stroll through the arcane and taboo, guided by the science behind it.” (Chris Hadfield, author of "An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth" ... Read more

5. Ghost Boy
Ghost Boy
by Martin Pistorius
4.7 out of 5 stars (20 customer reviews)
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Nelson Books
November 19, 2013
Paperback

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'It is a deeply affecting and at times shocking book... The Diving-Bell and the butterfly but with a happy ending' Sunday Times 17/7 'Deeply moving' Mail on Sunday ']Pistorius] is almost fealess in the way he confronts emotional reality' Catherine Deveney,... Read more

6. Measure Twice: Tips and tricks from the pros to help you avoid the most common DIY disasters
Measure Twice: Tips and tricks from the pros to help you avoid the most common DIY disasters
by Bryan Baeumler
5.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
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Collins Canada
January 23, 2015
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Canada's #1 expert on DIY simplifies Canada's most common (and avoidable) DIY disasters.DIY projects seem quick and easy. You start thinking that you're repairing a crack in the ceiling, and before you know it, you're tearing out a dividing wall to make space for that new kitchen island. But ... Read more

7. H is for Hawk
H is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald

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Hamish Hamilton
March 3, 2015
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“It just sings. I couldn't stop reading.” - Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time“This is a book made from the heart that goes to the heart. It combines old and new nature and human nature with great originality. No one who ... Read more

8. You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes
You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes
by Chris Hadfield
4.5 out of 5 stars (61 customer reviews)
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Random House Canada
October 14, 2014
Hardcover

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In You Are Here, astronaut Chris Hadfield creates a surprisingly intimate and compelling visual essay about the planet we live on, choosing the best from the thousands of photos he took on the International Space Station.      Chris Hadfield's new book shows us our home--our city, country, continent, our whole ... Read more

9. Sarah Style
Sarah Style
by Sarah Richardson
4.2 out of 5 stars (39 customer reviews)
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Simon & Schuster
November 4, 2014
Hardcover

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In the flawless style of Deborah Needleman’s Domino comes the interior design book of the decade, from HGTV star, virtual sensation, and Canadian design queen Sarah Richardson.Ever wondered how to transform your laundry room from drab to fab? Your kitchen from prison to paradise? Your bedroom from boring to ... Read more

10. Nice Is Just a Place in France: How to Win at Basically Everything
Nice Is Just a Place in France: How to Win at Basically Everything
by The Betches
2.7 out of 5 stars (6 customer reviews)
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Gallery Books
March 12, 2013
Paperback

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"Likely to become a fast favorite as long as you’re a living, breathing girl." (Emmeline Clein HerCampus.com)... Read more