- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:00pmThe Book of Stolen Tales by D.J. McIntoshCarlton Cinema
- Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:00amGlobe & Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors' Brunch
- Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 6:30pmThe Fine Print Presents Miss Montreal by Howard ShrierThe Dora Keogh
- Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 2:00pmFictionKNITsta!Ben McNally Books
Globe & Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors' Brunch
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The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young was born with severe learning disabilities. Undaunted, she used her few strengths to develop brain exercises to conquer her neurological deficits. She has gone on to change countless lives.
In the past five years, the idea that self-improvement can happen in the brain has caught hold and inspired hope. Now, thanks to brilliant pathbreakers such as Arrowsmith-Young, rather than worrying about how our brains shape us, we can focus on shaping our brains. Arrowsmith-Young’s work is one of the first examples of the extensive practical application of “neuroplasticity.” As the people on these pages change their brains, readers see how the brain works and what a profound impact improved mental capacity has on how we can participate in the world. Here her personal story is interwoven with fascinating accounts of the clinical mysteries and triumphant stories she has encountered during her career.
Silver by Andrew Motion
It's almost forty years after the events of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island: Jim Hawkins now runs an inn called the Hispaniola on the English coast with his son, Jim, and Long John Silver has returned to England to live in obscurity with his daughter, Natty. Their lives are quiet and unremarkable; their adventures have seemingly ended. But for Jim and Natty, the adventure is just beginning. One night, Natty approaches young Jim with a proposition: return to Treasure Island and find the rest of the treasure that their fathers left behind so many years before. Jim joins Natty aboard a ship--the Nightingale--and the new friends set out to sail in their fathers' footsteps.
The End of Growth by Jeff Rubin
Random House Canada
Economist and resource analyst Jeff Rubin is certain that the world's governments are getting it wrong. Instead of moving us toward economic recovery, measures being taken around the globe right now are digging us into a deeper hole. Both politicians and economists are missing the fact that the real engine of economic growth has always been cheap, abundant fuel and resources. But that era is over. The end of cheap oil, Rubin argues, signals the end of growth--and the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity.
Tecumseh and Brock: the War of 1812 by James Laxer
House of Anansi Press
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the British Empire is engaged in a titanic war with Napoleonic France for global supremacy. The American Republic is quickly expanding its territory along the western frontier, while native peoples struggle to protect their lands from the relentless wave of new settlers.
Bestselling author and scholar James Laxer offers a fresh and compelling view of this decisive war, by bringing to life two major contests: the native peoples’ Endless War to establish nationhood and sovereignty on their traditional territories and the American campaign to settle its grievances with Britain through the conquest of Canada. At the heart of this story is the unlikely friendship and political alliance of Tecumseh, the Shawnee chief and charismatic leader of the native confederacy, and Major-General Isaac Brock, defender and protector of the British Crown. Together, these two towering figures secured what would become the nation of Canada.