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Open Book's Holiday Gift Guide #11: Wonderfully Random (Part 1)

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The holiday season is here, and there's no better time to cozy up with a good book (or ten!). Open Book's Holiday Book Guide will direct you to some of the most engaging books on store shelves this season. Our Guide will be regularly updated throughout December, featuring a fresh theme with each listing. Today's theme: WONDERFULLY RANDOM.



Red Rover

by Liz Bugg


Lenny Bruce Is Dead
by Jonathan Goldstein


The Secret Signature of Things
by Eve Joseph


Active Pass

by Jane Munro

The Way It Is
by Donald Reid

The McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records
by Colleen Sydor

WONDERFULLY RANDOM:

Red Rover (Insomniac Press) by Liz Bugg is a page-turning thriller that follows private eye Calli Barnow through some of Toronto's most well-known streets in search of the killer of a prominent businessman's daughter.

This new edition of Jonathan Goldstein's poignant and funny first novel, Lenny Bruce Is Dead (Coach House Books), gives you the opportunity to laugh and wince through Joshua's trials all over again. With a foreword by Ira Glass.

Poet Eve Joseph looks beyond the names of everyday objects to reveal the simple beauty hidden within the The Secret Signature of Things (Brick Books). Shortlisted for the 2010 City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.

With ghazals, reflective sequences and long poems, Jane Munro's Active Pass (Pedlar Press) is thought-provoking collection of meditations on the visual arts, yogic discipline, self-regeneration and mid-life conflicts.

Today's teens get a glimpse of life in the fabled '60s with The Way It Is (Second Story Press) by Donald Reid, a novel about an introverted fifteen-year-old who moves to a small town in interior British Columbia during the summer of 1967.

The McGillicuddy Book of Personal Records by Colleen Sydor is a unique YA novel about a teen desperate to be anything but ordinary who seeks to set strange personal records — in secret.



Buy these books at your local independent bookstore or online at Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.

Don't miss previous editions of the Holiday Book Guide! Check out the great line up for:
FOUR SEASONS
ANIMALS AMONG US
LIFE STORIES
IDEAS & INSPIRATION
CANADIANA
WORK & PLAY
A TASTE FOR CULTURE
CITY LIVING
THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
STAGE, SCREEN & SONG

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