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      Our owner has Retired      

Our store is now closed


 

  Thanks for 34 wonderful years       selling books in Cambridge   

 

After 34 years selling books in Cambridge, John has decided to retire. Anne,  John, Kelly, and all the staff, would like to express their appreciation to all their loyal customers and thank everyone for their good wishes for this change in our lives.


 


One Book, One Community Waterloo Region 2019

The 2019 One Book, One Community selection is The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. Learn about the author, the book, events, and more at www.oboc.ca

In 1950s Quebec, French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility—much like Maggie Hughes’ parents. Maggie’s English-speaking father has ambitions for his daughter that don’t include marriage to the poor French boy on the next farm over. But Maggie’s heart is captured by Gabriel Phénix. When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption and get her life ‘back on track’.
 
Elodie is raised in Quebec’s impoverished orphanage system. It’s a precarious enough existence that takes a tragic turn when Elodie, along with thousands of other orphans in Quebec, is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. Bright and determined, Elodie withstands abysmal treatment at the nuns’ hands, finally earning her freedom at seventeen, when she is thrust into an alien, often unnerving world.
 
Maggie, married to a businessman eager to start a family, cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon, and a chance reconnection with Gabriel spurs a wrenching choice. As time passes, the stories of Maggie and Elodie intertwine but never touch, until Maggie realizes she must take what she wants from life and go in search of her long-lost daughter, finally reclaiming the truth that has been denied them both.

 

Literary Prize Winners 2019 (and the shortlisted titles):

 

The Scotiabank Giller Prize Governor General's Literary Awards Rogers Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction Prize The Man Booker Prize  
Winner 2019 Winner 2019 Winner 2019 Winners 2019  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Reproduction

by Ian Williams

Five Wives

by Joan Thomas

Days by Moonlight

by André Alexis

The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood

Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernardine Evaristo

 

The Short Listed Titles:

 

Immigant City

by David Bezmozgis

Eye

by Marianne Micros

Season of Fury and Wonder

by Sharon Butala

The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood

 

Small Game Hunting At the Local Coward Gun Club

by Megan Gail Coles

Five Wives

by Joan Thomas

The Innocents

by Michael Crummey

Ducks, Newburyport

by Lucy Ellmann

 

The Innocents

by Michael Crummey

Late Breaking

by K. D. Miller

Shut Up You're Pretty

by Téa Mutonji

Girl, Woman, Other

by Bernardine Evaristo

 

Dual Citizens

by Alix Ohlin

The Innocents

by Michael Crummey

Dual Citizens

by Alix Ohlin

An Orchestra of Minorities

by Chigozie Obioma

 

Lampedusa

by Steven Price

The Student

by Cary Fagan

Days by Moonlight

by André Alexis

Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

 

Reproduction

by Ian Williams

 

 

10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Elif Shafak

 

The 2018 Winners:

Washington Black
by Esi Edugyan

 

The Red Word
by Sarah Henstra

 

Dear Evelyn
by Kathy Page

 

Milkman
by Anna Burns


 

Congratulations to Ziya Tong for successfully defending By Chance Alone by Max Eisen

The Contenders for 2019 were:

Click here to read all about it.

 
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