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Apartment Therapy

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Getting a room to feel right requires a blend of design and decorating and the details that make the room(s) feel like your place and not just a designers take on what looks good in your home. 

Historical Atlas of Canada

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There are maps in the Historical atlas of Canada : Canada's history illustrated with original maps that have been gathered from major archives and libraries all over the world including the National Archives of Canada.

Weight Watchers Family Meals

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The new Weight Watchers Family Meals: 250 Recipes for bring family, friends and food together is packed with some of the fastest but greatest tasting recipes you will find in any cook book. 

City of Thorns

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Ben Rawlence's new book City of Thorns : Nine lives in the world's largest refugee camp tells the story of nine of the half a million residents isolated and virtually trapped  in this inhospitable desert community. 

Privacy in the modern age

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How do you feel about privacy?  In this age of super technology privacy as it used to be hardly exists.

How to Have a Good Day

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Caroline Webb's new book How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioural Science to Transform your working life  is absolutely packed with great information.  Webb explains how to apply the advances in the behavioural sciences to our everday lives, especially our work lives. 

The Martian

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The Martian is a great film that will keep you glued to your seat.  After a bad storm blows across Mars, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind.

The gay revolution

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Lillian Faderman's The Gay Revolution : the story of the struggle begins in the 1950's when gays and lesbians were classified as criminals, mentally ill and sinners and when society victimized them with irrational hatred.

2015 Governor General's Literary Awards

Guy Vanderhaeghe is the winner of the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for his short story collection Daddy Lenin and Other Stories.  This is the author's first short story collection in over 20 years.  Jury members had this to say about the collection:   "each story is superbly crafted, razor-sharp, wickedly funny.

Home design

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When looking for unique ideas or some inspiration in home decorating and design Ellen DeGeneres' new book Home offers a personal look at every room in the house.