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Our Books of the Year 2015

Pages and Pages Booksellers Saturday, November 14, 2015


Place Called Winter
 

A Place Called Winter

Patrick Gale

$19.99

I have already read this book twice! An English gentleman is exiled to a remote area of Canada to clear land and grow wheat. He leaves behind a wife and a daughter. He works hard and eventually is successful. We meet him in an asylum. Why is he there?  So many questions, so many answers.

Chris’s Book of the Year

 

 
God in Ruins
 

a God In ruins  

Kate Atkinson

$32.99

Life After Life was an amazing and original novel exploring the life of Ursula Todd. The companion novel explores her brother Teddy’s life and is something quite extraordinary. This is the best book I read by a long distance. Insightful, inventive, intimate and imaginative, Kate Atkinson has written something truly exceptional.

Jon’s Book of the Year

 

 
 Paradise Sky
 Paradise Sky

Joe R. Lansdale

$29.99

I love a good western and this IS a good one. I’m a long term fan of Lansdale since discovering The Bottoms many years ago. The hero of the story is Nat Love (aka Deadwood Dick an ex-Slave in East Texas who becomes a soldier, a bouncer, a US Marshall and star of a series of dime novels. Along the way he meets Wild Bill Hickok, Apaches and his fair share of good, bad and ugly. A rollicking read.

Phil’s Book of the Year

 

 Shanghai Redemption

Shanghai Redemption

Qiu Xiaolong

$29.99

Inspector Chen is one of my favourite literary detectives. He is an honourable man who must balance the quest for truth with political survival. The series is set in Shanghai during China’s rapid emergence as an economic powerhouse. Chen must investigate a “Red Prince”, which proves to be his most delicate balancing act to date, and the biggest threat.

Ian’s Books of the Year

 

 
Landmarks
 

Landmarks

Robert Macfarlane

$49.99

This most beautiful of books looks with great love at the relationship between literature and reverence for the natural world. Incorporating fascinating glossaries of language all but lost to our modern vocabulary, this is an uplifting and fascinating tour through literature, including works by John Muir, Roger Deakin and Nan Shepherd. A true keepsake for the discerning reader. Enjoy.

Sally’s Book of the Year

 

 
Perfect
 
 Perfect

Danny Parker

$24.95

Freya Blackwood's illustrations are always beautiful and this quiet book, written by Danny Parker, is perfect for bedtime. Simple and warm with an understated rhyme, it features three children and a grey striped cat and tells the story of their 'one great big day'. 

Pip’s Book of the Year

 

 Julius Zebra Rumble with the Romans
 Julius Zebra

Gary Northfield

$17.95

This is the funniest book I have read this year, it made me not just smile but actually laugh out loud. I have a passion for Ancient Rome and loved how the author wove so many historical tit bits into the story.  This really is a great way to introduce kids gently to the joys of history. 

Ian’s Books of the Year

 

Green Valentine
 
 Green Valentine

Lili Wilkinson

$16.99

This wonderful coming of age story is filled with warmth, wit, friendship, romance and  humourous footnotes. I loved the real characters, Astrid and Hiro, who are both very conscious of the environment. A very different young adult novel, but such fun to read. 

Jan’s Book of the Year

 

Rest of Us Just Live Here (Exclusive edition)
 
 The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Patrick Ness

$24.95

I loved this young adult novel because it is so anti zombies and soul eating ghosts. Mikey and his friends are heroes of their own lives and certainly don't need or want anything paranormal. Their own lives are enough. 

Chris’s Book of the Year