Sunday September 22, 2013 at Queen's Park Circle, 11am - 6pm
The Scotiabank Giller Prize Bestsellers Stage
Host: Mary Ito is the host of CBC Radio One 99.1 FM’s FRESH AIR, the weekend morning show that highlights the passions and pursuits of the people who call this province home.
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Imagine waking up in the morning and knowing that no matter what happens today, you can cope. Imagine that you’ve got enough money to take care of the expenses that need to be paid regularly and to have some fun too. Imagine the sense of peace that comes from knowing you’re in control of your life. Gail Vaz-Oxlade can you help do all this as she revisits her bestselling book Debt-Free Forever.
Gail Vaz-Oxlade, one of Canada’s most successful and respected financial writers, is the author of several bestselling books, including It’s Your Money; Money-Smart Kids and Never Too Late. She has delivered her no-nonsense approach to money management as the host of the television shows Princess and Til Debt Do Us Part.
HarperCollins – $21.99 – Personal Finance
Born in 1930 in a small town outside Winnipeg, Hope Koop appears destined to have a conventional life. Church, marriage to a steady young man, children—her fortunes are already laid out for her, as are the shiny modern appliances in her new home. But as the decades unfold, what seems to be a safe, predictable existence overwhelms Hope. Where—among the demands of her children, the expectations of her husband and the challenges of her best friend, Emily, who has just read The Feminine Mystique—is there room for her? This beautifully crafted and perceptive work of fiction spans some fifty years of Hope Koop’s life in the second half of the 20th century, from traditionalism to feminism and beyond.
David Bergen is an award-winning author of six previous novels and a collection of short stories. In 2005, Bergen won the Giller Prize for The Time in Between. The Matter with Morris was shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2010, won the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, and was longlisted for the IMPAC Award. A recent winner of the Writers’ Trust Award for an author in mid-career, Bergen lives with his family in Winnipeg.
A Phyllis Bruce Book, published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. - $27.99 - Fiction
In Dark Diversions, John Ralston Saul stages a black comedy of international proportions that takes the reader from New York to Paris to Morocco to Haiti. When he's not encountering dictators in Third World hot spots, Saul's unnamed journalist narrator moves in privileged circles on both sides of the Atlantic, insinuating himself into the lives of well-to-do aristocrats. Through his exploits we experience a fascinating world of secret lovers, exiled princesses, death by veganism, and religious heresies. The emotional fireworks of these inhabitants of the First World are sharply juxtaposed with the political infighting of the dictators and the corruption, double-dealing, and fawning that attend them. But as he becomes further enmeshed in these worlds, the outsider status of the narrator grows more ambiguous: Is he a documentarian of privileged foibles and fundamental inequity, or an embodiment of the very "dark diversions" he chronicles?
John Ralston Saul is one of Canada’s leading public intellectuals. Saul has received many awards and prizes, including Chile’s Pablo Neruda Medal. He is president of PEN International, and his thirteen works have been translated into twenty-two languages in thirty countries.
Viking Canada - $30.00 - Fiction
Fast Flavours is all about making great meals in minimal time. Full of flavour, these fast and simple recipes will get you cooking every day of the week without spending too much time in the kitchen. Packed with 110 mouth-watering recipes, Fast Flavours gets you through a busy week with simple, speedy meals and shows you how to slow it down when you have more time on your hands. In no time, Chef Michael Smith will show you how to cook as easily and as quickly as possible, so you will be turning out fabulous dishes in your own kitchen.
Chef Michael Smith is the bestselling author of several cookbooks, including The Best of Chef at Home and Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen. He is the television host of Food Network's Chef Michael's Kitchen. Smith lives on Prince Edward Island with his family.
Penguin Canada - $32.00 - Cooking
Join David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin as they discuss their shared belief that a sustainable future can only be found at the intersection of ecology and economics.
The End of Growth
What will it be like to live in a world where growth is over? Step by step, in this provocative and clear-eyed new book, economist Jeff Rubin shows us how the end of cheap oil equals the end of growth—and the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity. But is this all bad? Research shows that some of the most contented people on the planet live in places with no-growth or slow-growth GDPs: consumption doesn’t guarantee happiness. Good or bad, Rubin writes, the end of growth is the new reality. Our world is not only about to get smaller, our day-to-day lives are about to be a whole lot different.
Random House Canada - $29.95 - Nonfiction
Jeff Rubin is the author of Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, a number one national bestseller and the Canadian Business Book of the Year. Rubin was the Chief Economist and Chief Strategist at CIBC World Markets, where he worked for over twenty years.
Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet (with Ian Hanington)
In this latest offering, David Suzuki explores the interconnectedness of the world’s myriad environmental challenges. The solutions are there, he argues; we just need the will to act together to bring about change. Everything Under the Sun includes the latest scientific findings, and examples of the positive actions people are taking today toward protecting what we have. Underpinning it all is the recognition that Earth gives us everything we require to live, under a sun that provides the energy to produce food, transport, and all of our modern conveniences.
Greystone Books in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation - $29.95 - Environment
David Suzuki is an acclaimed geneticist and environmentalist, the host of the television series The Nature of Things, and the founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is the author of more than forty books, and has been named a Companion of the Order of Canada.
1982 is a memoir told across ten intertwined stories of the musical moments that changed Jian Ghomeshi's life. Obsessed with David Bowie, the adolescent Ghomeshi embarks on a Nick Hornbyesque journey to make music the centre of his life. Acceptance meant being cool, and being cool meant being Bowie. And being Bowie meant pointy black boots, eyeliner, and hair gel. Add to that the essential all-black wardrobe and you have two very confused Iranian parents, busy themselves with gaining acceptance in Canada against the backdrop of the revolution in Iran. 1982 is an entertaining cultural history of a crazy era of glam, glitter, and gender-bending fads and fashions. And it is definitely the first rock memoir by a Persian-Canadian new waver.
Jian Ghomeshi is a broadcaster, writer, musician, and producer. He is the host and co-creator of the national daily talk program Q on CBC Radio One and CBC TV. Born in England, raised in Canada, and of Iranian descent, Ghomeshi lives in Toronto.
Viking - $30.00 - Literary Memoir