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Mango Languages
Get talking with Mango Languages! New at BPL! Mango offers online language courses in more than 40 languages, including English. More...
How to Do Business with the Federal Government
How to Do Business with the Federal Government Learn the fundamentals of buying and selling to the federal government, Monday, November 19, at Bob Prittie Metrotown. More...
Chris Czajkowski
Chris Czajkowski: Ginty's Ghost "Wilderness Woman" Chris Czajkowski talks about her new book, Ginty’s Ghost, Wednesday, November 28, at McGill. More...
SFU Public Square
SFU President's Faculty Lecture Series Join Dr. Alexandra Federova for a presentation on computers and energy, Thursday, November 29, at Bob Prittie Metrotown. More...

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Ru, by Kim Thúy
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With vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation and wit, Kim Thúy carries the reader on a journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec. Moving seamlessly from past to present, Ru is a book that celebrates life in all its wonder: its moments of beauty and sensuality, brutality and sorrow, comfort and comedy.

In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson
Erik Larson

The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance – and ultimately, horror, as violence and murder reveal Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity.

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