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Curl up with a good book

When it finally started to rain last week the library was inundated (excuse the pun!) with people wanting to join, borrow books, magazines, videos and CDs. The Whistler Public Library has something for every taste. If you are interested in award-winning books, you could borrow one of those nominated for this year’s Giller or Man Booker awards.

The shortlist for the Giller is:

• Margaret Atwood : Oryx and Crake

John Bemrose : The Island Walkers

John Gould : Kilter: 55 Fictions

Ann-Marie MacDonald : The Way the Crow Flies

M.G. Vassanji : The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize is:

• Monica Ali: Brick Lane

• Margaret Atwood : Oryx and Crake

• Damon Galgut: The Good Doctor

• Zoe Heller: Notes on a Scandal

• Clare Morrall: Astonishing Notes of Colour

• DBC Pierre: Vernon God Little

Check out our Web site if you are interested in researching other literary awards: http://www.whistlerlibrary.ca/pages/resources/bookawards.html .

Here are some other popular fiction titles that are available at the Library:

• Bleachers by John Grisham

• Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly

• Crow Lake by Mary Lawson

• Fox Evil by Minette Walters

• Naked Empire by Terry Goodkind

• The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

• The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

• The Grave Maurice by Martha Grimes

• The Life of Pi by Yann Martel

• The Lost Garden by Helen Humphreys

• The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

• The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

• The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy

• Unless by Carol Shields

If you prefer non-fiction, here are some titles well worth reading:

• A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

• How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Arthur Herman

• It’s Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong

• Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg

• Krakatoa by Simon Winchester

• Paris 1919 by Margaret MacMillan

• Stupid White Men by Michael Moore

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