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Forthcoming Titles
Go Set A Watchman
Harper Lee
Hardcover | Jul 2015
on order $34.99
(releases Jul 14 2015)

Letters to My Grandchildren
David Suzuki
Hardcover | May 2015
on order $27.95
(releases May 15 2015)

A God in Ruins
Kate Atkinson
Hardcover | May 2015
on order $29.95
(releases May 5 2015)

I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $18.00
(releases Jun 2 2015)

The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd
Paperback | May 2015
on order $19.00
(releases May 5 2015)

Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $22.95
(releases Jun 2 2015)

The Land of Stories
Chris Colfer
Hardcover | Jul 2015
on order $20.00
(releases Jul 7 2015)

Stone Mattress
Margaret Atwood
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $19.95
(releases Jun 23 2015)

Sweetland
Michael Crummey
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $21.00
(releases Jun 30 2015)

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Haruki Murakami
Paperback | May 2015
on order $21.00
(releases May 5 2015)


Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro writes novels set in a diversity of realms — the Japanese underworld, the Central Europe of Franz Kafka, the English countryside of Oswald Mosley. But no matter their territory, his stories share a few key features: they all deal with the complexities arising from a seemingly simple proposition, and they are all sad. A butler takes a trip to solve his staffing issues; he faces the be-waist coated shambles of his life. A woman reflects banally on her schooldays, while organs are harvested all around. A man arrives in a city to give a concert — he can’t do it, but why?

In The Buried Giant, an elderly man and woman set out on a visit to their son. But this journey is a production.  They live in a way-back-England where Christians and pagans and ogres mingle. Their village, and all neighboring villages, have been enveloped in a mist that makes everyone forget what they have done and what they are about to do (Ishiguro is the king of maddening obstacles).  This mist is, according to various theories, the result of God himself forgetting his people, or the enchanted breath of an elderly dragon named Querig. Mist notwithstanding, the couple, Axl and Beatrice, are spurred by some deep and nameless instinct to visit a son they only vaguely remember, convincing themselves en route that he is eagerly anticipating their arrival.  Along the way they also get mixed up with mythical characters, Arthurian and older, and contemplate the nature of their love for one another.



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New Releases
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan
Paperback | Apr 2015
in store $18.95

Very Good Lives
J K Rowling
Hardcover | Apr 2015
in store $16.00

The Princess in Black
Shannon Hale
Paperback | Apr 2015
in store $8.00

Memory Man
David Baldacci
Hardcover | Apr 2015
in store $33.99

A Nest Is Noisy
Dianna Hutts Aston
Hardcover | Apr 2015
in store $22.99

The Truth Commission
Susan Juby
Hardcover | Apr 2015
in store $21.00

Village Bookshop
24 Main Street North
Bayfield ON  N0M 1G0
Canada
Phone: 519.565.5600
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