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Bishop's Man, The
Linden MacIntyre

Father Duncan MacAskill is called the Exorcist, not of devils and demons but of pedophile priests. He does not enforce ex-communication of offending priests, but at the request of his Bishop, arranges for them to be sent to discreet clinics or other parishes. This novel offers an insight into the Catholic church sex abuse scandals.

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Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures
Vincent Lam

Winner of the 2006 Giller prize, this collection of short stories follows four characters from their student days to their careers as doctors.

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Bomb Girls
Dickson, Barbara

Bomb Girls delivers a dramatic, personal, and detailed review of Canada's largest fuse-filling munitions factory, situated in Scarborough, Ontario. First-hand accounts, technical records, photographic evidence, business documentation, and site maps all come together to offer a rare, complete account into the lives of over twenty-one thousand brave men and women who risked their lives daily while handling high explosives in a dedicated effort to help win the war.

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Book of Negroes, The
Hill, Lawrence

In the Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill follows the life of one black woman from when she was captured as a child in Africa, sold into slavery in South Carolina, escaped to Nova Scotia as a black Loyalist, then returned to Sierra Leone with other freed slaves.

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Book of Secrets, The
Vassanji, M.G.

The novel begins in 1988 when the 1913 diary of Alfred Corbin, a British colonial administrator, is found in an East African shopkeeper's backroom. The diary enflames the curiosity of retired schoolteacher Pius Fernandes. Pius's obsessive pursuit of history leads him on an investigative journey The Book of Secrets juxtaposes different cultures and generations and tells us something fresh about the nature of storytelling.

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Book Thief, The
Zusak, Marcus

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

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Boston Girl, The
Anita Diamant

Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born in 1900 to immigrant parents who were unprepared for and suspicious of America and its effect on their three daughters. Growing up in the North End, then a teeming multicultural neighborhood, Addie's intelligence and curiosity take her to a world her parents can't imagine--a world of short skirts, movies, celebrity culture, and new opportunities for women. Addie wants to finish high school and dreams of going to college. She wants a career and to find true love. Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the story of her life to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has asked her "How did you get to be the woman you are today?"

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Boys in the Boat, The: Nine Americans and Their epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown

The improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

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Katherena Vermette

When Stella, a young M├ętis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble, she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim -- police, family, and friends -- tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg's North End is exposed.

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Breath, Eyes, Memory
Edwidge Danticat

On Mother's Day, young Sophie discovers that she is about to leave the only home she has ever known with her Tante Atie in Croix-Rosets, Haiti to go live with her mother in New York City. This coming of age story provides sensitive insight into Haitian culture and relationships.

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