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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library - ARGENTINIAN POET JORGE LUIS BORGES


Top of the charts / After combing recent bestseller lists in Canada and the U.S., we bring you 10 titles that are flying off the shelves.

BESTSELLERS & BLOCKBUSTERS

1A Time for Mercy

Jake Brigance, the Mississippi lawyer immortalized on the big screen by Matthew McConaughey, is back.

2The Return

An army surgeon injured in Afghanistan returns home to regroup, where mystery and romance await.

3The Book of Two Ways

Surviving a plane crash jolts a former Egyptologist into making an impetuous decision that threatens her marriage.

4The Searcher

A retired Boston cop moves to a small village in western Ireland, where he gets drawn into its dark secrets.

5The Evening and the Morning

This The Pillars of the Earth prequel takes us to England in the Dark Ages, where a ruthless bishop rules.

6All The Devils Are Here

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache leaves Quebec’s Eastern Townships only to get embroiled in a Parisian mystery.

7 Troubles in Paradise

Escape to the Caribbean and a husband leading a double life in the conclusion of the Winter in Paradise trilogy.

8Anxious People

A failed bank robbery changes the lives – for good and bad – of eight hostages in this closed-room mystery.

9The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

A romance with a hit of magical realism, Addie makes a deal with the devil in exchange for immortality.

10The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Two identical twin sisters live completely different lives – one as a Black woman, one as white.

BOOK SMART

The most expensive book in the world is the Codex Leicester, for which Microsoft founder, philanthropist and billionaire Bill Gates paid more than $30-million U.S. at auction in November 1994. The leatherbound notebook contains 72 pages of scientific sketches and notes done by Leonardo Da Vinci between 1506 and 1510. In 2015 Gates loaned it to several U.S. art institutions and in 2018 it was displayed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence to mark the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance polymath’s death.