Blood and Daring
By John Boyko (Vintage Canada, $21)
By chronicling six important figures, Boyko provides a fresh perspective on how Canada was forged in the era of the American Civil War.
By Sarah Pekkanen (Washington Square, $17)
Kira Danner and husband Peter take over a Vermont bed and breakfast, hoping for solace, but a new hire leads to a tumultuous series of events.
Is That A Fact?
By Dr. Joe Schwarcz (ECW Press, $18)
Subtitled Frauds, Quacks and the Real Science of Everyday Life, Schwarcz's latest work uses a no-nonsense approach to separate scientific fact from fiction.