The Inconvenient Indian
By Thomas King (Anchor, $20)
The prominent Ontario academic and novelist offers an offbeat account of the history of aboriginals in Canada.
How to Create a Mind
By Ray Kurzweil (Penguin, $18)
The respected American futurist and scientist investigates the secrets of human thought.
By Jeffrey Simpson (Penguin, $20)
The Toronto Globe and Mail's public-affairs columnist argues that Canada's health-care system needs to be dragged into the 21st century.