BOOKS: January/February 2017

Ansel Adams Versus Vittorio Sella
written by Filippo Maggia

A tome of 50 prints by Ansel Adams and nearly 50 works by Vittorio Sella, Ansel Adams Vesus Vittorio Sella presents the mountain works of both renowned photographers. Written by Filippo Maggia, researcher at the Photography Department at the Royal College of Art in London, this beautiful volume draws parallels not only between the similar styles of Adams and Sella but also their technical expertise and in-depth knowledge of the medium. Available February 14.

The Dark and Other Love Stories
by Deborah Willis

Canadian author Deborah Willis returns to the world of fiction with her second novel, The Dark and Other Love Stories. The characters in The Dark and Other Love Stories exist on the edge of danger, where landscapes melt into dreamscapes and every house is haunted. A drug dealer's girlfriend signs up for the first manned mission to Mars. A girl falls in love with a man who wants to turn her into a bird. A wife finds a gaping hole in the floor of the home she shares with her husband, a hole that only she can see. A teenage girl puzzles over her own surprising behaviour spending the summer with her best friend in the suburbs. These subtle, complex stories ““ about the love between a man and his pet crow, an alcoholic and his AA sponsor, a mute migrant and a newspaper reporter ““ show how love ties us to one another and to the world. Willis has had her fiction published in The Walrus, Grain, Event, Prism International and Zoetrope magazines. Available February 7.

Naturally Nourished: Healthy, Delicious Meals Made With Everyday Ingredients
by Sarah Britton

Sarah Britton, acclaimed holistic nutritionist, writer, and photographer behind the cookbook My New Roots
and the popular health food blog of the same name returns with her latest cookbook Naturally Nourished: Healthy, Delicious Meals Made With Everyday Ingredients. Britton's mains, sides, soups, salads, and snacks all call for easy cooking techniques and ingredients found in any grocery store. With more than 100 recipes, including vegan and gluten-free options and ideas for substitutions, Naturally Nourished simplifies whole food, vegetarian cooking for weeknight ease. Available February 14.

National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada, 2nd Edition
by National Geographic

Celebrate the beauty of Canada with the National Geographic Guide to the National Parks of Canada, 2nd Edition. Released just in time for Canada's 150th birthday, this stunningly photographed guidebook ensures you get the most out of your visits to the country's 47 national parks from Cape Breton Highlands to the Pacific Rim National Park Preserve, including the five newest additions of Ní¡í¡ts'ihch'oh National Park Reserve, Mealy Mountains, Rouge Urban, Qausuittuq, and Sable Island National Park Reserve of Canada. Written by the national park experts who know these places best, this handy guide includes practical information like the best spots for wildlife watching, favourite places for kayaking, swimming, camping, hiking and other activities as well as information on how to access each park, the best seasons to visit and where to stay along with one-of-a-kind maps prepared by National Geographic cartographers specially for this book. Enhance your trips throughout Canada and celebration of our great country with the National Geographic Guide to the National Historic Sites of Canada.

From Marie-Antoinette's Garden: An Eighteenth-Century Horticultural Album
written by Elisabeth De Feydeau, edited by Alain Baraton, foreword by Catherine Pegard

Take a horticultural tour of a garden of royalty in From Marie-Antoinette's Garden: An Eighteenth-Century Horticultural Album. The whimsical, lavishly constructed Petit Trianon gardens at the Palace of Versailles were used as a form of escape by Antoinette and this book meanders through the estate as the queen herself would have. Through the use of eighteenth-century archival illustrations you will traverse the French Gardens via winding paths in the Anglo-Chinese Gardens, through the conifers of the Belvedere Gardens, past the Temple of Love, to the wildflowers of the Garden of Solitude. Available February 7.