BOOKS: May/June 2014

Great Walks of the World
by D. Larraine Andrews
Climb the Stairs of Repentance to the top of Mount Sinai, catch the “Long Look” across El Despoblado as you stand on the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains in Texas, or simply read all about it from the comfort of your living room with Great Walks of the World. Containing an eclectic collection of 11 walks and hikes with destinations on every continent except Antarctica, journeys range from one-day saunters to two-week odysseys with in depth stories about each trail, detailed maps, suggestions on things to do before and after the hike, information on local fauna, regional foods and unique customs, all rounded out by beautiful archival and contemporary images.

The SoBo Cookbook: Recipes from the Tofino Restaurant at the End of the Canadian Road
by Lisa Ahier and Andrew Morrison
From humble beginnings in 2003 as a purple food truck on Vancouver Island, SoBo has grown to be the must-try restaurant of the West Coast. Located on the relaxed shores of Tofino, BC, the restaurant menu focuses on locally sourced, seasonally inspired ingredients from family-owned producers inspired by chef and co-owner Lisa Ahier's Tex Mex and Southwestern roots and experience gained from traveling across several US states. This beautiful cookbook features a forward by SoBo-lover and Canadian musician Sarah McLachlan, more than 100 of the restaurant's all-time favourite recipes, stunning full-colour photography and an overall celebration of the best in West Coast cuisine.

Problems with People
by David Guterson
In Problems with People, the latest book from the bestselling author of Snow Falling on Cedars, we are presented with ten sharply observed, funny and wise stories exploring the mysteries of love and a complex desire for connection. Spanning diverse geographies from all across America to Nepal and South Africa, the tales are told from a myriad of voices ranging from young to old, all with the same mission: to understand each other, individually, and as part of a political historical movement. Shot with tragedy throughout, these stories showcase Guterson's signature gifts of characterization, psychological nuance and emotional and moral suspense. Available June 3.

Man on the Run: Paul McCartney in the 1970s
by Tom Doyle
Through a series of one-on-one interviews with Paul McCartney himself, Scottish rock journalist Tom Doyle has created a work that truly encompasses the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon ““ the 1970s. Man on the Run chronicles McCartney's decade-long effort to escape the shadow of his past while defying the expectations of his fans and creating a new name for himself. Doyle follows McCartney inside the recording sessions of Wings' classic album Band on the Run, tracking the dizzying highs and exasperating lows of a creative life lived in the spotlight. Available June 17.

Slimming Meals That Heal: Lose Weight Without Dieting, Using Anti-inflammatory Superfoods
by Julie Daniluk
Nutritionist Julie Daniluk's second book, Slimming Meals That Heal, focuses on the important connection between inflammation, allergies and weight gain with 125 new, healthy recipes to help encourage a better relationship with food. Daniluk's Live-It Tool Kit will introduce readers to a delicious new way of eating that reduces inflammation while conquering cravings and shattering the need to count calories while her five-step plan on how to boost metabolism and balance hormones will encourage holistic weight balance. Through information on cleansing organs, the specific power of superfoods and techniques that directly reduce cravings, we are able to better understand how food can both hurt and heal.

The Farmer in All of Us: An American Portrait
contributions by Paul Harvey
Inspiring and moving, National Geographic's The Farmer in All of Us began as an ode to the farmer and evolved into something much greater: an anthem to an iconic American way of life. Following the themes of legendary radio commentator Paul Harvey's heartwarming speech, “So God Made a Farmer”, the book delves deep into the lives and work of farmers as well as the photographers who captured them in more than 200 photos shot by ten world-class photographers, including National Geographic's own William Albert Allard.