New Additions to the Relax ‘n Read Leisure Reading Collection

In partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library, the NJM Health Sciences Library is pleased to offer a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction reading material for University of Manitoba Library users.

For more information about our Leisure Reading Collection, please visit

The Chemist Stephanie Meyerchemist

“She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.” –BOOK JACKET


This Was a Man Jeffrey Archerarcher

HISTORICAL FICTION / ENGLAND                                                  “In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game? Harry Clifton sets out to write his magnum opus, while his wife Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and receives an unexpected call from Margaret Thatcher offering her a job.” –BOOK JACKET




Small Great Things Jodi Picoult

NURSING / FICTION                                                              “A young woman and her husband, admitted to hospital to have a baby, request that their nurse be reassigned–they are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but the baby later goes into cardiac distress when Ruth is on duty. She hesitates before rushing in to perform CPR. When her indecision ends in tragedy, Ruth finds herself on trial, represented by a white public defender who warns against bringing race into the courtroom. As the two come to develop a truer understanding of each other’s lives, they begin to doubt the beliefs they each hold most dear.”-PUBLISHER


Appetitesbourdain Anthony Bourdain

COOKING / COOKBOOKS                                                      Are you hungry? You will be after reading these recipes by the food industry’s resident bad boy. Bourdain peppers his recipes with personal anecdotes, collected during his many trips around the globe. Ralph Steadman provides illustrations, famous for his work with Hunter S. Thompson. Keep that citric acid close – you’ll need it.



greatone99: Stories of the Game Wayne Gretzky with Kristie McLellan Day

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE (NHL) / HISTORY                       As the National Hockey League celebrates its 100th year, relive hockey’s best stories with the greatest of all time. Hear stories about some of hockey’s legendary players, including Howie Morenz, Milt Schmidt, Guy Lafleur, Bobby Orr, Maurice Richard, and Mark Messier. A must-read for hockey and non-hockey fans alike – so pretty much everyone should read this book.



Canadamyers Mike Myers

COMEDY / BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY                                             Canada is not an everyday sort of book; it’s more like an encyclopedia, a conglomeration of assorted thoughts, memories and jokes, especially jokes, on the fascinating, infuriating and inescapable subject of Canada. It’s delightful.” —Robert Fulford, National Post




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