New Additions to the Relax ‘n Read Leisure Reading Collection

In partnership with the Winnipeg Public Library, the Neil John Maclean 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: http://libguides.lib.umanitoba.ca/rnr

Breakfast Bowls: 52 Nourishing Recipes to Kick-Start Your Day
Caroline Griffiths
RECIPES / FOOD

“We all tend to get stuck in the pattern of eating the same breakfast everyday – or skipping it altogether. For many, breakfast means a bowl of (often unhealthy) shop-bought cereal or toast. But it doesn’t need to be this way. Kick start your day with one of 52 healthful, wholesome breakfast bowls – a new one for every week of the year. Breakfast Bowls will inspire you to get back to a healthy way of living.

Bursting with color and nutrition in every mouthful, a well-balanced breakfast bowl will give your body everything it needs to start the day. From a vitamin-packed green smoothie bowl – packed with fresh berries, kale, avocado and nut butter – to heartier healthy grain-based bowls including oat, faro, quinoa and rice – Breakfast Bowls will get your morning started in the right way.” -PUBLISHER

Medicine Unbundled: A Journey through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care
Gary Geddes
INDIGENOUS / MEDICINE / HEALTH CARE

“After the publication of his critically acclaimed 2011 book Drink the Bitter Root: A Writer’s Search for Justice and Healing in Africa, author Gary Geddes turned the investigative lens on his own country, embarking on a long and difficult journey across Canada to interview Indigenous elders willing to share their experiences of segregated health care, including their treatment in the “Indian hospitals” that existed from coast to coast for over half a century.

The memories recounted by these survivors—from gratuitous drug and surgical experiments to electroshock treatments intended to destroy the memory of sexual abuse—are truly harrowing, and will surely shatter any lingering illusions about the virtues or good intentions of our colonial past. Yet, this is more than just the painful history of a once-so-called vanishing people (a people who have resisted vanishing despite the best efforts of those in charge); it is a testament to survival, perseverance, and the power of memory to keep history alive and promote the idea of a more open and just future.

Released to coincide with the Year of Reconciliation (2017), Medicine Unbundled is an important and timely contribution to our national narrative.” -PUBLISHER

My (Not So) Perfect Life: A Novel
Sophie Kinsella
FICTION / ROMANTIC COMEDY

“Part love story, part workplace drama, this sharply observed novel is a witty critique of the false judgments we make in a social-media-obsessed world. New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella has written her most timely novel yet.” -PUBLISHER

Nearly Normal chronicles the many stories Cea left untold. Settled into a new and much happier life after the release of her first book, she is nonetheless compelled to continue searching for answers about her enigmatic family. Drawing connections between her early experiences and later life mistakes, Cea identifies how her family’s extreme and often selfish behaviour contributed to her downfall. But more importantly, she discovers the value in the lessons they taught her, and the power of taking responsibility for her own choices in the face of great challenge.” -PUBLISHER

Caraval
Stephanie Garber
FICTION  / FANTASY

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever. Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . beware of getting swept too far away.” -PUBLISHER

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