Don’t Lose Sight: Vanity, incompetence, and my ill-fated left eye by Genevieve A. Chornenki

When Genevieve Chornenki escapes a brush with blindness, things never looked better-city pigeons, people, stainless steel pots. But questions about her experience linger: Who was responsible for her close call? Can she safeguard other people's eyesight? How do our eyes work, anyway, and why do they give so much pleasure?

A Natural Balance: The K.C. Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University by Alex Novell and John Leroux

A Natural Balance: The K.C. Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University is a lovely volume about the history of the building and the gardens, starting with the original donation from Arthur Irving and family, to the conception stage and plan revisions, to building the garden and how it’s worked for the campus and the university community.

The Pit by Tara Borin

Set in a small-town, sub-Arctic dive bar, this debut poetry collection explores the complexities of addiction and the person beneath, and the possibility of finding home and community in unexpected places.