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    Series: Atlas
    The Atlas Paradox Destiny is a Choice Olivie Blake
    9781250855091 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:October 25, 2022 Print Run:300000
    $36.99 CAD 6.4 x 9.5 x 1.25 in | 610 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      The Atlas Paradox is the long-awaited sequel to Olivie Blake's New York Times bestselling dark academic sensation The Atlas Six—guaranteed to have even more yearning, backstabbing, betrayal, and chaos.

      Six magicians were presented with the opportunity of a lifetime.
      Five are now members of the Society.
      Two paths lie before them.

      All must pick a side.

      Alliances will be tested, hearts will be broken, and The Society of Alexandrians will be revealed for what it is: a secret society with raw, world-changing power, headed by a man whose plans to change life as we know it are already under way.

      "The Atlas Six introduced six of the most devious, talented, and flawed characters to ever find themselves in a magical library, and then sets them against one another in a series of stunning betrayals and reversals. As much a delicious contest of wit, will, and passion as it is of magic...half mystery, half puzzle, and wholly a delight."—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black

      Also by Olivie Blake
      Alone With You in the Ether
      One For My Enemy
      Masters of Death

      Olivie Blake is the pseudonym of Alexene Farol Follmuth, a lover and writer of stories. She has penned several indie SFF projects, including the webtoon Clara and the Devil with illustrator Little Chmura and the BookTok-viral Atlas series. As Alexene, she has written a young adult rom-com, My Mechanical Romance. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, new baby, and rescue pit bull.
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        - the long-awaited, never-before-published sequel to the BookTok sensation The Atlas Six
        - over 13k copies of The Atlas Six sold in hardcover in Canada 
        - the #1 Loan Stars October Adult pick
        - 300k print run
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        Raincoast Superlead
        : the long-awaited sequel to the BookTok sensation The Atlas Six, which sold 6k copies in hardcover in Canada in its first month; 300k print run
    • Awards & Reviews

      Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed


      "The most devious, talented, and flawed characters to ever find themselves in a magical library." —Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Book of Night

      "This dark academia masterpiece will have you gripping the edge of your seat as you turn page by page." —Isaac Fitzgerald, The Today Show

      "If you’re looking for a book you will want to talk about for a long time (and have plenty of people to talk to about), The Atlas Six is it." —Buzzfeed

      "Olivie Blake is a mind-blowing talent." —Chloe Gong, New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

      "Compelling, entertaining, and addictive. The Atlas Six is academic Darwinism: survival of the smartest with a healthy dose of magic." —T. L. Huchu, author of The Library of The Dead

      "This chilling story of ambition and magic will make you question your own morals as you grow to love (and hate) its fascinating, ruthless cast of characters. I utterly devoured this book." —Amanda Foody, New York Times bestselling co-author of All of Us Villains

      "The Atlas Six is dark academia with a magical twist that evokes the way graduate students are pitted against each other for limited positions (because even in the magical world there are still more people qualified to work in a library than there are library jobs)." —CrimeReads

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    9780008515911 Paperback FICTION / Occult & Supernatural Publication Date:October 18, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 153 x 234 x 26 mm | 270 gr | 416 pages Carton Quantity:56 Canadian Rights: Y HarperCollins
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      ‘Haunting’ Sara Sheridan

      ‘Intriguing, atmospheric, thought-provoking’ Alexandra Bell

      ‘Beautifully crafted, thrilling and atmospheric’ Rebecca Netley


      C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and academic with numerous other publications written under the name of Carolyn Jess-Cooke. Her work has been published in twenty-three languages to date. Born in Belfast, C.J. has a PhD in Literature from Queen’s University, Belfast, and is currently Reader in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative writing interventions for mental health. C.J. Cooke lives in Glasgow with her husband and four children.

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      ‘Wonderful! [C.J. Cooke is] a master of the feminist gothic!’ Katherine May

      ‘Original and compelling, The Ghost Woods is a beautifully written, chilling tale that will stay with the reader long after the book is finished’ Elizabeth Lee

      ‘It’s no surprise that C.J. Cooke has done it again. She is the queen of gothic thrillers and never fails to amaze me with her writing. The Ghost Woods is an eerie, timely story and an instant classic of the genre’ Samantha Downing

      'Beautifully crafted, this thrilling and atmospheric read had me racing to the very satisfying end' Rebecca Netley

      ‘A haunting and gothic deep dive into danger’ Sara Sheridan

      ‘Deliciously unsettling, strangely believable’ Carly Reagon

      ‘Original, moving . . . A twisty gothic thriller’ Anne Wyn Clark

      ‘I loved The Ghost Woods . . . the perfect chilly read’ Nina Pottell

      ‘Hauntingly spellbinding. Once again C J Cooke combines history, horror and heart to bring us a mysterious tale wrapped in eerie magic’ N.J. Simmonds

      ‘Intriguing, atmospheric, thought-provoking and just the right amount of creepy’ Alexandra Bell

      Praise for C.J. Cooke:

      'Wonderfully atmospheric and compelling’ Rosamund Lupton

      ‘This ghost story is a perfect mix of propulsive plot and shivers-up-the-spine spookiness’ Good Housekeeping

      ‘A compelling story’ Kate Sawyer

      ‘Seething with gothic menace … interweaves myth, superstition and history in a way which feels strikingly relevant and gripping’ Caroline Lea

      ‘Gothic at its best’ Rhiannon Ward

      ‘Beautifully crafted’ Constance Sayers

      ‘Surprising and inventive’ Sarah Burton

      ‘Like a lighthouse roving atmospheric waters, its secrets are revealed glimpse by tantalising glimpse’ Cari Thomas

      ‘Nordic folklore, snowy landscapes, and an ever-turning screw of tension – a fun, gothic treat’ Kirsty Logan

      ‘A taut, scary thriller that winds the suspense so tightly you can barely breathe’ Simone St. James

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    Our Missing Hearts A Novel Celeste Ng
    9780735245341 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:October 04, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.29 x 9.28 x 1.19 in | 1.24 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:12 Viking
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      Named a Most-Antcipated Book by TIME, The Associated Press, The Millions, LitHub, Goodreads, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and more… 

      “As lyrical as it is chilling, as astonishing as it is empathic, Our Missing Hearts arguably achieves literary perfection.”  —Booklist (starred review)

      From the number one bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere, a deeply suspenseful and heartrending novel about the unbreakable love between a mother and child in a society consumed by fear

      Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. Bird knows to not ask too many questions, stand out too much, or stray too far. For a decade, their lives have been governed by laws written to preserve “American culture” in the wake of years of economic instability and violence. To keep the peace and restore prosperity, the authorities are now allowed to relocate children of dissidents, especially those of Asian origin, and libraries have been forced to remove books seen as unpatriotic—including the work of Bird’s mother, Margaret, a Chinese American poet who left the family when he was nine years old.

      Bird has grown up disavowing his mother and her poems; he doesn’t know her work or what happened to her, and he knows he shouldn’t wonder. But when he receives a mysterious letter containing only a cryptic drawing, he is pulled into a quest to find her. His journey will take him back to the many folktales she poured into his head as a child, through the ranks of an underground network of librarians, into the lives of the children who have been taken, and finally to New York City, where a new act of defiance may be the beginning of much-needed change.

      Our Missing Hearts is an old story made new, of the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice. It’s a story about the power—and limitations—of art to create change, the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children, and how any of us can survive a broken world with our hearts intact.
      Celeste Ng is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been published in over thirty languages.

      Author Residence: Cambridge, Massachusetts

      Author Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Shaker Heights, Ohio
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    • Awards & Reviews

      One of:
      The Globe and Mail’s “Best books of 2022”
      The New York Times’s “100 Notable Books of 2022”
      Oprah Daily’s “Favorite Books of the Year [2022]”
      Elle’s “Favorite Books of 2022”
      The Seattle Times’ “Best books of 2022”

      “Thought-provoking, heart-wrenching…[Our Missing Hearts is] set in a not-too-distant future where entire sections of the population are deemed un-American and forced away from their families. It follows the story of a young boy named Bird on the search for his mother Margaret, a poet whose work was deemed unpatriotic. I was so invested in the future of this mother and son, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of this deeply suspenseful story!” 
      —Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club October ’22 Pick)

      “Firmly written and well-executed…a meditation on the sometimes accidental power of words…I won’t give away the splendid conclusion of Ng’s book; suffice it to say…It’s impossible not to be moved by Margaret Miu’s courage, or to applaud her craftiness…Ng succeeds…partly because her outrage is contained and focused, and mostly because she is often captivated by the very words she is using…Bird is a brave and believable character, who gives us a relatable portal into a world that seems more like our own every day.” 
      —Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

      “In this riveting, tender and timely book, one mother speaks ‘into the darkness’ with love. Celeste Ng pleads: Listen.” 
      People, “Book of the Week”

      Our Missing Hearts reflects our headlines back to us, but it also powerfully and persuasively offers hope for changing those headlines. In a final moving turn, the novel dramatizes how bearing witness through art and simply speaking up can melt indifference. That sounds sentimental, I know, but Ng’s own masterful telling of this tale of governmental cruelty and the shadow armies of ordinary citizens who both facilitate and resist is its own best testimony to the unpredictable possibilities of storytelling.” 
      —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

      “Working in the tradition of The Handmaid’s Tale and 1984, Our Missing Hearts is at its core a parable about the wages of fear, how it can lead to bigotry, racism and institutionalized hatred…elevated, mythic…depicting the workings of control and domination throughout a culture and a nation…The notion of the accidental warrior is one of the many generous and compassionate aspects of Ng’s story—the idea that there is something brave in everyone—if only it can be reached.”
      The Washington Post

      “Shot through with vivid color and rising hope, an unflinching yet life-affirming drama about the power of art and love to push back in dangerous times…Ng’s brilliance lies in leaving the reader with an unshakable belief that against all odds, people will find the courage to resist, revolt, and defend…remarkable.” 
      Oprah Daily

      Our Missing Hearts is saddled by grief. But it is also propelled by hope, less a grim prognosis of the future than an impassioned call for a full reckoning with the past…resembles a box of myths transmuting into fresh, symbiotic insights when converged.”

      “A book you won’t be able to put down, nor stop thinking about long after you do…Moves from a meditation on our current political and social state to a tight suspenseful thriller…Ng’s paragraphs are built with sentences so lovely and lyrical you likely will find yourself marking passages in every chapter to share with others.” 
      —USA Today

      “Heart-wrenching and brilliant…This is the book I will pass down to my children when they ask me what it was like to live through this time in history: the pandemic, anti-Asian attacks, and the racial justice protests that have come to define our moment. It captures the difficulty of bearing witness at personal cost to oneself and caring about things even when they seem beyond fixing.” 
      —The Boston Globe

      “Stunning…At the core of Ng’s narrative—a 12-year-old boy’s epic quest to find his missing mother—is the all-important question of how we communicate…Poignant.” 
      —Los Angeles Times

      “Suspenseful…Ng unflinchingly depicts acts of racism, family fragmentation and the violence seamed into American identity. Ng’s book is also an homage to librarians who are the vanguard of resistance to PACT…Ng excels at narrative tension and at mustering readers’ fear and outrage…a powerful reflection and grim augury…Like George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro and Octavia E. Butler, Ng pays close enough attention to write tomorrow’s headlines.”
      —The San Francisco Chronicle

      “This is a haunting, lyrical look at the power of love, art and banding together to work toward change. It’s a heartwarming, fast-paced read that will challenge you to think more deeply about our responsibilities to one another and society’s most vulnerable.” 
      —Good Housekeeping

      “Ng has crafted an unwaveringly dark fairy tale for a world that has stopped making sense.” 

      “Ng effortlessly combines a character-led family story with a detective tale, a tribute to books and storytelling and a confrontation with history…quick and poised…exceptionally powerful and scaldingly relevant.” 
      The Guardian (UK)

      “Full of frightening subtext. The tension is inescapable; the prospect of being named an ’internal enemy’ is ever-present. Bird’s journey, as he searches for Margaret, has a mythical quality…Language and story, her new work suggests, cannot be taken for granted; stories must always be heard, always be told.”
      —Minneapolis Star Tribune

      “So compelling the reader will immediately want to know how it ends…uncomfortable and necessary.”
      —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

      “The quest to find and flex the power of language is the central conceit of this book. And when we finally meet Bird’s poet mother, Ng’s prose quickens, becoming more complex, the ideas more nuanced, the relationships spikier…In chronicling the specificity of parental love, Our Missing Hearts pierces and reanimates our weary ones.” 

      ”A jolt to the system and a booster of hope.” 
      Oprah Daily, Fall Fiction Preview

      “[Ng’s] most powerful work to date.” 

      “Bold, powerful, and timely.” 
      —AV Club

      “A compelling and brutal telling of a too-real dystopia…It’s a thought-provoking book that will stay with you long after the last page.”
      Country Living

      “Deeply poetic, beautifully and succinctly written, and thoroughly immersive…a world we can exist within only briefly, but it makes a permanent heart-shaped imprint.” 

      “Powerful and profound.” 
      “Heartbreaking…[Ng’s] talent is as apparent as ever. The novel shines…poignant and timely…a gut-punch.” 

      “Ng is very good at writing social commentary that’s too full of heart and humanity to feel preachy…almost folkloric…But as Ng shifts perspectives and fills in the details of how America became the version of itself her book describes, things get scarily real.” 
      Vulture, “Books We Can’t Wait to Read This Fall”

      “What an immense joy it is to be back in the trusty hands of Celeste Ng! Like Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You, Our Missing Hearts is a careful study of a family trying their best to live their lives in a world that is rooting against them…[W]hat’s particularly striking is Celeste Ng’s ability to show us the horrors of this world while also showing how banal it’s become for our characters…This is a tale that is propulsive and poignant in equal measure; it’s a much-needed love letter to the written word.” 
      Literary Hub, “22 Novels You Need to Read This Fall”

      “An eerie, prophetic novel…[that] showcases Ng’s own ingenuity and range. Brilliantly envisioned and filled with Ng’s signature tender, intimate character work and complex family dynamics, this coming-of-age story asks what it means to be a good parent or a good citizen when every child is at risk, as well as what power art has to challenge injustice.” 
      —Shelf Awareness

      “Stunning…A gorgeous and provocative novel that asks readers to look critically at American society and reject all modes of tyranny in favor of company, acceptance and love.” 

      “Known for focusing on families, race, and relationships, Ng raises the bar another notch in a story intensified by reference to such police violence, political protest, book banning, and discrimination against people of color. Ng’s beautiful yet chilling tale will resonate with readers who enjoyed Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Jessamine Chan’s more recent School for Good Mothers. As with her previous novels, her storytelling will not disappoint.”
      Library Journal (starred review)
      “Sensitive, nuanced, and vividly drawn…Thoroughly engrossing and deeply moving…Taut and terrifying, Ng’s cautionary tale transports us into an American tomorrow that is all too easy to imagine.” 
      Kirkus (starred review)

      “Remarkable…Ng crafts an affecting family drama out of the chilling and charged atmosphere, and shines especially when offering testimony to the power of art and storytelling…Ng’s latest crackles and sizzles all the way to the end.” 
      Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “[So] much of this utterly stupendous tale is hauntingly, horrifically, historically, currently all too real, from removing and caging children to anti-Asian hate crimes, violent protests, police brutality, and despotic (so-called) leadership. Yet Ng creates an exquisite story of unbreakable family bonds, lifesaving storytelling (and seemingly omniscient librarians!), brilliantly subversive art, and accidentally transformative activism. As lyrical as it is chilling, as astonishing as it is empathic, Our Missing Hearts arguably achieves literary perfection.” 
      Booklist (starred review)

      “Celeste Ng is undoubt­edly at the top of her game… Ng’s prose highlights the fateful and some­times absurd connections between our world and the realm of ideas, reminding readers that what is in our heads will always reveal itself in our bodies. The result is a novel that will undoubtedly impact how we connect and live in this terrifying, beautiful world.” 
      BookPage (starred review)

      “Over three novels…Celeste Ng has shown a remarkable capacity for tapping into that soon-to-be teen spirit with realness and empathy. Our Missing Hearts continues to explore family dynamics through the observant lens of youth….”
      —The Toronto Star

      “The stunning story Ng beautifully weaves is the perfect book for our present moment—a cautionary tale of what happens when fear goes unchecked and of the power of art and brave individuals to bring social change. Ng writes in her author’s note that “it is hard to analyze your own era,” but with Our Missing Hearts, she has nailed it.”
      “Heartbreaking, beautifully written, and unforgettable—and ultimately a celebration of the power of poetry and storytelling.”
      The Seattle Times
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    Uphill A Memoir Jemele Hill
    9781250624376 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:October 25, 2022 Print Run:250000
    $36.99 CAD 9.1 x 6 x 1.1 in | 450 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      One of Oprah Daily's Best Fall Nonfiction Books of 2022

      An empowering, unabashedly bold memoir by the Atlantic journalist and former ESPN SportsCenter coanchor about overcoming a legacy of pain and forging a new path, no matter how uphill life’s battles might be.

      Jemele Hill’s world came crashing down when she called President Trump a “white supremacist”; the White House wanted her fired from ESPN, and she was deluged with death threats. But Hill had faced tougher adversaries growing up in Detroit than a tweeting president. Beneath the exterior of one of the most recognizable journalists in America was a need—a calling—to break her family’s cycle of intergenerational trauma.

      Born in the middle of a lively routine Friday night Monopoly game to a teen mother and a heroin-addicted father, Hill constantly adjusted to the harsh realities of not only her own childhood but the inherited generational pain of her mother and grandmother. Her escape was writing.

      Hill’s mother was less than impressed with the brassy and bold free expression of her diary, but Hill never stopped discovering and amplifying her voice. Through hard work and a constant willingness to learn, Hill rose from newspaper reporter to columnist to new heights as the coanchor for ESPN’s revered SportsCenter. Soon, she earned respect and support for her fearless opinions and unshakable confidence, as well as a reputation as a trusted journalist who speaks her mind with truth and conviction.

      In Jemele Hill’s journey Uphill, she shares the whole story of her work, the women of her family, and her complicated relationship with God in an unapologetic, character-rich, and eloquent memoir.

      Jemele Hill is the Emmy Award–winning former cohost of ESPN’s SportsCenter and 2018 NABJ Journalist of the Year. Hill is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, where she covers the intersection of sports, race, politics, and culture. She is also the host of Spotify’s Jemele Hill Is Unbothered podcast, the cohost with Cari Champion of Cari & Jemele: Speak.Easy. on CNN +, and the producer of a Disney/ESPN documentary with Colin Kaepernick. She grew up in Detroit, graduated from Michigan State University, and now lives in Los Angeles.
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      One of Oprah Daily's Best Fall Nonfiction Books of 2022

      "Jemele Hill's commitment to truth telling is unparalleled. Whether she is exposing white supremacy or being radically transparent about her own history, Jemele's resolve remains steadfast. She makes you want to lean in and listen, but more importantly, she encourages us all to use our voices to tell necessary, hard truths."
      Gabrielle Union, New York Times bestselling author of We're Going to Need More Wine and You Got Anything Stronger?

      "Jemele Hill is an undeniable force. Her fearlessness has helped her break countless glass ceilings in her career, making her a stalwart example of possibility. She has consistently used her platform to be a voice for the voiceless, for which I have so much admiration. It’s an honor to know her and call her friend."
      Sunny Hostin, Emmy Award-winning journalist, cohost of ABC’s “The View” and New York Times bestselling author of Summer on the Bluffs

      “Jemele Hill's fearless reporting and advocacy for the truth are the central elements of a good journalist. But she takes it all one step further by championing new voices, and new perspectives, by making sure no one is forgotten. She takes risks, looks forward and backward, and never stops growing and pushing ahead.”
      Soledad O'Brien, CEO, award-winning journalist and producer, and philanthropist

      "Those who cherish freedom of speech, even when it makes the powerful uncomfortable, will applaud Jemele's fearless words and actions."
      —Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author of Long Time Coming

      "Hill is relentless but fair, and she is equally comfortable parsing out instances of institutional racism and admitting to her own mistakes. She balances humor, vulnerability, and passion, creating a text that is both exciting and emotionally satisfying."
      Kirkus (starred review)

      "Brave, incisive, and uncompromising, Hill, a contributing writer for the Atlantic, will inspire women, especially women of color, to challenge sexism and racism in every realm"

      “I’ve long admired Jemele's firm view of who she is and what she stands for, and I knew that when she was ready to tell her story in full, the world would need to hear it. Uphill is the inspirational, no-holds-barred account of her life and career we’ve been waiting for—a fierce meditation on resilience and speaking the truth, even when it can cost you. Riveting and bold, Uphill is pure Jemele, through and through.”
      Tamron Hall, Emmy Award-winning TV host and journalist, and author of As the Wicked Watch

      “The world has come to know Jemele for her unflinching honesty and transparency, this memoir is no different. Her foray into the challenges and triumphs that shaped her into the public figure we know and love today will endear loyal fans and open doors to new onesand it will surely inspire all of its readers.”
      Tarana Burke, New York Times bestselling author of You Are Your Best Thing and Unbound, and founder of the "me too." Movement

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    Madly, Deeply The Diaries of Alan Rickman Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Rima Horton
    9781250847959 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts On Sale Date:October 18, 2022 Print Run:100000
    $42.00 CAD 6.55 x 9.6 x 1.75 in | 690 gr | 480 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Henry Holt and Co.
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      An international bestseller
      One of Barnes & Noble's Best Biographies & Memoirs of 2022
      Selected by the Guardian as one of the best books of 2022

      Madly, Deeply is a rare invitation into the mind of Alan Rickman—one of the most magnetic, beloved performers of our time.

      From his breakout role in Die Hard to his outstanding, multifaceted performances in the Harry Potter films, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and more, Alan Rickman cemented his legacy as a world-class actor. His air of dignity, his sonorous voice, and the knowing wit he brought to each role continue to captivate audiences today.

      But Rickman’s ability to breathe life into projects wasn't confined to just his performances. As you'll find, Rickman's diaries detail the extraordinary and the ordinary, flitting between worldly and witty and gossipy, while remaining utterly candid throughout. He takes us inside his home, on trips with friends across the globe, and on the sets of films and plays ranging from Sense and Sensibility, to Noël Coward's Private Lives, to the final film he directed, A Little Chaos.

      Running from 1993 to his death in 2016, the diaries provide singular insight into Rickman's public and private life. Reading them is like listening to Rickman chatting to a close companion. Meet Rickman the consummate professional actor, but also the friend, the traveler, the fan, the director, the enthusiast; in short, the man beyond the icon.

      Madly, Deeply features a photo insert, a foreword by Emma Thompson, and an afterword by Rima Horton.

      Alan Rickman was born in West London. Rickman studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design, the Royal College of Art, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He started in theater and later expanded to films with Die Hard. Rickman played a wide variety of characters in iconic films across many genres, including Truly, Madly, Deeply; Sense and Sensibility; Galaxy Quest; The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Love Actually; and every movie in the Harry Potter series. He passed away in 2016.
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        - an October Loan Stars top pick
        - named a Most Anticipated book of the fall by Time Magazine
        - 100k print run
        - Rep Pick

        Rep Pick
        : I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love Alan Rickman! This was a 25-year passion project that will let readers see all the behind-the-scenes parts of Rickman’s work and life. He was such a legend.—Evette Sintichakis
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      Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed
      Minneapolis Star Tribune Holiday Book Recommendations 2022, Long-listed
      Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed
      Kansas City Star Top Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed

      “His design background didn’t go to waste either. The book’s endpapers reproduce his sweet illustrations and affable handwriting. . . . From his obituaries I got the feeling he was wonderful company. These diaries confirm it.”
      The Guardian

      “It’s a joy to spend time in Rickman’s company.”
      Kirkus Reviews

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    Lavender House A Novel Lev AC Rosen
    9781250834225 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:October 18, 2022 Print Run:125000
    $35.99 CAD 5.2 x 8.2 x 1.1 in | 390 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Forge Books
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      A "Best Of" Book From: Amazon * Buzzfeed * Rainbow Reading * Library Journal * CrimeReads * BookPage * Book Riot * Autostraddle

      A delicious story from a new voice in suspense, Lev AC Rosen's Lavender House is Knives Out with a queer historical twist.

      Lavender House, 1952: the family seat of recently deceased matriarch Irene Lamontaine, head of the famous Lamontaine soap empire. Irene’s recipes for her signature scents are a well guarded secret—but it's not the only one behind these gates. This estate offers a unique freedom, where none of the residents or staff hide who they are. But to keep their secret, they've needed to keep others out. And now they're worried they're keeping a murderer in.

      Irene’s widow hires Evander Mills to uncover the truth behind her mysterious death. Andy, recently fired from the San Francisco police after being caught in a raid on a gay bar, is happy to accept—his calendar is wide open. And his secret is the kind of secret the Lamontaines understand.

      Andy had never imagined a world like Lavender House. He's seduced by the safety and freedom found behind its gates, where a queer family lives honestly and openly. But that honesty doesn't extend to everything, and he quickly finds himself a pawn in a family game of old money, subterfuge, and jealousy—and Irene’s death is only the beginning.

      When your existence is a crime, everything you do is criminal, and the gates of Lavender House can’t lock out the real world forever. Running a soap empire can be a dirty business.

      LEV AC ROSEN writes books for people of all ages, including Camp, which was a best book of the year from Forbes, Elle, and The Today Show, among others, and is a Lambda finalist and ALA Rainbow List Top Ten. He lives in NYC with his husband and a very small cat. You can find him online at his website and on social media.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Library Journal Best Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed
      Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed

      "Lev AC Rosen’s lushly rendered mystery, Lavender House, sets the detective novel on its head. There's the dishonored policeman sitting on a barstool in 1950's San Francisco and the elegant woman who slides in next to him with a job. But this femme's wife has been murdered, and the day-drinking cop has been brutally ousted from his job for being gay. Rosen’s smart, bittersweet tale plays with the oldest truth of all: the price we pay for our identity in America." –Walter Mosley

      "Movingly explores the strain of trying to pass as straight at a time when living an authentic life could be deadly." –New York Times Book Review on Lavender House

      Lavender House by Lev AC Rosen is a new take on a Golden Age crime novel. Its 1950s setting is richly cinematic, with gin martinis, bananas foster and a fantastic mid-century soundtrack... Everything about the crime — the perpetrator, the victim, the motive — has a deeper meaning." –Washington Post

      "Rosen’s deftly clued, noir-tinged plot successfully walks the line between hope and heartbreak, all while thoughtfully exploring the role of family in our lives. This fresh take on the classic private investigator begs to be brought to the big screen." –Library Journal, starred review

      "Tightly spun and utterly immersive, Lev AC Rosen delivers a deliciously twisty and queer whodunnit in Lavender House. With a mid-century mystery as sprawling as its titular mansion, the velvet knives in this one are sharp as hell." –P. J. Vernon, author of Bath Haus

      "Funny, heartbreaking and eye-opening, Rosen's Lavender House is unlike any crime novel I've ever read." –Rachel Howzell Hall, bestselling author of These Toxic Things

      "Lavender House is a fabulous, genre-bending mystery-noir, told with wit, panache and style. Lev Rosen is one of a kind and just gets better and better—his eye for characters is both acerbic and compassionate, and his story-telling is top notch." –Dan Chaon, author of Sleepwalk

      Lavender House is the best kind of noir novel - steeped in the tropes of the genre but unafraid to invert, modernize, and tweak them. Sharply written, loaded with characters you can’t forget, and a can’t-miss San Francisco setting, Lavender House is the queer amateur PI novel you need right now.” –Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Secret Identity, Star Wars Poe Dameron: Free Fall, and Miami Midnight

      "Ingenious, riveting, and utterly heartbreaking– Philip Marlowe meets Agatha Christie meets Knives Out in this twisty and sophisticated take on mid-century noir. A perfectly crafted locked-mansion mystery—starring an irresistible main character who reveals the passions and pretenses of his time, as well as the dark secrets of a captivating family. Lavender House is an absolute treasure, and Lev AC Rosen is a star. Standing ovation!" –Hank Phillippi Ryan USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

      "This book’s real pleasure lies in the richly realized portrayal of its cast and their personal struggles. Rosen puts a welcome gay spin on the traditional country house whodunit." –Publishers Weekly

      "Readers who love queer history, complicated family dynamics, flawed characters and a good murder mystery will be eager for more. Perfect for fans of Knives Out, Lavender House is a queer, mid-century take on the family-centric murder mystery showcasing Lev AC Rosen's masterful character development." –Shelf Awareness

      "Terrific... a brisk, entertaining novel...Rosen’s novel is a winning homage to old-time crime fiction." –San Francisco Chronicle

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    Amish Soups & Casseroles Traditional Comfort Food Favorites Byler Linda, Laura Anne Lapp, Anna Kauffman, Emily Stoltzfus, Bonnie Matthews
    9781680998412 Paperback COOKING / Regional & Ethnic Publication Date:October 04, 2022
    $26.99 CAD 190.5 x 228.6 x 15.24 mm | 1.42 lb | 184 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Good Books
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      75 authentic Amish soups, stews, casseroles—and delicious bread to go with them.
      Gathered from interviews with real Amish grandmothers, tattered recipe boxes, and old books and diaries, here is an assortment of delicious baked goods that have been and continue to be popular in eastern Pennsylvania, particularly in the Lancaster area. Now you too can experience the warm, comforting recipes of old order Amish cooks. Prepare to make wonderful treats such as:
      • Chicken Corn Soup
      • Ham, Green Beans, and Potato Stew
      • Beef Vegetable Soup
      • Rivvel Soup
      • Breakfast Casserole
      • Green Bean and Sausage Casserole
      • Roasht (or Chicken Filling)
      • Becky Zook Bread
      • Potato Rolls
      • And more!

      These recipes will soon become your family favorites and go-to meals for church suppers or potluck dinners. With simple ingredients and instructions that are easy to follow, you'll find yourself whipping up the same wonderful and comforting meals you'll find in Amish country.
      Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. She is the author of several bestselling fiction series and Christmas novels, all set in the Amish world. Well-known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper, she lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

      Laura Anne Lapp is the author of Amish Butters, Salsas & Spreads, Amish Canning & Preserving, and An Amish Garden. A member of the Amish church, she lives with her husband and three young sons in a tucked-away valley in central Pennsylvania. Before her marriage, she was a teacher in an Amish school for eight years.

      Emily Stoltzfus loved growing up in the Amish community and enjoyed a childhood filled with imagination, green fields, animals, and wilderness. As a teen, she worked in farmer's markets and as a teacher in the one-room schoolhouse. Although she and her husband and two children are no longer part of the Amish church, she still treasures the values she was taught.

      Anna Kauffman was mother to ten children (including Linda Byler) and a wonderful cook and homemaker. Her recipes live on in this book and in the hearts of her children and grandchildren.
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    Tastes Like Schitt The Unofficial Schitt's Creek Cookbook Rachel Floyd, Hannah Floyd
    9781956403084 Hardcover COOKING / Media Tie-In On Sale Date:October 25, 2022 Print Run:30000
    $25.99 CAD 7.55 x 9.51 x 0.76 in | 720 gr | 184 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Media Lab Books
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      Pay homage to the quaintest hamlet in Elmdale County in this fun, unofficial cookbook inspired by the show.

      Whether you're experienced in the kitchen, or basically eat at the local café for every meal, Tastes Like Schitt has a recipe for you. Specials from Café Tropical, Jocelyn’s down-to-earth dishes, and meals from the Rosebud Motel have inspired this collection of recipes.

      With 75 full color recipes, this cookbook features appetizers, drinks, entrees, desserts, and more. Cook your way through them all as you rewatch your favorite episodes. This book makes the perfect gift for any fan of the tv show Schitt’s Creek. As you work your way through the chapters, you will be doing a lot more than just folding in the cheese for the enchilada recipe. Other dishes include:

      - Rosebud Motel Cinnamon Rolls
      - Sloppy Jocelyns
      - There’s a Dead Guy in Room 4-Cheese Macaroni
      - Twyla’s Meadow Harvest Smoothie
      - Farm Witches' Peanut Butter Things
      - Herb Ertlinger's Wine Spritzer
      - Budd's Bourbon BBQ Sauce
      - And many more!

      You'll find a variety of recipes for chefs of all levels. Easy-to-follow recipes make it possible to cook, bake and eat your way through Schitt’s Creek. Grab an apron, preheat the oven, and put on your favorite episode. Let’s make a meal that Tastes Like Schitt!

      Rachel and Hannah Floyd are sisters and native west-coasters. They cut their professional teeth in the culinary industry through years of working behind-the-scenes in restaurants, food blogging, food education, and recipe development. Their love of simple and accessible dishes paired with their love of Schitt's Creek makes for a cookbook guaranteed to warm the hearts and bellies of fans yearning to learn how to fold in the cheese.
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    Cold Case BC The Stories Behind the Province's Most Sensational Murder and Missing Person Cases Eve Lazarus Canada
    9781551529073 Paperback HISTORY / Canada Publication Date:October 25, 2022
    $22.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.9 in | 510 gr | 312 pages Carton Quantity:26 Canadian Rights: Y Arsenal Pulp Press
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      In her BC bestseller Cold Case Vancouver, crime historian and reporter Eve Lazarus used investigative skills to shine a light on the city's most baffing unsolved murders. In Cold Case BC, Lazarus casts her gaze more widely on long forgotten and unsolved murder cases throughout British Columbia. These include teenager Molly Justice, who was murdered on the outskirts of Victoria after taking the bus home from work, and a follow-up to the tragic 1953 Babes in the Woods story of two children found murdered in Stanley Park, whose names were finally revealed this year in a story broken by Lazarus herself. There's also the tale of four police officers in the 1960s who committed a string of robberies that culminated in the biggest heist in Vancouver's history. Their reign of terror ended with one of the officers murdering his family before killing himself. Or were they all killed by someone else?

      Lazarus also looks at some of the province's most intriguing missing person cases, such as three-year-old Casey Bohun, who vanished from her bed in the middle of the night, and the Jack family of four, who left Prince George to work in a logging camp along the infamous Highway of Tears but were never seen again.

      Interviews with law enforcement, forensic experts, and family and friends of the victims add new life to these historical cases, some of which date back to World War II. The book also includes some cases that have been solved, revealing the painstaking investigative work and new forensic technology that ultimately brought about closure for victims' families.

      Meticulously researched, Cold Case BC is a fascinating true crime book that reveals startling details about the province's criminal past.


      Eve Lazarus is a reporter, author, and the host and producer of the true crime podcast Cold Case Canada. She is the author of four Arsenal titles: Cold Case Vancouver: The City's Most Baffling Unsolved Murders (2015), a BC bestseller and 2016 finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award at the BC Book Prizes; Blood, Sweat, and Fear: The Story of Inspector Vance, Vancouver's First Forensic Investigator (2017); Murder by Milkshake: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer (2018); and Vancouver Exposed: Searching for the City's Hidden History (2020). She is also the author of Sensational Vancouver (2014), , Sensational Victoria: Bright Lights, Red Lights, Murders, Ghosts & Gardens (2012), and her book At Home with History: The Untold Secrets of Greater Vancouver's Heritage Houses was a 2008 City of Vancouver book award finalist.

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      Cold Case BC offers a deep dive into some of the most puzzling crimes the province has seen, and any true crime lover is sure to lose themselves in all the details - and perhaps look at the BC cities they call home in a whole new light. -British Columbia Review

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    Midnight Storm Moonless Sky Indigenous Horror Stories Alex Soop Canada, Patricia Soop Canada, Alex Soop Canada, Jillian Bell Canada
    9781990735127 Paperback FICTION / Horror Publication Date:October 31, 2022
    $25.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.75 in | 450 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:52 Canadian Rights: Y UpRoute
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      Blackfoot storyteller Alexander Soop plunges us into a shocking well of imagination in his debut collection of short stories, Midnight Storm Moonless Sky. From hauntings on the Highway of Tears to fearful gatherings of ghosts and the sorrows of racism, Soop combines the social anxieties of Indigenous life with spellbinding flights and frights of speculative fiction. Through these enthralling stories of reality mixed with terror, readers get a wicked glimpse into the genre of Indigenous Horror – a combination of First Nations legends, dark fantasy, apocalyptic and paranormal enchantment, and monstrous secrets. In addition to his hungering to scare the wits out of readers, Alexander Soop also examines the overlooked matters affecting First Nations across the diverse world of Turtle Island. Midnight Storm Moonless Sky is Volume One in the Indigenous Horror series, a spinoff of the UpRoute Indigenous Spirit of Nature imprint.


      Alex Soop, of the Blackfoot Nation meticulously voices each and every one of the stories in this collection from the First Nations Peoples’ perspective. While striving to entertain readers with his bloodcurdling tales, Alexander imaginatively implements the numerous issues that plague the First Nations people of North America, by way of subliminal and head-on messages. These specific matters include alcohol and drug abuse; systemic racism; missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls; foster care; Residential School aftereffects; and over-incarceration. He also deals with legends of Indigenous folklore, such as Wendigo, ghosts, and the afterlife. His urban home is Calgary and his ancestral home is the Kainai (Blood) Nation of southern Alberta.

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        Book Launch, Memorial Park Library, October 25, 2022 https://www.cbc.ca/books/midnight-storm-moonless-sky-1.6564905 https://youtu.be/C7O25v2dRWc
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