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    9780571248131 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: March 23, 2010
    $18.99 CAD 4.95 x 6.61 x 0.65 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Faber & Faber
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      Alan Bennett's A Life Like Other People's is a poignant family memoir offering a portrait of his parents' marriage and recalling his Leeds childhood, Christmases with Grandma Peel, and the lives, loves and deaths of his unforgettable aunties Kathleen and Myra. Bennett's powerful account of his mother's descent into depression and later dementia comes hand in hand with the uncovering of a long-held tragic secret. A heartrending and at times irresistibly funny work of autobiography by one of the best-loved English writers alive today.
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      Alan Bennett has been one of our leading dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage including Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van (together with the screenplay), A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King George), and an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows. At the National Theatre, London, The History Boys (also a screenplay) won numerous awards including Evening Standard and Critics' Circle awards for Best Play, an Olivier for Best New Play and the South Bank Award. On Broadway,The History Boys won five New York Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics' Circle Awards, a New York Drama Critics' Award, a New York Drama League Award and six Tonys. The Habit of Art opened at the National in 2009; in 2012, People, as well as the two short plays Hymn and Cocktail Sticks, was also staged there.

      His collection of prose, Keeping On Keeping On, published in October 2016. Of his two previous collections, Writing Home was a number one bestseller and Untold Stories won the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography, 2006. Bennett's Six Poets, Hardy to Larkin, An Anthology, was published in 2014. His fiction includes The Uncommon Reader and Smut: Two Unseemly Stories., ALAN BENNETT has been a leading dramatist since Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His works for stage and screen include Talking Heads, Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III, an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows , The History Boys, The Habit of Art, People, Hymn and Cocktail Sticks. His previous collections of prose are Writing Home and Untold Stories (PEN/Ackerley Prize, 2006). Six Poets contains Bennett's selection of English verse, accompanied by his commentary. Recent fiction includes The Uncommon Reader and Smut: Two Unseemly Stories.

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      9780571248131A Life Like Other People'sAlan Bennett PaperbackMar 23, 2010$18.99Faber & Faber
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    Kolymsky Heights Lionel Davidson
    9780571326112 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: April 28, 2015
    $18.99 CAD 5.06 x 7.78 x 1.2 in | 496 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Faber & Faber
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      'The best thriller I've ever read.' Philip Pullman

      Kolymsky Heights. A Siberian permafrost hell lost in endless night, the perfect setting for an underground Russian research station. It's a place so secret it doesn't officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist is desperate to get a message to the outside world. So desperate, he sends a plea across the wildness to the West in order to summon the one man alive capable of achieving the impossible...

      'Sensationally good. Cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed. One of the great thrillers of the last century.' Charles Cumming

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      Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carré. It was followed by The Rose of Tibet (1962), A Long Way to Shiloh (1966), The Chelsea Murders (1978) and Kolymsky Heights (1994). He was thrice the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award and, in 2001, was awarded the CWA's Cartier Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award. He died in 2009.
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      9780571326112Kolymsky HeightsLionel Davidson PaperbackApr 28, 2015$18.99Faber & Faber
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    9780735251489 Undefined On Sale Date: January 06, 2017
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    Hope Diamond Richard Kurin, David J. Skorton
    9781588344182 Paperback ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Jewelry On Sale Date: February 28, 2017
    $21.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 14 Canadian Rights: Y Smithsonian Books
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      An entertaining and well-researched history of the Hope diamond

      Since its discovery in seventeenth-century India, the Hope diamond, a glimmering deep blue gem weighing over 45 carats, has been shrouded in mystery and steeped in intrigue. In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Richard Kurin goes beyond the speculation to reveal the truth behind a legendary stone.

      Kurin, a cultural anthropologist, spent more than a decade on the trail of the legendary gem. But the 'curse' that surrounds it, which Kurin puts to rest once and for all, is only one small piece of a long and lustrous story that moves between ancient religion and modern magic, royal power and class rivalry, revenge and greed. Richly illustrated, Hope Diamond works in a grand historical tradition: depicting the specific to reveal the universal.
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      RICHARD KURIN is the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution. A former Fulbright fellow with a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, he is the author of The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects; Madcap May: Mistress of Myth, Men, and Hope; and Reflections of a Culture Broker: A View from the Smithsonian. Kurin has been awarded the Smithsonian Secretary's Gold Medal for Exceptional Service and the American Folklore Society's Botkin Prize for lifetime achievement.
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      9781588344182Hope DiamondRichard Kurin PaperbackFeb 28, 2017$21.95Smithsonian Books
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    9780385683678 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7, Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $13.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.78 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Teen
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      My disease is as rare as it is famous. It's a form of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency, but basically, I'm allergic to the world. I don't leave my house, have not left my house in fifteen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
           But then one day, a moving truck arrives. New next door neighbors. I look out the window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black--black t-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. I want to learn everything about him, and I do. I learn that he is funny and fierce. I learn that his eyes are Atlantic Ocean-blue and that his vice is stealing silverware. I learn that when I talk to him, my whole world opens up, and I feel myself starting to change--starting to want things. To want out of my bubble. To want everything, everything the world has to offer.
           Maybe we can't predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It's almost certainly going to be a disaster.
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      NICOLA YOON grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and their daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.

      DAVID YOON is a writer and designer. He lives with his wife Nicola Yoon in Los Angeles, CA, where they spend their days talking about stories and reading books to their 3-year-old daughter, Penny.
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      9780385683678Everything, EverythingNicola Yoon PaperbackMar 07, 2017$13.99Penguin Random House Canada Teen
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      SELECTION: Miami Herald Best Books for Children, 2015

      PRAISE FOR Everything, Everything:

      "In her debut, Jamaican-American Yoon gives readers complex characters and rich dialogue that ranges from humorous to philosophical. This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms." --Kirkus Reviews

      "Everything, Everything tells us something we will always need to hear, no matter our age: that it's not the risks of love or heartbreak that might end us. It's the fear of the pain we might experience along the way that keeps us trapped in our cocoons—or our white, decontaminated houses." --The New York Times Book Review

      "One of the most buzzed-about titles of the year. And, holy smokes, it's worth the hype. . . . Quietly profound, stoic and wry while still being both romantic and sad; think American Beauty meets Love Story with an ending that is both original and satisfying. MGM optioned the movie rights before publication so this is poised (deservingly) to be the next big thing." --The Globe and Mail

      "YA book lovers, your newest obsession is here . . . [Everything, Everything] is a quick, delightful read that plays on multiple mediums throughout, and it features a line-up of diverse characters with intriguing sets of complications and interests." --MTV
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    Weaponized Lies Daniel J. Levitin
    9780143196297 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $22.00 CAD 5.4 x 8 x 0.7 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Canada
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      Winner of the National Business Book Award 

      Winner of the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction


      Previously Published as A Field Guide to Lies

      We’re surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudo-facts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times bestselling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get our minds back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now.
       

      Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a grossly distorted perspective and lead us to terrible decisions. Wordy arguments on the other hand can easily be persuasive as they drift away from the facts in an appealing yet misguided way. The steps we can take to better evaluate news, advertisements, and reports are clearly detailed. Ultimately, Levitin turns to what underlies our ability to determine if something is true or false: the scientific method. He grapples with the limits of what we can and cannot know. Case studies are offered to demonstrate the applications of logical thinking to quite varied settings, spanning courtroom testimony, medical decision making, magic, modern physics, and conspiracy theories.

      This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like "fringe theories," "extreme views," "alt truth," and even "fake news" can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.
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      Daniel J. Levitin, PhD is the James McGill Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal and is dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI. He is the author of This Is Your Brain on Music, The World in Six Songs, and The Organized Mind. He divides his time between Montreal, Quebec, and the San Francisco Bay area.


      From the Hardcover edition.
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      9780143196297Weaponized LiesDaniel J. Levitin PaperbackMar 07, 2017$22.00Penguin Canada
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      Winner of the 2016 Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction

      One of The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2016


      “We’ve grown quick to outrage, quick to form online lynch mobs; we trade our opinions and ‘facts’ as though they were beads at a bazaar. Levitin demands that we do better. And that doesn’t just mean becoming good fact-checkers or savvy readers of charts and figures. It means taking up real, adult responsibility for our own minds’ work. It means becoming critical of our deepest-set beliefs and, like the scientists that Levitin praises, shaping our opinions with the scalpel of honest exchange.” —Michael Harris, author of The End of Absense (winner of the 2014 Governor General's Award)

      “A smart, accessible approach to becoming a better reader in an age where advertisers, politicians, and other interested parties have become increasingly savvy about manipulating statistics to demonstrate questionable truths.”—Quebec Writers’ Federation jurors’ comments (QWF 2016 Awards Gala)

      “Compelling. It makes its points carefully, clearly, and with a good dose of humour.”—Quebec Writers’ Federation jurors’ comments (QWF 2016 Awards Gala)

      “Well researched, insightful and concise. This book genuinely blew my mind.”—Quebec Writers’ Federation jurors’ comments (QWF 2016 Awards Gala)

      “Daniel Levitin’s field guide is a critical-thinking primer for our shrill, data-drenched age. It’s an essential tool for really understanding the texts, posts, tweets, magazines, newspapers, podcasts, op-eds, inter­views, and speeches that bombard us every day. From the way aver­ages befuddle to the logical fallacies that sneak by us, every page is enlightening.” —Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

      “The world is awash with data, but not always with accurate informa­tion. [Levitin’s book] does a terrific job of illustrating the difference between the two with precision and delightful good humor.” —Charles Wheelan, senior lecturer and policy fellow, Rockefeller Center,
      Dartmouth College; author of Naked Economics

      “Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin lays out the many ways in which each of us can be fooled and misled by numbers and logic, as well as the modes of critical thinking we will need to overcome this.” —The Wall Street Journal

      “Valuable tools for anyone willing to evaluate claims and get to the truth of the matter.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “This useful, entertaining, and highly readable guide is ready to arm everyday citizens with the tools to combat the spread of spurious, and often ridiculous, information.” Library Journal

      “A book you may want to have close by at all times.” Success Magazine

      “If everyone could adopt the level of healthy statistical scepticism that Mr Levitin would like, political debate would be in much better shape. This book is an indispensable trainer.” –The Economist

      “Serves as a kind of Strunk and White for sloppy thinkers.” New York Journal of Books

      “Smart and humorous .... The tools anyone needs to tell good infor­mation from bad are in this definitive guide to critical thinking.” Shelf Awareness

      “An entertaining, user-friendly primer on evaluating data wisely.” Washington Independent Review of Books

      “This is a wonderful book. It covers so many of the insights of science, logic, and statistics that the public needs to know, yet are sadly ne­ glected in the education that most of us receive.” Edward K. Cheng, Tarkington Chair of Teaching Excellence, professor of law, Vanderbilt University Law School

      “Hits on the most important issues around statistical literacy and uses good examples to illustrate its points. I could not put this book down. Reading it has been a pleasure, believe me. I am so impressed with Levitin’s writing style, which is clear and simple, unlike much of the murky stuff that is written by statisticians and many others.” Morris Olitsky, former vice president, Market Research and Analysis, Prudential Financial; statistician, USDA

      “A valuable primer on critical thinking that convincingly illustrates the prevalence of misinformation in everyday life” Publishers Weekly

      “Smart, timely and massively useful.” The Globe and Mail

      “Regardless of one’s political persuasion (apolitical, third party, democratic, or republican) all individuals of this nation would benefit from making the effort to read and understand the concepts presented in this book. Eminently easy to read.” —Portland Book Review

      “Levitin talks about the crucial role of critical thinking and seeking out the truth in today’s media landscape.” —NPR Forum/Michael Krasny.

      “A guide for those who wish to test the authenticity of information that inundates us from every corner, dark and light, of the Web.” The Washington Post.

      The timing could not be better ... a survival manual for the post-factual error. Levitin offers a set of intellectual tools to help distinguish the real from the unreal, and often surreal.” The Literary Review of Canada

      "Daniel J. Levitin’s timely guide to critical thinking in the digital age makes statistics both understandable and intriguing.” Macleans

      "Misinformation is a curse of the information age, and Levitin offers blow-by-blow demonstrations of how words, numbers and graphics can be manipulated to distort truth.” —Stanford Magazine


      PRAISE FOR THE ORGANIZED MIND:
      “Levitin is about as knowledgeable a guide to neuroscience as one might hope for.” —New York Times Book Review

      “Daniel J. Levitin has more insights per page than any other neuroscientitst I know. The Organized Mind is smart, important and, as always, exquisitely written.” —Daniel Gilbert, Harvard University, author of Stumbling on Happiness
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    Soldier Spy Tom Marcus
    9780718184841 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military On Sale Date: March 28, 2017
    $42.95 CAD 6.3 x 9.5 x 1.2 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Michael Joseph
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      For the very first time an MI5 undercover surveillance officer provides an unputdownable, eye-opening account of the on-going struggle to keep Britain's streets safe and terror free. 'Gripping. One of the most successful MI5 undercover surveillance officers of his time' Sun 'Very well written, gives a startling amount of operational detail, the biggest shock of all - MI5 agreed to its publication' Sunday Times In the boot were six homemade pipe bombs, all linked to detonate at the same time from a single call on a brand-new pay-as-you-go phone found on the target. Special Branch also found Chinese Type 56 assault rifles with eight full magazines full of ammunition. His target was a local school. He planned to attack two coaches of teenagers returning home after a school trip to France. Approximately sixty children, their accompanying teachers and their waiting parents. He was going to kill them all . . . Tom Marcus was recruited by MI5 in the wake of the 7/7 attacks on London. After five years spent undercover as part of a covert British Army special operations unit he offered the Security Service the edge they so desperately needed. Following months of intensive training, Marcus was thrown into a world of relentless, unimaginable pressure; a never-ending struggle to prevent terrorist atrocities on our city streets, foil devastating strikes against the nation's infrastructure, and keep our country's secrets safe from foreign spies. Split second decisions carried life or death consequences. And not all his colleagues would survive the fight. In this explosive first-hand account, Soldier Spy lifts the lid on the war being waged by MI5 to keep us safe in our towns and cities for the first time; a blistering, visceral insight into life on the front line against terror, revealed in never-before-seen detail.
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      9780718184841Soldier SpyTom Marcus HardcoverMar 28, 2017$42.95Penguin UK
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    9780735263284 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7, Age (years) from 12, Grade (US) from 7 On Sale Date: April 04, 2017
    $13.99 CAD 5.48 x 8.24 x 0.71 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Teen
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      The instant #1 New York Times bestseller—now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. 

      Risk everything…for love.

      What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door…and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. 

      My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
       
      But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
       
      Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

      Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It’s an innovative,  inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. 

      The movie is available on digital now!

      everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram
      @everythingfilm on Twitter
      @everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook
      everythingeverythingmovie.com

      And don’t miss Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.
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      NICOLA YOON is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star, a Michael L. Printz Honor book and a National Book Award finalist. She grew up in Jamaica and Brooklyn and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who created the artwork in these pages, and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel, and the major motion picture based on the book will be available to own this August (digital movie 8/1 and Blu-ray™ 8/15).

      Follow Nicola Yoon on Instagram and Tumblr and @NicolaYoon on Twitter.
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      SELECTION: Miami Herald Best Books for Children, 2015

      PRAISE FOR Everything, Everything:

      "In her debut, Jamaican-American Yoon gives readers complex characters and rich dialogue that ranges from humorous to philosophical. This heartwarming story transcends the ordinary by exploring the hopes, dreams, and inherent risks of love in all of its forms." --Kirkus Reviews

      "Everything, Everything tells us something we will always need to hear, no matter our age: that it's not the risks of love or heartbreak that might end us. It's the fear of the pain we might experience along the way that keeps us trapped in our cocoons—or our white, decontaminated houses." --The New York Times Book Review

      "One of the most buzzed-about titles of the year. And, holy smokes, it's worth the hype. . . . Quietly profound, stoic and wry while still being both romantic and sad; think American Beauty meets Love Story with an ending that is both original and satisfying. MGM optioned the movie rights before publication so this is poised (deservingly) to be the next big thing." --The Globe and Mail

      "YA book lovers, your newest obsession is here . . . [Everything, Everything] is a quick, delightful read that plays on multiple mediums throughout, and it features a line-up of diverse characters with intriguing sets of complications and interests." --MTV
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    Rogue Heroes Ben Macintyre
    9780771060328 Paperback HISTORY / Military On Sale Date: May 30, 2017
    $22.00 CAD 5.16 x 7.97 x 1.1 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Signal
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      The latest from the bestselling author of Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends—the untold story of one of WWII’s most important secret military units.

      Ben Macintyre’s latest book of derring-do and wartime intrigue reveals the incredible story of the last truly unsung secret organization of World War II—Britain’s Special Air Service, or the SAS. Facing long odds and a tough slog against Rommel and the German tanks in the Middle East theatre, Britain turned to the brainchild of one its most unlikely heroes—David Stirling, a young man whose aimlessness and almost practiced ennui belied a remarkable mind for strategy. With the help of his equally unusual colleague, the rough-and-tumble Jock Lewes, Stirling sought to assemble a crack team of highly trained men who would parachute in behind enemy lines to throw monkey wrenches into the German war machine. Though he faced stiff resistance from those who believed such activities violated the classic rules of war, Stirling persevered and in the process created a legacy. Staffed by brilliant, idiosyncratic men whose talents defied both tradition and expectations, the SAS would not only change the course of the war, but the very nature of combat itself.

      Written with complete access to the never-before-seen SAS archives (who chose Macintyre as their official historian), Rogue Heroes offers a powerfully intimate look at life on the battlefield as lived by a group of remarkable soldiers whose contributions have, until now, gone unrecognized beyond the classified world. Filled with wrenching set pieces and weaving its way through multiple theatres of our grandest and most terrible war, this book is both an excellent addition to the Macintyre library and a critical piece in our understanding of the war’s unfolding.
      Bio
      BEN MACINTYRE is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, and Agent Zigzag, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist Kate Muir, and their three children.

      Author Residence: London, England
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780307887993The LiberatorAlex Kershaw HardcoverOct 30, 2012$34.00Crown
      9780771060304Rogue HeroesBen Macintyre HardcoverOct 04, 2016$34.00McClelland & Stewart
      9780771055508A Spy Among FriendsBen Macintyre HardcoverJul 29, 2014$32.00McClelland & Stewart
      9780307888754Double CrossBen Macintyre HardcoverJul 31, 2012$31.00Crown
      9780307886460The Napoleon of CrimeBen Macintyre PaperbackApr 05, 2011$17.00Crown
      9780307453273Operation MincemeatBen Macintyre HardcoverMay 04, 2010$30.99Crown Trade
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      Praise for Rogue Heroes:

      “A master storyteller…one of the most unforgettable tales of World War II…. A thrilling saga, breathtakingly told, full of daring and heroes.”—Boston Globe

      “Mr. Macintyre is masterly in using details to illustrate his heroes’ bravery, élan, and dogged perseverance. He makes us feel the ”constructive brutality“ of the training that recruits endured—marching up to one hundred miles through the desert, carrying a full load of equipment and prohibited from taking a drink of water until the trek’s end.”—New York Times

      Rogue Heroes is a great read of wartime adventuring, in a long, grim war of attrition where adventure was hard to find.”—The Guardian

      “Macintyre demonstrates superb skill as a journalist and a writer in this riveting book that takes readers into a long-past and still-frightening world of what real war was like.”—Washington Times

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    Series: The Fitzgerald-Trouts
    Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts Esta Spalding Canada, Sydney Smith
    9780735263185 Paperback JUVENILE FICTION / Family Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7, Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: May 02, 2017
    $12.99 CAD 5.25 x 7.69 x 0.62 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Tundra Books
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      The first adventure in a rollicking, brilliantly imagined new middle grade series by award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding, with illustrations by rising new talent Sydney Smith.

      Kim Fitzgerald-Trout took to driving with ease—as most children would if their parents would ever let them try. She had to. After all, she and her siblings live in a car.

      Meet the Fitzgerald-Trouts, a band of four loosely related children living together on a lush tropical island. They take care of themselves. They sleep in their car, bathe in the ocean, eat fish they catch and fruit they pick, and can drive anywhere they need to go—to the school, the laundromat, or the drive-in. If they put their minds to it, the Fitzgerald-Trouts can do anything. Even, they hope, find a real home.

      Award-winning poet and screenwriter Esta Spalding’s exciting middle grade debut establishes a marvelous place where children fend for themselves, and adults only seem to ruin everything. This extraordinary world is brought to vibrant life by Sydney Smith, the celebrated artist behind Sidewalk Flowers.


      Series Overview: The first volume features a band of loosely related self-reliant siblings who live alone in their car on a tropical island, populated by terrible grown-ups.
      Bio
      ESTA SPALDING is a descendant of Canadian literary royalty, and an accomplished writer in her own right. She is the supervising producer of the HBO series Masters of Sex, and is writing for the new Amazon series The Last Tycoon. She has garnered awards for her film and television work, as well as for her prose and poetry. When she’s not writing, she kayaks, bakes, and assembles whale skeletons with her husband, a marine biologist.

      Author Residence: Venice, California

      Author Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

      SYDNEY SMITH was born in rural Nova Scotia and has been drawing from an early age. Since graduating from NSCAD University, he has illustrated multiple children's books, including the highly acclaimed wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers, conceived by Jon Arno Lawson, which won a Governor General's Award and the Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book and an ALA Notable Book, and has been long-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is also the illustrator of The White Cat and the Monk by Jo Ellen Bogart, also nominated for a Governor General's Award. Sydney has received a number of other awards for his illustrations, including the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration. He now lives and works in Toronto. Visit him at http://sydneydraws.tumblr.com or on Twitter at @Sydneydraws.

      Illustrator Residence: Toronto, ON

      Illustrator Hometown: Nova Scotia
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        Author Website: estaspalding.com

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      9781771081504Music is for EveryoneJill Barber HardcoverMay 13, 2014$19.95Nimbus Publishing
      9780375870774The Penderwicks in SpringJeanne Birdsall HardcoverMar 24, 2015$19.99Random House Children's Books
      9780375851353The Penderwicks at Point MouetteJeanne Birdsall PaperbackMay 08, 2012$10.50Random House Children's Books
      9780375858512The Penderwicks at Point MouetteJeanne Birdsall HardcoverMay 10, 2011$18.99Random House Children's Books
      9780440422037The Penderwicks on Gardam StreetJeanne Birdsall PaperbackMar 23, 2010$10.50Random House Children's Books
      9780375840906The Penderwicks on Gardam StreetJeanne Birdsall HardcoverApr 08, 2008$21.99Random House Children's Books
      9780440420477The PenderwicksJeanne Birdsall PaperbackMar 13, 2007$10.50Random House Children's Books
      9780375831430The PenderwicksJeanne Birdsall HardcoverJun 14, 2005$21.99Random House Children's Books
      9781554987801White Cat and the MonkJo Ellen Bogart HardcoverMar 01, 2016$18.95Groundwood Books Ltd
      9781554984312Sidewalk FlowersJonArno Lawson HardcoverMar 01, 2015$16.95Groundwood Books Ltd
      9781770498785Knock About with the Fitzgerald-TroutsEsta Spalding HardcoverMay 02, 2017$19.99Tundra Books
      9781770498761Look Out for the Fitzgerald-TroutsEsta Spalding HardcoverMay 10, 2016$19.99Tundra Books
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      A Huffington Post Canada Selection: "Great Books for Kids in Summer 2017"

      "The illustrations are awesome, and the stories almost write themselves with that brilliant plotline." --Huffington Post Canada

      "Spalding, a poet and screenwriter making her children’s book debut, balances the direness of their situation with over-the-top characters and humor-driven narration. If the story’s magic lies in its Dahl-esque approach to topics like homelessness and parental neglect, its heart lies in the relationship between these four mutually devoted children." --Publishers Weekly

      "If this sounds like the set up for a preposterous tale that incorporates a fantastical plot, quirky characters, and some child-friendly amorality, that’s because Look Out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts is exactly that and more . . . This is plain fun with an edge, after a Dahl-esque fashion." --Quill & Quire

      "A touch of Everything on a Waffle weirdness; a touch of The Willoughbys sendup; and a warm, genial, wholly original voice.” --Horn Book Magazine

      "This delightfully absurd story is sure to catch a young reader’s imagination .... The main characters are appealing, enterprising and capable . . . the plot intrigues, engaging us in the youngster’s problems and their adventures, [involving] many twists and surprises . . . Award-winning Sidney Smith’s whimsical illustrations capture the zany flavor of the story." --CM Magazine

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