LGBTQ Spring 2018

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    Series: Mask of Shadows
    Ruin of Stars Linsey Miller
    9781492647522 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 14 - 17 On Sale Date: August 28, 2018
    $25.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.35 in | 416 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Fire
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      The thrilling conclusion to the Mask of Shadows duology that weaves a tale of magic, shadows, and most importantly, revenge.

      As one of the Queen's elite assassins, Sal finally has the power, prestige, and permission to hunt down the lords who killed their family. But Sal still has to figure out who the culprits are. They must enlist the help of some old friends and enemies while ignoring a growing distaste for the queen andthat the charming Elise is being held prisoner by her father.

      But there's something terribly wrong in the north. Talk of the return of shadows, missing children, and magic abounds. As Sal takes out the people responsible for their ruined homeland, Sal learns secrets and truths that can't be forgotten.

      Bio
      A wayward biologist from Arkansas, Linsey previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She is active in the writing community. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there's coffee. Visit her online at linseymiller.com.
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    The Raging Ones Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie
    9781250128713 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction Age (years) from 12 - 18 On Sale Date: August 14, 2018 Print Run: 25000
    $24.99 CAD 5.66 x 8.58 x 1.4 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Wednesday Books
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      FromNew York Timesbestselling authors Krista and Becca Ritchie, comesThe Raging Ones, an edge of your seat sci-fi romance with twists and turns that you will never see coming!

      In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

      Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

      Until the day she does.

      Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.

      Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.

      With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space—against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.

      Bio
      Krista & Becca Ritchie areNew York Times Bestselling Authors and identical twins, one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek. With their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Graduates from the University of Georgia in Biology and English & Journalism, the twin writing duo now lives in Atlanta.The Raging Ones is their first young adult novel.
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      "A potently addictive blend of romance, fantasy, and science fiction full of unexpected twists." -Kirkus, Starred Review
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    9781492657071 Hardcover YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Ghost Stories Age (years) from 14 - 18 On Sale Date: August 07, 2018
    $25.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.24 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Fire
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      Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity in this compelling ghost story about a former dancer whose grip on reality slips when she begins to think a dark entity is stalking her.

      Something is wrong with Marianne.

      It's not just that her parents have finally split up. Or that life hasn't been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital.

      She's losing time. Doing things she would never do. And objects around her seem to break whenever she comes close. Something is after her. And the only one who seems to believe her is the daughter of a local psychic.

      But their first attempt at an exorcism calls down the full force of the thing's rage. It demands Marianne give back what she stole. Whatever is haunting her, it wants everything she has—everything it's convinced she stole. Marianne must uncover the truth that lies beneath it all before the nightmare can take what it thinks it's owed, leaving Marianne trapped in the darkness of the other side.

      Bio
      Amelinda Berube has been a writer and editor with a small department in the Canadian public service. She holds a bachelor of humanities from Carleton University and a master of arts from McGill. Amelinda is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and can be found on Twitter @metuiteme. Visit amelindaberube.com.
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    9781250183194 Hardcover FICTION / Short Stories On Sale Date: July 10, 2018 Print Run: 30000
    $32.50 CAD 5.73 x 8.57 x 0.98 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      ANew York Times Book ReviewEditor's Choice and an NPR Best Book of the Year

      In eleven sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His characters, almost all of who are first-generation Indian Americans, subvert our expectations that they will sit quietly by. We meet two brothers caught in an elaborate web of envy and loathing; a young gay man who becomes involved with an older man whose secret he could never guess; three women who almost gleefully throw off the pleasant agreeability society asks of them; and, in the final pair of linked stories, a young couple struggling against the devastating force of community gossip.

      If You See Me, Don't Say Hi examines the collisions of old world and new world, small town and big city, traditional beliefs (like arranged marriage) and modern rituals (like Facebook stalking). Ranging across the country, Patel’s stories -- empathetic, provocative, twisting, and wryly funny -- introduce a bold new literary voice, one that feels more timely than ever.

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      Neel Patel is a first-generation Indian American who grew up in Champaign, Illinois. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and his short stories have appeared inThe Southampton Review, Indiana Review, The American Literary Review, Hyphen Magazine,and on BuzzFeed and Nerve.com. He currently lives in Los Angeles, where he is at work on a novel.If You See Me, Don't Say Hiis his debut.
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      Awards
      NPR Best Book of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Reviews

      Longlisted for the Story Prize and the Aspen Words Literary Prize

      ANew York Times Book ReviewEditor's Choice

      An NPR Best Book of the Year

      A Best Book of Summer (Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal,Book Riot, The Millions, Bookish, Fast Company)

      An Indie Next Pick for July

      “Refreshing…Defiant…Consistently surprising…Patel’s Indian-American characters aren’t reduced to the status of model minorities or 7-11 owners…Where so much fiction about the immigrant family tends to become an exercise in anthropology, a study of inherited customs foisted on a child caught between cultures, Patel’s characters are fundamentally engaged with the world.”
      The New York Times Book Review

      “Surprising, funny…Brave…A reminder that messiness makes the human experience beautiful.”
      —NPR

      “You won’t want to miss…Patel turns his lens on Indian-Americans, addressing with depth and care subjects that are often overlooked or made into caricature: helicopter parents, conflicts between spouses, sibling rivalry, racism, sexual orientation, and identity.”
      Vanity Fair(“Summer Reading: This Season’s Ultimate Fiction List”)

      “Perfect bitesize morsels for the beach, travel legs or quiet moments.”
      The Guardian(“Best Summer Books”)

      “At turns heartbreaking and uplifting...Neel Patel upends stereotypes, especially Indian-American masculinity. He’s at his most remarkable when illuminating the experience of queer men making sense of their sexuality, and allowing themselves to hope for a happy ending with the men they love.”
      —BuzzFeed

      “The characters in these 11 stories, nearly all of whom are first-generation Indian immigrants, are gay and straight, highly successful and totally lost, meekly traditional and boldly transgressive, but as they navigate a familiar contemporary landscape of suburban malls and social media stalking, they come off as deeply—and compellingly—American.”
      —The Millions (“The Great Book Preview”)

      “This sharp, provocative collection examines and subverts common stereotypes of first-generation Indian Americans.”
      —BookRiot

      “Aims to unravel stereotypes by introducing surprising, yet relatable characters in each piece.”
      Real Simple(“20 Great Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down”)

      “Patel’s deep sense of empathy—and infuriatingly relatable characters—shines throughout. A melancholic pleasure with a sense of humor.”
      Kirkus(starred review)

      “Patel’s empathy toward his characters is palpable, as is the effect of his gorgeously rendered sentences.If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi is a wonderful read: necessary, aching, and alive.”
      Library Journal

      “Patel explores universal themes in unexpected ways and excels at portraying nuanced characters in even the briefest stories. Readers in search of a fresh new voice should be on the lookout for Patel.”
      Booklist

      “Wrenching…Patel has a knack for depicting the gap between how characters experience their lives and how they are expected to be seen—and how those gaps can widen into life-changing fractures. This is a perceptive, moving collection.”
      Publishers Weekly

      "If You See Me, Don't Say Hi bristles with unexpected meetings and reunions, recognitions and failed recognitions, passions and estrangements of all kinds. These stories have a sharp eye for the complexities of modern life, but Neel Patel writes with the wisdom and compassion of an old soul."
      Celeste Ng,New York Timesbestselling author ofLittle Fires Everywhere

      “A joy to read, reminiscent of Jhumpa Lahiri and David Ebershoff. As much as these remarkable stories have Indian-American characters at the center, they are simply human, tenderly told. Without moralizing or sentimentality, Patel writes about forgiveness and compassion, and the freedom to be flawed. What exquisite writing. What a tremendous talent.”
      Imbolo Mbue,New York Timesbestselling author ofBehold the Dreamers

      "It’s possible that no one ever told Neel Patel that Indians in America are supposed to be a model minority. How else to explain these stories, full of terrible spouses, warring siblings, unapologetic liars, and naive kids, searching for happiness, love, or maybe just sex? In stories that are moving, thoughtful, entertaining, and discomfiting all at once, Patel upends what we think the experience of Indians in America looks like. It’s about time."
      Rumaan Alam, author ofRich and Pretty

      “InIf You See Me, Don’t Say Hi, Neel Patel pulls off something that I’ve rarely seen: stories about Indians in America which feel unique and thrilling without relying on stereotypes or tropes. His characters manage to be both sympathetic and deeply flawed, complicated people who don’t give you clean answers. His stories will make you laugh, then cry, then feel uncomfortable, then feel free, all within a few pages. When you’re done reading, you’ll want to flip back to the beginning and read it all over again.”
      Scaachi Koul, author ofOne Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

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    Series: Mask of Shadows
    Mask of Shadows Linsey Miller
    9781492660897 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 14 - 17 On Sale Date: July 03, 2018
    $15.99 CAD 7.44 x 9.1 x 1.02 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Fire
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      "I love every aspect of this amazing book... Get! Read! Now!" —TAMORA PIERCE, #1 New York Times bestselling author

      I Needed to Win.
      They Needed to Die.

      Sallot Leon is a thief, and a good one at that. But Sal wants nothing more than to escape the life of highway robber and get closer to the upper-class—and the nobles who destroyed their home.

      When Sal steals a flyer for an audition to become a member of The Left Hand—the Queen's personal assassins, named after the rings she wears—Sal jumps at the chance to infiltrate the court and get revenge.

      But the audition is a fight to the death filled with clever circus acrobats, lethal apothecaries, and vicious ex-soldiers. And as Sal succeeds in the competition, and wins the heart of Elise, an intriguing scribe at court, they start to dream of a new life and a different future, but one that Sal can have only if they survive.

      Bio
      A wayward biologist from Arkansas, Linsey previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She is active in the writing community. She can be found writing about science and magic anywhere there's coffee. Visit her online at linseymiller.com.
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    If I Was Your Girl Meredith Russo
    9781250078414 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT Age (years) from 13 - 18 On Sale Date: June 26, 2018 Print Run: 65000
    $14.50 CAD 5.42 x 8.27 x 0.89 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
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      The award-winning, big-hearted novel about being seen for who you really are, and a love story you can't help but root for

      Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.

      But when she meets sweet, easygoing Grant, Amanda can’t help but start to let him into her life. As they spend more time together, she realizes just how much she is losing by guarding her heart. She finds herself yearning to share with Grant everything about herself, including her past. But Amanda’s terrified that once she tells him the truth, he won't be able to see past it.

      Because the secret that Amanda’s been keeping? It's that at her old school, she used to be Andrew. Will the truth cost Amanda her new life, and her new love?

      Meredith Russo’sIf I Was Your Girl has been named:

      Stonewall Book Award Winner
      Walter Dean Myers Honor Book for Outstanding Children's Literature
      iBooks YA Novel of the Year
      APublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
      AKirkus ReviewsBest Book of the Year
      An Amazon Best Book of the Year
      A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
      A Zoella Book Club Selection
      A Barnes & Noble Best YA Book of the Year
      A Bustle Best YA Book of the Year
      An ABA IndieNext Top 10 Pick
      One of Flavorwire’s 50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read

      Bio
      MEREDITH RUSSO was born, raised, and lives in Tennessee. She started living as her true self in late 2013 and never looked back.If I Was Your Girlwas partially inspired by her experiences as a trans woman. Like Amanda, Meredith is a gigantic nerd who spends a lot of her time obsessing over video games andStar Wars.
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        "VIP YALSA Librarian mailing B&T ARC Program selection (400 librarians & school systems) Indiebound Whitebox mailing (750 ABA members) Goodreads ARC giveaway Netgalley availability and promotion Advertising on LGBT print and digital outlets Edelweiss banner advertisement Designed landing page with featured ""Sneak Peek"" before publication Reading Group Guide for download and featured on readinggroupgold.com Amazon Vine ARC giveaway Shelf Awareness advertising Extensive galley distribution and presence at teacher & librarian preview events (ALA, NCTE, TLA) Macmillan Teen and YA newsletter promotion PW Children's Bookshelf advertising Targeted Facebook advertising, pre-pub and post-pub (fans of George, Rainbow Rowell, TFIOS) Advertising in trade journals alongside reviews (SLJ, ALA Boolist, PW, The Horn Book, VOYA, Kirkus, BCCB) Announcement e-card to sales reps and booksellers Cross-promotion with Alloy Entertainment's social media networks Designed e-signature for usage pre-pub and on pub BEA giveaway- finished books, paired with AMERICAN GIRLS Major feature and review attention National NPR outreach Select author appearances Extensive blogger outreach Pitching for major library shows and Winter Institute"
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      Awards
      Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year 2016, Long-listed
      ALA Stonewall Book Award - Winner 2016, Winner
      Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2016, Long-listed
      Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2016, Long-listed
      Reviews

      Stonewall Book Award Winner
      Walter Dean Myers Honor Book for Outstanding Children's Literature
      APublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
      AKirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year
      A Zoella Book Club Selection
      A Goodreads Choice Award Finalist
      A Bustle Best YA Book of the Year
      IndieNext Top 10 List
      One of Flavorwire's 50 Books Every Modern Teenager Should Read

      "This new novel for teensbreaks new ground...powerful." —OMagazine

      "A beautifully rendered YA novel . . . the first written by a transgender woman about the transgender teen experience." —San Francisco Chronicle

      "Avivid, compassionate portrait of a teen finding her place." —The Washington Post

      "An illuminating debutguided by hope and overwhelming kindness.”Publishers Weekly,starred review

      A necessary, universal story about feeling different and enduring prejudices…full of love, hope, and truth.” —Kirkus,starred review

      "This is everything a coming-of-age novel should be—honest, complicated, and meaningful.Transcends the typical 'issue' novel to be a beautiful tale in its own right." —School Library Journal, SLJ Popular Pick

      "Amanda's story is neither overly sentimental nor didactic.A thoughtful, truthful, and much needed coming-of-age tale." —Horn Book Review

      "Russo, a trans woman, writes with authority and empathy, giving readers not only an intellectual but also an emotional understanding of Amanda and her compelling story.Never didactic, this debut is a valuable contribution to the slender but growing body of literature of trans teens." —ALABooklist

      “Beautiful, smart, and so urgently needed,If I Was Your Girl should be required reading for every teen—scratch that, every person—in America.This book is exactly what YA is for: to break ground, to break hearts, to teach us empathy, to find the universal in the specific.I loved every word. You will too.”Julie Buxbaum, author ofTell Me Three Things

      "Poignant and rare.If I Was Your Girl isthe type of book you read and want to immediately share, because it's too important to keep to yourself." —Julie Murphy, author ofDumplin'

      "If I Was Your Girlis important and necessary and brave, and deeply, electrically inspiring.Read this wonderful book. Just read it." —Jennifer Niven, author ofAll the Bright Places

      If I Was Your Girl will change minds and open hearts.” —Nina Lacour, author ofWe Are Okay

      "If I Was Your Girl isreal and raw and layered and wonderful." —Alex Gino, author ofGeorge

      "If there's any justice in the world, we're all witnessing a YA powerhouse in the making." —Forever YA

      "Pure magic."Book Riot

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    History of Violence A Novel Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein
    9780374170592 Hardcover FICTION / Biographical On Sale Date: June 19, 2018 Print Run: 20000
    $32.50 CAD 5.32 x 7.83 x 0.88 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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      History of Violence is international bestselling French author Edouard Louis’s autobiographical novel about surviving a shocking sexual assault and coping with the post-traumatic stress disorder of its aftermath.

      On Christmas Eve 2012, in Paris, the novelist Ã?douard Louis was raped and almost murdered by a man he had just met. This act of violence left Louis shattered; its aftermath made him a stranger to himself and sent him back to the village, the family, and the past he had sworn to leave behind.

      A bestseller in France,History of Violence is a short nonfiction novel in the tradition of Truman Capote’sIn Cold Blood, but with the victim as its subject. Moving seamlessly and hypnotically between past and present, between Louis’s voice and the voice of an imagined narrator,History of Violencehas the exactness of a police report and the searching, unflinching curiosity of memoir at its best. It records not only the casual racism and homophobia of French society but also their subtle effects on lovers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. It represents a great step forward for a young writer whose acuity, skill, and depth are unmatched by any novelist of his generation, in French or English.

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      �douard Louisis the author of the international bestsellers The End of Eddy andHistory of Violence, and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. Compared to Jean Genet byThe Paris Review, his work deals with sexuality, class, and violence. Louis was born Eddy Bellegeule in the working-class village of Hallencourt in northern France, and he attended the �cole Normale Supérieure and the �cole des Hautes �tudes en Sciences Sociales.

      Lorin Stein is a critic, translator, and former editor ofThe Paris Review.

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      Awards
      Lambda Literary Award - Nominee 2019, Short-listed
      Boston Globe Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Reviews

      "In this moving autobiographical novel . . . Louis's visceral story captures the overwhelming emotional impact and complicated shame of surviving sexual assault." —Publishers Weekly

      "A sobering tale of crime and the exhausting search for justice in its aftermath . . . slender but altogether powerful, unsparing in detail and not without sympathy for the people who are caught up in it, the reader included." —Kirkus Reviews

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    Series: Kingston Cycle
    Witchmark C. L. Polk Canada
    9781250162687 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: June 19, 2018 Print Run: 25000
    $18.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0.72 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 22 Canadian Rights: Y Tor.com
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      A Finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Novel, the Locus Award for Best First Novel, the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, andthe 2019 Lammy Award for best LGBTQ SF/F/Horror!

      One of the best books of 2018, according to NPR,Publishers Weekly,BuzzFeed, theChicago Review, BookPage, and the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog.

      C. L. Polk arrives on the scene withWitchmark, a stunning, addictive fantasy that combines intrigue, magic, betrayal, and romance. TheNew York Times calls it “thoroughly charming and deftly paced... an accomplished and enjoyable debut.”

      In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own.

      Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldn’t leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles can’t hide what he truly is.

      When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles’ healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patient’s murder. To find the truth he’ll need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man he’s ever seen.

      Bio
      C. L. POLK wrote her first story in grade school and still hasn't learned any better. After spending years in strange occupations and wandering western Canada, she settled in southern Alberta with her rescue dog Otis. C. L. has had short stories published in Baen's UNIVERSE and contributes to the web serial Shadow Unit.
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      Awards
      Lambda Literary Award - Nominee 2019, Short-listed
      Nebula Awards - Nominee 2018, Short-listed
      Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
      Locus Awards - Nominee 2019, Short-listed
      World Fantasy Award - Finalist 2019, Short-listed
      Reviews

      "Thoroughly charming and deftly paced." —The New York Times

      "C.L. Polk'sWitchmark is a delightfully compulsive read. With an intriguing alternate world of magic and modernity and the costs of both, and an endearing protagonist in Dr. Miles Singer — more, please!" —Carrie Vaughn

      "Enthralling, fast-paced, and romantic,Witchmark unveils a fascinating world. Polk writes with assured ease. I can't wait for her next book!" —Elizabeth Hoyt

      "A crackler, with layers like a nesting doll and just as delightful to discover.Witchmark is a can't-miss debut that will enchant readers." —Booklist Starred Review

      "Polk's stellar debut... blends taut mystery, exciting political intrigue, and inventive fantasy... Polk is a writer to watch." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

      "The world of this new series feel rich and familiar, yet wholly unique. The atmosphere is perfect for this tale of dangerous magic, lost souls and lonely hearts." —RT Book Reviews

      "The subtle ways Polk builds her characters, reveals the systems under which they live and unwinds a complicated, twisting plot with both personal and political implications are testaments to her skill as a storyteller." —Shelf Awareness

      "This book has romance, mystery, witch battles, and bicycle chases." —Elizabeth Bear

      "Glowing with expertly handled magic, in a deeply-layered alternate world, Polk's Witchmark is a serious mystery and a steaming romance. I'm enchanted." —Fran Wilde

      "Witchmark is a brilliant read, full of atmosphere and thrills, likable characters, and more than a bit of romance. It is a remarkable debut!" —Los Angeles Public Library

      "If you need a fun queer period adventure romance, you'll want to add this to your TBR pile." —Aliette de Bodard

      "Witchmark is an exciting, accomplished and wonderfully written debut. C.L. Polk has created a world which, while recognisable, is nonetheless wholly original — the perfect setting for a fast-paced, complex and wonderfully characterised story." —Foz Meadows

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    Hide Matthew Griffin
    9781632863409 Paperback FICTION / LGBT On Sale Date: June 12, 2018 Print Run: 20000
    $24.00 CAD 5.89 x 9.13 x 0.84 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      An ALA Stonewall Honor book and a finalist for the Lambda Literary and Publishing Triangle awards,Hideis a tender, aching story of a hidden life in the recent history of gay love in America.

      *The hardcover was an ABA Indies Introduce Pick, an Indie Next List Selection, and an
      Amazon Best Book of the Month.*

      Wendell and Frank meet at the end of World War II, when Frank returns home to their North Carolina town. Soon he's loitering around Wendell's taxidermy shop, and the two come to understand their connection as love-a love that, in this time and place, can hold real danger. Cutting nearly all ties with the rest of the world, they make a home for themselves on the outskirts of town, a string of beloved dogs for company. Wendell cooks, Frank cares for the yard, and together they enjoy the vicarious drama of courtroom TV.

      But when Wendell finds Frank lying outside among their tomatoes at the age of eighty-three, he feels a new threat to their careful self-reliance. As Frank's physical strength and his memory deteriorate, the two of them must fully confront the sacrifices they've made for each other-and the impending loss of the life they've built.

      Raw, gently funny, and gorgeously rendered,Hide is a love story of rare power.

      Bio
      Matthew Griffinis a graduate of Wake Forest University and the Iowa Writers'Workshop. He was born and raised in North Carolina and currently lives with his partner in Louisiana, where he is a visiting professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. This is his first novel.
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      Awards
      Reviews

      "Graceful . . . A portrait of a particularly repressive period in gay history." -The New York Times Book Review

      "Extraordinary . . . [A] beautifully down-to-earth love letter." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

      "Hide can't be reduced to a social-justice tale, or one of love between gay men. It's a story about the kind of love that endures beyond youth, strength and memory. It's about the preciousness of the lives couples build together and the heartbreak of losing them." -Chapter 16.org/Knoxville News-Sentinel

      "Something like a small miracle: a bittersweet portrait of love in the shadows." - starred review,Booklist

      "Tender, restrained,Hideis the freshly imagined story of a gay male couple who decide to give up the world -- friends, family, career -- in order to live out their forbidden love in the decades before gay liberation. This is a great love story." - Edmund White, author of OUR YOUNG MAN

      "Full of joy and tenderness and awe . . . Griffin's lush prose lends an aura of a dream." -The Rumpus

      "A masterful novel. Every page aches with life." - Gail Godwin, author of FLORA

      "Brilliantly assured . . . poignant . . . beautiful . . .Hideis dark and deep—almost the proverbial assured debut. I finished it in tears, impatient to see the development of such a talented writer." -The Sunday Telegraph

      "Griffin fills his story with prickly humor and wit . . .Hideis a book that breaks your heart." -BookPage

      "Sumptuous . . . Matthew Griffin has crafted his characters through the eyes of a long-enduring love, one that encompasses joy and bitterness, hope and heartache . . . A novel robust with flavor and brimming with passion." -Shelf Awareness

      "Some love, pressurized by time, and isolation, and prejudice, turns hard, gem-like, buried in protective rock. InHide, Matthew Griffin has used his considerable talents to cut into and polish the gemstone, allowing us a glimpse at a remarkable love, a costly love, meanly sparkling and precious." - Justin Torres, author of WE THE ANIMALS

      "Emotionally wrenching . . . Simply beautiful." -Lambda Literary

      "Readers will want to hear more from Griffin." -Kirkus Reviews

      "Hide is the best debut I've read in years. Not only is it beautifully written, full of humor and heart, but it's that rare literary beast: a serious novel that's a joy to read. Matthew Griffin is an important and welcome new voice of his generation." - John McNally, author of AFTER THE WORKSHOP

      "Griffin creates a fascinating and raw journey for Frank and Wendell, championing the love between two people, regardless of the lack of support from the outside world. Deeply touching and thought provoking." -The Scotland Herald

      "A searing portrait of love and alienation in old age." -Next Magazine

      "Tough but compassionate and beautifully observed, Matthew Griffin's debut novel is a moving story about the persistence of love." - Maggie Shipstead, author of ASTONISH ME

      "Forceful . . . A compassionate portrait of a lifelong love that will linger with readers." -Publishers Weekly

      "This is the rare thing: an important, funny, beautifully observed novel about love. A great debut." - Stuart Nadler, author of WISE MEN

      "[Hide] vividly renders both the challenges that confronted the closeted men and women of the past and the tragic realities facing those same people, the elderly and infirm of today. It’s a powerful and affecting debut." -Edge Media Network

      "ReadingHide, I kept saying to myself, 'At last!': a novel that follows the trajectory of a marriage (in fact if not in name) between two men over the course of decades, and does so with grit, humor, and compassion.Hide is a welcome and important work." - David Leavitt, author of THE TWO HOTEL FRANCFORTS

      "Poignant . . . remarkable . . . Deeply touching and thought provoking." -The Irish Examiner

      "Both beautiful and painful,Hide is a wonderful first novel. Full of humor and tragedy, the book reveals the sacrifices that people are often willing to make to keep their love, even if they must hide it from the world." -Gay and Lesbian Review

      "Stunning . . . What a bookHideis. Each chapter holds a thousand tiny truths, not just what it is to be in a relationship, or to be gay, but what it is to simply negotiate life. Masterfully written, it manages to be subtle and heartfelt, but also wrought and visceral. Undoubtedly one of the novels of the year, this is a book that demands to be endlessly read, gifted, and read again. Spread the word." -Gay Community News

      "Extraordinary . . . A tender and beautiful love story . . .Hideis like finding a faded vintage photograph of two men in love and then unearthing the story of how they came to find each other, and at what cost." -Boyz Magazine

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    9781492622192 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age Age (years) from 14 - 17 On Sale Date: June 05, 2018
    $15.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.98 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 27 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Fire
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      Description

      One summer will challenge everything the Garrett sisters thought they knew about themselves—and each other in this captivating new novel by Jessica Spotswood.

      As the oldest, Des shoulders a lot of responsibility for her family and their independent bookstore. Except it's hard to dream big when she's so busy taking care of everyone else.

      Vi has a crush on the girl next door. It makes her happy and nervous, but Cece has a boyfriend...so it's not like her feelings could ever be reciprocated, right?

      Kat lands the lead in the community theater's summer play, but the drama spills offstage when her ex and his new girlfriend are cast too. Can she get revenge by staging a new romance of her own?

      Bea and her boyfriend are heading off to college together in the fall, just like they planned when they started dating. But Bea isn't sure she wants the same thingsas when she was thirteen...

      Told through four alternating points of view, readers will laugh, cry, and fall in love alongside the Garrett girls.

      Bio
      Jessica Spotswood lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and works as a children's library associate. Her novel Wild Swans was chosen for ALA's 2017 Amelia Bloomer List. Visit jessicaspotswood.com.
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