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    9781773632377 Paperback FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal Publication Date:October 15, 2020
    $21.00 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.25 in | 0.25 kg | 186 pages Carton Quantity:50 Canadian Rights: Y Roseway Publishing
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      A vexatious shapeshifter walks among humans. Shadowy beasts skulk at the edges of the woods. A ghostly apparition haunts a lonely stretch of highway. Spirits and legends rise and join together to protect the north.

      Land-Water-Sky/Ndè-Ti-Yat’a is the debut novel from Dene author Katlià. Set in Canada’s far north, this layered composite novel traverses space and time, from a community being stalked by a dark presence, a group of teenagers out for a dangerous joyride, to an archeological site on a mysterious island that holds a powerful secret.

      Riveting, subtle, and unforgettable, Katlià gives us a unique perspective into what the world might look like today if Indigenous legends walked amongst us, disguised as humans, and ensures that the spiritual significance and teachings behind the stories of Indigenous legends are respected and honored.

      We acknowledge the support of Arts Nova Scotia.


      Katlià is a Dene woman from the Northwest Territories. Previously serving as a Councillor for her First Nation, Yellowknives Dene, she is an activist, poet and columnist and law student in Indigeous Legal Orders. Katlià writes about Indigenous injustices with a focus on the north. Land-Water-Sky is Katlià’s first fictional novel.

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      “This book brought a lot of memory for me when Elders used to tell stories sitting around and visiting my parents and telling stories about nahgaa. The story was so descriptive the way the Elders told stories. I related to all the events of the story because its very similar to the stories I’ve heard. Mahsi Cho for keeping our stories alive.”

      “In the era of pre-contact, ancient stories were deeply engrained in the landscape from which it derives from. They inspire traditional storytellers to pass onto current times, a frame to support today’s tellings and in this writing, it’s an extension too snippets of stories heard, the collisions of changing times of life in the raw, taking many forms of intrigue, an ongoing tradition, a shapeshifting.”

      Katlia has created a masterpiece that brilliantly weaves intriguing characters, history, culture, love for the land, water and sky into a riveting and magnificent read.

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    Lana's War A Novel Anita Abriel
    9781982147679 Paperback FICTION / Historical Publication Date:January 12, 2021
    $23.00 CAD 134.94 x 209.55 x 20.32 mm | 0.56 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Atria Books
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      From the author of the “fast-paced, heartbreaking, and hopeful” (Kristin Harmel, author of The Room on Rue Amélie) The Light After the War, a riveting and heartfelt story of a young woman recruited to be a spy for the resistance on the French Riviera during World War II.

      Paris 1943: Lana Antanova is on her way to see her husband with the thrilling news that she is pregnant. But when she arrives at the convent where he teaches music, she’s horrified to see Gestapo officers execute him for hiding a Jewish girl in the piano.

      A few months later, grieving both her husband and her lost pregnancy, Lana is shocked when she’s approached to join the resistance on the French Riviera. As the daughter of a Russian countess, Lana has the perfect background to infiltrate the émigré community of Russian aristocrats who socialize with German officers, including the man who killed her husband.

      Lana’s cover story makes her the mistress of Guy Pascal, a wealthy Swiss industrialist and fellow resistance member, in whose villa in Cap Ferrat she lives. Together, they gather information on upcoming raids and help members of the Jewish community escape. Consumed by her work, she doesn’t expect to become attached to a young Jewish girl or wonder about the secrets held by the man whose house she shares. And as the Nazis’ deadly efforts intensify, her intention to protect those around her may put them all at risk instead.

      With Anita Abriel’s “heartfelt and memorable” (Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author) storytelling, Lana’s War is a sweeping and suspenseful tale of survival and second chances during some of the darkest days of history.
      Anita Abriel was born in Sydney, Australia. She received a BA in English literature with a minor in creative writing from Bard College. She is author of The Light After the War and Lana’s War. She lives in California with her family.
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      “In Lana's War, Anita Abriel puts the reader on the French Riviera during World War II, in a time and a place where the barbed wire fences and marching boots of the Nazis are terrifying, even as the sweep of Mediterranean views and bursts of bright bougainvillea are intoxicating. Lana is a heroine to root for, and her story of loss and love is inspiring and life-affirming. I was completely engrossed in this lush, transportive novel.”
      —Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author of The Queen's Fortune
      “Suspenseful. . . . Abriel’s fast-paced revenge story will please fans of WWII fiction.”
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      "Filled with danger and romance, Lana's War is the story of a courageous woman waging her own battle against the Nazis while defending her loyalty to a Jewish girl she meets in Nice. Anita Abriel’s tender, yet fast paced novel deftly juxtaposes the beauty and opulence of the French Rivera against the atrocities of WWII. Cinematic in scope, this novel will keep readers turning pages with twists and turns that lead to an unforgettable ending.“
      —Renee Rosen, bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer
      "A story of one woman's courage and resilience in a time of great darkness, Lana's War glitters as brightly as a Riviera gem. Perfect for fans of wartime historical fiction!"
      —Stephanie Marie Thornton, USA Today bestselling author of And They Called It Camelot
      "What you would do to help others during a time of war? Would you risk all to save vulnerables who can’t save themselves? Lana’s answer in Anita Abriel’s Lana’s War takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the glamorous world of the French Riviera, a milieu stressed by war, fear and longing. Romantic and exciting, Lana’s War will hook you from the start."
      Jennie Fields, author of Atomic Love
      "Romance and danger blend with extravagant dinner parties in this historical drama." Booklist
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    2034 A Novel of the Next World War Elliot Ackerman, Admiral James Stavridis USN
    9781984881250 Hardcover FICTION / Political On Sale Date:March 09, 2021
    $36.00 CAD 6.23 x 9.27 x 1.06 in | 1.14 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Press
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      From two former military officers and award-winning authors, a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034—and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration.

      On March 12, 2034, US Navy Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones, conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol in the South China Sea when her ship detects an unflagged trawler in clear distress, smoke billowing from its bridge. On that same day, US Marine aviator Major Chris “Wedge” Mitchell is flying an F35E Lightning over the Strait of Hormuz, testing a new stealth technology as he flirts with Iranian airspace. By the end of that day, Wedge will be an Iranian prisoner, and Sarah Hunt’s destroyer will lie at the bottom of the sea, sunk by the Chinese Navy. Iran and China have clearly coordinated their moves, which involve the use of powerful new forms of cyber weaponry that render US ships and planes defenseless. In a single day, America’s faith in its military’s strategic pre-eminence is in tatters. A new, terrifying era is at hand.

      So begins a disturbingly plausible work of speculative fiction, co-authored by an award-winning novelist and decorated Marine veteran and the former commander of NATO, a legendary admiral who has spent much of his career strategically outmaneuvering America’s most tenacious adversaries. Written with a powerful blend of geopolitical sophistication and human empathy, 2034 takes us inside the minds of a global cast of characters—Americans, Chinese, Iranians, Russians, Indians—as a series of arrogant miscalculations on all sides leads the world into an intensifying international storm. In the end, China and the United States will have paid a staggering cost, one that forever alters the global balance of power.

      Everything in 2034 is an imaginative extrapolation from present-day facts on the ground combined with the authors’ years working at the highest and most classified levels of national security. Sometimes it takes a brilliant work of fiction to illuminate the most dire of warnings: 2034 is all too close at hand, and this cautionary tale presents the reader a dark yet possible future that we must do all we can to avoid.
      Admiral Jim Stavridis, USN (Ret.) spent more than thirty years in the US Navy, rising to the rank of four-star admiral. He was Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and previously commanded US Southern Command, overseeing military operations through Latin America. At sea, he commanded a Navy destroyer, a destroyer squadron, and an aircraft carrier battle group in combat. He holds a PhD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he recently served five years as dean. He received 50 medals in the course of his military career, including 28 from foreign nations. He has published nine previous books, including Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans and Sailing True North: Ten Admirals and the Voyage of Character.

      Elliot Ackerman is the author of the novels Red Dress In Black and White, Waiting for Eden, Dark at the Crossing, and Green on Blue, as well as the memoir Places and Names: On War, Revolution and Returning. His books have been nominated for the National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. He is both a former White House Fellow and Marine, and served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star for Valor, and the Purple Heart.
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        Author Social Media: Twitter @stavridisj, 46.3k followers, @elliotackerman 4.3k; Instagram @elliot.ackerman 1.2k followers
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      “It is hard to write in great detail about what ensues in this novel without giving away the drama of its denouement. Suffice it to say that there is conflict and catastrophe on a large scale, and it unfolds, as major conflicts tend to, with surprising twists and turns…The strengths of the novel are anything but incidental to the background of one of its authors, Adm. Stavridis, a former destroyer and carrier strike group commander who retired from the Navy in 2013 as NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe…. Adm. Stavridis not only understands how naval fleets work; he has clearly given a great deal of thought to America’s biggest strategic risks, and at the top of the list is war with China, which, as this book seems designed to point out, could occur quite by accident and at almost any time…One of the messages of this book is that war is utterly unpredictable and that opportunist adversaries of the U.S. are likely to play important roles in any widening confrontation…2034 is nonetheless full of warnings. Foremost is that war with China would be folly, with no foreseeable outcome and disaster for all. This is not a pessimistic book about America’s potential, but the picture of the world it paints before the central conflict will be a difficult one for many to accept, albeit one well supported by facts.” —Wall Street Journal

      “An unnerving and fascinating tale of a future…The book serves as a cautionary tale to our leaders and national security officials, while also speaking to a modern truth about arrogance and our lack of strategic foresight…The novel is an enjoyable and swiftly paced but important read.” The Hill

      “This crisply written and well-paced book reads like an all-caps warning for a world shackled to the machines we carry in our pockets and place on our laps, while only vaguely understanding how the information stored in and shared by those devices can be exploited. …In 2034, it’s as if Ackerman and Stavridis want to grab us by our lapels, give us a slap or two, and scream: Pay attention! George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-four: A Novel was published 35 years before 1984. Ackerman’s and Stavridis’s book takes place in the not-so-distant future when today’s high school military recruits will just be turning 30.” The Washington Post

      “If you’re looking for a compelling beach read this summer, I recommend the novel 2034.” —Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times

      “Utterly engrossing… [2034] is incredibly well-written, deeply thought-provoking, and it makes for uncomfortable and sober reading—in the best of ways……. There is also an unexpected emotional rawness to the characters. This, in hindsight, should not come as a surprise. Elliot Ackerman is one of the finest writers to come out of this generation of military veterans and officers…The pairing of Mr. Ackerman and Adm. Stavridis is inspired. Both have military backgrounds as officers, both are accomplished writers in their own right, and both complement each other exceptionally well and have produced a fantastic work of fiction….This is a book that sets the pulse as well as the mind racing but doesn’t let the reader off with a cheap or easy thrill. It is sobering and chilling.” —Joshua Huminski, Diplomatic Courier
       “Consider this another vaccine against disaster. Fortunately, this dose won’t cause a temporary fever—and it happens to be a rippingly good read. Turns out that even cautionary tales can be exciting, when the future we’re most excited about is the one where they never come true.” —Wired

      “A frightening look at how a major-power showdown might race out of control…. This compelling thriller should be required reading for our national leaders and translated into Mandarin.” —Kirkus (starred)

      “Those seeking a realistic look at how a future world war might play out will be rewarded.” Publishers Weekly

      “Chilling yet compulsively readable work of speculative fiction…Ackerman and Stavridis have created a brilliantly executed geopolitical tale that is impossible to put down and that serves as a dire, all-too-plausible warning that recent events could have catastrophic consequences.”—Booklist, starred review

      “War with China is the most dangerous scenario facing us and the world. Absent a strategic method to manage our differences, Jim Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman’s chilling novel presents a realistic series of miscalculations leading to the worst consequences. A sobering, cautionary tale for our time.” —Jim Mattis, General, U.S. Marines (Ret.) and 26th Secretary of Defense

      “A brilliant thriller! Masterfully plotted and elegantly written, 2034 is a literary tour-de-force. Let’s just hope none of it comes true.” —Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Near Dark

      “A real page-turner, 2034 is a novel about a conflict we hope never happens. Drawing on their deep operational and diplomatic backgrounds, Admiral Stavridis and Elliot Ackerman have conjured a nightmare we desperately need to avoid. The novel is a cautionary tale for our times, and a reminder how quickly events can spin out of control—even before 2034.” —Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense 2006-2011

      “I could not stop reading 2034. With sharply drawn, vibrant characters caught in an all too plausible future conflict, the novel left me fascinated, moved, thrilled and, ultimately, haunted.” —Phil Klay, author of Missionaries

      2034 is an exciting, interesting, and informative novel about a hypothetical future war with China that is largely determined by actual decisions already made. It describes in detail how a single technological leap forward by an adversary, in this case China, could destroy our ability to communicate, resulting in a blind, hapless military. It also demonstrates how today’s military policies will leave a future United States without adequate resources to wage a high intensity conventional war and be forced to resort to a first strike nuclear response and its horrific consequences. Anyone who is concerned about where today’s military technology decisions are taking us should read this book.” —Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn and Deep River
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    Series: When in Rome
    Hopeless Romantic A Beautifully Written and Entertaining Romantic Comedy Marina Adair
    9781496727671 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:January 26, 2021
    $21.95 CAD 5.48 x 8.19 x 0.78 in | 0.64 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      “Adair just keeps getting better!”
      —Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
      “Lighthearted and humorous…a sweet, satisfying romance.”
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      A Goodreads Most Anticipated Romance of January
      An Amazon Book Review Highly Anticipated Romantic Comedy & Best of the Month Selection
      An Apple Books Best of the Month Selection

      A funny and delightful story from the New York Times bestselling author of the St. Helena Vineyard series that fans of Avery Flynn, Kristan Higgins, and Helena Hunting will love.

      Set against the breezy backdrop of coastal Rhode Island, bestselling author Marina Adair’s latest novel asks whether two of a small town’s biggest hearts can learn to put themselves first—in the name of love…
      As caregiver for her autistic brother, Beckett Hayes knows how meaningful a little extra help can be when life happens. Which is why she runs Consider It Done, a personal concierge service in her small town. Her job also gives her the flexibility to follow her passion, being Rome, Rhode Island’s unofficial special needs advocate, training emotional support companions in her spare time. There’s not much of that, though, and certainly not enough for serious dating. It’s always been family first for Beck. But one unquestionably gorgeous, good-natured man is suddenly a temptation that’s getting tougher to resist…
      Sixteen years ago, Levi Rhodes was ready to sail off into the sunset—literally. But then his father’s death and his sister’s unexpected pregnancy postponed his sailing scholarship and the adventures he had planned. Running the family marina and bar was the least he could do for his grieving mother. Plus, his niece needed a father-figure. But now that she’s in high school and has her bio-dad in her life, Levi’s wondering if it’s time to get his sea legs under him again. Or he was wondering, until curvy, caring Beck showed up in his bar, and then in his dreams…
      Charming…Sweet and sensitive, Hopeless Romantic is a funny romance that gently manages heavy issues.” – Shelf Awareness

      A portion of royalties to benefit The Organization for Autism Research.

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      “Small town sweetness, endearing characters and a unique quirky flair."
      —Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author
      “Marina Adair is a breath of fresh air…. Don’t miss a word from this magnificent author!”
      —New York Times bestselling author Darynda Jones

      Story Locale: Fictional town of Rome, Rhode Island
      Marina Adair may have been raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but with a southern father and a live-in granny, growing up was closer to the Clampetts than the Cleavers. Marina graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Film Studies and is working toward a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. A member of The Romance Writers of America, she currently resides in the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains with her husband, daughter, three kitties, eleven chickens, and the occasional wild turkey.

      Author Residence: Northern California
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      Praise for Hopeless Romantic

      “Complex family relationships ground Adair’s second When in Rome romance (after RomeAntically Challenged), which manages to be lighthearted and humorous without sacrificing depth of feeling…Adair masterfully balances their cute developing relationship with their stressful professional and personal lives. The result is a sweet, satisfying romance.”
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      Three Men and a Baby meets Regarding Henry in this charming romance from Marina Adair…Sweet and sensitive, Hopeless Romantic is a funny romance that gently manages heavy issues…In this charming, quirky romance, two people who have spent their lives caring for their families finally try to find love for themselves.”
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      “Marina Adair is a breath of fresh air. Her delicious characters come alive on the page to steal our hearts and warm our souls, and her stories are the stuff we dream about when we close our eyes at night. Don’t miss a word from this magnificent author!”
      Darynda Jones, New York Times Bestselling Author

      “With a beautifully layered plot, a unique cast of characters, laughter, and tears, ROMeANTICALLY CHALLENGED is sure to touch your heart. Marina Adair just keeps getting better!”
      —Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

      “I can always count on Marina Adair for emotional stories that deliver all the feels!”
      —Jennifer Probst, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
      “Marina Adair’s books always make me sigh with happiness. She writes warm, funny, wonderful stories about lovable characters in genuine situations. I can’t wait for every new release!”
      —RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author
      “If you’re looking for a sweet, sexy, captivating romance, you can’t go wrong with Marina Adair!”
      —Melissa Foster, New York Times bestselling author
      “Marina Adair delivers a heartfelt, emotionally packed story every single time.”
      —Carolyn Brown, New York Times Bestselling author
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    9781984806130 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:October 27, 2020
    $22.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 1 in | 0.65 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:24 Berkley
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      A hacktavist and a cat cafe owner have love written into their future in this new novel in The Bromance Book Club series.

      Alexis Carlisle and her cat cafe have shot to fame after she came forward as the vicitm of sexual harrassment at the hands of a celebrity chef. ToeBeans has become a Nashville hotspot for the curious, the furious, and the grateful. Women regularly come in to share their stories with her and thank her for coming forward. So when a young woman becomes a quiet regular at her cafe, Alexis assumes she’s just working up the courage to approach her about her own experience. The last thing Alexis expects is for the woman to blurt out that they’re sisters.

      Known around Nashville as the hacker to the stars, Noah Parsons has built impenetrable servers for some of country music’s most famous faces. But after using his old hacking skills to help the Bromance Book Club bring down Royce Preston, he’s itching to get back to using his gifts for the greater good. When Alexis asks him to help investigate a girl’s claims that she and Alexis are sisters, he doesn’t hesitate.

      But while invesigating together, the greatest secret Alexis and Noah uncover is that they have feelings for each other…

      Story Locale: Nashville, TN

      Series Overview: The Bromance Book Club, made up of the movers and shakers of Nashville, find love with the help of romance novels.
      After a nearly 20-year career as a journalist, Lyssa Kay Adams’s dreams of writing and publishing her own HEAs came true in 2015 with the release of her first novel. Today, she writes full-time from her home in Michigan with a pesky, fluffy K9 assistant named Domino who spends most of his day snoring on her desk (that is, when he’s not burying things around the house).

      Author Residence: Lansing, MI
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      An Indie Next and LibraryReads Pick

      The Bromance Book Club is a gloriously tongue-in-cheek celebration of all the things that make romance so entertaining. ”—Entertainment Weekly  

      “Adams’s words help you believe that the right people find the right people.”—Shondaland

      “Blending comedy, romance and social commentary, Undercover Bromance is an adorable, ambitious success for a rising star in the genre.”—Book Page (starred review)

      “Adams’s latest combines humorous elements that balance the heavier themes of workplace harassment, resulting in a fast-paced romance that offers both laughs and greater social relevance.”—Library Journal

      “Adams weaves in humor, complex emotions, and excerpts from the motivational story itself to create a satisfying courtship. A strong supporting cast, including Gavin’s book clubmates and his tiny, adorable twin daughters, helps flesh out the Legends community.”—Publishers Weekly

      “A fun, sexy, and heartfelt love story that’s equal parts romance and bromance.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “Readers will look forward to more books in the Bromance Book Club series after this promising start.”—Booklist
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    Little Wishes A Novel Michelle Adams
    9780063019560 Hardcover FICTION / Romance Publication Date:November 17, 2020
    $33.50 CAD 5.5 x 7.38 x 1.25 in | 14.98 oz | 400 pages Carton Quantity:36 William Morrow
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      "A story of love long postponed but never forgotten, Little Wishes is a tale to be treasured. Michelle's Adam's lovely, luminous writing is a beacon that draws readers closer and brings them home to the lasting truths about life and love." —Marie Bostwick, New York Times bestselling author of The Restoration of Celia Fairchild

      For anyone who loves One Day in December and Me Before You, a sweeping love story, written with tenderness, warmth, and a generosity of spirit, about first love and second chances, a lifelong dream and finding the courage to follow your heart.

      On her favorite day of the year, Elizabeth Davenport awakens in her cottage on the wild and windy Cornish coast, opens her front door, and discovers a precious gift: the small blue crocus and a note that begins I Wish . . . The notes are never signed, but she knows they’ve been left by her first and truest love, Tom Hale. Each of these precious missives convey a simple wish for something they had missed, and the life they might have shared, if circumstances hadn't forced them apart all those years ago. She has kept them all.

      But on this day, what should have been the fiftieth anniversary of their falling in love, the gift fails to arrive. Could something have happened to Tom? Elizabeth has always been plagued by thoughts of “what if?” Propelled by worry and decades of pent up longing, Elizabeth packs a little suitcase, leaves Porthsennenon, and journeys to London . . . to find the love of her life once again.

      Finding him, Elizabeth is faced with the desperate knowledge that any time they might have now is running out. Never before had she thought that she might truly lose time—forever. And now, knowing that life is too short, Elizabeth vows to fulfill as many of Tom’s wishes as she can. Yet she fears that her efforts may expose the shameful secret that, until now, has kept them apart.

      Can she continue to hide the truth, or will she have the courage to reveal herself completely and finally make their dreams come true—before it’s too late?

      Michelle Adams grew up in the UK and now lives in Cyprus with her husband, step-children, and young daughter. She is also the author of two psychological suspense novels My Sister and Between the Lines.
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      "A story of love long postponed but never forgotten, Little Wishes is a tale to be treasured. Michelle's Adam's lovely, luminous writing is a beacon that draws readers closer and brings them home to the lasting truths about life and love."
      "This bittersweet story of a first love that lasted a lifetime transported me to the wild and beautiful Cornish coast. The tangled web of secrets and lies keeps the pages turning, while the poignancy of Tom and Elizabeth’s story will tug at your heartstrings."
      "Little Wishes is a stunningly-written journey of love and loss. A brilliant concept, a glorious setting, and a cast of characters you can’t help rally around. So many beautiful descriptions. So many moving moments. So many dabs of my eyes with a tissue. I absolutely adored it."
      "Prepare to cry your heart out (in a good way), because Little Wishes by Michelle Adams is right up there with The Notebook in terms of being a five hankie read."
      “This is a book that is for anyone who’s looking for a sweet missed/second chance romance contemporary, but just be sure to have tissues with you when you read this one!”
      “Michelle Adams crafted an incredibly poignant novel in Little Wishes, one sure to stick with the reader long after the final words are read.”
      “A story full of love and betrayal set over 50 years will touch your soul and heart…It shows how powerful first love is and you really feel for these characters as you read the novel. Have Kleenex ready.”
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    9780316450812 Hardcover FICTION / Short Stories On Sale Date:February 16, 2021
    $33.00 CAD 5.75 x 8.5 x 0.88 in | 0.78 lb | 240 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown and Company
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      A fearless, darkly playful debut exploring the many impossible choices that accompany 21st century femaleness.

      What is the right way to handle an abusive partner? An unexpected pregnancy? A toxic friendship? Chronic unemployment? Gender dysphoria? A family member going to war? A disability? Anger? Loneliness?

      Finding themselves in disempowering, frightening, or otherwise unendurable circumstances, the girls, women, and non-binary characters in Maria Adelmann's stories look for ways to free themselves into new lives or, at the very least, new states of feeling. Sometimes they do this by hurting someone else or getting hurt; sometimes by submitting, other times by mounting a rebellion. With a special talent for pressing the sharp up against the tender, Adelmann explores the many pathways through the titular condition.

      Ranging in style from the magical to the terrifying to the calm tones of a self-help manual, Girls of a Certain Age captures the spectrum of strategies we apply to the pain of life, strategies that we persist in pretending might actually work.
      Maria Adelmann’s work has been published by Tin House, n+1, The Threepenny Review, Indiana Review, Epoch, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and others. She has received fellowships from Cornell University and The University of Virginia, where she earned her BA and MFA respectively. Maria has had quite a few jobs (visual merchandiser, instructor, hotel reviewer) in quite a few cities (New York, Baltimore, Copenhagen) and once on a ship. She enjoys learning new crafts and letting personal projects take over her life. You can visit her online at or on Twitter and Instagram @ink176.
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      “Maria Adelmann renders the experience of young womanhood so viscerally that I felt I was perched somewhere within her narrators’ brains as I read. The subject matter is often dark, and Adelmann grapples with that darkness fully and beautifully, yet these stories are also bursting with wit and whimsy. Adelmann can tease out both the anguish and perverse humor of a situation in a single dazzling sentence. This collection feels like its own singular world, and I loved being inside of it.”
      Alexis Schaitkin, author of SAINT X

      "Adelmann doesn't create rules for the women in her stories, no matter their age. She lets them run rampant, their messiness on full display. Harsh and tender, Adelmann's collection is both an unblinking testament to modern womanhood and a fearless debut."
      Jean Kyoung Frazier, author of PIZZA GIRL
      “Bewilderment runs like a ribbon through these stories, locating the surreal in the mundane and tethering fantastical elements to earthly pain. Page after page, I wondered what unexpected truth Adelmann would reveal next. As I watched her characters struggle for answers, I found myself newly uncertain of the certainties I hold most dear. By the end, I felt like the protagonist in one of her stories—hanging upside down in a tree, shaken out, and rearranged.”
      Lulu Miller, author of WHY FISH DON'T EXIST and co-host of Radiolab
      “What heart! What power! What wit! The young women in these funny, subversive, poignant stories are shaped by their contradictions and their desires, their fears and their surroundings, and their longing to break away. Through narratives as heartfelt as they are surprising, they search for connection, for a voice, and for purpose in the often-confounding world they move through, in bodies and situations that both betray and astound them. Maria Adelmann is a true storyteller.”
      Natalie Bakopoulos, author of SCORPIONFISH

      "Adelmann’s stories feel like intimate secrets whispered in the ear, populated by characters who are occasionally hard to watch but impossible to turn away from. At turns dark, witty, and strange, Girls of a Certain Age is a startling debut from a writer of astonishing talent and vision."

      Jung Yun, author of SHELTER
      “It’s hard to capture the line a young woman must walk when trying to make sense of belonging. But Maria Adelmann skillfully handles the insecurity of female youth in her collection of stories.”
      “The stories linger, clearly illuminated by their artistry, honesty, and pervasive courage. A strong debut from a writer who probes the inner lives of her female subjects with both purpose and humor.”
      “A dark and tender debut… deep and often terrifying aspects of womens' lives are beautifully portrayed in this collection of stories as Adelmann’s characters grapple with making sense of their world.”—BOOKLIST
      “With eyes wide open, Adelmann carefully observes and meticulously records what happens to these girls of a certain age, paying special attention to those too easily ignored, overlooked and dismissed.”
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    9781538718179 Paperback FICTION / Historical On Sale Date:January 19, 2021
    $22.99 CAD 5.45 x 8.05 x 1.2 in | 0.64 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Forever
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      Based on the true story behind a landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision, K.D. Alden's debut is a rich and moving story of one woman's courage and determination to get her child back when all odds are stacked against her.

      Virginia, 1927: All Ruth Ann Riley wants is a chance to have a family. But because she was poor and unwed when she became pregnant, she was sent to an institution and her child was given to another woman. Ruth Ann can't stand the thought of never seeing little Annabel's face again, never snuggling up to her warmth or watching her blue eyes crinkle with laughter. And now they want to take away her right to have any other babies? She is not going to let that happen.

      All the rich and fancy folks may call her feebleminded, but Ruth Ann is smarter than any of them have bargained for. Because no matter how high the odds are stacked against her, she is going to overcome the scandals in her past and get her child back. She just never expects her battle will go to the U.S. Supreme Court, or that she'd find unexpected friendships . . . and even the possibility of love along the way.

      K.D. Alden is the pseudonym of an award-winning author who has written more than twenty novels in various genres. She has been the recipient of the Maggie Award, the Book Buyer's Best Award and an RT Reviewer's Choice Award. A Mother's Promise is her first historical novel.

      K.D. is a graduate of Smith College, grew up in Austin, Texas, and resides in south Florida with her husband and two rescue greyhounds.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      "A Mother's Promise just became a new classic that all readers should have on their shelves."—Urban Book Reviews
      "A Mother's Promise is a powerful, heart-wrenching, ultimately uplifting novel about the bonds of family and one woman's courage in the face of adversity. K.D. Alden brings history to life with rich storytelling and deep emotion."—V.S. Alexander, author of The Magdalen Girls
      "A compelling read! This book will stay with you for a long time."—The Book Review Crew
      "An emotional read that will leave you thinking long afterward."—Homeschool on the Range
      "Haunting and beautifully written."—Let's Get Booked Away
      "An emotional, heartbreaking, masterfully woven tale by Alden that immerses you so thoroughly into the lives, feelings, and personalities of the characters you never want it to end."—What's Better Than Books?
      "Emotional and thought-provoking."—Just Reading Jess
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    The Night Piece Collected Short Fiction Andre Alexis Canada
    9780771006630 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:October 13, 2020
    $34.95 CAD 5.79 x 8.8 x 1.17 in | 1.09 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:12 McClelland & Stewart
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      A career-spanning collection of stories from the author of Fifteen Dogs, winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and Canada Reads.

      Vivid, profound, moving, and with moments of sly humour, the stories in The Night Piece reveal worlds both familiar and deeply strange. Drawing from Alexis’s acclaimed debut collection, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa, and the highly original Beauty and Sadness, and including previously uncollected stories, here is the surreal and brilliant short fiction of André Alexis—one of Canada’s most extraordinary writers.

      With an Afterword by Madeleine Thien
      André Alexis is the author of novels, short stories, and plays. His 2015 novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada Reads, and the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. In 2017, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for fiction. His internationally acclaimed debut, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. He is also the author of Days by Moonlight, which won the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Hidden Keys, Pastoral, Asylum, and Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa. Alexis lives in Toronto.

      Author Residence: Toronto, ON
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      “[A]s consistently entertaining as it is philosophically invigorating.” –Quill & Quire
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