September 2018 Fiction Releases

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    The Piranhas The Boy Bosses of Naples: A Novel Roberto Saviano, Antony Shugaar
    9780374230029 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: September 04, 2018 Print Run: 150000
    $35.00 CAD 6.42 x 9.15 x 1.34 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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      InGomorrah, aNew York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year, Roberto Saviano revealed a true, devastating portrait of Naples, Italy under the rule of the Camorra, a crime organization more powerful and violent than the Mafia. InThe Piranhas, the international bestselling author returns to his home city with a novel of gang warfare and a young man’s dark desire to rise to the top of Naples’s underworld.

      Nicolas Fiorillo is a brilliant and ambitious fifteen-year-old from the slums of Naples, eager to make his mark and to acquire power and the money that comes with it. With nine friends, he sets out to create a newparanza, or gang. Together they roam the streets on their motorscooters, learning how to break into the network of small-time hoodlums that controls drug-dealing and petty crime in the city. They learn to cheat and to steal, to shoot semiautomatic pistols and AK-47s. Slowly they begin to wrest control of the neighborhoods from enemy gangs while making alliances with failing old bosses. Nicolas’s strategic brilliance is prodigious, and his cohorts’ rapid rise and envelopment in the ensuing maelstrom of violence and death is riveting and impossible to turn away from. InThe Piranhas, Roberto Saviano imagines the lurid glamour of Nicolas’s story with all the vividness and insight that madeGomorraha worldwide sensation.

      “With the openhearted rashness that belongs to every true writer, Saviano returns to tell the story of the fierce and grieving heart of Naples.” —Elena Ferrante

      Bio

      Roberto Savianowas born in 1979 and studied philosophy at the University of Naples.Gomorrah, his first book, has won many awards, including the prestigious 2006 Viareggio Literary Award, and was adapted into a play, a film, and a television series.

      Antony Shugaar is a writer and translator. He is the author ofCoast to Coast andI Lie for a Living and the coauthor, with Gianni Guadalupi, ofDiscovering America andLatitude Zero.

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      Awards
      Financial Times Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed
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      "With the openhearted rashness that belongs to every true writer, Saviano returns to tell the story of the fierce and grieving heart of Naples." -Elena Ferrante
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    Titans Vol. 4: Titans Apart Dan Abnett, Paul Pelletier
    9781401284480 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes On Sale Date: September 25, 2018
    $22.99 CAD 6.65 x 10.19 x 0.23 in | 136 pages Carton Quantity: 52 DC Comics
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      When a series of mistakes by the Titans nearly leads to global catastrophe, the Justice League steps in to issue a directive—Titans no more! While Donna Troy is kept under observation in the Justice League’s watchtower to determine the link between Donna and her evil future self, Troia, the rest of the team is told to stand down and take a break.

      That doesn’t sit well with Arsenal, though. Seemingly abandoned by his friends, Roy Harper pushes himself right to the edge to track down the source of a dangerous new street drug…even teaming up with his deadly ex, Cheshire. But while Arsenal may be in over his head, his investigation reveals a worldwide threat that even the Justice League proves unable to stop!

      Now it falls to the Titans to save the world from destruction. And while they’re no longer a team, they are still a family…but will that be enough to unite them?

      Writer Dan Abnett (Aquaman) and the art team of Paul Pelletier (Justice League), Andrew Hennessy (Green Lantern) and Adriano Lucas (Cyborg) close the book on this chapter of the Titans! Collects Titans #19-22 and Annual #2.
      Bio
      Dan Abnett lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. After graduating from Oxford, he worked for a while as an editor of comics and children’s books before turning to writing full-time. In the dozen or so years since then, he has written for such a diverse range of characters—including Scooby-Doo, Thunderbirds, Conan the Barbarian, the X-Men, Johnny Bravo, Batman, Rupert the Bear, Doctor Who, Mr. Men, the Terminator and Postman Pat—that he is now clinically bewildered. He created the popular series Sinister Dexter, which he continues to write, along with other strips, for 2000 AD, and helped rejuvenate Resurrection Man for DC Comics.

      Author Residence: Maidstone, Kent, UK

      Author Hometown: Maidstone, Kent, UK
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        Marketing: ARC available November 2017

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        Promotion through DC Comics social media (Facebook, Twitter, blog)

        Bookstore co-op is available



        Publicity: National media campaign, including National Public Radio and national print features and review coverage

        Extensive online support including EW, USA Today, PopMatters, Ain’t It Cool News, IGN, CBR, Comic Vine, Newsarama, and various comic book blogs and pop culture sites



        Author Social Media: @VincentAbnett
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      Praise for Titans:

      “Dan Abnett and Brett Booth offer everything a Titans fan wants and more.”—IGN

      “You won’t want to miss out on this.”—Comic Vine

      “A lovely reunion.”—CBR
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    Waiting for Eden A novel Elliot Ackerman
    9781101947395 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: September 25, 2018
    $29.95 CAD 4.82 x 7.53 x 0.79 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Knopf
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      “Patiently, and unflinchingly, Ackerman is becoming one of the great poet laureates of America’s tragic adventurism across the globe.” —Pico Iyer

      Eden lies in a hospital bed, unable to move or speak. His wife Mary spends every day on the sofa in his room. We see them through the eyes of Eden’s best friend, a fellow Marine who didn’t make it back home—and who must relive the secrets held between all three of them as he waits for Eden to finally, mercifully die and join him in whatever comes after.
       
      A breathtakingly spare and shattering novel that explores the unseen aftereffects—and unacknowledged casualties—of war, Waiting for Eden is a piercingly insightful, deeply felt meditation on loyalty, friendship, betrayal, and love.
       
      “The Tim O’Brien of our era.” —Vogue

      “Devastating.” —The Wall Street Journal

      “Haunting…. Daring.” —The Boston Globe

      “Heart-wrenching.” —NPR


      Story Locale: San Antonio, Texas
      Bio
      Elliot Ackerman is the author of the novels Dark at the Crossing, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and Green on Blue. His writings have appeared in Esquire, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications, and his stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories.

      Author Residence: New York; Washington, D.C.

      Author Hometown: Los Angeles
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        Marketing: Litbreaker Network ads on sites such as Paris Review, BookPage, The Millions, and others

        Facebook and Instagram ads targeting fans of literary fiction and authors such as Graham Swift and Ian McEwan

        Special mailing with letter from Elliot

        KDD E-newsletter feature

        Jacket blowups available

        Available as an egalley

        Extra galleys



        Publicity: National Media Attention including NPR and Print Features

        National Online Interviews, Reviews and Literary Blog Coverage

        Women’s and Men’s Magazine Coverage

        Author Tour to NYC, Boston, DC, SF, LA, Seattle



        Author Social Media: Twitter: @elliotackerman IG: @elliot.ackerman
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      “Heart-wrenching.” —Rachel Martin, Morning Edition/NPR
        
      “Devastating.” —Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal

      “How often does one encounter a novel as perfectly shaped, as fresh, as subtle and as explosive as this? I couldn’t turn away from Elliot Ackerman’s latest taut wonder, and when I got to the final page, I wanted to start all over again, in the light of the haunting last words. Patiently, and unflinchingly, Ackerman is becoming one of the great poet laureates of America’s tragic adventurism across the globe.” Pico Iyer, author of The Art of Stillness

      “Masterly…Brilliant…In his short novel, Ackerman accomplishes what a mountain of maximalist books have rarely delivered over tens of thousands of pages and a few decades: He makes pure character-based literary art, dedicated only to deeply human storytelling…Rachel Cusk’s Outline trilogy and Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation have created similarly shimmering portraits of humans at rest and fury… Ackerman explore[s] conflicted, confused true love in such elegant and humane ways that you will come to question everything you think you know about the meanings of romance and fidelity…The micro-level power of his unadorned and direct prose lies in no less than an attempt to contain and dramatize the darkness and light of our souls…To identify this book as a novel seems inadequate: Waiting for Eden is a sculpture chiseled from the rarest slab of life experience.” —Anthony Swofford, New York Times Book Review

      “A slim heartbreaker about a war veteran who reflects on his troubled, secretive marriage.”Entertainment Weekly

      “A classic triangle story of love and friendship, a ghost story, a captivity narrative, and a study of human endurance…all of it easily read in one sitting…Ackerman’s novel quietly suggests that America itself is a ghost story, and we are all in the act of waiting for Eden.” —Brian Turner, Washington Post

      “Haunting…Daring…Ackerman’s spare but vivid prose conveys everything it needs to convey.” —Michael Upchurch, Boston Globe

      “A novel about life-or-death decisions…Part of a long tradition of slim novels that take place almost entirely on Christmas, stretching back to Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol …Ultimately hopeful.”—Erin Vanderhoof, Vanity Fair

      “Ackerman further shows himself to be the Tim O’Brien of our era.” Vogue

      “With Waiting for Eden, Elliot Ackerman tells a story that cuts straight to the heart of the human condition. His sentences are elegant in their concision and directness, and they reveal as much about grief, love, and our duties to each other as any book I can recall reading. It’s a bold, ambitious project even in its most quiet moments, for it asks no less than where we draw the line around the inherent value of human life. This is a devastatingly sad and compassionate piece of work. Extraordinary.” —Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds and A Shout in the Ruins

      “Far more than a war story…A tautly written, gripping read…Part mystery, part thriller, part unconventional love story, Waiting for Eden explores with gravity and sensitivity the profound questions of love and fidelity, duty and honor, and how one creates a life worth living.”—Julia Tagliere, Washington Independent Review of Books


      “With sparse prose and a deft pen, Ackerman writes a profound meditation on the liminal space between our past, present, and future.” Library Journal (starred)
       
      “Gorgeously constructed…Unique…A deeply moving portrayal of how grief can begin even while our loved ones still cling to life…A wonderful novel.”Booklist (starred)

      “Heartbreaking…A deeply touching exploration of resentment, longing, and loss.” Publishers Weekly (starred)

      Eden is a masterful work, haunting and enduring…Tugs at the heartstrings…Engrossing…Ackerman displays his writing craft magnificently…A suspenseful tale that reveals the deepest recesses of human lives, hopes, and dashed dreams.”—Jim Ewing, Mississippi Clarion Ledger

      "An affecting, spare, and unusual novel. ”Kirkus Reviews (starred)
       
      “Packed with love, pain, and guilt, but above all, a meditation on the legacies we leave behind.” BookPage
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    Series: DEPARTMENT Q NOVEL, A
    The Scarred Woman Jussi Adler-Olsen
    9781101984239 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: September 04, 2018
    $22.00 CAD 5.29 x 7.96 x 1.04 in | 480 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Dutton
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      The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Causes delivers his most captivating and suspenseful Department Q novel yet—perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson.

      Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q, Copenhagen’s cold cases division, meets his toughest challenge yet when the dark, troubled past of one of his own team members collides with a sinister unsolved murder.

      In a Copenhagen park the body of an elderly woman is discovered. The case bears a striking resemblance to another unsolved murder investigation from over a decade ago, but the connection between the two victims confounds the police. Across town a group of young woman are being hunted. The attacks seem random, but could these brutal acts of violence be related? Detective Carl Mørck of Department Q is charged with solving the mystery.

      Back at headquarters, Carl and his team are under pressure to deliver results: failure to meet his superiors’ expectations will mean the end of Department Q. Solving the case, however, is not their only concern. After an earlier breakdown, their colleague Rose is still struggling to deal with the reemergence of her past—a past in which a terrible crime may have been committed. It is up to Carl, Assad, and Gordon to uncover the dark and violent truth at the heart of Rose’s childhood before it is too late.


      Story Locale: Denmark
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      Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark’s #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestseller. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe and have sold more than fifteen million copies around the world. His many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards include the Glass Key Award, also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, and Peter Høeg.



      Author Residence: Denmark
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        Marketing: National print and online campaign for new in paperback coverage

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        Facebook.com/JussiAdlerOlsen

        Twitter.com/JussiAdlerOlsen

        Instagram.com/JussiAdlerOlsen



        Author Website: www.JussiAdlerOlsen.com

        Author Social Media: www.facebook.com/Jussi.AdlerOlsen; www.instagram.com/jussiadlerolsen; www.twitter.com/jussiadlerolsen
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      Praise for The Scarred Woman:

      “Scandinavian crime novels don’t get much darker than Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q police procedurals.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

      “[S]atisfyingly dark, both in tone and content…an undeniable page-turner.”—Publishers Weekly
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    Series: Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (light novel)
    Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody, Vol. 6 (light novel) Hiro Ainana
    9780316556125 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy Grade (US) from 8 - 17, Reading age from 13 - 99 On Sale Date: September 18, 2018
    $18.50 CAD 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.63 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Yen On
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      After their journey down the river, Satou and crew finally arrive at the old capital just in time for the martial arts tournament, along with some fireworks, a ball at the castle, and sightseeing in the Ougoch Duchy. But the followers of the demon lord are plotting in the shadows...

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      Hiro Ainana is the author of the light novel and manga series Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody.
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    Series: The Royal Tutor
    The Royal Tutor, Vol. 9 Higasa Akai
    9781975354398 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Grade (US) from 8 - 17, Reading age from 13 - 99 On Sale Date: September 18, 2018
    $17.00 CAD 5 x 7.5 x 0.5 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Yen Press
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      Prince Licht once again finds himself caught between his role as a prince and his desire to have some fun in his life. How will he react when the count offers his assistance?
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      Higasa Akai is the creator of The Royal Tutor.
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    Series: Kaguya-sama: Love is War
    Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Vol. 4 Aka Akasaka
    9781974700493 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Manga Publication Date: September 04, 2018
    $12.99 CAD 127 x 190.5 x 22.86 mm | 216 pages Carton Quantity: 56 Canadian Rights: Y VIZ Media LLC
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      Two high school geniuses scheme to get the other to confess their love first.

      Two geniuses. Two brains. Two hearts. One battle. Who will confess their love first…?!

      Will Kaguya and Shirogane outsmart a psychological test designed to reveal their true feelings? Is spoon-feeding each other cake the way to each other’s hearts? Then, Shirogane visits Kaguya’s home for the first time, but she is too sick to enjoy it. Kaguya tries to befriend Shirogane’s little sister, but Chika has beaten her to the punch. And summer vacation arrives, but the student council still hasn’t agreed on a destination.

      Fireworks are supposed to be romantic.
      Bio
      Aka Akasaka got his start as an assistant to Jinsei Kataoka and Kazuma Kondou, the creators of Deadman Wonderland. His first serialized manga was an adaptation of the light novel series Sayonara Piano Sonata, published by Kadokawa in 2011. Kaguya-sama: Love Is War began serialization in Miracle Jump in 2015 but was later moved to Weekly Young Jump in 2016 due to its popularity.
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    Splitsville Howard Akler Canada
    9781552453735 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: September 01, 2018
    $19.95 CAD 8.05 x 5.1 x 0.42 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Coach House Books
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      A bookseller's love affair, start to finish, against the backdrop of a city in protest. It's 1971. Hal Sachs runs a used bookstore. Business isn't so great, and the store is in a part of Toronto that's about to be paved over with a behemoth expressway. And then Hal meets Lily Klein, an activist schoolteacher who'll do just about anything to stop the highway. It's love at first sight. Until it isn't. And then Hal vanishes. A half-century later, Hal's nephew, Aitch, waits for his baby to be born as he tries to piece together facts and fictions about Hal's disappearance. Splitsville is a diamond-cut love letter to a city whose defining moment was to say 'no way' to a highway, and a look at the obsessions that carry down through a family.
      Bio
      Howard Akler is the author of The City Man, which was shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Prize, and the City of Toronto Book Award, and Men of Action, an essay about consciousness and fatherhood, also nominated for the City of Toronto Book Award.
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    Checkpoint David Albahari, Ellen Elias-Bursac
    9781632061928 Paperback FICTION / Satire Publication Date: September 11, 2018
    $19.99 CAD 127 x 180.98 x 12.7 mm | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 50 Canadian Rights: Y Restless Books
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      From the award-winning Serbian author David Albahari comes a devastating and Kafkaesque war fable about an army unit sent to guard a military checkpoint with no idea where they are or who the enemy might be.

      Atop a hill, deep in the forest, an army unit is assigned to a checkpoint. The commander doesn’t know where they are, what border they’re protecting, or why. Their map is useless and the radio crackles with a language no one can recognize. A soldier is found dead in a latrine and the unit vows vengeance—but the enemy is unknown. Refugees arrive seeking safe passage to the other side of the checkpoint, however the biggest threat might be the soldiers themselves. As the commander struggles to maintain order and keep his soldiers alive, he isn’t sure whether he’s fighting a war or caught in a bizarre military experiment.

      Equal parts Waiting for Godot and Catch-22, Checkpoint is a haunting and hysterical confrontation with the absurdity of war.
      Bio
      “A Kafka for our times” (Neue Zürcher Zeitung), David Albahari was born 1948 in Péc, Serbia. He studied English language and literature in Belgrade. In 1994 he moved to Calgary, Canada with his wife and their two children where he still lives today. He mainly writes novels and short stories and is also an established translator from English into Serbian. He is member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts. His collection of short stories Description of Death won the Ivo Andric Award for the best collection of short stories published in Yugoslavia in 1982 and his novel BAIT the NIN Award for the best novel published in Yugoslavia in 1996. His latest collection of stories, Every Night in Another Town, has won the important Vital Award, one of the most significant literary awards in Serbia. His books have been translated into sixteen languages by the most prestigious international publishers, among them Harcourt, Harvill, Eichborn, Gallimard, Cossee and Einaudi. English translations include a selection of short stories, entitled Words Are Something Else, as well as four novels Tsing, Bait, Snow Man, and Götz and Meyer. He has translated into Serbian many books by authors such as S. Bellow, I.B. Singer, T. Pynchon, M. Atwood, V.S. Naipaul and V. Nabokov as well as plays by Sam Shepard, Sarah Kane, Caryl Churchill and Jason Sherman. He was a participant in the International Writing Program in Iowa (1986) and International Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary, under the auspices of Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Program (1994-95). Between 1991 and 1994 he was president of the Federation of Jewish Communities in Yugoslavia.

      Ellen Elias-Bursac has been translating fiction and non-fiction by Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian writers since the 1980s. The AATSEEL translation award was given to her translation of David Albahari’s short-story collection Words Are Something Else, ALTA's National Translation Award was given to her translation of Albahari's novel Götz and Meyer in 2006. Her book Translating Evidence and Interpreting Testimony at a War Crimes Tribunal: Working in a Tug-of-War was given the Mary Zirin Prize in 2015.
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      Praise for Checkpoint

      “Brilliant, weird, and audacious... Anyone who cares about world literature must read David Albahari.”
      "A satirical take on war in the vein of Catch-22 and Slaughterhouse Five, Serbian author David Albahari’s Checkpoint is shocking and comic in equal turns, skillfully pulled together by the force of Albahari’s wit.... Visceral, wild, and often hilarious, Checkpoint is a dark delight."
      “A platoon of soldiers assigned to maintain order winds up doing anything but in this pointed military satire….the book is a worthy descendant of The Good Soldier Svejk and Catch-22, though when Albahari gets dark (as every military satire must), he gets very dark; rapes, beheadings, and vicious stabbings are all part of the territory…. There's no questioning his passion on the subject. An honest war story only emerges ‘once it conforms to the government's truth,’ he asserts. This novel celebrates fiction's capacity to critique the party line.”
      Checkpoint is a tornado of a book. David Albahari, a noted Serbian author who lives in Canada, muscles this Kafkaesque short novel into the war-is-absurd literary tradition in one tremendous 183-page paragraph…. Comic and absurd scenarios alternate with episodes of fear, confusion, and horrific violence as the 30-man unit tries to make sense of a mission they don’t understand. They can’t communicate with their central command to get updated orders or news. They encounter enemies and refugees whose nationalities and languages they can’t identify. Amid all this haze, the narrator is free to free-associate…. Throughout the novel, the dirty realities of war mingle inextricably with such intrusions from the mystical and the imaginary. In the midst of slaughter, rape, and betrayal, the commander is visited by images from movies, literature, his past. When his men die he cries, he vomits, he collapses. Yet they remain as respectful and loyal as soldiers in a fairy tale…. Stylistically, JP Donleavy and Gary Shteyngart come to mind at times, while imagistically one might think of Goya, Picasso, or the Surrealists. But Albahari has a distinctive voice, and it comes through vividly in Ellen Elias-Bursac’s able translation from the Serbian.”
      “[Albahari] unfolds events like a fever dream, seamlessly weaving brutality and comedy. His vision of war is a grim fairy tale without a moral lesson, and a warning for an age of reconstituted borders.”
      “Albahari’s novel is a decidedly harrowing one, moving from a straightforward account of men at war into a more surreal, even symbolic, place. The blend of modern concerns and the tone of a bleak fable recalls the works of Magnus Mills and Manuel Gonzales, but there’s something more sinister present here as well. In its final pages, this novel takes a bravura turn, adding another layer atop all that’s gone before and closing on an absolutely harrowing note.”
      [Checkpoint] is a book that shows war in all its horror and its pointlessness and will surely be added to the roster of great anti-war novels.”
      Praise for David Albahari

      “Albahari makes us feel how fiercely the present needs to know the past. The present is an expression of the past, whether we know what it was or we don’t, and when there exists only a void between us and our antecedents, he suggests, it is this void, rather than what ought to be our own lives, that will claim us. The book is a sophisticated meditation on the inextricability of historical memory and identity; it is also a gorgeous work of the imagination about an act of imagination. The tone is pure, as strange as can be, and hypnotizing.”
      “The book's single paragraph encourages reading it in one sitting…. Even translated from his native Serbian, Albahari's prose has the contemplative, textured quality of such Eastern European writers as Kundera.”
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    Series: A Haunted Library Mystery
    Read and Gone A Haunted Library Mystery Allison Brook
    9781683317340 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: September 11, 2018
    $35.99 CAD 5.8 x 8.54 x 1.1 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Crooked Lane Books
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      Agatha Award Nominee

      Right in time for the holidays, comes Allison Brook’s second Haunted Library mystery, a perfect present for readers of Jenn McKinlay and Leslie Meier.

      Twenty million dollars’ worth of missing gems bring Carrie Singleton’s long-lost and larcenous dad back into her life and it’s up to Carrie to clear his name.


      A devoted dad is as precious as diamonds, but Carrie Singleton wouldn’t know since her dad Jim’s been on the lam most of her life. In an unusual family reunion, she finds Jim breaking into her cottage in the middle of the night. The fun really starts when he begs her to help him recover his half of a twenty-million-dollar gem heist he pulled off with the local jeweler, Benton Parr. When she refuses, Jim takes off again.

      Carrie finds her father again behind bars for the recent murder of Benton Parr. Who made the connection? Unbeknownst to her, Carrie’s boyfriend Dylan, an insurance investigator, has been searching for the gems. Determined to find the jewels herself, she starts examining every facet of Parr’s life. She turns up a treasure trove of suspects, one of whom bashes her on the head as she’s searching the victim’s country cabin.

      Retreating to the quiet confines of the library where she works, Carrie watches as Smokey Joe, the resident cat, paws at a hole in the wall. Is he after the library’s ghost Evelyn, or something shinier? The second charming Haunted Library mystery by Allison Brook, Read and Gone will be a delight for fans of Jenn McKinlay and Leslie Meier.
      Bio
      A former Spanish teacher, Allison Brook writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and novels for young readers. She loves traveling, reading, knitting, doing Sudoku, and visiting with her grandchildren, Olivia and Jack, on FaceTime. She lives on Long Island with Sammy, her feisty red cat. This is her second Haunted Library mystery.
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      Praise for Read and Gone:
      "Brook takes the Lincoln’s doctor’s dog approach to the genre, piling cat on ghost on is-he-is-or-is-he-ain’t-her-boyfriend to provide a cornucopia of coziness."
      —Kirkus Reviews

      "The library frame, plot twists, a library cat, a ghost (former library aide Evelyn), a romance, and, of course, the principled Carrie in the lead make this cozy, set during the December holiday season, a delight. Readers may also enjoy Nancy Atherton and Carolyn Haines, whose books also include helpful, opinionated ghosts."
      —Booklist

      "A real page turner. I can’t wait for number three!"
      —Suspense Magazine

      "Another superbly crafted novel by a master of the mystery and suspense genre."
      —Midwest Book Review

      Praise for Death Overdue:
      "A spirited cozy series with two plucky and engaging protagonists and a well-drawn, small town library setting. Readers of Miranda James, Jenn McKinlay, Carolyn Hart, Nancy Atherton, and Carolyn Haines will be delighted with this paranormal debut."
      —Library Journal starred review, Pick of the Month

      "A ’spirited’ start to a fun new mystery series that kept me guessing to the end. Ghosts, libraries, and cats—all my favorite cozy things fill the pages of Death Overdue."
      —Diane A. S. Stuckart, New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop mysteries (written as Ali Brandon)

      "Brook weaves together a spunky protagonist, a quaint setting, and a ghost with a mind of her own to create a book that cozy readers will be dying to check out."
      —Lucy Arlington, New York Times bestselling author of the Novel Idea mysteries

      "Books and ghosts…what could be more fun! Add two plucky librarians (one who just happens to be dead), throw in a baffling murder, and you’ve got the perfect combination that keeps readers turning pages."
      —Kylie Logan, national bestselling author of Gone with the Twins

      "A grabs you from page one. Death Overdue is a delight!"
      —Peg Cochran, national bestselling author of Dead and Berried"

      Whimsical…Fans of Jenn McKinlay will enjoy this series. And never fear: there is a cat."
      —Publishers Weekly

      "From the first page to last, I was entranced by the characters and setting, and highly recommend it to all mystery lovers—especially if you have a penchant for libraries and ghosts!"
      —MyShelf.com

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