Macmillan Celadon Books Winter 2019

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    The Silent Patient Alex Michaelides
    9781250301697 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:February 05, 2019 Print Run:200000
    $34.99 CAD 6.35 x 9.58 x 1.1 in | 500 gr | 336 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Celadon Books
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      "An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
      Entertainment Weekly

      The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

      Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.

      Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.

      Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

      Alex Michaelides was born in Cyprus to a Greek-Cypriot father and an English mother. He studied English literature at Cambridge University and got his MA in screenwriting at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.The Silent Patientis his first novel.
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        - The Silent Patient has spent 52 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list

        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
        - 200k print run
        - Kirkus review
        - received rave reviews from A.J. Finn, David Baldacci, Lee Child, and more
        - a January/February Loan Stars pick

    • Awards & Reviews

      Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed
      Goodreads Choice Awards 2019, Winner
      Thriller Awards - Nominee 2020, Nominated Best Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed
      Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2019, Long-listed

      "Impressive first novel... with an ending worthy of a classic Agatha Christie mystery."
      The Wall Street Journal

      "Superb... This edgy, intricately plotted psychological thriller establishes Michaelides as a major player in the field."
      Publisher's Weekly, starred review

      "Pulling off a novel where the protagonist stays mum isn't easy, but this impressive, immersive debut—Brad Pitt's company has snapped up film rights—establishes Michaelides as a writer to watch."
      People, Book of the Week

      "Impressive debut...The Silent Patient is intelligent, imaginative and a terrific read."
      The Times(London), Book of the Month

      "The Silent Patient may be a first novel, but it has the pace and finesse of a master."

      "That rarest of beasts: the perfect thriller. This extraordinary novel set my blood fizzingI quite literally couldn't put it down. I told myself I'd just dip in; eleven hours laterit's now 5:47 a.m.I've finished it, absolutely dazzled."
      —A. J. Finn, #1New York Times bestselling author ofThe Woman in the Window

      The Silent Patientsneaks up on you like a slash of intimidating shadow on a badly lit street. Alex Michaelides has crafted a totally original, spellbinding psychological mystery so quirky, so unique that it should have its own genre. I read it in two nights and savored every luscious word, every grim encounter, every startling twist. The pages will burn with the friction from your hands turning them.”
      —David Baldacci

      “Smart, sophisticated storytelling freighted with real suspense—a very fine novel by any standard.”
      —Lee Child

      "One of the most spellbinding psychological thrillers we’ve read in years. Beautifully written, exquisitely plotted, the story relentlessly pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until the last shocking (and yet brutally logical) twist. This is an absolutely fantastic and extraordinary read."
      —Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, #1New York Times bestselling authors of the Pendergast series

      “Alex Michaelides has written one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read.The Silent Patientis a swarming, paranoid nightmare of a novel with an ending that is destined to go down as one of the most shocking, mind-blowing twists in recent memory.”
      —Blake Crouch,New York Timesbestselling author ofDark Matter

      "This is a wonderful new voice. Listen to it. It's about to tell you a thrilling and scary story.The Silent Patient paints a picture, crawling into your soul in the very best way. Take a chance."
      —Brad Meltzer, author ofThe Escape Artist

      "Dark, edgy, and compulsively readable."
      Library Journal

      "The Silent Patient isn't quiet at all. It loudly announces that Alex Michaelides is a new talent in the field of psychological thrillers."
      Shelf Awareness

      "Unputdownable, emotionally chilling, and intense, with a twist that will make even the most seasoned suspense reader break out in a cold sweat."

      "A taut, meticulously plotted and compelling novel."
      The Observer

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    This Chair Rocks A Manifesto Against Ageism Ashton Applewhite
    9781250311481 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Aging On Sale Date:March 05, 2019 Print Run:30000
    $34.99 CAD 6.43 x 9.56 x 1.08 in | 470 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Celadon Books
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      Author, activist, and TED speaker Ashton Applewhite has written a rousing manifesto calling for an end to discrimination and prejudice on the basis of age.

      In our youth obsessed culture, we’re bombarded by media images and messages about the despairs and declines of our later years. Beauty and pharmaceutical companies work overtime to convince people to purchase products that will retain their youthful appearance and vitality. Wrinkles are embarrassing. Gray hair should be colored and bald heads covered with implants. Older minds and bodies are too frail to keep up with the pace of the modern working world and olders should just step aside forthe new generation.

      Ashton Applewhite once held these beliefs too until she realized where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Lively, funny, and deeply researched,This Chair Rocks traces her journey from apprehensive boomer to pro-aging radical, and in the process debunks myth after myth about late life. Explaining the roots of ageism in history and how it divides and debases, Applewhite examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of elders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age-friendly world would look like, and offers a rousing call to action.

      It’s time to create a world of age equality by making discrimination on the basis of age as unacceptable as any other kind of bias. Whether you’re older or hoping to get there, this book will shake you by the shoulders, cheer you up, make you mad, and change the way you see the rest of your life. Age pride!

      “Wow. This book totally rocks. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age. Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination, and inspiration. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me.”
      —Anne Lamott,New York Timesbestselling author

      Author and activistAshton Applewhitehas been recognized by theNew York Times,The New Yorker,National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely around the world, has written forHarper'sandPlayboy, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year.
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      "A compelling case for how we can combat our ageist beliefs."

      “Her humor, high-energy writing, and emphasis on positive ways to view and experience age contribute to making this a valuable resource, an agent for social change, and an enjoyable read.”
      —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

      "[This Chair Rocks] provides a positive view of aging that is sorely missing in today’s popular culture. Appealing to a wide audience, it might even serve as a spark for positive social change."
      —Library Journal, Starred Review

      “An upbeat, empathetic, and practical guide to becoming "an old person in training."
      —Kirkus Reviews

      “Applewhite offers a fierce and funny yet practical and thoughtful manifesto on how such negativity can be combated on individual and societal levels. Offering much food for thought and abundant realistic steps to engender positive change, Applewhite's guide is an essential tool for enjoying healthy and happy aging.”

      "This Chair Rocks is radical, exuberant, and full of all sorts of facts that erase many of the myths and beliefs about late life. As Applewhite defines and describes ageism, new ways of seeing and being in the world emerge, empowering everyone to see things as they really are."
      Laurie Anderson, artist

      “Wow. This book totally rocks. It arrived on a day when I was in deep confusion and sadness about my age Everything about it, from my invisibility to my neck. Within four or five wise, passionate pages, I had found insight, illumination, and inspiration. I never use the word empower, but this book has empowered me.”
      —Anne Lamott,New York Timesbestselling author

      "Sometimes a writer does us all a great favor and switches on a light. Snap! The darkness vanishes, and in its place we find an electric vision of new ways of living...This Chair Rocksilluminates the path."
      Dr. Bill Thomas, founder of ChangingAging

      "A smart and stirring call to add ageism to the list of 'isms' that divide us, and to mobilize against it. An important wake-up call for any baby boomer who's apprehensive about growing old."
      Pepper Schwartz, AARP Ambassador

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    Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? A Mother's Suggestions Roz Chast, Patricia Marx
    9781250301963 Hardcover HUMOR / Topic On Sale Date:April 02, 2019 Print Run:100000
    $26.00 CAD 6.74 x 7.41 x 0.52 in | 260 gr | 112 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Celadon Books
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      The perfect Mother's Day gift: A collection of witty one-line adviceNew Yorkerwriter Patricia Marx heard from her mother, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast.

      Every mother knows best, butNew Yorkerwriter Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she's collected them into a book, accompanied by full color illustrations byNew Yorkerstaff cartoonist Roz Chast. These snappy maternal cautions include:

      If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out.

      If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end.

      When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren't enough towels in your room and, by the way, you'd like a room with a better view.

      Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it?

      Every child will want to buy this for mom on Mother's Day!


      Patricia Marx has been contributing toThe New Yorker since 1989. She is a former writer for “Saturday Night Live” and “Rugrats,” and is the author of several books, includingLet's Be Less Stupid, Him Her Him Again The End of Him,andStarting from Happy. Marx was the first woman elected to theHarvard Lampoon. She has taught screenwriting and humor writing at Princeton, New York University, and Stonybrook University. She was the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship.

      Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again. She is the author ofGoing into Town: A Love Letter to New Yorkand Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

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        - 100k print run
        - New Yorker writer Patricia Marx and New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast team up in this witty new book
        - NYT article "Roz Chast and Patricia Marx Mine the Mother Lode"

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    Cape May A Novel Chip Cheek
    9781250297150 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:April 30, 2019 Print Run:100000
    $34.99 CAD 6.51 x 9.59 x 0.96 in | 440 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Celadon Books
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      “Inside this mesmerizing tale of sexual desire and discovery, naive newlyweds Henry and Effie are honeymooning in Cape May, N.J., in 1957, tentatively navigating intimacy. Then they meet Clara and Max, hard-partying lovers who dazzle the innocent pair until they’ve lost more than their virginity. Cheek’s sensual first novel leaves you wanting more.”

      "Henry and Effie’s honeymoon is meant to be their introduction to the pleasures of the body, but in the company of Clara and her promiscuous cohort they lose all track of boundaries. A dozy, luxurious sense of enchantment comes over the story, until the rude awakening at its finale....Cape May does something better than critique or satirize: It seduces."
      The Wall Street Journal

      A mesmerizing debut novel by Chip Cheek,Cape May explores the social and sexual mores of 1950s America through the eyes of a newly married couple from the genteel south corrupted by sophisticated New England urbanites.

      Late September 1957. Henry and Effie, very young newlyweds from Georgia, arrive in Cape May, New Jersey, for their honeymoon only to find the town is deserted. Feeling shy of each other and isolated, they decide to cut the trip short. But before they leave, they meet a glamorous set of people who sweep them up into their drama. Clara, a beautiful socialite who feels her youth slipping away; Max, a wealthy playboy and Clara’s lover; and Alma, Max’s aloof and mysterious half-sister, to whomHenry is irresistibly drawn.

      The empty beach town becomes their playground, and as they sneak into abandoned summer homes, go sailing, walk naked under the stars, make love, and drink a great deal of gin, Henry and Effie slip from innocence into betrayal, with irrevocable consequences.

      Erotic and moving, this is a novel about marriage, love and sexuality, and the lifelong repercussions that meeting a group of debauched cosmopolitans has on a new marriage.

      Chip Cheek’s stories have appeared inThe Southern Review,Harvard Review,Washington Square, and other journals and anthologies. He has been awarded scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Writers’ Workshop, and the Vermont Studio Center, as well as an Emerging Artist Award from the St. Botolph Club Foundation.Cape Mayis his debut novel. He lives in El Segundo, California, with his wife and baby daughter.
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      "Chip Cheek’sCape May is a debut novel about a young, virginal Southern couple on their off-season honeymoon in 1957 to the titular seaside community in New Jersey, where they come under the spell of a sophisticated older couple. The book has superb prose, acute psychological insights, and a riveting narrative; though it’s impossible to put down once you’ve started, to call it a “summer read” is dismissive of Cheek’s carefully wrought artfulness."
      Teddy Wayne, Lit Hub

      “Deceptively relaxed and simple at first, the novel seems to be an easygoing trip down Memory Lane. It soon reveals itself as a swirling vortex of psychological suspense with insights about marriage that recall writers like Margot Livesey and Alice Munro. The 1950s setting, the pellucid prose, and the propulsive plot make this very steamy debut novel about morality and desire feel like a classic.”
      —Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

      “This remarkable debut novel offers a sobering reminder of how the possibilities of life, when first encountered, often carry their own riptide.”
      —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

      “This erotic debut novel will draw in readers and stay with them. The author’s perceptive exploration of innocence and experience, corruption and betrayal, makes for compelling reading.”
      —Library Journal

      “Cheek’s strong debut is a psychodrama that shows just how easily people can be manipulated. Cheek does a good job with his cast; Henry and Effie are finely drawn and their slide from innocence starkly depicted. The novel’s ending is particularly startling—a memorable final note in this cogent examination of marital infidelity and betrayal.”
      —Publishers Weekly

      “If you can’t get enough of women’s fiction novels with a twist,Cape May will be your perfect book club read.”

      “InCape May, Cheek shows that every couple encounters such a moment of their own--whether physical, emotional or some combination of both--and it holds the power to change a relationship forever.”
      —Shelf Awareness

      "What a treat. Glamorous and nostalgic andvery sexy,Cape Mayis a novel about marriage, lust, shabby seaside towns andlots of gin. Brilliantly unsettling—one of those books that stays with you."
      —Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times bestselling author ofThe Girl on the Train

      "Earthy and sensual, raw and real,Cape May is an exquisitely crafted exploration of young love, the power of desire, and the lifelong ramifications of choices made in an instant. Cheek’s virtuosic prose reads like a modern classic, piercing through the veneer of male sexual fantasies of the 1950s and rendering a heartbreaking portrait of a man—and a marriage—undone by betrayal.”
      —Whitney Scharer, author ofThe Age of Light

      "Cape May is a perfectly mixed cocktail of beauty, desire, and heady desperation. In his gorgeous debut novel, Chip Cheek offers his readers a portrait of mid-century America and the timeless allure of love on the rocks."
      —Bret Anthony Johnston, author ofCorpus Christiand internationally bestsellingRemember Me Like This

      "Cheek’s glamorous and nostalgic first novel is an atmospheric tale of sexual longing and loss in 1950s America that nods to classics likeThe Great GatsbyandRevolutionary Road."
      The Independent

      "Cheek’s smoldering debut novel focuses on naïve newlyweds from rural Georgia on their honeymoon in the chilly off-season of historic Cape May, New Jersey in the 1950s, at a moment of fading postwar innocence. When a trio of hedonistic socialites appear on the scene, the gin-infused dynamic of this ensemble drama subverts the couple’s romance and fidelity. In propulsive prose, Cheek provides an eerie, suspenseful thrill, and the callow narrator reflects the world on the brink of change."
      The National Book Review

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