January 2019 Non-Fiction Releases

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    Character Design Quarterly 7 3DTotal 3DTotal Publishing
    9781909414723 Paperback ART / Techniques On Sale Date: March 08, 2019
    $23.95 CAD 8.5 x 10.63 x 0.4 in | 104 pages Carton Quantity: 15 Canadian Rights: Y 3DTotal Publishing
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      Character Design Quarterly is filled with inspiring advice and new techniques from popular professional character designers, visual developers, and illustrators. Learn how to transport a character from the first germinations of an idea, through invention and deeper explorations, to a polished coherent final design. Follow quick tip guides and inspirational articles to learn new skills and even try out a new style for your work. Added to this, you can find out what it takes to become a professional designer in our interviews with top studios, professional freelancers, tutors and educators. Character Design Quarterly offers a fantastic launch pad for developing your design skills to exciting new heights!
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    9781781258729 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health On Sale Date: January 11, 2019
    $23.95 CAD 5.45 x 7.78 x 0.7 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity: 64 Canadian Rights: Y Profile Books
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      “A welcome addition to the range of material now available to help women understand their menopause.” —British Menopause Society Medical Advisory Council

      Sensible and practical advice from an experienced specialist nurse.

      For many women, the menopause represents a time of hormonal upheaval and uncomfortable symptoms.Menopause: The One-Stop Guideexplains the changes which are occurring and advises on steps to make life easier. With clear information about recognising symptoms, getting help, treatment and staying positive, this guide will help those going through the menopause, and family members and friends who wish to better understand and offer their support.

      This book evaluates the most common approaches to the menopause and offers women all the information they need to determine whether medication or other forms of treatment will work best for them. Giving detailed information about the physiological and psychological effects of the menopause and its treatments, it allows women to make confident decisions about their health.

      Kathy Abernethyis an award-winning Menopause Specialist Nurse and chair of the British Menopause Society, with over twenty years of clinical experience in the field of menopausal health.

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      Kathy Abernethy works as part of an award-winning menopause team in London and at a private clinic in South West London. She holds a Masters degree in reproductive women's health and speaks and writes regularly on the topic of menopause. She has authored a book for nurses on Menopause and HRT as well as numerous articles which have appeared in Woman's Weekly, Now, Essentials, Saga and Yours magazines. Kathy raises awareness of the impact of menopause at work by delivering workplace sessions to staff and managers of various organisations throughout the UK and in 2017, was elected as chair of the British Menopause Society, the lead professional organisation for those working in menopause. www.kathyabernethy.com
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    Series: The Regina Collection
    The Organist Fugues, Fatherhood, and a Fragile Mind Mark Abley Canada
    9780889775817 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Publication Date: January 18, 2019
    $24.95 CAD 107.95 x 165.1 x 12.7 mm | 312 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Canadian Rights: Y University of Regina Press
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      Harry Abley was a nightmare of a father: depressive, self-absorbed, unpredictable, emotionally unstable. He was also a dream of a father: gentle, courageous, artistically gifted. Mark Abley, his only child, grew up in the shadow of music and mental illness. How he came to terms with this divided legacy, and how he learned to be a man in the absence of a traditional masculine role model, are central to this beautifully written memoir.

      This extraordinary story will speak to all those who love music, who struggle with depression, or who wrestle with the difficult bonds of love between a parent and a child.

      Praise for The Organist:

      "A wise and haunting book." —Martha Baillie, author of The Search for Heinrich Schlögel

      "The Organist is a rich and wonderful book, a deeply insightful and moving story of a family’s journey through the 20th century….Abley’s tale is fearless in its revelations, yet also loving, funny, and beautifully told.” —Ronald Wright, author of A Scientific Romance and A Short History of Progress

      “'What does a life add up to?' This question is central to Mark Abley’s haunting family memoir, The Organist. Both expansive in the themes it raises and intimate in details required to bring those themes to life, it’s a question that draws on Abley’s talents as a remarkably clear and thoughtful writer. In The Organist, he ventures bravely into territory that is, for almost everyone, mysterious: what our parents were like before we, their children, became (so we like to imagine) central to their lives. What this compelling book makes clear is that what we don’t know about them is often what we don’t know about ourselves." —David Macfarlane, author of The Danger Tree

      “Beautiful, tender, and raging, The Organist comes from where the best writing usually does—deep emotion affirmed by hard-won experience of how humans are in their relationships, and in their own hearts. It has taken Mark Abley nearly a lifetime to produce the book of his life. Not a moment too late, or too soon” —Charles Foran, author of Mordecai: The Life & Times
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      Mark Abley is a Rhodes Scholar, a Guggenheim Fellow, a winner of Canada’s National Newspaper Award, and the first Canadian recipient of the LiberPress Prize for international writers. He has written six books of non-fiction, four collections of poetry, and two children’s books. Mark lives in Pointe Claire, QC.

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      "A keenly observed, often elegant accounting of the transformative power of art and the limits of knowing others, even—or perhaps especially—those we feel we should know best." —Toronto Star

      “The Organist’s intimate scale and unstinting, probing honesty give it what should prove to be…lasting appeal.”Maclean’s

      “[A] remarkably transparent record of a writer’s lifelong efforts to understand and love his male parent.” —Literary Review of Canada

      “A memoir that probes the intimate relationship between depression and the arts.” —The Globe and Mail?
      "[A] master class in the delicate art of writing about family." —Montreal Gazette
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    The Reform of Europe A Political Guide to the Future Michel Aglietta
    9781786632548 Hardcover POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Economy On Sale Date: January 29, 2019
    $34.95 CAD 5.4 x 8.08 x 1.05 in | 288 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Verso
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      A powerful and progressive programme for the Eurozone

      Since 2010, the eurozone crisis has roiled the continent, creating political discord and generating a long period of economic stagnation. The cyclical recovery enjoyed in 2017 is no cause for complacency. It should act as an impetus to undertake long-overdue reforms.

      At present, there is no future for those incapable of investing. There is no stimulus for innovation in countries that have been converted to the hegemony of finance at the expense of productive investment. Europe must confront the challenges of the twenty-first century by recovering the community spirit behind the Union’s origins.

      The Reform of Europe demonstrates the need for a long-term vision with two goals: the reconstruction of a social contract based on entrepreneurial partnership and investment in the transition to ecological sustainability. This political vision will restore to citizens of the member states a sense of belonging to a wider community. To this end, argues Michel Aglietta, one of today’s most important heterodox economists, we must strengthen European institutions at the financial and fiscal levels. This means making the euro a full currency, endowed with democratic legitimacy.
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      Michel Aglietta is Emeritus Professor at the Université Paris-Ouest, where he is a scholarly advisor to the CEPII and France Stratégie. His previous books include A Theory of Capitalist Regulation and Money: 5,000 Years of Debt and Power.



      Author Residence: Paris, France

      Author Hometown: Paris, France
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        Marketing: Academic marketing campaign

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        Publicity: Reviews in national newspapers

        Reviews and excerpts in national lefty outlets

        Print interviews in lefty outlets

        Reviews in academic journals

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      Praise for Michel Aglietta’s Money: 5,000 Years of Debt and Power:

      “Believe it or not, money is absent from the economic theories that underpin every policy ever enacted on our behalf! Michel Aglietta’s new book explains splendidly this remarkable absence and, in the process, highlights beautifully the clash between finance and democracy, with special emphasis on how the US dollar’s domination reflects, on the one hand, America’s geopolitical power and, on the other, the inherent incongruities of the financial sector.”
      —Yanis Varoufakis, author of And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
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    Disrupt-Her A Manifesto for the Modern Woman Miki Agrawal
    9781401955564 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date: January 29, 2019
    $35.99 CAD 6.25 x 9.31 x 0.9 in | 296 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Hay House Inc.
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      From the co-founder of THINX and hellotushy.com, start-ups collectively valued at more than $150 million, comes DISRUPT-HER, a rallying cry for women to radically question the status quo.

      Miki Agrawal has faced patriarchal pushback, fought girl-on-girl hate, ridden the roller coaster of building businesses as a female CEO, and even overcome an attempt to burn her for witchcraft (figuratively).

      In order to navigate the complicated—at times maddening—struggles of contemporary femininity, we need an unabashed manifesto for the modern woman that inspires us to move past outrage and take positive steps on the personal, professional, and societal levels.

      This manifesto galvanizes us to action in 13 major areas of our lives with as much fire power as possible. These are the credos we live by, the advice we give to friends, the tenets we instill in our companies and peers on a daily basis. Stories of badass female movers and shakers are shared in this book too to give you an extra jolt of “I’ve got this.” It’s a whole body F*CK YES to your work, your love, your relationships, and your mission—while doing it all authentically, unapologetically, and with full integrity.
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      As co-founder and former CEO of THINX and founder of TUSHY and WILD, Miki Agrawal has built companies that generate several tens of millions in revenue and give back to communities, whether helping 10,000 families gain access to clean sanitation or sending 70,000 girls in Uganda to school. Under Miki’s leadership, THINX was named one of Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017 and one of Time magazine’s 25 Best New Inventions of 2015.
      Miki is also the author of the New York Times bestseller Do Cool Sh*t; an identical twin and Irish triplet; the daughter of a Japanese mom and an Indian dad; an OG French-Canadian; a Wall Street dropout; a former professional soccer player; a Cornell graduate; and a proud new mama.


      Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY
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        Marketing: Build on Miki’s extensive media exposure in outlets including Glamour, Forbes, Fast Company, Refinery29, Teen Vogue, Conscious Company, Quartz, and Cal Fussman podcast

        Refinery29 will likely do a feature on Miki and the book at launch; editors at Glamour and Teen Vogue are also standing by

        Miki may hire an independent PR firm for launch

        Promote at Miki’s speaking engagements, which have ranged from the Forbes Women’s Summit and the Conscious Capitalism CEO Summit to talks at Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, and Yale

        Possible Facebook Live



        Author Website: www.mikiagrawal.com

        Author Social Media: E-mail List: 800KFacebook Followers: 4.3KInstagram Followers: 22.3K
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      “In Disrupt-Her, Miki Agrawal invites all us humans to reexamine the beliefs and behaviors that keep us from living a fully expressed and authentic life. If you have ever wondered how to break free of group think and be who you are, read this book. In a world where more of us need to live in a way that adds to goodness, creativity, and innovation, this book is your guide.”
      — Mark Hyman, M.D., #1 New York Times best-selling author of Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? and director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

      “Any time a woman says to a system that doesn’t work for her, for her children, for any species or for the planet, No, no way, not gonna, I’ve had it—that way of doing things doesn’t work for me so don’t even think about asking me, I say, ‘You go girl!’ So to Miki Agrawal: ‘You go girl, and please keep going!’”
      — Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times best-selling author of A Return to Love

      “An important book written at an important time, Disrupt-Her forces us to question all that is not serving us in our own life and in the greater society. A must-read!”
      — John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market and author of Conscious Capitalism and The Whole Foods Diet

      “I needed to read this. I needed these exact words after a year of feeling like a victim and a blamer who can’t change her life or circumstances. This miracle of writing…is a fucking game changer.”
      — Stacy London, editor, activist, stylist, and former co-host of What Not to Wear

      “This book is actually a manifesto meant for anyone who is bumping up against the edges of the typical societal mold and wondering if there’s more to life. Miki shows us that if we run toward our authentic selves, indeed, there is.”
      — Sophia Bush, actress and activist

      “If you want to flip the bird at the Patriarchy and outdated preconceptions, and then shift into your own power, read this book.”
      — Ricki Lake, filmmaker and co-creator of The Business of Being Born and Weed the People

      “This book shifts our perspective and acts as a forcing function to question what changes we need to make in each of our lives, and how to best act with a sense of urgency.”
      — Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify and Dragon from Dragons’ Den

      “Miki’s book Disrupt-Her is a one-of-a-kind manifesto that takes you by the hand, energetically pulls you away from societal preconceptions, and pushes you toward a life and world of possibility and abundance where you will shout, ‘YES!! I CAN DO ANYTHING!’ Miki lived through all the ups and downs of being a Disrupt-her and emerges with this book and perspective of life that is vulnerable, POWERFUL and contagious. She was born to write this book. Get it and it will change your life.”
      — Radha Agrawal, founder and CEO of Daybreaker.com and author of Belong

      “Disrupt-Her is a book that will upgrade your mental conditioning and help you rethink your life from top to bottom.”
      — Jim Kwik, celebrity brain coach and founder, Kwik Learning

      “Disrupt-Her helps you rethink your belief systems, challenge your societal conditioning, and provide tools to live exactly the way you want. It will allow you to create new, up-leveling possibilities for yourself in a fun, engaging, story-driven and research-driven way. Read this book and watch your life shift for the better.”
      — Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Success Principles
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    It Was All a Dream A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America Reniqua Allen
    9781568585864 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies On Sale Date: January 08, 2019
    $36.50 CAD 6.4 x 9.55 x 1.65 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Bold Type Books
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      Young Black Americans have been trying to realize the promise of the American Dream for centuries and coping with the reality of its limitations for just as long. Now, a new generation is pursuing success, happiness, and freedom -- on their own terms.

      In It Was All a Dream, Reniqua Allen tells the stories of Black millennials searching for a better future in spite of racist policies that have closed off traditional versions of success. Many watched their parents and grandparents play by the rules, only to sink deeper and deeper into debt. They witnessed their elders fight to escape cycles of oppression for more promising prospects, largely to no avail. Today, in this post-Obama era, they face a critical turning point.

      Interweaving her own experience with those of young Black Americans in cities and towns from New York to Los Angeles and Bluefield, West Virginia to Chicago, Allen shares surprising stories of hope and ingenuity. Instead of accepting downward mobility, Black millennials are flipping the script and rejecting White America's standards. Whether it means moving away from cities and heading South, hustling in the entertainment industry, challenging ideas about gender and sexuality, or building activist networks, they are determined to forge their own path.

      Compassionate and deeply reported, It Was All a Dream is a celebration of a generation's doggedness against all odds, as they fight for a country in which their dreams can become a reality.
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      Reniqua Allen is an Eisner Fellow at the Nation Institute and a former fellow at New America and Demos. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Teen Vogue, and more, and has produced for WNYC, PBS, and MSNBC. Allen lives in the Bronx.
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      "In her revelatory new book, It Was All A Dream, Reniqua Allen amplifies voices that America needs desperately to hear. She explores the lives of Black millennials who strive for success - or sometimes basic survival - with insight, empathy and candor. Pinned between the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and the economic, political and racial rifts of the post-Obama era, their stories are both heartbreaking and hopeful, the pent-up demand of a new generation demanding what has always been its right: liberation."—Jessica Bruder, author of Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century
      "Reniqua Allen strikes a fine balance between the personal histories of ambitious Black millennials and the systems in place that threaten their mobility. With acute detail to their location, background, and motive, Allen's sharp journalistic skills are center stage, crafting reportage, cultural commentary, and personal anecdotes into a thought-provoking book that will add to our discussions about race, capitalism, education, and self-actualization."—Morgan Jerkins, author of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America
      "Reniqua Allen's must-read book takes us beyond the statistics and stereotypes, telling the stories of young Black Americans who are creating, working, fighting, loving, and surviving. Allen's vital and empathetic reportage shares their voices-and we would be wise to listen."—Heather McGhee, Former President and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos
      "All comfortable notions about the American Dream are shoved aside as Reniqua Allen lays out the harsh and often disturbing challenges facing today's young African-Americans. A powerful, compelling, and important book."—Bob Herbert, author, filmmaker, and former op-ed columnist for the New York Times
      "At a time when every aspect of the millennial experience has been dissected ad nauseam, It Was All a Dream offers a fresh perspective. It's an honest account-buoyed by statistics-of the struggles of black young adults and the disparate racial outcomes...

      In the aftermath of the first black presidency, It Was All a Dream is a vital book, a necessary reminder that this post-racial generation is anything but. It's a reality that America will have to grapple with or risk making the American Dream a broken promise for the black youth of Generation Z, as well."
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      "The Great Recession crippled an entire generation, and black millennials were among the hardest hit. Allen interviewed dozens of her peers for an honest and occasionally heartbreaking look at young black twenty- and thirtysomethings trying to succeed in a nation that has often inhibited them from achieving their dreams."—BuzzFeed
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    9780888545176 Hardcover ART / Canadian Publication Date: January 08, 2019
    $39.99 CAD 11 x 9 in | 240 pages Canadian Rights: Y ROM
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      The first two volumes of Canadian Watercolours and Drawings were recognized as landmark publications in presenting pictorial Canadiana as document. Continuing the tradition to detail Canadian material culture, the third volume of Canadian Watercolours and Drawings comprises artwork acquired by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) since 1972. Included in the publication is a legacy of pictorial Canadiana that investigates Canada as the subject—through images of landscape, cultural events, or individuals who originated or settled here, or those who simply visited the country. Volume 3 continues the tradition of documenting the striking imagery of Canada, as well as the fascinating circumstances of its early settlers.

      The works featured in all three volumes stand as the pictorial legacies of the understanding of Canada’s colonial past. They can also be looked upon as the history of collecting pictorial Canadiana at the ROM.

      Mary Allodi is Curator Emeritus of Canadiana Paintings & Prints and Dr. Arlene Gehmacher is Curator of Candiana Paintings & Prints at the ROM.
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    Be Fearless Change Your Life in 28 Days Jonathan Alpert, Alisa Bowman
    9781546084853 Paperback SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date: January 08, 2019
    $20.99 CAD 5.25 x 8.13 x 1 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Center Street
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      Now in paperback with a new preface!

      Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert shares his revolutionary five-step program that teaches readers to get rid of their fears--large and small--and find true happiness and success.

      Most people have something that gnaws at them at night, a mess or unrealized dream somewhere in their lives that causes them to feel stuck, out of control, overwhelmed, incomplete, and dissatisfied. They want to run away, back away, and ignore what they fear--whether it's a demanding boss, unsatisfying sex life, or distant love interest, but they can't. The fear finds them anyway. It's always there, and it's the source of all of their unhappiness. It's what lies behind every problem, and it's what stands between them and the lives they were meant to live.

      Psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert wants readers to know one thing: you can face your fear and create your ultimate life-and you can do it quickly. You can find your dream job. You can end that dead end relationship and get the love you want and deserve. You can overcome perfectionism, procrastination, panic, worry, rejection, failure, excuses and even the people in your life who keep telling you that you can't. You can turn your dreams into reality. You can find happiness, success and love. And you don't need years of therapy or even medications to do it.

      BE FEARLESS is a 5 step plan that is guaranteed to transform the fearful into fearless. It's based on a revolutionary formula developed by Jonathan Alpert, and it's worked on countless patients whose amazing stories are told throughout the book.

      In as few as 3 weeks readers will transform their lives using the 5 step program:

      1. Define Your Dream Life
      2. Break Your Fear Pattern
      3. Rewrite Your Inner Narrative
      4. Eliminate Your Fear Response
      5. Live Your Dream
      By teaching readers to use fear to their advantage and take important risks BE FEARLESS will make the impossible possible.

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      Jonathan Alpert is a psychotherapist, columnist, and executive coach in Manhattan. He has helped countless clients overcome a wide range of challenges and achieve success. He discussed his results-oriented approach in his 2012 New York Times Opinion piece, "In Therapy Forever? Enough Already," which continues to be debated and garner international attention. Alpert is frequently interviewed by major TV, print, radio, and digital media outlets, and has appeared on the Today show, CNN, FOX, and Good Morning America discussing current events, mental health, hard news stories, celebrities/politicians, as well as lifestyle and hot-button issues. He also appears in the 2010 Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job and has been a spokesperson for major brands including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and NutriBullet. Alpert penned the popular "No More Drama" column for Metro newspapers from 2006 to 2013 and continues to provide advice to the masses through his Inc.com and Thrive Global columns. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanAlpert and learn more at jonathanalpert.com

      Writer Alisa Bowman has been the collaborator on seven New York Times Bestsellers and her books have sold over two million copies.
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      Praise for BE FEARLESS:

      "A powerful book that will change your life."

      ---Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
      "BE FEARLESS offers a clear, practical, and empowering way to overcome negative thoughts, defeat your fear demons, and find your true strengths."

      ---Ira M. Sacker, M.D., coauthor of the bestselling Dying to Be Thin and author of Regaining Your Self
      "In BE FEARLESS, Alpert shows you not only how to overcome your fear of failure, but also how to eliminate any negative forces that have been preventing you from achieving any goal you've ever set or any dream you've ever had."

      ---Dan Jansen, Olympic gold medalist, speed skater
      "Jumpstart any aspect of your life with this concrete action plan. In a world filled with an endless stream of opportunities to connect with others, Jonathan Alpert provides readers with an invaluable opportunity to tune out the noise and tune in to themselves."

      ---Ian Kerner, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Sex Recharge
      "I don't usually like books with lots of steps and exercises and promises to change your life in a certain number of days. But in this case, Alpert got it right. Because you can't think your way out of fear, you have to act your way through it. Don't be afraid to read this book."

      ---Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done
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    9781328511942 Paperback POETRY / Middle Eastern On Sale Date: January 29, 2019 Print Run: 3000
    $22.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.27 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Mariner Books
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      "This is the stuff of life, the very essence of the poetic." –LitHub

      For Hala Alyan, twenty-nine is a year of transformation and upheaval, a year in which the past—memories of family members, old friends and past lovers, the heat of another land, another language, a different faith—winds itself around the present. Hala’s ever-shifting, subversive verse sifts together and through different forms of forced displacement and the tolls they take on mind and body. Poems leap from war-torn cities in the Middle East, to an Oklahoma Olive Garden, a Brooklyn brownstone; from alcoholism to recovery; from a single woman to a wife. This collection summons breathtaking chaos, one that seeps into the bones of these odes, the shape of these elegies.

      A vivid catalog of heartache, loneliness, love and joy,The Twenty-Ninth Year is an education in looking for home and self in the space between disparate identities.
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      HALA ALYAN is an award-winning Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist. She has published four collections of poetry and a novel,Salt Houses,praised by theLos Angeles Review as “a master of . . . the depths and complexities of the Palestinian displacement.”
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      A Rumpus Most Anticipated of 2019 Pick

      "In poem after poem, there is raw emotion, straightforward storytelling, and unapologetic truth. The poems here read like scars...sometimes they are up-front and easily understood. Sometimes they show up sporting shattered lines or jump from one memory to the next, making you think of a bird that abruptly changes direction mid-flight after hearing a gunshot. That intimate feeling is hard to find, and Alyan offers it here in spades." NPR

      "Best exemplifies poetry’s hybridity...blends forms, tangles modes, travels through time and space and leaps from the intensely personal to the acerbically political...with scathing wit, fierce self-examination, and challenging syntax. Alyan takes great risks, drips her full, naked self onto the page, and inspires her readers to embrace and examine our gravest mistakes, for every part of ourselves is a piece of a complicated puzzle that we can’t — mustn’t — stop trying to solve."Vulture,"4 Poetry Collections That Change the World"

      "This is the stuff of life, the very essence of the poetic." –LitHub, "Most Anticipated Books of 2019"

      "There exists, within her poems, the cacophony that pervades our most intimate of relationships, a glistering sheen covering even the most banal interactions. Her poems feel as familiar as the prayers we make up in our own minds, as we feverishly ask for that which we’re only just realizing that we want; they’re a quiet triumph, sacred and profane, and, most of all, grounded in humanity." Nylon, "Best New Books"

      "Alyan’s fourth book of poems arrives with the earnest ambition of a debut, but the care of a poet whose lines have earned their sentiment. Poems of sorrow and shame live next to verses of desire. The Twenty-Ninth Year bursts with lamentations, hopes, fears, and a weary but wide faith." The Millions, "Must Read Poetry"

      "Searching...Alyan writes propulsively." –amNewYork, "5 New Standout Poetry Booksâ??"

      "Alyan moves with grace and courage in her poems, especially in her bare descriptions of a battle with anorexia, the relationship between father and daughter, and the stark realizations she depicts of a young girl tugged between her family's past and a life of American fast food restaurants where she's told how she doesn't fit in. This is coming-of-age poetry from a voice that resists categorization."Library Journal, starred review

      “[A] truly stellar collection of poetry…. If the collection wants for anything, it’s that each poem offers only a glimpse or a moment, whereas the subject matter could sustain several more pages of vicious, gripping verse. Luckily, readers can dive into the rest of Alyan’s burgeoning oeuvre: another three books of poetry and a critically acclaimed novel,Salt Houses(2017).”—Booklist,starred review

      "The past never truly dies in this searing fourth collection from Alyan (Salt Houses), it merely resurfaces in the form of battle scars and familial wounds. The Palestinian-American poet, novelist, and clinical psychologist weaves an ever-shifting narrative that chronicles the personal history that shapes and informs her present. The inheritance of displacement is pervasive, as Alyan describes, and her lines are prone to linger in the minds of readers just like the ghosts that haunt the work itself."Publisher's Weekly, starred review

      “Mapping a year of change, Hala Alyan uses wit, metaphor, and powerful imagery in this collection of deeply intimate and truth-telling poems. Her words brave through gender, love, marriage, family, and displacement. They unsettle the hyphen between Palestinian and American. These stunning poems endure the unendurable, illuminating both the powerlessness of pain and the relentless courage of love. Listen for her lyrical heart: letters, prayers, and portraits. Listen for what overlooks and fires free.”
      –Aja Monet, author ofMy Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

      “Early inThe Twenty-Ninth YearHala Alyan asks, ‘See that eye? Ask it to love you.’ With this, she initiates us into one of the poet’s great questions—how do we, having sounded our murkiest most private psychic waters, still look on ourselves with compassion? How do we ask a sky, a god, a nation, a parent, or a lover to cherish us, knowing all they know about our myriad brilliant failings? ‘In the end, we remake love over and over’—this is the work.Alyan picks up the fragments of a broken past and reassembles them into a livable future made more dazzling for having known brokenness. This is poetry of the highest order.
      —Kaveh Akbar, author ofCalling a Wolf a WolfandPortrait of the Alcoholic

      “Every twenty-nine years Saturn’s in the same position it was in when you were born, often leading to periods of wild flux, transition, and transformation. Hala Alyan’s new book renders in lyric form precisely this kind of reckoning.The Twenty-Ninth Year leaps through time and geography cataloging and archiving snapshots of heartbreak, political violence and resistance, addiction, lust, betrayal, migration, and marriage. Lines such as, ‘exile knows his bones are 206 instruments’ will convince any living reader to immediately go get them tattooed to their ribs.This book is a tongue kiss between the sacred & the profane. This book's essential reading for anyone with a pulse in their veins.”
      —sam sax, author of Madness and Bury It

      It’s a kind of heaven,The Twenty-Ninth Year, and a kind of hell.When an ex-alcoholic, ex-anorexic breaks the piñata of self open, what falls to earth ismooncakes, sponge cake, lopsided cake, the prettiest cake, pommes frites, waffles, warm bread, donuts, donut peaches, plums, prickly pears, Seven persimmons, first carrot in snow, organic kale, a plate of lobster, a house whiskey on ice, cider, cocktails, wine, anda halo of spaghetti. The wordlove appears 51 times.Drunk on language, feasting on experience, the poet eats her words without regret, in search of safety, in search of who she’ll be next.”
      —Jennifer Tseng, author ofMayumi and the Sea of HappinessandThe Passion of Woo and Isolde

      “Hala Alyan'sThe Twenty-Ninth Year dramatizes the long journey toward home in poems that vibrate with eros and suffering, with longing and despair. On the cusp of her thirtieth year, that modern marker of maturity,Alyan, like other courageous confessional poets, brings darkness to light: anorexia, alcoholism, addiction, self-loathing. Yet Alyan's is a poetry of radical hope: that we enter into our wounds in order to emerge from exile.
      —Philip Metres, author ofSand Opera andThe Sound of Listening

      "Hala Alyan’sThe Twenty-Ninth Year has the hodgepodge beauty and intimacy of a Japanese court poet’s pillow book and dazzles like a passport brimming with the stamps of many places. While her previous volume,Hijra, was mythic, spare, and gorgeously imagistic, this new work has a glorious close-to-the-bone, cinéma-vérité feel;in depicting the rollercoaster ride of exile and nonstop adaptation to new worlds, the speaker is both a clear-eyed, freewheeling daughter of the Arab diaspora and an ecstatic, risk-taking celebrant of life."
      –Cyrus Cassells, author ofThe Gospel according to Wild Indigo andThe Crossed-Out Swastika
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    Air Fryer Perfection From Crispy Fries and Juicy Steaks to Perfect Vegetables, What to Cook & How to Get the Best Results America's Test Kitchen
    9781945256752 Paperback COOKING / Methods On Sale Date: January 29, 2019
    $29.99 CAD 8 x 8.75 x 0.51 in | 192 pages Carton Quantity: 26 America's Test Kitchen
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      Get the best possible results from your air fryer and discover the best ways to use it (not just frying!) with 75 fast, convenient, great-tasting recipes.

      Air fryers promise crisp fried food without actual deep frying. Was it too good to be believed? And what can you cook in them besides French fries? In truth, air fryers cook food by blasting it with circulated hot air. The method is fast, convenient, and can be surprisingly good—if you have the right recipe. We cooked more than 70 pounds of potatoes to create the perfect air fryer French fry, with an evenly crisp exterior and creamy center. But what really drew us to this appliance was the variety of what you can make in it, effortlessly and without having to enlist numerous pots and pans.

      In addition to crispy fried chicken and fries, you’ll turn out evenly cooked steaks, such as Spice-Rubbed Steak with Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad (the spice rub gives them a bold crust), Sweet and Smoky Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Butternut Squash (the pork cooks directly on top of the squash to save time), and Tandoori Chicken Thighs. Many of the recipes yield both a main and a side for a complete meal. Most recipes take only 45 minutes or even less time, and all come with complete nutrition information.

      Frozen foods cook up crisp in the air fryer, but the results are so much better when you start with homemade. So we offer freeze-it-yourself Chicken Nuggets, Southwestern Beef Hand Pies, and more that go straight from freezer to air fryer and cook to perfection. And we share plenty of kid-friendly meals and snacks, from Better-Than-Boxed Fish Sticks to Zucchini Fries.
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      America’s Test Kitchen is well-known for its top-rated television shows with more than 4 million weekly public television viewers, bestselling cookbooks, magazines, websites, and cooking school. The highly reputable and recognizable brands of America’s Test Kitchen, Cook’s Illustrated, and Cook’s Country are the work of over 60 passionate chefs based in Boston, Massachusetts, who put ingredients, cookware, equipment, and recipes through objective, rigorous testing to identify the very best. Discover, learn, and expand your cooking repertoire with Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Jack Bishop, Dan Souza, Lisa McManus, Tucker Shaw, Bryan Roof, and our fabulous team of test cooks!

      Author Residence: Boston, MA, USA

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      “This book begins with a detailed buying guide, a critical summary of available sizes and attachments, and a list of clever food processor techniques. Easy and versatile dishes follow…Both new and veteran food processor owners will love this practical guide.”

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