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    A Gentleman in Moscow A Novel Amor Towles
    9780143110439 Paperback FICTION / Historical On Sale Date: March 26, 2019
    $23.00 CAD 5.45 x 8.4 x 1.05 in | 496 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Penguin Books
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      The mega-bestseller with more than 1.5 million readers that is soon to be a major television series

      “The novel buzzes with the energy of numerous adventures, love affairs, [and] twists of fate.”—The Wall Street Journal


      As this “irresistible” (O, the Oprah Magazine) second novel by Amor Towles opens, in 1922, a Russian Count in his early thirties is sentenced by the Bolsheviks to spend the rest of his life in a small attic room in a luxury hotel near the Kremlin. Unexpectedly, the Count’s reduced circumstances provide him entry to a much larger world of emotional discovery as he forges friendships over the following three decades with the hotel’s other denizens, including a willful actress, a shrewd Kremlinite, a gregarious American, and a temperamental chef. When fate suddenly puts the life of a young girl in his hands, he must draw on all his ingenuity to protect the future she so deserves.

      Story Locale: Moscow, Russia
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      Amor Towles was born and raised in the Boston area. He graduated from Yale University and received an MA in English from Stanford University. An investment professional for more than twenty years, he now devotes himself full time to writing. His first novel, Rules of Civility, published in 2011, was a New York Times bestseller. Towles lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.

      Author Residence: New York, New York
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      Praise for A Gentleman in Moscow:

      “Transfixing, full of colorful characters…this finely composed new novel by Amor Towles stretches out with old-World elegance.” - The Washington Post

      “Irresistible…as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg, gleams with nostalgia for the golden age of Tolstoy and Turgenev.” - O, The Oprah Magazine
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    Birds by the Shore Observing the Natural Life of the Atlantic Coast Jennifer Ackerman
    9780143134183 Paperback NATURE / Animals On Sale Date: May 07, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.46 x 8.4 x 0.57 in | 224 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Penguin Books
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      From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, the revised and reissued edition of her beloved book of essays describing her forays along the Delaware shore

      For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. Birds by the Shore is a book about discovering the natural life at the ocean’s edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds, the movement of sand and water, the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf. Against this landscape’s rhythms, Ackerman revisits her own history—her mother’s death, her father’s illness and her hopes to have children of her own.

      This portrait of life at the ocean’s edge will be relished by anyone who has walked a beach at sunset, or watched a hawk hover over a winter marsh, and felt part of the natural world. With a quiet passion and friendly, generous intelligence, it explores the way that landscape shapes our thoughts and perceptions and shows that home ground is often where we feel the deepest response to the planet.


      Story Locale: Deleware
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      JENNIFER ACKERMAN has been writing about science, nature, and human biology for almost three decades. Her most recent books include The Genius of Birds, Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body; Ah-Choo: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold; Chance in the House of Fate: A Natural History of Heredity; and Notes from the Shore. A contributor to Scientific American, National Geographic, The New York Times, and many other publications, Ackerman is the recipient of an National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Nonfiction, a Bunting Fellowship, and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

      Author Residence: Virginia
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      “Arresting and provocative…A joy to read”—The Washington Post

      “Like walking along an ocean beach with a knowledgeable, articulate friend, reading this personalized natural history is a restorative experience.”—Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review

      “Serene and loving, Ackerman’s deeply personal take on the world around her constitutes nature writing at its best.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

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    The Scholar A Novel Dervla McTiernan
    9780143133698 Paperback FICTION / Crime On Sale Date: May 14, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 8.45 x 8.21 x 0.77 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Penguin Books
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      From the author of The Ruin comes a compulsive new crime thriller set in the fiercely competitive, cutthroat world of research and academia, where the brightest minds will stop at nothing to succeed.

      When Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run outside Galway University early one morning, she calls her boyfriend, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. The dead girl is carrying an ID that will put this crime at the center of a scandal—her card identifies her as Carline Darcy, heir apparent to Darcy Therapeutics, Ireland’s most successful pharmaceutical company. Darcy Therapeutics has a finger in every pie, from sponsoring university research facilities to funding political parties to philanthropy—it has even funded Emma’s own ground-breaking research.

      As the murder investigation twists in unexpected ways and Cormac’s running of the case comes under scrutiny from the department and his colleagues, he is forced to question himself and the beliefs that he has long held as truths. Who really is Emma? And who is Carline Darcy?

      A gripping and atmospheric follow-up to The Ruin, an “expertly plotted, complex web of secrets that refuse to stay hidden” (Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King’s Daughter), The Scholar is perfect for fans of Tana French and Flynn Berry.


      Story Locale: Ireland
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      Dervla McTiernan was born in Ireland and now lives with her family in Australia, where she works for the Mental Health Commission. She is also the author of The Ruin.

      Author Residence: Perth, Australia

      Author Hometown: County Cork, Ireland
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      Praise for The Ruin:

      “Addictive…The Ruin, set in Ireland, follows detective Cormac Reilly as he reopens an investigation from 20 years ago. He’s determined to connect Hilaria Blake’s overdose in the past to her son Jack’s recent death. Get invested now, because there are at least two more Cormac Reilly books coming in the future.”

      —HelloGiggles

      “A gripping mystery set in Galway that spans 20 years. It’s a complicated page-turning story that touches on corruption, clandestine cover-ups, and criminal conspiracy…. A story that’s as moving as it is fast-paced.”

      —The Daily Mail

      “This searing debut brings together procedural and psychological thriller for a fascinating portrait of small-town Ireland and its big city problems. Addiction, suicide, corruption, and desperation all play their part in this intricate, unsettling noir. Ireland’s experiencing an incredible new wave of women crime writers, spearheaded by the indomitable Tana French, and Dervla McTiernan is a fine new addition to a growing scene.”

      —LitHub
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    Awards for Good Boys Tales of Dating, Double Standards, and Doom Shelby Lorman
    9780143134312 Paperback ART / Popular Culture On Sale Date: June 04, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 4.91 x 6.98 x 0.48 in | 208 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Penguin Books
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      From the creator of the wildly popular Instagram account @AwardsForGoodBoys, a wickedly funny illustrated look at living and dating in a patriarchal culture so mired in misogyny that it celebrates men for displaying the bare minimum of human decency

      With trophies and ribbons, cartoonist and comedian Shelby Lorman makes literal our collective tendency to applaud men for (barely) edging above our already subterranean standards for them—for being “good boys.”

      A good boy puts “feminist” in his Tinder bio but talks over the women in his Gender Studies class without batting an eyelash. He ghosts you, but he feels momentarily guilty about it. He once read a book by a woman author. (It was required, but he thought it was “okay.”) And of course, the headlines are filled with good boys bravely issuing statements condemning sexual harassment (for PR purposes).

      Through Shelby’s signature illustrations, comics, and written vignettes, Awards for Good Boys offers hilarious cultural commentary through which we may begin to unravel our own assumptions about gender roles and how we treat each other, both on and offline.
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      Shelby Lorman is a writer, illustrator, and comedian from Los Angeles, and the creator of the Instagram sensation @AwardsForGoodBoys. Her writing has appeared on The Cut, The Daily Beast, CNN, and Business Insider. Her illustrations have been featured by Comedy Central, Vice, The Independent, and The Huffington Post. She lives in New York.

      Author Residence: New York, NY

      Author Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
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      Praise for @AwardsForGoodBoys:

      “Hilarious…2018 is perhaps a perfect moment to celebrate the tragicomic—or find humor in life’s darkened corners.”—Vice
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    One-Way Ticket Nine Lives on Two Wheels Jonathan Vaughters
    9780143134145 Paperback SPORTS & RECREATION / Cycling On Sale Date: August 27, 2019
    $23.00 CAD 5.26 x 8.02 x 0.75 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Penguin Books
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      The new memoir tracing story of cycling since the 1980s, throught he eyes of Jonathan Vaughters, founder of team EF-Drapac and one of the sport’s most towering figures.

      Jonathan Vaughters’ story is the story of modern cycling. From his early years as a keen cyclist in his hometown in Colorado to his unflinching rite of passage as a professional rider with US Postal to his elevation as one of cycling’s most resilient, ethical and intelligent team bosses, the highs and lows of his career have mirrored those of the sport itself. Vaughters has had a front-row seat for most of the major events in cycling over the past three decades. He was both a former teammate of Lance and a leading witness against him. And he went on to renounce doping and start the first pro cycling team to dedicate itself to clean riding, which has grown into one of the most successful teams competing today and started a movement that has swept across the sport.

      This is also not simply a story of races won and lost: Vaughters shows readers how he navigated the complex, international business of building Slipstream into a world-class cycling team. Over the past decade, he has led the sport out of the scandal-plagued Armstrong era. By presenting the world with a team made of talented racers built around a rigorous approach to clean racing, he set a new standard within cycling that has since spread across the peloton. Written from the unique perspective of both a racer and a team manager, One-Way Ticket gives the complete story of what it takes to build a winning team and repair the reputation of a sport.


      Story Locale: Colorado, New York, Britain, France, Spain, Italy
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      Jonathan Vaughters began his cycling career in Colorado, eventually racing alongside Lance Armstrong on the infamous US Postal Service team. In the wake of the doping scandals that have plagued the sport, he founded what has become the US-based Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team, which he still manages as it competes at cycling’s highest level.

      Author Residence: Boudler, CO
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      “Part personal history, part confessional, One-Way Ticket is also a love letter to a beautiful, brutal, hopelessly corrupt, yet paradoxically pure sport. It chronicles Vaughters’s saga as an athlete, but there are many more layers to the story, and that’s what makes it essential reading for any cycling fan and for anyone who followed Armstrong’s rise and fall. It covers the deep history of American bike racing in a way that has never been done. And it’s an honest, unflinching look at cycling’s darkest era from someone who fully lived it.” —Outside Magazine

      “Vaughters rewrites the book on cycling’s doping era. One-Way Ticket sheds new light on pro cycling’s ’EPO era.’” —VeloNews

      “The best insight yet into the challenges of running a team.” —Road.cc

      One-Way Ticket offers a behind-the-scenes perspective of a complex man who, despite being scarred by professional racing, remains dedicated to the sport.” —Library Journal
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    Series: PENGUIN POETS
    Sightseer in This Killing City Eugene Gloria
    9780143133841 Paperback POETRY / American On Sale Date: June 04, 2019
    $24.00 CAD 5.47 x 8.44 x 0.31 in | 112 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Penguin Books
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      A fourth collection from a prize-winning poet whose “gift is breathtaking” (Naomi Shihab Nye)

      Eugene Gloria’s Sightseer in This Killing City captures the surreal and disorienting feelings of the present. In the wake of recent presidential elections in the United States and in the Philippines, Gloria’s latest collection sharpens his obsession with arrivals and departures, gun violence, displacement, cultural legacy, and the bitter divisions in America. Through the voice of Nacirema, the central persona of the collection, we are introduced to a character who chooses mystery and inhabits landscapes fraught with beauty and brutality. Gloria quotes melodies from seventies soul and jazz, blending the urban lament of Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane with the idiom of Stevie Wonder and Fela Kuti. Sightseer in this Killing City is an argument for grace and perseverance in an era of bombast and bullies.
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      Eugene Gloria’s previous poetry collections are My Favorite Warlord, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Hoodlum Birds, and Drivers at the Short-Time Motel (2000), a National Poetry Series selection and recipient of the Asian American Literary Award. He lives in Greencastle, Indiana, and teaches at DePauw University.
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      Advance praise for Sightseer in This Killing City:

      “Empires crumble and the dust continues to contaminate the land, the air, our bodies, and our conscience. What a blessing to have Eugene Gloria help us reckon with the troubled histories that shape America, the Philippines, and every point in between. If the broken world had a musical score, it would thunder like the disquieting poems in Sightseer in This Killing City.” —Rigoberto González

      “These fast-paced narratives are cacophonous and unsettling. But first and foremost, they are tales that praise ordinary people. Their stories sing out to the reader with heart-rending vividness. This book is a rough and sleepless journey told by a tourist who keeps arriving at a Goon Republic but never stays. A fascinating read.” —Marilyn Chin

      Praise for Gloria’s last collection, My Favorite Warlord:

      “A lively, fast-paced third book…Gloria establishes himself as a poet of memory, of masculinity, as well as of Asian-American political identity…Gloria set himself confidently against injustice, in favor of inquiry, amid the eclectic language of contemporary scenes.” —Publishers Weekly

      “Gloria’s collection, a meditation on his late father and a lyric memoir of 1967, when he was ten years old and emigrated with his family from the Philippines to San Francisco, touches on issues of heritage, identity and memory.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer
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    Series: INSPECTOR MAIGRET
    Maigret and the Tramp Georges Simenon
    9780241303993 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: July 16, 2019
    $17.50 CAD 5.08 x 7.79 x 0.39 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 120 Penguin Books
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      When a beggar is pulled from the River Seine, having been badly beaten, Inspector Maigret must investigate the man to uncover his attacker

      While sleeping under the Pont Marie bridge, a homeless man known as Doc is viciously beaten and thrown into the River Seine to drown. A pair of bargemen manage to rescue him, and his identification reveals he was once a doctor in Mulhouse, where, coincidentally, Inspector Maigret’s sister-in-law lives. Seizing on this connection, Maigret must delve into the man’s personal circumstances to figure out just who might have wanted him dead—and why.

      A fascinating, fast-paced story about the past lives we try to leave behind, and the ways in which they return, Maigret and the Tramp is a riveting mystery from Georges Simenon.


      Story Locale: Paris, France
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      Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.
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      Praise for Georges Simenon:

      “One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century…Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.”—The Guardian

      “I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.”—William Faulkner

      “The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature.”—André Gide

      “A supreme writer…unforgettable vividness.”—The Independent (London)
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    La perla En español (Spanish Language Edition of The Pearl) John Steinbeck
    9780143121381 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: June 11, 2019
    $16.00 CAD 4.16 x 7.5 x 0.27 in | 96 pages Carton Quantity: 96 Penguin Books
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      Cuando la noticia del gran hallazgo de Kino—la “Perla del Mundo”—se esparció por el pueblo, nadie imaginó el poder que ésta tendría para engañar, corromper y destruir.

      Al igual que su padre y su abuelo, Kino es un humilde pescador que recoge las perlas de los mantos del Golfo que alguna vez significaron enormes riquezas para los reyes de España y que ahora proveen a Kino, Juana y su pequeño hijo de un magro sustento. Un día como cualquier otro, Kino regresa a la superficie con una perla tan grande como un huevo de gaviota, tan “perfecta como la luna”. La perla trae consigo la esperanza, así como la promesa del bienestar y la seguridad.

      La perla, una historia de simplicidad clásica basada en el cuento popular mexicano, explora los secretos de la naturaleza humana, las profundidades más oscuras del mal y las luminosas posibilidades del amor.

      Ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura.
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      John Steinbeck, born in Salinas, California, in 1902, grew up in a fertile agricultural valley, about twenty-five miles from the Pacific Coast. In 1919 he went to Stanford University, where he intermittently enrolled in literature and writing courses until he left in 1925 without taking a degree. During the next five years he supported himself as a laborer and journalist in New York City, all the time working on his first novel, Cup of Gold (1929). After marriage and a move to Pacific Grove, he published two California books, The Pastures of Heaven (1932) and To a God Unknown (1933), and worked on short stories later collected in The Long Valley (1938). Popular success and financial security came only with Tortilla Flat (1935), stories about Monterey’s paisanos. Three powerful novels of the late 1930s focused on the California laboring class: In Dubious Battle (1936), Of Mice and Men (1937), and the book considered by many his finest, The Grapes of Wrath (1939), winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. East of Eden (1952) was an ambitious saga of the Salinas Valley and his own family’s history. Later books include Once There Was a War (1958), The Winter of Our Discontent (1961), Travels with Charley in Search of America (1962), and America and Americans (1966). Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962, and, in 1964, he was presented with the United States Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Steinbeck died in New York in 1968.

      Gabriel Bernal Granados is one of Mexico’s foremost writers. His many books of essays, short stories, and aphorisms, include Ramparts (2015), and most recently Notes Toward a Theory of Failure (2016). Bernal Granados is the translator of many US modernist and contemporary writers into Spanish, including Guy Davenport, Paul Metcalf, Lydia Davis, Barbara Guest, Ronald Johnson, and William Bronk, among many others. He is the recipient of awards from Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Mexican Center for Writers.
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    The Poison Thread A Novel Laura Purcell
    9780143134053 Paperback FICTION / Historical On Sale Date: June 18, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.05 x 7.72 x 0.59 in | 368 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Books
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      A thrilling Victorian gothic horror tale about a young seamstress who claims her needle and thread have the power to kill

      Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy, and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor, and awaiting trial for murder.

      When Dorothea’s charitable work brings her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted by the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person’s skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets one of the prisoners, the teenaged seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another strange idea: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread—because Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches.

      The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations—of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses—will shake Dorothea’s belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted? Is she mad, or a murderer? The Poison Thread is a spine-tingling, sinister read about the evil that lurks behind the facade of innocence.


      Story Locale: Victorian England
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      Laura Purcell is the author of The Silent Companions. She worked in local government, the financial industry and a bookshop before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in Colchester, the oldest recorded town in England, with her husband and pet guinea pigs. Fascinated by the darker side of royal history, Laura has also written two historical fiction novels about the Hanoverian dynasty.

      Author Residence: Colchester, UK
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      "[A] well-wrought chiller.”—Wall Street Journal

      "Suspenseful... This smart and sophisticated historical thriller will appeal to fans of Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith and Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace."—Publishers Weekly

      “A dark, gothic story… Purcell alternates character narratives to question motives, reality, and truth on a ‘bumpy’ ride full of violence and death.”—Booklist

      "A fascinating mystery that’s rich in disquieting detail and at­mosphere.”BookPage

      "A chilling and engrossing read."Kirkus

      "A potent, powerful novel: seductive, spellbinding, and - in every sense of the word - haunting. As atmospheric as Sarah Waters, as psychologically astute as Tana French."—A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

      “[The Poison Thread is] a compelling slice of early Victorian gothic… Vivid and well researched, this book is an evocative portrait of a society that punishes women who dare to contravene social norms… a splendid mystery with suitably melodramatic flourishes.”The Guardian

      “With the skill of a born story teller Laura Purcell has crafted a tale as intricate and flawless as Ruth's stitches. By turns horrifying and humorous, The Poison Thread is a darkly compelling, unsettling and fascinating book... the very best kind of gothic fiction. Reminiscent of Sarah Waters and Margaret Atwood, but uniquely and unmistakably Laura Purcell.”—ES Thomson, author of the Jem Flockhart Mysteries

      “This gothic chiller casts an addictive spell.”Sunday Mirror

      “Intricate, atmospheric and chilling – with a wonderfully dark premise at its heart.”Woman & Home

      "Phantasmic thrills... A true page-turner."Times Literary Supplement


      Praise for The Silent Companions

      “[An] extraordinary, memorable and truly haunting book.”—Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author

      “If The Silent Companions lands on your night table, don’t plan on leaving your bed anytime soon. Immersive, meticulous, and reminiscent of the masters of gothic fiction—not only a compulsively readable ghost story, but a skillful, loving ode to the entire genre.”—Lyndsay Faye, bestselling author of Jane Steele

      “Purcell crafts a virtually flawless work of Gothic fiction with this deeply atmospheric, foreboding story. . . . reminiscent of the work of all the greats, particularly Shirley Jackson and Daphne du Maurier, but Purcell has a style all her own. A must for all lovers of Gothic literature.”—Library Journal (starred review)

      “This perfect fireside read combines all the best characteristics of the gothic genre.”—Booklist

      “Laura Purcell weaves a classic tale of gothic horror. . . . Purcell has all the finest ingredients of the gothic tradition. . . . Reminiscent of Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black and even du Maurier’s Rebecca, The Silent Companions will chill readers who fall under its spell.”Shelf Awareness
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    The Brink of Being Talking About Miscarriage Julia Bueno
    9780143133230 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Women's Health On Sale Date: July 02, 2019
    $22.00 CAD 5.09 x 7.7 x 0.58 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Penguin Books
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      “Wise and compassionate…a profound game-changer of a book.”—Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You

      Though approximately one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, it remains a rarely talked about, under-researched, and largely misunderstood area of women’s health. This profoundly necessary book—the first comprehensive portrait of the psychological, emotional, medical, and cultural aspects of miscarriage—aims to help break that silence.

      With candor, warmth, and empathy, psychotherapist Julia Bueno blends women’s stories (including her own) with research and analysis, exploring the effect of pregnancy loss on women and highlighting the ways in which our society fails to effectively respond to it. The result is a galvanizing, urgent, and moving exploration of a too-often-hidden human experience, and a crucial resource for anyone struggling with—or seeking to better understand—miscarriage.
      Bio
      Julia Bueno is a psychotherapist who specializes in working with women who have experienced pregnancy loss or struggled to conceive. Her writing has been published in The Times (UK), Express, Therapy Today, and welldoing.org, among others. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

      Author Residence: London, United Kingdom
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      Advance praise for The Brink of Being:

      [A] profound game-changer of a book that can not only support women, but can help reshape a society that often ignores or sweeps women’s issues under that proverbial rug.“—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is this Tomorrow

      ”The sort of book that women have long been searching for…Thanks to Bueno’s radical empathy and openness, the reader comes away more consoled than heartbroken, and more curious than afraid.“—Meaghan O’Connell, author of And Now We Have Everything

      ”A thoughtful work that identifies and honors an important passage of life for a great many women."—Julia Leigh, author of Avalanche

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