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    9781635573169 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 100000
    $34.95 CAD 6.12 x 9.25 x 1.06 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      From the author of national bestsellerThe Book of Speculation, a poignant, fantastical novel about the electric combination of ambition and wonder that keeps us reaching toward the heavens.

      Eleven-year-old Nedda Papas is obsessed with becoming an astronaut. In 1986 in Easter, a small Florida Space Coast town, her dreams seem almost within reach--if she can just grow up fast enough. Theo, the scientist father she idolizes, is consumed by his own obsessions. Laid off from his job at NASA and still reeling from the loss of Nedda's newborn brother several years before, Theo turns to the dangerous dream of extending his living daughter's childhood just a little longer. The result isan invention that alters the fabric of time.

      Amidst the chaos that erupts, Nedda must confront her father and his secrets, the ramifications of which will irrevocably change her life, her community, and the entire world. But she finds an unexpected ally in Betheen, the mother she's never quite understood, who surprises Nedda by seeing her more clearly than anyone else. Decades later, Nedda has achieved her long-held dream, and as she floats in zero gravity, far from earth, she and her crewmates face a serious crisis. Nedda may hold thekey to the solution, if she can come to terms with her past and the future that awaits her.

      Light from Other Starsis about fathers and daughters, women and the forces that hold them back, and the cost of meaningful work. It questions how our lives have changed, what progress looks like, and what it really means to sacrifice for the greater good.

      Bio
      Erika Swyler's first novel,The Book of Speculation, was one of BuzzFeed’s 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her writing has appeared inCatapult Story,Literary Hub, VIDA,The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives on Long Island, NY, with her husband and a mischievous rabbit.
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        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
        - starred review from Kirkus
        - starred review from Booklist
        - 100k print run
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        Rep Pick:
         I loved Swyler’s first novel, The Book of Speculation, about the magic and hurt that are passed down through the generations of a family. Her newest book has that same magic and familial trauma, along with space exploration, time travel, and a young woman determined to find the limits of her own mind. It is too early to predict my favourite book of 2019? —Dani Farmer
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      “As smart and ambitious as its heroine,Light from Other Stars is an absorbing, propulsive story of exploration and loss.” —J. Ryan Stradal, author of KITCHENS OF THE GREAT MIDWEST

      “A masterful story that hops through time to tell a tale of love and ambition, grief and resilience . . . It is full of joy and wonder, a reminder to never stop looking up into the stars and the infinite spaces in between them.” —Nylon

      “Keenly wrought characters and evocative prose . . . [a] heart-wrenching, awe-inspiring conclusion. Grand in scope and graceful in execution . . . profound.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      “Swyler's beautiful story, told in eloquent prose, induces shivers of wonder. This meditation on time, loss, and the depth of human connection is both melancholy and astonishing.” —Publisher's Weekly, starred review

      “Swyler's new novel,Light From Other Stars, bends genres as it explores how the past intrudes on the present . . . AlthoughLight From Other Stars includes plenty of science fiction elements, it's also a coming-of-age story . . . Juggling dual timelines, wonderful mid-1980s period details and a large cast of secondary characters, Swyler has set herself an ambitious task. But the novel is well-paced, with a satisfying twist near the end” —BookPage, starred review

      “[Swyler] offers a moving, often heartrending story with lyrical grace. . . Fans of the filmInterstellar, Jeff VanderMeer's “Southern Reach” trilogy, and character-driven drama will have a new favorite. Simply gorgeous.” —Library Journal, starred review

      “In Erika Swyler's glittering novelLight from Other Stars, Nedda has sky-high dreams of following in Judith Resnik's footsteps but finds herself subject to the reckless whims of others . . . Both external and internal landscapes-including Florida orange groves in sweltering demise, the constrictions of womanhood, and deep space-are rendered with precision . . . it elicits wonder and sadness in turn.” —Foreword Reviews

      “A tender and ambitious journey through space and time,Light From Other Starscontains stunning twists and turns along the way from Nedda's childhood to her later life aboard a spacecraft on a mission bound for Mars.” —Vulture

      “Only a writer who understands the human heart as well as she understands entropy and space travel can write a book like "Light from Other Stars" - science fiction for the rest of us.” —Newsday

      “Exquisite prose in an ambitious novel told in two timelines . . . It's hard to imagine a sci-fi book so focused on pure, deep emotion while centered on the Earth and the wonders of space.Light from Other Stars hits big issues: loneliness, the bond between parent and child; grief; death and what happens to us after death . . . Plain and simple, I loved this book.” —Midwest Book Review

      “Wonderfully imaginative. . .a poignant novel about the flawed but limitless love between parents and children. Swyler presses a deft finger on the fissures between art and science, love and loss, regret and hope, imprinting the reader's heart with an exquisite ache--the kind that lingers long after the story ends.” —Aline Ohanesian, author of ORHAN'S INHERITANCE

      “At once expansive and strikingly intimate,Light from Other Stars is a story you won't be able to put down . . . This book is no less than a declaration that life is worth living, which makes it a vital book for our times.” —Adrienne Celt, author of INVITATION TO A BONFIRE

      “A poignant, beautiful tale that perfectly captures humanity's timeless struggle to reconcile love and loss. As Nedda Papas faces mystery and danger both in the orange groves of her childhood and the vastness of space as an adult,Light from Other Stars keenly but tenderly illuminates the almost magical limits of science, the sacrifices that passion requires, and what it truly means to be a family.” —Peng Shepherd, author of THE BOOK OF M

      “Dazzling. I absolutely loved this book. My only complaint is that I am already on the edge of my seat waiting for her next.” —Sara Gruen, on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “Mermaids, tarot card readers, a wild man and other carnival characters work their literary magic in this debut novel . . . packed with fresh, unexpected marvels.” —Oprah.com on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “A tale full of magic and family mystery,The Book of Speculation will keep you up all night reading.” —Buzzfeed, "The 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015," on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “Swyler has a tale to spin, and she does so with directness and wit.” —NPR.org, on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “While a book whose narrative hinges on drowning might not seem like a great beach read, Swyler's debut effort, redolent of salty ocean air, is just that . . . Its clever plot--fueled by a musty book and a powerful set of tarot cards--and Swyler's wonderful descriptions keep the pages swimming along.” —Entertainment Weekly on THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

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    Series: Grantchester
    The Road to Grantchester James Runcie
    9781635573947 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $23.00 CAD 5.56 x 8.29 x 0.89 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 36 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London.

      It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war.

      Returning to London seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth that he and his friends were promised has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world--and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But he has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends--the irrepressible actor Freddie and the beautiful, vivacious Amanda--Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth.

      The Road to Grantchester will delight new and old fans alike and finally tell the touching, engaging, and surprising origin story of the Grantchester Mysteries' beloved archdeacon.

      Bio

      James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker and the author of ten novels that have been translated into twelve languages. His novels have been turned into a TV series called Grantchester, which stars James Norton as Sidney Chambers. Runcie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. He lives in London and Edinburgh.
      www.jamesruncie.com
      www.grantchestermysteries.com
      @james_runcie

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        Rep Pick: Here is the prequel to the fan-favourite mystery series and PBS TV drama. The story follows the life, loves and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London. —Laureen Cusack
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      “Exceptional… fans of Runcie's sophisticated mixing of whodunit plots with explorations of the human psyche in prior entries will relish getting a fuller picture of Sidney's path toward a life in the church.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

      “Fans of the books (Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love, 2017, etc.) and the popular PBS series will find very little mystery but much to delight them in this often moving look at how life's difficult decisions are made.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Series fans will know what Chambers' future holds, but that in no way diminishes thepleasure of this prequel, which lays the groundwork for his life of faith and shows hiswartime experience aiding in his detecting avocation. A must for fans and a good starting point for others.” —Booklist

      “A tremendous novel - shrewd, compelling and full of insight - James Runcie elevates the genre to impressive new heights.” —WILLIAM BOYD

      “Charming, clever and warm: perfect comfort food for the soul” —Joanne Harris, author of Chocolate

      “Taken individually, each of these clerical whodunits poses a clever puzzle for armchair detectives. Viewed as a collective study of British life as it was lived when Elizabeth II first ascended the throne, these stories present a consistently charming and occasionally cutting commentary on 'a postwar landscape full of industry, promise and concrete.” —New York Times Book Review on Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

      “Richly atmospheric . . . Runcie's intimate view of post-WWII English society will appeal to admirers of Barbara Pym. His clerical sleuth would be welcome in a novel-length puzzle one day.” —Starred review, Publisher's Weekly on Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night

      “Chambers turns out to be a winning clergyman-sleuth, and Runcie's literary authority is repeatedly demonstrated in the construction of his elegant tales . . . there is no denying the winning charm of these artfully fashioned mysteries.” —The Independent on Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

      “James Runcie has created a wholly believable origins story for his sleuthing vicar Sidney Chambers, a man made and broken by war . . . Written with a delicate intelligence; Runcie knows that people may communicate with those of whom they are fond even while one is baffled by the other . . . It's unusual these days to read a novel which is not only about ethical questions but one where the hero is a good man, admirable, if not always likeable. Goodness is much harder to convey than evil, but Runcie brings it off without sentimentalising his hero. He also shows that, while a priest should be fully engaged in the world around him, he always stands a little apart . . . Sidney Chambers is as convincing as any flesh-and-blood creature, not just an idea of a parson. This is because Runcie has thoroughly imagined him and in this coming-of-age novel he shows us how and why he became what he is” —Scotsman

      “The Sidney Chambers series may be comforting, but it's not simple. Runcie meant these novels to be a commentary on life in post-World War II Britain, and so they are. But the themes of good and evil, temptation and sacrifice, remain as fresh as today's news feed.” —The Seattle Times on Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins

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    Series: Grantchester
    The Road to Grantchester James Runcie
    9781635570588 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $37.00 CAD 5.89 x 8.4 x 1.12 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      The captivating prequel to the treasured Grantchester series follows the life, loves, and losses of young Sidney Chambers in postwar London.

      It is 1938, and eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers is dancing the quickstep with Amanda Kendall at her brother Robert's birthday party at the Caledonian Club. No one can believe, on this golden evening, that there could ever be another war.

      Returning to London seven years later, Sidney has gained a Military Cross and lost his best friend on the battlefields of Italy. The carefree youth that he and his friends were promised has been blown apart, just like the rest of the world--and Sidney, carrying a terrible, secret guilt, must decide what to do with the rest of his life. But he has heard a call: constant, though quiet, and growing ever more persistent. To the incredulity of his family and the derision of his friends--the irrepressible actor Freddie and the beautiful, vivacious Amanda--Sidney must now negotiate his path to God: the course of which, much like true love, never runs smooth.

      The Road to Grantchester will delight new and old fans alike and finally tell the touching, engaging, and surprising origin story of the Grantchester Mysteries' beloved archdeacon.

      Bio

      James Runcie is an award-winning film-maker and the author of ten novels that have been translated into twelve languages. His novels have been turned into a TV series called Grantchester, which stars James Norton as Sidney Chambers. Runcie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Commissioning Editor for Arts at BBC Radio 4. He lives in London and Edinburgh.
      www.jamesruncie.com
      www.grantchestermysteries.com
      @james_runcie

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      Awards
      Reviews

      “Exceptional… fans of Runcie's sophisticated mixing of whodunit plots with explorations of the human psyche in prior entries will relish getting a fuller picture of Sidney's path toward a life in the church.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

      “Fans of the books (Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love, 2017, etc.) and the popular PBS series will find very little mystery but much to delight them in this often moving look at how life's difficult decisions are made.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Series fans will know what Chambers' future holds, but that in no way diminishes thepleasure of this prequel, which lays the groundwork for his life of faith and shows hiswartime experience aiding in his detecting avocation. A must for fans and a good starting point for others.” —Booklist

      “A tremendous novel - shrewd, compelling and full of insight - James Runcie elevates the genre to impressive new heights.” —WILLIAM BOYD

      “Charming, clever and warm: perfect comfort food for the soul” —Joanne Harris, author of Chocolate

      "An engaging and witty prequel…One could hardly ask more from a tie-in novel." -Washington Post

      “Taken individually, each of these clerical whodunits poses a clever puzzle for armchair detectives. Viewed as a collective study of British life as it was lived when Elizabeth II first ascended the throne, these stories present a consistently charming and occasionally cutting commentary on 'a postwar landscape full of industry, promise and concrete.” —New York Times Book Review on Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

      “Richly atmospheric . . . Runcie's intimate view of post-WWII English society will appeal to admirers of Barbara Pym. His clerical sleuth would be welcome in a novel-length puzzle one day.” —Starred review, Publisher's Weekly on Sidney Chambers and The Perils of the Night

      “Chambers turns out to be a winning clergyman-sleuth, and Runcie's literary authority is repeatedly demonstrated in the construction of his elegant tales . . . there is no denying the winning charm of these artfully fashioned mysteries.” —The Independent on Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death

      “James Runcie has created a wholly believable origins story for his sleuthing vicar Sidney Chambers, a man made and broken by war . . . Written with a delicate intelligence; Runcie knows that people may communicate with those of whom they are fond even while one is baffled by the other . . . It's unusual these days to read a novel which is not only about ethical questions but one where the hero is a good man, admirable, if not always likeable. Goodness is much harder to convey than evil, but Runcie brings it off without sentimentalising his hero. He also shows that, while a priest should be fully engaged in the world around him, he always stands a little apart . . . Sidney Chambers is as convincing as any flesh-and-blood creature, not just an idea of a parson. This is because Runcie has thoroughly imagined him and in this coming-of-age novel he shows us how and why he became what he is” —Scotsman

      “The Sidney Chambers series may be comforting, but it's not simple. Runcie meant these novels to be a commentary on life in post-World War II Britain, and so they are. But the themes of good and evil, temptation and sacrifice, remain as fresh as today's news feed.” —The Seattle Times on Sidney Chambers and the Forgiveness of Sins

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    No Visible Bruises What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us Rachel Louise Snyder
    9781635570977 Hardcover FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $37.00 CAD 6.47 x 9.59 x 1.09 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors.

      We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a "global epidemic." In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.

      In No Visible Bruises, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths--that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.


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      Rachel Louise Snyder's work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, the New Republic, and elsewhere. Her other books include Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade, and the novel What We've Lost is Nothing. She has been the recipient of an Overseas Press Award for her work on This American Life. No Visible Bruises was awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award. An associate professor at American University, Snyder lives in Washington, D.C.
      Follow her on Twitter at @RLSWrites


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      “Gut-wrenching, required reading.” —Esquire,“Best of Spring”

      “A powerful exploration of the sinister, insidious nature of domestic violence in America… Bracing and gut-wrenching, with slivers of hope throughout, this is exemplary, moving reportage on an important subject that often remains in the dark due to shame and/or fear.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

      “This sympathetic look at victims, perpetrators, and intervention efforts by law enforcement and social agencies makes for compelling reading. . . Snyder's chilling body of evidence shows that domestic abuse is a pervasive epidemic that can and does happen everywhere.” —Booklist

      ““No Visible Bruises is a seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman. Through brilliant insights and myth-busting research, compelling storytelling, and a passionate focus on truth-telling, Rachel Louise Snyder places domestic violence exactly where it should be, smack in the center of everything. A tour de force.”” —Eve Ensler, author of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES and THE APOLOGY

      “This is terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone, a fair and balanced telling of an unfair and unbalanced crisis in American family life. Snyder writes with stark lucidity and great compassion, and tells stories of utmost urgency with considerable narrative skill.” —Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning, bestselling author of THE NOONDAY DEMON, FAR FROM THE TREE, AND FAR AND AWAY

      “I cannot imagine how Rachel Louise Snyder had the strength to write this book-it's like the journal of a war correspondent. By witnessing the toll of family violence, she wants to take public this private horror. No Visible Bruises is a keening for the battered and a shout of outrage for the lost, a case for the higher awareness that could make us better humans.” —Ted Conover, author of NEWJACK, and director of NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute

      “No Visible Bruises snapped open my eyes to the direct link between patriarchal entitlement and violence against women, between the way men are raised to the way women are treated. From her dismantling of the term 'domestic violence,' which not only couches a pervasive public menace in homey, private terms, but echoes a sick culture in denial, to her connecting the dots between acts of terror and acts of domestic terror, Snyder's is an indispensable, important book.” —Carina Chocano, author of YOU PLAY THE GIRL

      “Snyder's singular achievement is that she illuminates the dark corners of this specter as a way to understand it and thus eliminate it.” —J. Anthony Lukas Prize, Judges' Citation for NO VISIBLE BRUISES

      “A fascinating chronicle of the $55-billion-a-year global denim industry.” —The Los Angeles Times on FUGITIVE DENIM

      “A highly pertinent view of the fashion world today . . . from the sweatshops that feed our desire for cheap jeans, to the environmental repercussions of making them and then throwing them away” —The Guardian on FUGITIVE DENIM

      “Fugitive Denim calculates the cost--environmental, political, human--of our designer duds . . . A thoughtful, ultimately hopeful look at how our choices about something as mundane as jeans can alter the lives of people 10,000 miles away.” —Fast Company on FUGITIVE DENIM

      “Snyder's debut is smooth and engaging, and reads like the work of a veteran novelist.” —Publishers Weekly on WHAT WE'VE LOST IS NOTHING

      “A muscular and fearless debut novel that boldly tackles the heady themes of prejudice, self-preservation, poverty and privilege.” —Booklist on WHAT WE'VE LOST IS NOTHING

      “Snyder writes with the rigorous scrutiny of an investigative journalist and the deep and roving empathy of a natural-born novelist; the result is a bold and mesmerizing exploration of daily truths we don't talk about nearly enough . . . A stellar debut by an important and necessary new voice among us.” —Andre Dubus III, author of HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG and TOWNIE, on WHAT WE'VE LOST IS NOTHING

      “A powerful, page-turning debut that dares to delve below the surface of our glossy American lives. You may never look at your neighbors--or yourself--the same way again.” —David Goodwillie, author of AMERICAN SUBVERSIVE, on WHAT WE'VE LOST IS NOTHING

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    9781635572940 Paperback FICTION / Coming of Age On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 35000
    $23.00 CAD 5.49 x 8.35 x 0.89 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      An Amazon Best of the Month Selection for May 2018

      A slyly funny coming-of-age novel about a young woman fumbling her way into the mysteries of loss and the travails of adulthood as she tries to make sense of a vanished mother's legacy.

      When 22-year-old Olivia learned that her mother had only months to live, she pulled up roots, leaving Vassar and her career plans far behind to be with her mother for her last days. And yet, just four months after her mother's death, everyone in Olivia's family already seems ready to move on. Her brothers are settled comfortably in careers and families of their own; her father has already started to date again, inviting a woman named June on a family trip. Still reeling from the loss, Olivialooks for a new start of her own, throwing herself headlong into Manhattan's fast-moving media world, where she is alternately demeaned by bosses and pursued by men.

      But as Olivia tries to piece together an adulthood without her mother to guide her, she makes a shocking discovery: a secret romantic correspondence her mother had with a man who only signed each letter “F.” As she tries to untangle the mystery of F, Olivia will journey halfway across the world, to an ashram in rural India, on a quest that will reconfigure everything Olivia thought she knew about her family and her own place in an increasingly complex world.

      A profoundly moving and keenly observed contemplation of the debts we owe to the past and the ways we discover our futures,Alternative Remedies for Loss is the rare sort of book that can break and mend your heart in a single and unforgettable read.

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      Joanna Cantor holds an MFA from Brooklyn College. She was awarded a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog.
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      “Joanna Cantor's debut novel is sure to become theEat, Pray, Lovefor the millennial generation.” —Real Simple, "Best Books of 2018"

      “Funny, heartbreaking, and incredibly intimate.” —Hello Giggles

      “[A] stellar debut . . . Cantor's novel is not only full of unexpected turns but hits all the right emotional notes.” —Publishers Weekly

      “A sharp and witty glimpse inside a functionally dysfunctional family, Cantor's first novel is heartbreakingly honest. Fans of Helen Fielding, Emma Straub, and Maggie Shipstead will appreciate Olivia's zest for life and capacity for personal growth. With a delightfully imperfect heroine, vibrant settings, and snappy dialogue, this is a whip-smart debut.” —Booklist

      “Joanna Cantor's debut deals with parental loss and the many ways in which we search for our true selves, even though we have no idea what we're looking for or what exactly we might find. In the book, Olivia is just 22 when her mother dies, and this event leads her on a journey of self-discovery (why, yes, there are many bad experiences with men along the way). Along the way, Olivia realizes what things from her earlier life she should hold onto and learn from, and what is okay to surrenderto the past.” —NYLON

      “Though this is her debut, Cantor's novel actually tackles some of the hardest things to write about clearly: the contradiction of life in your early 20s, where everything seems to be standing still yet happening too fast and all at once; grief and the feeling of permanent loss; and recovery, acceptance of our lives the way they are. And she manages to do all this effortlessly” —BookTrib

      “In Joanna Cantor's first novel, a young woman grieving her mother finds herself grappling with an unexpected secondary loss: her sense of her place in the world. So begins Olivia's quest for solace and purpose, a journey that will lead her through toxic love affairs and Indian ashrams and places in between. Funny and sad, sharp and true,Alternative Remedies for Loss kept me reading late into the night, riveted by the unfolding of a life.” —Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of SEATING ARRANGEMENTS and ASTONISH ME

      “A young woman reeling from her mother's death. A father who has moved on too soon. A mysterious lover living continents away. From these strands, Joanna Cantor has woven a beautiful tapestry.Alternative Remedies For Loss is wise, moving, and funny. It's a compelling, memorable debut.” —Joshua Henkin, author of MATRIMONY

      “With this sharp and lovely debut, Joanna Cantor weaves a spell of what it feels like to be unmoored by grief but also by the mysterious process of becoming an adult. This is a sexy, smart and subtly moving book about youth and loss and, ultimately, grace.” —Joanna Hershon, author of SWIMMING

      Alternative Remedies for Loss is a tender, juicy novel about family, failures, and finding one's place in the world. Bright, unpredictable Olivia captures perfectly what it feels like to be young and searching, all while caught in the psychic whirlpool of grief. Get ready to fly through this book, and be prepared for Cantor's prose to charm and surprise you the whole way.” —Molly Prentiss, author of TUESDAY NIGHTS IN 1980

      “Cantor's debut is a sharp, unflinching, and entire study of a life as it changes.” —Rebecca Dinerstein, author of THE SUNLIT NIGHT

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    The Deer Camp A Memoir of a Father, a Family, and the Land that Healed Them Dean Kuipers
    9781635573480 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date: May 14, 2019 Print Run: 40000
    $37.00 CAD 6.21 x 9.59 x 1.05 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 24 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      For readers ofThe Stranger in the Woods andH Is for Hawk, a beautifully written and emotionally rewarding memoir about a father, his three sons, and a scrappy 100-acre piece of land in rural Michigan.

      Some families have to dig hard to find the love that holds them together. Some have to grow it out of the ground.

      Bruce Kuipers was good at hunting, fishing, and working, but not at much else that makes a real father or husband. Conflicted, angry, and a serial cheater, he destroyed his relationship with his wife, Nancy, and alienated his three sons-journalist Dean, woodsman Brett, and troubled yet brilliant fisherman Joe. He distrusted people and clung to rural America as a place to hide.

      So when Bruce purchased a 100-acre hunting property as a way to reconnect with his sons, they resisted. The land was the perfect bait, but none of them knew how to be together as a family. Conflicts arose over whether the land-an old farm that had been degraded and reduced to a few stands of pine and blowing sand-should be left alone or be actively restored. After a decade-long impasse, Bruce acquiesced, and his sons proceeded with their restoration plan. What happened next was a miracle ofnature.

      Dean Kuipers weaves a beautiful and surprising story about the restorative power of land and of his own family, which so desperately needed healing. Heartwarming and profound,The Deer Camp is the perfect story of fathers, sons, and the beauty and magic of the natural world.

      Bio
      Dean Kuipers has studied and written about the field of environmental politics and the human-nature relationship for decades. He is the author ofBurning Rainbow Farm andOperation Bite Back. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times,Outside,The Atlantic,Men's Journal,Rolling Stone, andPlayboy. He lives in Los Angeles.
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      "What makesThe Deer Camp so memorable and engrossing is the wider environmental frame by which the author asks us to think about relationships. What brings the Kuiperses together, quite literally, is the acreage they return to year after year — through which they engage with one another and the ground . . .The Deer Campis a captivating exploration of what one can learn from the natural world, and our dependence on this knowledge for our own well-being." -Los Angeles Review of Books

      "A soulful, elegantly written memoir of family strife and reconciliation." -Detroit News

      “A frank, personal, and sometimes-painful account of Kuiper's fractured family . . . Lushly detailed and full of eco-devotion, this candid narrative has much to say about human beings bearing burdens, coping, and aiding one another.” —Kirkus Reviews

      "Honest and breathtakingly poetic." -Idaho Press Tribune

      “Kuipers's gratifying narrative endearingly explores father-son relationships as well as the transformational power of nature.” —Publishers Weekly

      "A fascinating blend of the ecology of place and how one family, passionately devoted to nature but dysfunctional as human beings, came to a level of peace and maturity through their periodic trips to their deer camp in Western Michigan." -WSJM Radio

      "[A] wonderful book . . . universal relateability is what makes reading [The Deer Camp] so fulfilling." -The Missoulian

      “This is a resplendent celebration of childhood, an elegy for broken fathers, and a communion with immensities. Kuipers maps how a shattered family can wade into wilderness and be bound back together by water and sky. Reading this is like hearing animal songs at night. You can feel the pines in these pages, and know that a tree is growing where this book once stood.” —Benjamin Busch, author of DUST TO DUST

      “Kuipers has an extraordinary ear. With great acuity and insight he hears and interprets the voices of human family and ecological community. The forest and its people comes alive in his words. In beautiful prose, he uncovers and honors both the brokenness and the joy of our relationships with each other and the land.” —David George Haskell, author of Burroughs Medalist THE SONG OF TREES and Pulitzer finalist THE FOREST UNSEEN

      The Deer Camp is an astonishing, impossible-to-put-down memoir that engages our largest conflicts-generational, psychological, global-with a rarified combination of rigor, grace, and levity. One of the most necessary books I've read in years.” —Chris Dombrowski, author of BODY OF WATER

      “In this poignant, honest memoir, Dean Kuipers guides readers through forests that feel both familiar and wild, in search of a family and a father he'd never known.The Deer Campdeftly navigates the deep and often complicated relationships between who we are and the places we love.” —Caroline Van Hemert, author of THE SUN IS A COMPASS

      “Wise, beautiful, honest writing about a landscape I love. -Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of MOTHERS TELL YOUR DAUGHTERS

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    9781635571530 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: May 21, 2019 Print Run: 60000
    $23.00 CAD 5.66 x 8.34 x 0.68 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 52 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      "A tense psychological thriller and deft character study." --The Chicago Tribune

      In the 1920s, Zoya Andropova, a young refugee from the Soviet Union, finds herself in the alien landscape of an elite all-girls New Jersey boarding school. Having lost her family, her home, and her sense of purpose, Zoya must now endure the malice her peers heap on scholarship students and her new country's paranoia about Russian spies. With the arrival of visiting writer and fellow Russian émigré Leo Orlov--whose books Zoya has privately obsessed over for years--her luck seems poised to change, but the relationship that forms between them will put Zoya, Leo, and his calculating wife, Vera, all at risk.

      Grappling with class distinctions, national allegiance, and ethical fidelity--not to mention the powerful magnetism of sex--Invitation to a Bonfire investigates how one's identity is formed, irrevocably, through a series of momentary decisions, including how to survive, who to love, and whether to pay the complicated price of happiness.

      Bio
      Adrienne Celt's debut novel,The Daughters, won the PEN Southwest Book Award for Fiction and was an NPR Best Book of the Year and an NYPL Favorite Book of the Year. Her story “Temples” was included inThe O. Henry Prize Stories 2016. Her work has appeared inEpoch,Zyzzyva,Prairie Schooner,Esquire,Electric Literature,The Rumpus,The Millions, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in fiction from Arizona State University, draws weekly comics at Loveamongthelampreys.com, and lives in Tucson.
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      “A ravishing tale of love, loss, desire and betrayal . . . at once a gripping psychological thriller and a finely crafted work of literature . . . Celt is an exquisite writer; her sentences take hold of you and will not let go . . .Invitation to a Bonfireis nothing less than an exhibition of stylistic virtuosity, a pyrotechnic display of fine writing.” —Financial Times

      “On a sentence-by-sentence level, Adrienne Celt's seductive, searing novel . . . is one of the most brilliant books I've read in some time . . . [Celt] has a firm grip on style, and her words have a rhythm and cadence ("Cindy Pink was a peripheral friend...") which further draws the reader in close, all the better to totally lose yourself in this compelling story that makes you question familiar power dynamics, the complicated ethics of fidelity, and what horrible and beautiful things we give ourselves permission to do, all for the sake of the sublime.” —NYLON

      “Celt upends stereotypes about innocence and guile, deception and honesty. She underscores how easily class and gender can be used to grind someone down--and the enormous grit and adaptability it takes to survive a world that doesn't want to keep you. Most of all, Invitation to a Bonfire demonstrates how casually women are pitted against one another by the stories of men--and the lengths they are willing to go to to protect themselves from harm without destroying their own ambitions in the process.” —Buzzfeed

      “A tense psychological thriller and deft character study--one loosely inspired by the marriage of Vera and Vladimir Nabokov.” —Chicago Tribune

      “Sultry.” —Oprah.com, “O's Top Books of Summer”

      “The incendiary title says it all; this novel reimagines the marriage of Vladimir and Vera Nabokov, a literary couple whose brilliance and intertwined labor turned him into a household name.” —Elle, “The 30 Best Books to Read This Summer”

      “Trembling with atmosphere, Celt's second novel follows a young Russian émigré as she becomes embroiled in a sinister love triangle with a brilliant novelist and his exceptional wife... An ominous snowball of a novel (very) loosely based on the Nabokov marriage, with a slow-burning first half and a second half that hurtles toward inevitable catastrophe... Rich and moody.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “Full of gorgeous sentences . . . Right when you think Celt has hit some undefined apogee of prose, she proves time and time again there's still more fun to be had, and her lyricism and wit are a real treat.” —Chicago Review of Books

      “Celt . . . weaves her characters and plot twists into a rich, vibrant tapestry.Invitation to a Bonfirehas all the intrigue and intensity of a good thriller, but with a deeper sense of magic and glowing prose--alive with detail and deliciously delivered.” —The Independent

      “An intricate and engrossing tale... at once a taut psychological thriller and a sensitive character study; fans of each should rejoice.” —Library Journal, starred review

      “An incendiary and provocative novel about obsession.” —Publishers Weekly

      “An intimate character study and twisted psychological saga . . . Filled with characters of unreliable passion and motive,Bonfire smolders with intrigue through the final reveal.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review

      “An ominous literary thriller that's as tricky as a chess match between grand masters . . . [Celt] brings unexpected plot twists to this gothic hothouse of a novel.” —Amazon.com, a Best Book of the Month

      “Loosely inspired by the marriage of Vladimir and Vera Nabokov, this epistolary novel is told through the letters and diary entries of Zoya, a young Russian immigrant performing menial labor at an American girls' school, and Leo, an acclaimed Russian author teaching there.” —Harper's Bazaar, “16 Steamy New Books to Kick-Start Your Summer”

      “A complex, ripe depiction . . . Celt captures the voices of the Russian immigrants in sensual detail, and what begins as a literary gem evolves into a psychological thriller reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith.” —Tucson Weekly

      “This historically inspired mystery about a brilliant author, a love triangle and an all-girls boarding school in the 1920s is told through a series of letters and diary entries and based on the marriage of the Vladimir Nabokov and his wife Véra.” —MSN.com, “18 Buzzy Books Everyone Will Be Talking About This Summer”

      “Fascinating . . . The story is beautifully told with enough absolutely stunning sentences to enthrall the reader.” —Lithub

      “A cleverly constructed novel about love, obsession and revenge . . . [A] cunning plot and . . . singular, sparkling prose . . .Invitation to a Bonfire is part noir, part coming of age and a wholly enjoyable read.” —BookPage

      “Sharp, seductive historical fiction.” —Bustle

      “A notable writer with a hauntingly lyrical voice... immersive.” —BookPage, “11 Women to Watch in 2018

      “[This] literary novel . . . has all the delicious tension of a psychological thriller, the mysteries dissected in prose as sharp and precise as a scalpel . . . The result is a novel that packs all the punch of the very best noir--only with more depth. Highly recommended.” —Booklist

      “In this story of growing up and finding your place, one young girl will find herself caught in the middle of a marriage, in love with a man she can't ever be with. In this psychological thriller, young Zoya Andropova will come to terms with national paranoia and complicated love.” —Parade, “The Top 25 Hottest Books of Summer 2018”

      “Celt's masterfully told story about a dangerous love triangle, inspired by the infamous Nabokov marriage, has us counting down until June 5 when it hits officially hits bookstores. We highly recommend preordering this thriller now.” —MyDomaine

      “Adrienne Celt'sInvitation to a Bonfire will infiltrate your subconscious and make you read passages twice, maybe three times . . . When the threads--like lit dynamite fuses--hit their target, you'll get way more than just a bonfire.” —Criminal Element

      “Magical prose.” —The St. Louise Post Dispatch

      “Juicy . . . a sensual and dazzling novel, full of cinematic characters worthy of a Sofia Coppola film.” —Fodors.com

      “A thrilling love story with elements of intrigue and mystery.” —Hello Giggles

      “An intense, page-turning, slow burn of a novel. I love it.” —BookRiot

      “The way Adrienne Celt so completely inhabits the voices and lives of her characters is an amazing thing to behold. A dazzling stylist and a powerful writer, she has given us a rich, tapestried story of love, loneliness, and betrayal.” —Nathan Hill, author of THE NIX

      “Adrienne Celt harnesses the tension of a tango and weaves it with revolution, sexual awakening, creative warfare, and the power dynamics of marriage, resulting in a dangerously seductive and viciously smart read. Celt proves herself a master of form, effortlessly moving from the punch of noir to the sumptuousness of Nabokov. She is a writer to envy.” —Erika Swyler, author of THE BOOK OF SPECULATION

      “Part psychological thriller and part literary puzzle,Invitation to a Bonfire is a sexy, brilliant, and gripping novel about the fine line between passion and obsession. I am in awe of Celt's mastery as a prose stylist and storyteller; I can't stop thinking about this amazing book.” —Edan Lepucki, bestselling author of CALIFORNIA and WOMAN NO. 17

      “Engrossing, endearing, phenomenal--this book will set you on fire. In this brilliant novel, Adrienne Celt's lush prose and mousetrap plot deliver a wild wonder.” —Alissa Nutting, author of TAMPA and MADE FOR LOVE

      “Celt's writing is dangerous and fine, an impersonation of Nabokov's style so acute it caused my teeth to itch and an obscure ringing in my bones. An exploration of fraud in both the literary and criminal sense, this is a modern reimagining of the relationship between Vera and Nabokov that delights as much as it distresses.” —Rufi Thorpe, author of DEAR FANG, WITH LOVE and THE GIRLS FROM CORONA DEL MAR

      “Sensual and wickedly clever, Celt's INVITATION TO A BONFIRE plays with our hearts and our expectations as we follow the lives of three unforgettable characters who love and obsess in turn.” —Esmé Weijun Wang, author of THE BORDER OF PARADISE

      “It's got sex, intrigue, a vicious all girls boarding school in 1920s New Jersey, and lines like, 'On a budget, eggs are the perfect food, until they're not.' It's delicious and smart and I want HBO to adapt it into a mini-series.” —Edan Lepucki, The Millions

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    9781635573510 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date: May 14, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $36.00 CAD 5.79 x 8.21 x 1.23 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 28 Bloomsbury Publishing
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      An extraordinary debut that explores legacies of abuse, redemption, and the strength of the human spirit--from the Boer Wars in South Africa to brutal wilderness camps for teenage boys.

      South Africa, 1901. It is the height of the second Boer War. Sarah van der Watt and her six-year-old son Fred are forced from their home on Mulberry Farm. As the polite invaders welcome them to Bloemfontein Concentration Camp they promise Sarah and Fred that they will be safe there.

      2014. Sixteen-year-old Willem is an outsider. Hoping he will become the man she wants him to be, his Ma and her boyfriend force Willem to attend the New Dawn Safari Training Camp where they are proud to make men out of boys. They promise that he will be safe there.

      You Will Be Safe Here is a powerful and urgent novel of two connected South African stories. Inspired by real events, it uncovers a hidden colonial history, reveals a dark contemporary secret, and explores the legacy of violence and our will to survive.

      Bio
      Damian Barr is the author of the memoirMaggie & Me, which theSunday Times named Memoir of the Year. He is Literary Ambassador for the Savoy in London where he hosts his Literary Salon (also carried as a podcast on British Airways and recently featured inVanity Fair). He is Literary Editor of the Soho House group and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was 2013's Stonewall Writer of the Year. He lives in Brighton, England.
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      “Remarkable-a powerfully moving tale that weaves dazzlingly between the Boer war and contemporary South Africa.” —The Observer

      “Damian Barr splits open lost history, sunlit moments of love and all private grief with this novel, a chisel at one end and a telescope at the other. Insightful and compassionate, open-hearted and unblinking, Barr gives us three unforgettable stories in this powerful, groundbreaking book.” —Amy Bloom, author of WHITE HOUSES

      “Devastating and formally ingenious, it traces the paths by which historical grief engenders present violence . . . A vitally brave and luminously compassionate book.” —Garth Greenwell, author of WHAT BELONGS TO YOU

      “Completely gripping and profoundly moving--you care for every character. Each of the very different stories is deeply affecting and they're woven together in such unexpected and powerful ways. Barr handles the most difficult material with the lightest touch.” —Maggie O'Farell, author of I AM, I AM, I AM

      “Brutal, haunting, redemptive and with not an ounce of fat left on it. Beautiful.” —Jojo Moyes, author of ME BEFORE YOU, via Twitter

      “A novel concerned with single strain of human history, of how a people are made and unmade and how they go on to make and unmake others, of the stories they tell themselves to allow such things to pass. In so doing he has captured the threads of all of human history.You Will Be Safe Here is as unexpected as it is unsettling, both in the telling and in the way that telling works to reveal hidden trails through the points of light and darkness, such that the reader arrives at the end to stand before a view over one hundred years in the making and says, I see it now.” —Aminatta Forna, author of HAPPINESS

      “It's rare for a novel to go so deep that you come out of reading it a different person from when you went in. This is such a book. It was a very brave book to write, and parts of it call for some courage to read, but nothing more unusual and impressive has appeared for years.” —Diana Athill, author of SOMEWHERE TOWARDS THE END

      “I cannot call to mind a more assured debut novel. Rooted in meticulous research, YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE is an absolutely vital book, one both deeply compassionate and beautifully observed. Its exploration of the sins of the past, long since covered up, sheds an important light on the impact they continue to have on the present.” —Ryan Gattis, author of ALL INVOLVED

      You Will Be Safe Here would be an achievement for a third or fourth novel; for a first, it's an astonishing one. Barr's handling of his bravely chosen material-the conjoined shames of British and Afrikaaner history-is deft and the results will haunt you.” —Patrick Gale, author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER

      “Barr's promising debut is an unblinking look at the terrors humankind can perpetrate to squash the 'other.' As hard-hitting as the acts of violence are, more insidious is the evil that seeps into the system that aids and abets atrocities” —Booklist

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    9781635570533 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: May 14, 2019 Print Run: 25000
    $23.00 CAD 5.51 x 8.25 x 0 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      There's plenty of intrigue, sex, and drugs in this fast-paced mystery, set against a backdrop of gentrifying London.

      Three hundred gone. Just six left.

      The building was once home to families, friends, children, couples, love, life. Now, almost every apartment is empty, the inhabitants forced out by the developers tearing down the old social housing to build luxury homes.

      Only a few of the inhabitants have fought back against the attempts to evict them from their homes and their histories. And they have been joined by passionate student protester and would-be journalist Ella, who is leading a high-profile media campaign to protect those who refuse to leave.

      One night, Ella returns home to find a horrible scene awaiting her--the dead body of a mysterious man. Panicked, she calls her neighbor Molly, who convinces her that the police won't believe she's innocent. Together, the two women concoct a gruesome plan to hide the body.

      But the secret won't stay buried for long. As truth hangs in the balance, a neighbor tells Molly he had heard Ella arguing with a man in the hallway, and mistrust grows between Ella and Molly, as repercussions of that night threaten to change both women's lives forever.

      Bio
      Eva Dolan was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Dagger for unpublished authors when she was a teenager. Her Zigic and Ferreira crime series debuted in 2014 and has been optioned for British television.Tell No Tales andAfter You Diewere shortlisted for the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year Award, andAfter You Die was also longlisted for the prestigious CWA Gold Dagger.This Is How It Ends is her first standalone mystery. Dolan lives in Essex, England.
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      “In this time-fractured journey to a startling and emphatic finale, Ms. Dolan delivers a vivid and convincing picture of a world where loyalty and selflessness are forced into fatal juxtaposition with treachery and ambition.” —The Wall Street Journal

      “A terrific stand-alone novel . . . Dolan doesn't sugar-coat anything in this haunting novel about friendship, suspicion and betrayal.” —The Sunday Times

      “A complex and nuanced psychological thriller . . . Pays off in a stunning conclusion that makes you want to reread the whole book to figure out how you missed what was really going on.” —starred review, Booklist

      “Dolan is expert at the orchestration of tension, right up to the vertiginous climax. This first stand-alone novel . . . also adds a new layer to the author's trenchant social commentary.” —The Guardian

      “Intriguing . . . The novel is cleverly plotted; Dolan nicely ramps up suspense on the way to its shocking ending.” —Publishers Weekly

      “A sad, intelligent book, with a shocking ending.” —Marcel Berlins, The Times

      “Dolan . . . excels at presenting knotty, addictive tales that also force the reader to think more widely about the way in which society treats its most vulnerable members . . . Dolan is a master of pace and it's fascinating to watch the real Ella slowly emerge. Ultimately, this smart, deftly told story resonates so strongly because of the complex, claustrophobic relationship at its heart: like Molly, we are drawn inexorably to Ella's flame, unable to step away even when it might burn.” —Independent

      “A thoroughly contemporary and distinctively intelligent thriller.” —Mail on Sunday

      “Contemporary London is brilliantly evoked in this timely, twisted story about social activism. Beginning with a death in a building where the residents have been forced out, it sweeps you on a journey to a conclusion that lingers long in the memory.” —Sunday Mirror

      “Dolan has fashioned switchback twists with characters who are nuanced and transcend stereotype. A triumph.” —Metro

      “Inventive and compelling . . . An impeccably structured story that blends the personal and political with searing effect . . . The key to Dolan's compulsive storytelling is that her action is rooted in utterly believable characters . . . The women have a kind of surrogate mother-daughter relationship, one with all the intricacies and conflict that such a relationship suggests, and it's that shifting dynamic that keeps the story driving forward, and keeps readers on their toes. This is terrific writing that engages the head and heart equally.” —Big Issue

      “Female activists Molly and Ella weave a tissue of deceit in this superb thriller.” —Woman & Home

      This Is How It Ends is searing and uncompromising and so inventive in structure I could but marvel.” —Tamar Cohen/Rachel Rhys, author of THE MISTRESSES'S REVENGE and DANGEROUS CROSSING

      “A sublime and relevant urban literary thriller. Well-crafted, gripping, moving. Eva is a brilliant storyteller and the stories she tells are as compelling as they are important. She's a star.” —Will Dean, author of the forthcoming DARK PINES

      “Angry and impassioned yet soulful and heartfelt,This Is How It Ends puts Eva Dolan firmly among the top rank of British crime fiction. The difference between Dolan and a lot of her contemporaries is the difference between The Clash and Coldplay. And I know who I'd rather listen to.” —Martyn Waites

      “Angry, compassionate and mind-blowingly clever, with a truly shocking ending.” —Mark Edwards

      “Anyone wanting smart and compelling crime fiction with razor-sharp social comment should read Eva Dolan. In fact EVERYONE should read her.” —Mark Billingham

      “It couldn't be more timely. Or more imbued with passion.” —Val McDermid

      “Eva Dolan tells stories that are all too real, using beautiful prose to weave the darkest of tales.This Is How It Ends is hard-hitting, twisted, chilling and in short, absolutely stunning.” —SJ Holliday

      “Stupendous. The thriller comes of age.” —Sarah Hilary, winner of the Theakston Crime Book of the Year

      “Bold and unusual, Eva Dolan's exquisite writing perfectly captures contemporary London in this cleverly plotted novel.” —Sarah Ward, author of IN BITTER CHILL

      “Eva Dolan'sThis Is How It Ends is a tense, intelligent, politically charged thriller, expertly crafted by a writer at the top of her game.” —Mari Hannah, winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library

      “I have always loved Eva Dolan's books and her newest is fierce, timely, twisty and so well written.” —Sarah Franklin

      “The authority of Dolan's writing grows from book to book.” —Barry Forshaw, Financial Times

      “Eva Dolan writes some of the most important crime fiction on the scene today.” —Stuart Neville

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    Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas Mark Kurlansky
    9781632863836 Paperback HISTORY / World On Sale Date: May 07, 2019 Print Run: 60000
    $25.00 CAD 5.55 x 8.29 x 1.11 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 32 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestsellingCod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout.

      According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's breast milk became our galaxy, the Milky Way. But while mother's milk may be the essence of nourishment, it is the milk of other mammals that humans have cultivated ever since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago, originally as a source of cheese, yogurt, kefir, and all manner of edible innovations that rendered lactose digestible, and then, when genetic mutation made some of us lactose-tolerant, milk itself.

      Before the industrial revolution, it was common for families to keep dairy cows and produce their own milk. But during the nineteenth century, mass production and urbanization made milk safety a leading issue of the day, with milk-borne illnesses a common cause of death. Pasteurization slowly became a legislative matter. And today, milk is a test case in the most pressing issues in food politics, from industrial farming and animal rights to GMOs, the locavore movement, and advocates for raw milk, who controversially reject pasteurization.

      Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story to tell, and historian Mark Kurlansky is the perfect person to tell it. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.

      Bio
      Mark Kurlanskyis theNew York Times bestselling author ofHavana,Cod,Salt,Paper,The Basque History of the World,1968, andThe Big Oyster, among other titles.He has received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize,Bon Appetit's Food Writer of the Year Award, the James Beard Award, and the Glenfiddich Award. He lives in New York City. www.markkurlansky.com
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      Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas is a feat of investigation, compilation and organization . . . Altogether a complex and rich survey, “Milk!” is a book well worth nursing.” —Wall Street Journal

      “The sort of book that Proust might have written had Proust become distracted by the madeleine . . . you step away from this book with a new vantage on history, a working knowledge of exotic milk and cheese, acceptance of your mom, a sense of what makes Mark Kurlansky tick and a weird craving for buffalo mozzarella.” —Editors' Choice, New York Times Book Review

      “[A] readable and almost unreasonably fascinating book.” —The Times of London

      “Kurlansky's entertaining, fast-paced history of milk exhibits his usual knack for plumbing the depths of a single subject . . . Kurlansky's charming history brims with excellent stories and great details” —Publishers Weekly

      “Cod, salt, paper, oysters, 1968, and Havana-Kurlansky always picks a singular subject, then runs with it as he provides historical and cultural context. Here he examines our relationship to milk since the domestication of animals more than 10,000 years ago. That relationship shifted with the Industrial Revolution, which meant out with the family cow and in with pasteurization and, eventually, food fights over industrial farming, animal rights, and GMOs. Pour a glass and get out the cookies before reading.” —Library Journal's Nonfiction Picks, May 2018

      “The author ofSalt (2002) andCod (1997) tackles another staple food in this chatty history of milk and
      some of the many products made from it . . . Kurlansky's wide-ranging curiosity makes a familiar topic seem exotic.” —Booklist

      “A wide-ranging history of a surprisingly controversial form of nourishment . . . Chock-full of fascinating details.” —Kirkus

      “A fascinating and comprehensive book that will keep readers engaged and entertained . . . Will appeal to both foodies and readers of world history.” —Library Journal

      “Fascinating . . . Every chapter ofMilk! entrances with I-did-not-know-that facts and observations.” —BookPage

      “As with Mark Kurlansky'sCod andSalt, I wish I had writtenMilk! Never would I have thought that so elementary a liquid food had such an intriguing history, one that includes science, politics, economics, and gourmandize. A great read on a great subject!” —Mimi Sheraton

      “Mark Kurlansky, the best-selling author ofCod andSalt, traces the 10,000-year-old cultural, economic, and culinary trajectory of this dietary staple, packing in dairy-centric recipes both ancient and modern.” —Modern Farmer, "Seven of the Season's Best New Books"

      “Calcium-heavy gold . . . the fine cream of the book rises to the top.” —USA Today

      “A prolific and spirited explicator of the the world, Kurlansky has written on subjects as varied as 1968, Cuba, and European Jewry, but his sweet spot is literature on single forms of nutrition and sustenance, with books such asCod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World andSalt: A World History. He now turns his attention to the mother of all subjects--milk--which he sees as the most argued-over food of the past 10,000 years. In this entertaining and constantly surprising book, he chronicles debates and disputes over milk (breast or bottle, pasteurized or homogenized, genetically modified or raw) and even finds that fierce disagreements over wet nurses involved not whether to use one, but whether brunettes or blondes were better.” —The National Book Review, "Five Hot Books"

      “Food historian Mark Kurlansky is famous for his deep dives on singular subjects, which range from salt to cod to oysters, and his latest work is everything one expects from this obsessive researcher. Milk! delves into the world's most complex cultural, economic and culinary stories centered around milk, from Greek creation myths to modern pasteurization.” —Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Best Books about Food of the Year

      “Something to enjoy with a cold class of (what else) milk and a warm cookie.” —Popular Science

      “Rich and interesting, stocked full of recipes and facts. It's an immensely rewarding reading experience.” —BookRiot, 50 Must-Read Microhistories

      “Compelling.” —The Columbus Dispatch

      “Best-selling author Mark Kurlansky follows upCod (1997) andSalt (2002) with another zestful exploration of one foodstuff - milk - through history and a range of lenses . . . Kurlansky keeps up a cracking pace on a tour that covers classical geographer Strabo griping about the Celts' milk consumption; the disease-generating dairies of nineteenth-century New York City; lactose intolerance in China; and 126 recipes for everything from ghee to syllabub.” —Nature

      “From the first page of this book, you'll be fascinated by how much milk, and its relatives like cheese, whey, and ice cream, have infiltrated our lives over thousands of years. If you've ever found yourself in a debate about what milk is the best milk--goat, cow, human?!--this book will equip you with all the random tidbits to strengthen your rebuttal.” —Bon Appétit, "8 Non-Cookbook Food Books to Read This Summer"

      “It may be a stretch to say that by understanding the history of milk that one can understand the history of the world, but maybe not that much of a stretch . . . As Kurlansky shows throughoutMilk!, the story of dairy is really the story of civilization . . . WhatMilk! does particularly well is elucidate the history of conflict around all things milk.” —Inside Higher Ed

      “Fascinating stuff . . . [Kurlansky] has a keen eye for odd facts and natural detail.” —The Wall Street Journal on THE BIG OYSTER

      “Magnificent . . . a towering accomplishment.” —Associated Press on THE BIG OYSTER

      “Every once in a while a writer of particular skill takes a fresh, seemingly improbable idea and turns out a book of pure delight. Such is the case of Mark Kurlansky and the codfish.” —David McCullough on COD

      “Kurlansky finds the world in a grain of salt.” —The New York Times Book Review on SALT

      “Kurlansky approaches Havana like an Impressionist painter, building the image of this metropolis of 2 million inhabitants with subtle brushstrokes.” —Washington Post on HAVANA

      “An early favorite . . . Everybody can learn, and everybody will eat.” —Washington Post on INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

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