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    A Joy To Be Hidden Ariela Freedman Canada
    9781773900087 Paperback FICTION / Coming of Age Publication Date:March 16, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 0.88 lb | 310 pages Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      Alice Stein, a young graduate student living in a vivid and chaotic late-90s East Village, loses her father and grandmother in a single year and is given the task of cleaning out her grandmother's Brooklyn apartment. In the process of doing so, she begins to unlock a family secret. Accompanied by her precocious downstairs neighbour, a twelve-year-old girl named Persephone, she sets out on a quest to understand her family and herself. In the process, she will discover lost children and buried love affairs, histories she wants to believe and people she can't trust, a village in Hungary and an artist's loft in Harlem. A coming-of-age story about hidden pasts and the legacy of trauma and displacement, A Joy To Be Hidden is told with humour and insight. We can never quite forget the title quote -- "It is a joy to be hidden, and a disaster not to be found" D. W. Winnicott -- and we discover, over the course of the novel, that it applies to everyone.

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      Ariela Freedman was born in Brooklyn and has lived in Jerusalem, New York, Calgary, London, and Montreal. She has a Ph.D. from New York University and teaches literature at Concordia's Liberal Arts College in Montreal, where she lives with her family. Her first novel, Arabic for Beginners (LLP, 2017), was shortlisted for the QWF Concordia University First Book Prize and is the Winner of the 2018 J. I. Segal Prize for Fiction. A Joy to be Hidden is her second novel.

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      "Ariela Freedman writes with elegance and dark grace about family history, identity, and the human ache for connection. I loved this mysterious and engrossing story, and her beautiful rendering of how the past can both haunt us and help us move on." --Alix Ohlin

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    Butterfly John Delacourt Canada
    9781773900124 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers Publication Date:March 16, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 0.71 lb | 226 pages Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      Lucien and Nataa might have slipped toward love, if her past in Sarajevo hadn't caught up with her. Nataa finds work modeling for a painter in Toronto, but he is murdered. Nataa disappears that night, running for her life. Her vanishing is connected to the discovery of a video, secretly filmed in a small town in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the war. Butterfly is a novel that charts a controlled descent through the dark legacy of war and the underbelly of the global art scene ... into a world ruled by a desperate hope for impossible redemption.

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      John Delacourt is an Ottawa writer whose fiction has appeared in numerous publications in Canada and the U.S. Butterfly is his third novel. His criticism and political commentary has appeared in the Rover, the Ottawa Review of Books, Ottawa Citizen, iPolitics, the Hill Times and Policy magazine. He studied at the Humber School for Writers after graduating with an MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto.

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      "Butterfly is a taut, tight, and tense masterpiece. In this finely-cut jewel of a novel, John Delacourt's crystalline prose drives the heart-stopping story at just the perfect pace, leaving you no choice but to keep on turning the pages until you know, and feel, everything. A deeply satisfying read from a very talented writer."--Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

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    Blindshot Denis Coupal Canada
    9781773900162 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers Publication Date:March 16, 2019
    $19.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 1 lb | 341 pages Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      When financier Paul Carignan is hit by a stray bullet and killed in Beaufort, Quebec, the town leaders seem reluctant to investigate. Running out of patience, his teenage sons, Jack and Noah, take justice into their own hands--and kidnap the locals they suspect are responsible. Things soon erupt and the boys find themselves besieged in their house with their captives. In the middle is their mother, Catherine, not sure which side to take. For Tom 'Brooder' Doran, Beaufort's Deputy Chief of Police, the investigation has just gotten very complicated. One thing's for sure, this sleepy town is in for a fiery shakeup.

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      Denis Coupal is a Montreal writer, actor, multi-disciplinary artist and business strategist. His feature-length screenplays have been funded by The FUND (The Foundation to Underwrite New Drama for Pay Television), Roger's Pay Television, and SODEC. He won Honourable Mention in the 2011 Quebec Writing Competition for his short story "Brand Loyalty," which was then published in Minority Reports. He is Regional President of the Mergers & Acquisitions Club of Canada and President of the Dawson College Foundation. Blindshot is his first novel.

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      "Blindshot is a high-calibre bullet of a book: smart, fast and full of twists. Fans of Linwood Barclay will love this!"--Will Ferguson

      "Long live BLINDSHOT!" --Marc Levy, Et si c'était vrai

      "The book is called BLINDSHOT, but Denis Coupal has written a thriller to be read with eyes wide, wide open. An auspicious debut that will keep you guessing." --Andy Nulman, CEO of Play the Future

      "Denis Coupal has hit the bull's eye with his BLINDSHOT. With a deep sense of place, an appreciation for both the dark and bright side of rural living, and with two young infectious characters, this book is a thrill from opening shock to surprise ending." --Roy MacGregor, The Globe and Mail

      "An accomplished debut with a good ear for dialogue." --Tommy Schnurmacher - Former radio host, Author of How Vanity Saved my Mother's Life

      "BLINDSHOT, a controlled thriller, introduces a strong new voice. When a businessman is shot outside his home, his sons hunt for the truth and find corruption and betrayal. Author Denis Coupal writes, "Truth had its price." But, truth in BLINDSHOT remains as elusive as a bullet." --Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan, Author of In The Shadows

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    The Far Himalaya Phillip Ernest Canada
    9781988130972 Paperback FICTION / Coming of Age Publication Date:September 07, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 0.75 lb | 227 pages Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      Young and homeless on the streets of Toronto, Benjamin Doheney is sustained by an unusual source of strength: his devotion to Sanskrit, the ancient literary language of India. Together with Aditi, a student of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto, he dreams of a future with her in India, a land in which she has her own troubled history. Before they can move on, they must extricate her from the clutches of her twisted and malevolent PhD supervisor. When a murder on campus threatens to draw the police's attention to Ben and his friends, events spiral out of control, drawing them all towards a possibly bloody culmination in which the couple's hopes for a distant future peace may not survive.

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      Born in 1970, Phillip Ernest grew up in Northern Ontario. Fleeing home at the age of fifteen, he lived on Toronto's skid row until he was twenty-eight. He learned Sanskrit from the book Teach Yourself Sanskrit, and later earned a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Sanskrit from Cambridge University, with a dissertation on the Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. Marrying a woman from Pune, India, in 2006, he lived in that city until 2016, working first in the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, then as a writer and editor at Dilip Oak Academy. His first novel, The Vetala, was published in 2018, and he lives with his wife in Bengaluru, India.

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      "Phillip Ernest is a rare original in contemporary Canadian writing." -- Sebastian Black

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    Claremont Wiebke von Carolsfeld Canada
    9781773900230 Paperback FICTION / Family Life Publication Date:September 07, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 0.86 lb | 262 pages Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      How to survive the unthinkable? This is the question nine-year-old Tom has to face after witnessing his parent's murder-suicide. After the horrific event, Tom refuses to speak. At first, he moves in with his childless Aunt Sonya, but she is ill equipped to deal with the traumatized boy. Before long, Tom is forced to move again, this time to Claremont Street in downtown Toronto, where he shares a run-down house with his mercurial Aunt Rose and his reckless yet endearing Uncle Will. As the seasons change, Tom's silence becomes a powerful presence, allowing this fractured family to hear one another for the first time-- and for Tom to finally find a home. Claremont is a gripping story of one family's journey through grief and toward healing.

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      Wiebke von Carolsfeld is a German-born writer and filmmaker living in Montreal. She has directed three critically acclaimed feature films (Marion Bridge, STAY, The Saver), winning numerous awards, including Best First Feature at TIFF and Sudbury, Canada's Top Ten, Best Screenplay from the Chlotrudis Society along with nominations from the Canadian Screen Awards, the DGC, the AIFF, and the WGC. She is a renowned feature film editor and has taught classes internationally on screenwriting, filmmaking, and the creative process. Claremont is her first novel.

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    9781773900278 Paperback FICTION / Family Life Publication Date:September 07, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 in | 0 lb | 310 pages Canadian Rights: Y Linda Leith Publishing
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      A stolen house on a Polish square. A pop bottle on Vancouver's east side. Nadia Baltzan knows a few things about theft. The Girl Who Stole Everything is a fresh and telling portrait of the relationship between prewar Polish shtetl life and Jewish lives today. In Poland, a house stands empty on a village square seventy-five years after its owners were killed. In Vancouver, the aftermath of a murder overturns the life of the victim's niece. In these old and new worlds a mystery lurks, and Norman Ravvin lovingly recovers the past of both.

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      Norman Ravvin's books have won prizes in Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. His novels include The Joyful Child, Café des Westens, and Lola by Night, which appeared in Serbian translation. His story collection Sex, Skyscrapers, and Standard Yiddish won the Ontario Arts Council K. M. Hunter Prize, and his travel essays are collected in Hidden Canada: An Intimate Travelogue. He has traveled many times to Poland, to his family's prewar home and across the country, and this experience informs his writing. He lives in Montreal.

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    ABC MTL Jeanne Painchaud Canada, Bruno Ricca Canada, Katia Grubisic Canada
    9781773900353 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Lifestyles Age (years) from 3 - 14 Publication Date:November 07, 2019
    $21.95 CAD 8.45 x 8.45 x 0 in | 0 lb | 68 pages Canadian Rights: Y ruelle
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      Montreal spelled out in a mosaic of haiku, descriptive text and full-colour photographs. From A to Z, every letter introduces a different aspect of the city in all its diversity and fun.

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      Jeanne Painchaud is the author of books for young people and of haiku as well as being an artist. The most recent of her books, illustrated by photos by Bruno Ricca, is ABC MTL (400 Coups, 2017), which was nominated for the 2018 TD Canadian Children's Literature Prize in 2018. She has been invited to present her work in France, in the U.S., and in Japan, and she lives and works in Montreal.



      In addition to several shows of his work in Montreal, including solo shows in 2013 and 2015, photographer and graphic designer Bruno Ricca participated in the National Geographic France competition and is the winner of the French magazine Photo's biggest photographic contest. Commissioned by Montreal publisher Les 400 Coups to illustrate ABC MTL in 2017, he is the graphic designer of Son & Image magazine, for which he also writes. Born in France, he lives in Montreal.



      Katia Grubisic is a writer, editor, and translator. She was coordinator of the Atwater Poetry Project reading series, and was a founding member of the editorial board for the Icehouse Poetry imprint at Goose Lane Editions. Her own work has appeared in various Canadian and international publications. She has been a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for translation, and her collection of poems What if red ran out won the Gerald Lampert award for best first book.

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