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    The Other Americans A Novel Laila Lalami
    9781524747145 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:March 26, 2019
    $34.95 CAD 6.4 x 9.5 x 1.18 in | 1.3 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:12 Pantheon
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      National Book Award finalist
      Kirkus Prize finalist
      Aspen Literary Prize longlist
      A Best Book of 2019: NPR, TimeVariety, Bookpage, NYPL
      A Washington Post notable book
      A Los Angeles Times bestseller

      From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor’s Account, here is a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant—at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture.

      Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant living in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui’s daughter Nora, a jazz composer who returns to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good; his widow, Maryam, who still pines after her life in the old country; Efraín, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, an old friend of Nora's and an Iraq War veteran; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son's secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself.

      As the characters—deeply divided by race, religion, and class—tell their stories, connections among them emerge, even as Driss’s family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love, messy and unpredictable, is born.

       is the author of The Other Americans, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits; Secret Son;  and The Moor’s Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Harper’s Magazine, and The Guardian. A professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside, she lives in Los Angeles.
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      Aspen Words Literary Prize 2020, Long-listed
      National Book Awards 2019, Short-listed
      Simpson Family Literary Prize 2019, Winner

      One of Time Magazine's Best Fiction of 2019

      Named a Most Anticipated Book for 2019: Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe, New York Magazine/Vulture, The Millions, Bustle, Electric Literature, Nylon, HuffPost, BookPage, The BBC, and Buzzfeed

      "Powerful . . . Fascinating . . . Heartbreaking . . . It matters desperately . . . The novel opens into a collective confessional . . . At the core of The Other Americans is a deep anxiety: What if the truth is contradictory or so obfuscated that we lose the will to pursue it? For the reader, the novel presents something of a Rorschach test. Will our belief and sympathy depend on the speaker’s racial or gender identity, or perhaps his or her age?"
      The New York Times Book Review

      "'Other Americans take center stage in a timely new novel . . . You feel like the promise of America can still come through after all."
      —Fresh Air, Maureen Corrigan

      "Lalami gives us a searching exploration of the lives of several individuals with whom mainstream American society has a vexed relationship."
      The Washington Post

      "A compelling portrait of race and immigration in America . . . Lalami is remarkably skilled at rendering the interior lives of her cast."

      "The Other Americans confirms Lalami’s reputation as one of the country’s most sensitive interrogators, probing at the fault lines in family, and the wider world."
      Financial Times

      "What a monumental challenge it is to reveal the state of America, to assert what unites and divides us—and what remarkable insight Lalami demonstrates by doing just that. Her interrogation is rigorous, and her provocations—about love’s dangerous power, the ties between resentment and privilege—resonate through to the last page."
      Entertainment Weekly

      "A powerful novel of intolerance and compassion, resilience and weakness, love and loss, populated by flawed but sympathetic characters whose lives are rocked by actions and emotions beyond their control."
      The Economist

      "Pulitzer Prize finalist Lalami (The Moor’s Account) may be our finest contemporary chronicler of immigration and its discontents. Her new novel spares no one, and it’s the kind of page-turning mystery you crave for a rainy reading weekend. The book uses different perspectives to uncover the real story behind a Moroccan immigrant’s death in a California intersection."
      The Washington Post

      "From its first sentence, The Other Americans grabs the reader with its directness and urgency."
      Minneapolis Star Tribune

      “Splendid . . . At once mystery novel, character study and poignant reflection on the immigrant experience, The Other Americans is the kind of book you read breathlessly, savoring each character’s turn in the spotlight even as you miss the others. Together their voices create a vivid portrait of a time and place in America; a town of simmering resentments, wary tension, unexpected connections and uncanny beauty.”
      —The Seattle Times

      "Laila Lalami describes all her characters brilliantly—literally so: They spring from the page. Readers can see many of them vividly, and empathize with the problems that shape their behavior, even while sometimes feeling irritation . . . The construction of this novel is deft. As the author moves among the characters’ tales, she engages different parts of our minds and hearts. Our feelings and ideas are enlarged. At the end, the Americans in these pages are no more “other” than anyone else in this nation of immigrants. The novel has done its job because of Laila Lalami’s extraordinary descriptions of personal dynamics and her evocations of place, especially the desert."
      The Washington Times

      “Remarkable, timely novel. Impeccably written story about a hit and run, a family that must grapple with their grief as they try to make sense of why they’ve lost Driss, the patriarch, and the slowly unraveling mystery of who is responsible for the unthinkable. I love the depth of character here for Nora and Jeremy. The narrative is good from many points of view but theirs is the heart of this story and what a beautiful beating heart it is.” 
      —Roxane Gay

      “It’s a combo love story, mystery and literary exploration of immigration in America.”
      —Nicholas Kristof

      “This deftly constructed account of a crime and its consequences shows up, in its quiet way, the pressures under which ordinary Americans of Muslim background have labored since the events of 9/11.”
      —J.M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
      “A writer of uncommon conviction and tremendous insight.” 
      —Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer

      "Lalami’s crisp, straightforward prose offers the perfect counterpoint to the complexity of her plot, which artfully interweaves past and present. Reminiscent of Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth in its depiction of the enduring effects of family secrets and betrayals, The Other Americans also addresses a multitude of other issues—immigration, prejudice, post-traumatic stress, love and murder—with what can only be described as magical finesse."
      Bookpage (starred review)

      "Powerful . . . In a narrative that succeeds as mystery and love story, family and character study, Lalami captures the complex ways humans can be strangers not just outside their “tribes” but within them, as well as to themselves."
      Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      "Lalami impressively conducts this chorus of flawed yet graceful human beings to mellifluous effect . . . An eloquent reminder that frame of reference is everything when defining the 'other.'"
      Booklist (starred review)

      "Lalami is in thrilling command of her narrative gifts, reminding readers why The Moor's Account was a Pulitzer finalist . . . Nuanced characters drive this novel . . . Lalami expertly mines an American penchant for rendering the 'other.'"
      Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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    The Burning Forest India's War Against the Maoists Nandini Sundar
    9781788732529 Hardcover HISTORY / Asia On Sale Date:April 09, 2019
    $143.00 CAD 6.37 x 9.25 x 1.13 in | 1.6 lb | 432 pages Carton Quantity:10 Verso
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      An empathetic, moving account of what drives indigenous peasants to support armed struggle despite severe state repression, including lives lost, and homes and communities destroyed

      Over the past decade, the heavily forested, mineral-rich region of Bastar in central India has emerged as one of the most militarized sites in the country. The government calls the Maoist insurgency the “biggest security threat” to India. In 2005, a state-sponsored vigilante movement, the Salwa Judum, burned hundreds of villages, driving their inhabitants into state-controlled camps, drawing on counterinsurgency techniques developed in Malaysia, Vietnam and elsewhere. Apart from rapes and killings, hundreds of “surrendered” Maoist sympathizers were conscripted as auxiliaries. The conflict continues to this day, taking a toll on the lives of civilians, security forces and Maoist cadres.

      In 2007, Sundar and others took the Indian government to the Supreme Court over the human rights violations arising out of the conflict. In a landmark judgment in 2011 the court banned state support for vigilantism. The Burning Forest describes this brutal war in the heart of India, and what it tells us about the courts, media and politics of the country. The result is a fascinating critical account of Indian democracy.

      Nandini Sundar is Professor of Sociology at Delhi University. Her publications include Subalterns and Sovereigns: An Anthropological History of Bastar (1854–2006).
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      “A very important and interesting book which should be widely read … A deeply disturbing analysis of the sacrifice of tribal lives and communities caught between the camouflaged barbarity of the security forces and the violent arrogance of a deflected rebellion. The appeal for reasoned humanity cannot be any stronger—or more eloquent—than this.”
      —Amartya Sen

      “How does democracy affect the prosecution of civil war? Nandini Sundar explores this question with untold courage and fierce determination in her remarkable extended ethnography of counter-insurgency in Chhattisgarh (India)—a desperate struggle to clear the land for mineral exploitation. Starting from poor adivasi villagers, aided and abetted by Naxalites, Sundar lays out in dispassionate detail the history of escalating violence, spurred on by the atrocities of a state-sponsored vigilante group and special police force. Stung by the lack of interest in the Indian media and parliament, she and two collaborators pursued and finally won a Supreme Court case against the state of Chhattisgarh. But, again, with no obvious effect. By multiplying opportunities to contest state violence, democratic institutions may have moderated but also extended the civil war. A rare and brilliant treatment of a topic few social scientists would dare to touch, let alone examine at such close quarters and for over two decades.”
      —Michael Burawoy

      The Burning Forest is vivid, challenging and informative—an exemplar of engaged sociology and anthropology. It is a stellar account of the tension between villagers, insurgents and the multiple levels of state action and inaction, the intricate complications of the legal system and of course, the politics of it all. Nandini Sundar’s empathy for the people of the forest and their struggles for a dignified life and livelihood is heart-warming.”
      —Ari Sitas

      “This meticulous and powerful book not only documents a brutal regime of internal colonialism in the world’s largest democracy. It reveals the insidious ways in which consent to state oppression is manufactured and amplified. Everyone interested in the commingled fate of democracy and capitalism in the postcolonial world should read this book.”
      —Pankaj Mishra

      “Nandini Sundar, an extraordinary anthropologist-activist, pulls no punches in describing the greed and cynical violence of state agencies, mining companies, politicians and immigrants. Her account of life in the Maoist rebel zones is graphic, full of empathy but by no means uncritical. This is a story that everyone who cares about India must read.”
      —Partha Chatterjee

      “Nandini Sundar is one of India’s most distinguished anthropologists, and the leading academic authority on Bastar. But she is also one of Indian democracy’s most passionate voices. This is a searing critique of the state, and one that Indian democracy needs to hear.”
      —Pratap Bhanu Mehta

      “Every thinking Indian, every citizen who is concerned about the present and future of the Republic, should read The Burning Forest. It is an impeccably researched and finely written work of scholarship, redolent with insight, and displaying enormous courage as well.”
      —Ramachandra Guha, Hindustan Times

      “If many places are like Bastar, few books are like The Burning Forest. It resonates with classics on frontiers and dispossession.”
      —Christian Lund, Journal of Agrarian Change

      “Sundar’s book is an exceptional expose of the scandal of rural governance in India, a chronicle of State excesses, an anthropologist’s view about how conflicts perpetuate themselves and an account of how India’s democracy is degraded when few are watching. Policymakers ought to take away one the key lesson from it that there really are no military solutions to social conflicts.”
      —Sushil Aaron, Hindustan Times

      “Sundar’s book is a must-read for those interested in the genesis and the nature of conflict in Bastar.”

      “The work needs to be celebrated for its scholarship, for its independence and for its courage.”
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    The Mueller Report Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election Robert S. Mueller III, Special Counsel's Office Dept of Justice
    9781612197814 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government On Sale Date:April 30, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 4.18 x 7.51 x 1.85 in | 0.89 lb | 768 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Melville House
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      The New York Times Bestseller

      This is the full text, Volumes 1 and 2, of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. It is THE REPORT AND NOTHING BUT THE REPORT, in a beautifully typeset edition, with full searchability in ebook formats, presented exactly as released by the Attorney General of the United States, with no positioning—such as a celebrity introduction—that would give it a bias or impede its clarity.

      One of the most-talked-about investigations in American history, the subject of constant media discussion and speculation, non-stop and controversial attacks from the president, and the eager anticipation of a public wondering what the truth is, this long-awaited publication is an historic event.

      The Mueller Report continues Melville House's "tradition of publishing pivotal public documents."—The New York Times
      Robert S. Mueller, III was Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2001 to 2013, serving under both Republican president George W. Bush and Democratic president Barack Obama. A decorated combat veteran of the war in Vietnam, and a lifelong civil servant, he was appointed Special Counsel in charge of the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election by acting Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein on May 17th, 2017.
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      "A vindication of the rule of law. Now the public needs to read it." — The New York Times

      "The Mueller probe is not just another criminal investigation. It is also an inquiry into a foreign attack on the nation’s democratic system, the details of which are the public’s to know, and an inquest into official malfeasance at some of the highest levels of government." — The Washington Post

      "Of immeasurable importance." — NBC News

      “The Mueller probe is the most important investigation in a generation.” — The New York Post

      "May be Americans’ best chance to understand an attack on their democracy" — The New Republic

      “The only drama that matters.” —BBC
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    9781984899187 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:May 07, 2019
    $22.50 CAD 5.16 x 7.97 x 0.94 in | 0.84 lb | 560 pages Carton Quantity:24 Vintage Espanol
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      Una nueva y apasionada historia de amor de E L James, autora del fenómeno mundial de ventas, la Trilogía Cincuenta sombras.

      Londres 2019. Maxim Trevelyan ha tenido siempre una vida fácil. Con su apostura, sus conexiones aristocráticas y el dinero familiar, nunca ha tenido que trabajar y pocas veces tiene que dormir solo. Pero todo cambia cuando una tragedia golpea la familia y Maxim hereda el título de nobleza, las propiedades y la responsabilidad que eso conlleva. Es un papel para el que no está preparado y que le va a costar enfrentar.

      Pero su mayor reto consistirá en contener su deseo por una inesperada joven que aparece en su vida, recién llegada a Inglaterra sin más que un pasado lleno de problemas y peligros. Reticente, bella y dotada para la música, se convierte en un atrayente misterio y el deseo de Maxim por ella se transforma en una pasión que jamás había sentido y que no se atreve a nombrar. Pero, ¿quién es Alessia Demachi? ¿Puede Maxim protegerla del mal que la acecha? ¿Y qué hará ella cuando sepa que él también ha estado ocultando sus propios secretos?

      Desde el corazón de Londres y el agreste paisaje rural de Cornwall, hasta la sombría e imponente belleza de los Balcanes, Mister nos lleva en una montaña rusa de emociones, peligros y deseo que deja al lector sin aliento hasta la última página.
      E L James es una mujer romántica sin remedio. Después de veinticinco años trabajando en la televisión, E L James decidió cumplir su sueño de infancia y se lanzó a escribir historias que enamoraran a los lectores. El resultado fue Cincuenta sombras de Grey y sus dos secuelas, Cincuenta sombras más oscuras y Cincuenta sombras liberadas. En 2015, publicó Grey, la historia de Cincuenta sombras de Grey contada desde la perspectiva de Christian Grey, y en 2017, publico Más oscuro, la segunda parte de la historia de Cincuenta Sombras narrada también por Christian Grey. Sus libros se han publicado en cincuenta idiomas y han vendido más de 150 millones de ejemplares en todo el mundo.
      E L James ha sido reconocida como una de las “Personas más influyentes del mundo” por la revista Time, y Publisher’s Weekly la nombró “Autora del año”. Cincuenta sombras de Grey se mantuvo en la lista de bestsellers del New York Times por 133 semanas consecutivas. Cincuenta sombras liberadas ganó el premio Goodreads Choice Award (2012), y Cincuenta sombras de Grey fue seleccionada como una de las 100 Mejores Lecturas en la lista The Great American Read de PBS (2018). Más oscuro también fue seleccionado para la lista del premio International DUBLIN Literary Award en 2019.
      James fue co-productora con Universal Studios de las películas de la serie Cincuenta sombras, las cuales recaudaron más de un billón de dólares en ventas. La tercera parte de la serie, Cincuenta sombras liberadas, ganó el premio “People’s Choice Award for Drama” en 2018.

      E L James vive en las afueras de Londres con su marido, el novelista y guionista Niall Leonard, sus dos hijos y sus dos perros West Highland terrier.
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    Angels in America A Gay Fantasia on National Themes Unabridged edition Tony Kushner, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown
    9780593153949 CD-Audio DRAMA / LGBT On Sale Date:May 14, 2019
    $47.00 CAD 5.06 x 5.87 x 1.11 in | 0.45 lb | 0 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Audio
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      Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival.

      In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National Theatre revival of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. With narration by Bobby Cannavale and Edie Falco, and a musical score by Adrian Sutton, this audiobook is a compelling and immersive theatrical listening experience.

      A play in two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes is a complex and insightful look into identity, community, justice, and redemption. New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, and heaven and hell as the AIDS crisis intensifies during a time of political reaction--the Reagan Republican counterrevolution of the 1980s. Published to celebrate the Broadway revival, this is a unique opportunity to hear one of the most honored and timeless plays in American history.

      Full Cast:
      Andrew Garfield as Prior Walter
      Nathan Lane as Roy M. Cohn
      Susan Brown as Hannah Pitt
      Denise Gough as Harper Pitt
      Beth Malone as The Angel
      James McArdle as Louis Ironson
      Lee Pace as Joseph Pitt
      Nathan Stewart-Jarrett as Belize
      With narration by
      Bobby Cannavale (Millennium Approaches)
      Edie Falco (Perestroika)

      Based on the National Theatre production, directed by Marianne Elliott.
      Music by Adrian Sutton.
      © 1992 by Tony Kushner | Production copyright: 2019 Penguin Random House Audio
      Cover art © Ryan Hopkinson
      Tony Kushner's plays include Angels in America; A Bright Room Called Day; Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Browne; The Illusion, adapted from the play by Pierre Corneille; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul; Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols's film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg's Munich and Lincoln. He is the author of three books and the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award, two Oscar nominations, and the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, he was awarded a National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.
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    Day of Independence William W. Johnstone, J.A. Johnstone
    9780786046867 Paperback FICTION / Westerns On Sale Date:May 28, 2019
    $10.99 CAD 4.13 x 6.75 x 1 in | 0.4 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Pinnacle
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      The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century

      William Johnstone is acclaimed for his American frontier chronicles. A national bestseller, the legendary storyteller, along with J.A. Johnstone, has written a powerful new novel set in Texas--one century after the Revolutionary War. . .

      Liberty—Or Die For It

      One hundred years ago, American patriots picked up rifles and fought against British tyranny. That was Boston. There the enemy was King George III and his British troops. Now, In Last Chance, Texas, in the Big Bend River country, it's Abraham Hacker, a ruthless cattle baron who will slaughter anyone who tries to lay claim to the fertile land and everything on it. For Last Chance, freedom is under siege one violent act at a time. Until wounded Texas Ranger Hank Cannan arrives in town. Seeing the terrorized townfolk, Cannan is ready to start a second revolution. It's going to take a lot of guts. But one way or the other, Cannan is out to set Last Chance free--with bullets, blood, and a willingness to kill--or die--for the American right of freedom. . .
      William W. Johnstone is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of over 300 books, including Preacher, The Last Mountain Man, Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter, Flintlock, Savage Texas, Matt Jensen, The Last Mountain Man; The Family Jensen, Sidewinders, and Shawn O'Brien Town Tamer . His thrillers include Phoenix Rising, Home Invasion, The Blood of Patriots, The Bleeding Edge, and Suicide Mission. Visit his website at or by email at

      Being the all-around assistant, typist, researcher, and fact checker to one of the most popular western authors of all time, J.A. Johnstone learned from the master, Uncle William W. Johnstone.  

      He began tutoring J.A. at an early age. After-school hours were often spent retyping manuscripts or researching his massive American Western history library as well as the more modern wars and conflicts. J.A. worked hard—and learned. 

      "Every day with Bill was an adventure story in itself. Bill taught me all he could about the art of storytelling. ‘Keep the historical facts accurate,' he would say. ‘Remember the readers, and as your grandfather once told me, I am telling you now: be the best J.A. Johnstone you can be.'"
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    9780552773577 Paperback FICTION / Coming of Age On Sale Date:August 27, 2019
    $19.99 CAD 5 x 7.8 x 0.5 in | 0.32 lb | 208 pages Carton Quantity:104 Black Swan
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      From the twice Man Booker longlisted author of From a Low and Quiet Sea

      ’A force of nature…a life-enhancing talent’ Sebastian Barry

      While the Celtic Tiger rages, and greed becomes the norm, Johnsey Cunliffe desperately tries to hold on to the familiar, even as he loses those who all his life have protected him from a harsh world. Village bullies and scheming land-grabbers stand in his way, no matter where he turns.

      Set over the course of one year of Johnsey’s life, The Thing About December breathes with his grief, bewilderment, humour and agonizing self-doubt. This is a heart-twisting tale of a lonely man struggling to make sense of a world moving faster than he is.

      Donal Ryan’s award-winning debut, The Spinning Heart, garnered unprecedented acclaim, and The Thing About December confirms his status as one of the best writers of his generation.

      ’His paragraphs are unnoticeably beautiful, his heart always on show, and he writes with a social accuracy that is devastating’ Anne Enright

      Compelling and heartbreaking . . beautiful, yet simple and utterly convincing’ Sunday Times

      Donal Ryan is from Nenagh in County Tipperary. His first three novels, The Spinning Heart, The Thing About December and All We Shall Know, and his short story collection A Slanting of the Sun, have all been published to major acclaim. The Spinning Heart won the Guardian First Book Award, the EU Prize for Literature (Ireland), and Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards; it was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize, and was voted ’Irish Book of the Decade’. His fourth novel, From a Low and Quiet Sea, was longlisted for Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2018.
      A former civil servant, Donal lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. He lives with his wife Anne Marie and their two children just outside Limerick City.
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    9781787631410 Hardcover FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:July 09, 2019
    $27.99 CAD 5.29 x 8.04 x 1.36 in | 0.95 lb | 368 pages Carton Quantity:14 Bantam Press
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      'One of the freshest, funniest, most exciting new voices I've read for a long time.' Jane Fallon

      Meet Martha Ross. She dreams of being a singer, but she’s been working in a call centre for far too long. She’s separating from her husband, the father of her eighteen-month-old son. And she’s moving back home to her parents, toddler in tow.

      Life has thrown her a few lemons . . . but Martha intends to make a gin and tonic.

      It’s time to become the woman she’s always wanted to be. And at least her mum’s on hand to provide free childcare – along with ample motherly judgement, of course.

      But Martha’s attempts at reinvention – from writing a definitive, non-negotiable list of everything she’s looking for in a new man, to half-marathons, business plans and meditation retreats – tend to go awry in the most surprising of ways. And soon she comes to realise that in order to find lasting love, happiness and fulfilment, she needs to find herself first . . .

      Who said starting over was easy?

      A warm, vibrant and painfully funny novel that will strike a chord with anyone who’s ever had their heart broken, hasn’t quite got their sh*t together yet, or who finds themselves wide awake at 3am thinking, ‘How did I get here?’

      Born and raised in London and now living in Brighton with her five-year-old son, Charlene Allcott works part-time with young people in a residential care home. She writes a parenting blog at MORE THAN A MUM is her second novel.
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    What Would the Spice Girls Do? How the Girl Power Generation Grew Up Lauren Bravo
    9781787631304 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory On Sale Date:June 11, 2019
    $19.99 CAD 4.6 x 7.3 x 0.8 in | 0.48 lb | 208 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Bantam Press
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      The perfect gift for the Spice Girls fan in your life!

      ‘Lauren Bravo is one of my very favourite writers.’ Dolly Alderton

      'A joyous and energetic celebration of girlhood, friendship and pop culture. If you have ever sung into the lid of a can of Impulse body spray, you need to read this.' Daisy Buchanan

      The words 'girl power' conjure vivid memories of short skirts and platform boots. But it wasn't just about the look, it was about feminism.

      The Spice Girls gave a generation their first glimpse of the power of friendship, of staying true to yourself, of sheer bloody-mindedness. And the girl power generation went on to kick-start a new conversation around gender equality.

      We may have grown up asking What Would the Spice Girls Do?, but their particular brand of feminism is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago – we still need that fun and fearlessness, we still need accessible and all-embracing equality… we still need a zig-a-zig-ah.

      ‘The Spice Girls’ arrival on the pop scene marked the gateway to a modern form of feminism, all dressed up as a riotously good time.’ Stylist

      As featured in Elle magazine's Best Feminist Gift Books

      Lauren Bravo is a freelance journalist. She writes for The Pool, Refinery29 UK, Cosmopolitan, Guardian and Grazia.

      She is a pop culture addict, and die-hard nostalgic.

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    Zero Marc Elsberg
    9780857525567 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:June 25, 2019
    $27.99 CAD 6.06 x 9.19 x 1.01 in | 1.03 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Doubleday UK
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      Welcome to Freemee

      They can give you confidence, power, fame and all the friends in the world.

      But what will they take in return?

      For fans of BLACK MIRROR and Dave Eggers’ THE CIRCLE

      When a teenager is shot dead after chasing a criminal in the street, investigating journalist Cynthia Bonsant is led to the popular social media platform Freemee, a competitor to Facebook whose lifestyle app claims to give you everything you need to succeed in life.

      But there is someone who warns against its evils: Zero, the world’s most-wanted activist, known for exposing the toxic truths behind social media giants and their pursuit of total control.

      As Cynthia gets closer to unravelling the evil mastermind behind the Freemee site, she herself becomes a target. But in this world of hidden cameras, data glasses and intelligent smart phones there is nowhere to hide . . .

      Marc Elsberg is a former creative director in advertising. His debut thriller, the high-concept disaster thriller BLACKOUT, became a bestseller and one of the most successful thrillers of its kind in Germany. He has also given a TEDx talk on the subject of the horrors of an electrical grid failure. BLACKOUT and his follow-up, CODE ZERO were selected as Scientific Book of the Year in Germany. BLACKOUT was named Thriller of the Month by the Times. His latest bestselling thriller, GREED, contains cutting-edge research on the economy. He lives in Vienna, Austria.
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