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    9781984806758 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:May 11, 2021
    $22.00 CAD 5.46 x 8.24 x 1.01 in | 0.75 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:24 Berkley
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      Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by NewsweekOprah MagazineMarie Claire Parade PopSugar ∙ BookPage BookBub ∙ Betches ∙ SheReads ∙ Good Housekeeping BuzzFeed ∙ and more!

      Two best friends. Ten summer trips. One last chance to fall in love.

      From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read, a sparkling new novel that will leave you with the warm, hazy afterglow usually reserved for the best vacations.

      Poppy and Alex. Alex and Poppy. They have nothing in common. She’s a wild child; he wears khakis. She has insatiable wanderlust; he prefers to stay home with a book. And somehow, ever since a fateful car share home from college many years ago, they are the very best of friends. For most of the year they live far apart—she’s in New York City, and he’s in their small hometown—but every summer, for a decade, they have taken one glorious week of vacation together.

      Until two years ago, when they ruined everything. They haven’t spoken since.

      Poppy has everything she should want, but she’s stuck in a rut. When someone asks when she was last truly happy, she knows, without a doubt, it was on that ill-fated, final trip with Alex. And so, she decides to convince her best friend to take one more vacation together—lay everything on the table, make it all right. Miraculously, he agrees.

      Now she has a week to fix everything. If only she can get around the one big truth that has always stood quietly in the middle of their seemingly perfect relationship. What could possibly go wrong?
      Emily Henry is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read. She studied creative writing at Hope College, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @emilyhenrywrites.

      Author Residence: Cincinnati, OH
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        Author Social Media: Instagram.com/emilyhenrywrites/
    • Awards & Reviews

      “What Henry is especially skilled at is writing dialogue. The banter between Poppy and Alex is so natural, quick and witty that it would make Shonda Rhimes do a slow clap.”
      The Associated Press

      “Beach Read fans, assemble. Emily Henry is back with another smart, steamy romance….Warning: you will feel all the feels. And probably shed a few tears.”
      The Skimm

      “The strength of People We Meet on Vacation [is] the clever observations, the dialogue (which is laugh-out-loud funny) and, most particularly, the characters. Funny and fumbling and lovable, they’re most decidedly worth the trip."
      The Wall Street Journal

      “A delightful love story full of hilarious one-liners and winking asides, making it the perfect poolside companion.”
      Real Simple

      “Emily Henry is my newest automatic-buy author, and People We Meet on Vacation is the perfect getaway: a heartfelt, funny, tender escape that you wish could last forever.”
      Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Two Ways

      People We Meet on Vacation is a gorgeous slow-burn romance, full of sexual tension and tantalizing possibility. I fell head over heels for Alex and Poppy, and loved travelling all over the world with them both.”
      Beth O’Leary, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare

      “This is a perfect rom com, and I completely adored it. I think Emily Henry might be our generation’s answer to Nora Ephron. A witty, warm page turner.”
      Sophie Cousens, New York Times bestselling author of GMA book club pick This Time Next Year

      “Emily Henry is a STAR! Deeply emotional and starkly funny, People We Meet on Vacation cements Emily Henry as the Queen of Banter. Rom-com fans will swoon over this slow burn friends-to-lovers romance. Poppy and Alex are real and flawed and ultra-lovable, and their Summer Trips will scratch an itch for those of us who’ve missed traveling. A perfect summer read!”
      Alexis Daria, bestselling author of You Had Me at Hola

      “A compulsively readable book full of sparkling wit, dazzling prose and a romance that grabbed me by the heart and wouldn’t let me go.”
      Abby Jimenez, USA Today bestselling author of Life’s Too Short

      “An absolute delight: swoony, legitimately moving, and packed with witty banter that makes Alex and Poppy jump off the page. We are already waiting impatiently for whatever Emily writes next.”
      Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, USA Today bestselling authors of The Royal We and The Heir Affair

      “Henry’s biggest strength is in the sparkling, often laugh-out-loud-funny dialogue, particularly the banter-filled conversations between Poppy and Alex. The end result is a story that pays homage to classic romantic comedies while having a point of view all its own. A warm and winning When Harry Met Sally update that hits all the perfect notes.”
      Kirkus Reviews

      “Henry’s skills with sensory detail and lovable characters shine through. This is a strong choice for readers looking for a vicarious summer vacation of their own.”
      Publishers Weekly
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    Project Hail Mary A Novel Andy Weir
    9780593135204 Hardcover FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date:May 04, 2021
    $38.99 CAD 6.3 x 9.54 x 1.5 in | 1.69 lb | 496 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Ballantine Books
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      A lone astronaut must save the earth from disaster in this incredible new science-based thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian.

      Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission—and if he fails, humanity and the earth itself will perish.

      Except that right now, he doesn’t know that. He can’t even remember his own name, let alone the nature of his assignment or how to complete it.

      All he knows is that he’s been asleep for a very, very long time. And he’s just been awakened to find himself millions of miles from home, with nothing but two corpses for company.

      His crewmates dead, his memories fuzzily returning, he realizes that an impossible task now confronts him. Alone on this tiny ship that’s been cobbled together by every government and space agency on the planet and hurled into the depths of space, it’s up to him to conquer an extinction-level threat to our species.

      And thanks to an unexpected ally, he just might have a chance.

      Part scientific mystery, part dazzling interstellar journey, Project Hail Mary is a tale of discovery, speculation, and survival to rival The Martian—while taking us to places it never dreamed of going.

      Story Locale: Earth, Tau Ceti, and space!
      Andy Weir built a two-decade career as a software engineer until the success of his first published novel, The Martian, allowed him to live out his dream of writing full-time. He is a lifelong space nerd and a devoted hobbyist of such subjects as relativistic physics, orbital mechanics, and the history of manned spaceflight. He also mixes a mean cocktail. He lives in California.

      Author Residence: California
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        Author Website: andyweirauthor.com
    • Awards & Reviews

      “A propulsive adventure.”Entertainment Weekly

      “Weir spins a space yarn in a way only he can. Fans of his earlier works won’t be disappointed.”Newsweek

      “Andy Weir proves once again that he is a singular talent. Project Hail Mary is so fascinating and propulsive that it’s downright addictive. From the first page as Ryland wakes up not knowing who or where he is, I was hooked.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six

      “Reading Project Hail Mary is like going on a field trip to outer space with the best science teacher you’ve ever had—and your class assignment is to save the world. This is one of the most original, compelling, and fun voyages I’ve ever taken.”—Ernest Cline, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ready Player One

      “Two worlds in peril, a competent (but flawed and human) man, a competent alien, unending scientific puzzles to unravel, with humanity itself at risk, this one has everything fans of old school SF (like me) love. If you like a lot of science in your science fiction, Andy Weir is the writer for you.”—George R. R. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of A Game of Thrones

      “I loved The Martian, but I actually find Project Hail Mary to be Mr. Weir’s finest work to date. It’s somehow both exciting, yet also personal. I’m constantly amazed by how well Mr. Weir continues to write wonderfully accessible science fiction without compromising either the science or the fiction.”—Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Stormlight Archive series

      “Brilliantly funny and enjoyable . . . one of the most plausible science fiction books I’ve ever read.”—Tim Peake, ESA astronaut and internationally bestselling author of Limitless

      “Thrilling doesn’t even begin to describe Project Hail Mary, which is undisputedly the best book I’ve read in a very, very long time . . . I cheered, I laughed (a lot), I cried, and when the twist arrived and the book revealed its true target, my jaw hit the floor. Mark my words: Project Hail Mary is destined to become a classic.”—Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of
      Recursion and Dark Matter

      “A joy to read . . . with Project Hail Mary, Weir is leaning hard into all that made The Martian kick.”Locus

      “Readers may find themselves consuming this emotionally intense and thematically profound novel in one stay-up-all-night-until-your-eyes-bleed sitting. An unforgettable story of survival and the power of friendship—nothing short of a science fiction masterwork.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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    Call Me Indian From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indigenous Player Fred Sasakamoose Canada, Bryan Trottier
    9780735240018 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional On Sale Date:May 18, 2021
    $32.00 CAD 6.22 x 9.2 x 1.08 in | 1.02 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Viking
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      ONE OF INDIGO’S TOP 10 BOOKS of 2021

      “Fred Sasakamoose played in the NHL before First Nations people had the right to vote in Canada. This page turner will have you cheering for ’Fast Freddy’ as he faces off against huge challenges both on and off the ice—a great gift to every proud hockey fan, Canadian, and Indigenous person.”

      —Wab Kinew, Leader of the Manitoba NDP and author of The Reason You Walk

      Trailblazer. Residential school Survivor. First Treaty Indigenous player in the NHL. All of these descriptions are true—but none of them tell the whole story.

      Fred Sasakamoose, torn from his home at the age of seven, endured the horrors of residential school for a decade before becoming one of 120 players in the most elite hockey league in the world. He has been heralded as the first Indigenous player with Treaty status in the NHL, making his official debut as a 1954 Chicago Black Hawks player on Hockey Night in Canada and teaching Foster Hewitt how to pronounce his name. Sasakamoose played against such legends as Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, and Maurice Richard. After twelve games, he returned home.

      When people tell Sasakamoose’s story, this is usually where they end it. They say he left the NHL to return to the family and culture that the Canadian government had ripped away from him. That returning to his family and home was more important to him than an NHL career. But there was much more to his decision than that. Understanding Sasakamoose’s choice means acknowledging the dislocation and treatment of generations of Indigenous peoples. It means considering how a man who spent his childhood as a ward of the government would hear those supposedly golden words: “You are Black Hawks property.”

      Sasakamoose’s story was far from over once his NHL days concluded. He continued to play for another decade in leagues around Western Canada. He became a band councillor, served as Chief, and established athletic programs for kids. He paved a way for youth to find solace and meaning in sports for generations to come. Yet, threaded through these impressive accomplishments were periods of heartbreak and unimaginable tragedy—as well moments of passion and great joy.

      This isn’t just a hockey story; Sasakamoose’s groundbreaking memoir sheds piercing light on Canadian history and Indigenous politics, and follows this extraordinary man’s journey to reclaim pride in an identity and a heritage that had previously been used against him.
      AYAHKOKOPAWIWIYIN or FRED SASAKAMOOSE was born in 1933 on what is now called Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. A residential school Survivor, Fred is known as the first Indigenous player with Treaty status to play in the NHL. After retiring from hockey, Fred dedicated his time to activism in order to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples through the power of sport. Sasakamoose is recognized for his achievements by the Assembly of First Nations and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. He has been inducted into four different sports Halls of Fame, served on the NHL Diversity Task Force, and was a board member for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. Sasakamoose became a member of the Order of Canada in 2017. He passed away in 2020.

      MEG MASTERS assisted Fred Sasakamoose in writing his memoir. She is a Toronto-based writer and editor who has worked with many bestselling Canadian authors and has penned eleven books.

      Author Residence: Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, Saskatchewan

      Author Hometown: Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, Saskatchewan
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    • Awards & Reviews


      One of Indigo’s Top Ten Books of 2021

      One of Loan Stars “10 Most Anticipated Books” for May 2021

      Praise for Call Me Indian:

      “Fred Sasakamoose played in the NHL before First Nations people had the right to vote in Canada. This page turner will have you cheering for “Fast Freddy” as he faces off against huge challenges both on and off the ice—a great gift to every proud hockey fan, Canadian, and Indigenous person.”
      Wab Kinew, Leader of the Manitoba NDP and author of The Reason You Walk

      Call Me Indian needs to be in every library and on every school curriculum in Canada. Fred Sasakamoose’s story is gripping and powerfully told—a story of triumph and tragedy, of great success and the perils of excess. There is laughter and tears here aplenty, but also inspiration. Characters as large as Gordie Howe and Bobby Hull are easily matched by the likes of Moosum, Freddy’s grandfather; Father Roussel, the only good to be found in residential school; George Vogan, who always believed in Fred—and Loretta, who loved him, gave him family, and ultimately saved him.”
      —Roy MacGregor, bestselling author of Chief: The Fearless Vision of Billy Diamond and Canadians: Portrait of a Country and its People

      “Sasakamoose goes on to become an award-winning player and a celebrated storyteller, an inspiration to Indigenous communities across the country. Fred Sasakamoose[’s]…legacy is not ancient history; thanks to this memoir, his continuing presence will become all the more widely and deeply felt.”
      —Winnipeg Free Press

      “Freddy Sasakamoose is the epitome of hard work and perseverance. His story reveals the hardships he faced while overcoming the impossible. He will be an inspiration for generations to come.“
      —Brigette Lacquette, Olympic medalist and  first First Nations hockey player to be named to Canada’s National Women’s Team

      “Fred Sasakamoose is an icon. Any Indigenous hockey player skates in his footsteps. His trailblazing hockey career has been well-documented in recent decades, and now, his riveting life story has been published in his own words. Call Me Indian is a powerfully essential account of Sasakamoose’s journey, from his Cree upbringing on the land to the bright lights of NHL arenas. His voice throughout is candid, heartfelt, and astute, as he reveals the triumphs and tragedies of his life. Sasakamoose’s resilience and dedication to his family, his people, and the game of hockey is nothing short of awesome, despite the brutality he endured at residential school and the racism that followed him on the ice and beyond. Call Me Indian is an inspiring and enlightening saga that’s a must-read for Indigenous communities, hockey fans, and all Canadians.”
      Waubgeshig Rice, author of Moon of the Crusted Snow

      “A heart-wrenching story of survival in the face of injustice and tragedy. In his unflinching memoir, Fred Sasakamoose shares his journey from being a residential school Survivor to becoming the NHL’s first Indigenous player—on the arduous road to finding the peace and pride he was long refused. Canada’s pastime and the nation’s darkest sins collide in a beautifully told tale of resilience, passion, and ultimate triumph.”
      —Dan Robson, bestselling author of Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend

      “More lasting and impactful than the usual sports memoir.”
      Publisher’s Weekly
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    Hour of the Witch A Novel Chris Bohjalian
    9780385542432 Hardcover FICTION / Historical On Sale Date:May 04, 2021
    $38.95 CAD 6.46 x 9.5 x 1.53 in | 1.63 lb | 416 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Doubleday
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      NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • “Absolutely riveting historical fiction that reads like the most page-turning of thrillers.”Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of Eternal
      A young Puritan woman—faithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soulplots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.

      Boston, 1662. Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful. When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life.

      But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Mary—a woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colony—soon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor. When tainted objects are discovered buried in Mary’s garden, when a boy she has treated with herbs and simples dies, and when their servant girl runs screaming in fright from her home, Mary must fight to not only escape her marriage, but also the gallows.

      A twisting, tightly plotted novel of historical suspense from one of our greatest storytellers, Hour of the Witch is a timely and terrifying story of socially sanctioned brutality and the original American witch hunt.
      CHRIS BOHJALIAN is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of twenty-two books, including The Red Lotus, Midwives, and The Flight Attendant, which is an HBO Max limited series starring Kaley Cuoco. His other books include The Guest Room; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; The Sandcastle Girls; Skeletons at the Feast; and The Double Bind. His novels Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies, and his work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He is also a playwright (Wingspan and Midwives). He lives in Vermont and can be found at chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Litsy, and Goodreads, @chrisbohjalian.

      Author Residence: Vermont
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        Marketing: Major online advertising campaign, including NetGalley, Shelf Awareness, and Goodreads

        Data-driven ad network targeting mystery/thriller fans, consumers with an interest in witches/the occult, fans of Chris Bohjalian and comp authors, etc.

        Promotion and advertising on Facebook and Instagram

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        Publicity: National Review and Media Appearances, including NPR and print features

        National Online Interviews, Reviews, and Blog Coverage

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        National Author Tour

        Author Website: chrisbohjalian.com

        Author Social Media: TW, FB and IG: @ChrisBohjalian
    • Awards & Reviews

      One of the Washington Post’s 50 Notable Works of Fiction for 2021 • A Real Simple Best New Book A Read It Forward Most Anticipated Book A Lit Hub Most Anticipated Book A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book A GoodReads Most Anticipated Book An AARP Most Anticipated Book

      Hour of the Witch is historical fiction at its best… Insightful and empathetic… Thick with details as chowder is with clams… Handled with great skill and delicacy. The book is a thriller in structure, and a real page-turner, the ending both unexpected and satisfying.”
      —Diana Gabaldon, The Washington Post

      "Harrowing... In the hands of a master storyteller like Bohjalian, [Hour of the Witch is] an engrossing tale of a woman who insists upon the right to navigate her life, and the consequences when she does.”
      Danielle Trussoni, New York Times Book Review

      "Bohjalian does an admirable job of bringing his numerous players to life in all their complexity... Hour of the Witch—part courtroom thriller, part psychological suspense novel—holds a reader’s rapt attention all the way to its startling conclusion.”
      Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

      “[A] knotty dilemma lies at the heart of what is, at a deeper level, a novel of psychological suspense. Can one know if one is, indeed, damned?...In Bohjalian’s deft portrayal, Mary chafes at her societal and marital confines...[Shows] how timeless some battles —and some heroines — are.”
      Clea Simon, Boston Globe

      "Chris Bohjalian never disappoints... Guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat."

      "A rich and terrifying story... A grab-you-by-the-throat suspense read that both historical fiction fans and thriller lovers will devour.”
      Real Simple

      "No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and literary legend Chris Bohjalian returns with a story about Mary Deerfield, a suspected witch in 1662 Boston who, while wrestling with her own internal demons and disastrous marriage, raises suspicion that the demons aren't just in her own mind."
      —Zibby Owens, Good Morning America

      "Readers who love historical fiction related to the Salem witch trials, will find that Bohjalian flawlessly delivers with his new novel."
      —Palm Beach Daily News

      "Classic Chris Bohjalian—moments of deep dread, extraordinary plot twists, and characters you love to root for paired with characters you love to hate."
      —Writer's Digest

      "Historical fiction fans who also love a good thriller? Here’s a new one for your list.”

      "[Hour of the Witch] is set well in the past, but its witch-accusation drama feels contemporary enough to drive home how far Americans still have to go in dismantling the patriarchy... Flawed but compelling characters are in the author's wheelhouse... Moments of suspense make for gratifying white-knuckled reading, as do several whodunit scenarios.”
      —Kristen Ravin, Seven Days

      "[Bohjalian] never fail[s] to produce top-notch literary fiction... An unputdownable revenge thriller... A brilliant, intense and extremely satisfying work by a master of literary fiction who just seems to be getting better and better."
      Book Reporter

      "A carefully-plotted journey... In addition to spinning the tale of a strong woman in difficult times, Bohjalian’s meticulous research transports readers back to the early years of America and all the work and hardships of daily life.”
      —Amanda St. Amand, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

      "Hour of the Witch is Bohjalian at his best... When Bohjalian is really cooking, there’s a kinetic energy to his storytelling that is unlike anything else in the realm of popular fiction. He brings a brightness to the page that illuminates the entire narrative, creating a powerful glow... Hour of the Witch is another exceptional offering from Chris Bohjalian, one that features the hallmarks of his best work while also breaking new ground. Vividly realized thanks to solid research and captivating characterization, it’s a book that will likely prove difficult for you to put down."
      The Maine Edge

      "Relying on intricate plotting and a large cast of well-developed characters, Bohjalian skillfully ratchets up the tension all the way through the exceptional ending.”
      Modern Mrs. Darcy

      "Bohjalian blends historical fiction with a thrilling courtroom drama. . . A fascinating and immersive read... What makes this novel remarkable and compulsively readable is Bohjalian’s uncanny ability to capture the Puritan perspective... Hour of the Witch is at once brilliantly idiosyncratic while also recognizable. This genre-defying thriller is sure to become a staple of book clubs and a favorite of historical mystery fans.

      "No matter the subject, Bohjalian often incorporates thorny moral questions that arise from a story's circumstances, but reach far beyond the boundaries of its time period. Hour of the Witch is smartly wrapped in large ideas, like how women must subversively navigate a society in which they have little power, and what a justice system looks like when yoked to a fervent set of religious beliefs."

      "Chris Bohjalian's latest thriller is a nail-biting historical novel about a woman whose quest for a divorce in 1662 Boston might just end with her being branded as a witch. In Hour of the Witch, 24-year-old Mary Deerfield is desperate to escape her violent husband, Thomas. But in the New World, where every woman is under suspicion for being a witch, her desire to escape her marriage may end up sending her to the gallows if she isn't careful."
      Pop Sugar

      "Themes of women’s agency in a patriarchal society are common in historical novels, but this fast-moving, darkly suspenseful novel stands out with Bohjalian’s extraordinary world-building skills. . . Will have readers racing toward the ending.”
      Historical Novels Review

      "Hour of the Witch is a gripping page-turner, written with beautiful prose and enthrallingly developed characters.”
      Mystery and Suspense Magazine

      "Immediately engrossing. . . [Mary Deerfield] is a woman we can root for. . . Bohjalian’s smart stylistic choices ensure that the reader is well and truly transported back to 17th-century Puritan New England, and Hour of the Witch is a finely-wrought and emotionally-charged historical drama."
      Addison Independent

      “Absolutely riveting historical fiction that reads like the most pageturning of thrillers, driven by its compelling heroine Mary Deerfield, a young wife who finds the physical and moral courage to stand up for herself in a time when women could be hung as witches... Hour of the Witch is a woman’s story, a romance, a history lesson, and a legal thriller, all of a piece. I haven’t read a novel like it in recent memory, and I doubt that I will for years to come.”
      —Lisa Scottoline

      "A rich and terrifying story... Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian is a grab-you-by-the-throat suspense read that both historical fiction fans and thriller lovers will devour."
      Real Simple

      "A probing page-turner about society's scapegoats and how elusive justice can be.”

      "Throughout Bohjalian’s prolific career, he has rewarded readers with indelibly drawn female protagonists, and the formidable yet vulnerable Mary Deerfield is a worthy addition to the canon. Conjuring up specters of #MeToo recriminations and social media shaming, there are twenty-first-century parallels to Bohjalian’s atmospheric Puritan milieu, and his trademark extensive research pays off in this authentic portrait of courage in the face of society’s worst impulses. Bohjalian is a perennial favorite, and this Salem Witch Hunt drama has a special magnetism.”
      Booklist, starred

      “Bohjalian’s historical novel is full of twists and turns. Though not a typical suspense novel, the story has many of the page-turning plot lines of a thriller, and is sure to keep readers enthralled. Though it’s set in the 1600s, Mary’s story resonates today, as it addresses the role religious and societal expectations can play in the lives of individuals. A must-read and highly recommended.
      Library Journal

      "A twisty thriller set in 17th-century Boston...With its exploration of themes including domestic abuse, toxic masculinity, and mass hysteria, the novel feels like anything but a period piece."
      Publishers Weekly

      "Illustrates how rough justice can get when religion and institutional sexism are in the mix."
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    China The Novel Edward Rutherfurd
    9780385682015 Hardcover FICTION / Historical On Sale Date:May 11, 2021
    $42.00 CAD 6.39 x 9.55 x 1.56 in | 2.35 lb | 784 pages Carton Quantity:12 Doubleday Canada
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      The internationally bestselling author of Paris and New York portrays the great clash of East and West with his trademark epic style in China: The Novel.

      Edward Rutherfurd has enthralled millions of readers with his grand, sweeping historical sagas that tell the history of a famous place over multiple generations. Now, in China: The Novel, Rutherfurd takes readers into the rich and fascinating milieu of the Middle Kingdom, dramatizing the epoch when the colonial greed of Western powers shattered the stability of the two-thousand-year-old empire, and the Chinese learned to fight back in ways that echo down to this day.

      The story begins in 1839, at the dawn of the first Opium War. An English merchant arrives in the restricted port of Canton (Guangzhou), seeking to make his fortune trading opium. But the tide of addiction is decimating the Chinese population—a young scholar accompanies his Mandarin master on a mission from the emperor to shut down the trade. Thus begins an epic tale chronicling China’s conflict to regain its ancient land and culture from the domination of the Western powers, from the Opium Wars through the Taiping revolt, the British burning of the Summer Palace, the Boxer Rebellion, and the long rule of the Dragon Empress, culminating in the revolution of 1911, when modern China began to form.

      We meet a young village wife struggling with the rigid traditions of her people, Manchu empresses and warriors, the powerful eunuchs of the Forbidden City, rapacious English soldiers and earnest missionaries, savvy Chinese pirates and sage philosophers, artists, concubines, scoundrels, and heroes.

      Rutherfurd chronicles the rising and falling fortunes of members of Chinese, British, and American families, as they negotiate the tides of history. Along the way, in his signature style, Rutherfurd provides a deeply researched portrait of Chinese history and society, its ancient traditions and great upheavals, and China’s emergence as a rising global power. We are treated to romance and adventure, battles and intrigues, grinding struggle and incredible fortune.

      China: The Novel brings to life the rich ter-rain of this vast and constantly evolving country. From Hong Kong to Beijing to the Great Wall, from the mighty Yellow River to the ancient capital of Nanjing, from the West Lake beloved of poets to the mysterious caves of Guilin, Rutherfurd chronicles the turbulent rise and fall of empires as the colonial West meets the opulent and complex East in a dramatic struggle between cultures and peoples.

      In this extraordinarily researched and majestically told novel, Edward Rutherfurd paints a thrilling portrait of one of the most singular and remarkable countries in the world.
      EDWARD RUTHERFURD is the internationally bestselling author of eight novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Paris, New York, London, The Princes of Ireland and The Rebels of Ireland.

      Author Residence: London and Ridgefield, CT

      Author Hometown: Salisbury, England
      Marketing & Promotion

        Author Website: edwardrutherfurd.com

        Author Social Media: Twitter: @erutherfurd; Facebook: ERutherfurd
    • Awards & Reviews


      “Richly detailed and wholly immersive, Rutherfurd’s epic explores Asian history and provides wisdom.” —Toronto Star

      “[An] epic, engaging story…. Rutherfurd packs his 700-plus pages with an intriguing mix of characters, all of whom offer perspectives on the march of history. Cunning opium smugglers, greedy British merchants, missionaries, peasants and the indefatigably manipulative Empress Dowager Cixi play their part in a tumultuous story that pits Western trading ambitions against Chinese tradition. It’s a bravura performance, fizzing with incident, excitement and energy.” —Daily Mail

      “An entertaining, educational journey through China’s rich and complex history, geography, art, and diverse cultures during a tumultuous epoch.” —Booklist

      “Bravo…. This is a big, complex, and utterly involving portrait of 19th-century China…. An epic portrait of China in the age of the Opium Wars.” —The Times (UK)

      “The unparallelled master of the historical saga returns, this time, with an eye on China. Beginning with the First Opium War in 1839 and continuing through the present day, Rutherfurd tells a sweeping tale that brings to life a nation’s history, traditions and the people who lived through it as if by magic.” —Newsweek
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    9780593098875 Hardcover FICTION / Hispanic & Latino On Sale Date:May 04, 2021
    $36.00 CAD 6.31 x 9.24 x 1.25 in | 1.26 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
    • Marketing Copy

      At the end of the nineteenth century, three revolutionary women fight for freedom in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton’s captivating new novel inspired by real-life events and the true story of a legendary Cuban woman—Evangelina Cisneros—who changed the course of history.

      A feud rages in Gilded Age New York City between newspaper tycoons William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. When Grace Harrington lands a job at Hearst’s newspaper in 1896, she’s caught in a cutthroat world where one scoop can make or break your career, but it’s a story emerging from Cuba that changes her life.

      Unjustly imprisoned in a notorious Havana women’s jail, eighteen-year-old Evangelina Cisneros dreams of a Cuba free from Spanish oppression. When Hearst learns of her plight and splashes her image on the front page of his paper, proclaiming her, “The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba,” she becomes a rallying cry for American intervention in the battle for Cuban independence.

      With the help of Marina Perez, a courier secretly working for the Cuban revolutionaries in Havana, Grace and Hearst’s staff attempt to free Evangelina. But when Cuban civilians are forced into reconcentration camps and the explosion of the USS Maine propels the United States and Spain toward war, the three women must risk everything in their fight for freedom.

      Story Locale: New York City & Cuba, 1896
      Originally from Florida, Chanel Cleeton grew up on stories of her family’s exodus from Cuba following the events of the Cuban Revolution. Her passion for politics and history continued during her years spent studying in England, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Richmond, The American International University in London, and a master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel also received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Pre-publication trade advertising

        Online advertising

        ARC distribution and giveaways

        Pre-publication consumer outreach

        Social media campaign

        Influencer outreach

        Partnership outreach

        Consumer sweepstakes

        Library marketing campaign

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        Discussion guide bound in book

        Book Club kit

        E-mail marketing campaign

        Feature on PRH programs and verticals, including Read It Forward, etc.

        Backlist promotions

        Publicity: Launch event in Florida

        Regional author tour

        National broadcast publicity

        National radio publicity

        National print publicity

        National podcast interview campaign

        Online publicity campaign

        Blog campaign

        Cover reveal

        NPR interviews

        Pitch author op-eds and essays

        Radio satellite tour

        Author Website: chanelcleeton.com

        Author Social Media: Facebook.com/AuthorChanelCleeton; Twitter @ChanelCleeton
    • Awards & Reviews

      “In this powerful, page-turner, Chanel Cleeton has interwoven the stories of three unforgettable historical women against the fiery backdrop of the Spanish-American war and the Cuban fight for freedom from the Spanish. Using the brave acts of real-life historical women as inspiration, The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba shines the light on the fierce women who played a critical role in this important juncture in time—women who are determined not to be forgotten.”
      Marie Benedict, New York Times bestselling author of The Mystery of Mrs. Christi
       “Cleeton always delivers! This time, with The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba, a well-researched tale set against the backdrop of a newspaper war. With moguls determined to drag the United States into the conflict between Cuba and Spain, this novel’s women—the reporter, the revolutionary, and the beauty—are all brought vividly to life in a lovingly rendered novel about the triumphs and tragedies of war.”
      Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of The Women of Chateau Layfayette
      “Grace Harrington is my new favourite heroine. I was absolutely fascinated by the world of stunt girl reporters and newspaper wars that she throws herself into, just as I was equal parts enthralled and heartbroken by the story of Evangelina Cisneros, the most beautiful – and courageous – girl in Cuba. And how wonderful to meet another member of the Perez family – the plucky Marina, whose story intertwines with the other women’s. Nobody writes about Cuban women – their lives, their loves and their bravery – like Chanel Cleeton does. A truly beautiful book.”
      Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Secret

      “Historical fiction fans will love this novel and its perfectly detailed descriptions of a long-gone era. This is another slam-dunk from Cleeton.” 
      Library Journal (starred review)

      “An enchanting historical novel…. Cleeton skillfully brings off the three strong women’s heartbreaking stories with intriguing twists and turns and a delightful finale. With impeccable research and perfect pacing, Cleeton makes the most of her subject.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “With a splash of romance and a healthy helping of history, this novel will be a hit for all collections.”

      “A truly fascinating novel, layered with drama and danger in which Cleeton shines a light on Cuba’s battle for independence through the voices of three dynamic women. As always, Cleeton writes with a passion for her subject that is evident on every page. The depth of her research, and the authenticity of her characters, ensures a wonderfully immersive and compulsive read.”
      Hazel Gaynor, New York Times bestselling author of When We Were Young and Brave

      “Chanel Cleeton uncovers a fascinating bit of little-known history about the Spanish-American War and delivers the real-life story of Evangelina Cisneros in glorious, page-turning detail. The events of her life stoked the circulation wars between Pulitzer and Hearst and highlighted the power of the press. Filled with rich historical facts and strong-minded female characters, you’ll want to keep Google open to learn even more about Cuba’s struggle for independence. The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba is Cleeton’s best book yet!”
      Renee Rosen, National bestselling author Park Avenue Summer

      ”Entertaining, educational, and deeply moving, The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba is an unputdownable read—I couldn’t get enough of the admirable women characters, the history, and the prevailance of romance and hope.“
      Evie Dunmore, National bestselling author of A Rogue of One’s Own
      “Chanel Cleeton’s latest page-turner braids together ambitious Gilded Age threads—the seamy world of yellow journalism, the drama of the Spanish-American War, and the meddling role of Society in the lives of women—with the lives of three memorable heroines whose intersecting paths to love and independence will keep you up late into the night.”
      Kerri Maher, Author of The Girl in White Gloves
      “Once again, Chanel Cleeton brings Cuban history to vivid life in her captivating new novel, The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba. Skillfully intertwining the lives of three women whose lives are irrevocably shaped by the Cuban War of Independence, Cleeton’s page-turning novel showcases the many ways that war can be waged - even by those who never lift a gun.”
      Bryn Turnbull, Author of The Woman Before Wallis

      “Chanel’s Cleeton new novel, The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba, is a stunning achievement, her best so far, and that’s saying a lot.”
      Jeanne Mackin, Author of The Last Collection

      “Cleeton’s writing is crisp and she frees Cisneros’ character to purely translate her deepest emotions to the reader. This is an excellent work of historical fiction giving an excellent portrait of daily life and political turmoil in 1890s Cuba.”
      Currents Magazine

      More Praise for the novels of Chanel Cleeton

      ”A thrilling story about love, loss, and what we will do to go home again. Utterly unputdownable.

      “A remarkable writer”
      The Washington Post

      “You won’t be able to put this one down.”

      “With rich historical detail, incisive dialogue and a firebrand heroine, Cleeton paints a vivid portrait of a woman caught in the currents of a turbulent time yet determined to make her own way.”
      Shelf Awareness

      “An exhilarating read with a fearless heroine.”
      Woman’s World

      “Has sex, drama, suspense…and pairs perfectly with a mojito.”

      “A beautiful novel that’s full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice.
      Reese Witherspoon

      “A sweeping love story and tale of courage and familial and patriotic legacy that spans generations.
      Entertainment Weekly

      “This Cuban-set historical novel is just what you need to get that ~extra-summery~ feeling.”

      “The Ultimate Beach Read”
      Real Simple
      Next Year in Havana reminds us that while love is complicated and occasionally heartbreaking, it’s always worth the risk.”

      “Cleeton is skilled at immersing readers into the culture and the period of her stories while creating vibrant characters, especially women, in a fast-paced, thoroughly engaging read.”
      —Denny S. Bryce, Author of Wild Women and the Blues
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    Ariadne A Novel Jennifer Saint
    9781250773586 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:May 04, 2021 Print Run:75000
    $36.99 CAD 6.47 x 9.23 x 1.09 in | 490 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
    • Marketing Copy


      A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe.

      Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice.

      When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind?

      Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world.

      Due to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, Jennifer Saint read Classical Studies at King’s College, London. She spent the next thirteen years as an English teacher, sharing a love of literature and creative writing with her students. Ariadne is her first novel.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - Publishers Weekly review
        - Booklist review
        - a May Indie Next Pick and Loan Stars pick
        - named a Most Anticipated book by Buzzfeed and Bustle
        - Rep Pick

        Rep pick: A feminist retelling of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, from a classics scholar and English teacher. I can’t wait to see this one fly off the shelves!—Morgen Young
    • Awards & Reviews


      A Most Anticipated Book (Bustle, Buzzfeed, PopSugar, Goodreads)
      IndieNext Pick

      A page-turner…If you like Madeline Miller's Circe and Son of Achilles, you will eat up Ariadne, a retelling of yet another engrossing and horrifying classic Greek myth.”

      Beautifully written and nuanced, Ariadne explores the bonds between women and their epic quest for agency in patriarchal Greek society.”

      "Circe fans would do well to take note."

      If you loved Madeline Miller’s Circe, then you have to check out Ariadne by Jennifer Saint.”

      “Saint’s immersive novel thrusts the reader straight into the heart of Greek mythology with this wonderful reimagining of the story of Ariadne.”
      The Independent (UK)

      “A lyrical, insightful re-telling.”
      The Daily Mail

      “Energetic and compelling.”
      The Times (UK)

      “Captivating…Saint’s mesmerizingly beautiful prose makes Ariadne a fascinating read.”
      The Nerd Daily

      “An illuminating read.”
      Woman & Home

      Relevant and revelatory.”
      Stylist (UK)

      “A beautiful epic…In a world ruled by temperamental, petulant gods, Ariadne is a shining beacon of female strength and courage—making this a story that’s impossible to forget.”
      —CultureFly (UK)

      Enchanting…Saint expertly highlights how often the women of this world pay the price for the actions of the men around them. Lovers of mythology should snap this up.”
      Publishers Weekly

      Complex—and bold…Fans of Madeline Miller's Circe will enjoy this faithful retelling that centers the often-forgotten women of Greek myth.”

      "Ariadne is a shimmering tapestry of two sisters bound by deceit and the shadows of family history. One marries a hero, the other a god. As their lives criss-cross through girlhood and womanhood, the secrets that their husbands keep become a monstrous backdrop to their relationship. With a fresh voice and keen insight, Saint adds flesh and bone to an ancient myth, drawing the reader into an uneasy world of ever-afters."
      —Yangsze Choo, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Tiger

      “An ancient story of love and sisterhood reimagined, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne is a truly masterful debut—compulsive, absorbing and lyrical. Saint breathes new life into the forgotten women of Greek mythology with a novel that's both incredibly absorbing, and full of heart.” —Katie Lowe, author of The Furies

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    A Master of Djinn a novel P. Djeli Clark
    9781250267689 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:May 11, 2021 Print Run:75000
    $37.99 CAD 5.82 x 8.21 x 1.31 in | 480 gr | 400 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Tordotcom
    • Marketing Copy


      A 2021 NEIBA Book Award Finalist!

      Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark goes full-length for the first time in his dazzling debut novel

      Cairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.

      So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage.

      Alongside her Ministry colleagues and a familiar person from her past, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city—or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems…

      Novellas by P. Djèlí Clark
      The Black God's Drums
      The Haunting of Tram Car 015
      Ring Shout

      The Dead Djinn Universe contains stories set primarily in Clark's fantasy alternate Cairo, and can be enjoyed in any order.

      Born in New York and raised mostly in Houston, P. DJÃ?LÍ CLARK spent the formative years of his life in the homeland of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago. He is the award winning and Hugo and Sturgeon nominated author of the novellas The Black God’s Drums and The Haunting of Tram Car 015. His writings have appeared in online venues such as Tor.com, Daily Science Fiction, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, Apex, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and in print anthologies including, Griots, Hidden Youth and Clockwork Cairo. His short story “The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Negro Teeth of Washington” (Fireside Fiction) has earned him both a Nebula and Locus award. He is also a founding member of FIYAH Literary Magazine and an infrequent reviewer at Strange Horizons.
      Marketing & Promotion
        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
        - starred review from Booklist
        - a May Loan Stars pick
        - author is a Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner
    • Awards & Reviews


      A 2021 NEIBA Book Award Finalist!

      “Clark reconfigures history with a keen, critical eye toward gender, class, and imperialism. An epic tale of magic and mystery, this is sure to wow." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

      “Clark deftly explores colonialism and the history of Cairo with an immersive setting that acts as another character in this delightful combination of mystery, fantasy, and romance. Give this to alternate history enthusiasts and mystery readers who enjoy a dose of the magical." - Booklist, starred review

      “A clever, wickedly fun steampunk mystery with an excellent balance of humor and heart. I loved it.” - S. A. Chakraborty, internationally-bestselling author of The City of Brass

      “A delightful whodunnit full of sly commentary and a wonderfully lived-in steampunk Cairo. The perfect read when I needed a break from this world to enjoy one wholly made from Clark's enviable imagination.” - Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Rebecca Roanhorse, author of Trail of Lightning and Star Wars: Resistance Reborn

      A Master of Djinn is everything you might expect from Clark: cinematic action, a radical reimagining of real history, and magic on every page. I loved it.” - Hugo Award winner Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

      A Master of Djinn has all the tricky twists I want in a police procedural and all the djinns, magic and wonder I want from fantasy.” - Mary Robinette Kowal, Hugo and Nebula award-winning author of The Calculating Stars

      “Fascinating! I love the intricate alt-history world of A Master of Djinn, with its hints at the changed destinies of nations and ordinary people alike after the cataclysmic return of magic to the world. Clark gives us an engaging mystery with a wonderful mix of the fantastic and the mundane, chain-smoking crocodile gods, stuffy marid librarians, and a brilliant heroine with a dashing bowler.” - Django Wexler, author of The Thousand Names

      “Alternate historic Cairo comes to vivid life in Clark's first novel. His cosmopolitan city includes not only humans from all around the world, but supernatural creatures aplenty. When their interests and agendas collide, the result is the kind of book you don't want to put down.” - World Fantasy and Hugo Award finalist Marie Brennan

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    9781787732308 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction On Sale Date:May 25, 2021
    $25.99 CAD 6.67 x 10.16 x 0.3 in | 0.8 lb | 152 pages Carton Quantity:40 Titan Comics
    • Marketing Copy


      A beautiful visual exploration of the highs and lows experienced by a parent learning how to adapt to his son’s autism. Faced with a challenging road ahead, the author uses creative flair and ingenuity in order to connect with his son, enabling him to reach his fullest potential and prepare him for the transition into adulthood.

      This stunning insight into the nature of autism and the daily struggles of a parent uses humor and compassion to convey its message. This is the perfect creative outlet for anyone - from parent to teacher - looking for detailed information on the subject with a more personal touch.

      Yvon Roy won the Best Biography Award from the Disability Fund and Society, as well receiving the INSPIREO High School Students Award for the most inspiring youth book, and the Literary Award for Citizenship from the Maine Teachers’ League.

      Story Locale: Canada

      Series Overview: A Graphic Novel autobiography of Yvon Roy, the writer/artist of this book.
      Yvon Roy is a Canada-based writer and artist for comic strips, known for his work on several children’s stories, and his autobiographical book Little Victories.

      Author Residence: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

      Author Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
      Marketing & Promotion
        Publicity: Presentations and panels at San Diego and New York Comic Cons.

        Huge nationwide publicity and marketing campaign. Cross promotions with TV and production companies. National press features.

        Signings and in-store appearances from comic book talent.

        Major TV and pop culture website features and reviews.

        Competitions and giveaways across film and entertainment websites.

        Titan-Comics.com promotional features and e-zine mailing to 150k database.

    • Awards & Reviews

      “Diving into this exquisite comic book is truly a journey into the life of a child and will interest all parents concerned with understanding what their offspring is made of.” - Huffington Post

      “Roy’s comical cartooning is a joy to behold…a tender, uplifting story of father and son bonding” - Publishers Weekly

      “Families with autistic members will see a lot here that’s familiar and appreciate the positive story being told. Others …would doubtless learn valuable lessons from the book, too” - SF Crowsnest

      “Inspiring…portray[s] important moments in creative ways” - Foreword Reviews

      “Readers looking for tales of unconditional familial love will enjoy Little Victories” - Library Journal Graphic Novels 2021 Previews 

      “This charming depiction of a father’s quest to understand his son’s needs arrives having already garnered multiple awards, including the Best Biography Award from the Disability Fund and Society.” - Library Journal

      “The tale of one man’s quest to bond with his son. And it’s gorgeous: truly a thing of grace and beauty.” - The Pullbox

      “It’s impossible to not become completely and utterly invested in Oliver’s development throughout the course of this graphic novel…a fascinating and moving snapshot of a relationship between father and son” - Big Comic Page

      “Beautiful album, both in substance and form” - BD Gest

      “A vibrant song of comfort for autism” - Actua BD

      “The writer and illustrator Yvon Roy does a stunning job of building an atmospheric story full of humour, love, pain, frustration & triumph” - The Emerald Archer

      “Roy masterfully relates moments in a way that keeps the focus where it should be. Thus Roy allows readers to see things as he remembers” - Comicon

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    The Quiet is Loud Samantha Garner Canada
    9781988784717 Paperback FICTION / Occult & Supernatural On Sale Date:May 04, 2021
    $23.95 CAD 5 x 8 x 0.5 in | 0.78 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:27 Canadian Rights: Y Invisible Publishing
    • Marketing Copy


      The perfect marriage of literary and speculative fiction for readers of Kazuo Ishiguro and NK Jemisin.

      When Freya Tanangco was ten, she dreamed of her mother's death right before it happened. That’s when she realized she was a veker, someone with enhanced mental abilities and who is scorned as a result. Freya's adult life has been spent in hiding: from the troubled literary legacy created by her author father, and from the scrutiny of a society in which vekers often meet with violence.

      When her prophetic dreams take a dangerous turn, Freya finds herself increasingly forced to sacrifice her own anonymity—and the fragile safety that comes with it—in order to protect those around her.

      Interwoven with themes of Filipino Canadian and mixed-race identity, fantastical elements from Norse and Filipino mythology, and tarot card symbolism, The Quiet Is Loud is an intergenerational tale of familial love and betrayal, and what happens when we refuse to let others tell our stories for us.

      "Garner wears her spec fic, geek, and SF influences on her sleeve, and The Quiet Is Loud is a warm welcome to the more literary part of that universe."Understorey Magazine

      "A deeply thoughtful book about identity and the quest for true acceptance."—Stacey May Fowles

      Samantha Garner's short fiction and poetry have previously appeared in Broken Pencil, Sundog Lit, Kiss Machine, The Fiddlehead, Storychord, WhiskeyPaper and The Quarantine Review. She lives and writes in Mississauga.
      Marketing & Promotion
    • Awards & Reviews


      "The Quiet is Loud is a novel about the mystical and supernatural, a genre tale about people with unbelievable powers beyond their own understanding. But it’s also a deeply thoughtful book about identity and the quest for true acceptance—especially in a world that encourages us to hate, hide, and fear who we are."—Stacey May Fowles

      "The smallest, most personal details give the novel its viscerality. Garner’s touch is subtle and effective: I could sense the coolness in the air, hear the rustle of the trees opening up to a steely blue-tinged sky. I could smell the longsilog cooking in the kitchen, taste the sweet-and-sour bite into a crispy boot-shaped chicken nugget. I could shuffle Freya’s tarot deck, run my finger along the cards’ edges and corners frayed by the passage of time, hold in my hands the comforting heft of promised answers. All of these details braid together into a story that at once feels so easily real and also glimmers with possibility, that fantastical tug of and yet."—Maria Bolaños

      "The Quiet is Loud is a zeitgeist zirconia, a choker of sparkling speculation for Gen Z readers whose reading tastes are migrating toward adult literary spec fic. For her debut novel, Toronto writer Samantha Garner pours her curiosity into an approachable, recognizable narrative... Garner wears her spec fic, geek, and SF influences on her sleeve, and The Quiet Is Loud is a warm welcome to the more literary part of that universe."Understorey Magazine

      "The Quiet is Loud made me believe wholeheartedly in the paradextrous powers of its characters and their world, so wholeheartedly that at times I forgot that what I was reading was not possible. Garner's is an exciting new voice."—Liz Harmer, author of The Amateurs

      "Samantha Garner's rich prose deftly weaves together family politics, estrangement, and finding one's own place in the world. A lovely exploration of friendship, and identity, and what it means to be truly accepted."—Lindsay Zier-Vogel, author of Letters to Amelia

      "In The Quiet is Loud, Garner builds a world where dream visions, tarot readings, and the existence of the paradextrous are a natural part of day-to-day life. Written in clear-eyed prose that effortlessly weaves in Filipino and Norse mythology. The Quiet is Loud is an exciting and sensitive look into the mind of a young woman grappling with the consequences of family secrets, while also coming to terms with her unique talents. It is a powerful debut."—Teri Vlassopoulos, author of Escape Plans

      "In The Quiet is Loud, Samantha Garner has deftly crafted a world that left me breathless. Getting to know Freya Tanangco's story, watching her weave together the strands of her Norwegian Filipino identity and the unexpected power she wields, was both suspenseful and filled with quiet illumination. At the heart, the novel is a gripping journey of self-discovery and the family bonds that hold us all together."—Julia Zarankin, author of Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder

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