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    Kitchen Confidential Insider's Edition Anthony Bourdain
    9781408845042 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Culinary On Sale Date:June 04, 2013
    $24.00 CAD 5.16 x 7.71 x 1.08 in | 270 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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      After twenty-five years of 'sex, drugs, bad behaviour and haute cuisine', chef and novelist Anthony Bourdain decided to tell all. From his first oyster in the Gironde to his lowly position as a dishwasher in a honky-tonk fish restaurant in Provincetown; from the kitchen of the Rainbow Room atop the Rockefeller Center to drug dealers in the East Village, from Tokyo to Paris and back to New York again, Bourdain's tales of the kitchen are as passionate as they are unpredictable, as shocking as they are funny.
      Anthony Bourdain was not only the bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, he was also the author of the novels: Bone in the Throat, The Bobby Gold Stories and Gone Bamboo, his work appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker and Food Arts magazine and he was the host of the international CNN television series Parts Unknown.
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    • Awards & Reviews


      "A compelling book with its intriguing mix of clever writing and kitchen patois ... more horrifically gripping than a Stephen King novel." - Sunday Times

      "Fantastic: as lip-smackingly seductive as a bowl of fat chips and pungent aioli." - Daily Telegraph

      "Elizabeth David written by Quentin Tarantino." - A.A. Gill

      "Extraordinary ... written with a clarity and a clear-eyed wit to put the professional food-writing fraternity to shame." - Observer

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    Leonard Cohen On a Wire Philippe Girard Canada, Helge Dascher
    9781770464896 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary Age (years) from 16 On Sale Date:November 16, 2021 Print Run:6000
    $29.95 CAD 6.97 x 9.05 x 0.68 in | 500 gr | 120 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Drawn and Quarterly
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      A captivating, revealing biography of the legendary musician and poet

      Leonard Cohen
      opens in Los Angeles on the last night of the man’s life in 2016. Alone in his final hours, the beloved writer and musician ponders his existence in a series of flashbacks that reveal the ups and downs of a storied career.

      A young Cohen traded in the promise of steady employment in his family’s Montreal garment business for the unlikely path of a literary poet. His life took another sharp turn when, already in his thirties, he recorded his first album to widespread international acclaim. Along the way he encountered a who’s who of musical luminaries, including Lou Reed, Nico, Janis Joplin, and Joni Mitchell. And then there’s Phil Spector, the notorious music impresario who held a gun to Cohen’s head during a coke-fueled, all-night recording session.

      Later in Cohen’s life, there’s the story of "Hallelujah," one of his most famous songs, and its slow rise from relative obscurity when first recorded in the 1980s to its iconic status a decade later with covers by John Cale and Jeff Buckley. And the period when Cohen went broke after his manager embezzled his lifetime savings, which ironically sparked an unlikely career resurgence and several worldwide tours in the 2000s.

      Written with careful attention to detail and drawn with a palette of warm, lush colors by the Quebec-based cartoonist Philippe Girard, Leonard Cohen is an engaging portrait of a cultural icon.

      Philippe Girard was born in Québec City, Canada, in 1971. He published his first comic in a children’s magazine when he was eight years old and has since published more than twenty books. His comics have received the Joe Shuster, the Bedelys Quebec, and the Bedeis Causa Awards. He lives in Quebec, Canada.
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        - Canadian author, Philippe Girard lives in Quebec
        - featured on CBC Books's list: "21 Canadian comics to watch for in fall 2021"
        - featured in Quill and Quire's Fall Preview
        - a Raincoast Superlead

        Raincoast Superlead
        : a captivating and revealing portrait of the legendary Canadian poet and musician
    • Awards & Reviews

      "Presented as a series of flashbacks from Cohen's deathbed, this biography recounts highlights from the life of the legendary songwriter." —New York Times "Leonard Cohen: On a Wire illuminates the tumultuous life and career of the musician and poet, from his upbringing in Montreal, literary and musical rise to fame, downfalls, and comeback career." —Publishers Weekly "Leonard Cohen was a great man, and Canada is rightly proud of him. 'On A Wire' might make us even more proud. His was a great life and this great book reflects it." —The Toronto Star "Girard offers a portrait of the artist as a young and not-so-young man, drawing on Cohen's creative inspirations, frustrations and personal tragedies." —The Forward "[On a Wire] captures Cohen's essence with insight, sensitivity, narrative innovation and visual flair. [It] can take its place among the front rank of Cohen studies." —The Montreal Gazette
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    9780765387561 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:October 06, 2020 Print Run:350000
    $34.99 CAD 6.37 x 9.59 x 1.54 in | 630 gr | 448 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.

      France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.

      Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.

      But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.

      In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After LifeThe Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. 

      VICTORIA “V. E.” SCHWAB is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, the Villains series, This Savage Song, and Our Dark Duet. Her work has received critical acclaim, been featured in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post and more, been translated into more than a dozen languages, and has been optioned for television and film. When she’s not haunting Paris streets or trudging up English hillsides, she lives in Edinburgh, Scotland and is usually tucked in the corner of a coffee shop, dreaming up monsters.

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        - starred Publishers Weekly review
        - starred Kirkus review
        - starred Booklist review
        - starred Library Journal review
        - #1 October Indie Next Pick
        - #1 October Loan Stars Pick
        - Publishers Weekly profile
        - EW.com cover reveal
        - Raincoast Superlead

        "There is no review in the world that I could write that could do justice to the perfection of this book, and yes, when I say perfection, I mean P E R F E C T I O N. This is the book I have always DREAMED of finding, and bar that, the book I’d always dreamed of writing, but now I don’t have to, because I HAVE FOUND IT AND MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.

        I don’t even know how to explain the experience of reading it, of relating to and understanding both Addie and Henry in what felt like impossible, despairing ways, and of wanting to get so lost in their story that just getting lost wasn’t enough; I wanted to dive in and drown in it. AHHHHH V.E. Schwab has discovered magic and HOW BLESSED ARE WE that she has put it into a book. For all of those who have ever longed for that something more, that something ELSE, for adventure and freedom, for faraway cities and hidden-gem bookshops, and a life anything but ordinary - and for those who just want to matter, and be loved, and be remembered - HERE IS A BOOK AFTER YOUR OWN HEART. What a celebration of art in every shape and form. The writing is beautiful, and the story haunting and devastating, but also just so fiercely glorious and hopeful all at once. A dark, devilishly-clever fairytale that I want another 300 years of. Last year we got Alix E. Harrow’s Ten Thousand Doors of January, and now in 2020, we get this brilliant work of art, and I don’t know about you, but I feel SPOILED.

        In short: this was extraordinary, utterly spellbinding, best book of the year, and I LOVED IT SO MUCH."
        - Caitlin Krahn, Bookseller at Mosaic Books, Kelowna

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        NYT bestselling author of A Darker Shade of Magic series, which has sold over 50k copies in Canada; 350k print run

    • Awards & Reviews

      Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed
      Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed
      NPR Best Book of the Year 2020, Long-listed
      Oprah.com Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed
      Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed
      Locus Awards - Nominee 2021, Short-listed
      NYPL Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed

      Praise for The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue:
      “For someone damned to be forgettable, Addie LaRue is a most delightfully unforgettable character, and her story is the most joyous evocation of unlikely immortality.”
      Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods and winner of multiple Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

      "Completely absorbed me enough to make me forget the real world." — Jodi Picoult, Washington Post

      “Victoria Schwab sends you whirling through a dizzying kaleidoscopic adventure through centuries filled with love, loss, art and war — all the while dazzling your senses with hundreds of tiny magical moments along the way. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue will enchant readers as deeply as its heroine’s Faustian bargain; you will find yourself in quick turns both aching with heartbreak, and gleefully crowing at the truly delicious, wicked cleverness in store.”
      Naomi Novik, Nebula and Locus Award-winning author of Spinning Silver

      Addie Larue is a book perfectly suspended between darkness and light, myth and reality. [This novel] is—ironically—unforgettable.” — Hugo Award winner Alix E. Harrow, author of The Ten Thousand Doors of January

      “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is the kind of book you encounter only once in a lifetime. . . . A defiant, joyous rebellion against time, fate, and even death itself—and a powerful reminder that the only magic great enough to conquer all of it is love.”— Peng Shepherd, author of The Book of M

      “Sweeping in its scope yet wonderfully intimate, it's dark and sexy yet romantic and heartbreaking.”Rebecca Roanhorse, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Black Sun

      “Rich and satisfying.” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

      “A knockout.” –Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

      “Epic.” –Library Journal, Starred Review

      “Deeply romantic, impossibly detailed.” –Booklist, Starred Review

      “A delightful surprise and a balm in difficult times..” –BookPage, Starred Review

      “Schwab’s page-turner is an achingly poignant romantic fantasy about the desperate desire to make one’s mark on the world.” Oprah.com, Best LGBTQ Books of 2020

      “A beautiful, meditative novel with an ending that hit me right in the heart.” Buzzfeed, Best Fall Fantasy 2020

      "It's a bit cheeky to call The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Faust for romantic bisexual goths, but it's not wrong... I for one will most certainly remember her."NPR

      “Addie is unlike anything Schwab has written before—epic yet intimate, sweeping but not sprawling... If Addie shows anything, it’s that the impact of our actions and interactions can be vaster and longer-lasting than we can predict. Much like the seven freckles that sprinkle Addie’s face, we create our own constellations, and as we live through these darkened days, I feel brighter for having added Addie to mine.”—Slate

      “Schwab beautifully explores what it means to be alone for so long that it's jarring and terrifying once you are finally seen...Addie is an independent and fascinating character who manages to make her mark in spite of the odds.”—USA Today

      “Schwab’s writing is warm and intense, and the passages set in the past often make you feel as if you’re reading by candlelight...The book is an elegant comment on the erasure of women from recorded history, but not a pointed one; you never feel that Addie LaRue is a metaphor. She is a woman fighting literally to be seen while bearing witness to her own life, and I rooted for her throughout.”—New York Times Book Review

      “One of the most propulsive, compulsive and captivating novels in recent memory.”—Washington Post

      “There is no particular art to literary fiction that doesn’t exist in fiction of other genres, and V. E. Schwab’s new book The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue isn’t just an amazing book for its genre; it’s an amazing book, full stop...a gorgeous, immersive story...Schwab is an inclusive, ambitious, and exacting writer, and she doesn’t let either her characters or her readers off the hook...This book doesn’t blend genres, or even transcend genre.”—Chicago Review of Books

      "This evocative and clever tale will leave you smiling, filled with love and longing for more magical moments in everyday life."—CNN, Best Books of October

      "Expansive and utterly heart-wrenching...both heartbreaking and hopeful. I read the last hundred pages well into the night, gasping and sobbing. It’s a beautiful read."Book Riot, 25 Must Read New Fantasy Books

      “A remarkable, genre-defying epic of a woman fighting to thrive in a world that denies her existence....stunning.”—Shelf Awareness for Readers

      "When I first finished Addie LaRue, I sat back with a deep sense of wonder. Schwab’s words had weaved their spell and left me starstruck... eloquent and beautiful...Addie LaRue sparks something internally as you read and what is the point of reading, if not to feel?"—The Nerd Daily

      “[An] enthralling romantic adventure.”—Business Insider

      "A career triumph...Her propulsive, lyric prose is here, her morally complex, entrancing characters, her unique shape of magic, all wrought within this entirely fresh premise that will no doubt become a long-lasting favorite...Addie defies genre, blending romance and history, fantasy and monstrosity, cresting through peaks of time, centered on a young (and also, technically very old) woman with both less and more agency than anyone alive...romantic, ambitious, and defiantly, deliberately hopeful. Epic and intimate at once, it asks what art is...Schwab is simply one of the most skilled writers working in her genre...The feat of this book is frankly awe-inspiring.”—Tor.com

      “[Schwab] flexes her beautiful prose and sets the stage for an unforgettable tale.”—SyFy Wire

      "Poetic and heartrending, The Invisible Life of Addie Larue is perfect for fans of time travel stories, historical fiction, and fantasy alike." The Register-Herald

      "This spellbinding story is destined to be a classic." Greatist

      "A beautiful tale of star-crossed love, magic, and a dark Faustian Bargain makes The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue the perfect book for the fantasy lover in your life!" The Mary Sue

      "A gender flip version of Faust, and also a haunting love story that will linger." New York Journal of Books

      "A masterpiece that has been so many years in the making, but the wait was truly worth every page...a book that will stay with you long after you finish reading the last word." —Seventeen Magazine

      "Irresistibly contagious." — Locus Magazine

      “One of the most haunting and bittersweetly beautiful novels I have ever read...a mature, introspective love story, and a thoughtful examination of what it means to have a life well lived.” —Manhattan Mercury News (Kansas)

      "Schwab's brilliant epic novel blends fantasy and history, romance and art, as it moves back and forth through time. Addie, one of the author's most morally complex and riveting creations, embarks on adventures both grand and lowly, as she travels, ghostlike, through the centuries." —Bookmarks Magazine

      “I was caught in the emotion, the demanded pound of flesh as I considered my own attachments and inherent sense of self, my notions of love and ache and need.” —Historical Novel Society

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    9781635575620 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy Age (years) from 17 On Sale Date:June 02, 2020 Print Run:100000
    $23.00 CAD 7.46 x 8.27 x 0.66 in | 270 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Bloomsbury Publishing
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      A tender addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin and upcoming books.

      Feyre, Rhysand, and their friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly altered world beyond, recovering from the war that changed everything. But Winter Solstice is finally approaching, and with it, the joy of a hard-earned reprieve.

      Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, her concern for those dearest to her deepens. They have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have a far-reaching impact on the future of their court.

      Bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin with the later books in the series, A Court of Frost and Starlight explores the far-reaching effects of a devastating war and the fierce love between friends.

      Sarah J. Maas is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Court of Thorns and Roses and the Crescent City series, as well as the Throne of Glass series. Her books are published in more than thirty-seven languages. A New York native, Sarah lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and dog.
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        - repackages of Sarah J. Maas's NYT bestselling series now for the adult market
        - over 67k copies of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series sold in Canada
    • Awards & Reviews


      “Simply dazzles.” - starred review, Booklist on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      “Passionate, violent, sexy and daring…. A true page-turner.” - USA Today on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      “Suspense, romance, intrigue and action. This is not a book to be missed!” - Huffington Post on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      “Vicious and intoxicating…. A dazzling world, complex characters and sizzling romance.” - Top Pick, RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      “A sexy, action-packed fairytale.” - Bustle on A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES

      “Fiercely romantic, irresistibly sexy and hypnotically magical. A veritable feast for the senses.” - USA Today on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      “Hits the spot for fans of dark, lush, sexy fantasy.” - Kirkus Reviews on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      “An immersive, satisfying read.” - Publishers Weekly on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      “Darkly sexy and thrilling.” - Bustle on A COURT OF MIST AND FURY

      “Fast-paced and explosively action-packed.” - Booklist on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

      “The plot manages to seduce you with its alluring characters, irresistible world and never-ending action, leaving you craving more.” - RT Book Reviews on A COURT OF WINGS AND RUIN

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