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    Blush Jamie Brenner
    9780593087817 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date:April 26, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.47 x 8.16 x 0.87 in | 0.68 lb | 416 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      From acclaimed author Jamie Brenner comes a stunning new novel about three generations of women who discover that the scandalous books of their past may just be the key to saving their family’s future.

      For decades, the Hollander Estates winery has been the premier destination for lavish parties and romantic day trips on the North Fork of Long Island. But behind the lush vineyards and majestic estate house, the Hollander family fortunes have suffered and the threat of a sale brings old wounds to the surface. For matriarch Vivian, she fears that this summer season could be their last—and that selling their winery to strangers could expose a dark secret she’s harbored for decades. Meanwhile, her daughter, Leah, who was turned away from the business years ago, finds her marriage at a crossroads and returns home for a sorely needed escape. And granddaughter Sadie, grappling with a crisis of her own, runs to the vineyard looking for inspiration. 

      But when Sadie uncovers journals from Vivian’s old book club dedicated to scandalous novels of decades past, she realizes that this might be the distraction they all need. Reviving the “trashy” book club, the Hollander women find that the stories hold the key to their fight not only for the vineyard, but for the life and love they’ve wanted all along. 

      Blush is a bighearted story of love, family, and second chances, and an ode to the blockbuster novels that have shaped generations of women. 

      Story Locale: Cutchogue, Long Island
      Jamie Brenner is the author of five novels, including The Forever Summer and The Wedding Sisters. She grew up in suburban Philadelphia on a steady diet of Jackie Collins and Judith Krantz novels, and later moved to New York City to live like the heroines of her favorite books. Jamie now divides her time between Philadelphia and Provincetown. 

      Author Residence: Philadelphia, PA and Provincetown, MA
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    • Awards & Reviews

      One of:
      People’s Best New Books
      USA Today’s 5 Books Not to Miss 
      Real Simple’s Blockbuster Beach Reads That Are Quintessentially Summer
      Bustle’s 44 New Must-Read Books Out This June

      E! News’s 16 Books to Add to Your Reading List This June
      Good Morning America’s 27 Books for June
      Veranda’s 32 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer
      Frolic’s 25 Best Books of Summer 2021

      “If sipping wine while gazing at lush vineyards appeals, this summery rosé of a novel is for you.” People

      “Books, wine, and female power prevail in Blush.” Real Simple

      “A sweeping tale.” GMA.com 

      “Take a lush trip to the North Fork of Long Island to spend some time with three generations of women in the Hollander family in The Forever Summer scribe’s wine-drenched read.” E! News

      Blush is a wonderful female-centered story that updates the sentiments of those earlier novels for today’s woman.” Auburn Pub

      “Wonderful.” Frolic

      “Jamie Brenner, where have you been all my life?…In all seriousness this book was lovely [and] did an exquisite job of bringing together feminism and family.” Fresh Fiction

      “Jam-packed with outrageous drama, sexy passion, and dysfunctional family dynamics, Brenner’s delectable soap opera is the epitome of escapist reading pleasure. [Blush] is also a homage to the glitz-and-glam novels of the 1980s, a brilliantly conceived and expertly executed tale that provides a welcome reassessment of the often underestimated but in their own way fiercely feminist works of Jackie Collins, Judith Krantz, Shirley Conran, and the other big-shoulder-padded popular fiction stars of the time. Brenner starts with the clever concept of women bonding in a book group dedicated to ‘trashy’ novels and spins it into beach-reading gold.” Booklist

      “Brenner’s lovely latest begs to be read with a view and a glass of wine….Brenner tackles complex issues including gender equality and the devaluation of women’s interests with a light hand, balancing heavy topics with copious descriptions of wine, cheese, and classic romances. [Blush] is sure to please.” Publishers Weekly

      “Brenner deftly pulls from the canon for steamy encounters and dramatic confrontations—some worthy of a Dynasty reboot. A perfect beach read about a family crisis resolved by women.” Kirkus Reviews

      “Jamie Brenner rules the beach with her opus Blush. The Hollander family vineyard is at a crossroads, exposing their frayed relationships. When secrets are revealed, old wounds resurface, and they must find a way to come together or lose the legacy they treasure. We discover the Hollander’s tender vines have deep roots that yield understanding and forgiveness. A spectacular read.” –Adriana Trigiani, author of The Shoemaker’s Wife

      “In Blush, her latest summer page-turner, author Jamie Brenner indulges readers with the story of three generations of headstrong women united in their efforts to buck male authority and save their family’s struggling winery on the North Fork of Long Island. Brenner’s fizzy tale of wine-making lore, family secrets, forbidden love—and a shared appreciation for Jackie Collins and Judith Krantz novels, make for an intoxicating read.” –Mary Kay Andrews, author of Sunset Beach and Hello, Summer

      “This book about three generations of women discovering their power at a North Fork vineyard is delicious, delightful, and smart. Reading it feels like drinking a crisp glass of rosé on a hot summer’s day.” –Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost

      “Brenner’s splendid novel depicts three very different women who find inspiration and guidance in the beloved, trashy novels of the eighties. I have no doubt that Judith Krantz and Jackie Collins are cheering from above at this feminist beach book that’s sharp and funny, bursting with heartbreak and longing. Blush delights the senses and will thrill you to your core.” –Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse and The Lions of Fifth Avenue

      “In Blush Jamie Brenner celebrates the grand dames of ‘80s ladies writers, Judith Krantz, Jackie Collins, and Shirley Conran, who teach us that life is about second chances. Love, sex, marriage and money are all the more thrilling when we think that we’ve lost them. Throw in three generations of women, a winery and cheese plates and we’ve got ourselves the kind of summer bestseller we snuck from our mothers’ nightstands. Hot!” –Helen Ellis, author of American Housewife

      “Jamie Brenner’s Blush is a delicious, big-hearted book about love, secrets, and pleasure—a novel that’s easy to devour, but made to be savored. I adored every last drop.” –Emily Henry, author of Beach Read

      “Cheers to Jamie Brenner and Blush! Readers will be rooting for the Hollander family vineyard and for Brenner’s smart, spirited female characters who face inevitable change and fight to hold on to their precious legacy before it slips away. Add a truly spectacular setting brought to life, the novels of Collins and Krantz, lust, wine, secrets, and sunshine, and this book has all the ingredients for the perfect summer read.” –Amy Poeppel, author of Musical Chairs and Small Admissions  

      “In her most captivating novel yet, Jamie Brenner brilliantly captures the challenges and secrets behind a family-owned winery on the North Fork of Long Island. Blush is a truly decadent read and I found myself rooting for these characters, Vivian, Leah and Sadie, so fervently I didn’t want it to end. Book clubs and women everywhere will be raising a glass of rosé to this heartfelt story of love, courage and determination.” –Nicola Harrison, author of Montauk
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    The Turnout Megan Abbott
    9780593084922 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:May 03, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.44 x 8.16 x 0.75 in | 0.61 lb | 368 pages Carton Quantity:24 G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      Best Book of the Year

      NPR • Wall Street Journal • Boston Globe • Library Journal • CrimeReads • LitReactor • Air Mail

      Longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize

      A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Pick

      An Instant New York Times Bestseller

      New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott’s exquisite new novel, “dark and juicy and tinged with horror” (The New York Times Books Review), set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio.

      With their long necks, sheer tights, and taut buns, Dara and Marie Durant have only known the course of a well-bred dancer. Not much changes when their parents face death in a tragic accident. As Dara and Marie take over their mother’s duty of running the Durant School of Dance, along with Charlie, Dara’s husband and once their mother’s prized student, the sisters perfect a fine dance, circling around one another, six days a week, keeping the studio thriving.

      But when another eerily suspicious accident occurs, just at the onset of the school’s annual performance of The Nutcracker—a season of tense competition, provoked anxiety, and wild exhilaration—an interloper arrives and threatens the sisters’ delicate balance.

      With its uncanny insight and writing that haunts, The Turnout is Megan Abbott at the height of her game—a sharp and strange dissection of family ties and sexuality, femininity, and power, and a sinister tale that is both alarming and irresistible.
      Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of ten novels, including Give Me Your Hand, You Will Know Me, The Fever, Dare Me, and The End of Everything. She received her PhD in literature from New York University. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Guardian, and The Believer. She is the co-creator and executive producer of USA’s adaptation of Dare Me and was a staff writer on HBO’s David Simon show, The Deuce. Abbott lives in New York City.

      Author Residence: New York, NY
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

      A finalist for:
      International Thriller Writers Award
      Housatonic Book Award

      Longlisted for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize

      One of:

      TIME’s 36 News Books You Need to Read This Summer
      Entertainment Weekly’s Best Books of August
      Washington Post’s Eight Thrillers and Mysteries to Read this Summer
      The Boston Globe’s Summer Reading 2021 Picks
      The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Great New Books to Read in August
      Wall Street Journal’s 11 Books to Read: The Best Reviews of August
      Oprah Daily’s 33 Best Thrillers That’ll Keep You Turning the Page

      Vogue’s Best Books to Read This Summer
      Real Simple’s Up-All-Night Thrillers
      Harper’s Bazaar’s 46 Books You Need to Read in 2021

      Refinery29’s 38 Books You’ll Want to Read This Summer
      The A.V. Club’s Four Hard-Hitting Crime Novels to Get You Through the End of Summer
      CNN’s 20 Most Anticipated New Books to Read This August
      New York Post’s 30 Best Books on Our Summer Reading List in 2021
      Seattle Times’ Most Anticipated Books of 2021
      Insider’s 10 Best New Books to Read in August 
      Apartment Therapy’s Must-read Book of the Month
      Adore Magazine’s New Releases to Enjoy this Season
      Inside Hook’s 10 Books You Should Be Reading This August
      Glitter Guide’s 8 Books To Add To Your Reading List This August

      The Millions’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021
      Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2021

      Reader’s Digest 50 Best Fiction Books to Read This Year
      CrimeReads’ Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021
      Publishers Weekly’s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2021: Mystery/Thriller
      BookPage’s Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021
      BookRiot’s 20 Must-Read Crime Novels to Keep You Up At Night
      Booktrib’s Most Anticipated
      SheReads’s Most Anticipated 2021 Summer Thrillers for your Beach Bag

      “Pulsing with suspense.” People, “Book of the Week”

      “Abbott’s novels are often described as crime fiction, and, while indeed she works with mystery and suspense and draws on noir and Gothic tropes, her goal seems less to construct intricate, double-crossing plot problems than to explore the dark side of femininity….In other words, Megan Abbott is a mood.” The New York Times Book Review

      “Abbott is a legend for good reason. No one combines the style of classic noir with the psyches of sophisticated men and women who are willing to do anything—anything—to succeed better than Abbott. Her latest is a dizzyingly fascinating story of a family-owned dance studio and the weight of unrequited ambition. An instant classic.” Washington Post

      “Compelling…Abbott leaves her audience riveted with each twist and turn, leading to a dramatic denouement. It’s a fantastic work in every way.” –Manhattan Book Review

      “Ms. Abbott’s prose has never been more impressive than in this whirlpool of psychological suspense, shocking images, well-wrought metaphors—and one final twist that rattles like a serpent’s tail in Eden.” ­–Wall Street Journal

      “Abbott is a master of atmosphere, and in the blood, sweat, tears, bruises, ripped toenails, broken bones, rivalries, desires, and tutu-pink dreams that fill the studio during its annual production of The Nutcracker, she creates a world of almost unbearable tension, pirouetting ever further into darkness.” Entertainment Weekly

      “[A] beautifully accomplished thriller…From the first page to the reveal at the end, a palpable sense of menace and the sympathy we feel for Dara as her world unravels make it impossible to look away.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
      “Sharp and unsettling prose.” —TIME

      “Abbott—so good at plucking the dark and twisted strands of female friendships and rivalries in books like You Will Know Me and Give Me Your Hand—fashions her unsettling new novel around a ballet academy run by three high-strung former dancers, two of them sisters.” The New York Times

      “While undoubtedly one of our best crime novelists, Abbott has also always struck me as akin to an anthropologist….In The Turnout, Abbott delves into the rarified world of ballerinas, astutely noting the symbols and signals underlying the romantic image.” The Paris Review

      “No one takes seemingly harmless environments and cracks them open to reveal their dark heart quite like Megan Abbott, and she does it again here with a tense narrative about the backstage antics of a ballet school that looks at femininity, anxiety, and power.” —Boston Globe

      “Mines the creepy underside of ballet….Abbott takes her breathless reader to some very dark places, but also to beauty.” Seattle Times

      The Turnout is a page-turner, suffused with dread even when the scene being described involves doing paperwork with a contractor….If you enjoy twisty crime novels with unmistakably dark subject matter, you’ll do well to put yourself in Abbott’s capable hands for a few hundred pages. You’ll never look at a pointe shoe the same way again.” Chicago Review of Books

      “What I love about Abbott’s books is she’s made this great niche for herself, where she applies the tone and style of film noir to stereotypically feminine areas of interest…. I always love her stuff, and The Turnout is no exception.” Alan Sepinwall for NPR

      “[A] taut, suspenseful novel that’s anxiety provoking in the best way.” Vogue
      “An excavation of the dark sides of family and femininity.” Elle

      “This is a deliciously creepy thriller about competition and family ties.” Real Simple
      “[The Turnout] is as tightly wound as a dancer’s bun.” Good Housekeeping

      “There’s no one better than Abbott at exploring issues of femininity and power struggles, and getting at the visceral heart of both. Fans of Black Swan and The Red Shoes are bound to be obsessed.” Refinery29

      “Come for the ballet references, stay for the family secrets and wild ending.” ­–theSkimm

      The Turnout is an intriguing crime novel about family, power, and sexuality.” The A.V. Club

      “Abbott’s prose is dazzlingly precise and her portrayal of student rivalries razor-sharp in this taut and psychologically gripping novel.” The Guardian

      “Excellent…Abbott continues her high standards in the enthralling The Turnout.” South Florida Sun Sentinel

      “[A] big, rich literary novel. A carefully controlled but free-flowing, almost musical style; episodic in structure, but with an entirely coherent theme that’s implied, unmistakably, but never presented explicitly (there is no preaching to be tolerated)….Really, a lovely read, whether you come to it with that yearning or not.” —Shawangunk Journal

      “With clever storytelling that slowly and deliberately unspools, Abbott tells a tale about an unconventional family that holds on to generational trauma….Like any good firework show, Abbott creates a number of small explosions until the grand finale—and you’ll never see if coming.” Apartment Therapy

      “[The Turnout] uses the world of ballet as the setting for a story of fraught familial connections and ominous acts.” Inside Hook

      “[The Turnout] will delight readers who crave her combination of psychological insight and deep engagement with discipline—here, in a family-owned ballet studio.” ­­–Virtuoso Life

      “Abbott is back full force with a story that takes place in a family-run ballet studio. If Showtime dramas have taught us anything, it’s that ballet is full of unexpected thrills and chills.” Glitter Guide

      The Turnout unfolds like a dark fairy tale, unpacking the rigid demands of femininity. Abbott fans and suspense lovers alike won’t be disappointed with this exploration of human frailty and twisted love.” LitHub
      “Abbott is not only a suspense author at the top of her game, she’s also a scholar, and The Turnout promises to be both homage to classic tropes and visionary model for their evolution.“ —CrimeReads

      “At once engaging and unnerving.” Reader’s Digest

      “Beautifully dark suspense…Abbott keeps the twists coming until the final pages. The Turnout is the kind of gripping, unnerving page turner we have come to expect from an author who does noir better than almost anyone.“ BookPage (starred review)
      The Turnout is one of those slow-burning thrillers where every word and gesture carries immense weight….As both Dara and Marie make key choices, the sisters’ relationship tears apart, exposing each person for who they truly are, leaving deadly, sinister destruction in its wake.” BookTrib

      “[The Turnout] is atmospheric, suspenseful, and full of marvelously juicy behind-the-scenes details.” BookReporter

      “Gut-punching noir…Abbott is pitch-perfect at making the sisters’ complex dynamic and mix of emotions plausible and painful, while capturing the competitiveness and cruelty of children’s ballet, where every young girl wishes to be the center of attention. This look at the darker side of the dance world demonstrates why Abbott has few peers at crafting moving stories of secrets and broken lives.” ­–Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “Abbott has a top-notch ability to reveal the dark undercurrents of women’s relationships and sexuality. Her taut, unsettling writing creates tension through the slightest actions and phrases, and keeps the pages turning. This is clever, chilling psychological suspense at its best.” Library Journal (starred review)

      “Abbott brilliantly explores the psychosexual undercurrents throbbing throughout this haunting novel, from the dancers’ pointe shoes…through even the Nutcracker itself.” Booklist (starred review)

      “The mesmerizing prose will keep you turning the pages. Abbott is a master of thinly veiled secrets often kept by women who rage underneath their delicate exteriors.” Kirkus Reviews

      ”One of the most well-known and acclaimed thriller writers working today is back with a twisted tale of fraying ties at a family-run ballet studio.“ –BookPage

      ”Immersive, seductive…Abbott’s singular and inimitable voice defines the tension perfectly throughout, scratching across the page like the sharpest knife.“ —Rain Taxi

      “There’s no one who captures the atmosphere of a tight-knit hothouse world, in all its feverish beauty and brutality, quite like Megan Abbott.” –Tana French, author of The Searcher

      ”All one needs to know about a Megan Abbott book is that it’s a Megan Abbott book—dreamy, sexy, a deep dive into a subculture that has been exhaustively researched. The Turnout is all those things and more, taking you so far into the world of a small ballet school that you feel the characters’ aches and pains in your joints, your feet, and, most dangerous of all, your heart." –Laura Lippman, author of Lady in the Lake

      “There is not a writer alive who is better at investigating the tension and threat of violence at the center of women’s lives than Megan Abbott. Megan goes into the heart of female spaces and finds the ugly in all that pretty, the dark in all that light, with breath-taking suspense. The Turnout has notes of James M. Cain and Alfred Hitchcock, but it’s better because it’s so fresh and unexpected, so wholly revelatory. I turned page after page, holding my breath in fear, and also excitement, about what might happen in this run-down ballet school, what blood red might be lurking behind all that pink. This is Megan Abbott working at the absolute height of her talent.” –Attica Locke, author of Bluebird, Bluebird and Heaven, My Home

      “Megan Abbott is a master of atmosphere, and she captures the Durant School of Ballet—a tinderbox of promise and perfectionism, innuendo and fierce desire, of tension twisted to a breaking point—in all its merciless extravagance. The Turnout is a bewitching climb up a spiral staircase into the inner sanctum of the Durant family, a house of mirrors in which nothing is exactly what it seems. This novel pounds with blood and grips you in its teeth: Megan Abbott is unafraid as ever of the darkness that makes us human.” –Chloe Benjamin, author of The Immortalists

      “Abbott creates a dark and mesmerizing world and, as always, is so brilliant at portraying women and girls and their competition and complexities….It makes Black Swan look like a children’s story.” –Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
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    Easy Crafts for the Insane A Mostly Funny Memoir of Mental Illness and Making Things Kelly Williams Brown
    9780593187807 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:May 10, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.65 in | 0.51 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      From the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting comes a story about how to make something when you’re capable of nothing.

      Kelly Williams Brown had two Very Bad years. In just a short time period, her marriage collapsed, she broke three bones (in separate and unrelated incidents), her father was diagnosed with cancer…and she wound up in a psychiatric hospital. But right before that she had a few Very Good years: she wrote a bestselling memoir, spoke at NASA, had a beautiful wedding, and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers to live as grown-ups as the bestselling author of Adulting. (Yes, that was her. No, she didn’t trademark the phrase—to her everlasting financial regret.)

      What got her through the Very Bad years was, improbably, crafting. Not Martha Stewart-perfect crafting, either—it was rough-and-tumble, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants creating that was Brown’s lifeline during her darkest days. Surprising, humane, and utterly unforgettable, Easy Crafts for the Insane is a poignant and hysterical look at the unexpected, messy coping mechanisms we use to find ourselves again.
      Kelly Williams Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of Adulting and Gracious. A former reporter, ad copywriter, and Bourbon Street bartender, she lives with her giant, neurotic dog in Salem, Oregon.

      Author Residence: Portland, Oregon
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Advance Praise for Easy Crafts for the Insane

      One of Good Morning America’s 33 Books to Heat Up Your July
      One of PopSugar’s Must-Read July Book Releases

      “In Easy Crafts for the Insane, crafting tutorials serve as the backdrop of a life dissolved, then glued back together. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might even make things.” —Country Living

      “In Easy Crafts For the Insane, Kelly Williams Brown gets candid about her depression, feelings of imposter syndrome, and spending time at an inpatient facility. During this complicated time in her life, Brown turned to crafting to help piece her own life back together, one tiny project at a time.” –PopSugar

      “[A] sincere, humorous memoir…Brown is able to express the gravitas of the lowest point of her life while maintaining a sense of humor with her dry wit. By openly talking about mental illness, Brown will inspire readers to do what she struggled to do herself: express difficult emotions and find a way forward through the darkness.” —Library Journal

      “Clever and whimsical and insightful and honest and charming and darkly funny—there is not a wrong note in the entire blessed thing. This is a perfect book. Read it immediately.” —Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of Get Your Sh*t Together and the No F*cks Given Guides

      “Kelly Williams Brown has created an incredibly valuable handy thing: a book you can either treasure for yourself or simply hurl to/at people in your life who don’t understand about mental health obstacles but whom you really wish would. And! Another cool thing: anyone can follow the craft ideas to occupy a mind that desperately needs a break while creating neat whimsical objects. The book is humane, funny as hell, and relatable. It will help both our collective mental health and the glue and glitter industries.” —John Moe, author of The Hilarious World of Depression

      “Kelly’s hilarious, inspiring, and instructional memoir not only adds an important new voice to the cultural conversation on mental health and self-care, it also taught me how to make a nail polish dragon egg, which I never knew I needed in my life until now.” –Alexi Pappas, author of Bravey

      “Clever, hilarious, vulnerable, yet insightful. Easy Crafts for the Insane is my new favorite book. Wonderful story telling with an instant intimacy, cute drawings and smart crafting tips. Kelly Williams Brown is my current girl crush and writing hero.” —Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junkie

      “[Easy Crafts for the Insane] combines basic crafting tutorials with moving and amusing biographical aspects in an effort to help readers tackle mental health issues…[Kelly’s] own experience of the positive impacts of crafting, which helped her get through her darkest days, inspired [her] to write this highly autobiographical, undeniably practical, and very entertaining self-help book.” —San Francisco Book Review

      “Engaging… [and] showcases just how mental illness can affect the brain in a relatable way, the struggles that those with mental illness can go through, and how outside circumstances can really affect recovery.” —The Nerd Daily

      “Kelly Williams Brown is welcoming readers to the darkest part of her life in hopes that something beautiful comes of it.” –Salem Statesman Journal

      “Funny [and] self-aware…: that’s the MO in Easy Crafts, which details the worst two years of Williams Brown’s life with [a] bright, conversational tone.” –Portland Monthly

      “[Kelly] relays her story with grace, broaching some challenging topics with humor and heart…Her book, like her crafting, is approachable. It’s sincere and honest, fearless and funny.” –Press Play Salem
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    Suburban Dicks Fabian Nicieza
    9780593191286 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:May 03, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.47 x 8.2 x 0.89 in | 0.68 lb | 416 pages Carton Quantity:24 G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      From the cocreator of Deadpool comes a hilariously entertaining debut featuring two unlikely and unforgettable amateur sleuths. An engrossing and entertaining murder mystery full of skewering social commentary.

      Andie Stern thought she’d solved her final homicide. Once a budding FBI profiler, she gave up her career to raise her four (soon to be five) children in West Windsor, New Jersey. But one day, between soccer games, recitals, and trips to the local pool, a very pregnant Andie pulls into a gas station—and stumbles across a murder scene. An attendant has been killed, and the bumbling local cops are in way over their heads. Suddenly, Andie is obsessed with the case, and back on the trail of a killer, this time with kids in tow.

      She soon crosses paths with disgraced local journalist Kenneth Lee, who also has everything to prove in solving the case. A string of unusual occurrences—and, eventually, body parts—surface around town, and Andie and Kenneth uncover simmering racial tensions and a decades-old conspiracy. Hilarious, insightful, and a killer whodunit, Suburban Dicks is the one-of-a-kind mystery that readers will not be able to stop talking about.

      Story Locale: Suburban New Jersey

      Series Overview: The first in a series featuring former FBI profiler Andie Stern and disgraced journalist Kenneth Lee.
      Fabian Nicieza is an Argentine-American comic book writer and editor who is best known who is best known as the co-creator of Marvel’s Deadpool and for his work on titles such as X-Men, X-Force, New Warriors, Cable, and Thunderbolts. Suburban Dicks is his debut novel.

      Author Residence: Princeton, NJ
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    • Awards & Reviews

      “Satire is hard to establish and even harder to maintain, but Nicieza flawlessly critiques the pervasiveness of suburban racism, the challenge of stay-at-home motherhood, the toxic culture of White masculinity, and the self-aggrandizing role of the media, and he does it with a pair of completely flawed yet appealing characters and a diverse cast of voices. Delightfully irreverent and so very entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

      “[An] outstanding debut novel…Nicieza delivers a wildly entertaining blend of high-octane snark and brass-knuckle social commentary…Mystery fans looking for something different won’t want to miss this quirky crime novel.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “Well-paced and packed with memorable characters.”—The Wall Street Journal

      “A darkly comedic and timely detective novel with some serious grit.”—Popsugar (one of the “Best Books of June”)

      “[A] ceaselessly funny debut novel…Suburban Dicks is a well-oiled mystery, throughout which stereotypes fly from the mouths and pollute the minds of even well-meaning characters trying to get to the bottom of Sasmal’s murder and the decades-old crime it points to. Nicieza, co-creator of Marvel’s Deadpool, has set out to expose prejudice in all its hairy, shattering guises, and in so doing, he never fails to find a laugh where it hurts.”Shelf Awareness

      “Nicieza, a comics writer best known as co-creator of the wisecracking antihero Deadpool for Marvel, pivots to his first mystery here but keeps the comic-book energy and zaniness…Scathing and timely social commentary in a comic mystery.”—Booklist

      “An engrossing and hilariously entertaining murder mystery featuring two unforgettable protagonists… Suburban Dicks, with its plot revolving around hate crimes, institutionalized racism, police corruption, and a far-reaching conspiracy, is a timely tale… This is a mystery with plenty of zing to it, one that’ll make audiences laugh out loud and gasp “Ooooh!” from page to page. If Anne Rule and the Coen Brothers had collaborated on a novel, it might be something like this.”—Criminal Element

      “Hard to put down… There are unexpected twists and turns and characters who are vividly drawn, both their flaws and their good points… The storyline is also timely as it deals with racial injustice and divisiveness that radiates from the police department on down.”—Mystery and Suspense

      ”A brilliant, if not harrowing, send-up of suburban life.  From the frazzled soon-to-be mother of five who secretly channels Sherlock Holmes, to an epic battle over swimming pool permits which hides secrets far more dangerous than swimming pools or permits, Suburban Dicks offers a gritty, charming, terrifying, and ultimately wry assessment of just what lurks behind a white picket fence.“—Lisa Gardner

      ”A surprising first novel with heart, humor, and an insightful look into the joys and miseries of picket-fence living. Beware. Suburban Dicks will keep you guessing, especially when it comes to this small town’s secrets."—Brad Meltzer

      Suburban Dicks is a can’t-miss romp that introduces two protagonists you won’t soon forget. Sharp, insightful, belly-laugh-inducing, and impossible to put down, Nicieza has crafted one hell of a debut - one that has the poise and charm of a tenth novel instead of a first. You won’t want to miss this unique and memorable crime novel.” —Alex Segura

      “Deeply funny and gloriously f**ked up!”—Chuck Wendig 

      “Strap yourself in for a wildly improbable and enormously fun ride… In mysteries there are some protagonists that just stand out by their force of personality and their likeability. Andie Stern is such a character. You may cringe at her maternal skills, but she is so entertaining that I became an instant fan… I can see Janet Evanovich fans flocking to this title.”—Deadly Pleasures
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    City of Orange David Yoon
    9780593422168 Hardcover FICTION / Psychological On Sale Date:May 24, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.24 x 9.28 x 1.14 in | 1.18 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:12 G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      A man wakes up in an unknown landscape, injured and alone.

      He used to live in a place called California, but how did he wind up here with a head wound and a bottle of pills in his pocket?

      He navigates his surroundings, one rough shape at a time. Here lies a pipe, there a reed that could be carved into a weapon, beyond a city he once lived in.

      He could swear his daughter’s name began with a J, but what was it, exactly?

      Then he encounters an old man, a crow, and a boy—and realizes that nothing is what he thought it was, neither the present nor the past.

      He can’t even recall the features of his own face, and wonders: who am I?

      Harrowing and haunting but also humorous in the face of the unfathomable, David Yoon’s City of Orange is a novel about reassembling the things that make us who we are, and finding the way home again.

      Story Locale: Rural California
      David Yoon is the New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love, Super Fake Love Song, and for adult readers, Version Zero and City of Orange. He’s a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Asian/Pacific American Award for Young Adult Literature Honor book recipient. He’s co-publisher of Joy Revolution, a Random House young adult imprint dedicated to love stories starring people of color. He’s also co-founder of Yooniverse Media, which currently has a first look deal with Anonymous Content for film/TV development. David grew up in Orange County, California, and now lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Nicola Yoon, and their daughter.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA
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    • Awards & Reviews

      “Very few postapocalyptic novels have the literary qualities of this one. City of Orange belongs in a very narrow category, alongside Emily St. John’s Station Eleven, Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend and Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. Like all the best authors in the genre, David Yoon is willing to ask what  ‘the End of the World’ really means — and provide the reader with a thoughtful, heartfelt answer.”
      SF Chronicle

      TIME magazine

      “Yoon finds the tension in the smallest of acts—like heating up a can of soup—and builds suspense by teasing out information about the world, forcing readers to question everything. Fans of The Martian will enjoy this new take on the struggle to survive in an unfamiliar land.”
      Publishers Weekly

      One of Crime Reads“10 Most Captivating Apocalypse Novels”

      “Whether it’s discovering shelter, finding food or simply managing in brutal conditions, the ever-challenging backdrop of City of Orange makes the determining of reality a mystery readers will want to solve alongside the main character. That’s this novel’s biggest feat: By giving just enough vivid detail but keeping key elements ambiguous, a reader can easily morph into the main character and become a part of this world.”
      —USA Today

      City of Orange is a fast-paced read, and Yoon’s ability to lighten the mood keeps it from becoming as dread-inducing as some end-of-the-world novels can be.”
      —LA Times

      “In this new novel, a nameless man wakes up in an apocalyptic landscape with no idea how he got there. Suffice to say, nothing is as it seems in this thought-provoking read.”
      —Country Living

      “Very few postapocalyptic novels have the literary qualities of this one…David Yoon is willing to ask what ‘the End of the World’ really means — and provide the reader with a thoughtful, heartfelt answer.”
      SF Chronicle
      City of Orange also raises questions about time and money and the stuff humans accumulate, while sharpening the focus on what really matters: family, love and enduring friendships. Despite its dark premise, City of Orange insists on hope and continuity in the face of tragedy.”
      —Shelf Awareness (starred)

      “Much more compelling and heartfelt than the end of the world could ever be.”
      —Kirkus Reviews

      “An ambitious novel that takes some big risks…they pay off dramatically in the end.”

      “Post-apocalyptic but with a sense of humor.”

      “A thoughtful apocalyptic story with a slight twist.”

      “Subtle and stark twists push an often unhurried narrative more sharply into focus so that, by its conclusion, readers realize that the end of life as we know it might just be the end of life as we thought we knew it.”

      “Yoon’s care for his character is evident in each word. Motions as mundane as opening up a tin can, or running out to relieve oneself can become as intense as a knife fight.”
      —Locus Magazine

      “David Yoon has written a tale of love and survival, perfect for the untethered nature of our times.”
      —The Mystery of Writing
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    Think Like a Horse Lessons in Life, Leadership, and Empathy from an Unconventional Cowboy Grant Golliher
    9780593331927 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date:May 31, 2022
    $37.00 CAD 6.25 x 9.29 x 0.96 in | 0.99 lb | 272 pages Carton Quantity:12 G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      In Think Like a Horse, veteran “horse whisperer” and leadership expert Grant Golliher applies his hard-won horse sense to teach invaluable lessons anyone can use to live a fuller, more successful life.

      Grant Golliher is what some would call a “horse whisperer,” able to get a wild horse to calmly accept a saddle and a rider without the use of force. Through training thousands of horses, many traumatized or abused, Golliher was able to learn essential lessons about communication, boundaries, fairness, trust, and respect—lessons that apply not just to horses but to humans as well. It’s why celebrities, Fortune 500 ex­ecutives, professional coaches, supreme court justices, and even ordinary families from around the world flock to his Wyoming ranch every year to take part in what one CEO called “the most transformational experience I have ever encountered.”

      Horse whispering may sound like magic, but as Grant explains in Think Like a Horse, it’s not really all that mysterious. The lessons he shares are as fundamental and ageless as the relationship between horses, the people who ride them, and the beauty of the West. In fact, it’s an approach that anyone can learn, and should learn, in order to better understand our common humanity, overcome trauma, foster more fulfilled relationships, and unlock untapped potential in virtually every aspect of our lives. All you have to do is think like a horse.
      Grant Golliher is a horseman and proprietor of the historic Diamond Cross Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he has shown corporate executives, coaches, celebrities, and families from all around the world the skills necessary to tame troubled horses and become leaders and better people. 

      Author Residence: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

      Author Hometown: Palisade, Colorado
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    • Awards & Reviews

      “In his new book Think Like a Horse, Golliher dishes out all the wisdom he’s gleaned from nearly 50 years as a horse trainer.”New York Post

      “Grant Golliher has authored both a how-to for horse lovers and a guide to thoughtful professional and personal leadership for anyone, no matter if you’ve never saddled up. Think Like a Horse shares plenty of gems for navigating life. Its pages are filled with wise words spoken with a cowboy’s inviting drawl… it’s his hard-won horse sense that has given Golliher a unique ability to teach invaluable lessons that anyone can use to live a fuller, more successful life. Sometimes you’ll laugh, sometimes you’ll tear up. You’ll always find yourself not wanting to miss a word of Golliher’s wisdom.” Cowboys & Indians

      “As the book’s subtitle suggests, these lessons apply to interpersonal relationships as well as personal and career advancement; beyond that, Golliher paints a beautiful picture of the internal peace that good behavior and kindness can bring, describes the importance of boundaries in teacher-learner relationships, and brings to life an image of the individual strength that trusting relationships can confer. Written in non-preachy, folksy, authentic manner, Golliher’s self-help book has the potential to inspire and transform anyone who reads it.” Library Journal
      “This new book shares ‘lessons in life, leadership, and empathy from an unconventional cowboy.’ Veteran horse whisperer Grant Golliher explains how lessons of communication, boundaries, fairness, trust, and respect learned from horses can translate to human interactions too.” Country Living Magazine

      “At the heart of Golliher’s methods is encouraging people to learn to think like a horse and, using that understanding, to ‘cultivate a willing partnership based on mutual trust and respect, fairness, and clear boundaries.’ Golliher (Chasing a Dream) emphasizes that this is not a proscriptive method or system; instead, it’s a philosophy based in empathy for interacting with others in leadership roles and other relationships that can ‘guide you to the right solutions for whatever situation you happen to be in.’” Shelf Awareness

      “If your relationships are anything less than stable, read Think Like a Horse and then trot out what you’ve gleaned. Learn from its methods and let its stories rope you in.“ Daily Jefferson Country Union

      “Grant Golliher’s example and the lessons captured in this masterful collection of stories have produced a profound impact in my life. Over the years, his wisdom has inspired me to become a better family member, a more effective business executive, and a committed servant leader in higher education.” —Brad D. Smith, President, Marshall University and former CEO, Intuit
      “Executives can read about the principles of good leadership and team building. They can attend conferences or hire coaches. But spending an hour watching a horse whisperer bond with and gain the cooperation of a wild, 1,000-pound horse brings home important leadership lessons in an immediate, profound way.” —Jeanne Sahadi, CNN Business
      “I can’t wait for the world to be able to experience Grant’s horse whispering philosophies. I left that demonstration aware of my need to improve my approach to relationships with friends and family, but most importantly, how I raise my children.” —Justin Holiday, NBA Player
      Think Like a Horse is a must-read for anyone who seeks to be a leader with accountability, wisdom, and empathy—in the world of business and beyond. Whether you’re looking to lead more successful teams at work or apply the many gems he shares to your personal life, you cannot go wrong with Grant Golliher’s brilliant and thought-provoking book.” —Anita Elberse, Harvard Business School
      “Observing Grant work with horses underscored for me that leadership can at the same time be warm yet unyielding, calm but assertive, and both strong and understanding. All leaders, whatever their natural style, can incorporate his philosophy in a myriad of ways as they develop individual talent and build broader teams. I know I strive to do so each and every day.”
      —James G. Conroy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boot Barn
      “I have had several opportunities to watch Grant work with horses. Reading his story and watching his interaction with horses have given me a far greater appreciation for how our boundaries expand rather than limit our reach. A great read and a great experience.” —Rob Vitale, CEO of Post Holdings, Inc.
      “Watching Grant at his horse whispering demonstration for nearly an hour was an extraordinary and mesmerizing experience. I was deeply touched spiritually and it moved me for days afterward.”
      —Kathie Lee Gifford
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    This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch The Joy of Loving Something--Anything--Like Your Life Depends On It Tabitha Carvan
    9780593421918 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:May 31, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.45 x 8.16 x 0.56 in | 0.42 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:24 G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      Why We Can’t Sleep meets Furiously Happy in this hilarious, heartfelt memoir about one woman’s midlife obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch, and the liberating power of reclaiming our passions as we age, whatever they may be. 

      Tabitha Carvan was a new mother, at home with two young children, when she fell for the actor Benedict Cumberbatch. You know the guy: strange name, alien face, made Sherlock so sexy that it became one of the most streamed shows in the world? The force of her fixation took everyone—especially Carvan herself—by surprise. But what she slowly realized was that her preoccupation was not about Benedict Cumberbatch at all, as dashing as he might be. It was about finally feeling passionate about something, anything, again at a point in her life when she had lost touch with her own identity and sense of self.

      In This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch, Carvan explores what happens to women’s desires after we leave adolescence…and why the space in our lives for pure, unadulterated joy is squeezed ever smaller as we age. She shines a light onto the hidden corners of fandom, from the passion of the online communities to the profound real-world connections forged between Cumberbatch devotees. But more importantly, she asks: what happens if we simply decide to follow our interests like we used to—unabashedly, audaciously, shamelessly? After all, Carvan realizes, there’s true, untapped power in finding your “thing” (even if that thing happens to be a  British-born Marvel superhero) and loving it like your life depends on it.

      Tabitha Carvan has written for publications such as The New York Post, Australian Geographic, Overland, Offbeat Home, The Outline, AsiaLIFE, and MamaMia, focusing on issues of identity, family, and pop culture. This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch is her first book.

      Author Residence: Canberra, Australia
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        Disccusion guide available online



        Author Website: TabithaCarvan.com

        Author Social Media: Twitter.com/TabithaCarvan
    • Awards & Reviews

      One of Good Housekeeping’s 20 New Books to Add to Your Summer 2022 Reading List
      One of PureWow’s 20 Best Beach Reads of Summer 2022
      One of 425 Magazine’s Best Books of 2022
      One of MPR News’s Best Books of 2022

      “Part memoir, part self-help, this one will empower you to rediscover your own obsessions. And yes, Google image search the Sherlock actor, too.“ –Good Housekeeping

      “The title alone inspires a smile, but the book itself is hilarious, and wise…[Carvan’s] story is really about the joy that comes with rediscovering and indulg­ing youthful passions and pleasures.” –AARP

      “Winningly effervescent…[The book] seems written in the blush of first love, an aria of joyous discovery at the shedding of an obsolete inhibition…To read This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch is to follow Carvan on a path to overcoming her shame and reveling in the sheer frivolity of her love for the Sherlock star alongside the women [who] share it with her. Once she does, she proclaims, ‘it felt so good—you would not believe how good!—that I didn’t mind if it made me the biggest weirdo in the world.’ She almost makes you feel as good as that when she gets there.” —Slate

      “The real subject of [this] wonderfully fresh [take] on fandom is the unabashed, self-aware embrace of joy…[Carvan] considers the way we treat women who feel deeply: ‘When a lot of women love anything, that’s all we need to know about it.’ Subversively important stuff.” –Chicago Tribune

      “To describe the book merely as ‘funny’ is a disservice to the author because [the] reader starts to appreciate that what Carvan is attempting to reconcile is a woman’s place and growth in the world…I hope I am always a reader who can appreciate a book like this one.” –Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

      “A surprise midlife obsession with British actor Benedict Cumberbatch provides the occasion for musings on passion, aging, and identity in this spirited debut…Carvan’s self-aware approach wrings the absurdity out of her story to hilarious effect while touching on the realities of motherhood and fandom: “It’s not just about what we love, but how that love figures in our lives, and how it makes us feel.” The result is a weird-in-the-best-way account of self-discovery that brims with humor and insight.” –Publishers Weekly, starred review

      “Quoting Brené Brown, Mary Oliver, and Gail Sheehy and referencing her own lifelong, complicated relationship with fandom, Carvan’s loving but unapologetic manifesto is one to carry proudly on your next sojourn into the melee of backstage autograph seekers.” –Booklist, starred review

      “Caravan is a talented writer who is able to weave together words in a way that lifts you up, makes you embrace who you are, and grabs a hold of your soul, reminding you that life is worth living and not existing through. She reminds you that joy is not a dirty word, it’s something that we should take in as easily as the air we breathe…Introspective and poignant…Written with such humor, strength, and delight.” –Fangirlish

      “[A] clever and charming debut…Carvan’s candid revelations about the ways in which passion, bias, identity and motherhood intersect are hard-won and insightful, not to mention humorous…She makes an excellent case for taking time to figure out what you like and embracing the delight it brings—no shame allowed…[A] funny, thought-provoking memoir.” –BookPage, starred review

      “This year’s most hilarious self-help book.” –Daily Mail

      “This quasi memoir, quasi personal growth book by Tabitha Carvan is hysterical, charming and features—as the title implies—a great deal about actor Benedict Cumberbatch. But it also explores why we should all just love what we love—especially women, who find that their particular obsessions are often ridiculed by culture at large.” —MPR News

      “[A] funny, honest memoir about shame and loving the things we love…[Carvan] explores her thoughts on finding a new passion, why we feel embarrassed about loving some things, and how we need to break out of our shame and grab on to the things we enjoy for dear life.” –BookRiot

      “Remember that feeling you had as a kid, when you loved things wholeheartedly, boldly, and loudly? If you feel a sense that there is something missing from your life, some gap between who you are on the inside and who you are on the outside, then this is the book for you.” –Eve Rodsky, author of Find Your Unicorn Space and Fair Play

      ”This really isn’t a book about Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s about so, so much more: Losing yourself and finding yourself, oppression and emancipation; sadness and joy. Tabitha Carvan’s memoir will make you think and make you cackle. It’s the most delightful book I’ve read in a long time." –Melinda Wenner Moyer, author of How to Raise Kids Who Aren’t Assholes
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    9780593422724 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:June 07, 2022
    $39.95 CAD 6.29 x 9.31 x 1.55 in | 1.54 lb | 496 pages Carton Quantity:12 G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      Jack Ryan, Jr., is the one man who can prevent a second Korean War in the latest thrilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

      When the leader of North Korea is catastrophically injured, his incapacitation inadvertently triggers a “dead-man’s switch,” activating an army of sleeper agents in South Korea and precipitating a struggle for succession.

      Jack Ryan, Jr. is in Seoul to interview a potential addition to the Campus.  But his benign trip takes a deadly turn when a wave of violence perpetrated by North Korean operatives grips South Korea’s capital.  A mysterious voice from North Korea offers Jack a way to stop the peninsula’s rush to war, but her price may be more than he can afford to pay.   

      Story Locale: North and South Korea

      Series Overview: Jack Ryan, Jr., and Tom Clancy’s other unforgettable characters continue the fight for democracy.
      Tom Clancy was the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than eighteen books. He died in October 2013.

      Don Bentley spent a decade as an Army Apache helicopter pilot, and while deployed in Afghanistan was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal with “V” device for valor. Following his time in the military, Bentley worked as an FBI special agent focusing on foreign intelligence and counterintelligence and was a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team member.

      Author Residence: Austin, TX
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    • Awards & Reviews

      Fantastic Reviews for Tom Clancy Target Acquired

      “Exciting…The action builds to a terrific, multiple point-of-view battle scene…Bentley proves himself a worthy successor to Tom Clancy.”

      —Publishers Weekly

      “Bentley keeps Jack Ryan Jr.’s life exciting in this latest grand-scale Tom Clancy adventure…Fast, furious Clancy fare, fun even though you already know who wins.”  —Kirkus

      “Bentley delivers in an action-packed debut…As good as Target Acquired is, I’ll bet that Jack’s next adventure will be even richer.”

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    An Extravagant Life An Autobiography Incorporating Blue Water, Green Skipper Stuart Woods
    9780593188514 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:June 07, 2022
    $47.00 CAD 6.28 x 9.3 x 1.7 in | 1.66 lb | 480 pages Carton Quantity:12 G.P. Putnam's Sons
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      The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stone Barrington series tells the story of his own life from childhood to the present, and chronicles the journey that made him the writer he is today.

      Over the last forty years, Stuart Woods has written more than ninety novels of suspense and intrigue, beginning with the award-winning Chiefs. Featuring iconic crime-fighting and jet-setting leads, the plots are masterfully conceived and wonderfully escapist. 

      What many readers don’t know is that Woods’s very own life was filled with similar stories of adventure. Born in Georgia, Woods worked in advertising in New York, served in the US Air Force, and had a short stint as an advance man. At the age of 37, he found himself in a transatlantic sailing race, and pursued writing as a full-time career shortly thereafter. Along the way, Woods has lived all over the world, from New York to London, Santa Fe to Ireland. Incorporating his iconic sailing memoir Blue Water, Green Skipper, this is the story of a life well-lived, and a special inside look into the beloved author’s many exploits.
      Stuart Woods was the author of more than ninety novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington series. A native of Georgia and an avid sailor and pilot, he began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. Woods passed away in 2022.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      “This is, in the main, a sailor’s memoir. And it’s a good one, too, with plenty of adventure.” Booklist
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    Nora Goes Off Script Annabel Monaghan
    9780593420034 Hardcover FICTION / Women On Sale Date:June 07, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.26 x 9.28 x 1.02 in | 0.98 lb | 272 pages Carton Quantity:12 G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Marketing Copy

      “The perfect escape.” —USA Today

      “Readers who loved Emily Henry’s Book Lovers are sure to savor Nora Goes Off Script.” —Shelf Awareness

      Named one of the Best Beach Reads of Summer 2022 by The Washington Post • USA Today • Cosmopolitan • Southern Living • Country Living • Business Insider • Buzzfeed • Book Riot • The Augusta Chronicle

      Nora’s life is about to get a rewrite…

      Nora Hamilton knows the formula for love better than anyone. As a romance channel screenwriter, it’s her job. But when her too-good-to work husband leaves her and their two kids, Nora turns her marriage’s collapse into cash and writes the best script of her life. No one is more surprised than her when it’s picked up for the big screen and set to film on location at her 100-year-old-home. When former Sexiest Man Alive, Leo Vance, is cast as her ne’er do well husband Nora’s life will never be the same.

      The morning after shooting wraps and the crew leaves, Nora finds Leo on her porch with a half-empty bottle of tequila and a proposition. He’ll pay a thousand dollars a day to stay for a week. The extra seven grand would give Nora breathing room, but it’s the need in his eyes that makes her say yes. Seven days: it’s the blink of an eye or an eternity depending on how you look at it. Enough time to fall in love. Enough time to break your heart.

      Filled with warmth, wit, and wisdom, Nora Goes Off Script is the best kind of love story—the real kind where love is complicated by work, kids, and the emotional baggage that comes with life. For Nora and Leo, this kind of love is bigger than the big screen.

      Story Locale: Fictional small town of Laurel Ridge, NY, about 90 minutes north of New York, NY
      Annabel Monaghan is the author of two Young Adult novels and Does This Volvo Make My Butt Look Big?, a selection of laugh-out-loud columns that appeared in the Huffington Post, The Week, and The Rye Record. Nora Goes Off Script is her adult debut novel. She lives in Rye, New York, with her family.

      Author Residence: Rye, New York

      Author Hometown: Los Angeles, California
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    • Awards & Reviews

      One of Real Simple’s Best Books of 2022
      One of Cosmopolitan’s 30 Best Romance Novels of 2022
      One of the Washington Post’s 10 Noteworthy Books for June 2022
      One of USA Today’s Top Rom Coms for June 2022
      One of Southern Living’s Beach Reads Perfect for Summer 2022

      “The perfect escape.” —USA Today

      “A witty and poignant roller coaster that springs a delightful surprise.” —People

      “Who is ready for their next stellar and sparkling beach read? Nora Goes Off Script is a freaking delight. Charming, funny, uplifting and completely captivating, I devoured it in three days.” —Elin Hilderbrand, author of The Hotel Nantucket

      “[A] delightful work of fiction…Readers who loved Emily Henry’s Book Lovers or Linda Holmes’s Evvie Drake Starts Over are sure to savor Nora Goes Off Script.” —Shelf Awareness

      “Filled with swoon-worthy moments and hilariously lovable characters.” —Woman’s World

      “Funny and smart, with a Nancy Meyers–movie quality you’ll love and a main character you’ll want to befriend. This is the perfect easy-breezy, feel-good read.” —Real Simple

      “Hallmark meets Hollywood in this gorgeous, fast, and poignant read. A book to savor!” —Abby Jimenez,  author of The Friend Zone
      “Monaghan’s witty adult debut novel perfectly captures the apprehension and excitement of infatuation blended with life’s complications.” —Washington Post

       “Absolutely irresistible—funny, addictive and deliciously romantic, this is exactly the sort of book we all need right now. I loved every word.”—Rosie Walsh, author of The Love of My Life

      “Funny and good-hearted—a romance for romantics, a blending of the real and the deliciously unreal.” —Linda Holmes, author of Evvie Drake Starts Over

      “This perfectly-scripted love story left me feeling the way all the best romances do: filled with hope and the feeling that true love always wins. Nora Goes Off Script will be a reread, for sure.”—Jill Santopolo,  author of The Light We Lost

      “I loved this book with my whole heart. It’s smart, fresh and romantic, full of humor and warmth. I didn’t want to put it down.” —Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare

      “[A] funny, clever, and joyful rom-com.” —Business Insider

      “A must-read for summer.” —The Augusta Chronicle

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