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    From the Ashes My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way Jesse Thistle Canada
    9781982101213 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Publication Date:August 06, 2019
    $24.99 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.86 mm | 0.89 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Simon & Schuster
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      *Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction
      *Winner, Indigenous Voices Awards

      *Winner, High Plains Book Awards
      *Finalist, CBC Canada Reads
      *A Globe and Mail Book of the Year
      *An Indigo Book of the Year
      *A CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year

      In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is.

      If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead.

      From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up.

      Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around.

      In this heartwarming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education—and newfound love—he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family.

      An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds.
      Jesse Thistle is Métis-Cree, from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and an assistant professor in Humanities at York University in Toronto. From the Ashes was the top-selling Canadian book in 2020, the winner of the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Nonfiction, Indigenous Voices Award, and High Plains Book Award, and also a finalist for CBC Canada Reads. Jesse won a Governor General’s Academic Medal in 2016, and is a Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation Scholar and a Vanier Scholar. A frequent keynote speaker, he lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with his wife, Lucie, and is at work on multiple projects, including his next book. Visit him at JesseThistle.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      “A heartbreaking and honest debut.” The Globe and Mail
      “Blown away by [this] eloquent memoir of Métis life and surviving the streets . . . [a] strong contender for #CanadaReads.”
      EMMA DONOGHUE, New York Times bestselling author of Room
      “A memoir of resilience, spirit, and dignity from a gifted storyteller. It is, at heart, also about the many shapes that love can inhabit. When you plan to read this book, clear your schedule. It will hold you in its grasp and won’t let you go, like a great novel. It’s all the more remarkable that this is not fiction. This book will stand out in my reading experience for a long time to come.”
      SHELAGH ROGERS, OC, host and a producer of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, and honorary witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
      “So fortunate to have the opportunity to read From The Ashes. . . . You’ll be drawn into the life journey of someone who’s struggled so deep yet has risen up to share with us what it means to be human. A deeply moving read.”
      CLARA HUGHES, Olympian and author of Open Heart, Open Mind
      “This memoir haunts, gnawing at the soul as we walk with Jesse through his many incarnations. . . . If you want a glimpse at why some of our brothers and sisters end up on the streets, read this book.”
      TANYA TALAGA, The Walrus
      “In spare and often brutal prose . . . Thistle weaves a narrative punctuated with joy and comedy and ultimately redemption.”
      Toronto Star
      “An illuminating, inside account of homelessness, a study of survival and freedom. Jesse Thistle delivers a painfully lyrical book, a journey through the torrents of addiction and trauma, masterfully sliding in humour and moments of heart-expanding human connection. I found myself gasping out loud at parts, unable to put the book down. Jesse’s story shows us that there is nothing that cannot be transformed.”
      AMANDA LINDHOUT, bestselling co-author of A House in the Sky
      “In this page-turner of a memoir—raw, honest, gripping, wrenching, and inspiring—Jesse Thistle gifts us with an intimate and bracing look into the realities, traumas, and triumphs of Indigenous life in today’s North America.”
      GABOR MATÉ, MD, bestselling author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction
      “A gritty memoir recounting the devastating long-term effects of childhood abandonment. . . . The theme of estrangement is powerfully portrayed in what is ultimately a story of courage and resilience certain to strike a chord with readers from many backgrounds.”
      Library Journal
      “Candid and cutting, Jesse Thistle lays down his story with a brutal beauty you’ll never forget. From the Ashes is a guided tour through a broken heart just trying to keep beating, both failing and succeeding spectacularly.”
      CHERIE DIMALINE, bestselling author of The Marrow Thieves
      “Jesse’s story is shocking, intriguing, and compelling. He goes deep into the conflicting forces pulling him in different directions, the pain of knowing how he was letting down his grandmother, the terrifying sickness of addiction, and his own uncertainty about how to break the cycle. All the decks were stacked against him, yet he did learn to make the right choices. He had every right to blame ‘the system,’ but he never resorted to that easy strategy. His unexpected strength is remarkable.”
      CHARLOTTE GRAY, award-winning biographer and bestselling author of The Promise of Canada
      “The best stories are the ones that stay with you. From the Ashes will stay with me for a long time. Maarsii to Jesse for coming through to tell this story. It is an important one. The revolutionary kind. The kind of story that changes how you look at the world, that shows us how amazing human beings can be, so capable, strong, resilient, powerful.”
      KATHERENA VERMETTE, bestselling author of The Break
      “[This] powerful and moving memoir is also a scathing indictment of the treatment of Indigenous people and the myriad ways systems fail them.”
      — Booklist
      “This is a work that should not be mistaken for a redemption story—it is a love story. About family. Community. A partner. Most of all: this is a love story about Jesse Thistle. How he came to love himself. Why he is worthy of love. And, importantly, how you will love him when you are done reading. This book signals change: in our understanding of worth, our compassion in the face of harm and self-harm, and the power and possibility that can exist in spaces we try to forget about. Jesse Thistle is amazing. His story is stunning. We will talk about colonial and other violence differently on Turtle Island because Jesse lived them and shared them with us. With an openness, candour, and generosity that is inspiring. Its uglybeautiful/hurtlove will resonate with you long after you finish turning the pages. I am proud to call him nisîmis (my little brother).”
      TRACEY LINDBERG, bestselling author of Birdie
      “Stereotypes and conventional understandings are about to be challenged. . . . In the world Thistle inhabits, poverty, addiction, and homelessness are all one step over a line. Some are pushed, some stumble, and some jump. . . . The places Thistle takes us come together to illustrate a common theme: we look for home wherever we can find it. Over the course of the book, Thistle builds a better world for himself, one day and one decision at a time. It is a remarkable transformation to witness, and the arc of his story will make the reader want to cheer.” ­­
      Quill & Quire, starred review
      “Hits you like a punch in the gut. It’s an unflinching, heartrending, and beautifully written story of survival against seemingly impossible odds. But it’s also a book that should make you furious. Thistle paints a vivid portrait of a country seemingly incapable of doing right by Indigenous youth or by those struggling with homelessness, addiction, and intergenerational trauma. That he survived to tell this story is truly a miracle. Still, one question haunts me after finishing this powerful and devastating book: How do we ensure that the next generation isn’t forced to navigate a broken system that takes their lives for granted and fails them at every turn? My greatest hope, then, is that From the Ashes will be the wakeup call Canada needs.”
      IAN MOSBY, historian and author of Food Will Win the War
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    9781913484101 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Curiosities & Wonders Age (years) from 8 On Sale Date:September 16, 2021
    $34.95 CAD 8.7 x 11.7 x 0.8 in | 1.36 kg | 256 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y Guinness World Records Limited
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    Talking to Strangers What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Malcolm Gladwell
    9780316478526 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology On Sale Date:September 10, 2019
    $36.99 CAD 5.8 x 8.25 x 1.45 in | 1.1 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown and Company
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      Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangersand why they often go wrong.

      A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press

      How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn’t true?

      Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt.

      Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.
      Malcom Gladwell is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, David and Goliath, Talking to Strangers, and The Bomber Mafia. He is also the cofounder of Pushkin Industries, an audiobook and podcast production company. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      "Talking to Strangers is a must-read...I love this book... Reading it will actually change not just how you see strangers, but how you look at yourself, the news--the world...Reading this book changed me."—Oprah Winfrey, O, The Oprah Magazine
      "Powerful advice on truly getting to know others...Gladwell brilliantly argues that we should stop assuming, realize no one's transparent and understand that behavior is tied to unseen circumstances."—People, Book of the Week
      "Gladwell has again delivered a compelling, conversation-starting read...At a time when the world feels intractably polarized, a book examining the varying ways we misinterpret or fail to communicate with one another could not feel more necessary...With a mix of reporting, research and a deft narrative hand, Gladwell illuminates these examples with the page-turning urgency of a paperback thriller."—Chris Barton, Los Angeles Times
      "Mr. Gladwell's towering success rests on the moment when the skeptic starts to think that maybe we're wrong about everything and maybe, just maybe, this Gladwell guy is onto something...Talking to Strangers is weightier than his previous titles."—Amy Chozick, New York Times
      "Gladwell uses compelling real-world examples to show the how and why behind our interactions with folks we're trying to understand."
      Rhett Power, Forbes
      "Gladwell's case studies are thrilling...Chock-full of gripping anecdotes from the recent and forgotten past. He uses these riveting stories to offer up bite-size observations about how we engage with strangers."—Maggie Taft, Booklist
      "Another Gladwell tour de force...intellectually stimulating...Readers expecting another everything-you-think-you-know-is-wrong page-turner will not be disappointed."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
      "Both fascinating and topical...A thoughtful treatise...Gladwell writes in his signature colorful, fluid, and accessible prose."—Publishers Weekly
      "Gladwell interviews brilliant people, generates powerful insights, writes like an angel, and has earned a massive and admiring audience. He has a keen eye and a witty flair and he's one of the best observationalists of a generation. Gladwell is a big-picture thinker who helps us make sense of the human condition."—Bob Brisco, WebMD Magazine
      "As always, with his narrative gift and eye for the telling detail, Gladwell peppers his work with unforgettable facts... He has immense gifts--a probing, original, questioning mind, an ability to dig up information others haven't considered and tie it to a broader point. He has a narrative skill nonpareil."—Stephen Galloway, Hollywood Reporter
      "Engaging...Mr. Gladwell [presents] a mountain of quirky anecdotes and interesting research about our blunders with strangers, and why we make them...It's fascinating to peek at these incidents through Mr. Gladwell's psychological lens."—Leigh Anne Focareta, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
      "Inspiring and motivating...Gladwell is a wunderkind and a saint...He takes on racial division, incompatible perspectives, and emotional dissonance without ever sounding preaching or proud. The stories make you think."—John Brandon, Daily Beast
      "Superb writing. Masterful structure."—Pilita Clark, Financial Times (UK)
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    If I Knew Then Finding wisdom in failure and power in aging Jann Arden Canada
    9780735279971 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women On Sale Date:October 27, 2020
    $32.00 CAD 5.46 x 8.3 x 0.77 in | 0.73 lb | 216 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Canada
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      Jann Arden—bestselling author, recording artist and late-blooming TV star—is back with this funny, heartfelt and fierce memoir on becoming a woman of a certain age. The power, gravity and freedom she’s found at fifty-seven are superpowers she believes all of us can unleash.

      Digging deep into her strengths, her failures and her losses, Jann Arden brings us an inspiring account of how she has surprised herself, in her fifties, by at last becoming completely her own person. Like many women, it took Jann a long time to realize that trying to be pleasing and likeable and beautiful in the eyes of others was a loser’s game. Letting it rip, and damning the consequences, is not only liberating, it’s a hell of a lot of fun: “Being the age I am—that so many women are—is just the best time of my life.”

      Jann weaves her own story together with tales of her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, and the father she came close to hating, to show her younger self—and all of us—that fear and avoidance is no way to live. “What I’m thinking about now aren’t all the ways I can try to hang on to my youth or all the seconds ticking by in some kind of morbid countdown to death,” she writes, “but rather how I keep becoming someone I always hoped I could be. If I’m lucky one day a very old face will look back at me from the mirror, a face I once shied away from. I will love that old woman ferociously, because she has finally figured out how to live a life of purpose—not in spite of but because of all her mistakes and failures.”

      Story Locale: Jann Arden’s world
      JANN ARDEN is a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, actor, author and social media star. The celebrated multi-platinum, award-winning artist catapulted onto the music scene in 1993 with her debut album, Time for Mercy, featuring the hit single “I Would Die for You.” A year later she had her international break-out hit, “Insensitive.” She has written four books, the most recent being the Canadian bestseller Feeding My Mother: Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss. A multiple Juno Award-winner, Jann continues to record and tour; in 2020 she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. She is also the star of her own hit TV sitcom, Jann, which debuted in 2019, and will air a new season in 2020, and the host of the weekly Jann Arden Podcast.

      Author Residence: Calgary, Alberta; Toronto, Ontario

      Author Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
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        Targeted mailing to long leads such as Readers Digest, O Magazine and Good Housekeeping

        Review mailing to book review editors at AP, Reuters, people.com and EW

        Social media promotion targeting authors fan base and lookalikes

        Publicity: National review mailing

        National media coverage (CTV The Social, CTV Your Morning, CTV Marilyn Denis, CBC Radio 1, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Hello Canada, Chatelaine, Readers Digest, Hello! Canada)

        Major tour - 4-5 Canadian markets, anchored by public-facing fan events

        Feature Website: Facebook: @jannarden

        Author Website: jannarden.com

        Author Social Media: Twitter: @jannarden Instagram: @jannarden
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      “Storyteller. Counsellor. Life coach. Canadian singer Jann Arden wears all those hats—and more—in her latest memoir . . . If I Knew Then will strike vibrato chords with readers. Like her song lyrics, Arden’s phrasing is simple, authentic and rich. It resonates. She wears her wounds on her sleeve, and isn’t afraid to show her scars." —Winnipeg Free Press

      Praise for Jann Arden:

      “The type of free-spirited, brutally truthful woman who can stand toe to toe with any man or woman. Funny and not afraid to sprinkle an interview with helpings of words your mother would never allow in the house, Arden is two parts poet and one part your crazy aunt.” —The Toronto Sun

      “[Jann Arden is] abundantly and humorously generous with herself in public. . . . No doubt Arden holds some secrets, some passions, some pain close to the vest, but, like the best gossip in the neighbourhood, she diverts our attention with titillating yarns.” —Toronto Star
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    The Bomber Mafia A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War Malcolm Gladwell
    9780316296618 Hardcover HISTORY / Military On Sale Date:April 27, 2021
    $34.00 CAD 5.65 x 8.25 x 1.25 in | 0.81 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown and Company
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      A “truly compelling” (Good Morning America) New York Times bestseller that explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war—from the creator and host of the podcast Revisionist History.

      In The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history.

      Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists, the “Bomber Mafia,” asked: What if precision bombing could cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal?

      In contrast, the bombing of Tokyo on the deadliest night of the war was the brainchild of General Curtis LeMay, whose brutal pragmatism and scorched-earth tactics in Japan cost thousands of civilian lives, but may have spared even more by averting a planned US invasion. In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell asks, “Was it worth it?”

      Things might have gone differently had LeMay’s predecessor, General Haywood Hansell, remained in charge. Hansell believed in precision bombing, but when he and Curtis LeMay squared off for a leadership handover in the jungles of Guam, LeMay emerged victorious, leading to the darkest night of World War II. The Bomber Mafia is a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war.
      Malcom Gladwell is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers: The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, David and Goliath, Talking to Strangers, and The Bomber Mafia. He is also the cofounder of Pushkin Industries, an audiobook and podcast production company. He was born in England, grew up in rural Ontario, and now lives in New York.
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      “Gripping… Gladwell is a wonderful storyteller… in [his] deft hands, the Air Force generals of World War II come back to life… I enjoyed this short book thoroughly, and would have been happy if it had been twice as long.”—Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times Book Review
      “A thought-provoking, accessible account of how people respond to difficult choices in difficult times... Gladwell’s easy conversational style works well… and his admiration for the Bomber Mafia shines through. His portraits of individuals are compelling."—Diana Preston, Washington Post
      “Truly compelling… written in New York Times bestseller Malcolm Gladwell's characteristic approachable, story-telling style.”—Zibby Owens, Good Morning America
      "A riveting tale of persistence, obsession, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war... The Bomber Mafia looks at one of the greatest moral challenges of the Second World War."—Michael Lewis, Against the Rules
      “Malcolm Gladwell is a one-in-a-generation kind of writer… He has an uncanny way of finding the story within the story and pointing out the important lessons often hiding in plain sight.”—Bryan Elliott, Inc.com
      “Excellent revisionist history… another Gladwell everything-you-thought-you-knew-was-wrong page-turner.”—Kirkus (starred review)
      “[A] brilliantly told parable… As ever with Gladwell… the story boils down to people at moments of crisis… books and parables alike rely on their narrative as much as their message. And for a book that is not a war story, this one is brilliantly, brilliantly told.”—James McConnachie, Sunday Times (UK)
      “A ruminative, anecdotal account of what led up to the deadliest air raid of WWII… Gladwell provides plenty of colorful details and poses intriguing questions about the morality of warfare… fans will savor the insights into ‘how technology slips away from its intended path.’”—Publishers Weekly
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    Two Trees Make a Forest In Search of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains and Coasts Jessica J. Lee Canada
    9780735239579 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs On Sale Date:July 28, 2020
    $24.95 CAD 5.7 x 8.2 x 0.8 in | 0.7 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Hamish Hamilton
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      Combining an immersive exploration of nature with captivatingly beautiful prose, Jessica J. Lee embarks on a journey to discover her family’s forgotten history and to connect with the island they once called home.

      Taiwan is an island of extremes: towering mountains, lush forests, and barren escarpment. Between shifting tectonic plates and a history rife with tension, the geographical and political landscape is forever evolving. After unearthing a hidden memoir of her grandfather’s life, Jessica J. Lee seeks to piece together the fragments of her family’s history as they moved from China to Taiwan, and then on to Canada. But as she navigates the tumultuous terrain of Taiwan, Lee finds herself having to traverse fissures in language, memory, and history, as she searches for the pieces of her family left behind.

      Interlacing a personal narrative with Taiwan’s history and terrain, Two Trees Make a Forest is an intimate examination of the human relationship with geography and nature, and offers an exploration of one woman’s search for history and belonging amidst an ever-shifting landscape.

      Publication History: Original Trade Paperback
      JESSICA J. LEE has been awarded the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer Award. Her first book, Turning, which chronicles her journey swimming 52 lakes in a single year, was longlisted for the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors. She has a doctorate in environmental history and aesthetics. Originally from London, Ontario, the author now lives in Berlin.

      Author Residence: Berlin

      Author Hometown: London, Ontario
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        Advance mailing to trade publications including Kirkus and Publishers Weekly and Library Journal  

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        Review mailing to outlets such as The New York Times

        Publicity: Select review coverage in outlets like the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star

        Pitch for festivals

    • Awards & Reviews

      Banff Mountain Book Prize 2021, Winner
      Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature 2020, Short-listed
      Canada Reads 2021, Short-listed
      Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize 2020, Winner
      WINNER of the 2021 Banff Mountain Book Prize in Adventure Travel
      WINNER of the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize

      Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature
      Shortlisted for Canada Reads 2021
      On CBC’s list of “the best Canadian nonfiction of 2020”

      One of:
      The Globe and Mail’s “100 favourite books of 2020”
      The Guardian's Best Books of the Year
      CBC’s “24 Canadian books to read during Women's History Month”
      Toronto Star's “Book gift ideas for lovers of the good life”

      Praise for Two Trees Make a Forest:

      “Two Trees Make a Forest is a finely faceted meditation on memory, love, landscape—and finding a home in language. Its short, shining sections tilt yearningly toward one another; in form as well as content, this is a beautiful book about the distance between people and between places, and the means of their bridging.”
      —Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland

      “Like a forest itself, Jessica J. Lee’s book is mesmerizing on the scale of both the intimate and the vast. With gorgeous language that sings in your head like the songs of the birds in the trees, she deftly stitches together nature and travel writing with history and memoir. This book is a triumph. It left me longing to pack my boots and set off for the dew-covered mountains of Taiwan.”
      —Juli Berwald, author of Spineless

      “Jessica J. Lee is a writer of rare and exhilarating grace.”
      —Kate Harris, award-winning author of Lands of Lost Borders

      “Exploring physical and cultural landscapes, this book made us question the meaning of ‘adventure’. Travelling through her ancestry and her family’s roots in Taiwan, Jessica J. Lee seeks and finds her own place amongst the mountains, trees and people of their home. Two Trees Make a Forest is full of evocative descriptions of the land along with a gentle, determined search to find belonging. Jessica unravels a complex, ultimately grounding family history during a brave and enlightening journey.”
      —2021 Banff Mountain Book Prize Jury

      Two Trees Make a Forest is a stunning book. It is full of family, longing, ghosts, and landscapes, all of which, in Lee’s deft and beautiful telling, invoke the complications of belonging to worlds both human and natural. Lee's writing is alive equally to the details of forests and to the daily lives of her parents and grandparents. The narrative emerges out of Taiwan’s mists layer by layer, reminding us how place, experience, memory, and the bones of the earth remake one over time. A powerful meditation on the forces that shape our lives, from bedrock to the language we use to describe it.”
      —Bathsheba Demuth, author of Floating Coast

      Two Trees Make a Forest
      is glorious and extraordinary—in its language, in its setting, in its story. Jessica J. Lee has a brilliant eye for nature, an ear for languages, and a sensitivity to the poetry of the human heart. In these pages, she performs a subtle miracle: she retrieves lost strands of family, landscape, and history and weaves them together to create a surprising and soulful whole.”
      —Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus, finalist for the National Book Award

      “I want to go to Taiwan to experience the woodlands, the wetlands, the highlands, the lowlands, and the creatures in, above, and underneath, as Jessica J. Lee does with all her senses, including that sense too many of us ignore—the inner self. Then again, she has taken me there with this splendid book.”
      —Jack E. Davis, author of The Gulf, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize

      “A subtle, powerful exploration of the relationship between people and place, and a luminous evocation of an extraordinary landscape.”
      —Melissa Harrison, author of All Among the Barley

      Two Trees Make a Forest takes a twisting path through mountain passes, over tree roots, by spoon billed birds and into a family's past. In this thoughtful memoir, Lee asks the reader to wonder, what makes a homeland? Is it language, family, landscape? I was left with a full heart and a longing to learn the name of each tree that lines my own past.”
      —Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Starling Days and Harmless Like You

      “Both clear-eyed and tender hearted, Two Trees Make a Forest is a profound and gorgeously written meditation on the natural and familial environments that shape us. Jessica J. Lee is a poetic talent keenly attentive to the mysterious and sublime.”
      —Sharlene Teo, author of Ponti

      “A beautiful, fully realized tribute to a family, and a brave, diligent search for understanding in the mist.”
      ?Amy Liptrot, author of The Outrun

      “[In] Two Trees Make a Forest . . . Jessica J. Lee shares her knowledge of linguistics and environmental history as she hikes the fault lines of her own family’s story in sentences that make you gasp in admiration. . . . She sets a speedy narrative pace, like a trained guide with nightfall looming, but she knows the value of slowing her stride so readers can absorb the luscious vistas she is describing and the familial tragedy she is mourning. This book will haunt you.”
      —2020 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize jury

      “[U]ncommonly beautiful. . . . Lee’s style reads effortlessly, and readers enter the rhythm of her prose style and allow that rhythm to carry them along chapter after chapter as one facet or another is examined and revealed.”
      Quill & Quire

      “[An] elegiac book, which smoothly incorporates historical and travel threads . . . A beautiful and personal view of an island?and an author?shaped by environment and history.”
      Kirkus Reviews

      “. . . a fascinating and gentle read. . . . [Two Trees Make a Forest] is both an introduction to Taiwan, its people and its topography, and a highly personal, and honest, account of one family. It is beautifully written, full of metaphor and short passages of illuminating description.”
      —Geographical (UK)

      “Jessica J. Lee asks the reader to consider slippery definitions of family in her complicated but thoughtful memoir, Two Trees Make a Forest. . . . [An] elegance of language is ever present in the work; poetic and emotive, unfurling to reveal passages about her family, her pain, and her exploration of Taiwan’s myriad habitats, which arise from its delicate status as an island positioned between two tectonic plates.”
      The Los Angeles Review of Books

      “Lee uncovers surprising parallels between nature and human stories that shaped her family and their beloved island . . . she also turns a critical eye onto colonialist explorers who . . . relied on and often erased the labour and knowledge of local communities.”
      —CBC Books

      “[A] genre-breaking memoir. . .”
      The Straight

      “A poignant and beautifully written account of family, time, and place.”
      —Library Journal

      “[A] luminescent exploration of family and landscape in Taiwan . . . a powerful, beautifully written account of the connections between people and the places they call home.”
      —The Times Literary Supplement

      “[A] sweeping memoir. . . . A trained environmental historian, Lee adopts a unique approach to making sense of her new landscape.”
      —Outside Magazine

      "Jessica J. Lee's stirringly beautiful book, which mingles elements of memoir, travel writing, and history lesson, is intensely personal and profoundly generous, offering readers a glimpse into the rich legacies of both Lee's family and their homeland, Taiwan . . . A stunning journey through a country that is home to exhilarating natural wonders, and a scarring colonial past. Lee makes breathtakingly clear the connection between nature and humanity, and offers a singular portrait of the complexities inherent to our ideas of identity, family, and love."

      "Part travel guide, part memoir, part history, the new book by environmental historian Jessica J. Lee takes us on a journey through her ancestral home of Taiwan as she examines the landscape, the wildlife, the legacy of colonialism and her own roots. The book beautifully captures the deep connections between the natural world and family history."
      Ms. Magazine

      "When Jessica J. Lee discovers letters written by her immigrant grandfather, she decides to head to her ancestral home of Taiwan to connect with his experiences . . . Through this time, she learns more about her family's past, including how colonialism shaped their fate."
      ?Cosmopolitan, A Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

      "Love is attention, as the saying goes, and in this, Lee’s memoir truly shines. A remarkable exercise in careful attention, be it to the nuances of language, the turns of colonial history, or a grandfather’s difficult-to-read handwriting, Two Trees Makes A Forest is a moving treatise on how to look closely and see truthfully, even as the fog rolls in."

      "After unearthing her grandfather’s hidden memoir, Lee becomes determined to piece together her family’s history as they moved from China to Taiwan to Canada. Her search brings her home to Taiwan where she explores the language, history, and memories of her family’s homeland. Her end product is a beautifully written book that is equal parts personal narrative, history of Taiwan, and meditations on nature."
      ?Book Riot, One of the Best New Memoirs Written by Asian Authors

      [Lee] offers a poetic tour and anti-colonial reclamation of [Taiwan] through her descriptions of its flora, fauna, natural disasters, and political history."
      ?Electric Literature

      "[In Two Trees Make a Forest,] Lee finds her own ways of imprinting her rediscovered homeland on her spirit . . . As Taiwan reveals itself, Lee comes to a kind of peace. Gong’s past and her present, so evocatively examined, suggest the forest she needed to find."

      "As an environmental history scholar and nature writer, Lee brings a fascinating perspective to Taiwan based on an immersive connection to the land. Lee eloquently describes Taiwan’s landscapes and natural history from Qing times, when modern scientific methods were first developed, and impresses upon readers the magnificence of its mountains that climb to almost 4,000 meters from sea level."
      ?Asian Review of Books
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    Oh She Glows for Dinner Nourishing Plant-Based Meals to Keep You Glowing Angela Liddon Canada
    9780735238190 Hardcover COOKING / Vegan On Sale Date:October 13, 2020
    $40.00 CAD 8.26 x 10.3 x 1.36 in | 2.99 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:8 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Canada
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      Angela Liddon, author of The New York Times bestselling Oh She Glows cookbooks, returns to offer readers nourishing plant-based dinners bursting with layers of flavor.

      For more than a decade, Angela Liddon has been one of the biggest names in the healthy cooking blogosphere. Famous for her flavourful, creative, and whole foods approach to plant-based cooking, Angela’s recipes are beloved by all, whether you are vegan, plant-based curious, or simply looking to add more energizing ingredients to your meals without sacrificing an ounce of satisfaction. Now, in her third, much-anticipated cookbook, Oh She Glows for Dinner, Angela gives readers her foolproof recipes, tips, and tricks for creating super tasty, always nourishing dinners that will have the whole family glowing from the inside out.

      In Oh She Glows for Dinner, Angela shares her Glow Getters meal prep plans, helpful make-ahead tips, and favorite seasonal and holiday menus, as well as recipes for one-pot and on-the-glow meals that will help streamline your busy week. Storage and reheating instructions remove time-consuming guesswork and a handy new label index helps you look up recipes based on allergies or food preferences such as gluten-free, freezer-friendly, one pot, nut-free, and more. Angela’s thorough, easy-to-follow recipes help you feel like she’s cooking with you in your kitchen. With irresistible, light meals like Kitchen Sink Sheet Pan Buddha Bowl and Mediterranean Smashed Chickpea Salad with Tzatziki Aioli and cozy, hearty meals like Portobello Boats with Rosemary-Lentil Crumble and Italian One Pot Buttery Tomato, White Beans, and Farro, dinner can be chock-full of flavour and nutritious at the same time. And don’t forget dessert: treats like O Canada! Spiced Maple Cream Torte with Warm Apple Pie Compote and Brain Child Cherry-Lemon Coconut Cream Pops make mealtimes (and snack times) a little extra sweet while utilizing ingredients you can feel good about. With its inspiring, yet practical approach, Angela’s latest collection of feel good recipes will become a dog-eared staple in your kitchen for years to come!
      ANGELA LIDDON is the creator of the award-winning website ohsheglows.com. Since 2008, Angela has been chronicling her life, favorite original plant-based recipes, and vibrant photography to over a million followers on Oh She Glows. Angela’s passion for healthy and satisfying food is contagious, and she’s eager to show others that creating mouth-watering plant-based food is achievable in your very own kitchen! Her cookbooks, The Oh She Glows Cookbook and Oh She Glows Every Day are international bestsellers, both having appeared on New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller lists. In 2016, she also released the Oh She Glows recipe app, featuring her delicious plant-based recipes and stunning food photography. Angela has won several awards for her blog, cookbooks, and app, including gold awards in Taste Canada’s Special Health & Diet cookbook and blog categories, VegNews Best Vegan Blog, WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, University of Guelph’s Young Alumni Award, Webby Award for Apps, Mobile, and Voice: Food and Drink, and Chatelaine’s Woman of the Year Hot 20 Under 30 award. Angela, and her family live in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Angela’s blog can be found online at www.ohsheglows.com.

      Author Residence: Oakville, Ontario

      Author Hometown: Moncton, New Brunswick
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        Marketing: None

        Publicity: Author tour including Toronto, Burlington or Oakville, and potentially Vancouver, with book with ticket public events in each market

        Key national broadcast opportunities at on-sale including CTV’s The Social, Cityline, CTV’s Your Morning, and Global’s The Morning Show

        Target key excerpt placement and long lead coverage with outlets like Canadian Living, Canadian House & Home, Postmedia, Hello! Canada, and Chatelaine, among others

        National finished copy mailing

        Author Website: ohsheglows.com/

        Author Social Media: @ohsheglows
    • Awards & Reviews

      IACP Cookbook Award - Health & Nutrition 2021, Short-listed
      Taste Canada Awards - Health and Special Diet Cookbooks 2021, Winner

      Praise for Oh She Glows for Dinner:

      "Way back when I was just starting to cook, Angela was one of the first bloggers I turned to for inspiration. Her colorful recipes always made me excited to cook and I have continued to follow over the years. Angela's newest cookbook, might just be my favorite yet. Not only did she geniusly think to include fun menus for everything from Girls' Night In, to Halloween Dinner, to Holiday Parties, but each and every recipe is also full of time saving tips for a busy lifestyle. And of course, each recipe is colorful, healthy and delicious. I can't wait to cook from the book weekly. It's going to be a staple in my kitchen."
      —Tieghan Gerard, bestselling author of Half Baked Harvest Cookbook and Half Baked Harvest Super Simple

      “I have been such a big fan of Angela’s cookbooks that are filled with recipes that are extremely family-friendly, plant-based and nutritious. I am so excited about Angela’s new cookbook, Oh She Glows for Dinner. I love that she integrated meal plans into this book as I am always looking for help and suggestions for dinner. If you have kids, you know that dinnertime sneaks up on you fast! This book is so beautiful and I can’t wait to cook some of these drool-worthy recipes for my family.”
      —Jillian Harris, bestselling co-author of Fraiche Food, Full Hearts

      “Just a few short years ago, I was one of those people eating fish and poultry and cheese and turkey and dairy and...well, you get where I’m coming from. I had made a lot of changes and was always on the lookout for some fun and interesting plant based options. And then I found Oh She Glows—well, Angela—and she has been inspiring me so much ever since, not only to eat better, eat healthier, but more than anything to have fun while I was at it. Plant-based food in Oh She Glows for Dinner checks all the boxes. What I love most about her new cookbook is that it’s loaded with fun and flavour. So many recipes that don’t take up your whole day that are great for families—or in my case single people—and that are versatile and you’re always given ways to swap things out. It’s amazing to me how much you don’t for one second miss meat or any animal products whatsoever. I feel good about eating this food and I feel like my plant based “cooking chops” just rose to a whole new level thanks to this beautiful recipe book.”
      —Jann Arden, singer/songwriter, actor and bestselling author of Feeding My Mother

      “Earlier last year I completely removed eating meat from my diet. I had the hardest time finding food that kept me full because of the lack of protein. Angela’s recipes in Oh She Glows for Dinner have so much flavour and have the perfect plant-based options! Sometimes cooking for a family of five can get exhausting and these recipes are quick and easy and my entire family loves them! Our favourite is the Glow Green 30-Minute Pesto Pasta!"
      —Molly Sims, supermodel and New York Times bestselling author of Everyday Supermodel and Everyday Chic

      Oh She Glows For Dinner proves just how simple, delicious, and joyful eating a plant-based diet can be. Filled with Angela's vibrant recipes and thoughtful tips, it will make you excited to cook dinner, even when life gets busy.”
      —Jeanine Donofrio, author of Love & Lemons Every Day and The Love & Lemons Cookbook

      “I loved the simplicity of the Oh She Glows recipes, that felt easy to follow along with and adapt as needed (like gluten-free!). A cookbook like Angela's helped me feel like my new dietary needs were not restricting, but rather opening up new doors to delicious food I could make at home. With Oh She Glows for Dinner, I'm excited to have some new ideas, themed nights, and colourful dishes that serve up so much more than just a meal. Well done, Angela, Oh She Glows has done it again!”
      —Sarah Nicole Landry, creator of The Birds Papaya

      “Oh my goodness, the recipes and information in this cookbook are exactly what I constantly hear people asking for: weeknight dinner ideas and meal plan/prep guides. The theme couldn't be more perfect for this day and age. Angela has absolutely nailed it again! I literally salivate reading the list of recipes—Cheesy Lentil Bolognese Casserole, Dreamy Peanut Butter Crunch Veggie Noodle Bowls and Ultimate Creamy Salt and Vinegar Scalloped Potatoes. This book will become a classic.”
      —Erin Ireland, founder of It’s to Die For Fine Foods

      “I love that [Oh She Glows for Dinner] includes four weekly meal-prep plans, and tons of dinner recipes like her Instant Pot potato and cauliflower red Thai curry and her kitchen-sink sheet-pan buddha bowl. . . . Of course, she didn't leave out the desserts—I can't wait to make the six-ingredient chocolate peanut butter oat crumble squares. My favourite part is that every single recipe has an inspiring matching photo!”
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    No Time Like the Future An Optimist Considers Mortality Michael J. Fox Canada
    9781250265616 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous On Sale Date:November 17, 2020 Print Run:350000
    $37.99 CAD 6.45 x 9.51 x 0.92 in | 440 gr | 256 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Flatiron Books
    • Marketing Copy

      A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox.

      The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; as Mike Flaherty in Spin City; and through numerous other movie roles and guest appearances on shows such as The Good Wife and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Diagnosed at age 29, Michael is equally engaged in Parkinson’s advocacy work, raising global awareness of the disease and helping find a cure through The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, the world’s leading non-profit funder of PD science. His two previous bestselling memoirs, Lucky Man and Always Looking Up, dealt with how he came to terms with the illness, all the while exhibiting his iconic optimism.  His new memoir reassesses this outlook, as events in the past decade presented additional challenges.

      In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his book provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses.

      Running through the narrative is the drama of the medical madness Fox recently experienced, that included his daily negotiations with the Parkinson’s disease he’s had since 1991, and a spinal cord issue that necessitated immediate surgery. His challenge to learn how to walk again, only to suffer a devastating fall, nearly caused him to ditch his trademark optimism and “get out of the lemonade business altogether.”

      Does he make it all of the way back? Read the book.

      Michael J. Fox gained fame playing Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties.  His blockbuster movies include Back to the Future, The Secret of My Success, Doc Hollywood, Casualties of War and The American President. He returned to television in his award-winning lead role on Spin City, followed by guest appearances in series like Rescue Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Good Wife.  His many awards include five Emmys, four Golden Globes, one Grammy, two Screen Actors Guild awards, the People’s Choice award, and GQ Man of the Year.  In 2000, he launched the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, which is now the leading Parkinson’s organization in the world.  He is the author of three previous New York Times bestselling books:  Lucky Man, Always Looking Up, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future.  Michael lives with his family in New York City.

      For more information about the Michael J. Fox Foundation, please visit michaeljfox.org.

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        - beloved Canadian actor Michael J. Fox
        - his bestselling memoir Always Looking Up has sold over 47k copies in hc in Canada
        - 350k print run
        - Raincoast Superlead

        Raincoast Superlead: legendary Canadian actor; his bestselling memoir Always Looking Up sold over 61k copies in Canada; 350k print run
    • Awards & Reviews

      The Guardian (UK) Best Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed
      Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year 2020, Long-listed


      "For a certain consumer of Generation X pop culture, Michael J. Fox calls to mind 'Family Ties' in prime time, 'Back to the Future' in movie theaters, interviews in Tiger Beat. The energy that made him such a riveting presence onscreen comes through in his book."—The New York Times

      "You're going to love this book. This is vintage Michael J. Fox. It is funny, it is intimate, it is philosophical.... Mike doesn't call himself a writer or a philosopher, but he is both. And it really comes through in this book. It is so well written [and] it brings you inside what is a very tough time for him, but it also tells you what he learned from it. A lot of wisdom there."—George Stephanopoulos, Good Morning America

      "But what makes the book a page-turner is its tenor: drolly conspiratorial, affably best-friend-y, infectiously convivial and unapologetically pensive. This is a book you really hear whether you have the audiobook or not. The quality of the prose, the care in the pacing, the delight in storytelling, all made me reexamine why I read and write in this genre in the first place."--Porochista Khakpour, Washington Post

      “ A heartfelt, unselfish book about never giving up...” -Kirkus

      “Filled with humorous and thoughtful anecdotes and reflections, the book offers insights into a man who knows struggle all too well, but refuses to let it get in the way of living." —Time

      “Personal stories that sometimes sound like allegories.” —The Wall Street Journal

      "A moving account of resilience and hope." —USA Today

      “Appealing humor, gratitude and optimism.” —AARP

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    12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos Jordan B. Peterson Canada
    9780345816023 Hardcover PSYCHOLOGY / Applied Psychology On Sale Date:January 23, 2018
    $39.00 CAD 6.28 x 9.29 x 1.4 in | 1.45 lb | 448 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Random House Canada
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      What does everyone in the modern world need to know?

      Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

      Humorous, surprising and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.

      What does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight (with our shoulders back) and about success in life? Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods? What dreadful paths do people tread when they become resentful, arrogant and vengeful?

      Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
      JORDAN B. PETERSON, raised and toughened in the frigid wastelands of Northern Alberta, has flown a hammer-head roll in a carbon-fiber stunt-plane, explored an Arizona meteorite crater with astronauts, and built a Kwagu'l ceremonial bighouse on the upper floor of his Toronto home after being invited into and named by that Canadian First Nation. He's taught mythology to lawyers, doctors and business people, consulted for the UN Secretary General, helped his clinical clients manage depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and schizophrenia, served as an adviser to senior partners of major Canadian law firms, and lectured extensively in North America and Europe. With his students and colleagues at Harvard and the University of Toronto, Dr. Peterson has published over a hundred scientific papers, transforming the modern understanding of personality, while his book Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief revolutionized the psychology of religion. The author lives in Toronto, ON. www.jordanbpeterson.com
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    • Awards & Reviews


      “Jordan Peterson, has become one of the best-known Canadians of this generation. In the intellectual category, he’s easily the largest international phenomenon since Marshall McLuhan. . . . By combining knowledge of the past with a full-hearted optimism and a generous attitude toward his readers and listeners, Peterson generates an impressive level of intellectual firepower.” —Robert Fulford, National Post

      “Like the best intellectual polymaths, Peterson invites his readers to embark on their own intellectual, spiritual and ideological journeys into the many topics and disciplines he touches on. It’s a counter-intuitive strategy for a population hooked on the instant gratification of ideological conformity and social media ‘likes,’ but if Peterson is right, you have nothing to lose but your own misery.” —Toronto Star

      “In a different intellectual league. . . . Peterson can take the most difficult ideas and make them entertaining. This may be why his YouTube videos have had 35 million views. He is fast becoming the closest that academia has to a rock star.” —The Observer

      “Grow up and man up is the message from this rock-star psychologist. . . . [A] hardline self-help manual of self-reliance, good behaviour, self-betterment and individualism that probably reflects his childhood in rural Canada in the 1960s. As with all self-help manuals, there’s always a kernel of truth. Formerly a Harvard professor, now at the University of Toronto, Peterson retains that whiff of cowboy philosophy—one essay is a homily on doing one thing every day to improve yourself. Another, on bringing up little children to behave, is excellent…. [Peterson] twirls ideas around like a magician.” —Melanie Reid, The Times

      “You don’t have to agree with [Peterson’s politics] to like this book for, once you discard the self-help label, it becomes fascinating. Peterson is brilliant on many subjects. . . . So what we have here is a baggy, aggressive, in-your-face, get-real book that, ultimately, is an attempt to lead us back to what Peterson sees as the true, the beautiful and the good—i.e. God. In the highest possible sense of the term, I suppose it is a self-help book. . . . Either way, it’s a rocky read, but nobody ever said God was easy.” —Bryan Appleyard, The Times

      “One of the most eclectic and stimulating public intellectuals at large today, fearless and impassioned.” —The Guardian

      “Someone with not only humanity and humour, but serious depth and substance. . . . Peterson has a truly cosmopolitan and omnivorous intellect, but one that recognizes that things need grounding in a home if they are ever going to be meaningfully grasped. . . . As well as being funny, there is a burning sincerity to the man which only the most withered cynic could suspect.” —The Spectator

      “Peterson has become a kind of secular prophet who, in an era of lobotomized conformism, thinks out of the box. . . . His message is overwhelmingly vital.” —Melanie Philips, The Times
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    Values Building a Better World for All Mark Carney Canada
    9780771051555 Hardcover BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International On Sale Date:March 16, 2021
    $39.95 CAD 6.3 x 9.3 x 1.8 in | 1.86 lb | 608 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Signal
    • Marketing Copy


      A bold and urgent argument by economist and former bank governor Mark Carney on the radical, foundational change that is required if we are to build an economy and society based not on market values but on human values.

      Our world is full of fault lines—growing inequality in income and opportunity; systemic racism; health and economic crises from a global pandemic; mistrust of experts; the existential threat of climate change; deep threats to employment in a digital economy with robotics on the rise. These fundamental problems and others like them, argues Mark Carney, stem from a common crisis in values. Drawing on the turmoil of the past decade, Mark Carney shows how “market economies” have evolved into “market societies” where price determines the value of everything.

      When we think about what we, as individuals, value most highly, we might list fairness, health, the protection of our rights, economic security from poverty, the preservation of natural diversity, resources, and beauty. The tragedy is, these things that we hold dearest are too often the casualties of our twenty-first century world, where they ought to be our bedrock.

      In this profoundly important new book, Mark Carney offers a vision of a more humane society and a practical manifesto for getting there. How we reform our infrastructure to make things better and fairer is at the heart of every chapter, with outlines of wholly new ideas that can restructure society and enshrine our human values at the core of all that we build for our children and grandchildren.
      MARK CARNEY is currently the U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and the U.K.’s Finance Advisor for COP26. Mark was previously Governor of the Bank of England (2013-2020), and Governor of the Bank of Canada (2008-2013).

      Internationally, Mark was Chair of the Financial Stability Board (2011-2018). He chaired the Global Economy Meeting and Economic Consultative Committee of the Bank for International Settlements (2018-2020), and was First Vice-Chair of the European Systemic Risk Board (2013-2020). He is a member of the Group of Thirty, the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, and the boards of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Hoffman Institute for Global Business and Society at INSEAD.

      Mark obtained a bachelor degree in Economics from Harvard and masters and doctorate degrees in Economics from Oxford. Born in Fort Smith, NWT, he lives in Ottawa.

      Author Residence: Ottawa, ON

      Author Hometown: Fort Smith, NWT
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    • Awards & Reviews

      "A fantastic read for anyone interested in the most pressing issues facing the world. Carney articulates the dilemmas that lie between society's values and the economic market's value. He proposes a more fruitful path for bringing them closer together, so that the challenges we face can be seen as opportunities to solve. The need for a world of profit with better purpose is explained in such a clear and persuasive style. I hope it gets read by many people. His final chapter about humility, alone, is worthy for its lovely description of the realities of the journey to apparent success." —Jim O'Neil, chair of Chatham House, former chairman, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, former commercial secretary to the Treasury

      "Value(s) is a radical book and speaks out accessibly as to how we get everyone involved in solving our problems. And this is what we need: 50 Shades of People for 50 Shades of Green. Great leadership is not a bull horn but rather, as Mark Carney shows, a set of clear instructions in a smoke-filled room." —Bono

      "An essential book for anyone interested in how to ensure a sustainable and fair future for generations to come. Mark Carney argues that we must increasingly draw on our fundamental Canadian values to ensure that markets work to bend the arc of history towards climate and social justice and a sustainable future. His ten point plan for a sustainable recovery is what the next generation needs and deserves. Carney envisions a future for Canada, coming out of the Pandemic, that builds value for all and recognizes that our economy is deeply embedded in nature, not apart from it." —Edward Burtynsky

      "Writing with the benefit of almost two decades at the heart of global financial policymaking higher circles, Mark Carney's indispensable new book asks how we can go from knowing the price of everything to understanding its true value. From the Great Financial Crisis to climate change and the coronavirus pandemic, this is the essential handbook for 21st century leaders, policymakers and everyone who wants to build a fair and sustainable world." —Christine Lagarde, former chair and managing director of the IMF and president of the European Central Bank

      "For nearly two decades, Mark Carney, international technocrat par excellence, has been in the most important rooms where it happened. In this thought-provoking and readable book, he asks a fundamental question: Why have the values in our society been hijacked by valuations in the market, and how do we restore paramountcy to basic values like integrity, fairness, and kindness? Carney brings to Value(s) the experience and wisdom of someone who has occupied the highest positions in the private and public sectors as well as the idealism of one who hopes for a better tomorrow. As societies struggle to rebuild solidarity in the post-Covid world, it will be an essential guide." —Raghuram Rajan, former chief economist and director of research at the IMF

      "A roadmap to a fairer and more responsible, resilient world. Carney offers trenchant insights into our relationship with money and status, imagination and responsibility critical to our world's future. What do we invest in – profit or human potential? This book is irradiated with the inspiring and critical conviction that money can be transformed into a tool of collective good." —Sir Antony Gormley

      "Mark Carney draws on his unique experience of running two central banks to offer original and thought provoking solutions to the world's biggest challenges — from COVID to climate change." —Gordon Brown, former U.K. Prime Minister

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