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    The Book of Cold Cases Simone St. James Canada
    9780440000211 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:March 15, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.2 x 9.3 x 1.2 in | 1.16 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel.

      In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect—a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion.

      Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases—a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea’s surprise, Beth says yes.

      They meet regularly at Beth’s mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she’s not looking, and she could swear she’s seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn’t right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?

      Story Locale: small town Oregon (Fictional)
      Simone St. James is the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel and The Broken Girls. She spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.

      Author Residence: Toronto, CA
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      “Lovers of true crime will get a kick out of this thriller that oozes atmosphere.”
      —Silvia Moreno-Garcia, New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night

      “Simone St. James knows how to haunt you. The Book of Cold Cases is St. James at the top of her game,expertly weaving the past and the present to reveal a chilling tapestry of real world mystery and supernatural suspense that will have you turning pages well past your bedtime and jumping at every little sound.”
      --Jennifer McMahon, New York Times bestselling author of The Drowning Kind
      “No one writes a ghost story like Simone St. James, whose uniquely spooky thrillers are as chilling as they are captivating,and The Book of Cold Cases is St. James at her best.Steeped in atmosphere and spine-tingling chills, this gripping mystery will haunt you from the very beginning.”
      Laura McHugh, award-winning author of What’s Done in Darkness
      “This modern Gothic triumph is a cross between your most bingeworthy true crime podcast and The Haunting of Hill House. It’s compulsively readable…but don’t read it at night. The hauntings in this story scared me, and I write this stuff for a living.”
      --Wendy Webb, author of The Keepers of Metsan Valo

      “Prepare to lose some sleep when you dive into The Book of Cold Cases…[A] creepy thriller.”
      Pop Sugar
      “You will sink into this novel faster than you would a peat bog.”
      Crime Reads
      “[A] chilling paranormal thriller…St. James keeps the suspense high.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “St. James is particularly gifted at doling out twists.”
      New York Times Book Review

      “St. James’ 2020 novel The Sun Down Motel was a master class in the dread, as is the terrific The Book of Cold Cases.”
      Sun Sentinel

      “St. James delivers another superbly entertaining, genre-blending delight…When it comes to sending shivers down readers’ spines, St. James gives Shirley Jackson a run for her money, and her latest addictively readable novel will have one sleeping with the lights on.”
      Library Journal, starred review

      “A twisty and satisfying paranormal mystery you won’t want to read alone at night.”

      “St. James’s signature ability to tell connecting stories across decades is on display here…in a gripping tale that will appeal to fans of crime fiction tinged with the supernatural.”
      Booklist, starred review
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    The Suite Spot Trish Doller
    9781250809476 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:March 08, 2022 Print Run:75000
    $22.99 CAD 5.47 x 8.3 x 0.77 in | 240 gr | 288 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Griffin
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      "A perfect brew of humor and heart." - USA Today

      “Reading The Suite Spot is like wearing bunny slippers and drinking cocoa in a blanket fort (with a really hot guy)--the ultimate comfort read to escape into when you need a break from the world.” - Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author of
      What If You & Me

      One of the few bright lights in Rachel Beck’s life is her job at a Miami Beach luxury hotel—until she’s fired for something she didn’t do. As a single mom, Rachel knows she needs stability, and fast. On impulse, Rachel inquires about a position at a brewery hotel on a tiny island in Lake Erie called Kelleys Island. When she’s offered the job, not even the grumpy voice on the line can dissuade her from packing up her whole life and making the move.

      What she finds on Kelleys Island is Mason, a handsome, reclusive man who knows everything about brewing beer and nothing about running a hotel. Especially one that’s barely more than foundation and studs. It’s not the job Rachel was looking for, but Mason offers her a chance to help build a hotel—and rebuild her life—from the ground up.

      Trish Doller’s The Suite Spot is about taking a chance on a new life and a new love.

      TRISH DOLLER is a writer, traveler, and dog rescuer, but not necessarily in that order. She is the author of Float Plan, her women's fiction debut, and The Suite Spot. She has also written several YA novels, including the critically acclaimed Something Like Normal. When she's not writing, Trish loves sailing, camping, and avoiding housework. She lives in southwest Florida with an opinionated herding dog and an ex-pirate.
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      Praise for The Suite Spot:

      , "The Year's 36 Most Anticipated Romances" and "March's Hottest New Romances"

      POPSUGAR, "Best New Romance Novels of 2022 So Far"

      USA TODAY, "Best Rom-Com Books of 2022”

      "A perfect brew of humor and heart." - USA TODAY

      "Trish Doller is one of my favorite authors. Her ability to write emotional love stories with nuance and swoon is matched by her idyllic settings...readers will become utterly invested in these characters, probably consume a few pages through some happy tears, and when it’s over, hug the book while desperately waiting for the next." - THE YOUNG FOLKS, "March 2022 New Book Releases"

      "Doller's gift for building characters with the perfect combination of strength and fragility and setting them in a world that feels immersive and real is once again on full display in this companion to Float Plan." - BUZZFEED

      "This gentle, warm love story... entices readers to speed through it all at once, even as it also insists that the reader slow down in contemplation."- BOOKLIST (starred review)

      "Doller uses a vivid setting, strong secondary characters, and convincing depiction of loss and love to create a thoroughly satisfying story. Fans will be delighted." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

      “Reading The Suite Spot is like wearing bunny slippers and drinking cocoa in a blanket fort (with a really hot guy)--the ultimate comfort read to escape into when you need a break from the world.” - RONI LOREN, New York Times bestselling author of What If You & Me

      "An inspiring journey about being weighed down by life’s responsibilities and hardships – and still finding it within your self to give love a second chance." - USA TODAY, "Newest, Delightful Romance Novels."

      Praise for Trish Doller's Float Plan:

      "I devoured Float Plan in a day. It’s truly a joy to get lost in such great writing. The island-hopping setting transports you from the hum-drum everyday, the dialogue is sharp and spot-on, the characters feel flawed and authentic and hopeful. It’s the kind of story that takes you away and brings you back grateful for the journey.” - KATHERINE CENTER, New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire

      "With humor, love, and skill, Doller shows her heroine surviving a loved one's suicide, something rare in romantic fiction." - KIRKUS

      "Doller's tale of grief slowly combines with a sparkling travelogue which gradually becomes a romance and, ultimately, a wholly satisfying story that may just make readers yearn for their own voyage." - BOOKLIST

      "Simply adored this romantic sea escape filled with breathtaking sunsets, dolphins and hidden treasure." - FLORIDA KEYS WEEKLY

      "Doller’s expert balance of the sweet and the serious make this touching romance a sure success." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW

      "Full of appealing characters, interesting tidbits about sailing and striking island sunsets, Float Plan is at once lighthearted escapism and a sensitively rendered account of a woman's life-altering grief. Doller's breezy writing style, deep compassion for her characters and knack for snappy, entertaining dialogue make this trip around the Caribbean a delight." - SHELF AWARENESS

      "Float Plan had my heart from the first page. With lush, vibrant settings and characters I ached and swooned with, this book is both a romantic escape and a balm for the soul. I'm deeply in love with Anna and Keane." - RACHEL LYNN SOLOMON, author of The Ex-Talk

      "In Trish Doller’s Float Plan, strangers Anna and Keane, who are trying to escape their respective tragedies, must learn to rely on themselves, and each other, or lose more than they already have. Gorgeous scenery, evocative storylines and plenty of tension--I devoured this book--a must read for fans of armchair travel and magnetic love stories!" – KARMA BROWN, bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife

      "The perfect escape. Fresh, funny, and romantic. Trish Doller creates smart and sensitive characters who seem all too heartbreakingly real. I wish I could sail away with this book." - MEG CABOT, New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries and Little Bridge series

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    9781982177379 Paperback FICTION / Literary Publication Date:March 08, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4 mm | 0.8 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Simon & Schuster
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      For fans of My Sister, the Serial Killer; Where’​d You Go, Bernadette; and the award-winning TV show Killing Eve, a hilarious satire about a disillusioned American Muslim woman who becomes embroiled in a plot to infiltrate an international terrorist organization and, in the process, reconnects with her loved ones and her faith, from Zarqa Nawaz, the creator of the hit CBC series Little Mosque on the Prairie.

      Jameela Green has only one wish. To see her memoir on The New York Times bestseller list. When her dream doesn’t come true, she seeks spiritual guidance at her local mosque. New imam and recent immigrant Ibrahim Sultan is appalled by Jameela’s shallowness, but agrees to assist her on one condition: that she perform a good deed.

      Jameela reluctantly accepts his terms, kicking off a chain of absurd and unfortunate events. The homeless man they try to help gets recruited by a terrorist group, causing federal authorities to become suspicious of Ibrahim, and suddenly the imam mysteriously disappears.

      Certain that the CIA have captured Ibrahim for interrogation via torture, Jameela decides to set off on a one-woman operation to rescue him. Her quixotic quest soon finds her entangled in an international plan targeting the egomaniacal leader of the terrorist organization—a scheme that puts Jameela, and countless others, including her hapless husband and clever but disapproving daughter, at risk.

      A hilarious black comedy about the price of success, and a biting look at what has gone wrong with American foreign policy in the Middle East, Jameela Green Ruins Everything is a compulsively readable, yet unexpectedly touching story of one woman’s search for meaning and connection.
      Zarqa Nawaz is a Canadian film and television producer, public speaker, journalist, and former broadcaster. She is the author of the memoir Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, which was shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and two Saskatchewan Book Awards. She also created the hit CBC comedy series Little Mosque on the Prairie, the world’s first sitcom about a Muslim community living in the West, and is the creator and star of the forthcoming series Zarqa. Zarqa lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, with her loving but long-suffering family. Visit her at ZarqaNawaz.com or on Twitter @ZarqaNawaz.
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      “International politics is personal in this brilliant satire from the always provocative—and deeply funny—mind of Zarqa Nawaz.”
      “Nawaz is one of the few writers around who can deftly navigate that minefield between high-stakes, war-torn, geopolitical upheaval, and one woman’s hilarious but meaningful journey to find her place in her family and community. Is it a searing satire on America’s war on terror, or a side-splitting family adventure? Well . . . yes, it is, and a crazy ride, too. Funny, moving, brilliant.”
      TERRY FALLIS, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour
      “Zany, daring, and hilarious. . . . the story is a wild and humorous one—Zarqa’s use of comedy is gutsy as hell. . . . The result is a satirical masterpiece that few on earth would dare to do.”
      She Does the City
      “A comedy of errors about an ordinary Muslim woman thrust into a high-stakes international crisis. It’s also a tale of internal struggle, interspersed with characters’ private prayers to God. . . . provocative and cheeky.”
      “What I love about this biting satire is the initially unlikeable main character Jameela, who is messy and selfish and unapologetic—rare for a Muslim, South Asian female character, who are most often portrayed as submissive victims or perfect model minorities. But then, Nawaz has always been ahead of her time (full disclosure, she is a friend).”
      UZMA JALALUDDIN, Toronto Star
      “A sweeping, breakneck satire about the titular Jameela, a disillusioned American Muslim woman . . . grounded in Jameela’s journey through grief, motherhood, and figuring out her sense of self.”
      Elle Canada
      “A satire about ISIS is a big swing to take—but Zarqa Nawaz knows a thing or two about taking chances. Jameela Green Ruins Everything may be her first foray into the world of fiction, but Nawaz has made a career of being a trailblazer. . . . The book manages to weave American foreign policy and thwarting a terrorist organization with one woman’s search for faith, meaning and redemption.”
      “Nawaz is a comic genius who has done the impossible in this brilliant fiction debut: Jameela Green Ruins Everything is, all at once, an incisive examination of recent Middle East history, a biting indictment of Western imperialism, and a darkly comic satire on terrorism. Follow Jameela Green, the comic she-ro for our modern times, as she bumbles through the unimaginable on this hilarious whirlwind adventure. I guarantee you will never think about the phrase ‘East meets West’ in quite the same way again. Three cheers for Jameela Green!”
      UZMA JALALUDDIN, author of Ayesha at Last and Hana Khan Carries On
      “[A] biting yet warm-hearted satire from the Regina-based creator of the groundbreaking CBC sitcom Little Mosque On the Prairie [that] somehow . . . manages to interrogate everything from prejudice to foreign policy to what it means to be a ‘good person.’”
      The Kit
      “Will keep you laughing all the way to the end. A heartwarming story of faith, family, and friendship that is only amplified by Zarqa Nawaz’s sharp and brilliant wit. All the sacred cows are skewered—what you are left with at the end is the power, beauty, and humour of one woman’s journey back to faith.”
      AUSMA ZEHANAT KHAN, author of A Deadly Divide
      “Nawaz’s understated humour shines in this lovely comedy of errors—and faith.”
      “Canadians are funny people—that’s a given—and when our special brand of humour is coupled with the skill of a writer like Zarqa Nawaz, creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie, brilliant things happen.”
      Canadian Living
      “A breezy dark comedy about serious contemporary issues.”
      Quill & Quire
      “Nawaz writes about religion and faith in an easily digestible way.”
      The Canadian Press
      “This black comedy explores the price of success and one woman’s search for meaning.”
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    When We Were Birds Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
    9780385697071 Hardcover FICTION / Magical Realism On Sale Date:March 15, 2022
    $34.00 CAD 5.82 x 8.54 x 1.08 in | 1.04 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Bond Street Books
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      A mythic love story set in Trinidad & Tobago, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s radiant debut introduces two unforgettable outsiders brought together by their connection with the dead.

      In the old house on a hill, where the city meets the rainforest, Yejide’s mother is dying. She is leaving behind a legacy that now passes to Yejide: one St. Bernard woman in every generation must shepherd the city’s souls into the afterlife. But after years of suffering her mother’s neglect and bitterness, Yejide is looking for a way out.

      Raised in the countryside by a devout Rastafarian mother, Darwin has always abided by the religious commandment not to interact with death. He has never been to a funeral, much less seen a dead body. But when his ailing mother can no longer work and the only job he can find is gravedigging, he must betray the life she built for him in order to provide for them both. Newly shorn of his dreadlocks and his past, and determined to prove himself, Darwin finds himself adrift in a city electric with possibility and danger.

      Yejide and Darwin will meet inside the gates of Fidelis, Port Angeles’ largest and oldest cemetery, where the dead lie uneasy in their graves and a reckoning with fate beckons them both. A masterwork of lush imagination and immersive lyricism, shot through with the rhythm of the island, When We Were Birds is a spellbinding novel about inheritance, loss and love’s seismic power to heal.

      Story Locale: Trinidad & Tobago
      AYANNA LLOYD BANWO is a writer from Trinidad & Tobago. Her work has been published in The Caribbean Writer, Moko Magazine, Small Axe, POUi, Pree, Callaloo and Anomaly. She received an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia and is now a postgraduate researcher in creative-critical writing at UEA. When We Were Birds is her first novel.

      Author Residence: Norwich, UK

      Author Hometown: Trinidad & Tobago
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      Named one of the best books of 2022 by The Economist • NPR • Good Housekeeping • The Conversation

      "A searing symphony of magic and loss, love and hope, where in the middle of death, love comes shiny, sparkling and alive. This book might just heal you." —Marlon James, New York Times bestselling author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf

      "Mythic and captivating. . . . When [Yejide and Darwin] meet, the connection is instantaneous and electric. The third-person narration oscillates between her perspective and his, allowing us into their intimacy as it unfolds. The anchor of this story, though, is Trinidad itself. Banwo roots the reader in its traditions and rituals, in the sights and sounds and colors and smells of fruit vendors, fish vendors, street preachers and schoolchildren. In the glorious matriarchy by which lineage is upheld. The result is a depiction of ordinary life that's full and breathtaking." —Kai Harris, The New York Times

      "An ode to the idea that broken traditions can lead to beautiful new beginnings." TIME

      "The poetic prose in Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's debut novel captivates from the start. . . . When We Were Birds is a unique love story whose magical setting in Trinidad takes center stage." —Real Simple

      "Mysterious, atmospheric and richly painted. [A] mystical love story." —Good Housekeeping

      "A spellbinding, beautifully told blend of love story and magical realism ghost story. . . . Lloyd Banwo's prose, written in Trinidadian English, is incredibly poetic, lyrical and ripe with lore and proverb that firmly roots the narrative in a tradition of anglophone Caribbean women's writing. . . . An exquisite exploration of trauma, legacy, lineage, familial relationships and ancestral reverence. . . . An engaging, magical and confident debut that bears all the markings of a Caribbean classic, and is yet another example of 21st century Caribbean literary excellence." —The Conversation

      "[A] moving and mythic debut. . . . Banwo's stunning lyricism offers a window into her characters as well as a view of the landscape. . . . The otherworldly setting instantly pulls the reader in. This remarkable debut should not be missed." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      "[A] wonderfully original debut novel. . . . Blending sobering urban realities with a Caribbean-infused magical realism, Banwo has created a unique world expansive enough to contain a ghost story, a love story, a mysterious mythology and a thoughtful examination of how family bonds keep us firmly rooted to our pasts. . . . Banwo makes you care deeply about the outcome and deftly weaves the realistic and the fantastic into a strange and compelling tapestry. With skill and heart, she has created a world readers will happily return to, even if they don't usually gravitate toward fantasy." Kirkus Reviews

      "When We Were Birds weaves story, history, place and the supernatural. It gives us a fictional Trinidad very much alive. . . . The work is lyrical, at points virtuosic and often written in a style inflected with Trini creole. It is a love story if love is remembrance, recognition, a connection beyond words and temporality." —Electric Literature

      "With a lyricism and mastery that enchants with breathtaking . . . imagery and compelling characters drawn with exceptional wisdom and compassion, every page of this magical novel dazzles." Electric Literature

      "When We Were Birds is a mesmerizing work of fiction, embedded with timeless, mythic magic and wisdom. A stunning new voice in fiction, Banwo's tale is a standout from the crowd." DailyHive

      "Told in a colloquial Caribbean register that's both lyrical and powerful. . . . A dynamic, amorphous story. . . . Thought-provoking, and leaves the reader with much to contemplate and admire." Independent (Ireland)

      "[A] masterly debut novel. It announces an important new voice in fiction, at once grounded and mythic in its scope and carried by an incantatory prose style. . . . Her writing draws on grief, but Lloyd Banwo's literary gift lies in her capacity to transfigure that emotion—to conjure a cosmic landscape where the living coexist among the dead." —The Observer

      "When We Were Birds is suffused with magic and myth. . . . Enchanting. . . . Lloyd Banwo shares an eye for Caribbean nature with Olive Senior, Jamaica's poet laureate; the atmospheres here are intensely conjured." The Telegraph

      "A thoroughly original and emotionally rich examination of love, grief and inheritance. . . . When We Were Birds is full of life. . . . The scenes it hosts are packed with drama, colour and tension, particularly in her gripping finale. . . . Her novel takes flight and soars." —The Economist

      "A deeply satisfying debut. . . . Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s radiant first novel embraces elements of multiple genres, binding them through incantatory language steeped in the rhythms, fables and spirituality of her Trinidadian homeland. . . . Dramatic, joyful, intensely satisfying fiction." —The Observer

      "Gorgeously sure writing. . . . Lloyd Banwo wields patois with pride. . . . Lloyd Banwo conjures an aching sexual energy, places the lovers in deliciously paced jeopardy and takes the tale to an agreeably thundery climax. . . . A love letter for Trinidad." —The Guardian

      "Sharp characterization and the richness of the language make this work of magic realism a truly immersive reading experience. . . . An intimate exploration of life. [Banwo] weaves in themes of parental neglect and abandonment, embracing adulthood and navigating corruption within an intriguing mix of mythical folklore. This layering of the earthly and the otherworldly leaves the reader with much to reexamine long after the last page is turned." Booklist

      "Radiant. . . . A masterwork of lush imagination and exuberant storytelling, When We Were Birds is a spellbinding and hopeful novel about inheritance, loss and love’s seismic power to heal." —Book Riot

      "This masterfully crafted Trinidad-set debut is the love-story-cum-ghost-story you didn't know you needed this Valentine's Day, from an irresistible new voice in fiction." —Zoella

      "[An] accomplished, mesmerizing debut novel. . . . The passion and unflinching honesty with which Emmanuel and Yehide explore [grief] is unforgettable." —Woman & Home

      "Ayanna Lloyd Banwo paints her pulsing, believable Trinidad with light and intimacy. When We Were Birds is an immediately seductive, pleasurable experience because of the craft in the colloquial language—the story is told in Creole English—and a surefooted attention to detail. . . . The author handles the death-lore beautifully. . . . The journey is a rich one, awash with evocative detail. . . . A tour de force of language and insight, an accomplished and confident debut from Ayanna Lloyd Banwo." —The Irish Times

      "Soulful, haunting, a deep-rooted love story. . . . Uniquely tackling themes of grief, identity and acceptance, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's rhythmic prose builds tension at every step." —Stylist

      "Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's When We Were Birds is crafted from the very essence of memory, the long memory, which can only be drawn from the mind and translated into the written word by someone with Banwo's lyrical mastery. Heartwarming and heartbreaking, fantastical and familiar, with characters that burrow their way into your heart and mind with their tragedies and triumphs, When We Were Birds more than sings, more than beams. It is the kind of story that makes you want to spread your arms open wide, embrace the sky, and take flight in your own little way. It is glorious." —Robert Jones, Jr., New York Times bestselling author of The Prophets

      "Where to begin listing Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's many achievements with this extraordinary debut? It is rare for me to open a novel and fall into it with such catalyzing, total surrender. Banwo's powerfully formed literary gifts render each word, voice, and character with pulse and grit and aliveness. Every ordinary and fantastical occurrence in these pages reveal a novelist who arrives here in full flight with When We Were Birds—a marvel of a book." —Canisia Lubrin, author of The Dyzgraphxst

      "Combining the richness of myth with razor-sharp observation of contemporary life, When We Were Birds marks the emergence of a distinctive and powerful voice." —Pat Barker, Booker Prize-winning author of Women of Troy

      "Uplifting, engaging, expansive: this was just the book I needed. In a voice infused with the rhythms of Trinidad and Tobago, Banwo has crafted the perfect love story, one that moves with deftness between the furies of urban poverty and the gentle infinities of the afterlife. The hard-won peace and redemptive love in this story are real, and something we need more of in the world." —Kawai Strong Washburn, author of Sharks in the Time of Saviors

      "Ayanna Lloyd Banwo's voice is haunting, and When We Were Birds is a novel of exquisite detail that opens up the liminal space between folklore and the world we inhabit." —Avni Doshi, author of Burnt Sugar

      "Ayanna Lloyd Banwo comes from a lineage of high Caribbean Lit and it shows. This is an impressive debut about love, family, ancestry, the dead and the living. Read this book for its magic and realism too, for its deft weaving together of lives from a city with a huge cemetery at its centre, where the dead lie restless and sometimes loosen from their graves. Ayanna Lloyd Banwo conjours old magic and yet she is a strong, new voice." —Monique Roffey, author of The Mermaid of Black Conch

      "I love this book: the originality of its premise, the power and beauty of its prose; the depth of its explorations of what it means to love and be loved. When We Were Birds is about the silver cord of memory and blood, and history that bind a family of women even after death. An exceptional novel that delivers on its promise." —Jacob Ross, author of The Bone Readers

      "A moving and fervent meditation on belief, love, family and the transitionary power of death, Banwo's spirited, finely wrought prose draws you in and doesn't let go. When We Were Birds marks a distinctive, bold and truthful new voice in literature." —Courttia Newland, author of A River Called Time

      "Magical, enchanting, majestic. . . . Infused with the lush and terrible beauty of the Trinidadian landscape, When We Were Birds weaves dreams and apparitions, religion and myth, into a story of love in its many manifestations." —Barbara Jenkins, author of De Rightest Place

      "I loved it. . . . A love story between two outsiders but also a love letter to language itself, full of myth but deeply grounded in reality." —Anna Ellory, author of The Puzzle Women

      "Ayanna Lloyd Banwo is one of those rare voices you come across once in a long while—strong, confident and necessary. She reminds us what we should expect from great writing: the daring to take chances and to experiment with language and form." —Helon Habila, author of Travellers

      "An eloquent and breathtaking novel from an irresistible new voice. The words are there on the page and then whoop! Suddenly they are right in the centre of your heart. Ayanna Lloyd Banwo writes on the wings of love and death." —Tessa McWatt, author of The Snow Line

      "A love story, a ghost story and a coming-of-age story, all masterfully woven into one. I loved it." —Claire Adam, author of The Golden Child
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    One Italian Summer A Novel Canadian Export Rebecca Serle
    9781668000090 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date:March 01, 2022
    $24.99 CAD 139.7 x 212.72 x 22.86 mm | 0.61 lb | 272 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Atria Books
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      “[A] magical trip worth taking.” Associated Press

      “Rebecca Serle is a maestro of love in all its forms.” —Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times bestselling author

      The New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years returns with a powerful novel about the transformational love between mothers and daughters set on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

      When Katy’s mother dies, she is left reeling. Carol wasn’t just Katy’s mom, but her best friend and first phone call. She had all the answers and now, when Katy needs her the most, she is gone. To make matters worse, their planned mother-daughter trip of a lifetime looms: to Positano, the magical town where Carol spent the summer right before she met Katy’s father. Katy has been waiting years for Carol to take her, and now she is faced with embarking on the adventure alone.

      But as soon as she steps foot on the Amalfi Coast, Katy begins to feel her mother’s spirit. Buoyed by the stunning waters, beautiful cliffsides, delightful residents, and, of course, delectable food, Katy feels herself coming back to life.

      And then Carol appears—in the flesh, healthy, sun-tanned, and thirty years old. Katy doesn’t understand what is happening, or how—all she can focus on is that she has somehow, impossibly, gotten her mother back. Over the course of one Italian summer, Katy gets to know Carol, not as her mother, but as the young woman before her. She is not exactly who Katy imagined she might be, however, and soon Katy must reconcile the mother who knew everything with the young woman who does not yet have a clue.

      Rebecca Serle’s next great love story is here, and this time it’s between a mother and a daughter. With her signature “heartbreaking, redemptive, and authentic” (Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author) prose, Serle has crafted a transcendent novel about how we move on after loss, and how the people we love never truly leave us.
      Rebecca Serle is the New York Times bestselling author of One Italian Summer, In Five Years, The Dinner List, and the young adult novels The Edge of Falling and When You Were Mine. Serle also developed the hit TV adaptation Famous in Love, based on her YA series of the same name. She is a graduate of USC and The New School and lives in Los Angeles. Find out more at RebeccaSerle.com.
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    Stray Dogs And Other Stories Rawi Hage Canada
    9780735273627 Hardcover FICTION / Short Stories On Sale Date:March 01, 2022
    $29.95 CAD 5.4 x 8.28 x 0.79 in | 0.68 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity:12 Knopf Canada
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      From the internationally acclaimed author of the novels De Niro’s Game, Cockroach, Carnival and Beirut Hellfire Society, here is a captivating and cosmopolitan collection of stories.

      In Montreal, a photographer’s unexpected encounter with actress Sophia Loren leads to a life-altering revelation about his dead mother. In Beirut, a disillusioned geologist eagerly awaits the destruction that will come with an impending tsunami. In Tokyo, a Jordanian academic delivering a lecture at a conference receives haunting news from the Persian Gulf. And in Berlin, a Lebanese writer forms a fragile, fateful bond with his voluble German neighbours.

      The irresistible characters in Stray Dogs lead radically different lives, but all are restless travelers, moving between states—nation-states and states of mind—seeking connection, escaping the past and following delicate threads of truth, only to experience the sometimes shocking, sometimes amusing and often random ways our fragile modern identities are constructed, destroyed, and reborn. Politically astute, philosophically wise, humane, relevant and caustically funny, these stories reveal the singular vision of award-winning writer Rawi Hage at his best.

      Story Locale: Montreal, Paris, Beirut
      RAWI HAGE was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and lived through nine years of the Lebanese Civil War during the 1970s and 1980s. He immigrated to Canada in 1992 and now lives in Montreal. His first novel, De Niro’s Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for the best English-language book published anywhere in the world in a given year, and has either won or been shortlisted for seven other major awards and prizes, including the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. Cockroach was the winner of the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Award. His third novel, Carnival, told from the perspective of a taxi driver, was a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Award and won the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. And his most recent novel, Beirut Hellfire Society, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His work has been translated into thirty languages.

      Author Residence: Montreal, Canada

      Author Hometown: Beirut, Lebanon
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      Scotiabank Giller Prize 2022, Short-listed
      The Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Award - Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction 2022, Short-listed

      “It’s stray humans…who actually abound in this superb collection. In a genre perfectly suited to Hage’s elliptical and hypnotic style, the acclaimed Montreal novelist moves his settings around a world now inclined to closing both borders and minds.” Maclean’s

      “A numinous and compulsively readable (and re-readable) collection…. As has always been true of his work, a restless intellect, fired by philosophical inquiry, coexists comfortably with the instinct to tell a good old-fashioned yarn. …Hage’s winning streak continues.” Montreal Gazette

      “Hage’s considerable strengths [are] in plain view…. [E]xtraordinary…. Part of the joy in reading [Stray Dogs] is being immersed in a variety of tones and meeting the motley crew of outsiders who inhabit the stories…. [A] must-read for fans.” Calgary Herald

      “Hage is one of the most erudite and densely allusive writers working in Canada today and…he asks provocative questions about theology, history and the process by which these concepts are handed down across generations. The story is thick with religious resonance, which emphasizes the…split between the divine and the worldly, the sacred and the profane…. These dichotomies exist at the centre of Hage’s novels and are also profound in the 11 stories that comprise Stray Dogs. Himself an accomplished photographer, Hage here reaffirms his devotion to acting as a witness for the fractious lives upended by history and the tides—sometimes literal—that threaten to mow them down.” —Steven W. Beattie, Toronto Star


      “[Hage’s writing] crackles with the kinetic energy of a dancer.” Toronto Star

      “[Beirut Hellfire Society is] elegantly beautiful…full of bleak humour and gem-like sentences.” Maclean’s

      “Narrated with verve and brilliance. [Cockroach] made me jump for joy.” —Colm Tóibín, author of Brooklyn and The Magician

      “The things that make Rawi Hage a major literary talent…include freshness, gut-wrenching lyricism, boldness, emotional restraint, intellectual depth, historical sense, political subversiveness and uncompromising compassion.” The Globe and Mail

      “[De Niro’s Game is] a masterpiece…. Writing cannot really get much better.” Literary Review of Canada
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    Daughters of the Deer Danielle Daniel Canada
    9780735282087 Paperback FICTION / Historical On Sale Date:March 08, 2022
    $24.00 CAD 5.32 x 8.02 x 0.92 in | 0.74 lb | 344 pages Carton Quantity:24 Random House Canada
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      In this haunting and groundbreaking historical novel, Danielle Daniel imagines the lives of women in the Algonquin territories of the 1600s, a story inspired by her family’s ancestral link to a young girl who was murdered by French settlers.

      1657. Marie, a gifted healer of the Deer Clan, does not want to marry the green-eyed soldier from France who has asked for her hand. But her people are threatened by disease and starvation and need help against the Iroquois and their English allies if they are to survive. When her chief begs her to accept the white man’s proposal, she cannot refuse him, and sheds her deerskin tunic for a borrowed blue wedding dress to become Pierre’s bride.  

      1675. Jeanne, Marie’s oldest child, is seventeen, neither white nor Algonquin, caught between worlds. Caught by her own desires, too. Her heart belongs to a girl named Josephine, but soon her father will have to find her a husband or be forced to pay a hefty fine to the French crown. Among her mother’s people, Jeanne would have been considered blessed, her two-spirited nature a sign of special wisdom. To the settlers of New France, and even to her own father, Jeanne is unnatural, sinful—a woman to be shunned, beaten, and much worse.

      With the poignant, unforgettable story of Marie and Jeanne, Danielle Daniel reaches back through the centuries to touch the very origin of the long history of violence against Indigenous women and the deliberate, equally violent disruption of First Nations cultures. 

      DANIELLE DANIEL is a writer, an award-winning children’s book author and an illustrator. Like many Francophones with origins in Quebec, she shares an ancestral link to the people who inspired Daughters of the Deer, a first novel that springs from the story of what happened to the daughter of an Algonquin woman and a soldier/settler from France. Her picture books include Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox (winner of the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and a Best 100 title at the New York Public Library) and You Hold Me Up, shortlisted for the 2018 Marilyn Baillie Award, among other honours. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia and lives with her family on Manitoulin Island in Ontario.

      Author Residence: Manitoulin Island, Ontario
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      “A deeply felt and personal story from an author who we can only hope has more tales to tell.” —Quill and Quire

      “This stunning adult debut from Daniel, who has already won awards for her children’s books, has threads of what makes great kid lit: simple but powerful language, harnessing complicated ideas into strikingly distilled images…. A beautiful book, this is urgent reading for anyone seeking to understand more about the myriad ways European colonization in the 1600s still reverberates today, to devastating effect.” —The Globe and Mail

      "Danielle Daniel renders the stories of her ancestors vividly, poetically and with deep love and respect. Daughters of the Deer gives long overdue voices to the Indigenous women who came before. A subtle, moving demonstration of how colonization attempted to strip Indigenous women of their power and place, and a testament to the enduring strength and wisdom that no colonial power could extinguish.” —Jessica McDiarmid, author of Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
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    9780008499327 Paperback FICTION / Historical Publication Date:March 15, 2022
    $23.99 CAD 153 x 234 x 30 mm | 480 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y One More Chapter
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      Step behind the palace doors in this gripping historical novel that is a must read for fans of The Crown and Princess Diana!

      The Globe & Mail Top Ten Bestseller!


      Flora Harding began writing over 30 years ago to fund a PhD on the disposal of waste in Elizabethan York, and has juggled fact and fiction ever since. Under various pseudonyms she has written more than 75 novels, histories and other forms of non-fiction and continues to be fascinated by the relationship between the past and the present, whatever she happens to be writing.

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      ‘A wonderfully poignant love story involving characters whose lives we all think we know about’ Celia Anderson, bestselling author of 59 Memory Lane

      ‘I loved this story… it felt like a sneak peek into the Queen’s life’ Glynis Peters, USA Today-bestselling author of The Secret Orphan

      ‘To say that I adored this book is an absolute understatement. Beautifully written, well crafted and researched. A must read for fans of The Crown’ Kim

      ‘Any fans of The Crown will adore this read…the story is well researched and written so beautifully I didn't want it to end’ Lucy

      ‘What a pleasure it was to read this charming and heartfelt historical romance… never have I felt so romantically moved’ Jena

      Magnificent… It carries so much depth and warmness, and closeness to the characters that you do not want to part from them’ Annette

      ‘I really enjoyed this book… Anyone who loved The Crown series will love this book!’ Pat

      ‘Perfect for fans of Netflix’s The Crown’ Elizabeth

      ‘This is the story that we ALL want to read…I loved every single page’ Vicki

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    The Night Shift A Novel Alex Finlay
    9781250268884 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:March 01, 2022 Print Run:75000
    $36.99 CAD 6.1 x 9.56 x 1.1 in | 480 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Minotaur Books
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      From the author of the breakout thriller Every Last Fear, comes Alex Finlay's electrifying next novel The Night Shift, about a pair of small-town murders fifteen years apart—and the ties that bind them.

      One of the Best or Most Anticipated Books of 2022: Newsweek • PopSugar • E! News Goodreads • Book Riot • BookBub • The Nerd Daily • SheReads Novel Suspects Crime by the Book • London Times

      A Library Reads Selection—Best Book Voted By Librarians for March 2022

      “The night was expected to bring tragedy.” So begins one of the most highly-anticipated thrillers in recent years.

      It’s New Year’s Eve 1999. Y2K is expected to end in chaos: planes falling from the sky, elevators plunging to earth, world markets collapsing. A digital apocalypse. None of that happens. But at a Blockbuster Video in New Jersey, four teenagers working late at the store are attacked. Only one inexplicably survives. Police quickly identify a suspect, the boyfriend of one of the victims, who flees and is never seen again.

      Fifteen years later, more teenage employees are attacked at an ice cream store in the same town, and again only one makes it out alive.

      In the aftermath of the latest crime, three lives intersect: the lone survivor of the Blockbuster massacre who’s forced to relive the horrors of her tragedy; the brother of the fugitive accused, who’s convinced the police have the wrong suspect; and FBI agent Sarah Keller who must delve into the secrets of both nights—stirring up memories of teen love and lies—to uncover the truth about murders on the night shift.

      Twisty, poignant, and redemptive, The Night Shift is a story about the legacy of trauma and how the broken can come out on the other side, and it solidifies Finlay as one of the new leading voices in the world of thrillers.

      Alex Finlay lives in Washington, D.C. and is the author of critically-acclaimed novels, including the 2021 breakout, Every Last Fear. His work has appeared on numerous best-of-the-year lists, been published in seventeen languages around the world, and is currently in development for a major television limited series.
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        Rep Pick: This is Alex Finlay’s second mystery novel. Once again, he writes a riveting character-driven novel with intersecting stories, characters, and events. How our actions affect a stream of consequences and the innocent are guilty until proven otherwise. A great read from a welcome newcomer to the mystery genre.—Karen Stacey
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      One of Business Insider's “Top Mystery and Thriller Books of 2022, According to Goodreads Reviews”—
      One of BookTrib's "10 Breakaway Reads for Spring"

      "The Night Shift is a masterpiece of misdirection and misplaced motivation, further establishing Finlay as a literary force to be reckoned with." —Providence Sunday Journal

      “A suspenseful tale of vengeance, brotherly love, teenage romance, and the perils of jumping to conclusions. Finlay spins it at a rapid pace, his characters well-drawn and his tangled plot expertly developed. The twists arrive at a dizzying pace, and when the killer is finally revealed, few readers are likely to see it coming.” —Associated Press

      "Encompassing the genres of thriller, mystery, and horror, The Night Shift is a novel that will stick with you." —Reader's Digest

      "[Finlay] has outdone himself with this latest... [He] grabs readers from the very first line and keeps them propulsively turning pages with absolutely thrilling cliffhangers." —Newsweek

      "Fans of dual-timeline thrillers with intricately connected characters will love Finlay’s fast-paced tale that delivers one stunning surprise after another. " —Library Journal (starred review)

      Every Last Fear became one of our favorite thrillers of 2021 and Finlay's new release about a pair of small-town murders 15 years apart that may be connected is every bit as electrifying. Add in some Y2K nostalgia—R.I.P. Blockbuster!— an exploration of lasting trauma and a final twist you won't see coming, and it's safe to say Finlay is one of the genre's most exciting voices.” —E! News

      “Alex Finlay returns with the tense, edge-of-your seat thriller The Night Shift . . . . Finlay does a masterful job of diving deep into each character’s thoughts and emotions in tight, fast-paced chapters. . . . Fans of Grady Hendrix and Riley Sager will tear into this sophomore-slump-defying thriller.” —BookPage

      “Every line counts in this cunning cat’s cradle of a thriller. Alex Finlay has the knack of combining forward motion with powerful emotion.”—Sunday Times (London)

      "Finlay does a fine job weaving the tangled lives and crimes together in a suspenseful tale... Thriller fans will eagerly await Finlay’s next." —Publishers Weekly

      “Finlay’s newest thriller delivers a one-two punch of 90’s nostalgia and gripping, genuinely unputdownable plotting, and ties it all together with characters whose intertwining fates—and secrets—will keep you hooked from the book’s first page to its very last.” —Crime by the Book

      “Instead of succumbing to the pressure that comes with a sophomore release (following last year's highly anticipated Every Last Fear), Finlay embraces that buzz and tension with his latest release The Night Shift, and transfers all that potential angst onto his characters. From the book's opening scene, the tension never lets up.” —The Big Thrill

      "[H]ighly recommended for readers looking for fast-paced, twisty thrillers." —Mystery Tribune

      “Wow, this is crime fiction at its best. Instantly immersive, pacy and propulsive, and full of surprises. Alex Finlay is the real deal, believe me.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

      The Night Shift weaves together two crimes, past and present, into a fast-paced, page-turning, slam-dunk of a thriller. An exciting, entertaining read that I couldn’t put down!” —Samantha Downing, #1 Internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and For Your Own Good

      “With an unforgettable cast of characters and a plot that races through twist after twist, Alex Finlay’s explosive new thriller, The Night Shift, will grab you and not let go until the final, electrifying conclusion. I can’t remember the last time I tore through a book so fast, or how many times I thought I knew what was going on only to be proven wrong yet again. You know you’re in for a wild ride when one of the narrators ends up dead in the first chapter…Fans of Riley Sager and Grady Hendrix are going to LOVE this book.” —Julie Clark, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight

      “A terrific thriller, tautly written with compelling characters. I was totally hooked." —Peter James, New York Times Bestselling Author

      “In his second novel, The Night Shift, Alex Finlay takes his place in the upper ranks of thriller writers. From the very first chapter, Finlay expertly grabs the reader’s attention with a horrific mass murder at a Blockbuster store in 1999. Flash forward fifteen years later, the events of that dreadful night echo in a small New Jersey town, with lots of unanswered questions and theories of what happened. Then, a similar mass murder takes place at an ice cream shop, and the lives of several people—from investigators to survivors—interact in dramatic fashion. Filled with crisp dialogue, incredible suspense and memorable characters, The Night Shift is one not to miss. Highly recommended.” —Brendan DuBois, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author

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    9781538737620 Hardcover FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:March 15, 2022
    $33.00 CAD 6.35 x 9.3 x 1.4 in | 18.24 oz | 320 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Forever
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      A clever, tender, and romantic "Nora Ephron romp for the modern ages" (Christina Lauren) for readers of Jasmine Guillory, Abby Jimenez, and Sophie Cousens, this laugh-out-loud debut is a perceptive reminder that fate can have a sense of humor, and that love can happen . . . In a New York Minute.

      Franny Doyle is having the worst day. She’s been laid off from her (admittedly mediocre) job, the subway doors ripped her favorite silk dress to ruins, and now she’s flashed her unmentionables to half of lower Manhattan. On the plus side, a dashing stranger came to her rescue with his (Gucci!) suit jacket. On the not-so-plus side, he can’t get away from her fast enough.

      Worse yet? Someone posted their (entirely not) meet-cute online. Suddenly Franny and her knight-in-couture, Hayes Montgomery III, are the newest social media sensation, and all of New York is shipping #SubwayQTs.

      Only Franny and Hayes couldn’t be a more disastrous match. She’s fanciful, talkative, and creative. He’s serious, shy, and all about numbers. Luckily, in a city of eight million people, they never have to meet again. Yet somehow, Hayes and Franny keep running into each other—and much to their surprise, they enjoy each other’s company. A lot. But when Franny’s whole world is turned upside down (again!), can she find the courage to trust in herself and finally have the life—and love—she’s always wanted?

      “Spins a catastrophic meet-cute into a richly realized romance that's surrounded by even more love stories—between friends, between families, and between New Yorkers and their city. You'll devour it.”
      —Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, USA Today bestselling authors of The Royal We and The Heir Affair

      “A love story to friendship, discovering what—and who—makes you feel truly yourself, and New York City. I flew through this book and enjoyed every moment!
      —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of While We Were Dating

      “A sparkling delight about found and chosen family, being brave even in the tiny moments, and the rewards we can reap when we put our authentic selves out there. What a sweet, hilarious treat.”
      —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author

      “A frolicky, playful rom-com about finding Mr. Right when everything else goes wrong.”
      —Abby Jimenez, New York Times bestselling author of Life’s Too Short

      “A perfect New York romance, as sweet, steamy, and surprising as the city itself.”
      —Abbi Waxman, USA Today bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

      “If you’re looking for the perfect ‘meet cute,’ look no further. Adorable banter and countless laugh-out-loud moments makes this charming romance a true delight.”
      —Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook
      Kate Spencer is the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35 and author of the memoir The Dead Moms Club and novel In a New York Minute. She writes a bi-monthly column for InStyle and her work has been published by the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, and numerous other places. Previously she worked as a senior editor and producer at VH1. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
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      "A tender, When Harry Met Sally–worthy romance . . . the romantic tension and words unspoken will leave you visibly swooning page after page."—Kirkus, Starred Review
      "Spencer's bubbly, opposites-attract debut romance doubles as a love letter to New York CIty . . . this is a joy."—Publishers Weekly
      "This slow-burn romance makes for a delightful, sweet debut."—Booklist
      “Spencer writes with a wry lilt and a gift for dialogue. The novel is as much a love-letter to New York City as any Nora Ephron screenplay, an ode to sticky days in Central Park, bodega shopping, and the serendipity that can crash into you in a city that big and bustling. Grade: A ”
      Entertainment Weekly
      “Spencer writes with a wry lilt and a gift for dialogue. The novel is as much a love letter to New York City as any Nora Ephron screenplay.”—Entertainment Weekly
      "A New York minute is all the time you'll take to gobble up this hilarious, heartwarming story of missed connections, friends as family, and Big Apple magic." —Georgia Clark, author of It Had to Be You
      “Spins a catastrophic meet-cute into a richly realized romance that's surrounded by even more love stories—between friends, between families, and between New Yorkers and their city. You'll devour it.”—Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, USA Today bestselling authors of The Royal We and The Heir Affair
      "It's sure to be a rom-com classic!"—Maureen Goo, author of Somewhere Only We Know
      Sincere, tender, and charming as hell. Kate Spencer's debut novel is a love story to friendship, discovering what—and who—makes you feel truly yourself, and New York City. I flew through this book and enjoyed every moment!”—Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of While We Were Dating
      "Sweet, with a touch of steam and a lot of laughs . . . I adored the hilarious, memorable meet-cute and wanted to hang out with Franny and her friends. The vibrant New York setting was the perfect backdrop to ride along with Hayes and Franny as their lives were turned upside down by love. A delightful debut!"—Farah Heron, author of Accidentally Engaged
      “A frolicky, playful rom-com about finding Mr. Right when everything else goes wrong.”—Abby Jimenez, New York Times bestselling author of Life’s Too Short
      “A Nora Ephron romp for the modern age, IN A NEW YORK MINUTE serves up a subway meet cute that goes viral before it goes very wrong—and then delivers an absorbing, heart-achingly good HEA. With characters so boisterous and loyal you’ll want to send them cards on their birthdays (and bagels, lots of bagels), and a stoic, fumbling, romantic dream of a hero, Kate Spencer’s novel is a sparkling delight about found and chosen family, being brave even in the tiny moments, and the rewards we can reap when we put our authentic selves out there. What a sweet, hilarious treat.”—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
      “If you’re looking for the perfect ‘meet cute,’ look no further. Adorable banter and countless laugh-out-loud moments makes this charming romance a true delight.”—Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook
      “A perfect New York romance, as sweet, steamy, and surprising as the city itself.”—Abbi Waxman, USA Today bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

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