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    Book Lovers Emily Henry
    9780593440872 Hardcover FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:May 03, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.22 x 9.27 x 1.24 in | 1.28 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:12 Berkley
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      A literary agent who has always done everything by the book must decide if happily ever after is worth changing her whole life for in this insightful, delightful new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation.

      Nora Stephens has read the books and seen the movies, and she is not that type of heroine. In fact, she’s the other one. The leading man’s cold girlfriend back in the city who he must break free of to pursue his true happiness with a sweet baker or florist…or Christmas tree farmer.

      The only people Nora is a heroine for are her author clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her little sister, Libby, who she practically raised. Nora loves her more than anything in the world, and so when Libby asks her to escape the city for a few weeks to get them both out of their ruts, she agrees.

      But Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, is far from the idyllic vacation spot Libby had in mind for their small-town romance bucket list adventure. Especially when, instead of a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, the man Nora keeps bumping into is Charlie Lastra, a bookish, hardheaded, arrogant editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met dozens of times and it’s never been cute.

      As time passes, though, Nora begins to realize she might have more in common with Charlie—beyond a passion for books—than she’d thought. Nora just wants to do what she’s always done and make the right decisions—about her love life, her job, her sister. What if the right decision for Nora is taking a page out of an entirely different book?

      Story Locale: NYC and NC
      Emily Henry is the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation. She writes stories about love and family for both teens and adults. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.

      Author Residence: Cincinnati, OH
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        Publicity: Launch event in Cincinnati, OH

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        Author Social Media: @emilyhenrywrites
    • Awards & Reviews

      [Book Lovers] is multilayered and the characters’ familial challenges are complex. By both playing to and overtly subverting romance tropes and archetypes like the high-powered big city woman who neglects her family and the life-affirming power of small-town life, this novel delivers an insightful comedic meditation on love, family and going your own way.“—NPR

      “If Emily Henry makes herself laugh at the character’s dialogue in her own books, it’s understandable. She is a master at witty repartee….It’s a safe bet that viewers would enjoy seeing Henry’s characters come to life on screen.”—Associated Press

      “It is humanly impossible for Emily Henry to write a bad book. Her particular blend of grief and messy relationships is a heady cocktail of intoxicating yearning…Whatever Henry decides to spear, be it literary posturing or vacation rom-com, she subverts her subjects in the most delicious ways.“—Entertainment Weekly

      Book Lovers is a treat from start to finish, flipping the conventional small-town love story trope on its head…This enemies-to-lovers novel is a quick and satisfying binge-read.”USA Today

      “One of my favorite authors.”
      Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author

      Book Lovers is a rom-com lover’s dream of a book. It is razor-sharp and modern, featuring a fierce heroine who does not apologize for her ambition and heartfelt discussions of grief. Readers know that Emily Henry never fails to deliver great banter and a romance to swoon over but this may just be her best yet. A breath of fresh air.” 
      Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising

      “I would follow Emily Henry anywhere. A small town, a literary enterprise, a bookstore to rescue, and sex in moonlit streams? Yes, please! Book Lovers is sexy, funny, and smart. Another perfectly satisfying read from the unstoppable Emily Henry.” 
      Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of All Adults Here

      ”Emily Henry’s books are a gift, the perfect balance between steamy and sweet. The prose is effortless, the characters charming. The only downside is reaching the end.“ 
      V.E. Schwab, New York Times bestselling author The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

      ”Charming, earnest, and clever, Book Lovers is Schitt’s Creek for book nerds. A total delight for anyone who’s ever secretly rooted for the career girl in a Hallmark movie. Nobody does it quite like Emily Henry.”  
      Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop

      “You KNOW I love a book—and a writer—when I bust out my trusty ballpoint and absolutely maul the pages…and that’s exactly what I just did to the divine Emily Henry. I could not devour Book Lovers fast enough. Emily Henry is pure delight. I’m utterly enchanted by her wry, self-aware sense of humor, the relish that she brings to every cleverly crafted sentence, and her irrepressible love for love.”
      Katherine Center, New York Times bestselling author of Things You Save in a Fire and How to Walk Away

      “Emily Henry writes romantic comedy with such sass and humour, she has that gift for making you laugh and cry within the space of a few sentences. Not to mention the sizzling chemistry! Her characters fizz like good champagne, they leap off the page and into your heart.”
      Josie Silver, New York Times bestselling author of One Night on the Island

      “Magical, delightful, and utterly one of a kind: Emily Henry’s writing is a gift to the world. I’ve loved every single one of her books more than the previous, to the point that I cannot wait to see what her next title will do to me!“
      Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis

      Book Lovers is the perfect title for this utterly romantic read featuring two book industry insiders with crackling chemistry. Heartfelt, funny, and full of joy, Emily Henry’s latest is packed with surprising twists and turns that keep you rooting for Nora and Charlie, every step of the way. (Also, three cheers for Nora’s super-relatable bangs journey!)”
      —Tia Williams, New York Times bestselling author of Seven Days in June

      “When I read an Emily Henry novel I always feel a particularly undignified kind of jealousy, because I wish I’d written it. Book Lovers is no different: I loved every page, every line. It’s so smart, so funny and so sexy. Nora and Charlie have sizzling chemistry—they even make discussing a contract hot. Readers are going to fall head over heels for these two.”
      Beth O’Leary, International bestselling author of The No-Show

      ”[P]erfect-for-summer rom com."—Parade

      “Brimming with swoon-worthy moments, hilarious banter, and lovable characters…”Women’s World

      “[A] fun and flirty romance”Cosmo

      “Book Lovers uses classic romance tropes with purpose and intention, offering readers a satisfying romance unto itself, while also reflecting on why romance novels are so enticing to begin with…a smart, charming and dazzling book.”—Shelf Awareness
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    Bloomsbury Girls A Novel Natalie Jenner Canada
    9781250276698 Hardcover FICTION / Women On Sale Date:May 17, 2022 Print Run:150000
    $36.99 CAD 9.21 x 6.65 x 1.2 in | 540 gr | 368 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      The internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society returns with a compelling and heartwarming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world.

      Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare book store that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager's unbreakable fifty-one rules. But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans:

      Vivien Lowry: Single since her aristocratic fiance was killed in action during World War II, the brilliant and stylish Vivien has a long list of grievances - most of them well justified and the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the Head of Fiction.

      Grace Perkins: Married with two sons, she's been working to support the family following her husband's breakdown in the aftermath of the war. Torn between duty to her family and dreams of her own.

      Evie Stone: In the first class of female students from Cambridge permitted to earn a degree, Evie was denied an academic position in favor of her less accomplished male rival. Now she's working at Bloomsbury Books while she plans to remake her own future.

      As they interact with various literary figures of the time - Daphne Du Maurier, Ellen Doubleday, Sonia Blair (widow of George Orwell), Samuel Beckett, Peggy Guggenheim, and others - these three women with their complex web of relationships, goals and dreams are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow.


      Natalie Jenner was born in England, raised in Canada, and graduated from the University of Toronto with consecutive degrees in English Literature and Law. She worked for decades in the legal industry and also founded the independent bookstore Archetype Books in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs. A lifelong devotee of all things Jane Austen, The Jane Austen Society is her first published novel.

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        Raincoast Superlead: the follow-up to the #1 Globe and Mail bestseller The Jane Austen Society which sold over 28k copies in paperback in Canada; 150k print run
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      "A feel-good literary confection that will have you grinning in solidarity with these girls who dare to follow their dreams." --Toronto Star

      "Jenner follows The Jane Austen Society (2020) with another top-notch reading experience, using the same deft hand at creating complex, emotionally engaging characters [against] a backdrop chock-full of factual historical information... Fans of Christina Baker Kline, Kate Quinn and Pam Jenoff [will] appreciate this gem." --Booklist (starred review)

      "An illuminating yarn... Fans of emotional historical fiction will be charmed." --Publishers Weekly

      "Bloomsbury Girls
      is an immersive tale of three women determined to forge their own paths in 1950s London. Jenner has proven to be a master at spinning charming, earnest characters and paints a vivid picture of postwar England. I wanted to stay lost in her world forever!" --Stephanie Wrobel, internationally bestselling author of Darling Rose Gold

      "Bloomsbury Girls
      is a book lover's dream, one of those rare reads that elicits a sense of book-ish wistfulness and nostalgia. Jenner has created a colorful cast of characters in a story about friendship, perseverance, and the ways that determined women can band together in a man's world. You're in for a treat." --Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary

      "In a London still reeling from the ravages of World War II and the changes war has brought to English society, three young women take their futures into their own hands. With Bloomsbury Girls, Natalie Jenner has penned a timely and beautiful ode to ambition, friendship, bookshops, and the written word." --Janet Skeslien Charles, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Library

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    9781982188702 Hardcover FICTION / Romance Publication Date:May 24, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 33.02 mm | 1.01 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Atria Books
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      A Good Morning America Buzz Pick, a Best Romance of 2022 by The Washington Post, and a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Oprah Daily, Vulture, Harper’s Bazaar, Thrillist, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Marie Claire, Parade, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, Business Insider, The Guardian, Financial Times, PopSugar, Book Riot, LitHub, Bookish, LGBTQ Reads, and more!

      “A deeply heartfelt romance novel.” Marie Claire

      An unabashed ode to living with, and despite, pain and mortality.” —The New York Times Book Review

      A New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.

      Feyi Adekola wants to learn how to be alive again.

      It’s been five years since the accident that killed the love of her life and she’s almost a new person now—an artist with her own studio and sharing a brownstone apartment with her ride-or-die best friend, Joy, who insists it’s time for Feyi to ease back into the dating scene. Feyi isn’t ready for anything serious, but a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer she could have never imagined: a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals in the glamorous home of a celebrity chef, and a major curator who wants to launch her art career.

      She’s even started dating the perfect guy, but their new relationship might be sabotaged before it has a chance by the overwhelming desire Feyi feels every time she locks eyes with the one person in the house who is most definitely off-limits—his father.

      This new life she asked for just got a lot more complicated, and Feyi must begin her search for real answers. Who is she ready to become? Can she release her past and honor her grief while still embracing her future? And, of course, there’s the biggest question of all—how far is she willing to go for a second chance at love? Akwaeke Emezi’s vivid and passionate writing takes us deep into a world of possibility and healing, and the constant bravery of choosing love against all odds.
      Akwaeke Emezi (they/them) is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Death of Vivek Oji, which was a finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the PEN/Jean Stein Award; Pet, a finalist for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, a Walter Honor Book, and a Stonewall Honor Book; Freshwater, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and shortlisted for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize; and most recently, Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir, which won the 2022 ALA Stonewall Prize for Best Nonfiction Book. Selected as a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation, they are based in liminal spaces.
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      "Emezi can write a love story like no other, and this one—which revolves around Feyi, a young woman healing from heartbreak who’s quickly drawn into more than one seductive and enthralling new romantic encounter—will have you gripped from page one."
      “[A]n unabashed ode to living with, and despite, pain and mortality…and it could appeal especially to people who, living through an isolating pandemic that has accelerated loss, hunger for more joie de vivre.”
      "A deeply heartfelt romance novel...a love letter to the brave choices we make in the name of love, the costs we pay for it, and the glory of the reward at the end."
      "A riveting and emotional exploration of grief and taking a second chance on love."
      "You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty is one incredible romance you won’t want to miss!"
      "Emezi once again absolutely slays a new-for-them genre, with tenderhearted characters and an immaculate balance of realistic dialogue and lyrical prose."
      "A sharply original novel about love, friendship and the journey grief takes...For anyone who's been feeling a little lost, let this book give you some inspiration."
      "Fans of Emezi’s previous work will find comfort in the writer’s striking prose and well-layered characters but will also revel in the author’s bold first attempts at romance. At once a love story and a tale of deep grief, the novel beautifully displays the bravery of choosing love even in times of total despair."
      "This is sure to tug at readers’ heartstrings."
      "Emezi has created a dazzling celebration of the messiness of living and feeling with their signature gift for articulating characters' inner voices in raw and expressive detail. Couple that with a thrilling story of forbidden love, and Emezi has created a seductive and powerful novel that will make readers feel renewed."
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    The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle A Novel Jennifer Ryan
    9780593158838 Hardcover FICTION / Historical On Sale Date:May 31, 2022
    $37.00 CAD 6.35 x 9.53 x 1.4 in | 1.49 lb | 432 pages Carton Quantity:12 Ballantine Books
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      Three plucky women lift the spirits of homefront brides in wartime Britain, where clothes rationing leaves little opportunity for pomp or celebration—even at weddings—in this heartwarming novel based on true events, from the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir.

      After renowned fashion designer Cressida Westcott loses both her home and her design house in the London Blitz, she has nowhere to go but the family manor house she fled decades ago. Praying that her niece and nephew will be more hospitable than her brother had been, she arrives with nothing but the clothes she stands in, at a loss as to how to rebuild her business from a quaint country village.

      Her niece, Violet Westcott, is thrilled that her famous aunt is coming to stay—the village has been interminably dull with all the men off fighting. But just as Cressida arrives, so does Violet’s conscription letter. It couldn’t have come at a worse time; how will she ever find a suitably aristocratic husband if she has to spend her days wearing a frumpy uniform and doing war work?

      Meanwhile, the local vicar’s daughter, Grace Carlisle, is trying in vain to repair her mother’s gown, her only chance of a white wedding. When Cressida Westcott appears at the local Sewing Circle meeting, Grace asks for her help—but Cressida has much more to teach the ladies than just simple sewing skills.

      Before long, Cressida’s spirit and ambition galvanizes the village group into action, and they find themselves mending wedding dresses not only for local brides, but for brides across the country. And as the women dedicate themselves to helping others celebrate love, they might even manage to find it for themselves…

      Story Locale: UK during WWII
      Jennifer Ryan is the author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, The Spies of Shilling Lane, and The Kitchen Front. She was previously a nonfiction book editor. Originally from Kent and then London, she lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and two children.

      Author Residence: Falls Church, VA

      Author Hometown: Kent, UK
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        Goodreads campaign targeting fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Alice Network, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, and The Paris Orphan

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        Author Website: www.jenniferryanbooks.com

        Author Social Media: @JenniferiRyan
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      Praise for The Kitchen Front

      “A charming tale that will satiate a lot of different tastes…This story had me so hooked, I literally couldn’t put it down to cook.”—NPR

      “World War II–era England wasn’t a happy place, but one can always find joy in cake and tea…. Four women, who have different reasons for competing, take solace in one another as they create recipes out of rationed ingredients. It’s like re-watching old episodes of The Great British Baking Show.The Washington Post

      “A positively uplifting read that is as soothing as a warm cup of Earl Grey on a gloomy morning.”Booklist

      Praise for The Spies of Shilling Lane

      “This tale swept me away!”First for Women

      “[A] quick and delightful mystery…Ryan’s subtlety shines in her acknowledgment of the importance of remembering the people who pass through our lives and in her descriptions of how war and conflict can teach empathy and change people for the better.”The New York Times Book Review

      Praise for The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

      “A delightful debut.”People

      “There’s so much happening in Chilbury: intrigue, romance and an unforgettable cast of characters who aren’t always as they appear. The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir is a charming slice of English wartime life that warms the soul like a hot toddy.”—Martha Hall Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls
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    9780735244719 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:May 24, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.36 x 9.29 x 1.54 in | 1.66 lb | 528 pages Carton Quantity:12 Viking
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      “This is an immersive reading experience; readers will taste the dust in their mouths, see the high seas from the deck of a merchant ship, feel the bustle of the city market. What results is necessary sustenance for the starving reader. A masterpiece from a master of the craft.” —Booklist (starred review)

      Returning triumphantly to the brilliantly evoked near-Renaissance world of A Brightness Long Ago and Children of Earth and Sky, international bestselling author Guy Gavriel Kay deploys his signature ‘quarter turn to the fantastic’ to tell a story of vengeance, power, and love.

      On a dark night, along a lonely stretch of coast, a small merchant ship sends two people ashore: their purpose is assassination. They have been hired by two of the most dangerous men alive to alter the balance of power in the world. The consequences of that act will affect the destinies of empires as well as lives both great and small.

      One of those arriving on that stony strand is a young woman who had been abducted by corsairs as a child and sold into years of servitude far from her home. Having escaped, she is trying to chart her own course—and is bent upon revenge. The man who will bring the others out from the city on his ship—if they survive their mission—still remembers being exiled as a boy with his family, for their faith; it is a moment that never leaves him. In what follows, through a story both intimate and epic, unforgettable characters are immersed in the fierce and deadly struggles that define their time.

      All the Seas of the World is a stand-alone page-turning drama that also offers moving reflections on memory, fate, and the random events that can shape our lives—in the past, and today.

      Story Locale: A reimagined version of the 15th-century Mediterranean world
      GUY GAVRIEL KAY is the internationally bestselling author of fourteen previous novels, including the Fionavar Tapestry series, Tigana, and most recently, A Brightness Long Ago, Children of Earth and Sky, and River of Stars. He has been awarded the International Goliardos Prize for his work in the literature of the fantastic and won the World Fantasy Award for Ysabel in 2008. In 2014, he was named to the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honour. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages.

      Author Residence: Toronto, Ontario

      Author Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
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      One of Amazon’s “Best science fiction and fantasy of 2022” 

      “Tragic, stirring, romantic, meticulous, comic, rueful, worldly-wise, and written in the intimate, deceptively nonchalant voice of a storyteller offering up his great gift, All the Seas of the World is classic Kay, and to this reader, at least, there can be no higher praise.”
      —Michael Chabon

      “A compelling historical fantasy, [All the Seas of the World] develops with the creeping intensity of an avalanche: an action here, an assignation there, and before you know it, all hell has broken loose. It’s a thrilling and exciting reading experience…. Written largely during the pandemic [the novel] has an elegiac quality, an aching awareness of the temporary nature of lives, empires, worlds. As Kay writes, ‘If we take a moment for them it is also a moment taken for ourselves. For those who love us, those we love.’”
      —Robert Wiersema, Toronto Star

      “The heart of All the Seas of the World is the relationship between Nadia bint Dhiyan and Rafel Ben Natan…fully realized, powerful and thought-provoking characters. Kay asks questions…about how we move forward in a world shaped by loss. From his very first trilogy, The Fionavar Tapestry, Kay has shown an ability to inhabit female characters with depth and intelligence, while exploring how they navigate worlds built for and by men…. All The Seas of The World captures all that Kay does best: a deep look at what makes us human, woven into a package of thrilling adventure.”
      —Winnipeg Free Press

      “Kay revives familiar characters and introduces new ones as his plot charts a seafaring course across a violent world…. [But] for all the globetrotting the characters do, their actions are ultimately motivated by a search for home…. This is familiar territory for Kay: many of his novels have centered on these questions [but] All the Seas of the World finds a way to reframe the familiar through new, compelling characters, making it one of Kay’s finest novels yet.”
      —The Globe and Mail

      “Gorgeous, generous, humane and deeply aware of the intricacies of human desire and attachment, All the Seas of the World is another masterpiece from Kay.”
      James Bradley, author of Ghost Species

      “A mosaic of captivating story lines within a mesmerizing narrative frame…. Kay constructs a rich world that easily draws readers in. Historical fantasy fans will be wowed.”
      —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “This is an immersive reading experience; readers will taste the dust in their mouths, see the high seas from the deck of a merchant ship, feel the bustle of the city market. What results is necessary sustenance for the starving reader. A masterpiece from a master of the craft.”
      —Booklist (starred review)

      “Meticulously crafted in structure, pace, language, dialogue…. but crafted not just with skill but with heart…so one is both saddened and gladdened in turn, moved and inspired throughout.”
      —Fantasy Literature

      “Epic and gorgeously detailed, warm and ruthlessly chilling.”
      —Daily Mail (UK)

      All the Seas of the World is as rich a tapestry as we’ve come to expect from Kay—perhaps one of the richest.”

      All the Seas of the World is a story of resilience winning out, of…individuals finding a way to vanquish their demons in spite of all the powers arrayed against them. [Kay is a] master of telling small stories in a big world.” 
      —BookPage (starred review)

      “Kay does a wonderful job at inhabiting frantic, tense characters in especially neurotic, high-strung moments…. [He has] talent for crafting genuinely evocative scenes that lend themselves well to the visual imagination…. [A]rtful…. [G]ripping.”

      Select praise for Guy Gavriel Kay:

      “Kay is a genius. I’ve read him all my life and am always inspired by his work.”
      —#1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson

      “In seductive prose, Kay’s historical fantasies transport the reader to a Renaissance Europe that never quite existed and rival the works of George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb for sheer excitement.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

      “[Read] anything by Guy Gavriel Kay.”
      The New Yorker

      “As with any Kay book, there is beauty of language and intelligent observations. This is a book to be savored.”
      New York Times bestselling author Robin Hobb, on A Brightness Long Ago
      “A masterpiece; perhaps the finest work of one of the world’s greatest living storytellers…. Kay’s language is elegant in its simplicity, yet painstakingly profound as it cuts to the core of what makes us think, and act, and remember.”
      —Fantasy Book Review, on A Brightness Long Ago

      “Exquisitely crafted and deeply moving…. Guy Gavriel Kay has written a masterpiece, yet again.” 
      —Nicholas Eames, on A Brightness Long Ago

      “A new Guy Gavriel Kay is always occasion for rejoicingand this dazzling adventure is a diamond-bright jewel.” 
      —Marina Endicottt, on A Brightness Long Ago

      “[Kay’s] novels, read together, build a rich and intricate universe spread over centuries and several novels, starting as far back as The Lions of Al-Rassan (1995)….  All The Seas of The World is a glittering thread in the tapestry.”
      —Winnpeg Free Press

      “History and fantasy rarely come together as gracefully or readably as they do in the novels of Guy Gavriel Kay.”
      —The Washington Post Book World

      “Guy Gavriel Kay has a wonderful talent. He tells stories in an invented world that is so rich in historical echoes that I found myself smiling with pleasure as I heard the echoes, while engrossed in the story. Warmly recommended.”
      Edward Rutherfurd

      “Kay is peerless in plucking elements from history and using them to weave a wholly fantastical tale that feels like a translation of some freshly unearthed scroll from a time we have yet to discover.”
      The Miami Herald

      “You’re immersed in a beautifully detailed fantasy renaissance world, then swept along in its warm, deep, dangerous currents. Here be silks and swordplay, undreamed-of wealth and terrible danger for Lenia and Rafel, two hard-bargaining seafarers, as they battle fate, enemies, and their own doubts to survive.”
      —Daily Mail (UK)
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    The Hacienda Isabel Cañas
    9780593436691 Hardcover FICTION / Gothic On Sale Date:May 03, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.28 x 9.33 x 1.25 in | 1.2 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, a sinister haunting, and the woman pulled into their clutches…

      During the overthrow of the Mexican government, Beatriz’s father was executed and her home destroyed. When handsome Don Rodolfo Solórzano proposes, Beatriz ignores the rumors surrounding his first wife’s sudden demise, choosing instead to seize the security that his estate in the countryside provides. She will have her own home again, no matter the cost.

      But Hacienda San Isidro is not the sanctuary she imagined.

      When Rodolfo returns to work in the capital, visions and voices invade Beatriz’s sleep. The weight of invisible eyes follows her every move. Rodolfo’s sister, Juana, scoffs at Beatriz’s fears—but why does she refuse to enter the house at night? Why does the cook burn copal incense at the edge of the kitchen and mark the doorway with strange symbols? What really happened to the first Doña Solórzano?

      Beatriz only knows two things for certain: Something is wrong with the hacienda. And no one there will save her.

      Desperate for help, she clings to the young priest, Padre Andrés, as an ally. No ordinary priest, Andrés will have to rely on his skills as a witch to fight off the malevolent presence haunting the hacienda and protect the woman for whom he feels a powerful, forbidden attraction. But even he might not be enough to battle the darkness.

      Far from a refuge, San Isidro may be Beatriz’s doom.

      Story Locale: Mexico
      Isabel Cañas is a Mexican-American speculative fiction writer. After having lived in Mexico, Scotland, Egypt, and Turkey, among other places, she has settled (for now) in New York City. She holds a doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and writes fiction inspired by her research and her heritage.

      Author Residence: New York, New York
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      “A thing of uncanny, chilling beauty. Hauntings, exorcisms, incantations, forbidden love — The Hacienda transports one to a world where love triumphs over demons.”
      The New York Times

      “A tale of romance, dread, and supernatural menace.“
      Harper’s Bazaar

      “[A] gothic tale of doomed love and vengeful spirits.”
      The Washington Post

      “[A] chilling Mexican gothic horror, full of suspense that will have you tethered to each page.” 

      “Looking for supernatural suspense, forbidden love and a history lesson set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence? Pick up The Hacienda.“

      “Don’t read this gothic horror right before bedtime, especially if you’re prone to nightmares.”
      Good Housekeeping

      “[A] dazzling debut….Yeah, this one will keep you up at night, muttering ’one last page.”
      E! News

      The Hacienda is a deliciously haunting novel that slithers into your mind and keeps you dreaming of it.”

      “After you read and enjoy Mexican Gothic, pick up this beautifully unsettling tale. Set in post-Independence War Mexico, this chilling suspense novel will leave you with chills as you follow the terrifying haunting at Hacienda San Isidro.”

      Pretty much the perfect Gothic novel… meaning it reads like a brilliant piece of historical fiction and a, ‘Okay, I’m gonna need to sleep with the lights on now,’ horror novel.”

      “The scary, atmospheric, gorgeous Gothic of my dreams.”
      Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs

      “Gothic terror at its best, layered with tension: class, religious, and sexual. You will be so immersed in its skillful storytelling that the hours will vanish.”
      Simone St. James, New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel

      “A haunted history, a gory gothic, a forbidden romance. This book kept me up at night, and it was worth every second of lost sleep.”
      —Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author of The Once and Future Witches

      “A hypnotic, sinister tale that is equal parts terrifying and luxurious. Cañas’s debut is a nightmare lined with velvet.”
      Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves

      The Hacienda is a perfect gothic and Cañas is not afraid to pull in the horror element. An impressive debut.”
      —Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author of Lightning in a Mirror

      “A haunting gorgeous tale of doomed love, vengeful spirits, and tortured faith that I could not put down.”
      S.A. Chakraborty, bestselling author of The Empire of Gold

      “Lush, sinister, and darkly romantic. The Hacienda is a haunting and brilliant debut.”
      Alexis Henderson, author of The Year of the Witching

      “Absolutely enthralling—I read it in one sitting because its vivid prose and spectacular twists and turns made it impossible to put down.”
      Genevieve Gornichec, bestselling author of The Witch’s Heart

      “As romantic as it is terrifying, The Hacienda is a lush, atmospheric read that never pulls any punches. Horror fans, fantasy fans, and romance fans will all find something to love here.”
      Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf

      “A stunning, spellbinding debut. The Hacienda is bone-chilling and gloriously gothic. Absolutely unmissable.”
      Rachel Harrison, author of The Return

      The Hacienda is a ghost story that also earns its place as literature. Cañas is a name to watch.”
      Daniel Abraham, co-author of The Expanse series

      “[A] spooky Gothic story full of supernatural flourishes.“

      ”Cañas clearly knows the genre, alternately deploying and subverting haunted house tropes. The result is a brilliant contribution to the new wave of postcolonial Gothics. Readers won’t want to miss this.“
      Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “Lush, beautiful, and completely deserving of the comparisons to Rebecca, The Hacienda is essential reading in the gothic revival.”

      ”[A] blend of horror and mystery with a gothic heart, complete with a heroine on the brink of madness, running into the night in fear. This chilling read exposes the rotting soul of colonialism and manages to be wildly entertaining while doing so.“
      Shelf Awareness

      “Debut gothic thrills appropriately billed for fans of Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s Mexican Gothic and Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer.”
      Library Journal

      “If you love the Gothic Horror genre but are keen to see a heroine with more agency and a story with plenty of bite, The Hacienda just might be what you’ve been looking for.”
      Mystery & Suspense

      “If you like gothic horror (creepy manors and the like), then you’ll love this highly anticipated thriller that takes place at a haunted hacienda.”

      “Reminiscent of both Jane Eyre and Carol Goodman’s The Widow’s House (2017), this can be offered to fans of Gothic suspense.”

      “As much a historical novel with an underlying political commentary as it is a thriller with a good mystery at its core.“
      Book Riot

      ”[A] remarkable blend of suspense, horror, romance and supernatural gothic….[A] magical combination, not only of genres and vivid character and story arcs, but of ideas - explorations of racism, oppression, power, resilience and resistance. It’ll also scare the pants off you, its lush, hypnotic prose causing you to stare into the shadows.“

      ”This gothic novel will pull you in with vivid language and drop you into a sinister world. Reminiscent of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier in its setup, this story is infused with a much darker horror….Cañas  has created engaging characters in Beatriz, Andrés, and, yes, the house, but beware of blood and supernatural violence. The pages turn quickly to a faultless, satisfying ending.“
      Historical Novel Society

      ”[T]his haunted and haunting novel is just the terrifying gothic debut you want to read tonight.“
      Ms. Magazine

      ”It is quietly hopeful - a satisfying tone to end on for what is otherwise a tense and electrifying story - and marks her as a serious writer to watch."
      The Harvard Crimson
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    9780593198766 Paperback FICTION / Family Life On Sale Date:May 17, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.28 x 7.93 x 1.01 in | 0.71 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:24 Berkley
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      A young woman arrives in Los Angeles determined to start over and discovers she doesn’t need to leave everything behind after all, from Abbi Waxman, USA Today bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

      When Laura Costello moves to Los Angeles, trying to escape an overprotective family and the haunting memories of a terrible accident, she doesn’t expect to be homeless after a week. (She’s pretty sure she didn’t start that fire — right?) She also doesn’t expect to find herself adopted by a rogue bookseller, installed in a lovely but completely illegal boardinghouse, or challenged to save a losing trivia team from ignominy…but that’s what happens. Add a regretful landlady, a gorgeous housemate and an ex-boyfriend determined to put himself back in the running and you’ll see why Laura isn’t really sure she’s cut out for this adulting thing. Luckily for her, her new friends Nina, Polly and Impossibly Handsome Bob aren’t sure either, but maybe if they put their heads (and hearts) together they’ll be able to make it work.

      Story Locale: Los Angeles, CA
      Abbi Waxman, the USA Today bestselling author of I Was Told It Would Get Easier, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill, Other People’s Houses, and The Garden of Small Beginnings, is a chocolate-loving, dog-loving woman who lives in Los Angeles and lies down as much as possible. She worked in advertising for many years, which is how she learned to write fiction. She has three daughters, three dogs, three cats, and one very patient husband.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA
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        Author Website: abbiwaxman.com

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    • Awards & Reviews

      “If you love quirky, heartfelt stories about interesting characters and starting over, then Adult Assembly Required by Abbi Waxman is definitely the book for you.“

      “Waxman’s quick-witted and pithy prose gives readers a fun take on ”Melrose Place,“ but instead of back-stabbing and bed-hopping there are trivia clubs and some old-fashioned will-they-or-won’t-they?”
      USA Today

      “Abbi Waxman explores the challenges of adulting in her warmhearted fifth novel, Adult Assembly Required. … With heart and humor, Waxman sensitively explores the challenges of leaving the nest while still loving your family, as well as learning to set clear boundaries and ask for help—sometimes in the same moment. …[A] witty, hopeful celebration of courage, community and spreading one’s wings.”
      Shelf Awareness, (starred review)

      “Waxman has a talent for creating familiar characters who are flawed in all the ways many of us are but didn’t know anyone else was…. Waxman nimbly describes the normality of anxiety, and readers can count on her to provide comfort and feel-good smiles. Readers of Emily Henry, Linda Holmes, and Beth O’Leary will be delighted.”

      “Abbi Waxman’s intrepid heroine has to find herself before she can find love in the heartwarming and hilarious Adult Assembly Required….the slow burn between Laura and Bob contributes to its witty, feel-good vibe. Fans of Waxman will recognize several of the wonderful supporting characters, and readers new to her work will want to pick up her backlist after devouring this delightful novel.”
      —Washington Independent Review of Books

      “Adult Assembly Required is charming, gratifying and engaging. I loved every single character and their eccentricities. It was like walking into a bar where everyone knows your name! The story puts you at ease from the first page reading about the obstacles Laura has to overcome. This story is beautifully light, fluid, witty, funny, with many deep conversations. Laura’s new close friends help her recover and find inner strength along the way, with a burgeoning romance with a handsome hunk at its core. Ms. Waxman’s delightful new story warmed my heart thoroughly. Adult Assembly Required is totally irresistible!”
      Romance Junkies

      Praise for I was Told It Would Get Easier

      “Known for her charming and comical novels, Abbi Waxman’s latest book stirs up all of the signature smiles and laughs.”
      Woman’s World

      “Waxman shines at creating characters that feel like best friends, inspiring compassion, laughs, and cheers, and fans of Katherine Center and Linda Holmes’ Evvie Drake Starts Over (2019) will adore this.”

      “Waxman expertly navigates the fraught shoals of college admissions in this spot-on tale…. Waxman’s alternating first-person narration from Jessica and Emily rings true, while a memorable supporting cast…provide excellent support…This sweet treat doesn’t require a college-bound child to enjoy, though anyone who has helped their offspring weather the admissions process will definitely appreciate this sharp send-up.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “Funny and insightful.”

      “We’re forever fans of Abbi Waxman’s sweet, witty, feel-good novels. Her latest, about a mother and daughter making college visits along the East Coast, is her best yet.”

      “An aptly and hilariously titled novel…Waxman again delivers with her signature wit and laugh-out-loud writing, offering us authentic characters who feel like people we’ve met and loved in our own lives — all while offering sly commentary on the roller coaster that is the college application process for parents and their college-hopefuls.”

      “This book’s strengths are the exploration of the mother-teen daughter dynamics and relationship and the author’s remarkable gift for realistic, witty dialog. VERDICT: Recommended for fans of mother-daughter fiction with both lighthearted and serious moments.”
      Library Journal

      “Abbi Waxman’s warm, quippy novels explore familial dynamics with sarcastic wit and plenty of heart…. Being a teenager—or parenting one—is tricky territory, but Waxman steers her characters through it with compassion, snappy dialogue and the right dose of zany humor. Things may (or may not) get easier for the Burnstein women, but the ride, literal and otherwise, is highly enjoyable.”
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      Praise for The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

      “Move over on the settee, Jane Austen. You’ve met your modern-day match in Abbi Waxman. Bitingly funny, relatable and intelligent, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a must for anyone who loves to read.”
      Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of Life and Other Inconveniences

      “Meet our bookish millennial heroine—a modern-day Elizabeth Bennet, if you will… Waxman’s wit and wry humor stand out.”
      The Washington Post

      “Abbi Waxman offers up a quirky, eccentric romance that will charm any bookworm…. For anyone who’s ever wondered if their greatest romance might come between the pages of books they read, Waxman offers a heartwarming tribute to that possibility.”
      Entertainment Weekly

       “It’s a shame The Bookish Life of Nina Hill only lasts 350 pages, because I wanted to be friends with Nina for far longer.”

      “I hope you’re in the mood to be downright delighted, because that’s the state you’ll find yourself in after reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.”

      The Bookish Life of Nina Hill will put a smile on your face the entire time you’re reading it. It’s a light, fun summer read with a cast of colorful and lovable characters that you wish were real and that you had on your trivia team. This book is the perfect beach read or pick-me-up for a cloudy day.”

      “[A] quirky, sweet story.”
      Woman’s World

      “In this love letter to book nerds, Waxman introduces the extraordinary introvert Nina Hill…. With witty dialogue and a running sarcastic inner monologue, Waxman brings Nina to vibrant life as she upends her introverted routine and becomes part of the family. Fans of Jojo Moyes will love this.”
      Publishers Weekly

      “Waxman has created a thoroughly engaging character in this bookish, contemplative, set-in-her ways woman. Be prepared to chuckle.”
      Kirkus (starred review)

      “Book nerds will feel strong kinship with the engaging, introverted Nina Hill, who works in a bookstore, plays pub trivia, and loves office supplies… Readers will be captivated by Nina’s droll sense of humor.”
      Booklist (starred review)

      “…charming and relatable for any introvert who would rather pass time with fictional characters than people, but will rise to the occasion with the right support.”

      “Book lovers will absolutely relate to the central character in Abbi Waxman’s third novel.”
      O, The Oprah Magazine

      “If you relate to staying in and JOMO (joy of missing out), you’ll relate to Nina.”

      “This novel is filled with characters you’ll love and wish you lived next door to in real life.”
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    Such Big Dreams A Novel Reema Patel Canada
    9780771073717 Paperback FICTION / Coming of Age On Sale Date:May 10, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.51 x 8.25 x 1 in | 0.92 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:24 McClelland & Stewart
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      A savvy former street child working at a human rights law office in Mumbai fights for redemption and a chance to live life on her own terms in this fresh, propulsive debut novel about fortune and survival. Named a Loan Stars Top Ten Pick, a CBC Canadian Fiction title to watch, one of Audible’s Best Debuts of 2022, and an Amazon Best Book of 2022.

      Rakhi is a twenty-three-year-old former street child haunted by the grisly aftermath of an incident that led her to lose her best friend eleven years ago. Constantly reminded she doesn’t belong, Rakhi lives alone in a Mumbai slum, working as a lowly office assistant at Justice For All, a struggling human rights law office headed by the renowned lawyer who gave her a fresh start. 

      Fiercely intelligent and in possession of a sharp wit and an even sharper tongue, Rakhi is nobody’s fool, even if she is underestimated by everyone around her. Rakhi’s life isn’t much, but she’s managing. That is until a fading former Bollywood starlet tries to edge her way back into the spotlight by becoming a celebrity ambassador for Justice For All. Steering the organization into uncharted territories, she demands an internship for her young Canadian family friend, Alex, a Harvard-bound graduate student. Ambitious, persistent, and naive, Alex persuades Rakhi to show him “the real” India. In exchange, he’ll do something to further Rakhi’s dreams in a transaction that seems harmless, at first.  

      As old guilt and new aspirations collide, everything Rakhi once knew to be true is set ablaze. And as the stakes mount, she will come face to face with the difficult choices and moral compromises that people are prepared to make in order to survive, no matter the costs. Reema Patel’s transportive debut novel offers a moving, smart, and arrestingly funny look at the cost of ambition and power in reclaiming one’s story.
      REEMA PATEL holds a B.A. from McGill University and a J.D. from the University of Windsor. After working in Mumbai in the youth non-profit sector and in human rights advocacy, she has spent the last ten years working in provincial and municipal government. Such Big Dreams is her first novel, and an excerpt from the novel won the Penguin Random House Student Award for Fiction at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. She lives in Toronto, where she currently works as a lawyer. 

      Author Residence: Toronto, ON

      Author Hometown: Toronto, ON
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      “Riveting…With a captivating arc and solid character development, the story highlights the impact of greed in a poverty-stricken Mumbai. It’s a powerful debut.”
      —Publisher’s Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)

      “Such Big Dreams charts the ambitions, disappointments, and dreams of two people who are improbably thrust together as they try to find their way in—and make their mark on—a bustling Mumbai that’s indifferent to their struggles. Unflinching and unsentimental, yet written with compassion and insight, Such Big Dreams is a richly textured and powerful novel that, like Mumbai itself, pulsates with humanity. Reema Patel is a writer to watch. I absolutely loved this book.”  
      —Bianca Marais, author of Hum If You Don’t Know the Words and If You Want to Make God Laugh

      “From the very first page, Such Big Dreams grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. Reema Patel’s prose jumps with energy, plunging the reader into a page-turner of a story that doesn’t shy away from exploring hard and painful truths about the way people navigate the systemic conditions of society. With assured writing, Patel explores themes ranging from societal elitism to the nuances of interpersonal betrayal and never loses sight of pacing. Visceral and kinetic, Such Big Dreams is a splash of a debut.” 
      —Zalika Reid-Benta, author of Frying Plantain

      “Mumbai has inspired many great novels about the city, and now we can add Reema Patel’s Such Big Dreams to that list. Her portrayal of Mumbai is fresh and vivid and personal, in part because of the novel’s charming and perceptive narrator, Rakhi, whose daily life straddles the city’s distinct social and economic classes and geographies. I left the book with a sigh of regret, feeling already the loss of Rakhi and the gift of Patel’s Mumbai.” 
      —Shyam Selvadurai, author of Funny Boy

      “An astonishingly gifted storyteller, Reema Patel writes with a confidence, insight, and skill that belies her status as a debut novelist. Such Big Dreams is a book that examines how we treat society’s most vulnerable, and leaves us questioning our own perception of the ideas of freedom, safety, charity, and humanity—but it’s also a gripping and emotional story of a young woman who is fighting to live her life on her own terms. A smart, haunting, compulsively readable novel with a tightly woven plot and an unforgettable narrator, Such Big Dreams is a novel you’ll want to simultaneously race through at breakneck speed, and slow down to savour every word.” 
      —Amy Jones, author of We’re All in This Together and Every Little Piece of Me

      “An appealing debut…. Cynical, street-smart Rakhi is… a sharply drawn protagonist [who] gives this novel power and zest.”
      —Kirkus Reviews
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    The Island Adrian McKinty
    9780316540544 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:May 17, 2022
    $24.00 CAD 6 x 9.2 x 1.25 in | 0.99 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown and Company
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      A "brilliant and relentless" new thriller from the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Chain (Don Winslow).

      "Unrelenting suspense." —Stephen King

      “Extraordinary.” T. J. Newman, New York Times bestselling author of Falling

      "You'll never go on vacation the same way again." —Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of City On Fire




      After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together, but once they’re deep in the Australian outback, the jet-lagged and exhausted kids are so over their new mom.

      When they discover remote Dutch Island, off-limits to outside visitors, the family talks their way onto the ferry, taking a chance on an adventure far from the reach of iPhones and Instagram.

      But as soon as they set foot on the island, which is run by a tightly knit clan of locals, everything feels wrong. Then a shocking accident propels the Baxters from an unsettling situation into an absolute nightmare.

      When Heather and the kids are separated from Tom, they are forced to escape alone, seconds ahead of their pursuers.

      Now it’s up to Heather to save herself and the kids, even though they don’t trust her, the harsh bushland is filled with danger, and the locals want her dead.

      Heather has been underestimated her entire life, but she knows that only she can bring her family home again and become the mother the children desperately need, even if it means doing the unthinkable to keep them all alive.


      “Gripping and unpredictable. No one does high-stakes tension like McKinty . . . Prepare to be hooked.” —Sarah Pearse

      “A haunting masterpiece.” Steve Cavanagh

      “McKinty has written another irresistible and pulse-pounding thriller about the surprising places evil hides and just how far we’ll go for those we love.” —Karin Slaughter

      Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He studied philosophy at Oxford University before moving to Australia and to New York. He is the author of more than a dozen crime novels, including the Dagger and Edgar-award nominated debut Dead I Well May Be, the critically acclaimed Sean Duffy series, and the award-winning standalone thriller The Chain, which was a New York Times and #1 international bestseller. McKinty’s books have been translated into over 30 languages and he has won the Edgar Award, the International Thriller Writers Award, the Ned Kelly Award (3 times), the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Macavity Award, and the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award.
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      "Unrelenting suspense. It reminded me a little of Jaws."—Stephen King
      “This summer’s major literary thrill ride…. Adrian McKinty is a master.”—USA Today
      "One of this summer's best standalone thrillers."
      The Boston Globe
      "Thriller fans, think nothing can shock you anymore? Check out The Island. It’s an adrenaline rush from beginning to end."—Reader's Digest
      "A tense, adrenaline-fueled thriller."—Time Magazine
      “The locals aren’t always friendly in vacation hot spots, but on the closed-to-the-public island Tom sneaks his family in to for fun, they’re out to kill. Maybe Disney World next time?”
      "What a shock it was to discover how deeply invested I became in the fate of the characters of The Island, a propulsive, insane story, about an all-out struggle for survival between an Australian family and a group of American interlopers. . . . Heather, who starts as a clueless young bride who expects her older husband to take care of her and has no love for his children, becomes not just a Charlize Theron-worthy badass but also a great stepmother who helps two damaged kids come into their own.”
      The New York Times Book Review
      "Deliverance meets The Road Warrior in this harrowing survival thriller . . . McKinty is a master of suspense."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
      “Expertly choreographed and breathlessly exciting . . . both the peril and the family are like no other. The Chain was McKinty’s breakthrough novel and this one could be every bit as big.”—Booklist (starred review)
      “Wow, this book left me breathless and on the edge of my seat from the very first page—this is thriller writing of a high order. Gripping and unpredictable, prepare to be hooked and pumped full of adrenaline as McKinty deftly weaves a compulsively readable plot with characters that you are rooting for. No one does high- stakes tension like McKinty. Put The Island at the top of your TBR—you won’t regret it.”
      Sarah Pearse, New York Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium
      “Heart-stoppingly tense and unpredictable, The Island twists a family vacation to a nightmarish breaking point. Adrian McKinty has written another irresistible and pulse-pounding thriller about the surprising places evil hides and just how far we’ll go for those we love.”
      Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her
      "The action is frenetic and relentless . . . entirely satisfying if you’re looking for a reliable nightmare or two.”—Toronto Star
      "An exciting thriller that... pulls readers compulsively onward."—Kirkus Reviews
      "McKinty delivers another skillful, blade-sharp page-turner."
      James Swallow, bestselling author of Nomad
      "A pulsating, nerve-shredding thriller. I loved it!"
      M. J. Arlidge, bestselling author of Eeny Meeny
      Praise for the instant New York Times bestseller The Chain
      "McKinty hangs on to his wit and literacy even under duress...Beneath its surface of high-speed thrills, The Chain is clearly the work of the philosophical thinker McKinty has always been."—Janet Maslin, New York Times
      "The pace quickens and the tension builds whenever the mother and daughter appear in a scene. In the end, what makes The Chain so frightening - and why it works so well as a thriller - is that all of Rachel's actions remain completely relatable, even as she whipsaws between terror and determination, morphing from victim to perpetrator."—Tina Jordan, The New York Times
      "This is more than nail-biting; think cuticle-shredding."—Bethanne Patrick, The Washington Post
      "A chilling, diabolical page-turner you'll want to savor."—People Magazine, Book of the Week
      "Thrillers... don't get much more psychologically rich than The Chain." David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly
      "This nightmarish story is incredibly propulsive and original. You won't shake it for a long time."—Stephen King
      "You have never read anything quite like The Chain and you will never be able to forget it. Brilliant. Beautifully written. A masterpiece of tension. The Chain scared the hell out of me but I could not put it down! I raced to the end of the book and then went back to see how Adrian McKinty pulled it all off. The Chain belongs in the elite company of world-class thrillers like Gone Girl and The Silence of the Lambs. This is nothing short of JAWS for parents."—Don Winslow, New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel and The Force
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    9781487001193 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:May 03, 2022
    $32.99 CAD 5.25 x 8 in | 0.52 kg | 400 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y House of Anansi Press
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      From the celebrated author of February and Caught comes an exhilarating new novel that asks: What makes a family? How does it shape us? And can we ever really choose who we love?

      As the snowstorm of the century rages, twenty-one-year-old Xavier is beaten and stabbed in a vicious attack. His mother, Jules, must fight her way through the shuttered streets of St. John’s to reach the hospital where Xavier lies unconscious. When a video of the attack surfaces, Jules struggles to make sense of what she sees in the footage — and of what she can’t quite make out.

      While Xavier’s story unfolds, so, too, do the stories that brought him there. Here, across families and generations, are stories of mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers; of children cared for, neglected, lost, and re-found; of selfless generosity and reluctant debt. Above all, Moore, in the inimitable largesse of her art, paints a shimmering portrait of the sacrifice, pain, and wild joy of loving.

      A tour de force of storytelling and craft, This Is How We Love brings us a cast of characters so rich and true they could only have been written by Lisa Moore.


      LISA MOORE is the acclaimed author of the novels CaughtFebruary, and Alligator; the story collections Open and Something for Everyone; and the young-adult novel Flannery. Her books have won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and CBC’s Canada Reads, been finalists for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Moore is also the co-librettist, along with Laura Kaminsky, of the opera February, based on her novel of the same name. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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      Using her careful prose like a trowel ... Moore analyzes the fundamental connection between the ways we love and the stories we hold, tell, and repeat.

      The sentences astonish in thrashing staccato form, unearthing one insight and backstory after the next, memories recounted from different perspectives, the snowstorm all the while never letting up … Such is the power of Moore’s writing.

      You will want to read This is How We Love in one sitting. Why? Because it won’t leave you alone. The characters live with you and in you and will remain long after you have read the last page.

      Moore is at her strongest when she writes about ineffable bonds in all their forms, bringing to mind works by Anne Enright and Deborah Levy, both of whom have used family as a device to interrogate women’s hidden lives and desires. Nuanced and heartfelt, This Is How We Love ranks among Moore’s best.

      As ever, there’s real verve and volume to Moore's writing, with all characters viewed from different angles, as they observe and lure and refract against each other at different times and in different approaches knit together to show ‘This is How We Love.’

      A masterful book that goes boldly into our most tightly held anxieties, fears, and longings about who and how we love, This is How We Love is an unmissable read.

      A haunting novel about the complexity of relationships, which can be both mazes of hopelessness and sources of wild joy.

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