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    The House Across the Lake A Novel Riley Sager
    9780593183199 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:June 21, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.21 x 9.28 x 1.22 in | 1.21 lb | 368 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Dutton
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      The New York Times bestselling author of Final Girls and Survive the Night is back with his “best plot twist yet.” (People, ”Best Summer Books")

      Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her family’s lake house in Vermont. Armed with a pair of binoculars and several bottles of bourbon, she passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple living in the house across the lake. They make for good viewing—a tech innovator, Tom is powerful; and a former model, Katherine is gorgeous.

      One day on the lake, Casey saves Katherine from drowning, and the two strike up a budding friendship. But the more they get to know each other—and the longer Casey watches—it becomes clear that Katherine and Tom’s marriage isn’t as perfect as it appears. When Katherine suddenly vanishes, Casey immediately suspects Tom of foul play. What she doesn’t realize is that there’s more to the story than meets the eye—and that shocking secrets can lurk beneath the most placid of surfaces.

      Packed with sharp characters, psychological suspense, and gasp-worthy plot twists, Riley Sager’s The House Across the Lake is the ultimate escapist read…no lake house required.
      Riley Sager is the pen name of a former journalist from Princeton, New Jersey. His first novel, Final Girls, was a national and international bestseller that has been published in more than two dozen countries and won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel. Sager’s subsequent novels The Last Time I Lied, Lock Every Door, Home Before Dark, which received the Crimson Scribe Award by Suspense Magazine, and, most recently, Survive the Night were New York Times bestsellers. His sixth novel, The House Across the Lake, is forthcoming in Summer 2022.

      Author Residence: Princeton, NJ
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      “Sager’s best plot twist yet.”
      People, "Best Summer Books"

      “Pure escape. . . . A voyeuristic page-turner. After I read it, I dove for more Sager: luckily he has five others, bestsellers all.”
      The Boston Globe, “Ten Thrillers to Read on Your Summer Vacation”

      “The tale takes a series of weird turns, morphing into a cross between Silence of the Lambs and The Exorcist… As with Sager’s first five thrillers, the characters are well drawn and the prose is first rate.”
      Associated Press

      “It's a familiar psychological thriller structure – until everything changes. . . . A page-turning climax.”
      —USA Today

      “The thrills and chills are all present and accounted for in this tale.”
      —E! News

      The House Across the Lake reads like a psychological thriller version of The Great Gatsby, featuring binoculars for more accurate across-the-lake spying, smaller gatherings for a shorter list of suspects, and a truly bat**** twist for more satisfying consumption. So basically The Great Gatsby, but better. I know, them’s fightin words.”

      “A suspense novel brimming with twists and turns.”

      “Riley Sager is a master of the art of the thriller.”
      —Shondaland, "The Best Books for June 2022"

      “A classic tale brimming with Hitchcockian suspense.”
      —BookTrib, "Put These 12 Summer Reads in Your Beach Bag"

      "Highly entertaining.... Sager keeps the Rear Window-esque plot of The House Across the Lake focused keenly on believable characters who may not always be likable but who readers will care deeply about…a deliciously eerie plot."
      South Florida Sun Sentinel

      "The House Across the Lake is the work of a master storyteller. A Hitchcockian premise is given an exciting new spin, as voyeurism, murder, and the lies we tell ourselves about our nearest and dearest spiral out of control in this gripping mystery, where nothing is what it seems. I had a thrilling time reading this. An unputdownable page-turner."
      —Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens

      “Riley Sager is an auto-buy for me, and his latest propulsive thriller, The House Across The Lake, may just be my favorite of his yet. With his characteristic mix of dynamic characters and riveting plot twists, Sager will keep you turning the pages in his foray into secrets, grief, revenge, and love.”
      Laura Dave, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me

      "The House Across the Lake pulls you under on the first page and doesn’t let you come up for air. With fascinating characters, a suffocating setting, and an intriguing premise, Riley Sager relentlessly turns up the tension on every page. Good luck putting this book down."
      Simone St. James, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Cold Cases

      "For a fresh and twisty take on Rear Window, just add water: The House Across the Lake is a propulsive, tautly-plotted and atmospheric thriller with a vividly drawn cast of compelling characters and a final what-just-happened twist that will have you reeling. Loved it!"
      —Ellery Lloyd, internationally bestselling author of The Club

      "[An] outstanding novel of suspense.... Sager brilliantly misdirects readers while playing fair with them. Newcomers and fans both will be eager to see what he pulls off in his next book.”
      —Publishers Weekly (starred)

      “Sager is the literary equivalent of a master chef, using a deft hand to configure tasty ingredients…then adding a generous pinch of pulp and a delicious surprise at the end. The result is an addictive beach read that fans will devour in one sitting and leave feeling thoroughly sated.”
      BookPage (starred)

      "A highly entertaining read."

      “Sager is terrific at creating suspense within a confined, sometimes claustrophobic setting…Fans of stories that keep the heart pounding and the mind engaged will enjoy this one. . . . One of the genre's most entertaining authors.”

      “The atmosphere Sager writes is delightfully claustrophobic and the twists surprising while still being plausible.”

      “Casey as the unreliable narrator mixed with suspicious neighbors, supernatural undertones, and multiple blindsiding twists, means Sager (Survive the Night) has written another winner."
      —Library Journal

      “Go into the book blind for a full experience. The clues are definitely there for you to piece together but I was still surprised. You will be questioning everyone and everything, making this book such a fun read.”
      Mystery and Suspense

      “Sager (Final Girls) offers consistent twists and turns—including one very surprising one—that’ll keep you flipping pages until the end."
      —New Jersey Monthly

      "This relentless thriller pulls you in and never lets go before leaving your head spinning with some jaw-dropping revelations and plot twists that only a master of the genre can conceive."

      “Reader…before you think you know what’s going on, know that you’re wrong. The thing you think that happened? It didn’t. Your second guess? Also wrong. Your third will be wrong as well.”
      The Big Thrill

      "Rear Window gets a jaw-dropping twist in this tense, daring and utterly propulsive thriller. If you’re not already reading Riley Sager, you’re missing out."
      Catherine Ryan Howard, #1 Irish bestselling author of 56 Days

      "Brilliantly written with a dark and clever twist on a well-worn trope, and as for that ending...?! What a fun book. I devoured it!"
      Susi Holliday, author of The Last Resort

      “The plot is packed with twists.”
      —First For Women
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    The Aerialists Katie Munnik Canada
    9780008473198 Hardcover FICTION / Historical Publication Date:June 07, 2022
    $34.99 CAD 159 x 227 x 34 mm | 560 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y The Borough Press
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      Paris, 1891 Laura is living on the streets, far from the American Prairies where she was born. When rescued by the entrancing aerialists, Ena and Auguste Gaudron, she soon finds herself ensconced in the family hot air balloon business, and offered the chance to learn how to fly.

      Cardiff, 1896 The Gaudrons accept an invitation to be part of the Cardiff Fine Art, Industrial and Maritime Exhibition, presenting a daring show of balloon ascents and parachute descents.

      Then late one night, a young girl, Grace, knocks on the Gaudrons’ door. She is desperate to fly, whatever the cost.
      As Grace’s dreams begin to take wing, can Laura be the one to keep her grounded? Or will both girls risk it all for one dazzling moment of flight?

      ‘A heady and stylish read that had me swept away from the first page. Munnik has captured a fascinating world of daring with both beauty and heart’ MAHSUDA SNAITH

      ‘Vivid and meticulous, Katie Munnik’s The Aerialists captures the tangled desires of people living on the thin air of their own daring – a glorious vision of a time, a place, a welter of human manipulations and hopes, and ultimately, their tragic effects. A really fine read’ JOAN BARFOOT

      ‘Based on a true story, this rich novel will capture your imagination’ BEST magazine


      KATIE MUNNIK is a Canadian writer living in Cardiff. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers in Toronto, Canada, and her first novel, The Heart Beats in Secret was a USA Today bestseller. The Aerialists is her second novel.

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      ‘A heady and stylish read that had me swept away from the first page. Munnik has captured a fascinating world of daring with both beauty and heart’ MAHSUDA SNAITH

      ‘Vivid and meticulous, Katie Munnik’s The Aerialists captures the tangled desires of people living on the thin air of their own daring – a glorious vision of a time, a place, a welter of human manipulations and hopes, and ultimately, their tragic effects. A really fine read’ JOAN BARFOOT

      ‘Based on a true story, this rich novel will capture your imagination’ BEST magazine

      ‘Munnik movingly conveys the fragility of the real Louisa’s life and afterlife’ Historical Novel Society

      ‘Exquisite’ Woman’s Own

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    9780733644696 Paperback FICTION / Historical On Sale Date:December 06, 2022
    $17.99 CAD 5 x 7.75 x 1.1 in | 0.69 lb | 448 pages Carton Quantity:27 Canadian Rights: Y Hachette Australia
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      It's 1982 in Australia. THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER is a box office hit and Paul Hogan is on the TV.

      In a seaside suburb, housewife Theresa takes up swimming. She wants to get fit; she also wants a few precious minutes to herself. So at sunrise each day she strikes out past the waves.

      From the same beach, the widowed Marie swims. With her husband gone, bathing is the one constant in her new life.

      After finding herself in a desperate situation, 25-year-old Leanne only has herself to rely on. She became a nurse to help others, even as she resists help herself.

      Elaine has recently moved from England. Far from home and without her adult sons, her closest friend is a gin bottle.

      In the waters of Shelly Bay, these four women find each other. They will survive bluebottle stings and heartbreak; they will laugh so hard they swallow water, and they will plunge their tears into the ocean's salt. They will find solace and companionship, and learn that love takes many forms.

      Most of all, they will cherish their friendship, each and every day.

      'A tender, heartwarming read' New Idea

      'An upbeat story about suburban life and female solidarity' Spectrum

      'A delightful novel about the power of female friendship' Sunday Age

      'Reading this book was like snuggling beneath a warm beach towel after a bracing dip in the ocean.' - JOANNA NELL


      'Tender, intimate, heartwarming, fulfilling and Australian as a lamb roast and full-bodied shiraz' The Australian Women's Weekly

      Sophie Green is an author and publisher who lives in Sydney. She has written several fiction and non-fiction books, some under other names. In her spare time she writes about country music on her website, Sunburnt Country Music. She has been practising yoga since 1993 and teaching since 2002. Sophie's debut novel, THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE FAIRVALE LADIES BOOK CLUB, was a Top Ten bestseller and was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards for General Fiction Book of the Year 2018, and longlisted for both the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year 2018 and the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction 2018. Sophie Green is internationally published and THE SHELLY BAY LADIES SWIMMING CIRCLE, THURSDAYS AT ORANGE BLOSSOM HOUSE and THE BELLBIRD RIVER COUNTRY CHOIR were also Top Ten bestsellers.
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    Last Call at the Nightingale A Mystery Katharine Schellman
    9781250831828 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:June 07, 2022 Print Run:40000
    $36.99 CAD 6.12 x 9.25 x 1 in | 450 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Minotaur Books
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      First in a captivating Jazz age mystery series from author Katharine Schellman, Last Call at the Nightingale beckons readers into a darkly glamorous speakeasy where music, liquor, and secrets flow.

      "Schellman is at the top of her craft and delivers a murder mystery with clever twists and turns and memorable personalities."—Denny S. Bryce, Bestselling Author of Wild Women and the Blues

      New York, 1924. Vivian Kelly's days are filled with drudgery, from the tenement lodging she shares with her sister to the dress shop where she sews for hours every day.

      But at night, she escapes to The Nightingale, an underground dance hall where illegal liquor flows and the band plays the Charleston with reckless excitement. With a bartender willing to slip her a free glass of champagne and friends who know the owner, Vivian can lose herself in the music. No one asks where she came from or how much money she has. No one bats an eye if she flirts with men or women as long as she can keep up on the dance floor. At The Nightingale, Vivian forgets the dangers of Prohibition-era New York and finds a place that feels like home.

      But then she discovers a body behind the club, and those dangers come knocking.

      Caught in a police raid at the Nightingale, Vivian discovers that the dead man wasn't the nameless bootlegger he first appeared. With too many people assuming she knows more about the crime than she does, Vivian finds herself caught between the dangers of the New York's underground and the world of the city's wealthy and careless, where money can hide any sin and the lives of the poor are considered disposable...including Vivian's own.

      KATHARINE SCHELLMAN is a former actor, one-time political consultant, and current writer. Her debut novel, The Body in the Garden, was a Suspense Magazine Best Book of 2020 and led to her being named one of BookPage’s 16 Women to Watch. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, Katharine currently lives and writes in the mountains of Virginia in the company of her husband, children, and the many houseplants she keeps accidentally murdering.
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      Library Journal Best Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed

      A Library Journal "Best Crime Fiction of 2022"
      A Publishers Weekly Mystery/Thriller Summer Reads 2022 Pick
      One of Goodreads' 2022 "Spring's Most Anticipated New Mysteries"
      One of BookPage's "Four Best June Mysteries"
      A Bustle "Most Anticipated Book of June 2022"
      A Virginia Living "Notable Spring Book"

      A GO Magazine "Slide Into Spring and Summer with these Fabulously Gay Reads"

      "Fizzy . . . Vivian is a terrific character, plucky and resourceful, determined to choreograph a different life for herself."—New York Times Book Review

      "Excellent . . . Vivian proves to be a most imaginative sleuth. Readers will eagerly await her return."—Publishers Weekly (Starred)

      "The well-developed supporting cast is diverse in race gender, and sexuality, and the suspense will keep readers guessing until the end."—BookPage (Starred)

      "A compelling, atmospheric series debut. Schellman expertly creates a strong sense of pace, introducing a nightclub as a world where people of different races, classes, and sexual orientations can come together."—Library Journal

      "A Jazz Age murder thrusts a good-time girl into the uncomfortable role of secret shamus . . . A colorful period crime yarn with a heroine with rooting for."—Kirkus Reviews

      "Readers will love Last Call at the Nightingale for its twisting plot, its flair for historical detail and its inclusive cast of appealing characters. Don't look away, as the surprises keep coming until the final page."—Shelf Awareness

      “One of the pleasures of Last Call at the Nightingale is how the city thrusts the characters together, across the socioeconomic spectrum and racial and ethnic divides . . . the Nightingale is a world unto itself.”—BookTrib

      “[Schellman] touches on issues of segregation, poverty, and class divides with a deft hand that leaves plenty of room for a very satisfying murder mystery with a great deal of heart.”—Mystery & Suspense

      "This debut from Katharine Schellman is as thrilling as it gets. For any fans of mystery looking for a new spin on a beloved genre, here’s your next great summer read."—BuzzFeed Books

      "As with the Nightingale club, the mystery plot crosses lines of class, gender, and ethnicity. This novel plays with our expectations and keeps our attention on every fast-moving page. Highly recommended."—Historical Novels Review

      "Schellman has thoroughly researched the people and the mores of the period, and skillfully uses characters of different sexes and races that the reader slowly determines. Subtle, blatant, the book begs the question: 'When’s the next one?'"—Lavender Magazine

      "Last Call at the Nightingale is a sexy, fun romp through the Jazz Age. With a well-plotted mystery and applause-worthy female characters, readers will soak up this spellbinding read."—Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment and The Bookseller's Secret

      "This sharply paced, queer murder mystery, set in 1920s New York City, offers equal amounts of atmosphere, danger, and crime-solving. Schellman is at the top of her craft and delivers a murder mystery with clever twists and turns and memorable personalities."—Denny S. Bryce, Bestselling Author of Wild Women and the Blues

      "Complete with speakeasies, mobsters, and an unflappable flapper as its heroine, this is a book that should be savored with a glass of bootleg gin in one hand and a 78 of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five on the gramophone."—Allison Montclair, author of The Right Sort of Man

      "Brimming with Jazz Age atmosphere, suspense, and a cast of engaging characters. Vivian is smart and gutsy, a character you’ll root for. I’m already looking forward to her next adventure!"—Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames and Electra McDonnell series

      "Original, bold, and sexy. This delicious mystery takes you to the Nightingale, a club where people can be who they really are, but everyone has secrets. Dirty doings among New York's elite, family drama, and more than one love story make for a fantastic start to a great new series."—Mariah Fredericks, author of the Jane Prescott series

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    Wash Day Diaries Jamila Rowser, Robyn Smith
    9781797205458 Paperback COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / General On Sale Date:July 05, 2022 Print Run:7500
    $28.95 CAD 6 x 8.5 x 0.8 in | 530 gr | 192 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Chronicle Books
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      From writer Jamila Rowser and artist Robyn Smith comes a captivating graphic novel love letter to the beauty and endurance of Black women, their friendships, and their hair.

      Wash Day Diaries tells the story of four best friends—Kim, Tanisha, Davene, and Cookie—through five connected short story comics that follow these young women through the ups and downs of their daily lives in the Bronx.

      The book takes its title from the wash day experience shared by Black women everywhere of setting aside all plans and responsibilities for a full day of washing, conditioning, and nourishing their hair. Each short story uses hair routines as a window into these four characters' everyday lives and how they care for each other.

      Jamila Rowser and Robyn Smith originally kickstarted their critically acclaimed, award-winning slice of life mini comic, Wash Day, inspired by Rowser's own wash day ritual and their shared desire to see more comics featuring the daily lived experiences of young Black women. Wash Day Diaries includes an updated, full color version of this original comic—which follows Kim, a 26-year-old woman living in the Bronx—as the book's first chapter and expands into a graphic novel with short stories about these vibrant and relatable new characters.

      In expanding the story of Kim and her friends, the authors pay tribute to Black sisterhood through portraits of shared, yet deeply personal experiences of Black hair care. From self-care to spilling the tea at an hours-long salon appointment to healing family rifts, the stories are brought to life through beautifully drawn characters and different color palettes reflecting the mood in each story.

      At times touching, quiet, triumphant, and laugh out loud funny, the stories of Wash Day Diaries pay a loving tribute to Black joy and the resilience of Black women.
      Jamila Rowser is a Black, Puerto Rican, and Dominican award-winning writer who enjoys creating comics for Black women. She also publishes comics by and for women of color and non-binary people of color through Black Josei Press. Jamila was featured, along with Robyn Smith, in Adweek's 2021 Creative 100 as a creator to follow. Jamila lives in Miami but reps the Bronx. You can find her detangling her hair, reading manga, and doting on her two cats Sage and Sapphire.

      Robyn Smith is a Jamaican cartoonist known for illustrating DC Comics' Nubia: Real One (written by L.L. McKinney) and her mini-comic The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town. She has an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies and has worked on comics for College Humor and The Nib. She loves cake and cats and holds onto dreams of returning home to the ocean.
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      "I love when a graphic novel uses colours as a statement, and this one certainly does. Great artwork alongside a great storyline."


      "At its core, this graphic novel is a story about four beautiful, strong black women and their friendship. Within the framework of hair wash day, we see each character dealing with her own issues, from work and relationships to mental health struggles."

      -Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune

      "With a gorgeous illustration style, memorable characters, and a seamless blend of humor and heart, it feels like a warm hug in graphic novel form."


      "Wash Day Diaries is both whimsical and incredibly real. It is as refreshing and restorative a narrative for the soul as a wash day is to your hair. One of my favorite reads of the last year - I think this team is unstoppable, and the new voice of slice of life comics."Â

      -Vita Ayala (New Mutants, The Wilds)

      "Wash Day Diaries uses interwoven short stories on each character's hair routines as analogies to their daily life, showing how the process of caring for their hair sparks joy."

      -The Week

      "Smith’s charming and inviting art invites comic book readers old and new to lose themself in this joyful and touching celebration of Black joy and sisterhood that cements the duo of Rowser and Smith as one of comics most powerful creative teams."


      "A loving tribute to Black women and their community with a humorous day in the life graphic novel."

      - Cultured Vultures

      Starred Review "The motif of wash day- as the women wash their own hair and others’, go to the salon, and get braids-invites the reader into the rhythm of their lives, with welcome inclusivity of queer romance, as well as non romantic story lines. This subtle but heartwarming homage to friendship, feminism, and reconciliation sings."

      -Publishers Weekly

      "Wash Day Diaries is the kind of thoughtful and engaging slice of life comic we rarely get in US publishing, and it feels even more vital and unique for that reason. Rowser and Smith are an unbelievable creative force and this book proves that they’re one to be reckoned with."

      - Nerdist

      "Jamila Rowser and artist Robyn Smith’s beautiful graphic novel is a heartwarming celebration and tribute to life, friendships, and Black hair."

      - Apartment Therapy

      "A graphic novel love letter to Black women’s friendships and hair...each story features a unique color palette to reflect the protagonist and mood."


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    Dele Weds Destiny A novel Tomi Obaro
    9780593320297 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:June 28, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.65 x 9.55 x 0.95 in | 1.14 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:12 Knopf
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      The story of three once-inseparable college friends in Nigeria who reunite in Lagos for the first time in thirty years—a sparkling novel about the extraordinary resilience of female friendship.

      “A story rendered with so much heart.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, best-selling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones and the Six

      Funmi, Enitan, and Zainab first meet at university in Nigeria and become friends for life despite their differences. Funmi is beautiful, brash, and determined; Enitan is homely and eager, seeking escape from her single mother’s smothering and needy love; Zainab is elegant and reserved, raised by her father’s first two wives after her mother’s death in childbirth.

      Their friendship is complicated but enduring, and over the course of the novel, the reader learns about their loves and losses. How Funmi stole Zainab’s boyfriend and became pregnant, only to have an abortion and lose the boyfriend to police violence. How Enitan was seduced by an American Peace Corps volunteer, the only one who ever really saw her, but is culturally so different from him—a Connecticut WASP—that raising their daughter together put them at odds. How Zainab fell in love with her teacher, a friend of her father’s, and ruptured her relationship with her father to have him.

      Now, some thirty years later, the three women are reunited for the first time, in Lagos. The occasion: Funmi’s daughter, Destiny, is getting married. Enitan brings her American daughter, Remi. Zainab travels by bus, nervously leaving her ailing husband in the care of their son. Funmi, hosting the weekend with her wealthy husband, wants everything to go perfectly. But as the big day approaches, it becomes clear that something is not right. As the novel builds powerfully, the complexities of the mothers’ friendship—and the private wisdom each has earned—come to bear on a riveting, heartrending moment of decision. Dele Weds Destiny is a sensational debut from a dazzling new voice in contemporary fiction.
      TOMI OBARO is an editor at BuzzFeed News. She lives in Brooklyn.  

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      A Vanity Fair Best Book of the Year

      “Loving and lively…the writing takes on a political power…indelible…bravura.“ The New York Times Book Review

      ”Obaro’s writing gives richness and depth to female friendship, depicting the beauty of bonds that last a lifetime.“ The Washington Post

      ”Richly entertaining…[a] debut novel of loyalty, betrayal, and ultimately the unwavering love that courses through our most intimate bonds.“ Oprah Daily

      “Fast-paced, glamorous, and bursting with emotion, Dele Weds Destiny is a thrilling debut. The bonds between women—as friends, and across the generations—are the jewels that make this story shine.” —Tayari Jones, author of An American Marriage

      “A story rendered with so much heart.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

      “This enchanting debut is an affectionate portrait of three women at middle age, cannily exploring the ways the self is forged in youth. With an admirably light touch, Tomi Obaro documents how class, race, faith, and power define the lives of women in Nigeria and America, past and present.” —Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind

      “Tomi Obaro has a true gift for honoring the details that illuminate our most human tensions…Dele Weds Destiny is a black diamond of a debut.” Saeed Jones, author of How We Fight for Our Lives

      “Tomi Obaro has given us a wonderful novel full of richly-drawn, complicated, nuanced characters all trying to love and connect with each other. An ode to the bonds of friendship across decades, Dele Weds Destiny is a marvelous debut.” —Jami Attenberg, author of The Middlesteins

      Dele Weds Destiny is, among a great many other things, such a generous and patient consideration of life, and of lives. Tomi Obaro is such a skilled writer, with an eye towards the vivid and vivacious moments that others might dismiss as stillness. I am so thankful for the world of this book, and so excited for everyone who gets to sit in it.” —Hanif Abdurraqib, author of They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us

      “Obaro writes beautifully about the complicated labor of friendship and parentage. Dele Weds Destiny explores caregiving as a kind of deferment, but also as discovery, of desire, of fury, of home.” —Raven Leilani, author of Luster

      ”As the novel builds powerfully toward the big event [the wedding], the complexities of the mothers’ friendship — and the private wisdom each has earned — come to bear on a riveting, heartrending moment of decision. Dele Weds Destiny is a sensational debut from a dazzling new voice in contemporary fiction…Pick this one up for a take on complex female friendship that features women from a culture we don’t always see this from. The messy lives of Funmi, Enitan, and Zainab is set against the backdrop of Nigerian food, clothing, and music, which are all brought to life brilliantly by Obaro.“ —BookRiot

      “An engrossing read with strong characters and a clear portrait of Nigeria then and now…Obaro’s debut is a portrait of female friendship that will feel familiar to women everywhere, but it is also infused with Nigerian cultural specificity: food, clothing, religion, music, and ambient threat.”Kirkus Reviews

      “The intricacies of female friendships and the complex nature of mother/daughter relationships are at the heart of this absorbing novel from BuzzFeed culture editor Obaro, a sharp new voice on the literary scene.” Library Journal

      ”[A] summer gem of a novel… Obaro evokes the deep and universal bonds developed in the women’s college years as she reveals their secrets, and she also enriches this novel with Nigerian sensibility, from its music and food to its uncertainty and instability." The National Book Review
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    The Cook Ajay Chowdhury
    9781787303140 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:July 19, 2022
    $27.99 CAD 6.4 x 9.47 x 1.34 in | 1.3 lb | 384 pages Carton Quantity:12 Harvill Secker
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      The Guardian’s best crime and thriller book of 2022

      ’A refreshing and welcome addition to the world of detective fiction’ Abir Mukherjee

      ’A real surprise…It is not just the descriptions of food that leave you hungry for more’ The Times

      ’Marvellous’ Alex Marwood

      Kamil Rahman is a cook in a Brick Lane restaurant. But he used to be a detective back in Kolkata.
      And somehow trouble still knows how to find him.

      When a young woman Kamil knows is murdered the police are convinced her boyfriend is the culprit. Kamil isn’t so sure and feels he has no choice but to start his own investigation. Meanwhile, his friend and restaurant manager, Anjoli, is troubled by a rise in the number of homeless deaths in their local area.

      Initially the cases seem unrelated, but as the duo dig deeper, they discover connections that stretch from London to Lahore.

      Together they take on the indifference of the authorities to the homeless and the casual racism that pervades the investigation of killings of Muslims - all while trying to stop a supremely intelligent murderer who always seems to be several steps ahead of them.

      From the award-winning author of The Waiter comes the second page-turning mystery starring detective-turned-cook Kamil Rahman. For readers of Anthony Horowitz, Robert Galbraith and Elly Griffiths.

      Praise for The Waiter:
      ’A hugely entertaining first novel, taking us from Kolkata to Brick Lane’ ANN CLEEVES
      ’[An] outstanding debut’ SUNDAY TIMES
      ’A rip-roaring mystery that’s engrossing from start to finish…a refreshing and welcome addition to the world of detective fiction. One of my favourite reads of the year’ ABIR MUKHERJEE
      Ajay Chowdhury is the inaugural winner of the Harvill Secker-Bloody Scotland crime fiction award. He is a tech entrepreneur and theatre director who was born in India and now lives in London where he builds digital businesses, cooks experimental dishes for his wife and daughters and writes through the night. His children’s book, Ayesha and the Firefish, was published in 2016 and adapted into a musical.

      The Waiter is the first in his adult crime series about Kamil Rahman, an ex-policeman from Calcutta who has moved to Brick Lane in London. It has been optioned by BBC Studios. Follow up, The Cook, was published in May 2022 to critical acclaim and deals with the issue of homelessness. Ajay is currently writing and cooking up a storm for the next instalment.
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      A real surprise…It is not just the descriptions of food that leave you hungry for more—Mark Sanderson, The Times

      Thrilling…This is a terrific series, a vivid portrait of the East End where a thriving economy is overshadowed by the effects of inequality—Joan Smith, Sunday Times

      Chowdhury’s portrait of multicultural London is as effective as his portrayal of the mixed feelings of his characters, who may enjoy aspects of their lives but still long for the pleasures they have left behind—Natasha Cooper, Literary Review

      Kamil and Anjali are a terrific team. Chowdhury makes the murder mystery feel like a brand-new invention. His second thriller is chockfull of authentic flavours and tasty surprises that will leave readers wanting more.—Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant and May Mysteries

      Marvellous! A vivid romp through the Londoner’s London, seen through the sharp eyes of a recent arrival. The only thing that induced me to put it down was the fact that it made me so hungry…Alex Marwood
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    The World As We Knew It Dispatches From a Changing Climate Amy Brady Canada, Tajja Isen
    9781646220304 Paperback LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays On Sale Date:June 14, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.53 x 8.22 x 0.7 in | 0.72 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:36 Catapult
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      Nineteen leading literary writers from around the globe offer timely, haunting first-person reflections on how climate change has altered their lives—including essays by Lydia Millet, Alexandra Kleeman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Omar El Akkad, Lidia Yuknavitch, Melissa Febos, and more

      In this riveting anthology, leading literary writers reflect on how climate change has altered their lives, revealing the personal and haunting consequences of this global threat. 
      In the opening essay, National Book Award finalist Lydia Millet mourns the end of the Saguaro cacti in her Arizona backyard due to drought. Later, Omar El Akkad contemplates how the rise of temperatures in the Middle East is destroying his home and the wellspring of his art. Gabrielle Bellot reflects on how a bizarre lionfish invasion devastated the coral reef near her home in the Caribbean—a precursor to even stranger events to come. Traveling through Nebraska, Terese Svoboda witnesses cougars running across highways and showing up in kindergartens. 
      As the stories unfold—from Antarctica to Australia, New Hampshire to New York—an intimate portrait of a climate-changed world emerges, captured by writers whose lives jostle against incongruous memories of familiar places that have been transformed in startling ways.
      Tajja Isen is the author of Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service. She is an editor for Catapult Magazine and the former digital editor at The Walrus. Also a voice actor, Tajja can be heard on such animated shows as The Berenstain Bears, Atomic Betty, and Go Dog Go, among others.
      Amy Brady is the Executive Director of Orion. She is also the author of a cultural history of ice in America and the former Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago Review of Books. She holds a PhD in literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has won writing and research awards from the National Science Foundation, the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers Conference, and the Library of Congress.


      Author Residence: Ontario; New Jersey

      Author Hometown: Ontario; Kansas
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        Author Website: tajjaisen.com, amybradywrites.com

        Author Social Media: Twitter: @ingredient_x [Amy], @tajjaisen [Tajja]; Instagram: @therealamybrady, @tajjaisen
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      The World as We Knew It is an attempt…to hold a mirror up to our lives at a crucial moment in our collective history, and reflect the slew of compounding, often conflicting fears that characterize it…Very occasionally, in the anthology, those anxieties are replaced by something else—a sense of peace and beauty that springs forth not despite the horrors of our world but because of them…These are the moments when stories transform from fragile mirrors into shields. When our power and powerlessness can coexist without us feeling the paralyzing weight of their illogic. When living on a dying planet seems possible.” —Lily Houston King, The Atlantic

      “To capture the impact of climate change in all its existential proportions, we might need methods more ancient than modern science. Drawing on storytelling, lived experience, and even a bit of superstition, The World As We Knew It is a collection of essays from leading literary writers that does just that, confronting climate change with wider vocabulary than science affords…The World As We Knew It is resoundingly articulate about climate change in ways that dispassionate scientific inquiry cannot be. By taking a more off-the-cuff approach, the essay collection is so razor sharp, one feels it has a chance of reaching even the most hardened skeptic.” —Joseph Swift, Science

      “Rather than reckon with global indicators, the nineteen contributors to The World as We Knew It focus on more intimate and immediate signs of climate change, those that are apparent to families and individuals worldwide. By illuminating ’the connections between the personal and the planetary,’ the anthology’s resonant and introspective essays grieve what we’ve already lost, honor what we still have, and prepare us for whatever may come next.” —Benjamin Samuel, BOMB

      “Each author brings a unique style and focus to their topic, with prose that is in varying degrees lyrical, reflective and urgent…[The World As We Knew It] is a warning that commands the full attention of every reader.” —BookPage

      “A vital collection of essays from some of our best writers…What editors Amy Brady and Tajja Isen have created is an unforgettable chorus that, when assembled together, act as a piercing rallying cry.” —Katie Yee, Literary Hub

      “Inspiring” —Library Journal

      “Striking…A startling collection of 19 essays documenting the impact of climate change at the individual level, by a geographically diverse group of writers.” —Shelf Awareness

      “With contributions from Alexandra Kleeman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Omar El Akkad, Melissa Febos, and many others, this book offers input from some of our most inventive and exciting contemporary essayists on our rapidly changing world.” —Corinne Segal, Lit Hub, One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year

      “[A] powerful collection…The pieces create a moving mix of resolve and sorrow, painting a vivid picture of an era in which ’climate change is altering life on Earth at an unprecedented rate,’ but ’the majority of us can still remember when things were more stable.’ The result is a poignant ode to a changing planet.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “In focusing on how climatic shifts have been felt, mourned, and protested, this essay collection, edited by Brady and Isen, sketches an ecological transition point for humanity: a moment when older adults can recall a more secure past but not avoid confronting an increasingly ominous and insecure future…The book presents a diverse portrait of environmental awareness and distress. A collection of testimonials, by turns disheartening and inspiring, on the radical climate transformations now well underway.” —Kirkus Reviews

      “From the desert of Arizona to the waters of Dominica and the Nile, from the glaciers of Antarctica to the streets of Bangkok and New Orleans, The World As We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate is a dazzling and terrifying array of real-life parables about the way the changing climate is changing our lives. These brilliant thinkers and futurists boldly share their fears, and, perhaps even more daringly, their hopes. Part diary of apocalypse, part celebration of all the small beauties under threat, The World As We Knew It is essential reading.” —Helen Phillips, author of The Need

      “Spanning the globe, from Antarctica to Qatar to Queensland, The World As We Knew It sometimes has the stark, clear sound of a fire lookout announcing flames, and in other moments, it has the intimate pace of a journal. We need both these registers and more, this important book reveals: clarity in urgency, depth in observation, if we stand a chance at making sense of the gargantuan changes we set in motion and our living through as a species.” —John Freeman, author of The Park and editor of Tales of Two Planet
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    The Lies I Tell A Novel Julie Clark
    9781728247595 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:June 21, 2022
    $39.99 CAD 6.34 x 9.14 x 1.17 in | 490 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Sourcebooks Landmark
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      "A mindbender." —Jessica Knoll

      "Riveting…a winner." —Laura Dave

      "A knockout." —Mary Kubica

      From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Flight comes a twisted con-woman thriller about two women out for revenge—or is it justice?

      Two women. Many aliases.

      Meg Williams. Maggie Littleton. Melody Wilde. Different names for the same person, depending on the town, depending on the job. She's a con artist who erases herself to become whoever you need her to be—a college student. A life coach. A real estate agent. Nothing about her is real. She slides alongside you and tells you exactly what you need to hear, and by the time she's done, you've likely lost everything.

      Kat Roberts has been waiting ten years for the woman who upended her life to return. And now that she has, Kat is determined to be the one to expose her. But as the two women grow closer, Kat's long-held assumptions begin to crumble, leaving Kat to wonder who Meg's true target is.

      The Lies I Tell is a twisted domestic thriller that dives deep into the psyches and motivations of two women and their unwavering quest to seek justice for the past and rewrite the future.

      Praise for The Last Flight by Julie Clark:

      "Thoroughly absorbing…the characters get under your skin." The New York Times

      "Highly thrilling." Entertainment Weekly

      "You won't be able to put it down." —People.com

      Julie Clark is the New York Times bestselling author of The Lies I Tell and The Last Flight, both of which were also #1 international bestsellers and have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and a goldendoodle with poor impulse control.
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      As recommended by Goodreads, BuzzFeed, POPSUGAR, Parade, E! Online, CrimeReads, Apartment Therapy, Scary Mommy, Motherly, and more!

      "Clear your schedule to read The Lies I Tell because this book is nearly impossible to put down from the first page." — Associated Press

      "The roller coaster story here, coupled with the fear and uncertainty endured by Kat as she learns to trust again only to be betrayed again, will stay with readers. And the facts of the various cons—this is virtually an instruction manual for fraud!—are fascinating. For those who like a story in which women fight back." — First Clue, STARRED review

      "Will send chills down your spine." — Motherly, The Buzziest Books of 2022 So Far

      "A gripping, immersive, downright triumphant revenge thriller...this book is so incredibly engaging and immersive, and I loved following the dangerous dance that develops between these two women. Driven by two complex, vividly-crafted female protagonists, The Lies I Tell draws readers into a thrilling web of deceit and revenge." — Crime By The Book

      "An electrifying cat-and-mouse story." — Apartment Therapy

      "Intriguing…Clark skillfully fleshes out the strong, multifaceted characters. The story nicely mixes brisk plot points with slow burning reveals as it builds to a satisfying conclusion. Clark doesn’t disappoint." — Publishers Weekly

      "Will twist readers through an intricate, domestic thriller as the two women’s lies unravel. Perfect for fans of Kimberley Belle, Alice Feeney, and Michael Robotham." — Library Journal

      "Do you ever wish you could don the life of someone else? Take on another persona, temporarily change jobs, and towns? Best you add Julie Clark’s new psychological thriller to your summer TBR pile." — Scary Mommy, Our 17 Favorite Summer Books Picks To Read Poolside

      "Julie Clark has done it again! In her latest riveting domestic thriller, Clark takes you straight into the collision course of two dynamic, complicated women—who will go to any length to fix their past and find their way to a different future. The Lies I Tell is a winner!" — Laura Dave, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Last Thing He Told Me

      "The Lies I Tell is a uniquely riveting cat and mouse game with two artfully nuanced female protagonists that is at once a razor-sharp, page-turning mystery and a brilliant, thought-provoking exploration of what it truly means to do good in the world." — Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Marriage and Friends like These

      "Clark knocks it out of the park with The Lies I Tell. A modern-day Robin Hood with a feminist twist. This is one of the best books you’ll read this year. Unputdownable!" — Liv Constantine, internationally bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

      "The Lies I Tell is a knockout. Smart, savvy and so duplicitous with a propulsive storyline and two of the most beguiling female characters I’ve ever met. Julie Clark does it again!" — Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of Local Woman Missing

      "A meticulously plotted mindbender, with a last page I can only describe as a triumph. Do not miss it." — Jessica Knoll, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Girl Alive

      "Another terrific nail-biter by Julie Clark. The Lies I Tell weaves together the stories of two strong, complicated women: a brilliant con artist, and the journalist determined to unmask her. Fast-paced and beautifully plotted." — Sarah Pekkanen, co-author of The Golden Couple

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    Summer Fires Giulia Sagramola
    9781506726717 Hardcover COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 On Sale Date:July 12, 2022
    $33.99 CAD 7.27 x 10.27 x 0.77 in | 1.78 lb | 208 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Dark Horse Books
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      In Giulia Sagramola’s first long-form graphic novel, we follow the story of two sisters, Rachel and Sylvia, as they come of age in a typical Italian town.

      The two find themselves faced with the tough choices of teenaged life, which mirror the fires in the surrounding hillsides of the town, as one decision or another leads to unsettled feelings and desires.
       This wonderfully and meticulously illustrated tale takes all of the consternation and heartbreak we know too well from teenaged life, and puts it on display in a beautiful and subdued package. Summer Fires is presented here for the first time in English.
      Giulia Sagramola was born in Fabriano, Italy (1985). She studied visual communication at ISIA Urbino and illustration at Escola Massana. Since then she has been developing personal projects like self-publishing and handmade objects. Afterward, she lived 5 years in Bologna where she worked 6 months for BilBOlBul Comic Festival, then moved to freelancing full-time.
      Since 2010 she has self-published books under the name of  Teiera, with Sarah Mazzetti and Cristina Spanò, the label counts more than 20 issues between books and zines involving artists from all over the world. For Teiera she worked as art-director, graphic designer and curator as well as a contributor with her own artwork.
      She spent 2015 in an art residency at the Maison des Auters in Angoulême (France) where she made her graphic novel Incendi Estivi (Bao Publishing). 
      During the years her work has been honored by Bologna Children Bookfair, American Illustration, 3x3 Picture Book Show and the Society of Illustrators. Her last picturebook Sonno Gigante Sonno Piccino (Topipittori), written by Giusi Quarenghi, won a merit award at 3x3 Annual Picture Book.
      She likes traveling, reading novels and comics, watching tv-series, eating gelato and stalking dogs. She now lives in Barcelona where she shares a studio with fellow illustrators.

      Author Residence: Barcelona, Spain
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