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    The Daughter of Doctor Moreau Silvia Moreno-Garcia Canada
    9780593355336 Hardcover FICTION / Historical On Sale Date:July 19, 2022
    $37.00 CAD 6.33 x 9.51 x 1.04 in | 1.18 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:12 Del Rey
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      From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic and Velvet Was the Night comes a dreamy reimagining of The Island of Doctor Moreau set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century Mexico.

      Carlota Moreau: A young woman growing up on a distant and luxuriant estate, safe from the conflict and strife of the Yucatán peninsula. The only daughter of a researcher who is either a genius or a madman.

      Montgomery Laughton: A melancholic overseer with a tragic past and a propensity for alcohol. An outcast who assists Dr. Moreau with his experiments, which are financed by the Lizaldes, owners of magnificent haciendas and plentiful coffers.

      The hybrids: the fruits of the Doctor’s labor, destined to blindly obey their creator and remain in the shadows. A motley group of part human, part animal monstrosities. 

      All of them living in a perfectly balanced and static world, which is jolted by the abrupt arrival of Eduardo Lizalde, the charming and careless son of Doctor Moreau’s patron, who will unwittingly begin a dangerous chain reaction.

      For Moreau keeps secrets, Carlota has questions, and in the sweltering heat of the jungle, passions may ignite.

      The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is both a dazzling historical novel and a daring science fiction journey.

      Story Locale: Mexico, 1800s
      Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the novels Velvet Was the Night, Mexican Gothic, Gods of Jade and Shadow, and a bunch of other books. She has also edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award–winning She Walks in Shadows (a.k.a. Cthulhu’s Daughters). She has been nominated for the Locus Award for her work as an editor and has won the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award for her work as a novelist.

      Author Residence: Vancouver, British Columbia

      Author Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
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        Author Website: silviamoreno-garcia.com

        Author Social Media: Twitter: @silviamg; Instagram: @silviamg.author
    • Awards & Reviews

      “The imagination of Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a thing of wonder, restless and romantic, fearless in the face of genre, embracing the polarities of storytelling— the sleek and the bizarre, wild passions and deep hatreds—with cool equanimity.”The New York Times

      “If there are two things I love in this world, it’s contemporary reimaginings of Victorian era horror and sci-fi, and joyful genre mashups in literature. Thank the Lord, then, for Silvia Moreno-Garcia, the author of the 1970s Mexico City noir Velvet Was the Night and the postcolonial gothic romance Mexican Gothic, who brings her chameleonic powers to bear on H. G. Wells’s 1896 ‘exercise in youthful blasphemy.’”Lit Hub

      “The brilliant and unstoppable Silvia Moreno-Garcia continues to weave her magic in The Daughter of Doctor Moreau, a smart, sinister fable about social inequality and exploitation, isolation and abuse of power. Both lacerating and deeply empathetic, this story satisfies the reader on every page.”—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and When the Stars Go Dark

      “Silvia Moreno-Garcia goes from strength to strength. The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is my favorite of her novels so far—a gothic tour de force with characters who will keep you glued to the page, and a series of satisfying, surprising riffs on Wells’s original story.”—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

      “Beautiful, feral, and as sharp as a jaguar’s claws…I felt the anger and hope in this story down to my very bones. Truly, Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a virtuoso of the anti-imperialist gothic novel.”—Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous and Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age

      “With intelligence, energy, and unexpected tenderness, Silvia Moreno-Garcia takes on Wells’s classic tale of scientific hubris. At once playful and deadly serious, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau is an irresistible and thoroughly satisfying novel.”—Valerie Martin, author of Property and I Give It to You
      “Lush, eerie, and compulsively readable, this story got under my skin and stayed there.”—Alexis Henderson author of The Year of the Witching and House of Hunger

      “Moreno-Garcia’s previous work has spanned genres—horror in Mexican Gothic (2020), noir in Velvet Was the Night (2021)—and in this volume, she deftly combines fantasy, adventure, and even romance. A fun literary remix.”Kirkus Reviews

      “This wholly new novel paints a vivid picture that is as alluring as it is unsettling, filled with action, romance, and monsters. Readers will fall into this tale immediately, enchanted.”Booklist (starred review)

      “Moreno-Garcia’s worldbuilding chops are on display as she creates a distinct, vibrant backdrop to her audacious retelling…. Fans of cerebral, atmospheric historical horror won’t want to miss this.”Publishers Weekly
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    Upgrade A Novel Blake Crouch
    9780593157534 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:July 12, 2022
    $37.00 CAD 6.4 x 9.54 x 1.24 in | 1.24 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:12 Ballantine Books
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      An ordinary man undergoes a startling transformation—and fears that all of humanity may be next—in the mindblowing new thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion

      Logan Ramsay can feel his brain…changing.

      And his body too.

      He’s becoming something other than himself. Maybe even something other than human.

      As he sets out to discover who did this to him, and why, his transformation threatens everything—his family, his job, even his freedom.

      Because the truth of what’s happened to him is more disturbing than he could possibly imagine. His DNA has been rewritten with a genetic-engineering breakthrough beyond anything the world has seen—one that could change our very definitions of humanity.

      And the battle to control this unfathomable power has already begun.

      But what if humankind’s only hope for survival lies in embracing this change—whatever the cost?

      Which side will Logan take? And by the time it’s over, will he—and the people he loves—even recognize him?

      Upgrade is a stunningly inventive, ferociously plotted science-fiction thriller that explores the limits of our humanity—and asks what’s at risk when technology lets us reengineer not just the world around us, but ourselves.

      Story Locale: Near-future United States
      Blake Crouch is a bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His novels include Recursion, Dark Matter, and the Wayward Pines trilogy, which was adapted into a television series for FOX. Crouch also co-created the TNT show Good Behavior, based on his Letty Dobesh novellas. He lives in Colorado.

      Author Residence: Durango, CO
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      “If Michael Crichton had written a superhero novel, it would look a lot like Upgrade…. Sleek and propulsive, a page-turner with unexpectedly beautiful passages that give you pause amid the thrills.”—Amal El-Mohtar, The New York Times Book Review

      “A lot of fun…Crouch knows how to do a chase, when to blow stuff up and when to bring the house lights down…. But what makes Upgrade special is that his path is unique. He takes turns that are unexpected [and] explores some stunning vistas along the way.”—NPR

      “From the first page, it’s clear you’re in the hands of a master storyteller; Upgrade is by turns mysterious, fascinating, and deeply moving—exploring the very nature of what it means to be human. Spellbinding.”—Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient and The Maidens

      “Imaginative, perfectly paced, and extremely clever, Upgrade walks the fine line between page-turning thriller and smart sci-fi. Another killer read from Blake.”—Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Project Hail Mary

      “The incomparable Blake Crouch has, once again, completely blown my mind. Upgrade is more than a brain-bending thriller; it’s a siren in the night, warning us all of the dangers of playing God with the human species.”—Justin Cronin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Passage Trilogy

      “Blake Crouch has a mind like Crichton and a heart like King—Upgrade is riveting, tense, scrupulously researched, and deeply heartfelt.”—David Koepp, author of Cold Storage and screenwriter of Jurassic Park

      “Blake Crouch doesn’t pull any punches in this taut and evocative examination of what humanity really is—and how it fails us. A hugely entertaining and emotionally resonant thriller that you’ll be thinking about long after you turn the last page.”—Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Chosen Ones and Divergent

      “[A] nail-biting near-future science thriller…Crouch fully develops his alarming concept and its implications along with delivering masterful characterizations. This is the best yet from a creative and gifted author.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      “Mind-bending…an excellent follow-up to Crouch’s other dark-science novels…Will appeal to readers interested in climate fiction or superhero origin stories, as well as those who enjoy smart thrillers.”Booklist

      “High-octane action, some moral complexity, and a surprisingly emotional ending elevate this novel. Recommended—even for reluctant science fiction readers.”Kirkus Reviews
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    Things We Do in the Dark A Novel Jennifer Hillier Canada
    9781250763167 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:July 19, 2022 Print Run:100000
    $36.99 CAD 6.55 x 9.6 x 3.35 in | 540 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Minotaur Books
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      "Propulsive and chilling." --People Magazine

      "An intoxicating thrill ride. Hillier jams her foot on the accelerator and never lets up." --New York Times Book Review

      Things We Do in the Dark is a brilliant new thriller from Jennifer Hillier, the award-winning author of the breakout novels Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts. Paris Peralta is suspected of killing her celebrity husband, and her long-hidden past now threatens to destroy her future.

      When Paris Peralta is arrested in her own bathroom—covered in blood, holding a straight razor, her celebrity husband dead in the bathtub behind her—she knows she'll be charged with murder. But as bad as this looks, it's not what worries her the most. With the unwanted media attention now surrounding her, it's only a matter of time before someone from her long hidden past recognizes her and destroys the new life she's worked so hard to build, along with any chance of a future.

      Twenty-five years earlier, Ruby Reyes, known as the Ice Queen, was convicted of a similar murder in a trial that riveted Canada in the early nineties. Reyes knows who Paris really is, and when she's unexpectedly released from prison, she threatens to expose all of Paris's secrets. Left with no other choice, Paris must finally confront the dark past she escaped, once and for all.

      Because the only thing worse than a murder charge are two murder charges.

      JENNIFER HILLIER is the author of the bestselling Little Secrets (finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize and Anthony Award), and Jar of Hearts (winner, ITW Thriller Award, and finalist for the Anthony and Macavity Awards). A Filipino-Canadian born and raised in Toronto, she spent several years in Seattle before returning home to Canada. She currently lives in Oakville, Ontario with her family.
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      Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed
      Chapters Indigo Best of the Year 2022, Long-listed

      "Things We Do in the Dark is a superb novel—expertly plotted and written, utterly authentic. Unputdownable.” —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Not a Happy Family

      "Jennifer Hillier writes the kind of propulsive, no-holds-barred crime fiction that keeps you up at night, with a style and verve that is unmatched. Things We Do in the Dark is a timely, engrossing thriller that will keep you turning the pages until dawn’s light starts to creep through your bedroom window. Hillier is a master.” —Alex Segura, author of Secret Identity

      “It’s no secret Jennifer Hillier has inspired me for years and with good reason—her writing is knockout fantastic. In Things We Do In the Dark, she expertly weaves a tale that’s suspenseful, twisted and shocking, but equally tender with a vulnerability that will crawl right into your ribcage and sit in your heart. A true masterclass in thriller writing, this is a novel you do not want to miss.” —Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Never Coming Home

      "A twisted dark love story wrapped in a haunting emotional journey--this sinister and gripping psychological thriller is an absolute winner. A riveting tale of innocence and experience, of necessity and revenge, and the understanding of power, Things We Do in the Dark takes us places we never thought we'd go, and reveals the perils of fame, family, and ambition. Jennifer Hillier writes with passion, compassion and bravery. This book is a triumph." —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

      "One of the best writers in the genre, Jennifer Hillier is synonymous with the deeply thought-provoking, raw, twisty thriller. With exceptionally structured shifting timelines, Hillier takes suspense to the next level, immediately drawing the reader into the dark world of an incredibly layered, mesmerizing heroine. Stunningly propulsive, brilliantly written, and irresistibly addictive, this is hands-down one of the most powerful books I've ever read." —Samantha M. Bailey, international bestselling author of Woman on the Edge and Watch Out for Her

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    Where You End and I Begin A Memoir Leah McLaren Canada
    9780735281004 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women On Sale Date:July 26, 2022
    $32.00 CAD 6.3 x 9.3 x 0.9 in | 0.95 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:12 Random House Canada
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      A daughter’s unflinching exploration of the intimate and unconventional relationship she shared with her mother—a brilliant, charismatic woman haunted by a traumatic past.

      When Leah is eight, her mother, Cessie, abruptly flees her role as a rural housewife in search of a glamorous career in the city. In the chaotic years that follow, Cessie lurches from one apartment, job, and toxic romance to the next. In a home without rules or emotional boundaries, daughter and mother become close confidantes—a state of enmeshment that suits them both. Their bond is loving but also marked by casual indifference. Cessie’s self-described parenting style of “benign neglect” is a hilarious party joke, but for her daughter it’s reality. In Leah’s first year of high school, her mother makes a disclosure that will forever alter their relationship: She confides that from the age of 12 well into her teens, she was the lover of her 45-year-old married pony club instructor. The trauma of the “Horseman,” Cessie explains, is not just a dark family secret but the reason for all her ill-conceived life choices, including marriage and motherhood itself. For years after, into adulthood, Leah is haunted by the specter of the Horseman. He is the nameless anxiety and restlessness she observes in her mother and increasingly recognizes in herself. Eventually, she and Cessie set out to discover truth of what became of her mother’s rapist. The investigation that ensues pushes their relationship to the brink of collapse. Leah is seeking solace in the facts, but first she must confront a deeper, more painful truth: that her story—the story of trying and failing to love a complicated mother—is not the Horseman’s after all. A riveting and devastating portrait of mother and daughter, Where You End and I Begin is a memoir that explores how trauma is shared between women and how acts of harm can be confused with acts of love.

      Story Locale: Cobourg, Toronto, Montreal, New York City, London (UK)
      LEAH McLAREN is an award-winning journalist, screenwriter and novelist. Her two novels, The Continuity Girl and A Better Man have been published in half a dozen countries. She began her career as a columnist for the Globe and Mail where she spent a decade on staff and was posted to the London bureau. For many years she was Europe correspondent for Maclean’s magazine. Her work is regularly published in The Guardian, The Observer Magazine, The Spectator, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Walrus, Chatelaine and Toronto Life, among others. In 2013 she won a gold National Magazine Award in the long-features category. She lives in North West London with her husband and two sons.

      Author Residence: London, UK

      Author Hometown: Cobourg, ON
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      “Intelligent and affecting…magnificent…. A kaleidoscopic portrayal of family ties at their most complex and beautiful.”Publishers Weekly, starred review 

      “A work of probing insight and undaunted compassion; one that’s fearlessly engrossing, frequently funny and sometimes plain hair-raising.” —The Guardian

      “Readers will be fascinated by this richly detailed yet never sensationalized account that serves to illustrate the many ways trauma can cast a shadow over a family for generations. McLaren has a difficult story to share, and she does it with kindness and clear-eyed forgiveness.” —Booklist

      “Exquisitely painful, funny, recognizable and so full of love; hot of heart and cool of mind. A wonderful achievement.” —Ann-Marie MacDonald, author of Fayne

      Advance Praise for Where You End and I Begin:

      “Mordant, clear-eyed, loving, devastating. Richly evocative, propulsive, and so well written—her prose sparkles like sunshine over deep water.” —Aida Edemariam, author of The Wife’s Tale

      “If Edward St. Aubyn were to write an episode of Euphoria, it might come close to Leah McLaren’s astonishing memoir. Ecstatically wild and weirdly fun, this book has me praying that it is the first installment of a series—and that I’ll be seeing more of this latchkey kid and her mother, both of whom are brilliantly flawed, and make cardboard cutouts out of the rest of us. McLaren has written a poignant and brave modern gothic. I am blown away, madly in love.” —Lauren Mechling, author of How Could She

      “Where You End and I Begin
      is a burningly true and gorgeously written memoir of a complex mother and daughter relationship. At its heart, this is a freshly told story by a great writer about an under-parented generation, where children were free to realize themselves, but also perhaps to become lost in the process. You’re in good hands with Leah as she guides you through the pain and joy of her unfettered childhood.” —Cathrin Bradbury, author of The Bright Side 

      “Raw and beautiful—I was riveted all the way through.” —Annie MacManus, author of Mother Mother

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    Hokuloa Road A Novel Elizabeth Hand
    9780316542043 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:July 19, 2022
    $35.00 CAD 6.45 x 9.6 x 1.5 in | 1.34 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Mulholland Books
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      A young man is drawn into the dark side of paradise in this "brilliantly atmospheric" (New York Times Book Review) and "refreshingly creepy" (Washington Post) mystery.

      A New York Times Notable Book of 2022

      On a whim, Grady Kendall applies to work as a live-in caretaker for a luxury property in Hawaiʻi, as far from his small-town Maine life as he can imagine. Within days he's flying out to an estate on remote Hokuloa Road, where he quickly uncovers a dark side to the island’s idyllic reputation: it has long been a place where people vanish without a trace.

      When a young woman from his flight becomes the next to disappear, Grady is determined—and soon desperate—to figure out what's happened to Jessie, and to all those staring out of the island’s “missing" posters. But working with Raina, Jessie’s fiercely protective best friend, to uncover the truth is anything but easy, and with an inexplicable and sinister presence stalking his every step, Grady can only hope he'll find the answer before it's too late.

      Perfect for fans of Peter Heller and The White Lotus, and from award-winning writer Elizabeth Hand, a master of crime fiction known for her magnetic characters, seductive prose, and fearless excavations into the darkest corners of our world, comes a chilling and illuminating new novel about a place unlike any other—and the deadly cost of keeping it so.

      "Set in a Hawaii so vividly imagined I'm still shaking sand out of my shoes."—Grady Hendrix, New York Times bestselling author of The Final Girl Support Group

      “Twisty and dark . . . easily one of the best thrillers I've read.” —Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Wife Upstairs

      “This is the perfect book for your summer beach bag—an evocative mystery set in a tropical island paradise.” —Jason Rekulak, author of Hidden Pictures

      Elizabeth Hand is the author of more than nineteen cross-genre novels and collections of short fiction, including The Book of Lamps and Banners and Curious Toys. Her work has received the Shirley Jackson Award (three times), the World Fantasy Award (four times), the Nebula Award (twice), as well as the James M. Tiptree Jr. and Mythopoeic Society Awards. She's a longtime critic and contributor of essays for the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Boston Review, and the Village Voice, among many others. She divides her time between the Maine coast and North London.
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      "Elizabeth Hand’s Hokuloa Road brims with menace: vine-choked cliff-top highways, aviaries filled with strange birds, tanks of poisonous sea urchins . . . Brilliantly atmospheric."—New York Times Book Review
      “Over decades, [Hand] has proved that she’s eclectic, genre-bending, and comfortable in fantasy and mystery, crime, myth, magic—and more. In Hokuloa Road, she explores the rich and diverse culture and environment of Hawaii—and seamlessly stitches this fascinating material into a girl-gone-missing story. It’s refreshingly and originally creepy.”—Washington Post
      “Elizabeth Hand has been one of my favorite authors since Wylding Hall, so when I opened Hokuloa Road I knew I'd get her signature mix of deeply evocative prose, sinister surroundings, and fascinating characters. I was right, but even as a long time Hand Fan, I was completely blown away by this book. Hokuloa Road is twisty and dark, easily one of the best thrillers I've read, but it's so much more than that, too. It's thoughtful and pensive, smart and scary, and exhilarating as you realize that you're in the hands of a master storyteller. After reading this book, I promise, Elizabeth Hand is going to become one of your favorite authors, too.”—Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of Reckless Girls and The Wife Upstairs
      "A finely written thriller—a compelling adventure story set in a vivid location."
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      "Set in a Hawaii so vividly imagined I'm still shaking sand out of my shoes, Elizabeth Hand's perfectly crafted ghost story is exactly the comfort-destroying read you need on a long, lonely night."—Grady Hendrix, New York Times bestselling author of The Final Girl Support Group
      “Hand probes dark crevices in beautiful places, and the engrossing . . . Hokuloa Road smoothly incorporates Hawaiian ghost stories and myths into an exciting plot grounded in the natural world.”—Shelf Awareness
      “Hand is a master at genre-blending stories that feature carefully dosed supernatural malevolence. Here, she wields that mix of horror and thriller to draw together a cast of sympathetically awkward, fiercely loyal outcasts. Another strange, satisfying winner.”
      Booklist (starred review)
      “Exciting, rich, thick verisimilitude…But the rest of the majestic allure of the book—which, beside being almost journalistically keen, is rife with thrilling supernatural events—can be traced to Hand’s well-known and previously displayed visionary powers, her remarkable way with words, and her ability to conjure up characters that the reader falls for, then to put them through thrilling events…Swift-moving yet deliberate, establishing thick connections between the natural world and the numinous forces behind it, Hokuloa Road would make a great dramatic TV miniseries. Call it Hawaii-666.”—Locus Magazine
      "Hokuloa Road has the power to send a chill down your spine . . . A go-to chilling read, whether it’s hot or cold in your part of the world."—Crime Fiction Lover
      “This is the perfect book for your summer beach bag—an evocative mystery set in a tropical island paradise. The locals warn that Hokuloa Road is dangerous, but I was completely enthralled by its scenery and secrets!”
      Jason Rekulak, author of Hidden Pictures
      “Somehow, Elizabeth Hand has made Hawaii an unsettling destination. A hallmark of greatness, of course, and Hand is full of them. The book is one singular intensification, from apprehension to alarm, seclusion to alienation. You might do worse than to score a caretaker's gig on a gorgeous island, but Hokuloa Road suggests otherwise. Horror fans, be seated.”—Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box
      "If Lost had been written by Jane and Paul Bowles, with some input from Stephen King, then it might read something like Hokolua Road."
      "Atmospheric . . . Hand neatly balances tense action with rich environmental ambience, and the supernatural with the darkly human. She remains a writer to watch."

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      Praise for The Book of Lamps and Banners
      “Cass Neary is a remarkable heroine. As with Sherlock Holmes, her power lies in the act of seeing what ordinary people cannot, only where Holmes brings clues to light, Neary is content to linger in the dark. Her eye catches the liminal spaces between clarity and shadow so well I found myself rereading passages for the beauty of her way of seeing.”—New York Times Book Review, on The Book of Lamps and Banners
      "The ancient manuscript at the center of The Book of Lamps and Banners is as kaleidoscopic, dark, and mysterious as Hand's amateur sleuth. This novel is a jaw-punch, written with a snarling grace."—Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin atthe End of the World, on The Book of Lamps and Banners
      "It's hard to imagine a more perfect novel than The Book of Lamps and Banners . . . Elizabeth Hand has delivered a startling book that is dirty, wise, aching, and almost magical. Hand expertly marries muscular prose to sophisticated detail, resulting in an enviably smart, fearless novel that conjures demons, evokes an immediate sense of place, and summons the surreal."—Ivy Pochoda, author of These Women, on The Book of Lamps and Banners
      “A hair-raising, mind-bending trip… Exquisitely suspenseful, and the paranoia suffusing the story is very much of our present moment.”—BookPage (starred review), on The Book of Lamps and Banners
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    Reputation A Novel Sarah Vaughan
    9781668000069 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:July 05, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.94 mm | 1.07 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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      “Astonishingly timely and clever, utterly gripping.” —Lucy Foley, #1 New York Times bestselling author
      “Sarah Vaughan has done it again. Superb.” —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author

      The bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal—now a hit Netflix series—returns with a psychological thriller about a politician whose less-than-perfect personal life is thrust into the spotlight when a body is discovered in her home.

      As a politician, Emma has sacrificed a great deal for her career—including her marriage and her relationship with her daughter, Flora.

      The glare of the spotlight is unnerving for Emma, particularly when it leads to countless insults, threats, and trolling as she tries to work in the public eye. As a woman, she knows her reputation is worth its weight in gold but as a politician, she discovers it only takes one slip-up to destroy it completely.

      Fourteen-year-old Flora is learning the same hard lessons at school as she encounters heartless bullying. When another teenager takes her own life, Emma lobbies for a new law to protect women and girls from the effects of online abuse. Now, Emma and Flora find their personal lives uncomfortably intersected…but then the unthinkable happens.

      A man is found dead in Emma’s home. A man she had every reason to be afraid of and to want gone. Fighting to protect her reputation and determined to protect her family at all costs, Emma is pushed to the limits as the worst happens and her life is torn apart.

      Another breathless and twisty novel from an absolute “master of suspense” (CrimeReads), Reputation brilliantly illustrates that it isn’t who you are that matters…it’s who people think you are.
      Sarah Vaughan studied English at Oxford and went on to become a journalist. She spent eleven years at The Guardian as a news reporter and political correspondent before leaving to freelance and write fiction. Her first thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal, was an instant international bestseller, translated into twenty-four languages, and is available to stream on Netflix as a worldwide number one series starring Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery, and Rupert Friend. Her bestselling novel, Little Disasters, has also been optioned for television, as has Reputation, her fifth novel. Find out more at SarahVaughanAuthor.com.
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      "Astonishingly timely and clever, it's also utterly gripping. I loved it."
      "Sarah Vaughan has done it again. Superb."
      "An astonishingly timely, sharply written (of course), unsettlingly believable and impeccably just-one-more-page paced thing of wonder . . . I raced through it in 2 days."
      "Sarah Vaughan writes exactly the kind of women I want to read about—ambitious politician and mom Emma in REPUTATION is no exception. An incredibly gripping examination of the dangerous double-standards women are held to, and the unjust pressures women face in the public-eye. This novel races along through storylines so tense and sharp and well-crafted, there’s not a minute to put it down. An outstanding read!"

      "I simply couldn't put it down. It is current, compelling and very clever."
      "Revenge, politics, and self-preservation collide as one woman desperately fights for her life. Masterful and nail-bitingly suspenseful, this story will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page. Don’t miss it.”
      "Timely, necessary, and gripping, do not miss out on REPUTATION. With her trademark acuity and empathy, Sarah Vaughan skillfully dissects the pressures facing women in both public life and private while delivering an absolute nail-biter of a novel. It’s a must-read for 2022."
      "A terrifically entertaining legal drama and an unsettling cautionary tale for any woman considering entering politics – 5 stars."
      "I absolutely adored the book. I love the tone of Sarah's writing, which is so elegant and pared back, and I love the setting, which is completely compelling and like looking behind the curtain. But what I most loved was what she had to say about that insidious fear we all feel as women and the different types of violence that sparks this. It's a clever, timely book, which shows how disastrous consequences can spiral from a network of female fear and oppression."
      "Wow! Vaughan’s best book yet, which is saying something. REPUTATION pulls off being both a necessary must-read novel about women in public life - the trolls, the threats, the misogyny - and an absolute masterclass in storytelling with some of the best court scenes I’ve ever read. Vaughan slips under the skin of her characters so deftly, and with such skill and compassion, I lived every page. Riveting. Shocking. Unbelievably good. I loved it."
      "This deep dive into the world of the political woman and the dangers behind the facade is timely and compelling."
      "REPUTATION blew me away. It's a masterpiece – breathtakingly brilliant, powerful, gripping and with an incredibly important message about the treatment of women in the public eye. I binge read it as I couldn't bear to put it down. It's simply phenomenal – a work of sheer genius. I'm sure it will be a runaway hit and deservedly so."
      "Once again, Sarah Vaughan has distilled the zeitgeist into a pulse-racing thriller. Gripping all the way."
      "Wonderfully written, tense, taut, and timely . . . I loved it."
      "Perceptive, elegant, thrilling and addictive. REPUTATION is further proof that Sarah Vaughan handles such important, timely issues with endless flair and compassion. I'm a huge fan."
      "Sarah Vaughan brilliantly weaves together a taut courtroom drama, expertly plotted thriller, and sharply observed social commentary in this explosive page-turner. REPUTATION is a bold, nuanced exposé of the impossible choices one woman must face to pursue her ambitions, fight for change, and protect her family. I adored this book and can’t wait to see it fly off the shelves!"
      "Vaughan offers a cast of strong characters that are sharply realistic and consummately human. A complex, slow-burning examination of double standards, misogyny, and public image that shares strong appeal with Scott Turow’s literary legal thrillers."
      “British writer Vaughan considers the corrosive impact of social media on the lives of girls and women in this timely, twisty story… as thoughtful as it is surprising.”
      *Hot Mysteries and Thrillers of Summer*
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    Just Like Home Sarah Gailey
    9781250174727 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:July 19, 2022 Print Run:175000
    $35.99 CAD 5.75 x 8.55 x 1.4 in | 460 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Tor Books
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      Just Like Home is a darkly gothic thriller from nationally bestselling author Sarah Gailey, perfect for fans of Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House as well as HBO's true crime masterpiece I'll Be Gone in the Dark.

      “Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories — she's come back to the home of a serial killer. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there, beneath the house he'd built for his family.

      Coming home is hard enough for Vera, and to make things worse, she and her mother aren’t alone. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back and is slowly stripping Vera’s childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn’t the one leaving notes around the house in her father’s handwriting… but who else could it possibly be?

      There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes.

      Hugo Award Winner and Bestselling author Sarah Gailey is an internationally published writer of fiction and nonfiction. Their nonfiction has been published by Mashable and The Boston Globe. Their short fiction credits include Vice and The Atlantic. Their debut novella, River of Teeth, was a 2018 Hugo and Nebula award finalist. Their bestselling adult novel debut, Magic For Liars, was published in 2019, and their second novel, The Echo Wife, was published in 2021.
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        - starred review from Publishers Weekly
        - starred review from Booklist
        - a July 2022 Loan Stars Top Pick
        - 175k print run
    • Awards & Reviews

      NYPL Best Books of the Year 2022, Long-listed

      "Gailey’s newest gothic novel is painfully suspenseful and richly dark, their rushing, intoxicating writing in peak form. Delightfully creepy and heartbreakingly tragic, Just Like Home is equal parts raw terror of a dark childhood bedroom, creeping revelations of a true-crime podcast, and searing hurt of resentment within a family. It’s a must-read for all gothic horror fans." —Booklist, starred review

      Praise for The Echo Wife:
      "For those familiar with Gailey's work, expect this one to offer familiar pleasures and some new surprises. And for those who aren't, well, get ready." —Entertainment Weekly

      "Creepy, exhilarating science fiction... A series of dark reveals that leave both the characters and the audience reeling. Readers won't want to put this one down." —Publisher's Weekly

      Praise for Magic for Liars

      “The sharpest female protagonist of the summer”—The Mary Sue

      “A queerer, older, quicker-paced Harry Potter, concerned with the childhood grudges that adults can't get over.”—Refinery 29

      Veronica Mars with a bit of Harry Potter” —The Nerd Daily

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    From the Jump Lacie Waldon
    9780593328279 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:July 19, 2022
    $23.00 CAD 5.5 x 8.22 x 0.9 in | 0.58 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:24 G.P. Putnam's Sons
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      A chronic yes-woman finally admits to what—and who—she really wants in this unforgettable and heartfelt romantic comedy, by the author of The Layover.

      Liv Bakersfield is used to living her life in “shoulds.” Be fit. Be financially responsible. Be your best self. An overworked graphic designer, she’s stretched so thin that she’s about to miss yet another vacation with her beloved group of college friends. But when Liv finally decides to start saying no, it feels good…good enough to leap straight into quitting her job and hopping on a plane to join them in South Africa.

      Amid the exotic landscape and unforgettable sights, Liv expects sun and safari animals and an easy time with her best friends. But such close proximity makes everything more complicated, especially with the emotionally unavailable Lucas Deiss. Their friendship is the only thing in her life that’s still solid, and she vows to do anything she can to keep the group together. But once they get back to LA, Liv discovers that her leap of faith has become a freefall, sending her crashing into Deiss’s arms. With the trust of the people she loves most on the line, Liv must decide between doing what she should … and risking everything for what she shouldn’t want.

      Story Locale: Los Angeles and South Africa
      Lacie Waldon is a writer with her head in the clouds—literally. A flight attendant based in Los Angeles, CA., Waldon spends her days writing from the jump seat and searching the world for new stories. She is also the author of The Layover.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA
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    • Awards & Reviews

      One of Fortune’s 10 New Page-Turning Novels for Summer
      One of Reader’s Digest’s 30 Most-Anticipated Books of 2022

      One of Country Living’s Best Beach Reads of 2022

      “Waldon follows up the success of The Layover with an entertaining friends-to-lovers story set in Los Angeles and on a South African safari.” —Booklist

      ”A contemporary friends-to-lovers romance with secrets, high drama, and strong elements of found family, proving that relationships, both romantic and platonic, are a choice you never stop making.“ —Library Journal

      ”Waldon charts Liv’s epiphany and eventual transformation with convincing attention to detail….[A] comforting romance that bolsters faith in the power of friendship.“ —Kirkus Reviews

      ”Waldon’s novel is a quick and fun read that’s hard to put down. If you thought her debut book The Layover was great, then you’re sure to love this one too.“ —USA Today

      ”This winning friends-to-lovers romance….is charming and believable and the group’s vacation will delight armchair travelers. Fans of Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis should snap this up.“ —Publishers Weekly

      ”You’re going to want to add this lighthearted read to your summer reading list.“Reader’s Digest

      ”Waldon is the name to watch on the romantic-comedy scene. With off-the-charts sexual tension and exceptional emotional payoff, her books have quickly made their way to the top of my auto-buy list.” —Lauren Layne, author of Blurred Lines

      “An escapist and empowering read. I loved following Liv’s journey to open her mind—and her heart—to new opportunities. From the Jump is the perfect book for anyone who’s struggled to step outside their comfort zone.” —Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of Weather Girl

      ”Funny, romantic and exquisitely written, From The Jump will fill your heart with joy. I absolutely loved it.“ —Katy Birchall, author of The Secret Bridesmaid

      ”Swoony, funny, and full of heart, From The Jump is a beautiful tale that celebrates the power of friendship and the paths that lead us to self discovery. A perfect friends-to-lovers beach read!“ —Ali Hazelwood, author of The Love Hypothesis

      ”From the wild, wonderful landscapes of South Africa to the sun-soaked streets of Southern California, From the Jump captivates with its true-to-life friendships, empowering journey of self discovery, and a swoon-worthy romance that left me grinning for days. Lacie Waldon delivers yet another heart-tingling delight!“ —Angie Hockman, author of Shipped

      ”A compelling story about how friendships, family, love and dreams evolve with this adventure we call life, and how all it takes is one brave step to change our lives for the better. With gorgeous transportive prose, witty banter, and swoon-worthy chemistry, From the Jump is a perfect vacation must-read!“ —Samantha Young, author of On Dublin Street

      ”Filled with heart, evolving friendships, and the most delicious slow-burn, sexual-tension filled friends-to-lovers story, From the Jump will captivate readers. Liv’s journey as she slowly sheds her ’perfect’ skin and learns to become comfortable being her perfectly imperfect self is relatable and incredibly rewarding. You’ll want to both devour this book in a night and slow down to savor it and keep it from ending." —Sara Goodman Confino, author of For The Love of Friends

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    After Hours on Milagro Street A Novel Original Angelina M. Lopez
    9781335639929 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:July 26, 2022
    $19.99 CAD 135.13 x 203.2 x 23.88 mm | 0.65 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Carina Trade
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      Guapo pobrecito, her grandmother calls him. The “poor handsome man.”

      Professor Jeremiah Post, the poor handsome man, is in fact standing in the way of Alejandra “Alex” Torres turning Loretta’s, her grandmother’s bar, into a viable business. The hot brainiac who sleeps in one of the upstairs tenant rooms already has all of her Mexican American family’s admiration; she won’t let him have the bar and building she needs to resurrect her career, too.

      Alex blowing into town has rocked Jeremiah to his mild-mannered core, but the large, boisterous Torres clan is everything he never had. He doesn’t believe Alex has the best interest of her family, their community, or the bar’s legacy in mind. To protect all three, he’ll stand up to the tough and tattooed bartender with whom he now shares a bedroom wall—and resist the insta-lust they both feel.

      But when an old enemy threatens Loretta’s and the surrounding neighborhood, Alex and Jeremiah must combine forces. It will take her might and his mind to save the home they both desperately need.
      Angelina M. Lopez writes sexy, contemporary stories about strong women and the confident men lucky to fall in love with them. She has been writing professionally her whole life: first as a journalist for an acclaimed city newspaper, then as a freelance magazine writer and a content marketer for small businesses, and now as a romance author. She lives with her family outside of Washington, D.C. You can find more about her at her website, AngelinaMLopez.com.
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    • Awards & Reviews

      "Sensual, scorching, and steeped in luminous, glimmering prose, After Hours on Milagro Street is proof that Angelina Lopez is the new queen of small town romance—and of our hearts!" --Sierra Simone, author of Priest and A Merry Little Meet Cute

      “Lust, animosity and forced proximity make for a potent cocktail in this emotional enemies-to-lovers romance… Lopez excels at penning strong women who know exactly what they want, but what makes this romance shine is the way she reveals the vulnerabilities and pain hiding behind Alex’s tough exterior and how, in her quest to make her mark on Freedom, she — with Jeremiah’s help — finds love, reclaims her family’s legacy and reveals the true history of her community.” –The Washington Post

      “We tend to associate small town romances with the very twee and white worlds of Hallmark movies, but Angelina M. Lopez is ready to turn that on its head this summer and remind readers that small towns are as diverse as any other corner of America…Lopez combines her signature steamy approach with a romance steeped in questions of gentrification, family, and what home really means.” –Entertainment Weekly

      "Sparks fly and tempers flare in the passionate, un-put-downable rivals-to-lovers romance that launches a sizzling new series...Lopez seamlessly blends high-heat romance with discussions of Alex’s heritage and the fascinating history of 19th-century Mexican immigrants to the Kansas plains. This is a treasure." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      "Not since Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper mixed it up personally and professionally in Ball of Fire has there been such a marvelously mismatched yet inevitably perfect-for-each-other pair of protagonists as Lopez’s (Hate Crush, 2020) sexy mixologist and sweet professor. They generate plenty of sizzling chemistry and muy caliente love scenes. Combine with an engaging plot that celebrates Mexican American history, and you have a romance with both heat and heart.” —Booklist

      "Highly recommend to anyone looking for a change-up from lighthearted romcoms but not willing to go full-blown angst, anyone who appreciates an alpha heroine, and anyone who loves a big family, ghosts, and page scorching sex.” --Elizabeth Everett, author of A Perfect Equation

      "Everything I want in a contemporary romance: instant chemistry between the leads, a boisterous and loyal family, angsty pasts, passion, social justice, and so much more!” –Danielle Jackson, author of The Accidental Pinup

      "This story blew all my expectations out of the water! I’d expected a fun, sexy enemies-to-lover romance with a bar as backdrop. I got a secret family lineage, hidden treasure, emotional twists and turns, a haunted bar, love letters from the past, familia forgiveness, and a whole lot of fun. Throw in a devoted, sensitive and surprisingly sexy professor and you get why I absolutely loved this read! I highly, highly recommend After Hours on Milagro Street, It’s an absolute delight. A definite keeper. Buy it. Read it. Enjoy again and again." -- Diana Muñoz Stewart, bestselling author of The Black Ops Confidential series

      “The story moves quickly, with engaging writing and a complex, layered plot that pulls readers into Jeremiah and Alex’s developing relationship...Lopez’s likeable protagonists, with immediate chemistry and connection, shine in this steamy novel (the first in a planned series).” –Library Journal, starred review

      “Romance is almost always an inherently political genre in the ways it asserts its messages about sexuality, pleasure, power dynamics, and more. But Lopez raises that to the next level, making a profound statement about being an American amid absolutely mind-blowing sex scenes. It's her ability to balance these lascivious passages with pointed, meaningful storytelling that sets her work apart and makes her a writer worth returning to again and again.”- Entertainment Weekly

      "Amidst some of the hottest love scenes put to paper this year, Angelina M. Lopez interrogates big subjects like gentrification, assimilation, and what calling yourself an "American" really means. Her vibrant story of the ways that love, acceptance, and kinship can weave together in a tapestry with the threads of work that undoes erasure is both powerful and swoon-worthy."—Entertainment Weekly, Best Romance Novels of 2022

      I want to go live in Freedom and hang out at Loretta's and I want to go to Easter dinner with Alex's family. And Jeremiah. JEREMIAH. Gah. It takes an amazing hero to compliment a strong heroine, and Angelina nails it. I loved this book and can't recommend it highly enough.—Pippa Grant, USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author

      These two enemies have a slow-burn that'll make you feral -- and that's with an opening one-night stand at that! Because their one-night-stand is nothing compared to what happens when they're really in love, and really trusting each other, and OH MY GOD I LOVED IT….Unique and powerful and sexy and emotional!—Kathryn Nolan, Amazon Top 25 bestselling author

      This book is fantastic. Sexy and emotional, with complex characters, an immersive setting, and far-reaching family mysteries. Angelina M. Lopez has done something really special here and everyone should read it! (Loved it in audio!)—Alexis Daria, author of You Had Me At Hola

      From page one this book is a steamy, swoony, fanning myself read that totally grabbed me. Alejandra "Alex" is a strong, opinionated, and determined woman with a heart of gold! And Jeremiah is a hunky hero you just wanna cuddle up with...such a good man fighting his own demons, like Alex…. This is a definite recommend from me.—Priscilla Oliveras, USA Today bestselling author
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    Kaleidoscope A Novel Cecily Wong
    9780593184455 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:July 05, 2022
    $36.00 CAD 6.21 x 9.27 x 1.06 in | 1.11 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Dutton
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      A dazzling and heartfelt novel about two sisters caught in their parents’ ambition, the tragedy that brings it all crashing down, and the journey that follows.

      Everybody’s heard of The Brightons.

      From rags to riches, sleepy Oregon to haute New York, they are the biracial Chinese American family that built Kaleidoscope, a glittering, ‘global bohemian’ shopping empire sourcing luxury goods from around the world. Statuesque, design savant, and family pet—eldest daughter Morgan Brighton is most celebrated of all. Yet despite her favored status, both within the family and in the press, nobody loves her more than Riley. Smart and nervy Riley Brighton — whose existence is forever eclipsed by her older sister’s presence. When a catastrophic event dismantles the Brightons’ world, it is Riley who’s left with questions about her family that challenge her memory, identity, and loyalty. She sets off across the globe with an unlikely companion to seek truths about the people she thought she knew best —herself included.

      Using the brightly colored, shifting mosaic patterns of a kaleidoscope as its guide, and told in arresting, addictive fragments, Kaleidoscope is at once a reckoning with one family’s flawed American Dream, and an examination of the precious bond between sisters. It reveals, too, the different kinds of love left to grow when tightly held stories are finally let go. At turns devastating and funny, warm and wise, sexy and transportive, Riley’s journey confronts the meaning of freedom and travel, youth and innocence, and what it looks like to belong, grieve, and love on one’s own terms.

      Cecily Wong is the author of the novel Diamond Head, which was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, the recipient of an Elle Readers’ Prize, and voted a best debut of the Brooklyn Book Festival. She is also the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, Self Magazine, Real Simple, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of Barnard College and lives in Portland, Oregon. 

      Author Residence: NY

      Author Hometown: Eugene, OR
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        Author Website: cecilywong.com

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      “Sparkling with sharp observations and deeply wise in its insights, Kaleidoscope is a moving portrayal of the tangled knot of sisterhood and the dizzying spiral of grief. Cecily Wong’s dazzling second novel deftly explores the complex push-pull of family and ambition, and the ways we learn to define ourselves in—and out of—our loved ones’ orbits.”
      —Celeste Ng, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere

      "The two sisters at the center of this intimate novel are biracial Chinese Americans, heirs to their family’s Oregon grocery store turned New York luxury empire, and as different as they are close. When disaster strikes, the younger sister, Riley, must re-evaluate her family and world."
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      “Wong’s insightful and compelling novel follows two sisters in a moving and complex look at ambition and success.”

      Kaleidoscope is a moving story about grief and one prominent family adjusting around a sudden loss. Cecily Wong captures the gradations of loss but also the power of love in the novel, which may be exactly what you need this summer.”
      —Today.com, "26 Best Books to Sink Into This Summer"

      "Evocatively-written and structured like fragments, Kaleidoscope shows what it means to look at family from all angles."
      —Zibby Owens, Good Morning America

      “Ambitious and unabashedly romantic, Kaleidoscope is as heartbreaking and hilarious as life itself…. True to the book’s title, Wong tells her young protagonists’ story in fragments that shift through time and place, cohering into a beautiful, sparkling whole. Although it’s fast-paced enough to be read in a single sitting, Kaleidoscope is a novel you’ll want to linger with, full of fascinating characters and moments of arresting beauty.”
      —Apple Books, “Best of July”

      "Feeling wanderlust? Me too. Well, if you don't have any plans for major travel just yet, prepare to be transported from the comfort of your couch. From Oregon and New York City to Mumbai and beyond, this page-turner will have you riding a wave of emotions. Share in the characters' love, loss and search for purpose in a callous world. I devoured Wong's first novel Diamond Head, too, so if you're a fast reader, I say get both!"
      —Yahoo! Life

      “The author balances her characters’ palpable emotions with whip-smart commentary on cultural commodification.... It’s a smash.”
      Publishers Weekly (starred)

      "True to its title, Wong’s overarching account of one family’s business is told with beautiful imagery but reveals individual pieces that show how things are not what they appear to be. This story of people, culture, and lifestyles will be appreciated by readers who enjoy novels involving families and their secrets, like Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You and Jean Kwok’s Searching for Sylvie Lee."
      Library Journal (starred)

      Kaleidoscope unfolds into a novel much bigger than the sum of its parts: a story of family, grief and identity and what it means to make a life out of an 'opportunity, an aberration, scooped up through... unspeakable loss.'"
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      "Told in beautiful detail with quippy dialogue. . . . A deftly written family saga that explores—and challenges—the contemporary American dream and the meaning of home and family.”

      “Telling a beautiful and heartbreaking story through fragments of the sisters’ lives, Wong shows how they’ve been shaped by the many experiences they’ve lived through, and how different perspectives can change the way we understand the truth.”

      “Cecily Wong’s Kaleidoscope is an evocative novel about sisterhood, ambition, self-knowledge, and how we carry forward after loss. I imagine many readers will find themselves in these pages.”
      —Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes

      “Rich and gorgeously written, Kaleidoscope is a novel of America and of globalization, of sisterly intimacy and of the need for independence. It is pure pleasure to encounter the world through Cecily Wong’s sharp eye and sharper tongue. Here is that rare thing: a story of grief that also manages to be laugh-out-loud funny. I never wanted to put it down.”
      —Julia Pierpont, bestselling author of Among the Ten Thousand Things

      Kaleidoscope is an ode to the fierce and complicated bond between sisters, to unexpected love, to the pleasures of travel and food and unclaimed afternoons. It traces the way loss can change the shape of a life, honoring the experience of profound grief while, miraculously, reminding us of the beauty to be found in surviving. Intricate, gorgeously written, deeply moving -- I loved this book.”
      —Julie Buntin, author of Marlena

      "Cecily Wong's voice is assured and so very alive in Kaleidoscope, a transportive and compulsively readable novel exploring loss and longing, sisterhood and survival, and the complex relationships that both mystify and define us. Fierce, sensitive, and beautifully crafted, I didn't want this book to end."
      —Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know

      “Wong has seamlessly captured the entire Brighton family—how they grieve and how they love one another, what they want and what they need from each other. The result is a startlingly beautiful novel. Kaleidoscope will break your heart and then win it over, time and time again.”
      —Sarah Blake, author of Naamah and Clean Air

      “Cecily Wong’s Kaleidoscope is a dazzling meditation on excess and loss, sensuality and separation. A tour de force contemplation of the end of youth. Not only is it emotionally gripping, structurally brilliant, and conceptually mesmerizing, it’s pure good fun too—lusciously rich in description and replete with all varieties of readerly pleasure.”
      —Yelena Akhtiorskaya, author of Panic in a Suitcase

      Kaleidoscope is a book about love, both its many deceptions and its brutal honesty. This is a wise, tender, beautiful novel by an assured writer, written with empathy for its characters’ messy lives. The Brighton family seems to have it all—money and fame and a perfect family—but all is not as it seems. It is as the family unravels that Kaleidoscope reveals its true design.”
      —Matthew Salesses, author of Craft in the Real World

      “Set in cities as vibrant as its characters, Kaleidoscope tracks a physical and emotional journey through grief, healing, and deeper understanding. In it, twin stories of sibling love and romantic love are woven together to ultimately tell a nuanced story of self-love. I ached for Morgan and Riley, for how strong their bond was despite the secrets they kept. Wong’s wisdom of the heart shines.”
      —Lucy Tan, author of What We Were Promised

      “An introspective portrait of sisterhood rarely told and of a family weathering yet another storm.... Kaleidoscope is heartfelt, devastating, and just long enough to satisfy a reader who thirsts for modern, emotional family dramas.”
      Mochi Magazine

      "This is a story of sisterhood, ambition, and the complex tangled-ness of relationships between sisters, lovers, and parents . . . a book about love, grief, and forgiveness."
      M Magazine

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