CANADA - Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group Fall 2013

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    The Guts Hardcover Roddy Doyle 9780345808059 $29.95 FICTION Aug 06, 2013
    LONGLISTED 2015  – International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award A triumphant return to the characters of Booker Prize-winning writer Roddy Doyle's breakout first novel, The Commitments, now older, wiser, up against cancer and midlife. Jimmy Rabbitte is back. The man who invented the Commitments back in the 1980s is now 47, with a loving wife, 4 kids...and bowel cancer. He isn't dying, he thinks, but he might be.Jimmy still loves his music, and he still loves to hustle--his new thing is finding old bands and then finding the people who loved them e... + Read More
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    Fire and Ashes Success and Failure in Politics Hardcover Michael Ignatieff 9780345813268 $29.95 POLITICAL SCIENCE Sep 24, 2013
    Renowned author and former Liberal Party of Canada leader Michael Ignatieff delivers a stirring meditation on contemporary politics and the lessons he learned in defeat. Candid and utterly unexpected, this book is not just for Canadians concerned about the future of the Liberal Party, but for all citizens concerned about the future of Canada and of political discourse in today's increasingly partisan world.  In 2011, the "Natural Governing Party of Canada" suffered its greatest defeat when Stephen Harper's Conservatives won a majority and Jack ... + Read More
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    My Ghosts Hardcover Mary Swan 9780345807830 $29.95 FICTION Sep 10, 2013
    From Mary Swan, the bestselling author of the Scotiabank Giller finalist The Boys in the Trees, comes a dazzling and intricate new novel that tracks one family across 150 years, unearthing long-buried secrets and capturing moments that reverberate unexpectedly across the generations.  In My Ghosts, with an uncanny eye for the telling detail, Mary Swan brings to vivid life a household of Scottish orphans trying to make their way in Toronto in 1879. The youngest, Clare, has rheumatic fever; the oldest brother has run away. The fate of them all re... + Read More
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    Series: Harry Hole Series Police Paperback Jo Nesbo 9780345813206 $24.95 FICTION Sep 17, 2013
    The thrilling follow-up to Jo Nesbo's #1 bestseller Phantom.Several police officers are found murdered at the scene of an old and unsolved murder case that they were involved in investigating. The killings are extremely brutal and bestial. The police have no leads. What's more, they're missing their best investigator. A severely wounded man in a coma is kept alive at a hospital in Oslo. The room is guarded by the police and the identity of the patient is kept secret.
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    The Son of a Certain Woman Hardcover Wayne Johnston 9780345807892 $32.00 FICTION Sep 17, 2013
    Here comes Percy Joyce. From one of Canada’s most acclaimed, beloved storytellers: The Son of a Certain Woman is Wayne Johnston’s funniest, sexiest novel yet, controversial in its issues, wise, generous and then some in its depiction of humanity. Percy Joyce, born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, in the fifties is an outsider from childhood, set apart by a congenital disfigurement. Taunted and bullied, he is also isolated by his intelligence and wit, and his unique circumstances: an unbaptized boy raised by a single mother in a fiercely Catholic so... + Read More
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    The Lowland Hardcover Jhumpa Lahiri 9780676979367 $29.95 FICTION Sep 24, 2013
    WINNER 2015 – DSC Prize for South Asian LiteratureShortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker PrizeTwo brothers bound by tragedy; a fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past; a country torn by revolution: the Pulitzer Prize winner and #1 New York Times bestselling author gives us a powerful new novel--set in both India and America--that explores the price of idealism, and a love that can last long past death. Growing up in Calcutta, born just fifteen months apart, Subhash and Udayan Mitra are inseparable brothers, one often mistaken for the other. B... + Read More
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    The Once and Future World Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be Hardcover J.B. Mackinnon 9780307362186 $29.95 NATURE Sep 24, 2013
    From one of Canada's most exciting writers and ecological thinkers, a book that will change the way we see nature and show that in restoring the living world, we are also restoring ourselves.  The Once and Future World began in the moment J.B. MacKinnon realized the grassland he grew up on was not the pristine wilderness he had always believed it to be. Instead, his home prairie was the outcome of a long history of transformation, from the disappearance of the grizzly bear to the introduction of cattle. What remains today is an illusion of the ... + Read More
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    The Dogs Are Eating Them Now Our War in Afghanistan Hardcover Graeme Smith 9780307397805 $32.00 HISTORY Sep 24, 2013
    For readers of War by Sebastian Junger, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch, and The Forever War by Dexter Filkins: The Dogs Are Eating Them Now is a raw, uncensored account of the war in Afghanistan from a brilliant young reporter who for several years was the only Western journalist brave enough to live full-time in the dangerous southern region. The Dogs are Eating Them Now is a highly personal narrative of our war in Afghanistan and how it went dangerously wrong. Written by a respecte... + Read More
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    Lives of the Family Stories of Fate and Circumstance Hardcover Denise Chong 9780307361233 $28.00 HISTORY Oct 08, 2013
    International bestselling author of The Concubine's Children, Denise Chong returns to the subject of her most beloved book, the lives and times of Canada's early Chinese families.    In 2011, Denise Chong set out to collect the history of the earliest Chinese settlers in and around Ottawa, who made their homes far from any major Chinatown. Many would open cafes, establishments that once dotted the landscape across the country and were a monument to small-town Canada. This generation of Chinese immigrants lived at the intersection of the Exclusi... + Read More
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    Empress Dowager Cixi The Concubine Who Launched Modern China Hardcover Jung Chang 9780307357540 $35.00 HISTORY Oct 29, 2013
    From the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans, and co-author of the bestselling Mao: The Unknown Story, the dramatic, epic biography of the unusual woman who ruled China for 50 years, from concubine to Empress, overturning centuries of traditions and formalities to bring China into the modern world. A woman, an Empress of immense wealth who was largely a prisoner within the compound walls of her palaces, a mother, a ruthless enemy, and a brilliant strategist: Chang makes a compelling case that Cixi was one of the most formi... + Read More
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    Longbourn Hardcover Jo Baker 9780345813602 $30.00 FICTION Oct 08, 2013
    A brilliantly imagined, irresistible below-stairs answer to Pride and Prejudice: a story of the romance, intrigue and drama among the servants of the Bennet household, a triumphant tale of defying society's expectations, and an illuminating glimpse of working-class lives in Regency England. The servants at Longbourn estate--only glancingly mentioned in Jane Austen's classic--take centre stage in Jo Baker's lively, cunning new novel. Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking th... + Read More
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    Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy Hardcover Helen Fielding 9780345807953 $30.00 FICTION Oct 15, 2013
    Bridget Jones is back!   When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.     With her hotly anticipated third installment, Bridg... + Read More
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    The Longer I'm Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006- Hardcover Paul Wells 9780307361325 $32.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 22, 2013
    WINNER 2014 – Ottawa Book Award for Non-FictionThe definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in power by this country’s most trenchant, influential and surprising political commentator. Oh, he won, but he won’t last. Oh, he may win again but he won’t get a majority. Oh, his trick bag is emptying fast, the ads are backfiring, the people are onto him, and soon his own party will turn on him. And let me tell you, it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy . . .Despite a constant barrage of outrage and disbelief from his detractors, Stephen Harper is on his way... + Read More
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    The Sweetness of a Simple Life Tips for Healthier, Happier and Kinder Living Gleaned from the Wisdom and Science of Nature Hardcover Diana Beresford-Kroeger 9780345812957 $32.00 NATURE Oct 22, 2013
    The author of The Global Forest--an international bestseller and a classic upon publication, beloved by readers around the world--gives us her tips and advice for achieving better health and peace of mind, with frugality, simplicity and pleasure not far behind.      In The Sweetness of a Simple Life, Diana Beresford-Kroeger mixes science with storytelling, wonderment, magic, myth and plenty of common sense. Orphaned at an early age, Beresford-Kroeger was raised by elderly relatives in Ireland in the Druidic tradition, taught the overlap between... + Read More
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    A Permanent Member of the Family Selected Stories Paperback Russell Banks 9780345808127 $24.00 FICTION Nov 12, 2013
    A sterling collection of short stories from the author of Rule of the Bone and The Sweet Hereafter--his first in almost fifteen years--including six never-before-published works. One of our most prestigious writers, Russell Banks is a literary icon whose works probe the recesses of the human condition. His novels and stories offer rich portraits that are profound and deeply resonant--appearing regularly in anthologies and collections such as The Best American Short Stories and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. This collection of twelve short work... + Read More
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    One Day in August The Untold Story Behind Canada's Tragedy at Dieppe Hardcover David O'Keefe 9780345807694 $35.00 HISTORY Nov 05, 2013
    Magnificent and engrossing, One Day in August reveals in full for the first time the “Ultra Secret” story behind one of WW2’s most controversial mysteries—and one of Canada’s most sorrowful moments.   In a narrative as powerful and moving as it is authoritative,  David O’Keefe rewrites history, connecting Canada’s tragedy at Dieppe with an extraordinary and colourful cast of characters—from the young Commander Ian Fleming, later to become the creator of the James Bond novels, and his team of crack commandos to the code-breaking scientists of Bl... + Read More
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    Being Uncle Charlie A Life Undercover with Killers, Kingpins, Bikers and Druglords Hardcover Bob Deasy 9780345812827 $29.95 TRUE CRIME Dec 31, 2013
    Being Uncle Charlie is the intense, intimate and graphic story of one Canadian undercover cop who spent two decades infiltrating organized crime. From Russian and Italian mafias to notorious biker gangs, Bob Deasy gained access to and the acceptance of criminals who most cops in any country would never encounter or arrest, let alone befriend.Bob Deasy had an illustrious twenty-three year career with the Ontario Provincial Police. Using little more than his quick wits, natural confidence and a deft mental equilibrium that allowed him to stay thr... + Read More
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    Steve Nash The Unlikely Ascent of a Superstar Hardcover Dave Feschuk 9780307359476 $29.95 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 29, 2013
    From the authors of the national bestseller Leafs AbomiNation, the story behind the success of one of Canada's greatest athletes, NBA all-star Steve Nash. A small man in a big man's game, a white man in a game dominated by black men, a rare Canadian in a US-based industry, the unlikely rise of Steve Nash, from Victoria high school to Hollywood hardwood, is compelling proof that great things await those who refuse to accept less of themselves. Nearly 2 decades into a Hall of Fame-bound career, Nash is a 2-time MVP, an 8-time all-star and wearer ... + Read More
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    Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (14) Hardcover Alexander McCall Smith 9780307398307 $30.00 FICTION Nov 05, 2013
    In the latest book in the beloved, bestselling series of mysteries set in Botswana, Mma Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including mistakenly using face creams that burn the skin. Could someone be trying to put them out of business? Meanwhile on the home front, successful career woman Mma Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana--a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the... + Read More
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    How We Lead Canada in a Century of Change Hardcover Joe Clark 9780307359070 $32.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Nov 05, 2013
    A passionate argument for Canada's reassertion of its place on the world stage, from a former prime minister and one of Canada's most respected political figures. In the world that is taking shape, the unique combination of Canada's success at home as a diverse society and its reputation internationally as a sympathetic and respected partner consititute national assets that are at least as valuable as its natural resource wealth. As the world becomes more competitive and complex, and the chances of deadly conflict grow, the example and the init... + Read More
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    Road Ends Hardcover Mary Lawson 9780345808080 $29.95 FICTION Nov 12, 2013
    He listened as their voices faded into the rumble of the falls. He was thinking about the lynx. The way it had looked at him, acknowledging his existence, then passing out of his life like smoke. . . It was the first thing—the only thing—that had managed, if only for a moment, to displace from his mind the image of the child. He had carried that image with him for a year now, and it had been a weight so great that sometimes he could hardly stand. Mary Lawson’s beloved novels, Crow Lake and The Other Side of the Bridge, have delighted legions of... + Read More
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    Toxin Toxout Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World Hardcover Bruce Lourie 9780307402202 $29.95 HEALTH & FITNESS Dec 10, 2013
    The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT. Following the runaway success of their first book, 2 of Canada's leading environmental activists give practical and often surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and homes. There are over 80,000 synthetic chemicals in commerce today, including hormone-disrupting phthalates and parabens, cancer-causing pesticides, heavy metals and air pollutants. Rick Smith and Bruce Louri... + Read More
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    Throwing Stones Hardcover Al Rae 9780345812513 $28.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Mar 03, 2015
    Rolling Stones is comedian Al Rae’s foray into the sport and subculture of curling. This is Word Freak with a Canadian twist: destined to be a favourite of those who think curling is great, those who think curling is funny—and especially to both.A social history of curling with plenty of good jokes. A valentine to the small town, with some speculation on curling’s future in the changing demographics of Canada, the US and Europe. A tribute to the world’s most unassuming athletes and their favorite brand of smokes. Some angles on the physics of... + Read More


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