Penguin Canada Fall 2015

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    J Paperback Howard Jacobson 9780143192732 $19.95 FICTION Jun 23, 2015
    A terrifying love story, set in a strange future, told by Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson      Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going. Kevern doesn't know why his father always drew two fingers across his lips when he said a word starting with J. It wasn't then, and isn't now, the time or place to be asking questions. Ailinn, too, has grown up in the dark about who she is or where she comes from. Together, they form a refuge from the commonplace brutality that is the legacy of a histor... + Read More
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    Quartet for the End of Time Paperback Johanna Skibsrud 9780143181965 $21.00 FICTION Jun 23, 2015
    From Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud, a "compassionate and beautiful" (Globe and Mail) story of families changed forever by the upheavals of history     The year is 1932, and America is roiling with unrest. Arthur and Douglas Sinclair, a World War I veteran and his son, join a group of impoverished ex-soldiers marching on Washington. Alden and Sutton Kelly, the rebellious children of a powerful Washington judge, become involved with the veterans' struggle, causing an irreparable rift in the Kelly family. When the march explodes in a violen... + Read More
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    How To Be Both Paperback Ali Smith 9780143192763 $19.95 FICTION Jun 23, 2015
    The dazzling new novel about art by the Man Booker- and Orange Prize-shortlisted author of The Accidental      Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive, and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else.      How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving, genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths, and fictions. There's a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two... + Read More
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    Etta and Otto and Russell and James Paperback Emma Hooper 9780143190004 $19.95 FICTION Jun 30, 2015
    Finalist for the 2017 Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging AuthorsA bestselling debut that has captured readers' imaginations with a story of an elderly woman's last great adventure     Eighty-two-year-old Etta has never seen the ocean. So, early one morning she takes a rifle, some chocolate, and her best boots, and begins walking the 3,232 kilometres from Saskatchewan to Halifax. Her husband, Otto, wakes to a note left on the kitchen table. I will try to remember to come back, Etta writes to him. Otto has seen the ocean, having crossed the Atlantic ... + Read More
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    The Comeback How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power And Influence Paperback John Ralston Saul 9780143192725 $21.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 25, 2015
    Now in paperback, Canada's leading public intellectual's powerful entry into the national discourse on Aboriginal rights and the renaissance of Canada     Historic moments are always uncomfortable, Saul writes in this impassioned argument, calling on all of us to embrace and support the comeback of Aboriginal peoples. This, he says, is the great issue of our time--the most important missing piece in the building of Canada. The events that began late in 2012 with the Idle No More movement were not just a rough patch in Aboriginal relations with ... + Read More
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    Consumed Paperback David Cronenberg 9780143170037 $19.95 FICTION Sep 01, 2015
     Now in paperback, master director David Cronenberg's shocking, irresistibly inventive novel about love and the unthinkable limits of desire     In the book-filled, artfully messy Paris apartment of the famous French intellectuals Célestine and Aristide Arosteguy, an astonishing discovery is made. The grisly, butchered remains of Célestine are found--partially eaten--and her husband, sought by the police for questioning, has disappeared. Naomi Seberg, a young journalist, embarks upon a quest to uncover the truth of Célestine's death and Aristid... + Read More
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    Series: Millennium Series The Girl in the Spider's Web A Lisbeth Salander Novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series Hardcover David Lagercrantz 9780670068999 $34.00 FICTION Sep 01, 2015
    Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop forMi... + Read More
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    Irving vs. Irving Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won't Tell Paperback Jacques Poitras 9780143189954 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 01, 2015
    The inside story of how these ambitious, often ruthless entrepreneurs came to dominate the economic and political affairs of Atlantic Canada, and how they learned to love the property that perplexed them most: their media monopoly     They are Canada's third wealthiest family and one of the largest private landowners in the U.S.A. ... And yet they operate almost entirely in secret.     They are the Irvings. And they have always placed a premium on discretion and family unity. They built their empire--which includes Canada's largest refinery, so... + Read More
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    Make Ahead Meals Over 100 Easy Time-Saving Recipes Paperback Michael Smith 9780143192169 $32.00 COOKING Sep 01, 2015
    Cooking ahead is not only easy and affordable, it's a great way to save time and eat well!     Life is busy and sometimes it's a challenge to get a healthy home-cooked meal on the table. Want to avoid the time pressure of cooking from scratch every day? Looking for fresh ways to save time in the kitchen and still turn out great-tasting meals? Michael Smith knows what you are up against and is here to help you keep time on your side in the kitchen.      Make Ahead Meals is packed with over 100 time-saving recipes, including soups, stews, slow co... + Read More
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    The Courtesan A Novel in Six Parts Paperback Alexandra Curry 9780143197591 $24.95 FICTION Sep 08, 2015
    An astonishing debut novel inspired by the life of the legendary Qing dynasty courtesan, Sai Jinhua.     The year is 1881, the era of China's humiliation at the hands of imperialist Europe. Seven-year-old Jinhua is left alone and unprotected, her life transformed after her mandarin father's summary execution for the crime of speaking the truth. As an orphan, she endures the brutal logic of a brothel-keeper, who puts her to work as a so-called money tree, and she survives the worst of human nature with the friendship and wisdom of the crippled b... + Read More
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    A Wilderness Station Paperback Alice Munro 9780143196938 $24.00 FICTION Sep 15, 2015
    From the 2013 Nobel laureate in Literature--and perhaps our most beloved author: a beautifully repackaged reissue of Alice Munro's Selected Stories (1968-1994), now retitled A Wilderness Station     Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight stories by a writer of unparalleled wit, generosity, and emotional power. Alice Munro makes lives that seem small unfold until they are revealed to be as spacious as prairies and... + Read More
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    Party of One Stephen Harper And Canada's Radical Makeover Paperback Michael Harris 9780143187059 $22.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Jul 30, 2015
    In time for the federal election that promises to be a referendum on Stephen Harper's tenure, Party of One is a scathing look at the majority government of a prime minister determined to remake Canada.     In Party of One, investigative journalist Michael Harris closely examines the majority government of a prime minister essentially unchecked by the opposition and empowered by the general election victory of May 2011. Harris looks at Stephen Harper's policies, instincts, and the often breathtaking gap between his stated political principles an... + Read More
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    Super Fresh Super Natural, Super Vibrant Vegan Recipes Paperback Jennifer Houston 9780143190851 $29.99 COOKING Sep 15, 2015
    As partners in the award-winning Fresh Restaurants, founder Ruth Tal and chef Jennifer Houston have been using whole, natural ingredients to create craveable and vibrant vegan meals, juices, and smoothies for almost two decades. In Super Fresh, Ruth and Jennifer share over 200 delicious and energizing plant-based recipes that are bursting with natural flavours and pure goodness. We all need food to fuel our bodies, so why not cook with natural ingredients with a high nutritional value?      Inside you'll find brand new creations as well as the ... + Read More
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    SuperBetter A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient Hardcover Jane McGonigal 9780670069545 $32.00 SELF-HELP Sep 15, 2015
    A remarkable life plan based on the game the author herself and hundreds of thousands of others have used to leap from trauma and setbacks to recovery and personal growth     You are stronger than you know. You are surrounded by potential allies. You are a hero to others. These three qualities are all it takes to become more resilient in the face of any challenge. SuperBetter will show you that accessing this power is as easy as playing a game.     In 2009, game designer and author Jane McGonigal got a bad concussion that wouldn't heal. She bec... + Read More
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    Family Furnishings Selected Stories, 1995-2014 Paperback Alice Munro 9780143194248 $24.00 FICTION Sep 15, 2015
    From Canada's most beloved author, and winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature--perhaps our most beloved author--a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994)     No Nobel Prize in recent years has garnered the enthusiastic reception that Alice Munro's has, and in its wake, her reputation and readership have skyrocketed worldwide. Now, Family Furnishings gives us twenty-five of her most accomplished, most powerfully affecting stories,... + Read More
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    Unaccountable Truth and Lies on Parliament Hill Hardcover Kevin Page 9780670068166 $32.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Aug 25, 2015
    A unique insider's account of the Harper government so damning that it cannot be ignored     In March 2008, Kevin Page was appointed by the federal Conservatives to be the country's first Parliamentary Budget Officer. The move fulfilled a Tory campaign promise to deliver greater government transparency and accountability. He was later denounced by the same people who appointed him to scrutinize their spending. When he challenged the government on several issues--most notably about the true costs of the F-35 fighter planes--and publicly claimed ... + Read More
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    The Gold Eaters A Novel Hardcover Ronald Wright 9780670068265 $32.00 FICTION Sep 22, 2015
    A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion, of conquest and resistance, and of an enduring love that must overcome the destruction of one empire by another   Kidnapped at sea by conquistadors seeking the golden land of Peru, a young Inca boy named Waman is the everyman thrown into extraordinary circumstances.  Forced to become Francisco Pizarro’s translator, he finds himself caught up in one of history’s great clashes of civilizations, the Spanish invasion of the Inca Empire in the 1530s. To survive, he must not only learn po... + Read More
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    Fight to the Finish Canadians in the Second World War, 1944-1945 Hardcover Tim Cook 9780670067688 $45.00 HISTORY Sep 29, 2015
    Winner of the 2016 Ottawa Book AwardThe magisterial second volume of Tim Cook's definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War.     Historian Tim Cook displays his trademark storytelling ability in the second volume of his masterful account of Canadians in World War II. Cook combines an extraordinary grasp of military strategy with a deep empathy for the soldiers on the ground, at sea and in the air. Whether it's a minute-by-minute account of a gruelling artillery battle, vicious infighting among generals, the scene inside a m... + Read More
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    The Prison Book Club Hardcover Ann Walmsley 9780670069484 $29.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 22, 2015
    A daring journalist goes behind bars to explore the redemptive power of books with bikers, bank robbers, and gunmen     An attack in London left Ann Walmsley unable to walk alone down the street, and shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. A few years later, when a friend asked her to participate in a bold new venture in a men's medium security prison, Ann had to weigh her curiosity and desire to be of service against her anxiety and fear.      But she signed on, and for eighteen months went to a remote building at Collins Bay, ... + Read More
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    The Necessary War, Volume 1 Canadians Fighting The Second World War:1939-1943 Paperback Tim Cook 9780143182894 $30.00 HISTORY Sep 29, 2015
    Co-winner of the 2014-2015 Charles P. Stacey AwardThe definitive account of Canadians fighting in the Second World War written by Canada's premier military historian     Tim Cook, Canada's leading war historian, ventures deep into the Second World War in this epic two-volume story of heroism and horror, loss and longing, and sacrifice and endurance.     Written in Cook's compelling narrative style, this book shows in impressive detail how soldiers, airmen, and sailors fought--the evolving tactics, weapons of war, logistics, and technology. He a... + Read More
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    Road Trip Rwanda A Journey Into the New Heart of Africa Hardcover Will Ferguson 9780670066421 $34.00 TRAVEL Sep 29, 2015
    Hope lives in Africa. Twenty years after the genocide that left Rwanda in ruins, Giller Prize-winning author Will Ferguson travels deep into the once-mysterious "Land of a Thousand Hills" with his friend and cohort Jean-Claude Munyezamu, a man who escaped Rwanda just months before the killings began.      From the legendary Source of the Nile to Dian Fossey's famed "gorillas in the mist," from innovative refugee camps along the Congolese border to the world's most escapable prison, from tragic genocide sites to open savannahs and a bridge to fr... + Read More
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    The Reason You Walk A Memoir Hardcover Wab Kinew 9780670069347 $32.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 29, 2015
    A moving father-son reconciliation told by a charismatic First Nations broadcaster, musician and activist.          When his father was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer, Winnipeg broadcaster and musician Wab Kinew decided to spend a year reconnecting with the accomplished but distant aboriginal man who'd raised him. The Reason You Walk spans the year 2012, chronicling painful moments in the past and celebrating renewed hopes and dreams for the future. As Kinew revisits his own childhood in Winnipeg and on a reserve in Northern Ontario, he l... + Read More
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    A Dog Named Jimmy Hardcover Rafael Mantesso 9780670069521 $24.00 PHOTOGRAPHY Sep 29, 2015
    On Rafael Mantesso's thirtieth birthday, his wife left him. She took their cookware, their furniture, their photos, their decorations. She left Rafael alone in an empty all-white apartment. The only thing she didn't take was their bull terrier, whom she'd named after her favourite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo.      With only his best friend for company, Rafael started snapping photos of Jimmy Choo as he trotted and cavorted through the rooms in glee. Then, when Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to the white wall, on a whim Rafael grabbed a ... + Read More
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    Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page Hardcover Stuart McLean 9780670069439 $32.00 FICTION Oct 06, 2015
    A brand new collection of Vinyl Cafe stories, from the inimitable Stuart McLean, featuring a worldlier and wiser Dave and Morley     Dave and Morley are growing older, Steph and Sam are growing up. Moving out and moving on.     Dave and Morley's marriage has mellowed and deepened like a fine wine, Sam has developed a palate for girls and Gruyere, and Steph's found happiness with an artist who photographs roadkill.      Everyone's growing wiser and worldlier--well, almost everyone.     Yes, Dave still has trouble with the automatic car wash, def... + Read More
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    Alone Against the North An Expedition into the Unknown Hardcover Adam Shoalts 9780670069453 $32.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 06, 2015
    Winner of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's 2016 Young Authors Award Winner of the 2017 Louise de Kiriline Award for NonfictionThe age of exploration is not over. When Adam Shoalts ventured into the largest unexplored wilderness on the planet, he hoped to set foot where no one had ever gone before. What he discovered surprised even him.Shoalts was no stranger to the wilderness. He had hacked his way through jungles and swamp, had stared down polar bears and climbed mountains. But one spot on the map called out to him irresistibly: the Hudso... + Read More
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    All the Way My Life on Ice Paperback Jordin Tootoo 9780143189206 $21.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 18, 2015
    The bestselling story of a true warrior's toughest battle, now in paperback     It seemed as though nothing could stop Jordin Tootoo on the ice. The captain, a fan favourite, a star in international competition, Tootoo was always a leader. And when he was drafted by Nashville in 2001 and made the Predators out of camp in 2003, he became a leader in another way--as the first player of Inuk descent to suit up in the NHL.    All the challenges and pressure would have been more than enough for any rookie, but Tootoo faced something far more difficu... + Read More
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    The Guy on the Left Sports Stories from the Best Seat in the House Hardcover James Duthie 9780670067695 $30.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 13, 2015
    If you’re a sports fan, you know James Duthie.   The biggest games, the biggest trades, the juiciest rumours—chances are Duthie is the guy you tuned in to hear talk about them. There are other experts and insiders, stats guys and analysts, but no one else who can talk about sports with the humour, the knowledge, and the charisma Duthie brings to every event he covers. He also makes the best spoof videos. The Guy on the Left tells the story of Duthie’s career in broadcasting, from a nerdy appearance on a game show to chatting with Tiger Woods in... + Read More
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    The Reproach of Hunger Food, Justice and Money in the 21st Century Hardcover David Rieff 9780670069781 $35.00 POLITICAL SCIENCE Oct 20, 2015
    Why have we failed to address the crisis of hunger in the twenty-first century?  In 2000 the world’s leaders and experts agreed that the eradication of hunger was the essential task for the new millennium. Yet in the last decade the prices of wheat, soya, and rice have spiraled, seen by many as the cause of the widening poverty gap and political unrest from the Arab Spring to Latin America. This food crisis has condemned the bottom billion of the world’s population who live on less than $1 a day to a state of constant hunger. In The Reproach of... + Read More
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    Quinn The Life of a Hockey Legend Hardcover Dan Robson 9780670069910 $32.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 03, 2015
    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2017 RBC TAYLOR PRIZEA tribute to the larger than life story of a hockey icon and hero.     The hockey world mourned when Pat Quinn died in November 2014.      Tough guys sobbed. Networks carried montages of Quinn's rugged hits, his steely-eyed glare, and his famous victories. Quinn made a few enemies over the years, but there was no one who didn't respect the tough working-class kid who had fought his way to the very top of the hockey world.     He had butted heads with superstars, with management, and with the league itself... + Read More
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    Mr. Hockey The Autobiography of Gordie Howe Paperback Gordie Howe 9780143192718 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 27, 2015
    The sensational bestselling autobiography from the guy who defined the game     There will never be another player like Mr. Hockey. Certainly no one has ever come close to matching Gordie Howe's incredible twenty consecutive seasons among the top five scorers in the NHL. No one has come close to scoring 100 points after the age of forty. It seems improbable that anyone will ever again play for Team Canada while sharing the ice with his two sons. What seems even less likely is that another player will suit up as a professional hockey player in f... + Read More


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