Doubleday Canada Fall 2015 Catalogue

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    Wind/Pinball Hardcover Haruki Murakami 9780385681810 $29.95 FICTION Aug 04, 2015
    Acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami’s debut short novels, newly re-translated and in one English-language volume for the first time—with a new introduction by the author.After almost thirty years out of print, the first major works of fiction by international best-selling author Haruki Murakami—the novellas Pinball, 1973 and Hear the Wind Sing—are finally together in one volume, in all-new English translations. Centering around two young men—an unnamed narrator and his friend and former roommate, the Rat—these short works are powerful, at t... + Read More
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    The Night Sister Hardcover Jennifer McMahon 9780385681483 $32.00 FICTION Aug 04, 2015
    A derelict motel, haunting childhood memories, hidden rooms, two sisters and family secrets--a supernatural tale that will thrill and chill in equal measure.     Once a thriving attraction on the well-traveled roads of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, an eerie, abandoned place. Amy, her best friend, Piper, and Piper's younger sister, Margot, played there as kids, exploring everywhere, even the forbidden tower itself--where they uncovered a secret one summer that ended their friendship.     Twenty years later, Piper has le... + Read More
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    Wicked and Weird The Amazing Tales of Buck 65 Hardcover Rich Terfry 9780385679725 $29.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 11, 2015
    Star CBC-radio host Rich Terfry presents the true story of his alter ego, musician Buck 65, in this rollicking and wonderfully written memoir of growing up poor, talented, baseball-obsessed, music-mad and girl-smitten on the East Coast.With wit, style and a born writer’s knack for telling detail, Rich Terfry gives us the story of his unusual life through the eyes of his shy but brilliant and preternaturally observant alter ego, Buck. Born in a small town to a mother who begins yelling at him the moment he is born and a father who disappears int... + Read More
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    This Is Happy Hardcover Camilla Gibb 9780385678124 $29.95 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Aug 18, 2015
    ’“All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them,’ Isak Dinesen once said. Sorrows are all pain otherwise, pain without sense or meaning. But joys, too, it seems to me, need their context. And sometimes their coexistence needs to be borne. The coexistence or possibility of the opposite can be what gives an experience its meaning. At its simplest, that is a story.”—Camilla Gibb, This Is HappyIn this profoundly moving memoir, Camilla Gibb, the award-winning, bestselling author of Sweetness in the Belly and The Be... + Read More
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    Mindware Tools for Smart Thinking Hardcover Richard Nisbett 9780385680998 $32.00 SELF-HELP Aug 18, 2015
    Learn how to think more effectively, at work and at home.Many scientific and philosophical ideas are so powerful that they can be applied to our lives at home and work and school to help us think smarter and more effectively about our behaviour and the world around us. Surprisingly, many of these ideas remain unknown to most of us.In Mindware, the world-renowned psychologist Richard Nisbett presents these ideas in clear and accessible detail, offering a tool kit for better thinking and wiser decisions. He has made a distinguished career of stud... + Read More
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    The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Paperback Katarina Bivald 9780385683593 $17.95 FICTION Aug 25, 2015
    A debut novel to charm all readers, that shows beyond all doubt that it’s books, along with love, that make the world go round.It all began with a correspondence between two quite different women: 28-year-old Sara from Haninge, Sweden, and 65-year-old Amy from the small town of Broken Wheel, Iowa. After years of exchanging books, letters and thoughts on the meaning of literature and life, Sara, mousy, disheveled, who has never been anywhere in her life—has really lived only for her work in a beloved bookshop, which has just closed its doors for... + Read More
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    The Mistake I Made Paperback Paula Daly 9780385685948 $24.95 FICTION Sep 08, 2015
    A new fast-paced, psychological thriller from the author of Just What Kind of Mother Are You? and Keep Your Friends Close.We all think we know who we are.What we’re capable of.Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister, a friend. She’s also desperate.Her business has gone under, she’s crippled by debt and she’s just had to explain to her son why someone’s taken all their furniture away.But now a stranger has made her an offer. For one night with her, he’ll pay enough to bring her back from the edge.Roz has a choice to make.
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    The Scent of Secrets Paperback Jane Thynne 9780385682916 $22.95 FICTION Sep 15, 2015
    Rich with political intrigue and authentic period details, this historical crime novel—the first of three—is perfect for fans of Roberta Rich, Charles Todd and Robert Harris. In Berlin, 1933, British actress Clara Vine finds herself dangerously involved with the British intelligence service.Clara Vine, a half-Jewish Anglo-German, uses her unique access to the upper echelons of pre-war Nazi society to spy for her native Britain. The novel richly fuses fact and fiction with a cast of real Nazis and their British admirers, such as the Mitford sist... + Read More
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    Purity Hardcover Jonathan Franzen 9780385681513 $35.00 FICTION Sep 01, 2015
    A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of Freedom.Jonathan Franzen’s huge-canvased new book is about identity, the Internet, sexual politics, and love—among countless other things. It’s deeply troubling, richly moving, and hilarious—featuring an unforgettable cast of inimitable Franzenian characters who grapple mightily and rewardingly with the great issues of our time and culture.Purity Tyler, known to all as Pip, is an outspoken, forthright young woman struggling to make a life for herself. She sleeps in an rickety commun... + Read More
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    Bream Gives Me Hiccups And Other Stories Hardcover Jesse Eisenberg 9780385683562 $29.95 FICTION Sep 08, 2015
    From Academy Award-nominated Jesse Eisenberg comes a collection of hilarious stories that tackle the modern world from multiple yet equally absurd and poignant points of view.The series of stories that gives the book its unusual title are written from the point of view of a nine-year-old boy whose mother brings him to expensive Los Angeles restaurants so that she can bill her ex-husband for the meals. One story in the “Bream Gives Me Hiccups” series begins: “Last night, Mom and I went to Thanksgiving dinner at a Vegan family’s house, which is k... + Read More
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    Sleep Hardcover Nino Ricci 9780385681605 $30.00 FICTION Sep 22, 2015
    From multi-award winning author Nino Ricci comes a novel of devastating emotional power and intelligence, and often breathless suspense: the story of one man’s descent into sleeplessness. David Pace is a man who has it all—a successful career as an almost-famous academic, a wife blessed with both beauty and brains, a young son and a lovely home. But David’s brain has begun to misfire. It shuts off when David is meant to be awake—when he’s writing, when he’s lecturing, when he’s driving—but otherwise denies him any rest at all. Popping a variety... + Read More
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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Decoded The Full Text of Lewis Carroll's Novel with its Many Hidden Meanings Revealed Hardcover David Day 9780385682268 $45.00 LITERARY CRITICISM Sep 29, 2015
    This gorgeous 150th anniversary edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is also a revelatory work of scholarship.Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—published 150 years ago in 1865—is a book many of us love and feel we know well. But it turns out we have only scratched the surface. Scholar David Day has spent many years down the rabbit hole of this children’s classic and has emerged with a revelatory new view of its contents. What we have here, he brilliantly and persuasively argues, is a complete classical education in coded form—Carroll’s gi... + Read More
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    My History A Memoir of Growing Up Hardcover Antonia Fraser 9780385685177 $34.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 13, 2015
    The doyenne of the historical biography turns the spotlight on her childhood and early life.Antonia Fraser’s memoir of growing up is not only an attempt to recapture the experiences of her Oxford childhood and youth—in Shakespeare’s phrase, to “call back yesterday, bid time return.” It is also a chronicle of the progress of her love of History since her first discovery of it as a private pleasure when she was a child in the 1930s—her history, as she believed it to be, for the study of History (as her books subsequently attest) has always been a... + Read More
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    Quicksand Hardcover Steve Toltz 9780385683715 $34.00 FICTION Sep 15, 2015
    A daring, brilliant new novel from Man Booker Prize finalist Steve Toltz, for fans of Dave Eggers, Martin Amis, and David Foster Wallace: a fearlessly funny, outrageously inventive dark comedy about two lifelong friends.Liam is a struggling writer and a failing cop. Aldo, his best friend and muse, is a haplessly criminal entrepreneur with an uncanny knack for disaster. As Aldo’s luck worsens, Liam is inspired to base his next book on his best friend’s exponential misfortunes and hopeless quest to win back his one great love: his ex-wife, Stella... + Read More
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    City on Fire Hardcover Garth Risk Hallberg 9780385682749 $39.95 FICTION Oct 13, 2015
    A big-hearted, boundary-vaulting novel that heralds a remarkable new talent: set in 1970s New York, it is a story outsized in its generosity, warmth, and ambition, its deep feeling for its characters, and its exuberant imagination.The individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city’s largest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Samantha, two suburban teenagers seduced by downtown’s punk scene; an obsessive magaz... + Read More
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    Dark Corners Paperback Ruth Rendell 9780385685856 $22.95 FICTION Oct 27, 2015
    A brilliantly dark and sinister novel of psychological suspense by Ruth Rendell, “unequivocally the most brilliant crime-writer of our time” (Patricia Cornwell).When Carl sells a box of slimming pills to his close friend Stacey, inadvertently causing her death, he sets in train a sequence of catastrophic events which begin with subterfuge, extend to lies, and culminate in murder.In Rendell’s dark and atmospheric tale of psychological suspense, we encounter mistaken identity, kidnap, blackmail, and a cast of characters who are so real that we co... + Read More
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    Hockey Night Fever Mullets, Mayhem and the Game's Coming of Age in the 1970s Hardcover Stephen Cole 9780385682121 $32.00 SPORTS & RECREATION Oct 20, 2015
    A wildly evocative chronicle of the decade that changed hockey forever.“Lady Byng died in Boston” read a sign in the Garden arena in 1970, a cheery dismissal of the NHL trophy awarded the game’s most gentlemanly player. A new age of hockey was dawning. For 30 years, hockey was an orderly and (relatively) well-behaved sport. There was one Commissioner, six teams and five colours—red, white, black, blue and yellow. Oh, and one nationality. Until 1967, every player, coach, referee and GM in the NHL had been a Canadian. And then came NHL expansion,... + Read More
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    The Outlandish Companion Volume Two Hardcover Diana Gabaldon 9780385685528 $50.00 FICTION Oct 27, 2015
    Featuring all new material and exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the world of Outlander, this comprehensive, fully illustrated guide covers volumes 4-8 of the series and will be a must-have for long-time fans of the bestselling series, new readers, and viewers of the Outlander series on Showcase.#1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated fans with the story of Jamie and Claire for 23 years and 8 epic novels. Now, she takes her readers deeper into their world with the second volume of her comprehensive guide to al... + Read More
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    Where My Heart Used to Beat Hardcover Sebastian Faulks 9780385678995 $34.00 FICTION Oct 27, 2015
    The new bestseller from the author of Birdsong and A Week in December. “You don’t live the life I have without making some enemies.”Having accepted a strange but intriguing invitation to a French island, psychiatrist Robert Hendricks meets the man who has commissioned him to write a biography. But his subject seems more interested in finding out about Robert’s past than he does in revealing his own. For years, Robert has refused to discuss his past. After the war ended, he refused to go to reunions, believing in some way that denying the killin... + Read More
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    The Guest Room Paperback Chris Bohjalian 9780385681957 $24.95 FICTION Jan 05, 2016
    From the bestselling author of A Light in the Ruins and The Sandcastle Girls comes the story of a bachelor party gone horribly wrong: two men lie dead in a suburban living room, two women are on the run from police and a marriage is ripping apart at the seams in this spellbinding tale of murder and sex trafficking.When Richard Chapman offers to host his younger brother’s bachelor party he expects a certain amount of debauchery. He sends his wife, Kristin, and his young daughter off to his mother-in-law’s for the weekend and he opens his Westche... + Read More
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    Pillars of Light Paperback Jane Johnson 9780385682626 $24.95 FICTION Jan 05, 2016
    Diana Gabaldon meets Ken Follett in this epic story of love, war and redemption.In the Syrian city of Akka, Nathanael, a young Jewish doctor, and a Muslim girl called Zohra are about to fall in love, unaware that Jerusalem has just been taken by Saladin’s army and that their city will soon be engulfed by war.Meanwhile in England, John Savage, a foundling boy, runs away from his cruel life in a priory with The Moor, a mysterious man driven by a dream of perfection.John and The Moor become members of a band of conmen travelling through the Englis... + Read More

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