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A Novel
By (author): Terry Fallis
9780771050961 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Coming of Age Aug 13, 2019
$22.95 CAD
Active 5.8 x 8.25 x 1.1 in 400 pages McClelland & Stewart

From two-time Leacock Medal winner Terry Fallis comes a funny and smart new novel about destiny—and what it means to forge your own path.

Adam Coryell is your average high-school student—well, except for that obsession with fountain pens—when his life changes forever. Based on a study by a quirky Swedish professor that claims that every human being, regardless of athletic inclination, has a body that is suited to excel in at least one sport, it turns out that Adam is good—very good, in fact—at golf. Even though he’d never even picked up a golf club.

Almost instantly, and with his coach, hard-nosed Bobbie Davenport by his side, Adam and his new-found talent skyrocket to a prodigy-level stardom that includes tournament titles, sponsorship deals, throngs of fans following his every move, and fodder for tabloids.

But here’s the catch: Adam doesn’t really like golf. And as the life he once knew slips away—including the love of his life, the dream of being a writer, and everyday normalcy—he can’t help but wonder if all this success and fame is worth it…or if it’s enough for him.

Heartwarming and funny, sweeping and entertaining, Terry Fallis’s new book takes readers on a journey of self-discovery.

LUCKY #7: This is Terry’s seventh book, the seventh Terry Fallis book M&S has published, and celebrates an 11-year partnership.

AUTHOR WITH A LOYAL FANBASE: Since the publication of his first book, the Leacock Medal and Canada Reads-winning The Best Laid Plans, Terry has had a dedicated readership and following that eagerly anticipates every new book.

THE HARDEST WORKING AUTHOR IN THE BUSINESS: Terry is famous for his endless tour schedule—this year alone, he did 60 events, and already has many lined up for 2019. He still draws a crowd and will promote his new book with energy and enthusiasm.

NEW LOOK: With this, Terry’s seventh book, we’re working on a new design for him, in the hopes to broaden his readership.

LEACOCK MEDAL FAVOURITE: Terry is a five-time nominee and a two-time winner.

TERRY FALLIS grew up in Toronto and earned an engineering degree from McMaster University. Drawn to politics at an early age, he worked for cabinet ministers at Queen’s Park and in Ottawa. His first novel, The Best Laid Plans, began as a podcast, then was self-published, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, was re-published by McClelland & Stewart to great reviews, was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC’s Canada Reads as “the essential Canadian novel of the decade,” and became a CBC Television series. His next two novels, The High Road and Up and Down were finalists for the Leacock Medal, and in 2015, he won the prize a second time, for his fourth book, No Relation. A skilled public speaker, Terry Fallis is also co-founder of the public relations agency Thornley Fallis. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons, and blogs at Follow @TerryFallis on Twitter.


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Publicity: Tour activity in Toronto, SW Ontario, and pending invitations, fall festivals

Engage national/regional print publications like the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Quill & Quire for reviews, interview opportunities, and round-ups

National broadcast media from Toronto around on-sale including Global’s The Morning Show, CTV’s Your Morning, and CBC’s The Next Chapter

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Praise for One Brother Shy:

“It’s always a thrill to crack open a book and find places you know reflected in the pages. When this happens, it makes me feel as if I’m a player in the story unfolding before me. And so it was with Terry Fallis’s sixth novel, One Brother Shy…”—Ottawa Magazine

“The book is also something of an ode to one of the most unique emotional bonds a human can experience—the ineffable connection shared by identical twins.”—Toronto Star

More Praise for Terry Fallis:

“Fallis excels at making his readers love his characters, even those with truly unlovable traits.”—Globe and Mail

“Terry Fallis is fast becoming a master of fiction writing.”—Montreal Gazette

Reading a Fallis novel is like watching The Big Bang Theory or some other well-scripted TV sitcom. You laugh, you are entertained, you return to your regular life slightly refreshed.“—Quill & Quire

”An author who’s quickly becoming one of the country’s pre-eminent humour writers."—


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