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    Last Song Sung A Cullen and Cobb Mystery David A. Poulsen Canada
    9781459739864 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:May 05, 2018
    $17.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 300 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      A musical cold case has Cullen and Cobb back on the beat.

      On February 28, 1965, a young singer named Ellie Foster stepped into the alley behind The Depression, a Calgary folk club where she shared the bill with Joni Anderson, later to become famous as Joni Mitchell. During a cigarette break in the back alley, Ellie was forced into a car and the musicians with her were shot and killed. The investigation that followed turned up no sign of the kidnappers, and Ellie Foster was never seen again.

      Now, more than fifty years after the singer’s disappearance, Ellie’s granddaughter approaches Cullen and Cobb to try to find out what happened to her grandmother. The search for the truth about Ellie Foster takes the two investigators straight into the past. They find themselves investigating a failed political assassination and discover that there are those who will stop at nothing, even half a century later, to ensure that certain secrets remain untold.
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      David A. Poulsen has been a teacher, actor, cowboy, high school football coach, and — most of all — a writer. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Serpents Rising and Dead Air, the first two books in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. He lives on a ranch in the Alberta foothills near Calgary.
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      David A. Poulsen is a brilliant storyteller and observer … Last Song Sung is destined to go to number 1 with a bullet.
      Brims with nostalgia for a fondly remembered era set forth in a relaxed, amiable style.
      Very well researched—brought tears to my eyes reading about my old haunts and old friends no longer with us … kind of brought them back to life for me.
      Fans of detecting duos who don’t know Cullen and Cobb need to make their acquaintance immediately.
      This tense, suspenseful story has plenty of humor and offers vivid glimpses into Canadian music history.
      Fans of The Sixties folk music era will be intrigued by David A. Poulsen’s latest Cullen and Cobb mystery.
      Last Song Sung is plot driven, compassionate storytelling.
      A great Canadian set read with a great sense of a misunderstood city.
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    Writing Creative Writing Essays from the Field Rishma Dunlop Canada, Daniel Scott Tysdal Canada, Priscila Uppal Canada
    9781459741690 Paperback LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing On Sale Date:May 05, 2018
    $28.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 490 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:14 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Essential and engaging essays about the joys and challenges of creative writing and teaching creative writing by a host of Canada’s leading writers.

      Writing Creative Writing is filled with thoughtful and entertaining essays on the joys and challenges of creative writing, the complexities of the creative writing classroom, the place of writing programs in the twenty-first century, and exciting strategies and exercises for writing and teaching different genres. Written by a host of Canada’s leading writers, including Christian Bök, Catherine Bush, Suzette Mayr, Yvette Nolan, Judith Thompson, and thom vernon, this book is the first of its kind and destined to be a milestone for every creative writing student, teacher, aspirant, and professional.
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      Rishma Dunlop was an award-winning poet, playwright, essayist, and translator. She was a Professor of Creative Writing and Education at York University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her publications include Lover Through Departure, Metropolis, and White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood.
      Daniel Scott Tysdal is an award-winning writer and professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is the author of Fauxccasional Poems, Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method, and a poetry textbook, The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems. Daniel lives in Toronto.
      Priscila Uppal is an internationally acclaimed poet, prose writer, and playwright. A York University professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she is the author of Ontological Necessities and Cover Before Striking. Her memoir, Projection: Encounters with My Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize and a Governor General’s Award. Priscila lives in Toronto.
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      Writing Creative Writing is the first Canadian anthology to bring together such a wide-ranging collection of voices on teaching creative writing. This is a book for everyone interested in how we learn to write — students, writers, administrators and creative writing instructors will all find sparkling insights here into the diverse strategies writers use to help each other get better at the craft.
      What a marvelous compendium of ideas, approaches and practices to help guide and reassure us as writers. This book is a must for Canadian writers, aspiring and established.
      This vital compendium of contemporary writings on pedagogy in the creative writing classroom is essentially a heavy tool belt that will equip anyone for teaching in any genre and at every stage of their career
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    A Matter of Conscience James Bartleman Canada
    9781459741126 Paperback FICTION / Native American & Aboriginal On Sale Date:May 12, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 1 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y A J. Patrick Boyer Book
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      A novel of love and betrayal dealing with the biggest issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples today.

      In the summer of 1972, a float plane carrying a team of child welfare officials lands on a river flowing through the Yellow Dog Indian reserve. Their mission is to seize the twin babies of an Indigenous couple as part of an illegal scheme cooked up by the federal government to adopt out tens of thousands of Native children to white families. The baby girl, Brenda, is adopted and raised by a white family in Orillia.

      Meanwhile, that same summer, a baby boy named Greg is born to a white middle-class family. At the age of eighteen, Greg leaves home for the first time to earn money to help pay for his university expenses. He drinks heavily and becomes embroiled in the murder of a female student from a residential school.

      The destinies of Brenda and Greg intersect in this novel of passion, confronting the murder and disappearance of Indigenous women and the infamous Sixties Scoop.
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      James Bartleman is the former lieutenant governor of Ontario and the bestselling author of the novels As Long as the Rivers Flow and The Redemption of Oscar Wolf. A member of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, he is also a retired ambassador, an officer of the Order of Canada, and winner of the Aboriginal Achievement Award. He lives in Perth, Ontario.
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      James Bartleman, a First Nation person himself, writes movingly … about the tragic reality of misogynistic racism and violence against Indigenous women and girls.
      Forces us to confront uncomfortable truths as we seek a path to reconciliation.
      Graphically brings alive the horrific consequences of the removal of Indigenous children from their families and communities.
      The novel may serve as an accessible entry point for readers interested in learning about this traumatic chapter in North American history.
      Bartleman’s strength as a writer is his compassion. He respects each of his characters and sets the stage for real-world discussions of Canada’s past, present, and future.
      As Bartleman succeeded in educating me on this grim piece of history, A Matter of Conscience is a moving piece of literature and a must-read.
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    Bleeding Darkness A Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery Brenda Chapman Canada
    9781459740044 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:May 19, 2018
    $14.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 340 gr | 392 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Two murders, fourteen years apart, both shrouded in secrets.

      David McKenna lies dying in a Kingston hospital, his children gathered from across the country to say a final goodbye. But the family reunion opens old wounds. David’s only daughter, Lauren, never recovered from the unsolved murder of her high school best friend fourteen years earlier — or the suspicion that her brother, Tristan, was behind it.

      Before David breathes his last, Tristan’s pregnant wife disappears and the Major Crimes Unit is called in to help find her. With Kala Stonechild struggling to reconnect with her foster niece and Zach Woodhouse making trouble for Staff Sergeant Jacques Rouleau, tensions are running high on the team, but they must put their personal problems aside when a woman’s strangled body is found frozen on the Rideau Trail.

      With a winter storm sweeping the shores of Lake Ontario, the team uncovers unspeakable betrayals that give more than one suspect a reason to kill …
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      Brenda Chapman’s first Stonechild and Rouleau novel, Cold Mourning, was nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in 2015. She lives in Ottawa.
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      A complex and suspenseful mystery. Recommended highly to crime-fiction fans looking for a new author.
      Bleeding Darkness is a cleverly-crafted story, steeped in suspense, impossible to put down
      The ongoing story lines in Kala and Rouleau’s personal and work lives add depth and strength to this book and the series as a whole. Readers will enjoy riding shotgun with them through every twist and turn of this intriguing case.
      Chapman shows once again why she is on the rise among thoughtful and insightful crime writers. Bleeding Darkness is not only a good Canadian crime novel — it is a good crime novel, period.
      Great cast of characters and very clever plotting.... Altogether a very satisfying mystery!
      The fifth installment in the marvelous Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery series, Bleeding Darkness by Brenda Chapman, is a superb police procedural.
      This is a solidly constructed and compelling mystery—and a tale of inter- and intra-family conflict.
      As slick with twists and turns as the stormy Kingston winter streets, this beefy family drama will keep you turning pages.
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    Showrunner Kim Moritsugu Canada
    9781459740976 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date:June 02, 2018
    $17.99 CAD 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in | 320 gr | 304 pages Carton Quantity:37 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      The hiring of a new assistant triggers a power struggle between an aging TV show creator and her former protégée.

      Rising-star showrunner Stacey McCreedy has one goal: to leave behind her nerd-girl origins and become a power player — like Ann Dalloni, her former mentor and current producing partner. Ann, meanwhile, is feeling her age and losing her mind. But she’ll be damned if she cedes control of their hit primetime TV show to Stacey.

      After Ann hires Jenna, a young actress hoping to restart her stalled career, as an assistant, the relationship between Ann and Stacey deteriorates into a blood feud. Soon, Jenna must choose whom to support and whom to betray to achieve her own ends. And Stacey will find out if she possesses the killer instinct needed to stay on top.
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      Kim Moritsugu’s six previously published novels include The Glenwood Treasure (shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Crime Novel Award), The Restoration of Emily (serialized on CBC Radio), and The Oakdale Dinner Club. She recaps TV shows online as The Hungry Novelist and lives in Toronto.


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      Dewey Divas and the Dudes Spring 2018 Pick 2018, Commended
      Loan Stars June 2018 Pick 2018, Commended
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    A Tiding of Magpies A Birder Murder Mystery Steve Burrows Canada
    9781459737617 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:June 09, 2018
    $15.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 340 gr | 384 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      It is in the silent spaces between the facts that the truth often lies.

      When his most celebrated case is suddenly reopened, Detective Chief Inspector Jejeune‘s long-buried secrets threaten to come to light. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Lindy, faces an unseen threat of her own, one from which even Jejeune may not be able to protect her. Between fending off inquiries from the internal review and an open murder case that brings more questions than answers, Jejeune will have to rely on the help of the stalwart Sergeant Danny Maik more than ever. But Maik is learning things that cause him to question his DCI‘s actions, both past and present. In the current case, and in the former one, the facts seem clear enough. But it is in the silences, those empty spaces between the facts, that the truth is to be found.
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      Steve Burrows has pursued his birdwatching hobby on six continents. The first Birder Murder Mystery, A Siege of Bitterns, won the 2015 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Steve lives with his wife, Resa, in Oshawa, Ontario.
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      A new Birder Murder mystery is a highlight of migration season for those of us who prefer our birds to be bookish.
      This is a well-crafted, quickly paced mystery with a number of suspects and a satisfying conclusion.
      As we’ve come to expect from the series, this novel is smart and thoughtful, and rich with suspense.
      A Tiding of Magpies leaves the reader wondering what will become of this detective to whom we’ve become quite attached over all of these books.
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    When the Bubble Bursts Surviving the Canadian Real Estate Crash (Second Edition) 2nd edition Hilliard MacBeth Canada
    9781459742031 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Investments & Securities On Sale Date:June 23, 2018
    $24.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 440 gr | 272 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      A newly updated edition for the fast-changing real estate market in Canada!

      Over the last two decades Canadians have become convinced that real estate is the “safe haven” investment. This widely held belief and obsession with real estate led millions of Canadians to take on massive amounts of debt — tripling their collective financial burden — ensuring that Canada is one of the most indebted nations on the planet.

      Drawing on dozens of interviews and even more conversations with individual Canadians and couples, this second edition also tackles the economic conditions and regulatory rules that allowed such a dangerous situation to develop in Canada, formerly a nation of conservative and prudent citizens.

      Hilliard MacBeth argues that Canada is in the midst of an unprecedented real estate bubble and that there will soon be a crash in house prices, triggering a financial crisis. Individual Canadians and families can still take action to protect themselves from the fallout of the bubble bursting — if they act quickly.
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      Hilliard MacBeth has advised individuals and families from across Canada on their investments for forty years. He lives in Edmonton.
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      Now that Canada’s housing bubble is bursting, Hilliard MacBeth will be recognized for having called it beforehand. He blends the practical knowledge of a financial advisor who successfully survived numerous booms and busts with an intellectual's knowledge of the fallacies that bedevil conventional economics.
      A great read and packed with useful insights and information, this is one Canadian housing-related asset that should hold its value remarkably well over the foreseeable future.
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    Being Prime Minister J.D.M. Stewart Canada
    9781459738485 Paperback HISTORY / Canada On Sale Date:June 16, 2018
    $26.99 CAD 6 x 9 x 1 in | 540 gr | 344 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Behind the politics, discover the lives of Canada's leaders.

      Canada has had twenty-three prime ministers, all with views and policies that have differed as widely as the ages in which they lived. But what were they like as people? Being Prime Minister takes you behind the scenes to tell the story of Canada’s leaders and the job they do as it has never been told before.

      From John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau, readers get a glimpse of the prime ministers as they travelled, dealt with invasions of privacy, met with celebrities, and managed the stress of the nation’s top job. Humorous and hard working, vain and vulnerable, Canada leaders are revealed as they truly were.
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      J.D.M. Stewart is a Canadian history teacher. His writing has appeared in newspapers across Canada for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Toronto.
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      Dewey Divas and the Dudes Spring 2018 Pick 2018, Commended
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      “With lively anecdotes and thoughtful insights, Stewart reminds us that there are human beings behind the headlines. This absorbing and original book explores aspects of political life that are
      too often ignored.” —CHARLOTTE GRAY, author of The Promise of Canada

      “A valuable and insightful look at the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of the people who have held the highest office in the land. A must read for anyone who wants a better understanding of what it takes to lead our country.” —DON NEWMAN, retired senior parliamentary editor for CBC

      “Bursts with details and anecdotes on the daily lives of the very human men and woman who
      have led us. A trove of trivia treasures.” —JOHN IBBITSON, Globe and Mail journalist and author of Stephen Harper

      “A fun and fascinating book that reminds us that prime ministers are human; each with
      unique strengths, quirks, and foibles. Well researched, crisply written, and refreshingly non partisan, it is immensely enjoyable, gossipy, heartwarming.” —JOHN BOYKO, author of Cold Fire

      “Each of the remarkable people who have occupied Canada’s highest office are brought vividly to life on the pages of this immensely readable book. A super fun and worthwhile read.” —Senator LINDA FRUM
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    What Kind of Parent Am I? Self-Surveys That Reveal the Impact of Toxic Stress and More Dr. Nicole Letourneau Canada
    9781459739000 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting On Sale Date:June 23, 2018
    $17.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 260 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:60 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      Toxic stress can occur in any home, rich or poor, regardless of age, education, or walk of life.

      Research has shown that adaptive, supportive parents are the best at insulating their children from all but the biggest catastrophes. Exposure to “toxic stress” in childhood can cause depression, alcoholism, obesity, violent behaviour, heart disease, and even cancer in adulthood. Parents who are less sensitive or attentive or who regularly misinterpret their children’s needs can let too much stress trickle through, or even cause it in the first place, which can carry on to the next generation.

      What Kind of Parent Am I? uses specially created surveys to identify problem areas for parents. With recommended resources and advice throughout, Dr. Letourneau informs and empowers parents to deal directly with their unique risks and challenges, helping them become the best parents they can be.
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      Dr. Nicole Letourneau is a research chair in parent–infant mental health at the University of Calgary. Her research has been featured in the Globe and Mail and Huffington Post and on CTV News, Global News, and the CBC. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
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      Discusses the significance of social support for promoting positive parenting strategies and stimulating healthy child development … I applaud Dr. Letourneau’s insights based on scientific evidence and innovative ideas for encouraging parents to seek support for themselves and their families. This book is timely and transformative.
      A must-read, refreshing look at what is really essential for parents to know, with intricate viewpoints presented in a comprehensive, easy-to-read format, including informative do-it-yourself surveys. This book also does a superb job highlighting Reflective Functioning (RF) — an extremely important yet unfamiliar concept to many parents. Both moms and dads will enjoy learning what RF is and how it underpins healthy serve and return interactions, which can help children overcome even the most difficult stressors. Encouraging parents to seek help when they need it is very welcome advice too!
      If you have a lot of stressful situations going on in your life you may be saddened by some of your test results BUT the book doesn’t just say “that’s not good for your child” and leave it at that. It delivers the results gently and most importantly, gives suggestions for where to turn to improve things.
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    When the Flood Falls The Falls Mysteries J.E. Barnard Canada
    9781459741218 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:July 14, 2018
    $18.99 CAD 5 x 8 x 1 in | 360 gr | 424 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Dundurn
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      2016 Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel — Winner

      When a phantom stalker targets her friend, Lacey McCrae’s crime-busting skills are tested to their limits.

      With her career in tatters and her marriage receding in the rear-view mirror, ex-RCMP corporal Lacey McCrae trades her uniform for a tool belt, and the Lower Mainland for the foothills west of Calgary. Amid the oil barons, hockey stars, and other high rollers who inhabit the wilderness playground is her old university roommate, Dee Phillips. Dee’s glossy life was shaken by a reckless driver; now she’s haunted by a nighttime prowler only she can hear.

      As snowmelt swells the icy river, threatening the only bridge back to civilization, Lacey must make the call: assume Dee’s in danger and get her out, or decide the prowler is imaginary and stay, cut off from help if the bridge is swept away.
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      J.E. Barnard's first book in the Falls Mysteries series, When the Flood Falls, won the Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award in 2016. Her novella Maddie Hatter and the Gilded Gauge was an Alberta Book of the Year and a 2018 Prix Aurora finalist. She lives in Calgary.
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      A fine debut, one hopes the first of many Lacey McCrae novels to come.
      More than a riveting page-turner, When the Flood Falls also offers readers a stirring celebration of female friendship and the ability of women to summon strength and resilience in times of crisis. I already can’t wait for the next Lacey McCrae adventure.
      Beneath the many mysteries of Barnard’s character-driven debut are enduring questions about the complexities of life and the choices people make.
      A master at developing characters with believable, deep and rich histories that give authenticity to their psychological states and affect the interactions and relationships within the story.
      Set in the stunning foothills of the Rocky Mountains, When the Flood Falls weaves a compelling, intricate tale of love, community, and betrayal in the high-stakes world of big oil and hockey. In this impressive series debut, Barnard introduces Lacey McCrae, a tough but fragile ex-RCMP officer in search of a new path to dignity.
      A taut, high-stakes thriller that is deeply personal, internal, and psychological.
      This complex, unconventional debut, which revolves around the power of men to instill fear, unfolds slowly, introducing the voices of three individuals suffering from some form of trauma.

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