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    Series: In Death
    Vendetta in Death An Eve Dallas Novel J. D. Robb, Susan Ericksen
    9781250241498 CD-Audio FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date:December 31, 2019
    $26.99 CAD 5.2 x 6.75 x 0.57 in | 80 gr Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Macmillan Audio
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      "Superbly performed by Susan Ericksen,Vendetta in Death is mesmerizing to the very end, and a "must" especially for connoisseurs of the genre...Highly recommended." —Midwest Book Review

      The predator becomes the prey in J. D. Robb'sVendetta in Death, the newest thriller in the #1New York Times bestselling series featuring homicide detective Eve Dallas.

      She calls herself Lady Justice. And once she has chosen a man as her target, she turns herself into a tall blonde or a curvaceous redhead, makes herself as alluring and seductive as possible to them. Once they are in her grasp, they are powerless.

      The first victim is wealthy businessman Nigel McEnroy. His company’s human resources department has already paid out settlements to a couple of his young victims—but they don’t know that his crimes go far beyond workplace harassment. Lady Justice knows. And in one shocking night of brutality, she makes him pay a much steeper price.

      Now Eve Dallas and her husband, Roarke, are combing through the evidence of McEnroy’s secret life. His compulsive need to record his misdeeds provides them with a wide range of suspects, but the true identity of Lady Justice remains elusive. It’s a challenging case, made even more difficult by McEnroy’s widow, who reacts to the investigation with fury, denial, and threats. Meanwhile, Lady Justice’s criminal crusade is escalating rapidly, and if Eve can’t stop this vigilante, there’s no telling how much blood may be spilled…

      Bio
      J. D. ROBB is the pseudonym for #1New York Timesbestselling author Nora Roberts. She is the author of over 200 novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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    A Bond Undone The Definitive Edition Jin Yong, Gigi Chang
    9781250768865 Hardcover FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date:March 24, 2020
    $41.99 CAD 6.73 x 9.47 x 1.69 in | 710 gr | 544 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Griffin
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      A Bond Undone is the second book in Jin Yong's epic Chinese classic and phenomenon Legends of Condor Heroes series, published in the US for the first time!

      In the Jin capital of Zhongdu, Guo Jing learns the truth of his father’s death and finds he is now betrothed, against his will, to two women. Neither of them is his sweetheart Lotus Huang.

      Torn between following his heart and fulfilling his filial duty, Guo Jing journeys through the country of his parents with Lotus, encountering mysterious martial heroes and becoming drawn into the struggle for the supreme martial text, the Nine Yin Manual. But his past is catching up with him. The widow of an evil man he accidentally killed as a child has tracked him down, intent on revenge.

      Meanwhile, his true parentage at last revealed, Yang Kang, the young prince Guo Jing must face in the Garden of the Eight Drunken Immortals, is forced to choose his destiny. Will he continue to enjoy the life of wealth and privilege afforded to him by the invader of his homeland, or give up all he has known to avenge his parents?

      Bio

      Jin Yong (pen name of Louis Cha) was a true phenomenon in the Chinese-speaking world. Born in Mainland China, he spent most of his life writing novels and editing newspapers in Hong Kong. His enormously popular martial arts novels in the series Legends of the Condor Heroes have become modern classics and remain a must-read for readers looking for danger and adventure.

      Gigi Chang translates from Chinese into English. Her translations include classical Chinese dramas for the Royal Shakespeare Company and contemporary Chinese plays for London’s Royal Court Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Festival and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.

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        -  300 million copies sold worldwide of the Legends of the Condor series
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      Praise for LEGENDS OF THE CONDOR HEROES:

      "A delightful entertainment." -Kirkus onA Bond Undone

      "Jin Yong’s work is undoubtedly worth reading." -Publisher's Weekly

      "Fans of sword-and-sorcery fantasy and historical fiction alike will enjoy this hard-hitting yarn." -Kirkus

      "Filled to the brim with characters and action, this translation will allow English-speaking readers to finally enjoy a classic of the wuxia fantasy genre, and hopefully whet their appetites for more." -Booklist

      "Pick [A Hero Born] up as soon as you can and check out its majesty for yourself." - SyFy Wire,10 SFF Books You Shouldn't Miss This September

      "Full of noble heroes and pitched battles, Cha's stories were epic, featuring not just fantastical kung fu swordsmen who can fly and walk on water, but also complex characters and plots woven into dramatic historical events." – CNN

      "Widely known by his pen name, Jin Yong, his work, in the Chinese-speaking world, has a cultural currency roughly equal to that of 'Harry Potter' and 'Star Wars' combined." -The New Yorker

      "[A Hero Born is] actually one of the most famous works by author Louis Cha (commonly known as Jin Yong), a Hong Kong writer beloved across the Chinese-speaking world." –NPR

      "...his works were loved by generations - both in China and worldwide." - BBC

      “The Hong Kong writer, Louis Cha, writing under the pen name Jin Yong from the mid-1950s through the rise of a movie star named Bruce Lee, created what have become the world’s greatest and most beloved martial arts novels. When he passed in 2018, he left behind epic stories of betrayal and honor, intrigue and amour, slashing blades and flashing fists, and a dazzling parade of indelible characters that hundreds of millions of readers have come to love. The arrival of the U.S. edition ofThe Legends of the Condor Heroesis a major event. Welcome to the world of Jin Yong. Once you’ve entered, you may never want to leave.” — Jeff Chang, American Book Award Winner and author ofCan’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

      "A Chinese Lord of the Rings." -Irish Times

      “The world’s biggest kung fu fantasy writer.” –The Guardian

      “In Anna Holmwood’s spirited translation, this action-packed and ideas-laden saga is as revealing of modern as of ancient China.” –economist.com

      “…the novel makes use of hundreds of characters to create an epic world of martial arts and entangled human stories, not just about familial bonds and romance, but also brotherhood and patriotism.” –Global Times


      A Hero Bornreads like…an early legend, such as theDeath of King Arthur.” -GeekDad

      A Hero Born is a stirring epic, full of gravity-defying kung fu, treachery, loyalty and love.” –The Times

      “The plot includes betrayal and allegiance in different martial arts schools, and the rise and fall of dynasties.” –Telegraph UK

      “…[Jin Yong’s novels have] become a touchstone for generations of readers, and an influence on authors such as Ken Liu.” –The Verge

      “The world imagined by Chinese writer Jin Yong is one which celebrates loyalty, courage, and the triumph of the individual over a corrupt and authoritarian state – carried out by no less than heroes who fly through trees and deliver deadly blows to their enemies with a single finger.” –Quartzy.com

      “You’ll be rooting for the heroes to the end.” –SFX Magazine, 4 starred review

      “Cha…created an imaginary world in his 15 novels – one featuring martial arts, poetry and plots with deep roots in Chinese history, culture and beliefs.” –South China Morning Post

      “Prepare to be swept along as our champion gallops towards his nemesis and destiny.” –Daily Mail

      "Jin Yong's stories have been passed down in the East from generation to generation and thus nurture people of all ages." - Yan Lianke, Man International Booker-shortlisted author

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    Little Secrets A Novel Jennifer Hillier Canada
    9781250623690 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:April 21, 2020
    $23.99 CAD 6.19 x 9.34 x 0.99 in | 180 gr | 352 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Minotaur Books
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      "Suspenseful and compelling - Hillier is a masterful storyteller." - Chevy Stevens

      All it takes to unravel a life is one little secret. . .

      Marin had the perfect life. Married to her college sweetheart, she owns a chain of upscale hair salons, and Derek runs his own company. They're admired in their community and are a loving family - until their world falls apart the day their son Sebastian is taken.

      A year later, Marin is a shadow of herself. The FBI search has gone cold. The publicity has faded. She and her husband rarely speak. She hires a P.I. to pick up where the police left off, but instead of finding Sebastian, she learns that Derek is having an affair with a younger woman. This discovery sparks Marin back to life. She's lost her son; she's not about to lose her husband, too. Kenzie is an enemy with a face, which means this is a problem Marin can fix.

      Permanently.

      Bio

      JENNIFER HILLIER was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, lived in the Seattle area for years, and has just moved back to Toronto with her husband and son.
      Jennifer is the author of Wonderland, Creep, and Jar of Hearts.



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        - Canadian author, Jennifer Hillier lives in Toronto
        - over 2500 copies of her previous book, Jar of Hearts, sold in pb in Canada

        Jar of Hearts, Hillier’s last C-format, sold 2,700 copies in Canada
        - “Suspenseful and compelling—Hillier is  a masterful storyteller.” –Chevy Stevens
        - Canadian author
        - exclusive C-format for Canadian market

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      " The perfect blend of riveting characters, chilling details, and gasping twists in this standout thriller will keep you frantically reading until the explosive end." -Lisa Gardner "Intense and compelling. This page-turner will grip your imagination until the very last, astonishing twist." -Chevy Stevens "It's not often that a mystery features such a fresh plot... The answers will surprise even the most hardened thriller readers." -Cleveland Plain Dealer
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    The Coaching Habit Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever Michael Bungay Stanier Canada
    9780978440749 Paperback BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management On Sale Date:November 16, 2019 Print Run:10000
    $16.95 CAD 5.41 x 7.47 x 0.64 in | 270 gr Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Page Two Books, Inc.
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      In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact.

      Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how--by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results.

      · Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question
      · Stay on track during any interaction with The Awe Question
      · Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question
      · Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question
      · Finally ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question

      A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workplace--from good to great.

      "Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide and answer, or unleash a solution. giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice. --Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly.
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      An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats. ?George Orwell

      Michael was banned from his high school graduation for "the balloon incident", was sued by one of his Law School lecturers for defamation, gave himself a concussion digging a hole as a laborer, was fired on his first shift as a garage attendant and has held a number of jobs where he had little or no impact.

      Luckily, there's also been some upside. He is the author of a number of successful books including: End Malaria (which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Malaria No More), Do More Great Work, Get Unstuck & Get Going, Great Work Provocations and most recently The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever. He is also the founder and Senior Partner of Box of Crayons (BoxOfCrayons.biz), was the first Canadian Coach of the Year and a Rhodes Scholar.

      Box of Crayons is a company that helps organizations around the world do less Good Work and more Great Work. They specialize in giving busy managers the tools so they can coach in 10 minutes or less. They have particular expertise with organizations in the financial, professional service, pharmaceutical and consumer goods market sectors, and particular success with organizations with engaged but overwhelmed employees. Their programs are delivered by a global cadre of program leaders.

      Michael speaks regularly to audiences around the world. Highlights include speaking at Google, the HRPA and SHRM conferences, the Rural Women of Manitoba conference and anywhere that's vaguely warm during wintertime in Toronto, his home.

      "If I had to pick a person to have dinner with, when I need to be prodded and challenged and inspired to think about the things I really am committed to think about for myself and what I'm doing, I'd pick Michael Bungay Stanier. He has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible about what we know but aren't willing to admit we know yet." ?David Allen, author of Getting Things Done
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      Michael Bungay Stanier distills the essentials of coaching to seven core questions. And if you master his simple yet profound technique, you?ll get a two-fer. You?ll provide more effective support to your employees and co-workers. And you may find that you become the ultimate coach for yourself.
      ?Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

      Coaching is an art, and it?s far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. It can also mean unlearning our ?fix it? habits. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And he guides us through the tricky part: how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice.
      ?Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly

      What can you do to become a better leader? Michael asks and answers this question by offering aspiring leaders seven thoughtful questions that will change their leadership habits. This book is full of practical, useful and interesting questions, ideas and tools that will guide any leader trying to be better.
      ?Dave Ulrich, co-author of The Why of Work and The Leadership Code

      Michael?s intelligence, wit, articulateness and dedication to the craft of coaching shine forth in this brilliant how-to manual for anyone called to assist others. Even after four decades of my own experience in this arena, The Coaching Habit has provided me with great takeaways.
      ?David Allen, author of Getting Things Done

      Amid a sea of coaching books that drone on with the same old, overused conceptual frameworks, there is a gem of hope. The Coaching Habit is a treasure trove of practical wisdom that takes a timeless pursuit?to turn every manager into a coach?and breaks it down into a simple set of everyday habits. If you are ready to take your leadership to the next level, you need this book.
      ?Jessica Amortegui, Senior Director Learning & Development, Logitech

      There are many coaching books out there that end up on the bookshelf half read. Michael Bungay Stanier?s The Coaching Habit engages you from start to finish. A simple read that is bold and direct, relatable and real, this book will change the way you communicate with colleagues at work and family at home. If you want to read one book on coaching that will resonate with you quickly and that is not overwhelming, choose this one.
      ?Johanne McNally Myers, VP Human Resources, Tim Hortons

      Among a plethora of books, studies and op-ed pieces about the importance of coaching and how to execute this most critical of development interventions well, it?s easy to understand why students and practitioners of the craft feel confused or overwhelmed by the array of approaches, frameworks and systems extolled as ?the right way.?Michael Bungay Stanier has expertly cut through this confusion with his new book in a manner that is simple to understand, realistic in its intention and ultimately effective to apply. I believe this book will establish itself as a powerful and useful toolset for the professional coach, the student learner and the people manager alike.
      ?Stuart Crabb, Director Learning & Development, Facebook

      This is not just a book; this is the voice in your head, the person that sits on your shoulder?guiding you to greatness. Being a great coach is more than skill; it?s a mindset, a way of being. Michael has a remarkable way of delivering that message through artful storytelling, practical examples and proven techniques. A must-have book for the coach who truly wants to make a difference.
      ?Sinéad Condon, Head of Global Performance Enablement, CA Technologies

      The Coaching Habit is funny, smart, practical, memorable and rounded in current behavioural science. I found it highly valuable for my own work and collaborations.
      ?James Slezak, Executive Director of Strategy, New York Times

      Where others can overcomplicate the purpose and practice of coaching, Michael Bungay Stanier provides a practical and unintimidating approach to this essential habit of great leaders. He succinctly articulates the research behind the art of respectful inquiry and its role in fostering an authentic partnership among colleagues who are committed to doing meaningful work together. The Coaching Habit is a thoroughly enjoyable read that immediately inspired me to adopt new habits.
      ?Dana Woods, CEO, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

      The magic of leadership occurs in daily conversations. With The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier gives managers an extremely simple yet powerful tool (just seven questions!) to help them coach their teams to greatness, each and every day.
      ?Andrew Collier, Head of Leadership Development, Nestlé

      ?Fantastic . . . and where was this book when I needed it?? are the first thoughts popping into my head after reading this book. I?ve read countless books on leadership and coaching over my career but few brought it all together like Michael Bungay Stanier?s. I love the concepts of keeping it simple and practice, practice, practice, which are key to building your coaching habit. Michael makes what some leaders see as complex a simple process, whether you are an experienced or new people leader. Definitely a must-read book.
      ?Monique Bateman, SVP, TD Bank Group

      The Coaching Habit is the essence of practical coaching for busy managers. No filler, no abstract theory, no tedious stories. Just everyday, practical tools so that you can coach in ten minutes or less.
      ?Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning & Organizational Development, Twitter

      Bungay Stanier has it right. We are creatures of habit, and from our habits we create ourselves, our lives and the world around us. The Coaching Habit is a manual for applying the power of habit to the power of coaching to accomplish more with and through others. Do not read this book. Practice it. Apply it. Keep it on your desk and build your coaching habit.
      ?Michele Milan, CEO Executive Programs, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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