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    Relax, Dammit! A User's Guide to the Age of Anxiety Timothy Caulfield Canada
    9780735236325 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture On Sale Date:December 01, 2020
    $32.00 CAD 6.2 x 9.31 x 1.02 in | 1.13 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Allen Lane
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      WINNER of the 2021 Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Award



      WINNER of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards’ Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction



      “Will vaccinate you against misinformation!”—Dr. Jen Gunter, renowned gynecologist and author of The Vagina Bible

      An entertaining and practical guide to getting through the day with less stress and better health, from the host of the hit TV series A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.


      We make a ridiculous number of decisions every day—possibly even thousands. We make decisions about when to wake up, how to brush our teeth, what to have for breakfast, how to get our kids to school, the amount of coffee to drink, and on and on.

      Making so many decisions is tough. It can cause stock analysts to perform progressively worse over the course of a day. It can lead us to make poor decisions about the food we eat—the more brain fatigue we experience, the more junk food we consume. And the more deliberate the decision—that is, the more we need to think about it—the more fatiguing the process. There are many social forces at work that make how and what we choose an unnecessarily anxious process. But it doesn’t have to be.

      In Relax, Dammit!, health policy expert Timothy Caulfield takes us through a regular day—from the moment we wake up to when we go to sleep—and shows the underlying science behind our actions and habits. What he reveals is that we make decisions that are based, to a lesser or greater extent, on misinformation. Whether he’s studying cell phone use, bike commuting, or raw-milk cheese consumption, Caulfield shows that many of the things we believe to be healthier, safer, or just better, simply aren’t. With solid grounding in current and reliable scientific findings, the author points to a less stressful way forward—which means we can all afford to relax a lot more.

      Insightful, sometimes controversial, and always entertaining, Relax, Dammit! is a surprising and liberating guide to modern life.


      Story Locale: North America
      Bio
      TIMOTHY CAULFIELD is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta. His interdisciplinary research on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, the public representations of science, and health policy issues has allowed him to publish over 350 academic articles. He has won numerous academic and writing awards and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Trudeau Foundation, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He contributes frequently for the popular press and is the author of two national bestsellers: The Cure for Everything: Untangling the Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness and Happiness, and Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?: When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash. Caulfield also has a strong social media presence and is the host and co-producer of the documentary TV series, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death.

      Author Residence: Edmonton, AB
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        Marketing: Facebook advertising

        Influencer mailing

        Google search to complement the media tour



        Publicity: Review coverage in all major outlets - The Globe and Mail, CBC Books, Postmedia, and the Toronto Star

        Toronto/Calgary tour and have the opportunity to get other local media when Tim is traveling through Speakers Spotlight

        National and regional radio/TV interviews like Global Morning, Your Morning, The Social, CBC Syndication



        Author Social Media: Twitter: @CaulfieldTim
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Award - General Audience 2021, Winner
      Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction 2021, Short-listed
      Reviews
      WINNER of the 2021 Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Book Award

      WINNER of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards' Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction

      “Perhaps you, like me, find yourself bewildered by conflicting claims about everything from the food you should eat, to the 'five second rule' if that food falls on the floor, to whether public toilet seats pass along terrifying diseases. Tim Caulfield masterfully, and humorously, walks you through all of the things you’re likely to encounter in a typical day and provides much needed sanity in a world of claims run amok. It also serves as an introduction to critical thinking for those who don’t know how to approach such questions, enabling all of us to make better sense of any new nonsense that comes forward. I devoured it (and it didn’t even fall on the floor).”
      —Daniel Levitin, author of Successful Aging and The Organized Mind

      “Tim Caulfield gives us an entertaining guide to some of the most entrenched as well as the more recent wellness fads. No one understands the impact of pop culture on health communication better than Caulfield, who is an expert in the marketing of health misinformation and disinformation. He is an entertaining science communicator who understands that fear is a big driver of our headline-driven 24/7 news cycle. Every day we are met with headlines—which often contradict the ones from the previous week—as to how we should be living our lives. Caulfield tackles this confusing clickbait by walking the reader through an imaginary day. His style of communication is effective and easy to understand. And I learned a lot! Read this book—it will vaccinate you against misinformation!”
      —Dr. Jen Gunter, renowned gynecologist and author of The Vagina Bible

      “This is Tim Caulfield at his best! He takes us on a witty romp through a day’s activities, casting a critical eye on the numerous decisions we routinely make. Should we worry about fluoride in our water, gluten in our food, shaking hands with strangers? Are dietary supplements all they claim to be? How often should we wash our hair, hug our friends or check e-mails? There is always a risk-benefit ratio to consider and Tim is marvelous at digging up the science that tells us when to worry and when to, dammit, relax!”
      —Joe Schwarcz, PhD, Director, McGill Office for Science and Society, and author of A Grain of Salt and A Feast of Science

      “Goop debunker Timothy Caulfield returns with a science-informed daily guide to living with less stress and better health.”
      Quill & Quire

      “In the very clever format of walking us hour by hour through a typical day’s choices—to step on that scale; to try for a better parking spot; to have that fifth coffee, and with raw milk or no—Caulfield considers each choice in the context of the most-thorough science available.”
      Edmonton Journal
  • 2
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    9781984804785 Paperback FICTION / Science Fiction On Sale Date:December 29, 2020
    $22.00 CAD 5.45 x 8.2 x 0.98 in | 0.63 lb | 352 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Ace
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      In the newest novel in Genevieve Cogman’s historical fantasy series, time-traveling Librarian spy Irene must stop a series of assassination attempts that threaten to destroy her and everything she has worked for.

      Librarian Irene is teaching her new assistant the fundamentals of a Librarian’s job, and finding that training a young Fae is more difficult than she expected. But when they both narrowly avoid getting killed in an assassination attempt, she decides that learning by doing is the only option they have left - especially when the assassins keep coming for them, and for Irene’s other friends as well…

      In order to protect themselves, Irene and her friends must do what they do best: search for information to defeat the overwhelming threat they face and identify their unseen enemy. To do that, Irene will have to delve deeper into her own history than she ever has before, face an ancient foe, and uncover secrets that will change her life and the course of the Library forever.


      Story Locale: Villain’s island lair and modern day Vienna

      Series Overview: Librarian Irene and her assistant, Kai, travel through time and dimensions, fighting supernatural creatures of chaos, to track down the most important books in all of the worlds in this fun and adventurous fantasy series.
      Bio
      Genevieve Cogman is a freelance author, who has written for several role-playing game companies. She currently works for the NHS in England as a clinical classifications specialist. She is the author of The Invisible Library, The Masked City, The Burning Page, and The Lost Plot.

      Author Residence: Leeds, England

      Author Hometown: England
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        Marketing: Targeted online advertising

        ARC distribution and giveaways

        Pre-publication consumer outreach

        Social media campaign

        Consumer sweepstakes

        Library marketing campaign

        E-mail marketing campaign

        grcogman.com

        Facebook.com/genevieve.cogman

        Twitter @GenevieveCogman



        Publicity: National print publicity

        Online publicity campaign

        Blog campaign



        Author Website: grcogman.com

        Author Social Media: Facebook.com/genevieve.cogman; Twitter @GenevieveCogman
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      “The lightning-fast pace, colorful characters, and a surprise revelation will thrill fantasy fans eager for more of Cogman’s Invisible Library series.”--Booklist

      Praise for the Invisible Library Novels


      “Clever dialogue, time hopping through fun locales, plenty of action, and hints of fresh plotting will have readers looking forward to further Library missions.”—Library Journal

      “A dazzling bibliophilic debut.”—Charles Stross, Hugo Award–winning author of The Nightmare Stacks

      “Clever, creepy, elaborate world building and snarky, sexy-smart characters!”—N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season

      “A book in which to wallow.”—The Guardian (UK)

      “Witty fantasy...a thrilling and deliciously atmospheric adventure.”—Locus

      “Ms. Cogman has opened a new pathway into our vast heritage of imagined wonderlands. And yet, as her story reminds us, we yearn for still more.”—The Wall Street Journal

      “Funny, exciting, and oh-so-inspiring, this is the kind of fantasy novel that will have female readers everywhere gearing up for their own adventure.”—Bustle
  • 3
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    Lazarus Joona Linna Series: #7 Lars Kepler, Neil Smith
    9780771048135 Paperback FICTION / Crime On Sale Date:December 01, 2020
    $24.95 CAD 6.06 x 8.98 x 1.17 in | 1.19 lb | 496 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y McClelland & Stewart
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      INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

      15 MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE

      The seventh gripping thriller in Lars Kepler’s bestselling series featuring Joona Linna.


      Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, was shot and killed years ago. The police moved on and managed to forget the darkness that had tainted their lives.

      Now, a mysterious killer is brutally murdering Europe’s most loathsome criminals. When police discover that two of the victims have connections to Detective Joona Linna, it’s clear that somebody is trying to send him a message. As the body count rises, the evidence seems to point to a ghost from Joona’s past…the most terrifying villain he’s ever had to face.

      Joona is convinced that his worst nightmare is about to become a reality: Jurek Walter, the man who tore apart his family, has returned to finish the job.


      Story Locale: Sweden

      Series Overview: Joona Linna Seris: Book #7

      Joona Linna, the tall, charismatic chief inspector in the Swedish Police Force, says little but sees and registers everything. He is strong, fearless, and one of the most reliable investigators on the force. But this brilliant veneer conceals a painful past, and he often won’t hesitate to use unconventional, sometimes questionable, methods to solve his cases. Dark, psychological, and often graphic, the Joona Linna tales by Lars Kepler are some of Sweden’s most successful crime thriller books.
      Bio
      LARS KEPLER is a No. 1 bestselling international sensation, whose Joona Linna thrillers have sold more than 15 million copies in 40 languages. Lars Kepler is the pseudonym for writing duo, Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril. They live with their family in Sweden.



      Author Residence: Stockholm, Sweden
      Marketing & Promotion
        Author Website: larskepler.com

        Author Social Media: www.facebook.com/larskepler/ Instagram: @larskepler
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
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      “From the opening line, Kepler sets an ominous tone, cold and heavy with a taught sense of anticipation that will keep readers flying through the pages despite their fear of what might come next. Absolutely terrifying and beautifully written. I'm a fan for life!” Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Boy

      “One of the best thrillers of the year! Kepler treats us readers to a nonstop roller coaster of suspense, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of perfectly realized characters. And, oh, what a villain! Lazarus is the definition of a one-sitting read!” Jeffery Deaver, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Goodbye Man

      “Kepler’s characters, particularly Joona Linna, are always drawn sharp and deep, like scalpel cuts. Kepler’s prose unrolls as smoothly as a loop of razor wire. But it’s Kepler’s storytelling that really draws blood. Lazarus is as literate as peak Michael Connelly and as addictive as David Baldacci.”
      A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Woman in the Window

      Lazarus is written in the fast and furiously paced present in short, bitty chapters that move quickly between characters and scenes to ramp up tension. This gives them an intense, cinematic feel. Characters, even minor ones, are well-developed and credibly flawed with painful pasts. The plot is pretty twisty too, so why these books haven’t been turned into mainstream movies or a TV boxed set is anyone’s guess. Surely Scandi noir hasn’t had its day quite yet? While Lazarus can be read as a standalone, it’s more enjoyable when read as a sequel to The Sandman. But be warned: it’s pretty bloodthirsty. I lapped it up.” —Evening Standard, UK

      “Lars Kepler, pseudonym of husband-and-wife crime-writing team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril, was Sweden’s best-selling author of the 2010s, across all genres and in any language. Seven novels down the line, their amalgam of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole series and Stieg Larsson’s bloody gothic mayhem is also gripping international audiences. Their knack is to sketch believable characters while the plot clatters along like an out-of-control roller-coaster. This tale of a series of elaborate murders across Scandinavia is linked to past novels featuring Kepler’s most barbaric villain, Jurek Walter. The result is savage but irresistible.” —Metro, UK

      “[T]his is deeply visceral stuff, largely keeps cliché at bay and is handled with a casual assurance that makes it unputdownable.” —European Literature Network, UK
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    Red Hands A Novel Christopher Golden
    9781250246301 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:December 08, 2020 Print Run:25000
    $38.50 CAD 7.87 x 9.4 x 1.08 in | 510 gr | 320 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y St. Martin's Press
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      In bestselling author Christopher Golden's supernatural thriller Red Hands, sometimes a story is a warning. Sometimes the warning comes too late

      When a mysterious and devastating bioweapon causes its victims to develop Red Hands, the touch of death, weird science expert Ben Walker is called to investigate.

      A car plows through the crowd at a July 4th parade. The driver climbs out, sick and stumbling, reaching out…and everyone he touches drops dead within seconds. Maeve Sinclair watches in horror as people she loves begin to die and she knows she must take action. But in the aftermath of this terror, it’s Maeve who possesses that killing touch. Fleeing into the mountains, struggling with her own grief and confusion, Maeve faces the dawning realization that she will never be able to touch another human being again.

      "Weird s**t expert” Ben Walker is surprised to get a call from Alena Boudreau, director of the newly restructured Global Science Research Coalition. There’s an upheaval in the organization and she needs to send someone she can trust to Jericho Falls. Whoever finds Maeve Sinclair first will unravel the mystery of her death touch, and many are willing to kill her for that secret.

      Walker’s assignment is to get her off the mountain alive. But as Maeve searches for a hiding place, hunted and growing sicker by the moment, she begins to hear an insidious voice in her head, and the yearning, the need… the hunger to touch another human being continues to grow. When Walker and Maeve meet at last, they will unravel a stunning legacy of death and betrayal, and a malignant secret as old as history.

      Bio
      CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the New York Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award-winning author of Ararat, Snowblind, Dead Ringers, and Of Saints and Shadows, among many other novels. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of two cult favorite comic book series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. Golden is also the editor of such anthologies as Seize the Night, The New Dead, and Dark Cities, and the co-host of the popular podcast "Three Guys with Beards." He lives in Massachusetts.
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      Awards
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      *TimeOut's *5 New Books You'll Want to Binge-Read This December"*

      "Tautly written, Red Hands — the third in a series starring Walker — excels not just because of its scare factor (which is high), but also its humane depiction of grief, isolation and fear, growing mistrust of government and even one’s own neighbors." —The Washington Post

      "The neck-whipping action and shifting points of view give the reader a wide-angle perspective...invoking maximum terror on every page...For fans of horror-thriller series like those by Jonathan Maberry and Mira Grant." —Booklist (Starred Review)

      "Red Hands is an absolutely riveting novel. I couldn't put it down. A thriller filled to the brim with equal parts terror and heart. Only Christopher Golden could weave together compelling characters and a gripping plot like this.” —Mallory O'Meara, bestselling author of The Lady from the Black Lagoon

      "Ben Walker is back in Christopher Golden's Red Hands, a plague novel with a twist you won't see coming. This novel is part thriller, part horror, part science fiction -- in other words, as immediate and timely as this morning's paper. Except in Golden's world, the good guys give as good as they get. And the ride is a hell of a lot more fun." —Nathan Ballingrud, author of Wounds

      “This barnstorming thriller-with-a-twist starts with a whammy and doesn't let up until the last page. Clear your schedule - you won't be able to put this down once you start it. Reads like a Stephen King novel on speed.”
      —Sarah Lotz, author of The White Road and Day Four

      "From page one, Red Hands grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. The pacing is perfect. The action is chaotic, vivid, and incredibly satisfying. Full of intrigue, governmental scheming, and biological terror, this is one dark thriller I’ll be talking about—and recommending—for years to come." —Rio Youers, author of Lola on Fire and The Forgotten Girl

      "Ben Walker embarks on his most terrifying mission yet, when merely touching the ones closest to you will cause them to die. Filled with pain and fury, heartache and love, Red Hands is a scorchingly potent thriller." —Tim Lebbon, New York Times bestselling author of Eden

      Red Hands is a brilliant, devious, and deeply disturbing thriller that blurs the line between the fantastic and our very real world. Highly recommended.” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Rage

      “Christopher Golden has done it again! Red Hands is a full-throttle thriller that will leave you breathless. The opening chapter gave me nightmares, and by the time I reached the final page, I was too frightened to turn the lights out.” —Richard Chizmar, New York Times bestselling author of Gwendy’s Magic Feather and The Girl on the Porch

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    Mediocre The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America Ijeoma Oluo
    9781580059510 Hardcover SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination On Sale Date:December 01, 2020
    $35.00 CAD 6.4 x 9.55 x 1.55 in | 1.17 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Seal Press
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      From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, an “illuminating” (New York Times Book Review) history of white male identity.

      What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?

      Through the last 150 years of American history -- from the post-reconstruction South and the mythic stories of cowboys in the West, to the present-day controversy over NFL protests and the backlash against the rise of women in politics -- Ijeoma Oluo exposes the devastating consequences of white male supremacy on women, people of color, and white men themselves. Mediocre investigates the real costs of this phenomenon in order to imagine a new white male identity, one free from racism and sexism.

      As provocative as it is essential, this book will upend everything you thought you knew about American identity and offers a bold new vision of American greatness.
      Bio
      Ijeoma Oluo is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race. Her work on race has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She was named to the 2021 Time 100 Next list, has twice been named to?The Root? 100,?and received the?Harvard Humanist of the Year award. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
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      Awards
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      “Wide-ranging in the cultural history it provides, Mediocre illuminates the various ways white men work to maintain racial power.”—New York Times

      "A conversational call to action, an urging to rewrite our definition of White manhood and diminish the power it holds…. Oluo is asking us to evaluate the myths America tells itself about itself, see the violence within, be honest about the perpetrators and the victims, and then tell different stories. Truer ones. But she is also inviting us, on occasion, to chuckle. There is levity and voice in Mediocre.”

      Washington Post
      "Searing.... Oluo lays out a sweeping cultural history of white men failing upward, from education to sports to politics.... Mediocre is a fast, engaging read, and Oluo is a warm, evenhanded narrator."—San Francisco Chronicle
      “I’m eternally grateful, as I think everyone is who reads your book. Your books don’t come from a place of hate, but of determination to make a change... Thank you for writing another amazing book.”—Trevor Noah, on "The Daily Show"
      “Oluo examines the cultural and political underpinnings of what she calls the 'mediocre-white-man-industrial complex.' ... She also digs into how, at different points in history, this country has failed women—a particularly salient reminder amid a pandemic that has driven hundreds of thousands of women out of the workforce.”—Fast Company
      “Oluo takes readers on a journey through 150 years of American history, from the post-reconstruction South to present-day controversy over NFL protests, all while pointing out the influence and costs of white male supremacy.”—Katie Couric
      "Ijeoma Oluo's sharp yet accessible writing about the American racial landscape made her 2018 book, So You Want to Talk About Race, an invaluable resource for anyone looking to understand and dismantle racist structures. Her new book, Mediocre, builds on this exemplary work, homing in on the role of white patriarchy in creating and upholding a system built to disenfranchise anyone who isn't a white male."—TIME
      “Redefines the idea of American greatness”—Cosmopolitan
      “This well-researched, yet highly personal, tome shines a spotlight on modern-day racism and white supremacy.”—USA Today
      “As Ijeomo Oluo puts it in her new book Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America, “By defining greatness as a white man’s birthright, we immediately divorce it from real, quantifiable greatness—greatness that benefits, greatness that creates.” Make America Great Again can be assumed to be about the former kind of greatness, and it was always a promise that greatness meant this long era of inequality. Inequality is the central platform of the right and Trumpism.”—Rebecca Solnit, for LitHub
      “Oluo’s ability to clearly and directly address the country’s most intractable and thorny issues of racism and misogyny have garnered her a legion of fans across the country and around the world.... Addressing head-on the elephant in America’s living room, Oluo uses a wealth of historical research to support her argument that our country’s default mode of propping up and centering white men not only doesn’t serve us, but is actively destructive.... she challenges us to imagine a different way—a new path that maximizes the potential of every person, that doesn’t waste the incredible talents and contributions of women and people of color.”—Seattle Times
      “With its provocative title and blunt dissection of race and privilege, Mediocre could be one of the season’s most important conversation starters.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
      “The history of white male entitlement masquerading as meritocracy is a long one. In her follow-up to So You Want to Talk About Race, Oluo explains how understanding that entitlement is a necessary first step to dismantling a system built on oppression and exploitation, and the “violent, sexist, racist status quo.”—Toronto Globe & Mail
      “This historical look at white male America explores the socioeconomic and political ways racism and sexism have shaped our country to protect white male power. Even further, it considers how that grip on power has stood in the way of happiness and liberty for all Americans.”—BookRiot
      “We all joke about having the confidence of a mediocre White man, but New York Times–bestselling author Ijeoma Oluo breaks down what this really means in her new book. Your ultra average, angry White man didn’t happen by accident. Oluo methodically identifies and explains the structures that create, multiply, and embolden him.”—Zora
      “Puts patriarchy on blast”—BUST
      "Oluo examines how white male supremacy permeates and shapes almost every facet of our lives, and ultimately asks us to imagine a white manhood that is not based in the oppression of others."—PAPER
      “Deftly weaving past and present… Each case study reveals how well-trodden American tropes of “meritocracy” and “rugged individualism” have served as sneaky myths covering up the real workings of white male supremacist power and oppression, reinforcing the false image of white American men as supermasculine heroes while blaming marginalized groups for their own dispossession and dehumanization."—Bitch
      “Oluo's newest book examines how the privilege afforded to white men in western culture has made the world more dangerous for us all. Although it's tempting to believe that Donald Trump is the worst product of this trend, rest assured: Trump is only the most visible."—Bustle
      “In Oluo’s characteristic incisive prose, she details how much white men’s undue influence in the US has cost the country and its people socially, economically, and politically.”—Autostraddle
      “If the title of this book makes you uncomfortable, then that means you should probably read it. Oluo excavates the legacy of white male power and how our culture and systems have and continue to uphold it.”—WBUR's "Artery"
      “Reading history-rich analysis of white male supremacy and its toxic repercussions from the author of So You Want To Talk About Race on the same week that the living personification of white grievance stormed the U.S. Capitol was like finding the key in the back of a fantasy novel: Suddenly, the labyrinthine gibberish started to make sense.”—A.V. Club
      “Oluo is clear and approachable—a lucid teacher, leavening lessons with snark. As I (white guy) read the book, I was again disoriented by how much Oluo’s been harassed for her supposedly ‘antiwhite’ writing.... Oluo’s case is compelling. America has long been telling a bad story, one that manifests in movies, in presidencies—that white men are heirs to the kingdom, regardless of their abilities. It’d do us well to realize when we’ve been sold a lie.”—Seattle Met
      “Using statistics, anecdotal evidence and persuasive eloquence, Oluo depicts a world where white male supremacy harms us all.”—Entropy
      “Ijeoma Oluo’s look at the history of white male mediocrity in America feels like it is coming out at the perfect moment…and I know I will be referencing it for many years to come.”—Hey, Alma!

      “A gifted storyteller and thorough researcher... with solid scholarship and useful pop culture references... [Oluo has written] a bold, incisive book on heavy topics with a call to action for a more equitable future that doesn’t center White men.”

      Kirkus

      “Erudite yet accessible, grounded in careful research as well as Oluo’s personal experiences of racism and misogyny, this is an essential reckoning with race, sex, and power in America."

      Publishers Weekly
      “Whose America is it? Oluo makes the case that whiteness and masculinity are powerful yet also dependent on the identities that they oppress. Outstanding chapters scrutinize the anger and fervor of Bernie Bros, resentment toward women in politics, right-wing attacks on higher education, and even the origins of football."—Library Journal
      “Oluo expertly shows how inequality, toxic masculinity and an unequal power structure deeply hurt all Americans, including white men. Through careful research and scholarship, she breaks down the system that sustains the status quo while shedding light on the ways others can also dismantle this system to ensure a more equitable future for all. It’s an essential read.”—Bookpage
      “Oluo draws clear lines from the mythmaking of “Buffalo Bill” Cody—who recast himself as a hero after scalping a Cheyenne warrior in a fight—to George Preston Marshall’s ardent and determined resistance to desegregating his NFL team, which he named the Redskins as an act of racist defiance. Oluo persuasively argues that the result of leaving power in the hands of men like Cody and Preston is not equal, fair, or even advantageous. Mediocre is an eloquent and impassioned plea for the moral and practical value of pursuing a more just future.”—Booklist
      "A conversational call to action, an urging to rewrite our definition of white manhood and diminish the power it holds. Oluo is asking us to evaluate the myths America tells itself about itself, see the violence within, be honest about the perpetrators and the victims, and then tell different stories. Truer ones. But she is also inviting us, on occasion, to chuckle. There is levity and voice in Mediocre.”—Washington Post Book World
      "Ripped, tragically, from yet another and another and another set of headlines, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America breaks ground and forces a bold, startling, and necessary conversation about the implications of institutional supremacy, and its crushing impact on people of color and women."—Patrisse Khan Cullors, Co-founder Black Lives Matter, New York Times bestselling author of When They Call You a Terrorist, Joint recipient of The Sydney Peace Prize
      "Oluo masterfully diagnoses the pervasive plague of white mediocrity. Mediocre serves as a call to action for every person, regardless of race or gender, to actively resist white male mediocrity's hold."—Kimberlé Crenshaw, Executive Director, African American Policy Forum, and Professor, UCLA and Columbia Law Schools
      "Oluo is one of our great voices and Mediocre not only educates us, but it inspires us all to act and change the world for the better. But first, I need to read this book again. It's just that damn good."—Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair
      "There is no one more adept at parsing the toxic effects of white male privilege and systemic oppression than the immensely talented Ijeoma Oluo. Her brilliant book is a master class in understanding how systems of domination working relentlessly in the service of white male patriarchy not only harm all women and people of color, but ultimately hinder white men themselves from reaching greatness."—Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author of Long Time Coming
      "Ijeoma's revelatory and visionary new book confronts disturbing hidden histories that vibrate throughout our institutions and communities today. The connections and insights in Mediocre make it an essential read."—Austin Channing Brown, New York Times bestselling author of I'm Still Here
      "Mediocre offers profound truth in service of liberation. It cuts to the heart of white male supremacy, a system that is life-destroying for people of color and even for white men ourselves."—Matt McGorry, Actor, How To Get Away With Murder and Orange is the New Black, Activist, and Co-Founder of Inspire Justice
      "In her illuminating new book, Ijeoma Oluo unpacks how 'mediocrity' is a privilege created and perpetuated by our obsession with white male superiority. Oluo deftly balances the cultural history of white western male myth-making with contemporary cultural criticism of the aggrieved white American man. It is a deft and thought-provoking book that contextualizes public discourse on race, class, and gender in America."—Tressie Mcmillan Cottom, author of the National Book Award Finalist Thick
      "Once again, Ijeoma Oluo uses her elegant voice to speak directly to the root issues at the core of the United States' seeming inability to reconcile who we have been with who we had hoped to be. This book goes beyond how we got here, and digs into where we are, what we're going to do about it, and what's at stake if the people with the most power refuse to do better."—Ashley C. Ford, writer
      "Mediocre is urgent, powerful, and laced with an acidity that forces us to contend with our own complicity in a culture that systematically oppresses women, people of color, and especially, women of color. America is a nation that aspires to greatness, but refuses to acknowledge how its laws and conventions instead protect white male mediocrity. Both So You Want to Talk About Race and Mediocre are necessary reads, because few writers are as vital to understanding our present moment as Oluo."—Jeff Yang, author, CNN contributor, and cohost of the podcast They Call Us Bruce
      "Oluo skillfully weaves each argument with history none of us ever learned in school, making a strong case for how we got here and how we can get out."—Fast Company, Books We Can’t Put Down This Summer
      "An engaging mix of American history, political analysis, and social commentary, brought to life through stories of her experience as a Black woman...Mediocre is not a threat to White guys but a gift, offering the social/political tough love that we need to see society—and ourselves—more clearly."—YES! Magazine
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    The Last Days of John Lennon James Patterson, Casey Sherman, Dave Wedge
    9780316429061 Hardcover TRUE CRIME / Murder On Sale Date:December 07, 2020
    $38.00 CAD 8 x 9.6 x 1.6 in | 1.63 lb | 448 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Little, Brown and Company
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      Discover one of the greatest true crime stories in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it.

      With the Beatles, John Lennon surpasses his youthful dreams, achieving a level of superstardom that defies classification. “We were the best bloody band there was,” he says. “There was nobody to touch us.” Nobody except the original nowhere man, Mark David Chapman. Chapman once worshipped his idols from afar—but now harbors grudges against those, like Lennon, whom he feels betrayed him. He’s convinced Lennon has misled fans with his message of hope and peace. And Chapman’s not staying away any longer.

      By the summer of 1980, Lennon is recording new music for the first time in years, energized and ready for it to be “(Just Like) Starting Over.” He can’t wait to show the world what he will do.

      Neither can Chapman, who quits his security job and boards a flight to New York, a handgun and bullets stowed in his luggage.

      The greatest true-crime story in music history, as only James Patterson can tell it. Enriched by exclusive interviews with Lennon’s friends and associates, including Paul McCartney, The Last Days of John Lennon is the thrilling true story of two men who changed history: One whose indelible songs enliven our world to this day—and the other who ended the beautiful music with five pulls of a trigger.
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      James Patterson is the world's bestselling author. The creator of Alex Cross, he has produced more enduring fictional heroes than any other novelist alive. He lives in Florida with his family.

      Casey Sherman is a New York Times bestselling author of eleven books including The Finest Hours and Hunting Whitey. He's an award-winning journalist who's written for the Washington Post, Esquire, and the Boston Herald.

      Dave Wedge is a New York Times bestselling author of four books, including Boston Strong and Hunting Whitey. He's an award-winning journalist who's written for the Boston Herald, Vice, and Esquire.
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      “A must read for music fans, true crime aficionados, or anyone looking for a deep, insightful dive into a dark chapter of American history.”
      Town & Country
      “Incredibly tense and thriller-like … I totally recommend it.”—Lee Child, #1 bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
      “A first-rate book . . . a winner.”—Baltimore Post Examiner
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    Perestroika in Paris A novel Jane Smiley
    9780525520351 Hardcover FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:December 01, 2020
    $35.95 CAD 5.35 x 8.2 x 1.15 in | 0.92 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:12 Knopf
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      NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author: a captivating, brilliantly imaginative story of three extraordinary animalsand a young boywhose lives intersect in Paris in this “feel-good escape” (The New York Times).

      Paras, short for ”Perestroika," is a spirited racehorse at a racetrack west of Paris. One afternoon at dusk, she finds the door of her stall open andshe’s a curious fillywanders all the way to the City of Light. She’s dazzled and often mystified by the sights, sounds, and smells around her, but she isn’t afraid.

      Soon she meets an elegant dog, a German shorthaired pointer named Frida, who knows how to get by without attracting the attention of suspicious Parisians. Paras and Frida coexist for a time in the city’s lush green spaces, nourished by Frida’s strategic trips to the vegetable market. They keep company with two irrepressible ducks and an opinionated raven. But then Paras meets a human boy, Etienne, and discovers a new, otherworldly part of Paris: the ivy-walled house where the boy and his nearly-one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother live in seclusion.

      As the cold weather nears, the unlikeliest of friendships bloom. But how long can a runaway horse stay undiscovered in Paris? How long can a boy keep her hidden and all to himself? Jane Smiley’s beguiling new novel is itself an adventure that celebrates curiosity, ingenuity, and the desire of all creatures for true love and freedom.


      Story Locale: Paris, France
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      JANE SMILEY is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, the Last Hundred Years Trilogy: Some Luck, Early Warning, and Golden Age. She is also the author of several works of nonfiction and books for young adults. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.

      Author Residence: Carmel Valley, CA

      Author Hometown: St. Louis, MO
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        Marketing: Major Social Media Promotion Campaign

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        Publicity: National Media Appearances, including NPR and Print Features

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      “A sparkling screwball-comedy treat… If ever there were a year when we could use some light relief, 2020 is it. Perestroika in Paris couldn’t have come at a better time…It’s hard to imagine anyone not enjoying this wistful charmer of a book.” Seattle Times
       
      “Sprightly, fun…A lighthearted spree of a novel…Here Smiley stretches her talents even further.” Washington Post

      “Wholesomely timeless, full of good intentions and happy endings that feel far removed from the problems of the moment.” Wall Street Journal
       
      “A cozy, fairy-tale trot through the City of Light…Delightful, heartwarming…An appealing balm for harsh times…It’s such a joy when an author whose work you’ve been reading for decades surprises you with something unexpected…An especially welcome reminder of the bright spots even in dark times.” NPR.org
       
      “In an era beset by polarization and even violent tribalism, it feels like a gift to find a novel in which characters of different species—with different desires and instincts—come together to build a community.” Los Angeles Times
       
      “After writing some of the most brilliant and ferocious fiction of the past 40 years, Jane Smiley takes a gentler approach in Perestroika in Paris…Her tone may be genial, but she’s as tough-minded as ever…Underpinning the novel’s abundant humor is a pervasive atmosphere of loneliness and longing for companionship felt by humans and animals alike.” Boston Globe
       
      “A beautifully done story…An absolutely extraordinary tribute to Paris.” —NPR’s Weekend Edition
       
      “An immersive fable…Beguiling…A comforting read at the end of a difficult year—a winter’s tale full of wit, warmth, and charm.” The Economist
       
      “A remarkable novel that splits the difference between Charlotte’s Web and Animal Farm Perestroika in Paris takes its place alongside the likes of Through the Looking-Glass, in that it will reward both precocious young readers and their parents with a sense of wonder and whimsy.” BookPage (starred)
       
      “This is the perfect book for those for whom the real world, wracked with pandemic and politics, has become something to avoid.” Publishers Weekly

      “The life-affirming grownup fable we all need right about now…It might just be the perfect antidote for 2020…Jane Smiley has created a world where kindness is king, and that’s exactly where I want to be.” Washington Independent Review of Books
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    The Blade Between A Novel Sam J. Miller
    9780062969828 Hardcover FICTION / Horror Publication Date:December 01, 2020
    $33.50 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.21 in | 18.88 oz | 384 pages Carton Quantity:28 Ecco
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      A Recommended Book from CrimeReads and Alma

      From Nebula Award winner Sam J. Miller comes a frightening and uncanny ghost story about a rapidly changing city in upstate New York and the mysterious forces that threaten it.

      Ronan Szepessy promised himself he’d never return to Hudson. The sleepy upstate town was no place for a restless gay photographer. But his father is ill and New York City’s distractions have become too much for him. He hopes that a quick visit will help him recharge.


      Ronan reconnects with two friends from high school: Dom, his first love, and Dom’s wife, Attalah. The three former misfits mourn what their town has become—overrun by gentrifiers and corporate interests. With friends and neighbors getting evicted en masse and a mayoral election coming up, Ronan and Attalah craft a plan to rattle the newcomers and expose their true motives. But in doing so, they unleash something far more mysterious and uncontainable.


      Hudson has a rich, proud history and, it turns out, the real-state developers aren’t the only forces threatening its well-being: the spirits undergirding this once-thriving industrial town are enraged. Ronan’s hijinks have overlapped with a bubbling up of hate and violence among friends and neighbors, and everything is spiraling out of control. Ronan must summon the very best of himself to shed his own demons and save the city he once loathed.

      Bio

      Sam J. Miller is the Nebula Award–winning author of The Art of Starving (an NPR best book of the year) and Blackfish City (a Nebula Award finalist and a John W. Campbell Award winner). Sam is a recipient of the Shirley Jackson Award and a graduate of the Clarion Workshop. His short stories have been nominated for the World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus Awards, and reprinted in dozens of anthologies. He lives in New York City. 

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      "The Blade Between is more than a dystopian sci-fi thriller with a dash of poetry; it's an explosive narrative about a small town caught between the decaying ghosts of the past, the shattered dreams and mediocre lives of its residents, and the monster of gentrification that threatens to erase it all under shiny new buildings and fancy coffee shops. That Miller manages to discuss all three while also exploring the interstitial spaces between homosexuality, technology, and class privilege and resentment is a testament to his storytelling skills, and a powerful reason to read this haunting tale."
      “A successful 'influencer' photographer returns to the gentrifying hometown that nearly broke him, and all hell breaks loose. The Blade Between is as addictive and brutal as it is smart and challenging. Miller unflinchingly confronts the sins of our past and present. The horrors here are rooted in there being no easy answers despite our individual and collective souls being ultimately at stake. Plus whales!”
      "Like Clive Barker, Miller has a great talent for creating interesting characters and building up quiet dread.... Timely and interesting."
      “One of the best books I’ve read in 2020. Miller’s prose is phenomenal…. Miller has crafted a mature, thoughtful, and challenging novel that tackles the problem of being ethical in the world…. While The Blade Between is full of hurt people who are struggling, it’s far from grim. The observational clarity Miller brings to the page is unflinching but, somehow, kind. He gives all these characters grace without erasing their flaws….. A discomfiting but vital story that throbs off of the page.”
      "The book is full of moments of slowly rising dread that end in shocking revelations, all of them building to a nightmarish town festival where the growing horror finally reveals its true face and intent."
      “[In] The Blade Between, the whole town of Hudson becomes a central character…. [A] sharp-edged novel… Stunning.”
      “The best horror is always timely…. Enter Sam J. Miller’s THE BLADE BETWEEN, a supernatural thriller that hinges on an eviction crisis. Miller’s novel, which also touches on homophobia, income inequality, and America’s refusal to come to terms with its history, feels like the most 2020 novel imaginable.”
      "Miller expertly addresses the dark sides of gentrification.... All the characters in The Blade Between are three-dimensional (even the 'villain')."
      "Sam J. Miller’s The Blade Between stands out for its heroes’ plan to raise sinister supernatural forces in defense of their city."
      “Miller's sprawling novel encapsulates the complex web of feelings brought on by witnessing the destruction of a town that made adolescence hell for a gay or trans teen…. Raw and volatile…. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a queer-themed, sea salt–laced dark fantasy.”
      “Supernatural and uncomfortably human forces threaten to rip a failing town apart…. An unsettling and visceral journey: powerful, twisted, and grim but ultimately uplifting.”
      “[A] gripping mashup of psychological suspense and horror….The novel lifts off toward an exciting conclusion. Insightful social commentary is a bonus. Thriller fans will welcome Miller as a fresh new voice.”
      “Miller (Destroy All Monsters) takes on cosmic horror with chillingly realistic results…. Filled with intense dread and unease…. This is a great example of how a century-old subgenre can still speak directly to today’s readers.”
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    The Wrong Family A Thriller Original Tarryn Fisher
    9781525806377 Hardcover FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date:December 29, 2020
    $35.99 CAD 158.5 x 234.44 x 26.92 mm | 16.16 oz | 336 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y Graydon House
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      An Instant Bestseller!
      -The New York Times
      -USA Today
      -The Globe and Mail
      -The Toronto Star

      A MOST-ANTICIPATED BOOK FROM BUSTLE · E! · USA TODAY · REFINERY29 · POPSUGAR · BOOKRIOT · HUFFINGTON POST · CRIMEREADS · GOODREADS · THE TEMPEST

      From the author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Wives comes another twisted psychological thriller guaranteed to turn your world upside down.

      Have you ever been wrong about someone?

      Juno was wrong about Winnie Crouch.

      Before moving in with the Crouch family, Juno thought Winnie and her husband, Nigel, had the perfect marriage, the perfect son—the perfect life. Only now that she’s living in their beautiful house, she sees the cracks in the crumbling facade are too deep to ignore.

      Still, she isn’t one to judge. After her grim diagnosis, the retired therapist simply wants a place to live out the rest of her days in peace. But that peace is shattered the day Juno overhears a chilling conversation between Winnie and Nigel…

      She shouldn’t get involved.

      She really shouldn’t.

      But this could be her chance to make a few things right.

      Because if you thought Juno didn’t have a secret of her own, then you were wrong about her, too.

      From the wickedly dark mind of bestselling author Tarryn Fisher, The Wrong Family is a taut new thriller that’s riddled with twists in all the right places.

      The Wrong Family is your new obsession. It’s full of twists you’ll never see coming and you’ll be breathless until the end. Trust me: you’ve never read anything like this.” –#1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover

      Don’t miss An Honest Lie, the next gripping, unputdownable, twist-filled thriller from Tarryn Fisher!

      Looking for more great reads by Tarryn Fisher? Be sure to check out The Wives.
      Bio
      Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington, with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. She loves connecting with her readers on Instagram.
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      "The Wives author delivers another un-put-downable psychological thriller."--E!

      "The Wrong Family is your new obsession. It’s full of twists you’ll never see coming and you’ll be breathless until the end. It’s a suspense novel like no other. Trust me: you’ve never read anything like this.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover

      "The perfect book for readers when one shocking plot twist is not nearly enough."--USA Today

      "So, those sounds they always told me are just the house settling? I'm scared s*tless of them now, thanks to this book. It's not just a stunning thriller—it's a force of reflection, as full of empathy and truth as it is shocking twists and turns. Fisher's bold prose lays bare all our everyday malices: the way we judge other people, justify small evils, and sabotage ourselves with impossible ideals. THE WRONG FAMILY is a mirror—and no one wields a mirror quite like the queen of dark what-ifs: Tarryn Fisher."--Megan Angelo, author of Followers


      "Readers of The Wrong Family will enjoy Tarryn Fisher’s usual twists and dark turns in her latest domestic thriller."--The Huffington Post

      "Nothing is as it seems in this twisty new thriller."--Bustle

      "Utterly absorbing."--PopSugar

      "A wholly original story of two women with dark pasts on a crash with one another. This smart, claustrophobic thriller will keep you up reading...and just plain keep you up at night." --Andrea Dunlop, author of We Came Here to Forget

      "No one writes as authentically as Tarryn Fisher. She is truly a once in a generation writer and The Wrong Family proves that, yet again." —New York Times bestselling author Anna Todd


      "Fisher’s latest thriller is electric, like riding a roller coaster in the dark. Hairpin turns plummet to heart-stopping depths. You won’t devour this book. It will devour you."--Tess Callahan, author of April and Oliver


      "[A] twisty psychological thriller."--Refinery29

      "Razor-sharp prose, a deliciously dark plot, and riveting characters--all the best ingredients for a sublime read from Tarryn Fisher."--USA Today bestselling author K.A. Tucker

      "[A] gripping psychological thriller...vivid prose and well-drawn characters keep the pages turning. Fisher remains a writer to watch."--Publishers Weekly

      "Tarryn Fisher takes the unreliable narrator to a fascinating place...[with] an explosive conclusion as the pieces fall into place."--ShelfAwareness

      "Tarryn Fisher's prose is spot-on...just when you think you have the plot figured out, you turn the page to find your assumptions were all wrong."--Mystery Scene

      "An explosive crescendo...Tarryn Fisher is certainly an author to pay attention to. Her ability to illustrate just how twisted and messed-up some family dynamics really are is top-notch, and never stops being fascinating."--The Nerd Daily
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    Layla Colleen Hoover
    9781542000178 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:December 08, 2020
    $20.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 1 in | 1.1 lb | 304 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Montlake
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      A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller.

      From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.

      When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

      Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

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      Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including the bestselling women’s fiction novel It Ends with Us and the bestselling psychological thriller Verity. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Hoover and her family founded the Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service that offers signed novels donated by authors. All profits go to various charities each month to help those in need. Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit www.colleenhoover.com. 

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      An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Romance

      “Surprising and emotionally tense, this paranormal romance is sure to entertain.” Publishers Weekly

      “The love between Leeds and Willow has a very appealing, slow build, while the many plot turns will keep readers guessing through to the shocking resolution.” Booklist

      “Hoover blends thrills, fantasy, and romance into one captivating story.” Bookish

      “Feel free to send Hoover your increased electric bill because you’re going to be keeping the lights on late to stay up and read this one.” —E! Online

      “[A] beautiful spine-chilling novel.” Her Campus

      “[A] thrilling paranormal romance.” Buzzfeed

      “You should read this book if you like: Romance with paranormal echoes, gentle thriller-type elements, mysteries, dubious B&B vacations, plot twists, big reveals, true love…” —Goodreads

      “Hoover brings her trademark poignancy and addictive prose to the novel, and the bulk of the plot is based in real tragedies and emotions enough that even the more fantastical elements feel real.” —BookReporter

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