Book of the Week: French Exit

French Exit Patrick deWitt 9781487004835 | $22.95 CAD PB | 248 pp. | Available Now House of Anansi Press Patrick deWitt is having a busy autumn. His best-selling novel The Sisters Brothers premiered in movie form at TIFF, with John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jake Gyllenhaal heading the adaptation. His new novel, French Exit, was released at the end…

Author of the week: Roxane Gay

Author, social critic, and prolific feminist Roxane Gay will be making an appearance at McGill University as part of the 2018 Beatty Memorial Lecture Series. Gay’s body of work includes novels, essays, short story collections, and a memoir—all of it powerful and poignant explorations of our culture and society today. She often explores her Haitian…

Author of the Week: Rebecca Solnit

Call Them By Their True Names Rebecca Solnit 9781608469468| $23.95 CAD PB | 166 pp. | Available Now Haymarket Books, distributed by PGC You’ve probably heard of Rebecca Solnit. She’s the wry and insightful author of books like Men Explain Things to Me, The Mother of All Questions, and Hope in the Dark. Rebecca writes about topics we…

New Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publishers Group Canada is pleased to announce that, effective September 1, 2018 it will begin distributing Faber & Faber Publishing and their imprints, Faber & Faber, Guardian, Guardian Faber, and Short Books. Founded in 1929, Faber & Faber boasts thirteen Nobel Laureates and six Booker Prize-winners amongst its authors, and puts out award-winning works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry,…

Book of the Week: Your Guide to Forest Bathing

Your Guide to Forest Bathing M. Amos Clifford 9781573247382 | $20.95 CAD PB | 128 pp. | Available Now Conari Press, distributed by Georgetown Publications What’s the movement set to surpass yoga in 2018? Forest bathing, or, in Japanese, shinrin yoku. Forest Bathing is so much more than just walking in the woods, but don’t take my…

Book of the Week: Retirement Income for Life

Retirement Income for Life: Getting More Without Saving More Frederick Vettese 9781988344058 | $26.95 CAD PB | 240 pp. | Available Now Milner & Associates Inc., distributed by Georgetown Publications Who should you trust to help you optimize your retirement savings? Probably Frederick Vettese, Chief Actuary at Morneau Shepell, and regular contributor to publications like…

Book of the Week: Children of Daedala

Children of Daedala Caighlan Smith 9781630790868 | $22.95 CAD HC | 336 pp. | Available Now Capstone / Switch Press Caighlan Smith‘s action-packed series, beginning with Children of Icarus and now continuing with Children of Daedala, is an exciting new spin on the dystopian YA novel that has been immensely popular since The Hunger Games. This fast-paced series is…

Book of the Week: The Girlfriend

The Girlfriend Michelle Frances 9781509887972 | $17.99 CAD PB | 464 pp. | Available Now Pan Macmillan (distributed by PGC) The Girlfriend is a domestic noir thriller bursting with suspense and drama. Already a smash hit in the UK, the Sunday Mirror called it “brilliantly twisty, a sharp, sinister and addictive read.” As we all…

Book of the Week: Shrewed

Shrewed Elizabeth Renzetti 9781487003043 | $22.95 CAD PB | 304 pp. | Available Now House of Anansi Press (distributed by UTP) Elizabeth Renzetti is no stranger to the publishing and journalism scene. A columnist for the Globe & Mail, author of bestseller Based on a True Story, and veteran reporter, Renzetti is making waves with her latest…

Book of the Week: Loaded

Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 9780872867239 | $24.50 CAD PB | 236 pp. | Available Now City Lights Publishers, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada With Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz pulls together Second Amendment rights and white supremacy in the United States, arguing that they are inextricably linked. Reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly praise…

Holiday Recommendations – Margot’s Picks

Last but most certainly not least, we have Margot’s picks for the season. The holidays are coming up quickly, so don’t overthink it—let Margot do the deciding for you! Here’s what she thinks will make a good gift: Bear and Wolf, by Daniel Salmieri Enchanted Lion Books // 9781592702381 // $27.50 This beautiful and simple story…

Holiday Recommendations – Bronte’s Picks

Gift-giving season is in full swing, and if you’re anything like us, you’ve got plenty of people in your life who want nothing more than a new book under the tree. Here are Bronte’s recommendations from this year’s incredible roster of reads: The Night Lion by Sanne Dufft Pajama Press // 9781772780413 // $17.95 A simple…