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…

Book of the Week: The World’s Biggest Fart

The World’s Biggest Fart Rafael Ordonez Cuadrado, illustrated by Laure du Fay 9788494597145 | $24.50 CAD CL | 38 pp. | Available Now Nube Ocho, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada   A farting contest…between animals…in the jungle. This is the foundation for The World’s Biggest Fart, published in English and Spanish (El Pedo Más Grande del…

Book of the Week: Montreal Noir

Montreal Noir Edited by John McFetridge and Jacques Filippi 9781617753459 | $22.95 CAD PB | 320 pp. | Available Now Akashic Books, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada With reviews in the Globe and Mail and Quill and Quire, it’s easy to say that Montreal Noir is hitting the right spots. This collection of fifteen short stories is…

Book of the week: Bad Endings

Bad Endings Carleigh Baker 9781772140767 | $18.00 CAD PB | 168 pp. | Available Now Anvil Press Publishers, distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada Winner of the City of Vancouver Book Award Finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Not all stories end perfectly, and not all revelations are good ones. Carleigh Baker tackles these…

Book of the Week: A Century of NHL® Memories

A Century of NHL® Memories: Rare Photos From The Hockey Hall Of Fame | La LNH : un siècle d’histoire – Des photos exceptionnelles du Temple de la renommée du hockey Jim Hynes and Phil Pritchard 9780995863002 (EN) | 9780995863019 (FR) | $49.95 CAD HC | 160 pages | Available Now Griffintown Media, distributed by Georgetown Publications…

Book of the Week: Minds of Winter

Minds of Winter Ed O’Loughlin 9781487002343 | $22.95 CAD PB | 496 pages | Available Now House of Anansi Press Shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlisted for the 2017 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Minds of Winter has gotten more and more press lately, and rightly so—shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize,…

Book of the Week: A Kind of Freedom

A Kind of Freedom Margaret Wilkerson Sexton 9781619029224 | $37.50 CAD HC | 256 pages | Available Now Counterpoint Press Distributed by Publisher’s Group Canada 2017 National Book Award Longlist A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Chosen as 1 of 12 books to read this August by the Chicago Review of Books Chosen…