Book of the Week: The Heavens

The Heavens Sandra Newman 9780802129024 | $38.95 CAD HC | 272 pp. | Available Now Grove/Atlantic, distributed by PGC Love. Art. Time travel. All this and more are to be found in Sandra Newman’s latest novel, The Heavens. Called a “strange and beautiful hybrid” in a New York Times review, this is a love story that takes…

Book of the Week: Autopsy of a Boring Wife

Autopsy of a Boring Wife Marie-Renée Lavoie, trans. by Arielle Aaronson 9781487004613 | $22.95 CAD PB | 280 pp. | Available Now House of Anansi If your significant other left you and claimed you were boring, how would you react? In Autopsy of a Boring Wife, Québécois author Marie-Renée Lavoie gives us one option: prove them wrong….

Book of the Week: The Bird King

The Bird King G. Willow Wilson 9780802129031 | $38.95 CAD HC | 440 pp. | Available Now Grove/Atlantic, distributed by PGC The Bird King is—in case you couldn’t tell from the cover—a magical book. G. Willow Wilson (Alif the Unseen, Ms. Marvel) will whisk you away into the enchanting but ominous setting of sultry 15th…

Holiday Recommendations: Day Five

The last of our Holiday Recommendations is here: three books we loved from 2018 which will make wonderful last-minute gift options for your nearest and dearest. Happy Holidays from us to you, and to the lucky person who receives a book from you this season! Margot’s Pick: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Grove/Atlantic, 9780802128256) Perfect for:…

Holiday Recommendations: Day Four

The holidays are almost upon us! The malls are packed, the post office is filled with Amazon orders, and your local independent bookstore is a beacon of hope for last-minute but meaningful gifts. Here are three more recommendations from us at Martin and Associates… Margot’s Pick: Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett (Pan Macmillan, 9781509857272)…

Holiday Recommendations: Day Three

If gift-buying stress is getting you down, we’re here for you with three more recommendations for the readers in your life. Read on, and get thee to a bookstore! Bronte’s Pick: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (Grove/Atlantic, 9780802127358) Perfect for: lovers of international literature and dramatic reads One of the most anticipated and best reviewed novels…

Holiday Recommendations: Day Two

Winter wonderland or not, there are holidays coming up and you’re probably looking for gift inspiration. Martin and Associates is here for you with more of our favourite books of 2018. Read on and stress less! Margot’s Pick: Jerome By Heart by Thomas Scotto and Olivier Tallec (Enchanted Lion, 9781592702503) Perfect for: children who need a…

Holiday Recommendations: Day One

The holidays are coming up fast, and if you’re anything like us, you’re swamped. Never fear! Martin and Associates is here with our favourite books of 2018 to help you hone in on the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Grab them all in one trip to your favourite local indie bookstore, and you’ve…

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…

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: 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…