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…

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…

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: 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…

Canada Reads 2017: Fifteen Dogs and The Break

Martin and Associates congratulates the 2017 Canada Reads contenders and is proud to represent two of the five titles in contention for the top prize, the one book all Canadians need now: Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis (Coach House Books) and The Break by Katherena Vermette (House of Anansi Press).

AUTHOR OF THE WEEK: DONNA LEON

The brain behind the Comissario Brunetti is back with another case — The Waters of Eternal Youth. Brunetti has investigated everything from the salacious to petty pick pockets, but in this, the 25th novel in the celebrated series, his case may not be a case at all.   Originally born and raised in New Jersey,…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE BUTCHER’S HOOK BY JANET ELLIS

 Anne Jaccob is coming of age in late eighteenth-century London, the daughter of a wealthy merchant. Girls then were in many ways freer than their counterparts 100 years later: in the 1760s, they could at least venture out without a chaperone and spoke with a candour that would have scandalized a Victorian drawing room. But those…