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…

Holiday Recommendations – Michael’s Picks

Looking for the perfect gift for the book-lover in your life? We’ve got some recommendations! Here are Michael’s top three picks for the season: Montreal Noir Akashic Books // 9781617753459 // $22.95 “Fifteen of Quebec and English Canada’s finest crime writers paint Montreal’s famous neighbourhoods with a textured and slightly sinister brush. These short stories are…

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: Seven Fallen Feathers

Seven Fallen Feathers Tanya Talaga 9781487002268| $22.95 CAD PB | 376 pages | Available Now House of Anansi Press Finalist for the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize for Nonfiction 2017 You’ve probably heard about Seven Fallen Feathers by now…or you should have! This is an important book for everyone in Canada, because we’re all in…

Book of the Week: Glorious & Free

Featuring original illustrations by Frank Viva, Glorious & Free is an inspiring, timely and ultimately enduring testament to an expanding image of who we are today, and who we can be tomorrow, a beautiful and ever-changing kaleidoscope that is glorious and free.

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).

BOOK OF THE WEEK: IN BETWEEN DAYS

  When Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37, she did everything she could to turn back the clock: she became vegan, started juicing, smoking pot, burning incense, and drinking potions made of flaxseed oil and  turmeric. When she learned that the cancer was incurable and had to scale…

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…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: CARRY ME BY PETER BEHRENS

From bestselling author Peter Behrens (The Law of Dreams and The O’Briens) comes a new historical novel that explores love and family against a violent backdrop as Europe staggers between the two world wars. Beginning in 1909, Carry Me tells the story of Billy Lange, the son of a horse groom living on a lush…

BOOK OF THE DAY: THE PRINCELING OF NANJING

The ninth instalment in the ever popular Ava Lee detective series, picks right up where readers were left off in The King of Shanghai. Back in Shanghai again after her introduction to the Triad Societies and the gang warfare that ensued, Ava is trying to maintain a lower profile. Attending a glitzy fashion gala with her…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THREE TIMES A DAY

For six years, Quebecois pop sensation Marilou struggled with a crippling eating disorder that began to take a detrimental toll on her health, her career and her relationships.  Then she met Alexandre, her photographer and now husband, who advised her that food is to be enjoyed, not feared, and that she need only eat three times…