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Books We Can’t Wait For You To Read in August

  At this point we’re well into the heat of the summer and chances are you’ve already got yourself a tan… or a sunburn. Grab the SPF and one of these great books to bring to the beach in August! Mãn by Kim Thuy- On Sale August 26, 2014 Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and [...]

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Fall 2014 Preview… Now with Covers!

  Back in April we went to our Fall conference, which is where Editors present all the new titles that will be hitting the shelves between August – January. There were so many fantastic book presentations, but some of them had us jumping with joy. Of course, we felt it necessary to share our feeling [...]

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9 Books that Will Make Strangers Approach You

  We’re about to contradict a lesson you were taught as a child. Talk to Strangers! Now don’t get us wrong, as a child you really shouldn’t talk to strangers, but as you grow older and wiser, chatting with strangers can result in some pretty great conversations. Especially when books are involved! We can almost [...]

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Reading Bingo: The Second Book in a Series

  Second books in a series are kind of like a welcome home mat. Yes, we know it’s an odd analogy, but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. A first book in a series is an introduction, you spend time getting to know the characters, they’re slowly making an impression [...]

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If You Love The Princess Bride, You’ll Love The Table of Less Valued Knights

  We love find out more about our what makes our authors tick, so we went right to the source and asked Marie Phillips, author of the bestselling Gods Behaving Badly to give us the scoop on her new novel, The Table of Less Valued Knights, see what she has to say below!   I [...]

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Celebrate Canada Day with a Canadian Book!

  We’re a country filled with lots of writing talent and as Canada Day approaches, we wanted to feature a selection of some of our favourite Canadian reads. If you’re reading a Canadian book to celebrate our 147th birthday, share with us in the comments! New Brunswick: The Acadians by James Laxer Incidents in the [...]

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The Quick by Lauren Owen

The Quick by Lauren Owen

  Chapters-Indigo | Amazon     Have you heard about Lauren Owen’s debut novel, The Quick yet? It’s an astonishing debut of epic scope and suspense. The Quick conjures up magic and menace in Victorian London’s elegant drawing rooms and its dark, dangerous alleyways. A rich feast for anyone who loves Sarah Waters, The Night Circus [...]

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L. Marie Adeline’s Summer Reading Picks and a Contest

  When you think about summer, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? If you said “reading,” we might be soul mates. It’s the best time for reading! Long, lazy days, warm nights, sometimes it’s so hot you don’t want to move and the only activity you can manage is turning the pages [...]

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Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

7 Fantastic Novels About Memory

  Memory is such a fascinating subject: Why do we remember the things we do and forget others? How much can we really ever trust our recollection of events. So it’s a deep topic for authors to explore in their novels. We’ve compiled some of the best books about losing, recovering or discovering the power [...]

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Audio Book Club: The Country of Ice Cream Star by Sandra Newman

  There’s been lots of early buzz about Sandra Newman’s book, The Country of Ice Cream Star in our office. There were many, many email exchanges about Ice Cream Star, who’s the star of this ambitious and extraordinary novel. Set in a   a future in which bands of children and teens survive on the detritus–physical [...]

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