Food Network's celebrity chef Lynn Crawford lends a hand for a day at Indigo's Manulife Centre location in Toronto!
Chef Lynn's new bookbook, Lynn Crawford's Pitchin' In, is in stores now! Join her on a road trip across North America, with 100 mouth-watering recipes and more.
The first volume in the atmospheric and suspenseful Inspector Ramirez series. In beautiful, crumbling Old Havana, Canadian detective Mike Ellis hopes the sun and sand will help save his troubled marriage. For Inspector Ricardo Ramirez, head of the Major Crimes Unit of the Cuban National Revolutionary Police, finding his prime suspect isn't a problem—Cuban law is, and also a dementia that makes him see the ghosts of victims of unsolved murders.
With this collection of wise, querying stories, Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud introduces us to an astonishing array of characters. Insightful and masterfully crafted, these stories bear the mark of one of Canada's most remarkable voices, and linger in the mind long after the final page has been turned.
Marina Nemat's bestselling Prisoner of Tehran chronicled her arrest, torture, and two-year imprisonment in the notorious Evin prison as a teenager in 1980s revolutionary Iran. In her new book, Nemat provides a riveting account of her escape from Iran and her 1991 journey to Canada, via Hungary, with her husband and infant son.
Fall of Giants is Ken Follett's magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.
Jeanne Beker, Finding Myself in Fashion
Penguin Canada talked to international fashion icon Jeanne Beker about life on and off the runway.
In her new memoir, Finding Myself in Fashion, Beker recalls some of the high and low points of the turbulent past decade. She traveled the world with FQ Magazine; witnessed epic events and conducted intimate interviews as a fashion reporter; launched her own clothes labels; wrote newspaper columns; and hosted or appeared on innumerable television shows. This is Jeanne's candid account of a life lived to the max.
Cathy Ostlere, Karma
An impossible first love, a girl caught between two worlds, and a country on the verge of chaos. Karma is a bold, epic love story set against an extraordinary backdrop and told in masterful strokes of verse. Author Cathy Ostlere shares her pick for her desert island book, and the inspiration behind her characters in this video interview.
Celebrity nutritionist Leslie Beck unlocks the secrets to achieving good health and maintaining an active and energetic lifestyle in Leslie Beck's Longevity Diet. Complete with food plans, new recipes, tips, and strategies, Leslie Beck's Longevity Diet includes essential information to help slow aging and promote lifelong vitality.
Dawn French, A Tiny Bit Marvellous
A TINY BIT MARVELLOUS by Dawn French is the story of a modern family all living in their own separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone who has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations.
Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn't understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing.
Keith Ross Leckie, Coppermine
Part epic adventure, part romance, and part true-crime thriller, Coppermine is a dramatic, compelling, character-driven story set in 1917 in the extremes of Canada's far north and the boom town of Edmonton.
The story begins when two missionaries disappear in the remote Arctic region known as the Coppermine. North West Mounted Police officer Jack Creed and Angituk, a young Copper Inuit interpreter, are sent on a year-long odyssey to investigate the fate of the lost priests.
Fatima Bhutto, Songs of Blood and Sword
In September 1996, a fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother while shots rang out in the streets outside the family home in Karachi. This was the evening that her father Murtaza was murdered, along with six of his associates. In December 2007, Benazir Bhutto, Fatima's aunt, and the woman she had publically accused of ordering her father's murder, was assassinated in Rawalpindi. It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world's best known political dynasties.
Eoin Colfer, And Another Thing
And Another Thing, the 6th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy, or rather 'double trilogy' as it has now become, is to be written by the brilliantly funny Eoin Colfer, international number-one bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl novels. Colfer is not unaccustomed to strange going-ons and far-fetched story-lines with his celebrated Artemis Fowl novels. Widow Jane Belson said of Eoin Colfer, 'I love his books and could not think of a better person to transport Arthur, Zaphod and Marvin to pastures new.'
Richard Poplak, The Sheikh's Batmobile
What happens to our pop culture when it meets another culture head-on—especially one that according to some is completely at odds with our own?
In The Sheikh's Batmobile, pop-cultural commentator Richard Poplak sets out on an unusual two-year odyssey. His mission is to see what becomes of his, and North America's, obsessions—pop songs and sitcoms, Hollywood movies and shoot-em-up video games, muscle cars and punk music—when they make their way into the Muslim world.
Michael Ignatieff, True Patriot Love
In his prize-winning memoir, The Russian Album, Michael Ignatieff chronicled the fortunes of his father’s family in Russia and in Canada. Now, in True Patriot Love, Ignatieff turns to his mother’s family, the Grants. Over three generations the Grants conducted a spirited public argument about what Canada was and should be. True Patriot Love is both a tribute to and a reckoning with that inheritance.
Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T S Spivet
When 12-year-old genius map-maker T.S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian, life as normal—if you consider mapping dinner table conversation normal—is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins. During his journey, T.S. discovers a secret family history in his luggage. And the farther he travels, the greater he understands home.
Kim Echlin, The Disappeared
This story of passionate love between a Canadian and her Cambodian lover evokes their tumultuous relationship in a world of colliding values. Set against the backdrop of horrific loss, these two self-exiled lovers struggle to recreate themselves in a world that rejects their hopes. Spare, unrelenting, and moving, The Disappeared is an unforgettable consideration of love, language, justice, and memory set against the backdrop of the killing fields of Pol Pot.
Founded in 1931 by Jamie Hamilton as one of Britain’s most distinguished literary lists, Hamish Hamilton quickly became an integral part of Penguin and continues to provide a home for an exciting and eclectic group of authors, united by the distinctiveness and excellence of their writing. We’re delighted to be joining this tradition of literary merit with the launch of Hamish Hamilton Canada. The well-attended launch party was celebrated at Nyood restaurant in Toronto, ON. Making an appearance at the festivities were authors Colin McAdam, Reif Larsen, and Kim Echlin among others.
Sudhir Venkatesh, Gang Leader for a Day
First presented in Freakonomics, the story of a young sociologist who embedded himself in Chicago’s most notorious gang and captured the world’s attention. Gang Leader for a Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatesh gained entrance into the lives of a group of drug-dealers and went on to witness—and participate in—events that have rarely been described in print.
Janice Y.K. Lee, The Piano Teacher
In 1942, Will Truesdale, an Englishman newly arrived in Hong Kong, falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their love affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Will is sent to an internment camp, where he and other foreigners struggle daily for survival. Meanwhile, Trudy remains outside, forced to form dangerous alliances with the Japanese—in particular, the malevolent head of the gendarmerie, whose desperate attempts to locate a priceless collection of Chinese art lead to a chain of terrible betrayals.
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of Afghan history and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith, and the salvation to be found in love. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman’s love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.
For years, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus have waged an unofficial and highly effective campaign against the terrorists who threaten western civilization. The most dangerous of these is the Emir. This sadistic killer has masterminded the most vicious attacks on the west and has eluded capture by the world's law enforcement agencies. Now the Campus is on his trail. Joined by their latest recruits, John Clark and Ding Chavez, Jack Ryan, Jr. and his cousins, Dominick and Brian Caruso, are determined to catch the Emir and they will bring him in ... dead or alive.
Jack Fletcher is on the run.
With no sensei to guide him, Jack has just his wits and his swords against many new and unknown enemies, as he journeys along the treacherous road to the port of Nagasaki and perhaps home ...
But the Shogun's samurai are hot on his trail. Barely escaping their clutches, Jack runs headlong into a trap. Kidnapped by ninja and led to their village deep in the mountains, Jack has no means of escape.
The only question is who will kill him first—the ninja or samurai?
Caitlin Decter is a typical teen—smart, pretty, and wired ... but she's also blind. She undergoes an experimental procedure to regain her sight and the results are unexpected. She "sees" but not just the way we do—for her the world wide web is a riot of colours and shapes, its own dimension. While exploring it, she finds an "other" lurking there—and it finds her, seeing what she's seeing and learning as she learns. But that's not where it ends ...
England is rife with conspiracies to assassinate Elizabeth I and return the country to Rome—plots that foment in places like the fiercely papist University of Oxford. Giordano Bruno—renegade monk, poet, scientist, and magician—arrives in London, fleeing the Roman Inquisition..
Brendan Brazier is a professional Ironman triathlete, a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion, and the bestselling author of The Thrive Diet. Now, in an easy-to-apply system for everyone, he shares his groundbreaking approach to fitness and how you can gain maximum results in minimal time. Thrive Fitness isn't simply a program; it's a way of life. Whether you're a time-crunched beginner or an experienced athlete, Thrive Fitness will help you ...
Melanie Tamaki is an outsider.
Unpopular and impoverished, she is the only child of a loving but neglectful mother. She barely copes with surviving school and life. But everything changes on the day she returns home to find her mother is missing, lured back to Half World by a vile creature calling himself Mr. Glueskin. Soon Melanie embarks on an epic and darkly fantastical journey to Half World to save her mother. What she does not yet realize is that the state of the universe is at stake....