Kazuo Ishiguro, Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature
“In novels of great emotional force, [Ishiguro] has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world” - Nobel Prize Committee.
2017 Man Booker Prize Winner
An unconventional masterpiece about Brexit, aging, art, truth, and love, playing across the boundaries of time and history. Autumn is the first part of a seasonal quartet. Winter will follow in January 2018.
Winner of the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
…and the National Book Award, a #1 New York Times bestseller, and (last but definitely not least) an Oprah’s Book Club pick, Colson Whitehead’s magnificent tour-de-force chronicles a young slave’s journey as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, this beautiful novel traces the intertwined fates of a picture-perfect family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives.
“A fun and exuberantly clever 21st- century tragi-comedy of the first order—required reading for everyone who survived (barely!) the political turmoil of 2016.” - Rick, Editorial
“A gorgeous rendering of two young girls facing the potential violence of growing up and apart—an evocative read for mothers, daughters, sisters, and girlfriends.” — Jenna, Sales
2016 Giller Prize Winner
The extraordinary, bestselling story of three musicians in China before, during, and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Have you read it yet?
“Years ago, I read Caroline Moorehead’s extraordinary work of reportage, Human Cargo: A Journey Among Refugees, a book that delves powerfully into statelessness, flight, and migration, and the profoundly courageous journeys undertaken in search of safety and life. This year, Moorehead has a new work, A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism.This is a book to be passed from hand to hand, to colleagues, friends, and loved ones, as we work towards our shared future. My gift list will be multiple books, and will include these brilliant works by Canadian novelists: David Chariandy’s Brother, Kathleen Winter’s Lost in September, and Pasha Malla’s Fugue States.” —Madeleine Thien, 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner
From the bestselling author of A Train in Winter, the story of the Rosselli family, whose courage standing up to Mussolini’s fascism helped define the path of Italy in the years between the World Wars. *Non-Fiction
From the Acclaimed Author of 'The Couple Next Door'
The Year of Margaret Atwood
She dominated the bestseller lists - and cultural conversation - in 2017, with two hit TV series, heaps of Emmy Awards love, and global recognition of her bold and perceptive books.
Kids & Young Adult
Narwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure!
“Who better to explore fitting in than an adorable puzzle piece? This book is truly for all ages—we never stop trying to find where we fit, and Oliver is all of us.”— Samantha, Editorial (Ages 3-7)
With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy. (Ages 4-8)
The Hottest Teen Book of the Year
It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. John Green is back with a brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.
Ingrid must survive an extreme wilderness experience to prove to her mother that she has the strength to pursue her dreams. A finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award.
Best of Business
520 Days in Space
The story of how a kid who barely scraped through high school became one of the most decorated astronauts of his generation. llowing his record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Scott Kelly shares his underdog story through his memoir, Endurance, and his autobiographical children’s picture book.
A #1 Globe & Mail bestselling memoir of a childhood on the run. Dakin was told her family had been fleeing the Mafia for decades. But the truth was even more bizarre. A gripping story of deception, betrayal, and forgiveness.
A Celebration of Canadian Innovations
From the canoe to the life jacket to the latest advances in medicine and business, Ingenious celebrates the ways in which Canadians have made the world a better place.
Red hilariously surveys and critiques more world-changing Canadian inventions than you can wave a Canadarm at, from the Wonderbra to synchronized swimming and more.