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.

Books of the Week: Pride Month

June is Pride Month in Canada. We’re proud to present a selection of our new and upcoming titles (and a few perennial faves) that feature LGBTQ+ characters and themes. Top Row (L to R): Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer edited by John Lorinc, Jane Farrow and Stephanie Chambers published by Coach House Press 9781552453483 |…

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: Roxane Gay’s Difficult Women

Difficult Women Roxane Gay 9780802125392 | $36.50 CAN HC | 272 Pages | Shipping Jan 3, 2017 Grove Distributed in Canada by Publishers Group Canada Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of passionate loves,…

Book of the Week: Francesca Sanna’s The Journey, Read by Trudeau

The Journey Francesca Sanna 9781909263994 | $25.95 CAN HC | 48 Pages | Available Now Flying Eye Books Distributed by Publishers Group Canada The Journey is a beautifully illustrated book with haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis. It explores the unimaginable decisions made by a family as they leave their home and everything they know to…

Book of the Week: Kakuma Girls

Kakuma Girls Clare Morneau 9781988025148 | $19.95 CAN PB | 180 Pages | Shipping Oct 3, 2016 Barlow Books Distributed in Canada by Georgetown Publications Clare Morneau, daughter of Canada’s finance minister, Bill Morneau, is only 17, but she has created an inspiring  and beautiful book for teenage girls that vividly portrays both the hardships and…

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: GOOD PIRATE

In the follow up to Bad Pirate (May 2015, Pajama Press), Augusta Garrick is yet again out to prove that a pirate can be anything she wants. The sea pup is still under pressure to fit in, this time by abandoning her love for fancy things. After all, says her father the captain, a good…

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,…