BOOK OF THE WEEK: MRS. ENGELS

As the old adage goes, “behind every great man is an even better woman,” and this is the story that first-time novelist, Gavin McCrea tells us in Mrs. Engels. Very little is known about Lizzie Burns, the illiterate Irishwoman and longtime lover of Frederick Engels, coauthor of The Communist Manifesto. The daughter of Communist Manifesto co-author…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: THE VINTAGE GUIDE TO LOVE AND ROMANCE

It’s very rare when a fiction title captures the hearts of all of us here at Martin & Associates as well as our good friends at PGC. Simply put, we LOVE LOVE LOVE The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood! This smart and sassy story is the first in a series that…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: SINS OF THE MOTHER

Pan Macmillan has a NEW bestseller this week! The Sins of the Mother by Irene Kelly follows in the footsteps of previous misery memoirs such as 2013’s My Secret Sister (9781447228875) and the Globe and Mail bestselling The Midwife’s Sister (9781447282648). This genre continues to knock it out of the park and hit readers right in the…

BOOK OF THE WEEK: NIGHT MOVES

Richard Van Camp is the whole package: a critical darling who is also beloved amongst readers and booksellers. His 1996 novel, The Lesser Blessed was a critically acclaimed coming of age story about Larry, a member of Dogrib (Ticho) Nation living in the Northwest Territories years after he murders his sexually abusive father. Now entering high…

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…