GINGERBREAD, by Helen Oyeyemi, Penguin Canada

The prize-winning, bestselling author of Boy, Snow, Bird and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours returns with a bewitching and inventive novel. Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children's stories--equal parts wholesome and uncanny, from the tantalizing witch's house in "Hansel and Gretel" to the man-shaped confection who one day decides … Continue reading GINGERBREAD, by Helen Oyeyemi, Penguin Canada

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THE MIGRATION, by Helen Marshall, Random House Canada

Creepy and atmospheric, evocative of Stephen King's classic Pet Sematary , The Migration is a story of sisterhood, transformation, and the limitations of love, from a thrilling new voice in Canadian fiction. When I was younger I didn't know a thing about death. I thought it meant stillness, a body gone limp. A marionette with … Continue reading THE MIGRATION, by Helen Marshall, Random House Canada

ONCE UPON A RIVER, by Diane Setterfield, Atria/Emily Bestler Boooks, Double Day Book/PenguinRandomHouse

A dark midwinter’s night in an ancient inn on the Thames. The regulars are entertaining themselves by telling stories when the door bursts open on an injured stranger. In his arms is the drowned corpse of a little child. Hours later the dead girl stirs, takes a breath and returns to life. Is it a … Continue reading ONCE UPON A RIVER, by Diane Setterfield, Atria/Emily Bestler Boooks, Double Day Book/PenguinRandomHouse

RELIC, by Alan Dean Foster, Penguin Random House

The last known human searches the galaxy for companionship in a brilliant standalone novel from the legendary author of the Pip & Flinx series. Once Homo sapiens reigned supreme, spreading from star system to star system in an empire that encountered no alien life and thus knew no enemy . . . save itself. As had happened … Continue reading RELIC, by Alan Dean Foster, Penguin Random House

THE BEAUTY, by Aliya Whiteley, Titan Books

Somewhere away from the cities and towns, a group of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their stories in the Valley of the Rocks. For when the women are all gone the rest of your life is all there is for everyone. The men are waiting to pass into … Continue reading THE BEAUTY, by Aliya Whiteley, Titan Books

TIME SHARDS, by Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald, Titan Books

It’s called “the Event.” An unimaginable cataclysm in the 23rd century shatters 600 years of the Earth’s timeline into jumbled fragments. Our world is gone: instantly replaced by a new one made of shattered remnants of the past, present and future, all existing alongside one another in a nightmare patchwork of different time "shards"—some hundreds … Continue reading TIME SHARDS, by Dana Fredsti & David Fitzgerald, Titan Books

TAKE ME THERE, DREAM, DRAW, AND DESIGN YOUR PERFECT ADVENTURE, by Victoire Bourgois, Running Press

Part guided journal/part activity book, Take Me There inspires wanderlust and adventure through the lens of dream destinations around the world. Get ready to embark on an interactive journey of wanderlust through locations ranging from the streets of Rio and beaches of Hawaii, to the animal kingdom of the Galápagos, and many more far-flung lands. … Continue reading TAKE ME THERE, DREAM, DRAW, AND DESIGN YOUR PERFECT ADVENTURE, by Victoire Bourgois, Running Press

9 Thought Provoking Books Everyone Should Read, by Why Read

Why Read: whytoread.com/thought-provoking-books-everyone-should-read/ I question a few of these, but still interesting choices: 1. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress – Robert A. Heinlein Written at the peak of Robert A. Heinlein’s creative powers in the mid-sixties, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress ranks with “Stranger in a Strange Land” as his most popular and acclaimed … Continue reading 9 Thought Provoking Books Everyone Should Read, by Why Read