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Garfield Feeds the Kitty: His 35th Book

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 16 January 2018

FICTION / Graphic Novels,
HUMOR

The perfect holiday gift for fans of the world’s favorite feline!

Hungry for Laughs?
 
Garfield, the fat cat with the bottomless stomach, dishes up another tasty serving of cartoon comedy. So whether he’s celebrating the official Kick-Odie-Across-the-Room Day, playing connect-the-freckles on Jon’s chest, or perfecting his insincere smile, Garfield’s always on the prowl for food—and fun!

The GARFIELD CLASSICS series collects the early years of the Garfield comic strip in a larger, full-color format. Garfield may have gone through a few changes, but one thing has stayed the same: his enormous appetite for food and fun. So laugh along with the classic cat, because classics are always in style.

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The Vagina Monologues

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Added 09 January 2018

DRAMA

A landmark in women’s empowerment—as relevant as ever after a year marked by unprecedented political protest—that honors female sexuality in all its complexity.

“I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don’t think about them. . . . So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues. I talked with over two hundred women. I talked to old women, young women, married women, single women, lesbians, college professors, actors, corporate professionals, sex workers, African American women, Hispanic women, Asian American women, Native American women, Caucasian women, Jewish women. At first women were reluctant to talk. They were a little shy. But once they got ...

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The Trickster's Lullaby

NEW BOOK REVIEW
03 September 2017

We’ve linked to a new review for The Trickster's Lullaby. Here’s an excerpt:

Continuing a trek across Canada that seems unwittingly aimed at unearthing traumas to rival the nightmare she experienced when Boko Haram struck in Nigeria, returning aid worker Amanda Doucette (Fire in the Stars, 2016) takes a dozen Montreal teenagers...

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Song of Batoche by Maia Caron

Book News
28 August 2017

A people’s struggle for rights to their land and identity, a woman’s fight for ownership of her body and soul.

In a year when Canada 150 celebrates our iconic heroes, this historical novel about the Métis, from an Indigenous author, is at the very heart of Canadian identity. After learning that her great-great-grandfather was the president of Louis Riel’s provisional government in Batoche, and her great-great-uncle was Gabriel Dumont’s war lieutenant, Maia Caron was compelled to resurrect the ghosts of her ancestors, to tell the story of the North-West Resistance, the unspoken betrayals and buried secrets of the past.

When Louis Riel arrives in Batoche, Saskatchewan, in the summer of 1884, he discovers that the rebellious Métisse Josette Lavoie is a granddaughter of the famous chief Big Bear, whom he needs as an ally. But Josette resists becoming his disciple when she learns that Riel considers the Métis a lost tribe of Israel and himself the prophet who will lead them to the Promised Land. As General Middleton’s army marches to put down the “savage half-breeds,” both Josette and Gabriel Dumont draw ever closer to one another in their struggle to manage Riel, who is determined that he will meet Middleton only in Batoche, the City of God.

The historical events unfold from inside the beautiful mind of Louis Riel, his heroic war chief Gabriel Dumont, a subversive Catholic priest, a spy for John A. Macdonald, and three women with secrets: Madeleine Dumont, Marguerite Riel, and Josette Lavoie, whose journey to redemption emerges out of devastating acts of deception as the troops converge on Batoche to destroy the Métis Nation.

Maia Caron is Red River Métis. Her great-great-grandparents were one of the founding families of Batoche, and Jean Caron Sr. and his sons were among the last twenty Métis facing Middleton’s troops when they captured Batoche. Their house was burned to the ground during the battle and rebuilt in 1890. It is now a museum exhibit on the historic site. Maia lives in Toronto.

Ronsdale Press, founded in 1988, is a literary publishing house based in Vancouver, dedicated to publishing books that give Canadians new insights into themselves and their country.

Find out more about Song of Batache, including the book trailer and Amazon links.

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Ill Will

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 09 January 2018

FICTION / Thrillers,
FICTION / Literary

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two sensational unsolved crimes—one in the past, another in the present—are linked by one man’s memory and self-deception in this chilling novel of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Dan Chaon.

Includes an exclusive conversation between Dan Chaon and Lynda Barry

“We are always telling a story to ourselves, about ourselves.” This is one of the little mantras Dustin Tillman likes to share with his patients, and it’s meant to be reassuring. But what if that story is a lie?

A psychologist in suburban Cleveland, Dustin is drifting through his forties when he hears the news: His adopted brother, Rusty, is being released from prison. Thirty years ago, Rusty received a life sentence for the massacre of Dustin’s parents ...

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The Bunny Hop

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Added 02 January 2018

JUVENILE FICTION,
HUMOR
On Easter morning, Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, and their Sesame Street friends find cute bunnies in the strangest (and funniest) places! Readers ages 2 to 5 will giggle all the way through this hilarious, rhyming Little Golden Book. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Easter and spring!
             

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Séance Infernale

NEW BOOK REVIEW
03 September 2017

We’ve linked to a new review for Séance Infernale. Here’s an excerpt:

A post-millennial gothic ripsnorter blends old-fashioned suspense and up-to-the-minute sadism in the dark streets and even darker underbelly of Edinburgh. This debut novel resembles a series of trap doors springing open and shut and open again without...

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How Charles Baudelaire’s Poetry Changed My Life

Author News
25 October 2016

It’s true that literature can change your life. It changed Belgian author Bob Van Laerhoven’s. He told Inkflash:

"Because of  Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers Of Evil), Charles Baudelaire’s magnificent collection of poetry, I wanted to become a writer. Fat chance, everyone around me said."

In a short personal essay for the US-based writers’ blog Motive Means Opportunity, he evokes the nostalgic memory of a 17-year old Flemish country-boy, desperately wanting to create beauty.

Bob is also the author of mystery/suspense novel Baudelaire’s Revenge, which won the Hercule Poirot Prize for Best Crime Novel and the USA Best Book Award 2014 in the Fiction category. Check out a 3D preview here on Inkflash, or get totally immersed in the author’s interactive 3D room.

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Open Very Carefully

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 30 December 2017

HUMOR,
JUVENILE FICTION

What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was — not to put too fine a point on it — wreaking havoc? Would you slam that book shut and cram it back onto the bookshelf? Or would you be brave enough to peek?

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Discovering Your Spirit Animal

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 19 December 2017

SCIENCE,
BODY, MIND and SPIRIT,
NATURE

In Discovering Your Spirit Animal, shamanic healer Lucy Harmer presents a practical approach to understanding spirit animals and applying their power to specific situations in daily life. Written in clear, simple language and featuring compelling stories and anecdotes, the book explains what a spirit animal is, describes its purpose, and shows that understanding the “medicine” of one’s spirit animal—assimilating its qualities and characteristics—allows one to apply the lessons and messages they convey and use them for personal transformation. Lucy Harmer notes that particular animals that cross one’s path or appear repeatedly nearby probably want us to share in their medicine, their teaching, their energy, and their spirit.

Discovering Your Spirit Animal provides guidance ...

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Fairytales Gone Wrong

“A watered-down rendition…sexist too. (Picture book. 6-8)”
NEW BOOK REVIEW
03 September 2017

We’ve linked to a new review for Fairytales Gone Wrong. Here’s an excerpt:

A bored princess switches places with a shepherd boy—and then decides to make her new job more exciting. Smallman changes the mischief-maker’s gender and adds a few flourishes, but by concocting a happy ending he turns a psychologically acute cautionary...

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The Art of Flavor

NEW BOOK REVIEW
03 September 2017

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A James Beard Award–winning chef teams up with a perfume alchemist to reveal how food gets its flavor and how that flavor can be improved. A welcome complement to the likes of Brillat-Savarin and Harold McGee and worthy of a place in any cooking enthusiast...

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