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This Zoo Is Not for You

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Added 17 February 2018

JUVENILE FICTION,
HUMOR

When a platypus stops by the zoo one day, all the animals assume he wants to join their zoo, and he is swiftly taken through a rigorous interview process. But the platypus is far too bland for the chameleons, he’s not nearly graceful enough for the flamingos, and his tricks will never impress the monkeys. After he leaves, the animals soon regret their behavior, but . . . what’s this? The platypus has left something behind. Perhaps he didn’t intend to join their zoo after all! This rhyming picture book, from the award-winning creator of There’s a Bear on My Chair, combines comic misunderstanding with a heartfelt story about acceptance and belonging.

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Always

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Added 17 February 2018

JUVENILE FICTION

One little elephant learns that a parent’s love is unconditional.

There is always love between parent and child, which is the heartwarming message in an exquisite new title from Emma Dodd. Featuring stunning illustrations of an elephant family and with interior pages embellished with foil, this makes a handsome addition to any nursery bookshelf.

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A Grave Issue

NEW BOOK REVIEW
18 February 2018

We’ve linked to a new review for A Grave Issue. Here’s an excerpt:

A disgraced reporter who returns home to work at her family’s funeral parlor runs into even more fatalities than the job provides. Bell’s debut is a worthy addition to the "home again" corner of the cozy world, with enough wit and moxie to warrant a return...

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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.

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Four Women

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 13 February 2018

TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT,
FICTION / Graphic Novels

A pleasant road trip becomes a harrowing tale of physical survival, one which also tests the bonds of their friendship. Told mainly in the claustrophobic confines of their vehicle, these four women comfort one another and learn more about each other as their ordeal unfolds, drawing ever closer to its inevitable conclusion.

Donna, with the help of a counselor, tries to work through the ordeal that traumatized her and her friends Marion, Bev, and Cindy, who she has tried to avoid since the incident occurred.

A grim, chilling tale rendered in Sam Kieth‘s unique style brings this dark graphic novel to life.

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The Incredible Journey

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Added 13 February 2018

JUVENILE FICTION,
TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT / Fiction

Fans of Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Shiloh will love this timeless classic about two dogs and a cat that embark on a journey to return to their owner and inspired the movie Homeward Bound.

   An inquisitive Labrador retriever, friendly bull terrier, and courageous Siamese cat set out through the Canadian wilderness to find their owner in this truly “incredible” adventure.
    Instinct tells them that the way home lies to the west and together the three house pets face hunger, the natural elements, and wild forest animals as they make their way home to the family they love.
    This beloved classic that inspired the movie Homeward Bound has captured the hearts of generations of readers ...

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A Perfect Universe: Ten Stories

NEW BOOK REVIEW
18 February 2018

We’ve linked to a new review for A Perfect Universe: Ten Stories. Here’s an excerpt:

Short stories explore situations on the verge of chaos. A catalog of imperfections neatly packaged within a book.

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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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The Rub of Time

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 06 February 2018

REFERENCE,
FICTION / Historical
The definitive collection of essays and reportage written during the past thirty years from one of most provocative and widely read writers--with new commentary by the author.

For more than thirty years, Martin Amis has turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics--politics, sports, celebrity, America, and, of course, literature. Now, at last, these incomparable essays have been gathered together. Here is Amis at the 2011 GOP Iowa Caucus, where, squeezed between "windbreakers and woolly hats," he pores over The Ron Paul Family Cookbook and laments the absence of "our Banquo," Herman Cain. He writes about finally confronting the effects of aging on his athletic prowess. He revisits, time and time again, the worlds of Bellow and ...

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The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 30 January 2018

FICTION / Historical

Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as “a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions that focus on race,” and Going to the Territory (1986), an exploration of literature and folklore, jazz and culture, and the nature and quality of lives that black Americans lead. “Ralph Ellison,” wrote Stanley Crouch, “reached across race, religion, class and sex to make us all Americans.”

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Good Neighbors

NEW BOOK REVIEW
18 February 2018

We’ve linked to a new review for Good Neighbors. Here’s an excerpt:

An international adoption falters, splintering a coterie of rich suburban friends. A spicy stew of suburban discontent is diluted by the thinness of its characters.

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02 August 2016

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A Time of Love and Tartan

NEW BOOK REVIEW
18 February 2018

We’ve linked to a new review for A Time of Love and Tartan. Here’s an excerpt:

Momentous crises loom for several denizens of 44 Scotland St. and environs—and this time, a few of them find momentous resolutions. Shorter and less digressive than earlier installments, with most of the complications wrapped up in an even more suspiciously...

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