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Garfield Hogs the Spotlight

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 17 July 2018

SCIENCE,
TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT,
NATURE

GARFIELD IS READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP!

The witty kitty is back in the spotlight with a rollicking one-cat show! And this portly performer has an ego as big as his legendary appetite. So whether he’s practicing his Volleydog serve on Odie, pantsing the unsuspecting mailman, or trying to lure birds to his barbecue-grill-birdbath, GARFIELD always makes sure he’s the center of attention!

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Katie the Kitten

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Added 10 July 2018

JUVENILE FICTION

Back in print after more than 60 years, a heartwarming tale for today’s kitten-loving kidsfrom the author of the iconic Little Golden Books Tawny Scrawny Lion and The Saggy Baggy Elephant!

First published in 1949and now finally back in printthis charming story about a kitten beginning to make her way around the house will become a family favorite. Breathtaking artwork by Alice and Martin Provensen, who also illustrated The Color Kittens, has been lovingly restored for this edition.

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Sail Away

NEW BOOK REVIEW
23 June 2018

We’ve linked to a new review for Sail Away. Here’s an excerpt:

Acting roles are pretty sparse for women over 60, so British actress Suzy Marshall seizes the opportunity to play Lady Bracknell in a Swiss production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Things go terribly awry, though, and she unexpectedly...

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Song of Batoche by Maia Caron

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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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Lucky's Lady

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Added 03 July 2018

FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Psychologist Serena Sheridan has come back to the small Louisiana town where she’d been raised—and where her grandfather has suddenly gone missing. Successful, ambitious, beautiful, Serena always found the darker world of the bayous far less predictable—and far more treacherous—than the life she’d chosen.
 
And for help, she must turn to a man as mysterious and dangerous as the backcountry itself: Lucky Doucet. He’s a man with a past littered with secrets best left concealed—the perfect guide to lead Serena into a world of dazzling seduction, sudden violence, and raw natural beauty. From the exotic French Quarter to the most remote bayou, they would follow a trail of corruption and betrayal to a showdown that would require they trust not only their own deepest instincts for ...

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Island Girls

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Added 26 June 2018

FICTION / Romance / Contemporary,
FICTION / Romance / Historical

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Nancy Thayer returns to her beloved Nantucket in a highly emotional, wholly entertaining tale of three sisters forced to confront the past over one event-filled summer on the island.
 
Charming ladies’ man Rory Randall dies with one last trick up his sleeve: His will includes a calculating clause mandating a summer-long reunion for his daughters, all from different marriages—that is, if they hope to inherit his posh Nantucket house. Relations among the three sisters are sour thanks to long-festering jealousies, resentments, and misunderstandings. Arden, a successful television host in Boston, hasn’t been back to the island since her teenage years, when accusations of serious misbehavior led to her banishment. College professor Meg hopes to use ...

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The Body in the Ballroom

“Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter uses guile and grit to clear an innocent man accused of murder.”
NEW BOOK REVIEW
23 June 2018

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While Alice Roosevelt is in New York, she’s in the charge of Secret Service agent Joseph St. Clair, who narrates in a peppy, slightly formal first person. Their history as sleuthing partners has some precedent (Alice and the Assassin, 2017), so St. Clair...

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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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Gork, the Teenage Dragon

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 26 June 2018

HUMOR,
FICTION / Literary,
FICTION / Fantasy

A TODAY Show Summer Pick
 
“Hilarious. . . . Gork is less Game of Thrones and more The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
Rolling Stone

 
Gork is the nerdiest dragon at WarWings Military Academy. He has a giant heart and tiny horns. His nickname is Weak Sauce. Today before his high school graduation, he must ask a female dragon to be his queen. The result is a rollicking quest for true love on the most madcap day ever known to a high school senior – dragon or otherwise.

Along the way, Gork gets help from his best friend Fribby, a fierce female robot dragon who is brilliant, snarky, and totally obsessed with death; and Athenos II, his sentient spaceship who carries a shocking secret from ...

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Acrylic Painting Mediums and Methods

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Added 22 June 2018

REFERENCE,
ART,
HOUSE and HOME

This new, sophisticated, comprehensive reference book will inspire and instruct painters on how to handle today’s acrylics in innovative and individualistic ways.

Acrylics have grown into the most adaptable art material for the modern age. Developments in the pigment industry have given acrylics a remarkably permanent, rich, and abundant palette, making it the favorite medium of many contemporary artists. As colors are being developed, their chemical components are also enhanced for better texture and handling.

Art-supplies vendors now offer acrylic mediums for thinning, thickening, glazing, molding, pouring, texturing, and dozens of other uses. Even experienced acrylic painters can be confused—even intimidated—by this staggering diversity of products. Painter and art ...

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The Terrible

NEW BOOK REVIEW
23 June 2018

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

A powerful, unconventionally structured memoir recounting harrowing coming-of-age ordeals. Though she earned acclaim for her debut poetry collection, bone (2014), Daley-Ward resists classification in this profound mix of poetry and prose. Her Jamaican...

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Site News
02 August 2016

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To the Promised Land

NEW BOOK REVIEW
23 June 2018

We’ve linked to a new review for To the Promised Land. Here’s an excerpt:

A former civil rights organizer continues his studies about Martin Luther King Jr. by focusing on King’s insistence that all Americans receive a living wage for their work. Less a revisionist history of King than a worthy look at a seldom-documented portion...

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