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The Bigfoot Files

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 20 September 2018

JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic
From the author of Hour of the Bees comes another captivating story that deftly blurs the line between reality and magic — and will leave you wondering What if?

The Loch Ness Monster. The Frogman. Bigfoot. Twelve-year-old Miranda Cho used to believe in it all, used to love poring over every strange footprint, every stray hair, everything that proved that the world was full of wonders. But that was before her mother’s obsession with monsters cost Miranda her friends and her perfect school record, before Miranda found the stack of unopened bills and notices of foreclosure in the silverware drawer. Now the fact that her mom’s a cryptozoologist doesn’t seem wonderful — it’s embarrassing and irresponsible, and it could cost them everything. So Miranda agrees ...

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The Woman in the Dunes

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 18 September 2018

FICTION / Literary

The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel.
 
After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quickly discovers that the locals have other plans. Held captive with seemingly no chance of escape, he is tasked with shoveling back the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten to destroy the village. His only companion is an odd young woman. Together their fates become intertwined as they work side by side at this Sisyphean task.

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The Land of Grace

“An intoxicating tale that’s simultaneously gaudy and exquisite.”
NEW BOOK REVIEW
23 June 2018

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

A satirical novel about a religious cult built around the worship of Elvis Presley.  Burrell’s first novel skillfully combines the macabre with the clownish. On the one hand, the cult, as portrayed here, is utterly ridiculous, as it’s essentially a maniacal...

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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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NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 13 September 2018

RELIGION,
MUSIC,
BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY

The summer of 1969 was a momentous one in modern history. It was a season punctuated with change. Apollo 11 landed on the moon, thousands of young fans flocked to rock ‘n’ roll festivals like Woodstock and the controversial Altamont Freeway concert, the Manson Family cult were on a high-profile killing spree, and the first uprisings that would become the Stonewall Riots began. It was an electric summer of violent endings, new beginnings, and social unrest.

It was also the summer that a myth was born–beginning with the tragic, untimely death of Rolling Stones founder, Brian Jones. The world soon lost two more huge music stars: Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Not only did losing these three beacons of music culture seem to signal the end of a musical era, it also felt like a foreboding ...

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Christmas Carols

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 11 September 2018

JUVENILE FICTION

Back in print—a Little Golden Book full of classic Christmas songs to sing!

This festive Little Golden Book from 1946 is back in print for the first time in 40 years! Beautiful vintage illustrations bring to life sheet music and lyrics for beloved carols and hymns that families have sung together for many generations: “Away in a Manger,” “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” and more. Perfect for placing on the piano, or to give to a child or a collector of the classic Little Golden Books, this book will be cherished each holiday season.

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Sand

NEW BOOK REVIEW
23 June 2018

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

A beguiling, idiosyncratic exercise in postmodern bafflement by the late artist/novelist Herrndorf (Why We Took the Car, 2014, etc.), awarded the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for it in 2012. It’s bizarre, wacky, and broad—but highly entertaining, especially...

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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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Julian, Secret Agent

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 04 September 2018

JUVENILE FICTION,
HUMOR,
TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT / Fiction

Bestselling classic The Stories Julian Tells is just the beginning! Get ready for more of Julian’s wonderful family and imagination in the Julian’s World chapter book series!  

Secret agents Julian, Huey, and Gloria are already heroes. They have rescued a dog and saved a toddler from drowning. But what they really want is to nab a real-live bank robber. Just when it looks like they might catch the crook, the police chief steps in. The supersleuths find that they’re the ones who are in trouble—with a capital T!

“The humor is effective and the action nonstop.” —The Bulletin

“A quick and interesting read . . . the plot is well developed, and the characters are aptly drawn.” —School Library Journal

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Julian, Dream Doctor

NEW 3D BOOK PREVIEW
Added 04 September 2018

JUVENILE FICTION,
HUMOR,
TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT / Fiction

Bestselling classic The Stories Julian Tells was just the beginning! Read more about imagination, family, and friendship in this chapter book series!

It’s Dad’s birthday, and Julian wants to get a special present. Something Dad has always dreamed about. But Dad’s dream is pretty unusual, not to mention scary. Now that Julian has figured out what his dad wants, will he, his little brother Huey, and his best friend, Gloria, be brave enough to get it?

“If Julian had not already won readers’ hearts with his [earlier] exploits, he will here.” —The Bulletin

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Secrets, Lies, & Crawfish Pies

“A small-town girl returning to her roots becomes a reluctant sleuth.”
NEW BOOK REVIEW
23 June 2018

We’ve linked to a new review for Secrets, Lies, & Crawfish Pies. Here’s an excerpt:

Romaine Wilder, who’s lost her job as a Chicago medical examiner and ended her affair with a married man, returns to East Texas to live with the aunt who raised her. Auntie Zanne is French Creole; the owner of a successful funeral home, she’s a small-town...

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Site News
02 August 2016

Inkflash displays new 3D previews every day from big publishers and indie authors alike. Each book preview places both you and the book in a 3D environment that matches the book's category - so reading a "space opera" novel is like floating in outer space, reading a gardening book has you sitting in a tranquil garden, etc.

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The Real Michael Swann

NEW BOOK REVIEW
23 June 2018

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

A novel about the consequences of a terrorist attack in New York City. Many twists and turns that keep readers guessing till the end.

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