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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami
Hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is Haruki Murakami’s deep dive into the very nature of consciousness.
Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws readers into a mind-bending universe in which Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect. What emerges is a novel that is at once hilariously funny and a deeply serious meditation on the nature and uses of the mind.
We’ve linked to a new review for No One Can Know. Here’s an excerpt:Frankie Stapleton left her busy job as an ER nurse in Chicago to help her family back in Stillwater, Illinois, deal with an emergency. Feeling pushed to take over the family hardware store and marry her high school sweetheart, Frankie had fled to Chicago...
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.
From the creator of Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth comes a laugh-out-loud story starring a mole who has lost both his glasses and his sense of direction.
Poor Morris Mole has had a very long day, and all he wants is to get home to Mrs. Mole and their children. But Morris has misplaced his glasses! He starts burrowing his way home anyway, trusting in his memory to guide him. When Morris gets there he calls out, “Mrs. Mole, I’m hooome!” but he doesn’t exactly get the response he expected. “I’m not your wife!” says Mrs. Bunny. Oh, dear! So Morris sets off again in the direction of home. He’ll end up in the right spot eventually . . . won’t he? Young readers will be rooting for Morris and giggling at every wrong turn — while taking comfort in the fact that, sooner ...
As one of Miami’s most influential architects, Rene Gonzalez revolutionizes the way luxury buildings are equipped for climate change. Tactile, experiential, and holistic, the work of his namesake office demonstrates a belief in the inseparable connection between nature and architecture, creating spaces that are memorable and timeless. Surveying fourteen residential, commercial, and cultural projects in Florida, marking the first phase of his career, Rene Gonzalez Architects: Not Lost in Translation illustrates Gonzalez’s ability to distill the essence of place, distinguishing his work both in his home state of Florida and in the global landscape of contemporary architecture. Projects featured in the book include three Alchemist boutiques, the first of which won the 2011 National ...
We’ve linked to a new review for Look for Her. Here’s an excerpt:Williams is already obsessed with the case when DNA evidence collected at the original crime scene is newly linked to someone who may be a suspect or witness but appears to have a solid alibi for the time of Annalise Wood's disappearance. Detectives Chloe...
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.
Louis L’Amour’s classic novels of the West make for perfect Father’s Day gifts!
As part of the Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures series, this edition contains exclusive bonus materials!
Ben Cowan and Bijah Catlow had been friends since they were boys. By the time they grew to manhood, Catlow had become an outlaw and Cowan a U.S. marshal. So when his old friend rode to Mexico to pull the biggest robbery of his career, it became Ben Cowan’s job to hunt him down.
While trailing Catlow south of the border, Ben meets Rosita Calderon. Intelligent and beautiful, her presence further complicates what is already a dangerous situation. While trying to protect his friend from Mexican soldiers and place him under arrest, Ben realizes that the price of getting ...
Deluxe oversized edition of the Eisner-award winning mod sci-fi coming of age graphic novel from Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen. Includes 32 pages of never-before-seen development art, process pieces, and behind the scenes extras–all annotated by Gibbons.
In a retro-futuristic city of industrial gray where hover scooters, music and drugs rule the street, THE ORIGINALS are the toughest, most stylish gang around. For two childhood friends, nothing is more important than being one of them. But being part of the crowd will bring its own deadly consequences.
“The Originals is Dave Gibbons doing what he was born to do: telling a story that’s all his own, and telling it with grace, verve and drama. The result is, well…original! Topnotch comics.”–Frank Miller ...
We’ve linked to a new review for This Fallen Prey: A Rockton Novel. Here’s an excerpt:A reclusive sanctuary community plays reluctant host to a dangerous criminal who appears to collude with one of their own to extend his murderous spree. Armstrong continues to expand the highly original Rockton world, focusing this time more on the precipitating...
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We’ve linked to a new review for Stickle Island. Here’s an excerpt:When government cuts threaten isolated Stickle Island, locals get creative to preserve their way of life. An English social comedy that begins with promise but fails to develop into a fully satisfying novel.