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Table of Contents by Title New and Forthcoming All in the Name of Honor, by Lene Wold

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Beautiful Rebel, by Roberta Staley

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Buffy Sainte-Marie, by Andrea Warner

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The Diabetes Code, by Dr. Jason Fung

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Every Little Scrap and Wonder, by Carla Funk

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The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition, by Peter Wohlleben

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Hormone Power, by Marjolein Dubbers

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The Little Book of Cannabis, by Amanda Siebert

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The Obesity Code, by Dr. Jason Fung

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The Obesity Code Cookbook, by Dr. Jason Fung and Alison Mclean

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Rise of the Necrofauna, by Britt Wray

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Strangers in the House, by Candace Savage

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This One Looks Like a Boy, by Lorimer Shenher

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Tree, A Life Story (new edition), by David Suzuki and Wayne Grady

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Vanishing Fish, by Daniel Pauly

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Whatever Gets You Through, by Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee 19 Winterlust, by Bernd Brunner

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Children’s Books Can You Hear the Trees Talking?, by Peter Wohlleben

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Franny’s Crow, by Candace Savage, illustrated by Chelsea O’Byrne

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Spur, A Wolf’s Story, by Eliza Robertson, illustrated by Nora Aoyogi

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Featured Backlist

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Table of Contents by Author New and Forthcoming Bernd Brunner, Winterlust

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Marjolein Dubbers, Hormone Power

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Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee, Whatever Gets You Through

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Carla Funk, Every Little Scrap and Wonder

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Dr. Jason Fung, The Diabetes Code

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Dr. Jason Fung, The Obesity Code

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Dr. Jason Fung and Alison Mclean, The Obesity Code Cookbook

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Daniel Pauly, Vanishing Fish

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Candace Savage, Strangers in the House

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Lorimer Shenher, This One Looks Like a Boy

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Amanda Siebert, The Little Book of Cannabis

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Roberta Staley, Beautiful Rebel

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David Suzuki and Wayne Grady, Tree, A Life Story (new edition)

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Andrea Warner, Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees: The Illustrated Edition

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Lene Wold, All in the Name of Honor

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Britt Wray, Rise of the Necrofauna

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Children’s Books Eliza Robertson, illustrated by Nora Aoyogi, Spur, A Wolf’s Story

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Candace Savage, illustrated by Chelsea O’Byrne, Franny’s Crow

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Peter Wohlleben, Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

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All in the Name of Honor

A Father Who Killed His Own Daughter LENE WOLD A shockingly intimate look at the world of honor killings, as seen through the eyes of both the perpetrators and the victims. What drives a person to murder their sister, mother, or daughter? What is life like in a society in which women are imprisoned for their own “protection,” while their potential killers walk free? In this powerful and affecting book, writer and journalist Lene Wold offers a rare window into the world of “honor killings”—the devastating practice that sees more than five thousand women murdered at the hands of close relatives each year, all to restore their family’s reputation. Wold spent more than five years in Jordan, visiting prisons and mosques, reviewing newspapers and judicial archives, and interviewing imams, village elders, and other locals to understand these violent acts. But she also spoke with the killers themselves, including a man who murdered his mother and daughter and attempted to kill his other daughter. In All in the Name of Honor, Wold shares what she learned, weaving a shocking tale told from the perpetrators’ perspective as well as the victims’. Lene Wold is an investigative journalist, an activist for Amnesty International, and a writer who has worked for the Independent and the Centre for Investigative Journalism in England. She has an MA in Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London, has a BA in Development Studies from the University of Oslo, and has studied Arabic in Lebanon and Jordan. Wold has lived and worked as a freelancer in the Middle East and today resides in Oslo, Norway. Rights available: World English (excluding North America) 224 pages • Spring 2019

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Beautiful Rebel

The Story of Mozhdah Jamalzadah ROBERTA STALEY The inspiring life story of a woman born into war, raised in a new country, and famous for becoming the “Oprah of Afghanistan.” "The Oprah of Afghanistan"—that’s what they call Mozhdah Jamalzadah. But the television host and international pop star has lived more than one life during her thirty-six years. Before she experienced the acclaim that landed her a performance in the Obama White House and an appearance on Oprah’s show, she lived through war, emigrated to Canada as a refugee, and thrived—despite enduring racism—as a firstgeneration Canadian, earning academic accolades and eventually attending journalism school. But Mozhdah wasn’t content to succeed on her own. Growing up in the safety of Canada, she watched the plight of everyday Afghanis on television, people like her who were terrorized under the reign of the Taliban—and then, in the wake of 9/11, bombed by U.S. and NATO military forces. She knew she had to help, and began writing songs expressing her sympathy for what Afghanistan was going through. Those songs—including the hit “Afghan Girl”— brought her fame, and in 2008, she received the offer of a lifetime: to host her own TV show in post-war Afghanistan. As the “Oprah of Afghanistan”, Mozhdah broke barriers and pushed to create social change, discussing topics such as poverty and domestic abuse. But in a country where women are considered subservient and violence against women runs rampant, Mozhdah’s feminist leanings weren’t accepted by everyone. A violent assault, followed by a threat to Mozhdah’s life, drove her back to Canada—and into a deep depression. But the thing that lifted her back up was the realization that she could still push for change, even from afar. By turns thrilling, devastating, inspiring, and emotional, Mozhdah's story will empower readers to chase their dreams—and nurture their communities. Roberta Staley is a magazine editor and writer and documentary filmmaker who has reported internationally from such places as Afghanistan, El Salvador, Haiti, Colombia, Cambodia, South Africa, Israel, and New Zealand. Staley created an award-winning documentary about Afghanistan titled Mightier Than the Sword. She lives in Vancouver, Canada. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 280 pages • Fall 2019

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Buffy Sainte-Marie

The Authorized Biography ANDREA WARNER, Foreword by JONI MITCHELL A powerful, intimate look at the life and music of a beloved folk icon and activist. Advance praise for Buffy Sainte-Marie: "Buffy Sainte-Marie is a beacon: she shows us how unwavering vision and fierce independence go hand-inhand with the work of creating solidarity, community, justice, and beauty. This book is the captivating story of that achievement." Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything Folk Hero. Songwriter. Icon. Living legend. Buffy Sainte-Marie is all of these things and more. In this, Sainte-Marie’s first and only authorized biography, music critic Andrea Warner draws from more than sixty hours of exclusive interviews to offer a powerful, intimate look at the life of the beloved artist and everything that she has accomplished in her seventy-seven years (and counting). Since her groundbreaking debut, 1964’s It’s My Way!, the Cree singer-songwriter has been a trailblazer and a tireless advocate for Indigenous rights and freedoms, an innovative artist, and a disruptor of the status quo. Establishing herself among the ranks of songwriter greats such as Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, she has released more than twenty albums, survived being blacklisted by two U.S. presidents, and received countless accolades, including the only Academy Award ever to be won by an Indigenous artist. But this biography does more than celebrate Sainte-Marie’s unparalleled talent as a songwriter and entertainer; packed with insight and knowledge, it offers an unflinchingly honest, heartbreakingly real portrait of the woman herself, including the challenges she experienced on the periphery of showbiz, her healing from the trauma of childhood and intimate partner violence, her commitment to activism, and her leadership in the protest movement. Andrea Warner writes about music, feminism, and pop culture and is the author of We Oughta Know: How Four Women Ruled the ’90s and Changed Canadian Music. She contributes to CBC Music, Pitchfork, the Georgia Straight, and Exclaim! and cohosts the podcast Pop This! She lives in Vancouver, Canada. Buffy Sainte-Marie is a musician, visual artist, educator, activist, philanthropist, innovator, and folk icon. She has written pop standards that have been sung and recorded by the likes of Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, First Aid Kit, and Elvis Presley, to name a few; penned “Universal Soldier,” the definitive antiwar anthem of the twentieth century; recorded one of the world’s first electronic vocal albums; and spent five years on Sesame Street, where she became the first woman to breastfeed on national television. After more than fifty years in the music business, Sainte-Marie continues to be a thrilling, necessary artist and activist—a unique force in the music industry. She lives in Hawaii. Joni Mitchell is a multiple Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 304 pages with 16 page color photo insert • Fall 2018 Greystone Books Ltd. 343 Railway Street, Suite 302, Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1A4 • Fall 2018 Rights • rights@greystonebooks.com • www.greystonebooks.com • Page 6 of 26


The Diabetes Code

Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally DR. JASON FUNG, Foreword by NINA TEICHOLZ From acclaimed author of The Obesity Code, a revolutionary guide to reversing diabetes. In 2016, Dr. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity with his best-selling book, The Obesity Code. Now he has set out to do the same for type 2 diabetes. Today, most doctors, dieticians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease—a life sentence with no possibility of parole. But the truth, as Dr. Fung reveals in this paradigm-shifting book, is that type 2 diabetes is reversible. Writing with clear, persuasive language, he explains why conventional treatments that rely on insulin or other blood-glucose-lowering drugs can actually exacerbate the problem, leading to significant weight gain and even heart disease. The only way to treat type 2 diabetes effectively, he argues, is proper dieting and intermittent fasting—not medication. In The Diabetes Code, Dr. Fung proposes a new, evidence-based way to break the cycle of high blood glucose and increased insulin resistance. Drawing from the latest in medical research, he outlines the impact of diet and lifestyle on type 2 diabetes and offers simple, easy-to-follow advice for preventing and reversing its course, complete with helpful charts and illustrations. Dr. Jason Fung is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on fasting for weight loss and diabetes reversal, and his work has been featured in outlets such as the Atlantic, the New York Post, Forbes, the Daily Mail, and Fox News. He is the author of several books, including The Complete Guide to Fasting (coauthored with Jimmy Moore) and the best-selling The Obesity Code. He lives in Toronto, Canada. Nina Teicholz is an investigative journalist and author of the New York Times bestseller The Big Fat Surprise, which was named Best Book of the Year by the Economist and the Wall Street Journal, among others. She has also contributed to many publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and the Economist. She lives in New York City. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America and UK) Rights sold: ANZ (Scribe); China Complex (Morningstar); French Canada (Trécarré); Germany (Riva Verlag); Poland (Studio Astropsychologii); Romania (Paralela 45); Spain (Sirio); Sweden (Karneval) 288 pages • Spring 2018

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Every Little Scrap and Wonder

Remnants of a Small-Town Childhood CARLA FUNK A luminous, beautifully written memoir of a small-town childhood. Carla Funk’s girlhood was full of logging trucks and God, cigarette smoke and hymns in four-part harmony, pellet guns and parables read aloud as bedtime stories. She grew up on the fault line between heaven and hell, sitting with her mother and brother in the same pew every Sunday at the Mennonite church while her dad stayed home with his pin-up calendars and a fridge full of whiskey, listening to country songs on the radio and smoking Export A’s. In Every Little Scrap and Wonder, Funk brings her small-town childhood to life in all its strange glory. Growing up in Vanderhoof, and one of the British Columbia’s first Mennonite settlements, she was rooted in family and ritual, in Bible stories and symbols, in the rhythms of the natural world and the ever-present shimmer of the world beyond. In stories that span a year across the seasons, she stitches together scraps of the wondrous and the mundane: piano lessons and war games, tossing a pig bladder like a football and stepping into the Christmas pageant spotlight, straining to be a star—aiming always “to fit the broken bits into the bigger story.” With warmth and poignancy, Funk crafts a portrait of her family—her father working in his shop, or aloof in his smoky truck cab; her mother, devout and all-powerful, pinning butterflies and cracking wood with an axe; and her brother, part enemy, part ally, ahead of her on a threewheeler delivering newspapers in the snowy dark. Other characters in her community come into focus: loggers and barbers, Mennonites and Mormons, kerchiefed grandmas and bachelor uncles, dapper teachers and snot-eating children. With her poet’s eye for the striking phrase and revealing detail, and her deft layering of memories and meaning, Funk is a bright new spark of talent in literary nonfiction. Her portrait of small-town Mennonite life is reminiscent of the novels of Miriam Toews, while her spiritual questioning and knowing humor will appeal to fans of Anne Lamott’s essays. Hers is a world where the everyday and the transcendent intertwine, a place where bloody family stories enter into myth, a Fudge Pop split between siblings takes on Biblical grandeur, a classmate’s whispered secret on a bus brings a spark of revelation, and a harrowing fall from an unfinished roof foreshadows trespasses to come. Like her ancestors who took up pieces of fabric to create a patchwork quilt, Carla Funk has crafted something beautiful from the remnants of memory; Every Little Scrap and Wonder is part ode to childhood, part love letter to small-town life, and part meditation on story, family, and tradition. Carla Funk is the author of five books of poetry, the former poet laureate for the City of Victoria, and a recipient of the Malahat Review’s esteemed Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. She lives in Victoria, Canada. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 240 pages • Fall 2019

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The Hidden Life of Trees The Illustrated Edition PETER WOHLLEBEN A visually stunning journey into the diversity and wonders of forests. In his international bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben opened readers’ eyes to the amazing processes at work in forests every day. Now this new, breathtakingly illustrated edition brings those wonders to life like never before. With compelling selections from the original book and stunning, large-format photographs throughout of trees from around the world, this gorgeous volume distills the essence of Wohlleben’s message to show trees in all their glory and diversity. Through rich language highlighting the interconnectedness of forest ecosystems, the book offers fascinating insights about the fungal communication highway known as the “wood wide web,” the difficult life lessons learned in tree school, the hard-working natural cleanup crews that recycle dying trees, and much more. Beautiful images provide the perfect complement to Wohlleben’s words, with striking close-ups of bark and seeds, panoramas of vast expanses of green, and a unique look at what is believed to be the oldest tree on the planet. Peter Wohlleben is the acclaimed author of the international bestsellers The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals. He spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ecological ideas into practice. Today he manages a forest academy and an environmentally friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. 176 pages • full color photos throughout • Fall 2018 Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute For rights availability queries, please contact rights@greystonebooks.com

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Hormone Power

Transform Your Diet, Transform Your Life MARJOLEIN DUBBERS Simple tips and recipes to help women balance their hormones, boost their energy, and change their lives. For some women, life can be difficult: for reasons they can’t quite pinpoint, they’re tired, overweight, and unhappy. Fortunately, as Marjolein Dubbers reveals in this practical, informative book, many of those problems have an easy fix: by regulating hormones through smart diet choices. In clear, upbeat prose, Dubbers reveals the ins and outs of the endocrine system, explaining how estrogen, progesterone, insulin, cortisol, thyroid hormones, leptin, and ghrelin work in the body—and why they so often let women down. She then shows how we can take control of those hormones through our diet to improve everything from our hair and skin to our weight control, from severe menstrual pains and menopause symptoms, to our overall energy level—even depressive and anxious moods. Point by point, Dubbers outlines why we should, as much as possible, avoid processed foods; enjoy eating healthy fats; cut sugar, cow’s milk, and gluten from our diets; and eat a wide variety of food, but not overeat. She reminds us of how all the elements tie together: how an element of our diet might combine with, for example, lack of exercise to make us more susceptible to stress, and how that stress impacts our insulin resistance and puts us on a merry-go-round we never wanted to be on, one we might be feeding with a marketing-driven sugar addiction. Along the way, she provides innovative ways to incorporate healthy habits into daily life, including delicious recipes for homemade granola, green breakfast smoothies, avocado lemon tarts for dessert— that she uses in her daily life, with tips on how to vary them.

Marjolein Dubbers is a vitality coach and inspirational speaker who, after pulling herself back from burnout, created the popular Dutch website the Energetic Women’s Academy. She lives in the Netherlands. Rights available: World English (excluding North America) 304 pages • Spring 2019

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The Little Book of Cannabis

How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life AMANDA SIEBERT A practical, scientifically supported, and informative look at better living through cannabis. Cannabis. Weed. Bud. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s been a health aid, comfort, and life-enhancer for humankind for more than three thousand years. But while cannabis is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, more than a century of prohibition has resulted in confusion about its status: Is it healthy? Is it medicinal? Will it make you crazy? In this fun, illuminating book, cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert delves deep into the latest research to separate marijuana fact from fiction, revealing ten evidence-based ways this potent little plant can improve your life. She speaks with some of the world’s top researchers, medical professionals, and consultants to answer questions such as: Can cannabis help you get a full night’s sleep? Does it aid in exercise and weight loss? Can it really cure cancer? She also offers practical advice for enjoying its benefits, including easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for consumption and dosage, as well as examples of people who have used this drug to enhance their lives. Cannabis, it turns out, could be lifechanging: it can enrich any diet, slow down aging, and even spice things up in the bedroom. Amanda Siebert is an award-winning journalist, photographer, and the cannabis editor at the Georgia Straight newspaper. When she’s not writing or making photographs, she enjoys taking road trips, practicing Brazilian jiujitsu, and taking her dog, Honey, to the beach. She lives in New Westminster, Canada. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 240 pages • b&w illustrations throughout • Fall 2018 What can cannabis be used for? • Improving sleep • Decreasing stress and anxiety • Boosting mood and creativity • Metabolism and weight management • Cannabis as a super food • Pain management

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The Obesity Code

Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss DR. JASON FUNG A revolutionary examination of why every diet you’ve tried has failed and how that can change now. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. Flying in the face of the weight-loss recommendations that have failed in the past, this book reveals that obesity is a hormonal, not a caloric, imbalance. As he explores the latest in nutritional science, Dr. Fung provides practical, effective advice on weight loss and the treatment of type 2 diabetes based on sound scientific principles. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin dependence and reach a healthy weight—for good. Dr. Jason Fung is a nephrologist and founder of the Intensive Dietary Management Program, which provides a unique treatment focus for type 2 diabetes and obesity. He is a feature contributor to www.DietDoctor.com He lives in Toronto, Canada. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) Rights sold: Arabic (Dal Altanweer); Brazil (Editora nVersos); China Complex (Morningstar); China Simplified (Post and Telecom Press); French Canada, (Trécarré); Germany (Riva Verlag); Japan (Sunmark); Korea (Sigma); Poland (Studio Astropsychologii); Romania (Paralela 45); Spain (Sirio); Sweden (Karneval); UK & Commonwealth (Scribe) 328 pages • 2016

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The Obesity Code Cookbook DR. JASON FUNG and ALISON MACLEAN Easy-to-use recipes and eating plans to accompany the best-selling The Obesity Code. The Obesity Code Cookbook is an easy-to-use collection of recipes and eating plans to support the dietary and fasting recommendations in Dr. Jason Fung’s best-selling The Obesity Code. Many chronic diseases— including obesity—can be prevented or reversed by adopting a low-carbohydrate, high healthy-fat diet, and fasting periodically. This practical cookbook shows you exactly how to improve your health. Dr. Fung first sets out the reasons that obesity has become an epidemic today and suggests how and why these recipes can help. In his trademark clear and authoritative tone, he sets the context for the 100 recipes that follow. From teas and broths through to vegetables and eggs, and from meats and poultry to healthy treats, there are recipes for all occasions, all food preferences, and all times of day. Recipes identify which are best for weight loss and why, as well as cooking tips for preparing each dish for maximum health and with minimum fuss. And specific eating plans to support fasts of 16, 24, or 32 hours help you choose menus that balance your nutrition and energy requirements with your long-term health objectives. Illustrated with full-color photos and backed by science, The Obesity Code Cookbook is your inspiration to clean up your diet while eating delicious meals that support your long-term health. Dr. Jason Fung is a medical doctor recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on fasting to lose weight and reverse diabetes, and his work has been featured in the Atlantic, the New York Post, Forbes, and on Fox News. He is the founder of the Intensive Dietary Management program and the author of several books, including The Complete Guide to Fasting (coauthored with Jimmy Moore); The Obesity Code, which has sold nearly 200,000 copies across North America and been licensed to thirteen territories; and The Diabetes Code. He lives in Toronto, Canada. Alison Maclean has collaborated with chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, and gourmands to develop many best-selling cookbooks. Her rule is that recipes must work for home cooks and the results must be delicious. Alison lives in Toronto, Canada, with her children, who are picky eaters, and her beagle, who is not. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 208 pages • full color throughout • Spring 2020

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Rise of the Necrofauna

The Science, Ethics, and Risks of De-Extinction BRITT WRAY, Foreword by GEORGE CHURCH Jurassic Park meets The Sixth Extinction in this provocative look at de-extinction from acclaimed documentarist and science writer Britt Wray. What happens when you try to recreate a woolly mammoth— fascinating science, or conservation catastrophe? In Rise of the Necrofauna, Wray takes us deep into the minds and labs of some of the world’s most progressive thinkers to find out. She introduces us to renowned futurists like Stewart Brand and scientists like George Church, who are harnessing the powers of CRISPR gene editing in the hopes of “reviving” extinct passenger pigeons, woolly mammoths, and heath hens. But we also hear from more cautionary voices, like those of researcher and award-winning author Beth Shapiro (How to Clone a Woolly Mammoth) and environmental philosopher Thomas van Dooren. Through interviews with these and other thought leaders, Wray reminds us that de-extinction could bring just as many dangers as it does possibilities. What happens, for example, when we bring an “unextinct” creature back into the wild? How can we care for these strange animals and ensure their comfort and safety—not to mention our own? By unpacking the many biological, technological, ethical, environmental, and legal questions raised by this fascinating new field, Rise of the Necrofauna offers a captivating look at the best and worst of resurrection science. Britt Wray is a Toronto-born, New York City-based science storyteller, who explores the connections between emerging technologies and the natural world. She is the cohost of a new BBC Podcast called Tomorrow’s World that was named podcast of the week by Wired. Wray recently completed her PhD at the University of Copenhagen in the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication where she studied science communication with a focus on synthetic biology. www.BrittWray.com George Church is the Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, where his lab is trying to recreate the woolly mammoth using gene-editing techniques. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America and UK) Rights sold: Germany (Benevento) 308 pages • 2017 • Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

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Strangers in the House

A Dark Story of Bigotry and Belonging CANDACE SAVAGE A little house in Saskatoon provides a portal into a story of bigotry and violence. When Candace Savage discovers that the first occupant of her long-time home in Saskatoon was a farmer and small-time businessman with the unabashedly French name of Napoléon Sureau dit Blondin, she embarks on a quest to find out what had brought him to this pleasant, leafy neighborhood dedicated to the upper crust of Victorian England. As Savage delves into this mystery, she uncovers a family saga that encompasses generations and exposes an unacknowledged history of bigotry and violence. In 1928, the year Napoléon Blondin moved into this house, the Orange Order and the Ku Klux Klan were winning converts by the thousands across Saskatchewan with a campaign that targeted immigrants, Catholics, and French-Canadians—a campaign that had lasting implications for Napoleon and his family. Through expert sleuthing, Savage meets two of Napoleon’s granddaughters and his youngest son, who remembers that “everything was English”—he never heard French or felt that he was French. Woven through the narrative are Savage’s stories of her own forbears and the similarities between the Blondins’ experiences and theirs. As Savage uncovers the dark secrets hiding under the floorboards of her own home, she casts an unsparing light on a troubling episode in Canada’s history, one that has surprising relevance today. Candace Savage is the author of more than two dozen books, including A Geography of Blood, which won the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, and Prairie: A Natural History, which was named Book of the Year at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and in 1994 she was inducted into the Honor Roll of the Rachel Carson Institute, Chatham College, in Pittsburgh. She lives in Saskatchewan, Canada. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 248 pages • Fall 2019 Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

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This One Looks Like a Boy

My Gender Journey to Life as a Man LORIMER SHENHER Inspiring and honest, this unique memoir of gender transition and coming-of-age proves it’s never too late to find your true identity. Since he was a small child, Lorimer Shenher knew something for certain: he was a boy. Many people around him seemed to suspect so, too, including his grandmother, who often commented, “This one looks like a boy!” The problem was, he was growing up in a girl’s body. In this candid and thoughtful memoir, Shenher shares the story of his gender journey, from childhood gender dysphoria, to teenage sexual experimentation, to early adult denial of his identity—and finally the acceptance that he is trans, culminating in gender reassignment surgery in his fifties. Along the way, Shenher details his childhood in booming Calgary, his development as a talented women’s varsity basketball player, his struggles with alcohol, his years spent as a news reporter, and his eventual move to Vancouver to work for the Vancouver Police Department, where he was the first detective assigned to the case of serial killer Robert Pickton (the subject of his first book, That Lonely Section of Hell). While Shenher struggles with the trauma of that case, marries his girlfriend, and eventually has children, he also faces an internal struggle: Will anyone ever accept him for the man he really is? Warm, honest, and direct, Shenher takes us through one of the most important decisions he’ll ever make, as he comes into his own and discovers acceptance and relief. Lorimer Shenher is an acclaimed author, public speaker, and advocate for marginalized people and police reform. His first book, That Lonely Section of Hell, was selected as one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2015. He lives in Vancouver, Canada. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 280 pages • Spring 2019

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Tree

A Life Story (New Edition) DAVID SUZUKI and WAYNE GRADY, Foreword by PETER WOHLLEBEN A new edition of a contemporary classic, with a new foreword by Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees. “Only God can make a tree,” wrote Joyce Kilmer in one of his most celebrated of poems. In Tree: A Life Story, authors David Suzuki and Wayne Grady extend that celebration in a “biography” of this extraordinary—and extraordinarily important—organism. A story that spans a millennium and includes a cast of millions but focuses on a single tree, a Douglas fir, Tree describes in poetic detail the organism’s modest origins that begin with a dramatic burst of millions of microscopic grains of pollen. The authors recount the amazing characteristics of the species, how they reproduce and how they receive from and offer nourishment to generations of other plants and animals. The tree’s pivotal role in making life possible for the creatures around it—including human beings—is lovingly explored. The richly detailed text and Robert Bateman’s original art pay tribute to this ubiquitous organism that is too often taken for granted. David Suzuki is an internationally renowned geneticist and environmentalist and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science and the 2009 Right Livelihood Award. Host of the long running CBC television program The Nature of Things, he is also the author of more than fifty books. Wayne Grady is one of Canada's finest science writers and a Governor General’s Award–winning translator. He has authored eleven books of nonfiction, translated fourteen novels, and edited more than a dozen anthologies of short stories and creative nonfiction. Peter Wohlleben spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ideas of ecology into practice. He now runs an environmentally-friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. He is the author of numerous books about trees. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America and UK) Rights sold: ANZ (Allen & Unwin); China Complex (Owl); China Simplified (South Booky); French Canada (Éditions du Boréal); Germany (Oekom Verlag) 192 pages • Fall 2018 Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

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Vanishing Fish

Shifting Baselines and the Future of Global Fisheries DANIEL PAULY, Foreword by JENNIFER JACQUET From renowned marine biologist Daniel Pauly, a fascinating analysis of our collapsed global fisheries and a revolutionary vision for their future. The world’s fisheries are in crisis. Their catches are declining, and the stocks of key species, such as cod and bluefin tuna, are but a small fraction of their previous abundance, while others have been overfished almost to extinction. The oceans are depleted and the commercial fishing industry increasingly depends on subsidies to remain afloat. In these essays, award-winning biologist Daniel Pauly offers a thought-provoking look at the state of today’s global fisheries—and a radical way to turn it around. Starting with the rapid expansion that followed World War II, he traces the arc of the fishing industry’s ensuing demise, offering insights into how and why it has failed. With clear, convincing prose, he draws on decades of research to provide an up-todate assessment of ocean health and an analysis of the issues that have contributed to the current crisis, including globalization, massive underreporting of catch, and the phenomenon of “shifting baselines,” in which, over time, important knowledge is lost about the state of the natural world. Finally, Pauly provides practical recommendations for a way forward—a vision of a vibrant future where small-scale fisheries can supply the majority of the world’s fish. Daniel Pauly, PhD is an esteemed researcher and professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He directs the Sea Around Us, an initiative devoted to studying and mitigating the impact of fisheries on the world’s marine ecosystems. Jennifer Jacquet, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies at New York University and the author of Is Shame Necessary? She lives in New York City. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 304 pages • Spring 2019 Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute

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Whatever Gets You Through

Twelve Women on Life after Sexual Assault STACEY MAY FOWLES and JEN SOOKFONG LEE, Foreword by JESSICA VALENTI Personal stories of how women survive after the trauma of sexual assault. In the era of #MeToo, we’ve become better at talking about sexual assault. But sexual assault isn’t limited to a single, terrible moment of violence: it stays with survivors, following them wherever they go. Through the voices of twelve diverse female writers, Whatever Gets You Through offers a powerful look at the narrative of sexual assault not covered by the headlines—the weeks, months, and years of survival and adaptation that women live through in its aftermath. With a foreword by Jessica Valenti, an extensive introduction by editors Stacey May Fowles and Jen Sookfong Lee, and contributions from acclaimed literary voices such as Alicia Elliott, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Heather O’Neill, and Juliane Okot Bitek, the collection explores some of the many different forms that survival can take. From ice hockey to kink, boxing to tapestry-making, these striking personal essays address experiences as varied as the women who have lived them. With candor and insight, each writer shares her own unique account of enduring: the everyday emotional pain and trauma, but also the incredible resilience and strength that can emerge in the aftermath of sexual assault. Stacey May Fowles is an award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist. She is the author of three novels and a work of nonfiction, and has edited two previous anthologies. Her bylines include the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Elle Canada, Maisonneuve, VICE, Jezebel, and many others. She lives in Toronto, Canada. Jen Sookfong Lee’s books include The Conjoined, nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, The Better Mother, The End of East, and Gentlemen of the Shade. Based in Vancouver, Canada, she teaches writing at The Writers’ Studio Online with Simon Fraser University. Jessica Valenti is a columnist for the Guardian US and a feminist author. Her most recent book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. List of Contributors: Gwen Benaway Heather O’Neill Juliane Okot Bitek Elisabeth de Mariaffi Elly Danica Lauren McKeon Amber Dawn Soraya Palmer Alicia Elliott Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Karyn Freedman Kai Cheng Thom Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 224 pages • Spring 2019 Greystone Books Ltd. 343 Railway Street, Suite 302, Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1A4 • Fall 2018 Rights • rights@greystonebooks.com • www.greystonebooks.com • Page 19 of 26


Winterlust

Finding Beauty in a Fierce Season BERND BRUNNER A fascinating and edifying compendium of fact and fiction that explores the marvels, terrors, and mythology of winter. Bernd Brunner’s Winterlust is a love letter to winter from his inner child, who still remembers the first time a snowflake melted on his palm. From the harsh realities of surviving the season to its unparalleled qualities and sensory experiences, Brunner traces winter as a phenomenon through the history of people’s relationship to this recurring time of year, doing so through authors and explorers, and native peoples and their adaptations to life in low temperatures and extreme conditions in all corners of the globe. Myths, legends, and festivals originating from the snow and the cold tie us back to when we had less data and more superstitions about this mysterious season. The author also approaches winter and its chronological effects through events around the world commemorating snow, ice, and cold, and through those marking the end of this time of year: signals that winter creates and maintains a sense of time for humankind, even today. Brunner pursues human attempts to survive, thrive in, and rationalize the season, tracking consequent historical and future consequences to the planet’s climate, and the tactile sensations and immediacy made possible by such extreme conditions. Indeed, the descriptions in Brunner’s book linger because of their tangibility, a physical sensory experience only available in the indifferent and extreme cold of wintertime. A snowflake dissolving on the tongue and a hot mug of tea—the crisp, painful cold and the sight of the bright, glittering reflection of thousands of crystals on a carpet of snow: these are the markers of winter, of the season Brunner holds so dear, and those that make the reader want to cherish this season, too. Reading Winterlust, winter takes shape in the form of snow, ice, and cold, but also from a human perspective, as a beautiful, unforgiving time of year: as one becoming all the more precious and ephemeral in our time of increasing climate change. Bernd Brunner divides his time between Istanbul and Berlin. He has written for Lapham’s Quarterly, the Paris Review Daily, among others, and is the author of numerous books, including Birdmania. Rights available: World English (excluding North America) 256 pages • full color photo section •Fall 2019 Greystone Books Ltd. 343 Railway Street, Suite 302, Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1A4 • Fall 2018 Rights • rights@greystonebooks.com • www.greystonebooks.com • Page 20 of 26


Children’s Books

Can You Hear the Trees Talking?

Discovering the Hidden Life of the Forest PETER WOHLLEBEN Peter Wohlleben distills the cutting edge, science-based messages from his international sensation, The Hidden of Trees, and takes children on a spellbinding tour of wonders of the forest. The Hidden Life of Trees captured readers around the world as it explained how trees communicate, form communities, share resources, ward off predators, and create their own microclimates. Can You Hear the Trees Talking? presents the same content for children in a gentle, accessible style that combines Wohlleben’s sense of awe and wonder at the natural world with cutting-edge scientific facts. He explains how the forest works and how fungi help maintain trees’ health. He describes how tree families support each other and raise their children. He compares how trees grow and age with how people expand in girth and acquire wrinkles. He points out the amazing things trees do to keep the planet healthy and some of the fascinating creatures that call the forest home. Did you know that aphids keep ants as pets and jays having amazing memories? The content is broken down into short engaging sections with quizzes, fun facts, and hands-on activities that invite young readers to interact with trees they are familiar with and to be thoughtful in how they engage with nature. The sections are illustrated with gorgeous photographs of trees in forests around the world. Wohlleben honed his style for young readers after leading school groups in his woodland in Germany. He shares his enthusiasm about what they discovered together, sharing fascinating facts about recent advances in tree biology in a lighthearted tone of adventure and inquiry. He raises questions, provides answers, and suggests activities to inspire children to observe more closely the natural wonders that surround us. And all along he is sharing with children the important messages he has already shared with the adult world: trees are fascinatingly complex and possess more skills than we ever dreamed of. This is the stuff of fairy tales, only this time it’s for real. Children will not hesitate to embrace the revelations in this book. Peter Wohlleben is the acclaimed author of the international bestsellers The Hidden Life of Trees and The Inner Life of Animals. He spent over twenty years working for the forestry commission in Germany before leaving to put his ecological ideas into practice. Today he manages a forest academy and an environmentally friendly woodland in Germany, where he is working for the return of primeval forests. Rights available: World English (excluding North America); for translation rights, please contact Greystone rights department 80 pages • full color throughout • Fall 2019 Age range 8–11 years old Greystone Books Ltd. 343 Railway Street, Suite 302, Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1A4 • Fall 2018 Rights • rights@greystonebooks.com • www.greystonebooks.com • Page 21 of 26


Children’s Books

Franny’s Crow CANDACE SAVAGE, illustrated by CHELSEA O’BYRNE A beautiful picture book by Candace Savage, author of Bird Brains, about the power of nature and the importance of being connected to the present. There’s magic outside—if only you take the time to look. Franny knows this, but her father doesn’t understand. He thinks Franny is a featherhead. So when a crow starts bringing her presents, Franny’s father doesn’t believe her. Children and crows can’t be friends! Can Franny prove that the friendship is real? Inspired by a true story, this beautiful picture book by acclaimed author Candace Savage and illustrator Chelsea O’Byrne is a testament to the power of slowing down and being present in our beautiful natural world. Candace Savage is the author of more than two dozen books, including Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays and Crows: Encounters with the Wise Guys of the Avian World. Her writing for young people has been honored by the Saskatchewan Book Awards, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and the New York Public Library, among others. She lives with her family in Saskatchewan, Canada. Chelsea O’Byrne is an illustrator living and working in Vancouver, Canada. She graduated from Emily Carr University in 2016, and Franny’s Crow will be her third published children’s book. When she’s not drawing in her studio, she likes to go for long walks and read books outside. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 36 pages • full color throughout • Fall 2019 Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute Age range 4–9 years old Greystone Books Ltd. 343 Railway Street, Suite 302, Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1A4 • Fall 2018 Rights • rights@greystonebooks.com • www.greystonebooks.com • Page 22 of 26


Children’s Books

Spur, A Wolf’s Story ELIZA ROBERTSON, illustrated by NORA AOYAGI The compelling tale of a young wolf’s survival by award-winning author Eliza Robertson. It’s winter and Spur, a young wolf, is searching for food when her pack hears a terrible roar. Above them, a strange beast hovers and begins to attack. Spur escapes, but only just, and is left alone. What was that thing? Why did it attack her and her brothers? Before she can answer these questions, she must find safety with another pack. Little do they know, Spur’s knowledge might save them all. This stunning picture book is the debut children’s title of award-winning fiction author Eliza Robertson. The story fictionalizes the true trials of BC wolves who face the cull, a human practice of predator control. Eliza Robertson’s 2014 debut collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Anglia Book Award and selected as a New York Times editor’s choice book. Her first novel, Demi-Gods, came out in 2017 and was a Globe and Mail and National Post book of the year. Originally from Vancouver Island, Eliza lives in Montreal, Canada. This is her first children’s book. Nora Aoyagi is an artist and illustrator. She explores the natural world in her work, with an emphasis on flora and fauna. She was born and raised in Berkeley, California where she continues to reside. Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) 32 pages • full color throughout • Fall 2019 Age range 4–8 years old

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Featured Backlist The Little Hummingbird Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas 2010 Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America, Korea, and Japan) This inspiring children’s book is based on a South American Indigenous story about a courageous hummingbird who defies fear and expectations in her attempt to save the forest from fire. No Refuge for Women: The Tragic Fate of Syrian Refugees Maria von Welser 2017 Rights available: World, English (excluding North America) An exposé of the hidden suffering that over half of Syria’s refugees endure and the conflicts they continue to flee. Rowing the Northwest Passage: Adventure, Fear, and Awe in a Rising Sea Kevin Vallely 2017 Rights available: World, all languages Four men in a rowboat make a historic attempt on the Northwest Passage to focus global attention on an environmental catastrophe. Tuco: The Parrot, the Others, and a Scattershot World Brian Brett 2015 Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) A raucous biography of a remarkable parrot and an incisive exploration of how we relate to those who are different from us. Greystone Books Ltd. 343 Railway Street, Suite 302, Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1A4 • Fall 2018 Rights • rights@greystonebooks.com • www.greystonebooks.com • Page 24 of 26


Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition Owen Beattie, John Geiger 2017 Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America, Germany, Russia, and UK Commonwealth) The international bestseller revealing the fate of the doomed Franklin Expedition—now with a new afterword on the discovery of Erebus and Terror, and a new section of color photos. Just Cool It! The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do David Suzuki and Ian Hanington 2017 Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America, ANZ, and French Canada) Rights sold: ANZ (NewSouth); French Canada (Boreal) The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do A resounding post–Paris Agreement wake-up call about the urgency of the climate crisis that offers a range of practical solutions—and above all, hope. The Killer Whale Who Changed the World Mark Leiren-Young 2016 Rights available: World all languages (excluding North America) The fascinating and heartbreaking account of the first publicly exhibited captive killer whale—a story that forever changed the way we see orcas and that sparked the movement to save them.

David Suzuki & Ian Hanington

just cool it! a post-paris agreement game plan

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