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Table of Contents

Science Fiction & Fantasy 1 Clockwork Angels by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart

Television 17 Love You to Death — Season 3 by Crissy Calhoun

Fiction 2 Husk by Corey Redekop

Film 18 Raising Hell by Richard Crouse

3 Poison Shy by Stacey Madden 4 In the Body by Allison Baggio 5 Tommy by William Illsey Atkinson

Wrestling 19 The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: Heroes & Icons by Steven Johnson and Greg Oliver

Science Fiction 6 The Bloodlight Chronicles: Redemption by Steve Stanton

20 Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs by Pat Laprade and Bertrand Hébert

Mystery 7 Dark Matter by R.D. Cain

21 The 50 Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time by Larry Matysik

8 Secret Rage by Brent Pilkey 9 Savage Rage by Brent Pilkey Poetry 10 Our Gleaming Bones Unrobed by Grant Loveys 11 Animal Husbandry Today by Jamie Sharpe

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Music 14 My First Guitar by Julia Crowe

Reference 13 Ultra Libris by Rowland Lorimer

15 Far From Over by Dalton Higgins 16 Perfect Youth by Sam Sutherland

Hockey 22 Red Rising by Ted Starkey 23 A Wild Stab For It by Dave Bidini Business 24 The Shark and the Fish by Charley Swayne Poker 25 Final Table by Jonathan Duhamel Art 26 Joe’s Ontario by Mendelson Joe Judaica 27 Rogue Rabbi by Jerry Steinberg

28 Recent Backlist

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science fiction & fantasy

Clockwork Angels The Novel

Kevin J. Anderson from a story and lyrics by

Neil Peart

The ultimate adventure for fans of Rush and the internationally bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson Imagine if someone had written the novel of The Wall, Tommy, or Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band when those classic albums were released. For fans of the multi-platinum band Rush, Clockwork Angels: The Novel is that project. In collaboration with the legendary rock band, acclaimed novelist Kevin J. Anderson turns the sonic journey of Rush’s new album into a full-length literary adventure. In a young man’s quest to follow his dreams, he is caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos. He travels through a lavish and colourful world of steampunk and alchemy, with lost cities, pirates, anarchists, exotic carnivals, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. Kevin J. Anderson is the bestselling science fiction author of over 100 novels. He has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, DC Comics, StarCraft, and The X-Files and, with Brian Herbert, is the co-author of twelve novels in the Dune universe. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series; Terra Incognita; Resurrection, Inc.; Hopscotch; and many others. He lives in Colorado. Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist of the legendary rock band Rush and the author of Ghost Rider, The Masked Rider, Traveling Music, Roadshow, and Far and Away.

ISBN 978-1-77041-121-0 6 x 9", 264pp, cloth 6 colour illustrations throughout $32.95 CDN, $29.95 U.S. | September 2012

Also by Neil Peart Ghost Rider 978-1-55022-548-8 (paper) $22.95 CDN/$19.95 U.S. 978-1-55022-546-4 (cloth) $34.95 CDN/$28.95 U.S. The Masked Rider 978-1-55022-665-2 (paper) $22.95 CDN/$18.95 U.S. 978-1-55022-667-6 (cloth) $29.95 CDN/$24.95 U.S. Traveling Music 978-1-55022-666-9 (paper) $24.95 CDN/$19.95 U.S. 978-1-55022-664-5 (cloth) $34.95 CDN/$28.95 U.S. Far and Away 978-1-77041-059-6 (paper) $22.95 CDN/$19.95 U.S. 978-1-77041-058-9 (cloth) $32.95 CDN/$29.95 U.S.




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Husk A Novel

Corey Redekop An outlandishly funny, unambiguously bloody novel about fame, love, religion, politics, and appetite

ISBN 978-1-77041-032-9 5.5 x 8.5", 352pp, paper $18.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-265-7 ePub: 978-1-77090-266-4

✽✽ “I didn’t know whether to laugh or shudder

reading Corey Redekop’s Shelf Monkey. So I did both . . . this book is blackly, blackly funny because it’s all too true.” — Peter Darbyshire, author of The Warhol Gang on Shelf Monkey ✽✽ “The book’s dark comedy and witty language

play directly into its themes to make the satire sting . . . There’s a lot to enjoy here.” — Quill & Quire on Shelf Monkey

It is one thing to die, alone and confused, trapped with your pants down around your ankles in the filthiest bus restroom in existence. It’s quite another thing to wake up during the autopsy, attack the coroner, and flee into the wintry streets of Toronto. It’s not like Sheldon Funk didn’t have enough on his plate. His last audition, for the reality television series House Bingo, had gone disastrously wrong. His mother was in the late stages of dementia. His savings were depleted, his agent couldn’t care less, and his boyfriend was little more than a nice set of abs. Now, Sheldon also has to contend with decomposition, the scent of the open grave, and an unending appetite for human flesh. Plus another audition in the morning. For Sheldon to survive his death without literally falling apart at the seams, he has to find a way to balance family, career, and cannibalism, which would be a lot easier if he could stop eating hoboes. Husk, the story of the everyzombie. Corey Redekop has been many things: actor, waiter, disc jockey, cameraman, editor, lawyer (almost), and now the fabled trifecta of publicist/librarian/author. His debut novel, Shelf Monkey, is either a work of insane genius or an intolerable left-wing screed, depending on which review you read. Stunningly handsome, supremely talented, superbly gifted at hyperbole, Corey abides in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Also by Corey Redekop Shelf Monkey 978-1-55022-766-6 $18.95


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Poison Shy A Novel

Stacey Madden A dark debut from a rising literary talent Brandon Galloway is a 29-year-old nobody, fumbling between dead-end jobs in a town full of drunks and prostitutes. When he lands a position with a pest control company and meets 21-year-old wild-child Melanie Blaxley while fumigating her apartment for bed bugs, Brandon’s life skips from hapless to hectic in no time. He is both attracted to and repelled by Melanie’s vulgar sensuality and reckless promiscuity, but when her world of crazy sex and petty crime starts to take its toll on his sanity, Brandon wonders how much more of her he can stand. When she disappears, Brandon’s left to put the pieces together. Is it all just a prank, or have Melanie’s wild ways put her in peril? A hair-raising thrill ride through the bars and backstreets of a small college town, Poison Shy is a darkly funny and fast-paced novel about obsession, fear, and the threat of other people. Stacey Madden holds a BA from the University of

ISBN 978-1-77041-075-6 5.5 x 8.5", 184pp, paper $18.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-286-2 ePub: 978-1-77090-287-9

✽✽ “A literary Blue Velvet for the millennial age,

Stacey Madden’s Poison Shy is gripping neo-noir: a thriller populated by small town characters driven not by the usual genre motivations of money or power, but by the need to feel alive.” — Andrew Pyper

Toronto and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph. He lives in Toronto. Poison Shy is his first novel.

✽✽ “This is a gory and troubling literary creeper

about a dull small town with dark secrets deeper than the sewers. It moves fast and is amusing throughout — you’re smiling even when you’re grimacing.” — Russell Smith You might also like Hope Burned 978-1-55022-963-9 $18.95 CDN/$16.95 U.S.

The Bourgeois Empire 978-1-55022-935-6 $18.95 CDN/$16.95 U.S.



short fiction

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In the Body

Allison Baggio An unflinching look at the human body and the ways it defines, fails, and frees us

ISBN 978-1-77041-054-1 5.5 x 8.5", 304pp, paper $18.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-271-8 ePub: 978-1-77090-272-5

✽✽ “An engaging tale.” — Booklist

on Girl in Shades ✽✽ “An immensely satisfying coming-of-

age tale and remarkable first novel.” — Chatelaine on Girl in Shades

Building on themes introduced in her novel Girl in Shades, Allison Baggio explores the connection between the physical and spiritual worlds with In the Body, a collection of 12 short stories and the novella “As She Was.” Baggio’s range of voice and breadth of vision are showcased in stories like “Spilt Milk,” where an ordinary fare leads an Indo-Canadian taxi driver, who is unhappy with his current circumstances, to marry his passenger’s unattractive sister. In “Possessed,” a man receives a heart transplant and begins to suspect that his new heart is still attached to its old owner. The novella follows a teenage girl who, after a motorcycle accident, is left with a serious brain injury that dramatically alters her personality and body. The five people closest to her must reflect on who she was in order to come to terms with who she has become. In the Body is a stunning examination of the clash between how we perceive our own bodies and how we are perceived by others. Allison Baggio is the author of Girl in Shades. Her fiction and commentaries have appeared in publications all across Canada, including Room, subTerrain, Today’s Parent, and the Toronto Star. She is a graduate of York University and the Humber School for Writers. She lives in Whitby, Ontario. Also by Allison Baggio Girl in Shades 978-1-77041-050-3 $18.95 CDN/$16.95 U.S.

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historical fiction


A World War II Novel

William Illsey Atkinson The battle of Ten-Go comes to life in this reimagining of one man’s life as a naval officer April 1945: the aftermath of the battle for Okinawa. Tommy stands on the deck of the USS Bataan, the Independence-class aircraft carrier he’s called home for a year, and, like everyone and everything else, he’s utterly changed. A lieutenant commander and expert navigator, he’s long understood the horrors, the toll of this war. He’s spent his military career battling — both the enemy and the brass. He’s challenged military procedure with mathematical genius and refined naval ballistics in an effort to save both American ships and lives. And now, Ten-Go: almost another three dozen vessels sent to their watery grave; 368 others damaged from the air. Five thousand American sailors wounded; another 5,000 dead — and his best friend among them. The numbers could have been worse; his math, as always, had been correct. This story of a brilliant though reluctant warrior moves from hardscrabble Dorris, California, to the classrooms of MIT and on to the briny hell of the South Pacific. In Tommy, the history of 20th century North America comes alive. William Illsey Atkinson was born in Seattle and lives in Toronto. His nonfiction books have been shortlisted for the National Business Book Award, praised by Physics Today and the Wall Street Journal, and named to Executive Book Summaries’ Top 30 Books. He has contributed to the Globe and Mail since 1995.

ISBN 978-1-77041-070-1 5.5 x 8.5", 216pp, paper 6 b&w photos throughout $16.95 CDN, $16.95 U.S. | November 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-283-1 ePub: 978-1-77090-284-8

✽✽ Celebrates the U.S. navy while revealing

interesting and lesser-known aspects of its history. ✽✽ Based on the life of Atkinson’s father, Tommy

weaves compelling historical fact with fiction to create a moving narrative of World War II.



science fiction

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The Bloodlight Chronicles:

Redemption Steve Stanton

The thrilling conclusion of the Bloodlight Chronicles trilogy

ISBN 978-1-55022-999-8 5.5 x 8.5", 288pp, paper $14.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-250-3 ePub: 978-1-77090-251-0

Set in a world where global economic activity is carried out in a virtual-gaming realm, a blood-transmitted virus with rejuvenating effects has become a black-market staple, forcing infected “Eternals” into a tightly knit underground where they must hack the V-space for food and shelter. After their leader, Helena Sharp, begins to mysteriously degenerate and flees, the Eternal community is thrown into chaos. When the young clone Niko discovers that her gifted daughter, Sienna, carries the future heritage of humanity in her augmented DNA, Niko travels home to confront her progenitor, Phillip Davis, with a litany of experimental abuse. Phillip has fully integrated his persona with the AI Beast who controls V-space, and with the aid of a charismatic avatar, he embarks on a program of manipulation and control that will redefine the boundaries of death and consciousness.

✽✽ “An elegantly written SF series that revitalizes

the cyber-fiction genre with its vivid prose and believable characters.” — Library Journal ✽✽ “Themes of transcendence and family

love play out against backdrops of real and virtual worlds . . . fans of James Gunn’s The Immortals (1962) will find many familiar elements.” — Publishers Weekly

Steve Stanton is the author of The Bloodlight Chronicles: Reconciliation and Retribution. His short fiction has been published in 16 countries, including translations into Hebrew, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, and Romanian. His writing regularly appears in more than two dozen magazines and journals, and he currently serves as the president of SF Canada, the bilingual organization of science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. Stanton lives in Washago, Ontario.

Other titles in the Bloodlight Chronicles Book 1: Reconciliation 978-1-55022-954-7 $16.95 CDN/$14.95 U.S.

Book 2: Retribution 978-1-55022-989-9 $16.95 CDN/$14.95 U.S.


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Dark Matter A Steve Nastos Mystery

R.D. Cain Nastos returns on the case of a missing teen, a sadistic abuser, and a race against time Nastos built his police career by channeling his own shadowy instincts to hunt dangerous predators. Now disgraced and off the force, Nastos reluctantly agrees to work with the brash lawyer who cleared him of murder charges. Their job? Track the whereabouts of Lindsay Bannerman, a troubled teen whose wealthy family fears the worst. As spiteful former colleagues try to derail him, and his wife urges him to stop chasing the darkness, Nastos must fight to keep the promise he made to Lindsay’s father — to find her before it’s too late. R.D. Cain has worked for the last 18 years in the emergency

ISBN 978-1-77041-006-0 6 x 9", 240pp, paper $14.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-256-5 ePub: 978-1-77090-257-2

services as a paramedic, firefighter, and police officer. He is the author of Cherry Beach Express, the first book in the Steve Nastos mystery series. He lives in Scarborough, Ontario. ✽✽ “This novel delivers on all levels: action, The first Steve Nastos Mystery

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courtroom drama, the reality of a police culture we’d prefer not to acknowledge, and a show-stopping climax that is soul satisfying, one that plants an eagerness for another novel about Toronto detective Steve Nastos.” — Hamilton Spectator on Cherry Beach Express




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Secret Rage Brent Pilkey

Dangerous, authentic, and gripping — the latest police thriller in the Rage Mystery series

ISBN 978-1-55022-965-3 6 x 9", 240pp, cloth $24.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-247-3 ePub: 978-1-77090-248-0

✽✽ “Pilkey’s extensive knowledge of police

and policing makes this series a winner.” — The Globe and Mail on Savage Rage ✽✽ “Canadian policeman Pilkey writes from

firsthand experience in his gritty procedural debut.” — Publishers Weekly on Lethal Rage

A predator is stalking the streets of downtown Toronto. Haunted by a tortured past, he preys upon sex workers, leaving carnage in his wake. Officer Jack Warren and his partner, Jenny Alton, join with the Major Crime division to hunt down this dangerous madman. But when Jenny is targeted as the next victim, the chase becomes personal for Jack. A violent confrontation reveals horrifying secrets and Jack’s own bloody link to the monster. Brent Pilkey is a police officer who has spent the majority of his career patrolling downtown streets and working on a mobile crisis team. He made use of his 22 years experience in writing the Rage Series, which also includes Lethal Rage and Savage Rage.

mystery new in paper

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Savage Rage Brent Pilkey

Now available in paperback Transferred to 53 Division — a sleepy neighbourhood in Toronto — Officer Jack Warren yearns to return to 51 Division, the gritty downtown core where catching murderers and drug dealers is an average day’s work. But Jack should be careful what he wishes for: a connection to a string of violent, bloody crimes forces him back to his old division, where he must confront the killer in a showdown that only one of them will survive. Masterfully entering into the hearts and minds of police officers, this second book in the exciting Rage series propels Jack Warren deeper into the dangers of underground Toronto. Brent Pilkey is a police officer who has spent the majority of

ISBN 978-1-77041-120-3 6 x 9", 264pp, paper $14.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-089-9 ePub: 978-1-77090-088-2

his career patrolling downtown streets and working on a mobile crisis team. He made use of his 22 years experience in writing the Rage Series, which also includes Lethal Rage and Secret Rage (October 2012). ✽✽ “A masterful piece about street crime and the Don’t miss the first book in the Rage Series

Lethal Rage 978-1-77041-046-6 (paper) $14.95

psyche of the men and women who work for the Toronto Police Department, Savage Rage offers up a skillful portrait. . . . Mr. Pilkey is quite adept at writing about police procedures and daily goings-on in that environment, creating highly believable characters with interesting personal lives in the process. Readers who are fascinated with the realities of the inner workings of a police division will greatly enjoy Savage Rage.” — New York Journal of Books




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Our Gleaming Bones Unrobed Grant Loveys

A first collection of poems from the winner of the Cuffer Prize for short fiction

ISBN 978-1-77041-107-4 5.5 x 8.5", 72pp, paper $18.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-313-5 ePub: 978-1-77090-314-2

Our Gleaming Bones Unrobed is a haunting debut, a poetry collection thematically focused on discovering the structure (the figurative bones) beneath the appearance (or skin) of a situation. This poetry is at once memento mori — a reminder and celebration of our mortality — and a lyrical exploration of the spirituality of the mundane, the possibility for revelation found in the commonplace. The universe’s heart is a ruined house. Written on the door is this: you cannot do a thing that has not already been done. — from “On the Occasion of a Book Burning” Grant Loveys received a 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts

✽✽ Complex ideas are simply expressed; the

book holds universal appeal. Those interested in a good read will get as much out of this book as the tried and true poetry lover.

& Letters award for poetry and was the winner of the Telegram’s 2011 Cuffer Prize for short fiction. His work has appeared in numerous North American and European publications. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

recent poetry Winter Cranes Chris Banks 978-1-77041-018-3 $18.95

The Flower of Youth Mary di Michele 978-1-77041-048-0 $18.95


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Animal Husbandry Today Jamie Sharpe

An accessible and illuminating debut collection that explores the arranged marriage of the bestial and humane Logic is strained, existence contracts and multiplies, connections amputate then graft in incongruous ways in Jamie Sharpe’s poems, which, like a funhouse mirror, reflect our own absurd image. Nancy Reagan promotes crab salad (which is to say, her husband); the city of Paris spills into the countryside; a hammer seeks understanding through a vase. An assemblage of often disparate elements, Animal Husbandry Today attempts the ultimate reconciliation: that of the mind with the world. A plane crashes on the border of two countries. Can you wear white to the funeral If you’re a virgin before mayday? — from “Two Trains”

ISBN 978-1-77041-106-7 5.5 x 8.5", 96pp, paper 9 b&w photos throughout $18.95 CDN, $18.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-310-4 ePub: 978-1-77090-311-1

✽✽ Sharpe’s poetry, prose, and art has been

Jamie Sharpe’s writing and art has appeared in magazines throughout Canada and the U.S., and he is editor of the Associative Press (, a literary and arts journal. He recently moved to the Yukon, where he is working on an MFA through the University of British Columbia’s optional residency program.

recent poetry Whiteout George Murray 978-1-77041-087-9 $18.95

Echo Gods and Silent Mountains Patrick Woodcock 978-1-77041-086-2 $18.95

featured in a number of literary journals like Grain, Pear Noir! , and Rampike.




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aka bpNichol a preliminary biography

Frank Davey Written by one of his friends and confidants, a close reading of bpNichol’s poetry

ISBN 978-1-77041-019-0 6 x 9", 240pp, paper 12 b&w photos throughout $22.95 CDN, $22.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-259-6 ePub: 978-1-77090-260-2

✽✽ Davey is a widely published writer

and critic with immense personal and professional background on this subject.

aka bpNichol is the biography of the major Canadian poet bpNichol, who was a practising lay psychoanalyst and vice-president of one of the largest and longest-lasting communes in North America for more than a decade. Though he died at the young age of 44, Barrie Nichol was internationally influential as a visual poet and sound poet. Nichol authored the multi-volume The Martyrology, one of the most substantial long poems of the 20th century; four novels; two musical comedies; six children’s books; hundreds of hand-drawn visual poems; and 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock. Written by Frank Davey, one of Barrie’s numerous literary collaborators, aka bpNichol reveals the close connections among Nichol’s various activities, and includes a close reading of Nichol’s poetry. Davey examines how the autobiographical inquiries and Freudian dream analyses linked with the young Nichol’s biographical self-awareness, ultimately producing a writer whose main psychoanalytic client had become his own writing, and who could explore its slips, accidental puns, “unintended” meanings, and implications for the communal future of the human species both in high literature and the comic forms of prime-time television. Frank Davey is a widely published author and literary critic. He has taught at York University and the University of Western

Also by Frank Davey When Tish Happens 978-1-55022-958-5 $19.95

Ontario, where he held the Carl F. Klinck Professorship in Canadian Literature. He is most recently the author of When Tish Happens: The Unlikely Story of Canada’s “Most Influential Literary Magazine.”

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Ultra Libris

Policy, Technology, and the Creative Economy of Book Publishing in Canada

Rowland Lorimer The definitive policy overview of the book publishing industry in Canada In a thorough exploration of Canada’s book industry, Ultra Libris provides a historical backdrop to understand modern events in book publishing. From the Massey Commission (1952) and the Ontario Royal Commission on Book Publishing (1971–72) to the explosion of national book publishing in the 1970s and the industry–government sparring over the next 30 years, Lorimer elucidates the necessary conditions for Canadian authors to thrive and for book publishers to contribute to Canadian culture. While industry and government policy both focused on national survival in the face of globalization in the period from 1970 to ’90, Ultra Libris documents how, beginning in the mid-’90s, Ontario established an emphasis on financial stability for the cultural sector accompanied by stimulants to encourage vigorous participation in domestic and international markets. Coincident with that came an embrace of technology as both a business catalyst and transformative medium for creative expression, which held the potential to change the nature of book publishing and human understanding. In these contexts — technology and a growing creative economy — Ultra Libris concludes with a discourse on the future of books and book publishing in Canada and the world. Rowland Lorimer is Director of the Master of Publishing program and the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University. For the last 10 years, his research has had a dual focus: the Canadian publishing industry and the mass media. Lorimer has carried out more than 20 commissioned studies on book, magazine, and scholarly journal publishing in Canada.

ISBN 978-1-77041-076-3 6 x 9", 400pp, cloth $34.95 CDN, $34.95 U.S. | September 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-289-3 ePub: 978-1-77090-290-9

✽✽ Lorimer explores the current tremendous

transformation in the book industry, revealing both its background and potential future impact.




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My First Guitar

Tales of True Love and Lost Chords from 70 Legendary Musicians

Julia Crowe Foreword by Andy Summers

Famous guitarists reveal the stories behind their first six-string and their lifelong passion for music

ISBN 978-1-77041-055-8 6.75 x 9.75", 350pp, paper 30 b&w photos throughout $19.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. | September 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-274-9 ePub: 978-1-77090-275-6

Every guitarist remembers his or her first instrument, the guitar that was a gateway to a lifetime of passion and commitment. In My First Guitar, Julia Crowe presents original interviews with some of the world’s leading guitarists across a variety of genres, including Les Paul, Dick Dale, Carlos Santana, Peter Frampton, Jimmie Vaughan, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, Melissa Etheridge, Paco Peña, Lee Ranaldo, George Benson, and Jimmy Page. Each interview offers an intimate glimpse into the humble beginnings of reallife guitar heroes as they recall their first instrument and share the inspiration, challenges, and successes of their early days. Julia Crowe is a guitarist and columnist for both Classical Guitar (U.K.) and Gendai Guitar (Japan). She has written

✽✽ Includes never-before-seen childhood

photos from guitar legends including Alex Lifeson and Jimmie Vaughan. ✽✽ The list of contributors is complete and

authoritative, including Scotty Moore, Sharon Isbin, Daniel Lanois, Joey Santiago, Bob Margolin, and many others.

numerous cover stories and features for several guitar magazines internationally. Her music has been featured on National Public Radio and she has written music for the feature film documentary Drop City, which saw its “sneak preview” this year at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. She lives in New York, New York.


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Far From Over The Music and Life of Drake, The Unofficial Story

Dalton Higgins The first biography of superstar rapper Drake At a time when album sales were plummeting, Drake’s 2010 debut album, Thank Me Later, went platinum, hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and spawned numerous Top 10 hits including “Over,” “Best I Ever Had,” and “Find Your Love.” His sophomore release, Take Care, also debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, went platinum, and has been downloaded at a record pace. In Far From Over, award-winning writer and hip hop expert Dalton Higgins examines the life of Aubrey Drake Graham, whose path to superstardom has been anything but typical. Raised in Toronto’s upscale Forest Hill neighbourhood by his Jewish mother, the multi-talented entertainer first made a name for himself as an actor on the popular teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation before becoming one of the world’s most successful rappers. Featuring original interviews, Far From Over reveals the life story of a musician and actor whose star will only continue to rise.

ISBN 978-1-77041-001-5 6 x 9", 200pp, paper 12 colour photos in section, 40 b&w photos throughout $16.95 CDN, $16.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-253-4 ePub: 978-1-77090-254-1

✽✽ Drake’s latest album, Take Care, sold

A National Magazine Award–winning journalist, Dalton Higgins is Canada’s foremost expert on hip hop culture. Two of his four pop culture books, Hip Hop and Hip Hop World, are used in classrooms across North America. His interviews, features, and reviews have appeared in most major American rap publications. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

631,000 copies in its first week. ✽✽ With famous friends and colleagues like

Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Jay-Z, Drake draws attention and publicity far outside the rap world. Drake has over 6 million Twitter followers.




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Perfect Youth

The Birth of Canadian Punk

Sam Sutherland A forgotten musical and cultural history of drunks and miscreants, future country stars and political strategists

ISBN 978-1-77041-065-7 6 x 9", 320pp, paper 19 b&w photos throughout $22.95 CDN, $22.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-277-0 ePub: 978-1-77090-278-7

Perfect Youth is the story of the birth of Canadian punk, a transformative cultural force that reared its head across the country at the end of the 1970s. Bands like D.O.A., the Subhumans, the Viletones, and Teenage Head — alongside lesser-known regional acts from all over Canada — reshaped a dull musical landscape, injecting new energy and new sounds into halls, bars, and record stores from Victoria to St. John’s. Reaching beyond the realm of standard band biographies, Sutherland unearths a detailed historical context to offer an idea of how the advent of punk reshaped the culture of cities across Canada, speeding along the creation of alternative means of cultural production, consumption, and distribution. Sam Sutherland, a Toronto-based journalist, is a former

✽✽ This is the first book to address Canadian

punk as a whole. For many bands, this is the first published account of their career.

assistant editor at Exclaim! and music editor of Broken Pencil. His work has appeared in such publications as the National Post, Maisonneuve, A.V. Club, and the Coast. He currently works as the features editor of AUX TV, which reaches over 2.5 million subscribers across Canada and two million music fans online monthly.

More Canadian music Trouble in the Camera Club Don Pyle 978-1-55022-966-0 $29.95

Treat Me Like Dirt Liz Worth 978-1-77041-067-1 $22.95 CDN/$19.95 U.S.

Have Not Been the Same Michael Barclay, Ian A.D. Jack, and Jason Schneider 978-1-55022-992-9 $29.95


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Love You to Death — Season 3 The Unofficial Companion to The Vampire Diaries

Crissy Calhoun The Vampire Diaries’ ultimate fan bible returns for season 3 Go deep into the heart of Mystic Falls with the latest volume in a series School Library Journal called “well written and thoroughly detailed.” Love You to Death features insightful explorations of each episode of season 3 with information on the rich history, supernatural mythology, film references, and character development; chapters on the supernatural lore that inspired the series; and details on the making of the show, the people who put it together, and the audience that keeps it alive. The Vampire Diaries’ popularity and acclaim continue to grow, and Love You to Death feeds the frenzy by engaging the fandom with a companion guide that readers return to again and again.

ISBN 978-1-77041-119-7 6 x 9", 264pp, paper 20 b&w photos throughout $14.95 CDN, $14.95 U.S. | September 2012 PDF: 978-1-77041-072-5 ePub: 978-1-77090-323-4

Crissy Calhoun is the author of the Love You to Death series and Spotted: Your One and Only Unofficial Guide to Gossip Girl. She writes a weekly column for, the premier fan site for the series with eight million unique visitors last year. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

✽✽ “Full of heart, and as companion books

go, even though this is unofficial, it has me amazed at the amount of detail within . . . If you’re a fan of The Vampire Diaries, this is definitely a mustread.” — Craig Byrne, ✽✽ The Vampire Diaries is the most-watched

series on The CW. The book release is timed with the beginning of season 4 and the release of the season 3 DVDs. Also by Crissy Calhoun Love You to Death – Season 1 978-1-55022-978-3 $17.95 CDN/$14.95 U.S.

Love You to Death – Season 2 978-1-77041-056-5 $17.95 CDN/$14.95 U.S.




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Raising Hell Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils

Richard Crouse The story of one of the most controversial films in history

ISBN 978-1-77041-066-4 6 x 9", 240pp, paper $19.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-280-0 ePub: 978-1-77090-281-7

✽✽ The Devils has been unavailable for viewing

for many years, yet has still managed to attain a cult following. A DVD was finally released by the British Film Institute in 2012, but the most controversial scene remains censored.

How did a movie by one of the most famous filmmakers in the world end up banned, censored, and shelved? Made by “the English Federico Fellini,” Ken Russell, The Devils is so contentious that even decades after its 1971 release, Warner Brothers keeps its most incendiary scene under lock and key. Featuring an exclusive interview with recently deceased director Ken Russell and new interviews with cast, crew, and historians, Raising Hell examines this beautifully blasphemous movie about an oversexed priest and a group of sexually repressed nuns in 17thcentury France. From the film’s inception through its headline-making production and controversial reception, Richard Crouse explores what it is about Russell’s rarely seen cult classic that makes it a cinematic treasure. Richard Crouse is the regular film critic for CTV’s Canada AM and CTV’s 24-hour News Channel. His syndicated Saturday afternoon radio show, Entertainment Extra, originates on NewsTalk 1010. He is also the author of six books on pop culture history including Who Wrote the Book of Love and The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, and writes two weekly columns for Metro newspaper. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Also by Richard Crouse The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen 978-1-55022-590-7 $19.95 CDN/$17.95 U.S.

Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen 978-1-55022-840-3 $17.95


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The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

Heroes & Icons Steven Johnson and Greg Oliver with Mike Mooneyham

The legendary good guys worthy of a spot in the pro wrestling hall of fame At its core, professional wrestling has always been about the forces of evil trying to undermine everything good — and a red hot heel needs a valiant hero to battle against, someone fans can root for, identify with, and look up to. Wrestling heroes like Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, The Rock, and Andre the Giant are celebrated worldwide. In Heroes & Icons, Oliver and Johnson include more than just the household names, digging deeper to also tell the story of forgotten heroes and regional stars, like Tiger Jeet Singh, who has an elementary school named after him, and Whitey Caldwell, whose gravesite still sees flowers from fans 40 years after his passing. Covering the 1930s through to the present day, the latest installment in the acclaimed Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series examines what makes a great hero. Steven Johnson is an award-winning writer and editor in

ISBN 978-1-77041-037-4 6.75 x 9.75", 560pp, paper 250 b&w photos throughout $22.95 CDN, $22.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-268-8 ePub: 978-1-77090-269-5

✽✽ “I probably learned more history from The

Virginia. Together, Greg and Steven are winners of the Jim Melby Award from the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. Greg Oliver has been writing about professional wrestling for more than 25

Tag Teams than any wrestling book in a long time.” — Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer, on the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame series

years and runs the SLAM! Wrestling website. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

More Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Series The Tag Teams 978-1-55022-683-6 $22.95 CDN/$18.95 U.S.

The Canadians 978-1-55022-531-0 $24.95 CDN/$19.95 U.S.

The Heels 978-1-55022-759-8 $22.95 CDN/$19.95 U.S.



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Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs

The Untold Story of How Montreal Shaped the World of Wrestling

Pat Laprade and Bertrand Hébert A fascinating history of one of the hottest wrestling territories of all time


ISBN 978-1-77041-094-7 6.75 x 9.75", 460pp, paper 100 b&w photos throughout $19.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. | February 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-2954 ePub: 978-1-77090-296-1

✽✽ The book is based on more than 100

original interviews and covers all of the major players involved.

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Montreal was the proving ground for some of the biggest names in wrestling, including Andre the Giant, Abdullah the Butcher, and the infamous Mad Dog Vachon; it was the site of the first midget battle ever; and made famous worldwide for the infamous Survivor Series screw job that saw Vince McMahon, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, and Bret Hart create the “attitude” that reshaped the business. Mad Dogs, Midgets and Screw Jobs is the ultimate guide to Montreal’s legendary place in professional wrestling history. Get the lowdown on all the major wrestlers who made their name in the territory, from Yvon Robert, the Rougeaus, and Gino Brito to Édouard Carpentier. With a detailed account of the promotional war between the Rougeaus’ AllStar Wrestling and the Vachons’ Grand Prix, a complete history of how wrestling developed on Montreal TV, and an investigation of the murder of Dino Bravo, this book demonstrates how much of what has happened in wrestling, just may have happened first in Montreal.

✽✽ Includes the most complete existing

collection of pictures of Quebec wrestling.

Pat Laprade is well known within the wrestling community in Montreal for being the creator of the first Quebec wrestling hall of fame. He contributes to SLAM! Wrestling, the Wrestling Observer, and Reseau des Sports. In the 1990s, Bertrand Hébert was the mind behind Northern Championship Wrestling, ushering the Montreal territory into the independent era of wrestling.


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The 50 Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time The Definitive Shoot

Larry Matysik A no-holds-barred, definitive look at the greatest pro wrestlers ever Who were the best pro wrestlers of all time? What makes these 50 remarkable performers so special, and what were their contributions to the massively popular spectacle of wrestling? The 50 Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time has the answers. Bestselling author Larry Matysik shoots from the hip about who qualifies as the very best in history. The complexity of choosing and ranking the 50 finest from a strong group of talented candidates also reveals a secondary tale about the evolution of pro wrestling and how this unique sport operates. This sure-to-becontroversial list and Matysik’s keen insights form a detailed, entertaining, and enlightening description of sports entertainment through the history of its legends.

ISBN 978-1-77041-104-3 6.75 x 9.75", 320pp, paper 50 b&w photos throughout $19.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. | February 2013 PDF: 978-1-77090-304-3 ePub: 978-1-77090-305-0

With a lifetime of experience in the wrestling business, Larry Matysik bridges old school and new better than almost

✽✽ Matysik lays it all on the line here, choosing

anyone. Who’d make a better judge of the greats than a man who learned from Muchnick, worked with McMahon, and promoted the

his top 50. There is sure to be debate and controversy around his picks!

St. Louis territory on his own. Matysik lives in Belleville, Illinois, and is the author of Brody and Drawing Heat the Hard Way.

Also by Larry Matysik Wrestling at the Chase 978-1-55022-684-3 $25.95 CDN/$18.95 U.S.

Brody (with Barbara Goodish) 978-1-55022-760-4 $22.95 CDN/$19.95 U.S.

Drawing Heat the Hard Way 978-1-55022-899-1 $19.95




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Red Rising

The Washington Capitals Story

Ted Starkey The story of the rebranding and reemergence of the Washington Capitals

ISBN 978-1-77041-105-0 6 x 9", 250pp, paper 24 colour photos in section $17.95 CDN, $17.95 U.S. | September 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-307-4 ePub: 978-1-77090-308-1

✽✽ Capitals games regularly sell

Featuring original interviews with Capitals players, coaches, and staff from the past decade, including team owner Ted Leonsis, as well as the expertise of the NHL’s most informed media personalities, Ted Starkey’s Red Rising looks at how a chronically underachieving hockey franchise became a success on and off the ice in Washington, across North America, and around the world. Fueled by the arrival of charismatic Russian superstar Alexander Ovechkin, as well as gifted youngsters like Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green, the Caps have transformed themselves from a team in danger of becoming the NHL’s laughingstock pre-lockout, into an organization players, media, and fans respect and adore. Now rivaling the NFL’s Redskins for the hearts of Washington fans, the Capitals are a dangerous contender, a true power that could bring the Stanley Cup to America’s capital.

out to 18,000 fans. ✽✽ Alexander Ovechkin is one of the most

recognizable players in the NHL and an electric superstar. The rivalry between Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby is one of the most compelling stories in sports; last year it was featured in HBO’s popular 24/7 series.

Ted Starkey is a veteran sportswriter whose work has appeared in the Washington Times, the Tampa Tribune, AOL Sports,,, and He has covered several Stanley Cup playoffs, the 2002 Salt Lake and 2010 Vancouver Olympics, as well as the 2011 Winter Classic and 2010 Stanley Cup Finals. He lives in Virginia.


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A Wild Stab For It

This is Game Eight from Russia

Dave Bidini Photographs by Brian Pickell

On the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, a personal and poetic journey into the heart of hockey in Canada As summer turned to fall in 1972, Canada was redefining itself and its place in the world. Politically, a spirited election campaign asked probing questions about the nation’s past, present, and future — the nationalist pride of recent centennial celebrations contrasted with the stressed relationship between English and French Canada post-FLQ crisis. In a very different arena, similar issues were raised by the trials and triumphs of the players of Canada’s game. On the 40th anniversary of what is arguably the single most important sporting event in Canadian history, Dave Bidini travels back through time to September 28, 1972. By asking Canadians of all stripes — athletes, artists, politicians, and pundits — to share their memories, whether they were there in Moscow’s Luzhniki Ice Palace or watching a TV rolled into a classroom, Bidini explores how the legendary Canada–Russia Summit Series changed hockey history and helped shape a nation’s identity. Doing what John McPhee’s Levels of the Game did for tennis and American culture, Bidini asks: did something about being Canadian influence the outcome of the series, or did the outcome of the series change what it means to be Canadian? The author of 10 books, including On a Cold Road, Baseballissimo, and Writing Gordon Lightfoot, Dave Bidini’s lifelong love of Canada’s game led him to write Tropic of Hockey, which he also turned into a Gemini-winning sports documentary, Hockey Nomad. He currently fronts Bidiniband and is a columnist for the National Post. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Brian Pickell is a musician and photographer with several books to his credit, including the official Hockey Canada history of the legendary 1972 Canada–Russia series. He lives in Paris, Ontario.

ISBN 978-1-77041-118-0 5 x 7", 96pp, cloth 10 colour photos in section $22.95 CDN, $22.95 U.S. | September 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-319-7 ePub: 978-1-77090-320-3 ✽✽ “Bidini’s narrative is funny and thoughtful

as he comes to grips with national identity, which in Canada almost invariably means hockey. . . . An avid recreational player, Bidini tells a funny story about his search for the real game.” — Publishers Weekly on Bidini’s bestselling Tropic of Hockey ✽✽ Bidini was one of the driving forces

behind the Rheostatics, one of Canada’s most influential and unconventional rock bands of the ’80s and ’90s. You might also like A Season of Loss, A Lifetime of Forgiveness 978-1-77041-060-2 $14.95




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The Shark and the Fish Applying Poker Strategies to Business Leadership

Charley Swayne Use poker strategy to become a better decision maker In high-stakes poker, you need patience and aggression — qualities that translate to the world of business. In The Shark and the Fish, Charley Swayne applies winning poker strategies to decision-making and leadership.

ISBN 978-1-77041-027-5 6 x 9", 280pp, paper $19.95 CDN, $19.95 U.S. | September 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-262-6 ePub: 978-1-77090-263-3

✽✽ “The Shark and the Fish stimulates your

thinking and imagination, provoking you to see things differently and make better decisions.” — Brian Tracy, author of How the Best Leaders Lead ✽✽ “In this groundbreaking book, Charley

Swayne uses poker as a metaphor to provide world-class guidance on how to make superior business decisions. Swayne’s methods are crystal clear from the very first pages and provide certainty about the logic guiding your choices. It’s a direct path to pure profit.” — Mike Caro, “The Mad Genius of Poker” and the world’s foremost authority on poker strategy, psychology, and statistics

Learn how to: • avoid losing control and going on tilt, • turn losses into lessons, • perfect the art of negotiating a deal, • understand the stakes and your financial limitations, • evaluate your opponents, and assess what they know about you, • read risk and reward — should you bid, bluff, or fold? In this unique strategy book, Charley Swayne teaches you how to be the shark at the boardroom table, not the fish. Charley Swayne is a professional poker instructor and the author of Life, Etc. and Swayne’s Advanced Degree in Hold’em. He uses online resources and videos to instruct internationally on poker with a special focus on math, and he has led a course on game theory with daily applications at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. He lives in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Also by Charley Swayne Swayne’s Advanced Degree in Hold’em 978-1-55022-866-3 $29.95


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Final Table

A Winning Poker Approach from a WSOP Champion

Jonathan Duhamel A poker champ shares the story behind his biggest win What makes a World Series of Poker Main Event champion? Is it knowledge of math or psychology? Is it the ability to determine other players’ hands? In Jonathan Duhamel’s Final Table, discover what it takes to win $8.9 million in one tournament. Duhamel takes readers through crucial game moments and traces his strategic thinking. Should he go all-in? Should he fold? What is the right balance between risk and caution? Duhamel reveals the specific qualities winning poker players need. Learn about Jonathan’s development as a poker player from his earliest days through to his online playing, into tournaments and the decision to go pro. Whether you’re a Friday night player or a professional, Final Table will entertain and educate you.

ISBN 978-1-77041-113-5 6 x 9", 220pp, paper $16.95 CDN, $16.95 U.S. | September 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-316-6 ePub: 978-1-77090-317-3

Jonathan Duhamel won the 2010 World Series of Poker, the Deauville high roller event at 2011’s European Poker

✽✽ This book is not too technical, but

offers enough insight that poker experts will be interested too.

Tour Series, and made four final tables at 2012’s PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure. He lives in Montréal, Quebec.

✽✽ Duhamel is a media magnet, with 19,000

followers on Twitter. Poker players will be clamouring to learn his strategies and secrets. ✽✽ Duhamel is the first Canadian to win the

World Series of Poker Main Event.

You might also like Practical Poker Math Pat Dittmar 978-1-55022-833-5 $29.95

Earn $30,000 Per Month Playing Online Poker Ryan Wiseman 978-1-55022-788-8 $22.95 CDN/$19.95 U.S.

Unleash Your Hidden Poker Memory Bennett Onika 978-1-77041-072-5 $24.95




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Joe’s Ontario Mendelson Joe

ISBN 978-1-77041-098-5 9 x 6", 80pp, paper 43 paintings in full colour $29.95 CDN, $29.95 U.S. | October 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-298-5 ePub: 978-1-77090-299-2

✽✽ “Mendelson Joe paints with more

emotion than any other painter in the country.” — Toronto Star ✽✽ Collects two decades’ worth of arresting

A celebration of the physical beauty of Ontario Following three collections of portraiture (Working Women, 2004; Joe’s Toronto, 2005; and Joe’s Politicians, 2008), Joe’s Ontario offers a new perspective from Mendelson Joe: stunning landscapes of his home province painted in acrylic over two decades, between 1990 and 2011. For Mendelson Joe, these paintings express “the beautiful ride of human appreciation of mostly landscapes and trees and lakes.” Includes a foreword by David Silcox, CEO of Sotheby’s Canada.

work into one stunning four-colour volume.

Mendelson Joe’s career began with Mendelson McKenna Mainline, and then took a painterly turn. Known today as a musician, artist, anti-smoker, and ecological gadfly, Joe continues to surprise with his outspoken opinions and artistic output. He lives in Emsdale, Ontario.

Also by Mendelson Joe Working Women 978-1-55022-671-3 $29.95

Joe’s Toronto 978-1-55022-715-4 $24.95

Joe’s Politicians 978-1-55022-821-2 $24.95


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Rogue Rabbi

A Spiritual Quest — From Seminary to Ashram and Beyond

Jerry Steinberg Reflections from a rabbi who has explored other faiths and spiritual paths Jerry Steinberg’s spiritual quest started at a young age. Explorations of Christian and Hindu faiths led Steinberg to a specialization in psychotherapy (past-life regression, dreams, and psychogenic illness). He became a rabbi, while continuing to explore all aspects of faith with an emphasis on Kabbalah. In this memoir, Steinberg’s life journey helps readers explore an understanding of God that goes beyond the conventional, and contributes to a different perception of the world and the universe in which we live. Jerry Steinberg is a rabbi, psychotherapist, poet, and author. His poetry collection Melting: Poems of a Frozen Man was published

ISBN 978-1-77041-102-9 7 x 10", 450pp, paper 30 b&w photos throughout $24.95 CDN, $24.95 U.S. | September 2012 PDF: 978-1-77090-301-2 ePub: 978-1-77090-302-9

in 1992. Formerly a consultant to the federal government of Canada in yoga, meditation, and altered states of consciousness, Steinberg is currently the rabbi of Temple B’nai Shalom V’Tikvah in Ajax, Ontario.

✽✽ Deals with universal themes, primarily

questions of science and mysticism, both in and out of a Jewish context. ✽✽ Will appeal to academics and clergy

who are struggling with their own questions of spirituality.




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Globe and Mail Bestseller


Moe & Me

Laurent Cayla and Diane Massicotte

Lorne Rubenstein

Mark Dillon

978-1-77041-092-3 $39.95

978-1-77041-053-4 $19.95

978-1-77041-071-8 $19.95

600 previously unpublished photographs, both private and on stage, and a revealing look at the photographer. Foreword by Céline Dion and René Angélil.

“Rubenstein’s analysis of Norman’s personality is as engaging as his discussion of his brilliantly repeating swing. The reader is also rewarded by Rubenstein’s comments on his own quest for golf perfection and the addictive nature of the old game.” — National Post

Celebrating its golden anniversary, fifty perspectives on America’s greatest music group including band members, collaborators, fellow musicians, and notable fans.

Chai Tea Sunday

Woman Chased by Crows

The King of New Orleans

Beyond the Image

Heather Clark

978-1-77041-082-4 $14.95 “Life affirming . . . every woman will be able to relate to some part of the journey Heather Clark has created. Through the heartbreak and the happiness, I couldn’t put it down.” — Liza Fromer, host of Global’s The Morning Show

Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf’s Mysterious Genius

Marc Strange

978-1-55022-969-1 $24.95 “This finely detailed story contains mysteries within mysteries that are revealed, like the pieces in a matryoshka doll, one nesting inside the other.” — Publishers Weekly

Fifty Sides of the Beach Boys

The Songs that Tell Their Story

How the Junkyard Dog Became Professional Wrestling’s First Black Superstar Greg Klein

Rosewood Confidential

The Unofficial Companion to Pretty Little Liars Liv Spencer

978-1-77041-095-4 $14.95 The first companion book to the dark deeds, ugly secrets, and flashy fashion of Pretty Little Liars. Features an episode guide to the first two seasons, bios of the stars, and the story of how a New York Times bestselling book series by Sara Shepard became so popular.

This Sweater Is for You!

Celebrating the Creative Process in Film and Art with the Animator and Illustrator of “The Hockey Sweater”

978-1-77041-030-5 $19.95

Sheldon Cohen, afterword by Roch Carrier

Documents the humble beginnings of one of the biggest stars of the WWF’s rock and wrestling heyday; shows how JYD reached the pinnacle of squared circle success; and, ultimately, suffered one of wrestling’s cruellest, tragic fates.

978-1-55022-960-8 $29.95 “A beautiful and fascinating glimpse into [Cohen’s] creative process animating The Hockey Sweater.” — Waterloo Chronicle

recent awards and nominations

Arthur Ellis Award

2011 Nominee — Best Novel In Plain Sight, Mike Knowles 2007 Winner — Best First Novel Sign of the Cross, Anne Emery 2006 Nominee — Best First Novel All Shook Up, Mike Harrison CBC Canada Reads

2009 Nominee Fruit, Brian Francis Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction

2011 Winner Children in the Morning, Anne Emery Governor General’s Literary Award

2008 Winner — Poetry More to Keep Us Warm, Jacob Scheier 2005 Finalist — Non-Fiction The Molly Fire, Michael Mitchell

Globe and Mail “100 Best Books of the Year”

2009 The End of the River, Brian Harvey Arts Hamilton Literary Prize for Fiction

2010 Winner Tainted, Ross Pennie Heritage Toronto Awards

2011 Nominee – Book Therafields, Grant Goodbrand 2010 Nominee – Book The Beach, Glenn Cochrane and Jean Cochrane 2010 Nominee – Book The Plate, Louis E. Cauz and Beverley Smith Lela Common Award for Canadian History

2010 Shortlist Whispering Pines, Jason Schneider

Pat Lowther Memorial Award

2010 Nominee Paper Radio, Damian Rogers ReLit Awards

2011 Shortlist — Novel The Bourgeois Empire, Evie Christie 2011 Shortlist — Novel One Bloody Thing After Another, Joey Comeau 2011 Shortlist — Short Fiction Ronald Reagan, My Father, Brian Joseph Davis Toronto Book Award

2010 Winner The Carnivore, Mark Sinnett Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

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