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News – Week of 16 September 2019

Half way through September already! Summer is over and the fall is upon us.

The fall is the busiest season in the publishing and literary world – with the most books released and the literary prizes about to be announced.

Of course, this fall it is all about Margaret Atwood and the publication of The Testaments – a book that has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and longlisted for the Giller – and may show up on the GG list as well.

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Also on the Giller longlist are The Innocents by Michael Crummey and Lampedusa by Stephen Price – two of the best books I’ve read in a long time. We can only wait for the jury’s decision.

Ken McGoogan also has a new book this fall, Flight of the Highlanders. Sure to be on the Christmas wish list this year, it is the story of the courageous Scots who, ruthlessly evicted from their ancestral homelands, sailed in “coffin ships” to Canada where they would battle hardship, hunger and murderous persecution. 

The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton is a powerful novel, set in the pre-World War II era, based on the true story of the Kindertransport rescue of thousands of children from Nazi occupied Europe – and one brave woman who helped them escape. 

Our 2019 promotion – 30 Years + 1 will continue until 10 November so you can take advantage of a 30% on some of our favourite books from the past 30 years!

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