Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Coach House Books
And the Birds Rained Down
Tom and Charlie have decided to live out the remainder of their lives on their own terms, hidden away in a remote forest, their only connection to the outside world a couple of pot growers who deliver whatever they can’t eke out for themselves.
But one summer two women arrive. One is a young photographer documenting a a series of catastrophic forest fires that swept Northern Ontario early in the century; she’s on the trail of the recently deceased Ted Boychuck, a survivor of the blaze. And then the elderly aunt of the one of the pot growers appears, fleeing one of the psychiatric institutions that have been her home since she was sixteen. She joins the men in the woods and begins a new life as Marie-Desneige. With the photographer’s help, they find Ted’s series of paintings about the fire, and begin to decipher the dead man’s history.
A haunting meditation on aging and self-determination, And the Birds Rained Down, originally published in French as Il pleuvait des oiseaux, was the winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, the first Canadian title to win this honour. It was winner of the Prix des lecteurs Radio-Canada, the Prix des collégiens du Québec, the Prix Ringuet 2012 and a finalist for the Grand Prix de la ville de Montréal.
'Nostalgic and beautifully grotesque, this novel is delightfully baroque and, although short, so striking it will simply never leave you.' –The Coast
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Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Grove Press/Atlantic Monthly Press
Widely acclaimed around the world, David Vann is “an artist” (New York Times), “a truly great writer” (Irish Sunday Independent), “one of the best writers of his generation” (Le Figaro)—and, quite possibly, the greatest American author you have yet to discover
David Vann’s dazzling debut Legend of a Suicide sold over 250,000 copies in France alone, was reviewed in over 150 major global publications, won eleven prizes worldwide, was on forty Best Books of the Year lists, and established its author as a literary master. Since then, internationally bestselling Vann has delivered an exceptional body of work, receiving fifteen awards, including best foreign novel in France and Spain (France’s Prix Médicis Étranger, Spain’s Premi Llibreter), a California Book Award, and the Grace Paley Prize. Aquarium, his implosive new book and the first to be published by Grove, will take Vann to a wider audience than ever before.
Twelve-year-old Caitlin lives alone with her mother—a docker at the local container port—in subsidized housing next to an airport in Seattle. Each day, while she waits to be picked up after school, Caitlin visits the local aquarium to study the fish. Gazing at the creatures within the watery depths, Caitlin accesses a shimmering universe beyond her own. When she befriends an old man at the tanks one day, who seems as enamored of the fish as she, Caitlin cracks open a dark family secret and propels her once-blissful relationship with her mother toward a precipice of terrifying consequence.
In crystalline, chiseled, yet graceful prose, Aquarium takes us into the heart of a brave young girl whose longing for love and capacity for forgiveness transforms the damaged people around her. Relentless and heartbreaking, primal and redemptive, Aquarium is a transporting story from one of the best American writers of our time.
David Vann's internationally bestselling books have won fifteen prizes, including best foreign novel in France and Spain, and appeared on seventy-five Best Books of the Year lists in a dozen countries. A former Guggenheim fellow, he is currently a professor at the University of Warwick in England and honorary professor at the University of Franche-Comté in France.
Paper: 300 pages
Publisher: Namaste Publishing
The Conscious Parent
Transforming Ourselves, Empowering our Children
NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER, 2011
MOM's CHOICE AWARD WINNER, 2011
Written by Namaste author Shefali Tsabary, PhD, with the Preface by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and advance acclaim by authors Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Wiliamson, Marci Shimoff, Laura Berman Fortgang, and other leaders in the field of parenting, this is the book we've all been waiting for.
This innovative parenting style recognizes the child’s potential to spark a deep soul-searching leading to transformation in parents. Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents’ psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parent’s development.
Once parents are learning alongside their children, power, control, and dominance become an archaic language. Instead, mutual kinship and spiritual partnership are the focus of the parent-child journey.
Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results from this, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunctionality.
In contrast, in Dr. Tsabary’s conscious approach to parenting, children serve as mirrors of their parents’ forgotten self.
The parent who is willing to look in the mirror has an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness.
Once a parent finds their way back to their essence, they enter into communion with their children. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parent awakens to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence.
Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York. Dr. Shefali was exposed to Eastern philosophy at an early age and integrates its teachings with Western psychology. It is this blend of East and West that allows her to reach a global audience, and establishes her as one of a kind in the field of mindfulness psychology.
Dr. Shefali has worked with a varied demographic: survivors of the Tsunami, women from economically disadvantaged countries, inner city youth, suburban families, and corporate leaders. She lectures extensively on Mindful Living and Conscious Parenting around the world and currently has a private psychotherapy practice in New York city. Her first book, It's a Mom: What you should know about the early years of motherhood debuted on the Indian bestseller list for four weeks. She recently published a follow up to The Conscious Parent, Out of Control, which is now available.
Out of Control
Cloth: 32 pages
Publisher: Akashic Books
You Have to F**king Eat
A few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't put food in a toddler's belly. Honest, profane, and affectionate, Adam Mansbach's verses and Owen Brozman's illustrations perfectly capture the familiar--and unspoken--tribulations of mealtime with your little angel. Like the smash hit Go the F*** to Sleep, You Have to F***ing Eat is the perfect gift for parents new, old, and expectant.
Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 international bestseller Go the F*** to Sleep, as well as the novels Rage Is Back, Angry Black White Boy, The Dead Run, and The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award. He has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Esquire, the Believer, and National Public Radio's All Things Considered. His daughter Vivien is six.
Owen Brozman has illustrated for National Geographic, Time Out New York, Scholastic, Ninja Tune, Definitive Jux Records, and numerous other clients. He and Mansbach's previous collaboration is the acclaimed graphic novel Nature of the Beast, and his work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, Creative Quarterly Journal, 3X3 Magazine, and many more. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, whose favorite food is bananas.
Go the F**k to Sleep
Cloth: 56 pages
Publisher: Enchanted Lion Books
Take Away the A
This ALPHABEAST of an alphabet book makes for entertaining, mentally engaging wordplay fun! It's also a visual beast feast!
Take Away the A is a fun and imaginative romp through the alphabet. The idea behind the book is that within every language there are words that become other words through the subtraction of a single letter. In other words, without the "A," the Beast is Best. Or, without the "M," a big chomp becomes a chop!
Michael Escoffier was born in France in 1970. Raised by a family of triceratops, he discovered his passion for writing and telling stories at a young age. He lives in Lyon with his wife and two children.
Born in Brazil of American parents, Kris Di Giacomo is a popular children's book illustrator. After living in the US for a while she moved to France, where teaching English to young children and discovering French picture books were the triggers that led her into picture books and illustration.
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Renegade Arts Canmore Ltd.
Robbie Burns: Witch Hunter
'Burns was loved as a lyricist, farmer and even as a ladies' man. Now prepare to meet Burns, scourge of all evil and witch hunter in training!'
Robbie Burns is one of the most well known and celebrated poets worldwide. However, little is ever written about the man's sideline career as one of Scotland's most renowned Witch Hunters.
The story asks what if the events of the narrative poem Tam o' Shanter, Burns' most famous work, were actually based on something that happened to Burns himself...
Burns takes the wrong road and ends up at a witches’ Sabbath. The hot-blooded poet is entranced by the dancing witches, but is saved from an eternity in hell by witch-hunters. So begins his witch-hunter training, as McKay and Meg struggle to keep him out of the clutches of demons, witches, and local farm girls.
Coming November 24th!
Dept of Monsterology: Monsterology 101
Trade Paper: 312 pages
Publisher: New World Library
A Book of Miracles
Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love
Bernie Siegel first wrote about miracles when he was a practicing surgeon and founded Exceptional Cancer Patients, a groundbreaking synthesis of group, individual, dream, and art therapy that provided patients with a “carefrontation.” Compiled during his more than thirty years of practice, speaking, and teaching, the stories in these pages are riveting, warm, and belief expanding. Their subjects include a girl whose baby brother helped her overcome anorexia, a woman whose cancer helped her heal by teaching her to stand up for herself, and a family that was saved from a burning house by bats. Without diminishing the reality of pain and hardship, the stories show real people turning crisis into blessing by responding to adversity in ways that empower and heal. They demonstrate what we are capable of and show us that we can achieve miracles as we confront life’s difficulties.
Praise for A Book of Miracles:
“Those in pain or doubt will find this book a help, and those who aren’t may need it even more.”
“As these stories show, love and magic can find us in any situation, no matter how difficult. This warm, uplifting book opens the door to seeing the miracles all around us, every day.”
— Gerald Jampolsky, MD, author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear
“These inspiring true stories reveal the power of spirit in shaping human lives....A must for anyone who considers their situation in life to be hopeless or who is struggling against great odds.”
— Larry Dossey, MD, author of Reinventing Medicine
Dr. Bernie S. Siegel, a sought-after speaker and media presence, is the author of many bestselling books, including The Art of Healing; Peace, Love, and Healing; 365 Prescriptions for the Soul; and the blockbuster Love, Medicine & Miracles. He lives in Woodbridge, Connecticut.
Bestselling author and speaker Deepak Chopra is the founder of the Chopra Center. He lives in San Diego, CA.
Cloth: 288 pages
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Indian for Everyone
The Home Cook's Guide to Traditional Favorites
Indian for Everyone is the go-to Indian cookbook that every home cook should own. This is Anupy Singla's most comprehensive cookbook yet, with more than 100 classic recipes, including many with meat and seafood, but written to be adaptable for vegan and vegetarian diets. The majority of the recipes are also safe for gluten-free readers, making Indian for Everyone a flexible, practical resource for almost every reader.
Indian for Everyone begins with helpful sections outlining the most useful cooking equipment needed for preparing Indian food and a primer on Indian spices, herbs, and other common ingredients. The book is divided into eight sections: The Basics (spice blends, chutneys, drinks); Street Food and Snacks; Vegetable Stir-Fries; Dal; Vegetable Curries; Poultry, Meat, and Seafood; Bread; and Dessert.
From classic favorites like Mattar Paneer (Peas and Homemade Cheese), Tandoori Chicken, and Vegetable Samosas that will be familiar to anyone who frequents Indian restaurants in the US, to less well-known dishes that originated from different regions across India, Indian for Everyone opens up the diverse world of delicious Indian cuisine to home cooks everywhere. This is the one Indian cookbook that every home cook should own.
"Singla debunks misconceptions that Indian food is spicy, complicated, and unhealthy. Highly recommended."
--Library Journal, starred review
"As with her first book, readers can expect a can-do candor about cooking from the author.... The title reflects the belief of this Indian-born and Pennsylvania-raised woman, a self-described 'nontrained home chef,' that there's nothing to be afraid of when it comes to Indian food — not even the cost of supplies."
--Chicago Tribune, Bill Daley
"Through her writing, cooking and educating about healthy, homestyle Indian food, she is poised to become a household name."
Anupy Singla is the author of the best-selling titles, The Indian Slow Cooker and Vegan Indian Cooking. She is the founder and CEO of Indian as Apple Pie, her company that creates and sells custom spice blends as well as unique homegoods.
Singla blogs at IndianASapplepie.com, and her writing has been featured in many print and online outlets. She formerly worked as an on-air TV reporter and anchor for CLTV News, the cable arm of the Tribune Company broadcasting and sister station to Chicago's WGN-TV, and for Bloomberg TV. Her books have been praised in Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and the Wall Street Journal. Singla lives with her husband and two young daughters in Chicago, IL.
The Indian Slow Cooker
Vegan Indian Cooking
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: KO Kids
TWO was a playful number. She was curved on the top, straight on the bottom, and friendly and warm like the sun. Her favorite friend was ONE. Whenever they'd get the chance – they'd dance!
What a pair they made! At the end of each day, they'd always say, "ONE, TWO, I'll count on you, 'til the end, we'll be best friends."
Until THREE jumped in between them...
Another character-building book by the award-winning author of ONE and ZERO. Budding young readers will go on a journey with TWO, as we explore the themes of friendship, loss, coming to terms with a shifting relationship, and self discovery and self-directed renewal.
Children's book author and illustrator Kathryn Otoshi’s book One was the winner of 15 awards, including the E. B. White Read Aloud Honor Book and the Teacher's Choice Award. She lives in Marin County, CA.
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Icon Books
Harry’s Last Stand
How the World My Generation Built Is Falling Down, and What We Can Do To Save It
“As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night. I want to tell you what the world looks like through my eyes, so that you can help change it.” –Harry Leslie Smith
In November 2013, 91-year-old Yorkshireman, RAF veteran and ex-carpet salesman Harry Leslie Smith's Guardian article—‘This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time'—was shared over 80,000 times on Facebook and started a huge debate about the state of society. In HARRY’S LAST STAND, he brings his unique perspective to bear on education, benefits policy, political corruption, food poverty, the cost of education - and much more. From the deprivation of 1930s and the terror of war to the creation of our welfare state, Harry has experienced how a great civilization can rise from the rubble. But at the end of his life, he fears how easily it is being eroded. HARRY’S LAST STAND is a lyrical, searing modern invective that shows what the past can teach us, and how the future is ours for the taking.
'A kind of epic poem, one that moves in circular fashion from passionate denunciation to intense autobiographical reflection ... The fury and sense of powerlessness that so many people feel at government policy beam out of every page.' --The Guardian
Harry Leslie Smith is a survivor of the Great Depression, a Second World War RAF veteran and, at 91, an activist for the poor and for the preservation of social democracy.
Connect with Harry: @HarrysLastStand, HarrysLastStand.com or Facebook: HarrysLast Stand.
Pocket Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Parallax Press
How to Love
How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindful relationships. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love. He distills one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love.
Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Love shows that when we feel closer to our loved ones, we are also more connected to the world as a whole. With sections on Love vs. Need, Being in Love, Reverence, Intimacy, Children and Family, Reconciling with Parents, and more, How to Love includes meditations you can do alone or with your partner to go deep inside and expand your own capacity to love.
Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Love is a unique gift for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to understanding the many different kinds of love, along with meditative practices that can expand the understanding of and capacity for love, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditation.
See more at: Parallax.org
Born in Hue, Vietnam, Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist. In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is author of more than one hundred books, and is one of the best known Buddhist teachers in the world today. Previous best-selling books include Being Peace and Buddha Mind Buddha Body. He lives at Plum Village, his meditation center in France, and travels worldwide, leading retreats on the art of mindful living. - See more at: http://www.parallax.org/authors/#ThichNhatHanh
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