Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New in Paperback

The Return of the Player
by Michael Tolkin

978-0-8021-4302-0 * $16.50 paper * In stock

The sequel to the Hollywood classic The Player, and a satire on power, wealth, and family in the twenty-first century

This book has a slick, new package and is getting rave reviews:

“Poor Griffin Mill—once a mover in Los Angeles—is down to his last six million dollars, and that isn’t the worst of it in Tolkin’s sharply observed sequel to The Player. Tolkin’s still got a firm hold on Tinseltown’s fluttery pulse.”— People (Critic’s Choice)

“Tolkin remains impressive as a scorched-earth social satirist.”— The New York Times

“Heartfelt and cynical, a powerful dark comedy that transcends . . . Hollywood satire.”— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“At once funny, absurd, and hopeful, The Return of the Player is, above all, surprising.”— Kirkus Reviews

“Tolkin's understated style and over-the-top characters continue to amaze. Only in Hollywood could this bizarre tragicomedy seem even remotely plausible. Recommended for collections with readers lusting for the lives of the rich and famous.” — Library Journal

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Books that Raise Awareness for Young People

It is possible to introduce young readers to serious subject matter if done with skill and talent.

Tradewind Books has published two books this summer that will engage, educate and entertain your young reader.

Honey Cake
by Joan Betty Stuchner, illustrated by Cynthia Nugent

A Jewish family is forced to flee the Nazis after the Danish occupation in 1943. The story is told through the eyes of the son, young David Nathan.

From the Quill and Quire:
"How does one stand against tyranny? What’s the true nature of bravery? Big questions for an early-reader chapter book, but Joan Betty Stuchner handles them with grace and honesty." Click here for full review.

978-1-896580-37-1 * 19.95 cloth * In stock

The Eco-Diary of Kiran Singer
by Sue Ann Alderson, illustrated by Millie Balance

A young girl chronicles her encounters, through poetry and journal entries, with her grandmother and the "Crazy Boggers" trying to preserve the 2000 year-old Camosum Bog. The Bog is brought to life through charming, rich illustrations.

"The book happily introduces children to the urgent concerns of saving the earth, by starting with a child's eye view of one cherished part of it." - X.J. Kennedy, winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Children's Poetry

978-1-896580-47-0 * 18.95 cloth * In stock

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Time Out - Your Hip City Guide

Looking for new ways to tackle old cities? Time Out has just the guides for you.

Vanity Fair will be including Time Out in its travel guide round-up for their street-smart city guides and their hip, urban appeal to those under 35.

"... these guides take you underground, under the skin of various cities. Fun and insiderish." (August Issue)

Be sure to enter the Time Out library contest. The lucky winner will receive a selected library of the city-savvy guides. The contest is running on torontolife.com
Click here to enter

Monday, July 9, 2007

New In Hardcover

Chasing Kangaroos
A Continent, a Scientist, and a Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Creature

By Tim Flannery

978-0-8021-1852-3 * $29.95 cloth * In stock

From the internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers comes a panoramic book about a scientist, a continent, and a beloved and intriguing animal: the kangaroo

"Chasing Kangaroos is almost unclassifiable. It is partly about Flannery’s formative years as a palaeontologist, partly a natural history of the Australian landscape, and partly a study of the evolution of kangaroos, which, I know, sounds like three reasons not to read it. In fact, from beginning to end it is absorbing, funny, and wondrously learned." — Bill Bryson, author of A Walk in the Woods

"Australian scientist/conservationist/explorer Flannery tells the remarkable story of underappreciated marsupials thriving Down Under…. Quite exhaustive, fired by boundless exuberance that leaps off the page." ––Kirkus Reviews

"Having given us a real fright about global warming in The Weather Makers, Australian author Flannery hops right to it and tells us everything we wanted to know about kangaroos." ––Library Journal

"Written with both earthy humor and scientific precision, this book is almost as unique as its subject…. Readers who start out thinking that Flannery’s mania for marsupials is a bit nerdy will soon envy his passion so much that they’ll feel like they’re the real nerd themselves. This delightful journey of discovery will appeal to fans of Bill Bryson and Mark Kurlansky."––Keir Graff, Booklist

"Tim Flannery provides a fascinating account of the kangaroo’s evolution and a natural ode to his beautiful homeland, Australia."—Chicago Tribune

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