Monday, April 6, 2009

Award Announcement

One of our favourite picture books of 2008 has been shortlisted for an
E.B. White Award!

The E.B. White Awards are the Association of Booksellers For Children’s national book awards. The E.B. Whites are given in two categories: Picture Book, and a Book For Older Readers.

Congratulations to Kathryn Otoshi, KO Kids, and the illustrator of ONE.
“A remarkable small press book that impressed the committee because of the elegance of its writing and design paired with the complexity of its message.”

Kathryn Otoshi
978-0-9723946-4-2 • $22.00 cl
KO Kids Books
Ages 4 to 8

Available at your favourite local book store or

Friday, April 3, 2009

Disturbing Cover and a Creepy Read!

Looking for a disturbing bed time read?

The Pilo Family Circus by Will Eilliot is now available.
$19.50 Paper

Echoes of Lovecraft, Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahniuk, and early Stephen King resound through the pages of this magical, gleefully macabre work nominated as Best Novel by the International Horror Guild.

"Elliot's clowns are as unnerving as they come." --Guardian

"Dark, wickedly inventive comedy . . . Awesome." --Maxim

"I couldn't put Elliot's novel down. It's fantastic." --Independent on Sunday

At your favourite local book store or:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just Announced

Steve Carell to star in a new film - Dumped.

The movie is based on the book by Andrew Gottlieb, Drink, Play, F@#k: One Man's Search For Anything Across Ireland, Las Vegas, and Thailand

About the book:
In Drink, Play, F@#k Bob Sullivan, a jilted husband, sets off to explore the world, experience a meaningful connection with the divine, and rediscover his passion. His travels lead him from his home in New York City to a drinking bender across Ireland, through the glitz and glamour that is Las Vegas, and to the hedonistic pleasure palaces of Thailand. After a lifetime of playing it safe, Mr. Sullivan finally follows his heart and lives out everyone's deepest fantasies. For who among us hasn't dreamed of standing stark naked, head upturned, and mouth agape beneath a cascading torrent of Guinness Stout? What could be more exhilarating than losing every penny you have because Charlie Weiss went for a meaningless last-second field goal? And what sensate creature could ever doubt that the greatest pleasure known to man can be found in a leaky bamboo shack filled with glassy-eyed, bruised Asian hookers? Bob Sullivan has a lot to teach us about life. Let's just pray we have the wisdom to put aside our preconceptions and listen. Because what Bob Sullivan finds isn't at all what he expected.

$16.95 Paper

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Man Gone Down by Michael Thomas has made the shortlist for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award!

The nominees are:
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (Dominican / American)
Ravel by Jean Echenoz (French) in translation
The Reluctant Fundamentalist  by Mohsin Hamid (Pakistani / British)
The Archivist's Story by Travis Holland (American)
The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles by Roy Jacobsen (Norwegian) in translation.
The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt (American)
Animal's People by Indra Sinha (Indian / British)
Man Gone Down by Micheal Thomas (American)

The winner will be named June 11.

Man Gone Down
9780802170293 * $18.00 Paper
Grove Press

Available at your favourite local book store!