Thursday, June 25, 2009

CBC: Anthrax War: part 2/7

Had to air part 2 as well.

Anthrax Wars - a documentary based on Bob Coen's DEAD SILENCE: FEAR AND TERROR ON THE ANTHRAX TRAIL (Counterpoint Press) It's in stores now.

CBC: Anthrax War: part 1/7

Bob Coen's fascinating documentary that aired early spring.

His book DEAD SILENCE is now available

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Cover That Needs To Be Felt

This is the fantastic cover for The Wild Things Limited Edition coming out this fall by Dave Eggers.

Name me an electronic reader that can even come close to providing the tactile experience that this faux fur covered novel promises.

About The Book:
The Wild Things — based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze — is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can’t control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can’t always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, The Wild Things is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages.

Coming this October in both a fur covered limited edition and regular cloth.
It's published by McSweeney's.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Congratulations Michael Thomas!

First-time novelist Michael Thomas won the world's richest literary prize for his novel, MAN GONE DOWN. He won 100,000 Euros in the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, announced June 11th.

The Boston native now lives in New York with his wife and three children, and his book faced stiff international competition with 145 titles, nominated by 157 public libraries from 41 countries.

From the judges:
"We never know his name. But the African-American protagonist of Michael Thomas' masterful debut, "Man Gone Down," will stay with readers for a long time. He lingers because this extraordinary novel comes to us from a writer of enthralling voice and startling insight. Tuned urgently to the way we live now, the winner of the International Dublin IMPAC Prize 2009 is a novel brilliant in its scope and energy, and deeply moving in its human warmth."

Man Gone Down
Michael Thomas
9780802170293 * $18.00 Paper
Grove Press

Available at your favourite local bookstore or:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Dave Eggers coming this July!

McSweeney's recently announced ZEITOUN, a new book by Dave Eggers, will release this summer

About the Book:
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four, chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared.

Eggers’s riveting nonfiction book, three years in the making, explores Zeitoun’s roots in Syria, his marriage to Kathy—an American who converted to Islam—and their children, and the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible. Like What Is the What, Zeitoun was written in close collaboration with its subjects and involved vast research—in this case, in the U.S., Spain, and Syria.

Zeitoun ships later this month and hits stores mid-July.

978-1-934781-63-0 * $30.95 cl
Nonfiction/Current Affairs/Politics
6 x 8.5 * 342 pages

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Ali Velshi in Toronto

Ali Velshi, chief business correspondent for the CNN is in Toronto this week promoting his book GIMME MY MONEY BACK published by Sterling & Ross.

Check out his television appearances:

CBC The Hour
BreakfastTelevision Toronto

Indigo Manulife Centre is hosting a book launch
Thursday, June 4th at 7:00pm
Join us for a talk, q&a, followed by a book signing.

About the book:
One way or another, you lost money as a direct result of the financial crisis. Now you have to start making it back, and you can do that by reading this book.

This book shows how the markets work and how to be involved, how to calculate personal risk tolerance based on personality, goals, age and years from retirement, how to avoid losing money, and how to use mutual funds, index funds, stocks, ETF’s, bonds, and other investment vehicles to speed up readers’ own personal recovery. Includes model portfolios to get you started right away.

Written by CNN Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi using his trademark user-friendly voice, GIMME MY MONEY BACK is a straightforward guide to understanding how we got into the mess we’re in, with concrete, simple, proven steps to get you out of it.

$16.95 Paper

Available at your favourite local book store or