New Sept Fiction/Non-Fiction

New popular adult fiction & non-fiction coming out in September listed here!

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Death Interrupted : How Modern Medicine is Complicating the Way We Die.

Death Interrupted : How Modern Medicine is Complicating the Way We Die.

Bigham, Blair.
2022

Doctors today can call on previously unimaginable technologies to help keep our bodies alive. But this unprecedented shift in end-of-life care has created a major crisis. In the widening grey zone between life and death, families feel pressured to make tough decisions about their loved ones. Dr. Blair Bigham seeks to help readers understand the options facing them at the end of their lives. Through conversations with end-of-life professionals, Bigham exposes the tensions inherent in this new era of dying and answers the tough questions facing us all. Residence: Hamilton, ON.

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Ducks : Two Years in the Oil Sands.

Ducks : Two Years in the Oil Sands.

Beaton, Kate.
2022

With the singular goal of paying off her student loans, Katie Beaton heads out west to take advantage of Alberta's oil rush - part of the long tradition of East Coasters who seek gainful employment elsewhere when they can't find it in their hometown. Katie encounters the harsh reality of life in the oil sands, where trauma is an everyday occurrence yet is never discussed. This is an untold story of Canada: a country that prides itself on its egalitarian ethos and natural beauty while simultaneously exploiting both the riches of its land and the humanity of its people. Hometown: Cape Breton, N.S. Print run 60,000.

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The Fight of Our Lives : My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine's Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the World.

The Fight of Our Lives : My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine's Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the World.

Mendel, Iuliia.
2022

In this frank and moving inside account, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's former press secretary tells the story of his improbable rise from popular comedian to the president of Ukraine. Ukrainian journalist Iuliia Mendel had a front row seat to many of the key events preceding the 2022 Russian invasion. Mendel sheds light on the massive economic problems facing Ukraine and the entrenched corrupt oligarchs in league with Russia. Throughout this story of Zelenskyy, Ukraine, and its extraordinary people, Mendel reminds us of the paramount importance of truth and human values, especially in these darkest of times. Print run 100,000.

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Glory and Exile : Haida History Robes of Jut-ke-Nay Hazel Wilson.

Glory and Exile : Haida History Robes of Jut-ke-Nay Hazel Wilson.

Kardosh, Robert.
2022

An indepth look at ceremonial robes by the Haida artist Jut-Ke-Nay (The One People Speak Of) - also known as Hazel Anna Wilson - viewable in its entirety. On 51 large blankets, Wilson uses painted and appliquéd imagery to combine traditional stories, autobiography, and commentary on events into a grand narrative that celebrates the resistance and survival of the Haida people, while challenging the colonial histories of the Northwest Coast. This volume features texts about each robe by Wilson herself. Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Print run 3,000.

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Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions : A Novel in Interlocking Stories.

Jollof Rice and Other Revolutions : A Novel in Interlocking Stories.

Ogunyemi, Omolola Ijeoma.
2022

Students at an all-girls boarding school, Nonso, Remi, Aisha, and Solape forge an unbreakable sisterhood that is tempered during a school rebellion, an uprising with repercussions that will forever reverberate through their lives. The children of well-to-do families, these young women have been raised with a thirst for independence. Leaving school and adolescence behind, the women grapple with the unexpected possibilities - and limitations - of adulthood and the uncertainties of the world within and outside of Nigeria. Print run 25,000.

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Laughing with the Trickster : On Sex, Death, and Accordions.

Laughing with the Trickster : On Sex, Death, and Accordions.

Highway, Tomson.
2022

Tomson Highway brings his signature irreverence to an exploration of five themes central to the human condition: language, creation, sex and gender, humour, and death. A comparative analysis of Christian, Classical, and Cree mythologies reveals how they have given form and substance to Western thought, life, and culture. Yet Indigenous mythologies provide unique, timeless solutions to our modern problems. Laugh with the legendary Tomson Highway as he illuminates a healing, hilarious way forward. Residence: Gatineau, QC.

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The Long Road Home : On Blackness and Belonging.

The Long Road Home : On Blackness and Belonging.

Thompson, Debra.
2022

When Debra Thompson moved to the United States in 2010, she felt like she was returning to the land of her ancestors, those who had escaped to Canada via the Underground Railroad. But her decade-long journey across Canada and the US transformed her relationship to both countries, and to the very idea of home. This is a moving personal story and a vital examination of the nuances of racism in the United States and Canada. Above all, it is about the power of freedom and the dreams that link and inspire Black people across borders from the perspective of one who has deep ties to, critiques of, and hope for both countries. Residence: Montreal, QC. Print run 35,000.

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Lucy by the Sea : A Novel.

Lucy by the Sea : A Novel.

Strout, Elizabeth.
2022

As a panicked world goes into lockdown, Lucy Barton is uprooted from her life and bundled away to a small town by her ex-husband and longtime friend, William. For the next several months, it's just Lucy, William, and their complex past together. They will not emerge unscathed. Rich with empathy and emotion, Elizabeth Strout vividly captures the fear, struggles, and isolation that come with life in a global pandemic, as well as the hope, peace, and possibilities that those long, quiet days can inspire. At the heart of this story are the deep human connections that unite us even when we're apart.

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A Minor Chorus : A Novel.

A Minor Chorus : A Novel.

Belcourt, Billy-Ray.
2022

An unnamed narrator abandons his unfinished thesis and returns to northern Alberta in search of what eludes him: the shape of the novel he yearns to write, an autobiography of his rural hometown, the answers to existential questions about family, love, and happiness. What ensues is a series of conversations, connections, and disconnections that reveals the texture of life in a town literature has left unexplored, where the friction between possibility and constraint provides an insistent background score. Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Print run 10,000.

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Mother Brain : How Neuroscience Is Rewriting the Story of Parenthood.

Mother Brain : How Neuroscience Is Rewriting the Story of Parenthood.

Conaboy, Chelsea.
2022

Journalist Chelsea Conaboy anticipated the joy of holding her newborn, the endless dirty diapers, and the sleepless nights. What she didn't expect was how different she would feel - a shift in self. New parents undergo major brain changes, driven by hormones and the deluge of stimuli a baby provides. These neurobiological changes help all parents adapt in those intense first days and prepare for a long period of learning how to meet their child's needs. Conaboy delves into the neuroscience to reveal unexpected upsides, generations of scientific neglect, and a powerful new narrative of parenthood. Print run 100,000.

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My Indian Summer : A Novel.

My Indian Summer : A Novel.

Kakwinokanasum, Joseph.
2022

For Hunter Frank, the summer of '79 has been a good summer, but the cash in the purple Crown Royal bag hidden in his mattress still isn't enough to fund his escape from his monstrous mother and the town of Red Rock. As the Labour Day weekend arrives, so does a new friend with old wisdom and a business opportunity that might be just a boy at the crossroads needs. My Indian Summer is the story of a journey to understanding that some villains are also victims, and that while reconciliation may not be possible, survival is. Residence: Vancouver, B.C.

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The Theory of Crows : A Novel.

The Theory of Crows : A Novel.

Robertson, David A.
2022

Following a devastating tragedy, Matthew and his sixteen-year-old daughter, Holly, head out onto the land in search of a long-lost cabin on the family trapline, miles from the Cree community they once called home. Each of them searching for something more than a place. When things go wrong during the journey, they find they have only each other to turn to for support. What happens to father and daughter on the land will test them, and eventually heal them, in ways they never thought possible. Author of the middle-grade fantasy series, the Misewa Saga. Residence: Winnipeg, MB. Print run 16,000.

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They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom.

They Called Me a Lioness : A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom.

Tamimi, Ahed.
2022

Ahed Tamimi's global renown reached an apex in December 2017, when, at sixteen years old, she was filmed slapping an Israeli soldier who refused to leave her front yard. The video went viral, and Tamimi was arrested. Living through this greatest test and heightened attacks on her village, Tamimi felt her resolve only deepen, in tension with her attempts to live the normal life of a daughter, sibling, friend, and student. Tamimi and Dena Takruri shine a light on the humanity not just in occupied Palestine but also in the unsung lives of people struggling for freedom around the world.

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The Winners : A Novel.

The Winners : A Novel.

Backman, Fredrik.
2022

As the locals of Beartown struggle to overcome the past, great change is on the horizon. Someone is coming home after a long time away. Someone will be laid to rest. Someone will fall in love, someone will try to fix their marriage, and someone will do anything to save their children. Someone will submit to hate, someone will fight, and someone will grab a gun and walk towards the ice rink. So what are the residents of Beartown willing to sacrifice for their home? Everything. The long-awaited conclusion to the Beartown series. Print run 30,000.

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