The Path of Most Resistance Publishes on August 20th!

WRPathofMostResistancedraftcovWe are excited to announce that THE PATH OF MOST RESISTANCE by Russell Wangersky publishes with House of Anansi Press on August 20th, 2016! Happy Book Birthday Russell!

Russell’s new book is a thought-provoking and insightful collection of literary stories that explore passive aggression in our everyday lives. Here is a round-up of the media coverage and praise that this amazing book has received so far!

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One of 5 books that CBC Books is looking forward to reading in August! www.cbc.ca/books/2016/08/5-books-we-cant-wait-to-read-in-august.html

Featured in the CBC Books Fall 2016 preview: www.cbc.ca/books/2016/08/fall-2016-preview-canadian-fiction.html

Reviews:

“No one charts the geography of loneliness better than Russell Wangersky. Writing with clarity and precision, he reveals lives lived under a slow compression, of tension that demands release. At turns lyrical, wry, darkly comedic, but always heartfelt, Wangersky’s collection takes the short story to new heights of grace and skill.” – Will Ferguson, author of 419

“Russell Wangersky has mastered the short story. The pieces in this
collection are tender, violent, humorous, sorrowful, and sexy – sometimes
all at the same time. In its exploration of human betrayal and human
connection, The Path of Most Resistance captures the raw physical energy
that simmers just below the surface of everyday life. This collection is a
true gift from one of Canada’s most talented writers of short fiction.” –
Angie Abdou, author of Between

“Wangersky writes with a tightly controlled eye for detail, a skill with description – both emotional and physical – that blossoms into a rare vitality.” Quill & Quire

Rights Sold: House of Anansi Press, World

CM Magazine Praises A DAY OF SIGNS AND WONDERS by Kit Pearson!

PKADayofSignsandWondersCanadian Materials loves the new Kit Pearson novel! A DAY OF SIGNS AND WONDERS (HarperCollins Canada) received 4/4 stars from the prestigious journal, comparing the middle-grade historical novel about a fictional event in artist Emily Carr’s early life with L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables and Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. “Kit Pearson’s novel is outstanding on many levels.”

Celebrating Robin Ha’s COOK KOREAN!

HRCookKoreanSlidercovOn July 5, 2016, COOK KOREAN!: A Comic Book with Recipes by Robin Ha was published by Ten Speed Press! We are so impressed with Robin’s creative and completely original cookbook that is in comic book format! Here’s a round-up of what we’ve seen from COOK KOREAN so far!

Already A Bestseller in its First Month!

COOK KOREAN! has its debut at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list in July!

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The book was featured in an article by NPR. Read Robin Ha’s description of the benefits to having her cookbook in comic book form: www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/07/02/484040776/learn-to-make-korean-food-robinhaprofilephotowith-a-charming-graphic-cookbook

On July 21, 2016, Robin Ha attended a book signing at Barnes & Noble in Bethesda, MD!

COOK KOREAN was featured in Food & Wine Magazine.

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Rave Reviews

“Illustrator Robin Ha’s cheeky cartoon characters (a cape-clad superhero Spam can, a group of signing bean sprouts) guide the reader through the basics of Korean food in comic-book-style panels and drawings. […] Her cheerful main character, Dengki, coaches readers through each step. Before you know it, you’re cooking along with her.”
Food & Wine magazine

“This highly recommended collection is a solid introduction for readers who feel daunted by Korean cooking and ingredients.”
Library Journal 

Preview the inside of the book!

Rights Sold: Ten Speed Press (World, All Languages)

American edition of They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson launches today!

JPTheyLeftUsEverythingUSCovbannerPerennial bestseller and Taylor Prize winner, THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING by Plum Johnson is being published by Putnam Penguin in the US today! Happy Book Birthday Plum!

Check out this great book trailer from Putnam US!

After taking Canada by storm, this book club favorite is finally making it’s way to American readers. Some of the highlights since it’s publication by Penguin Canada in 2014 follow:

The Globe and Mail Bestseller – CBC Books Bestseller –  Shortlist, First Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, Non-Fiction 2015 – Winner, RBC Charles Taylor Prize, Literary Non-Fiction!

JohnsonPlum2013bwCountless Rave Reviews by fans and media:

“Generous and heartfelt, Johnson’s book offers an intimate look at family and especially mother-daughter connections. It is an uplifting affirmation of human relationships and the cycle of life itself.” – Kirkus Reviews

They Left Us Everything is a memoir for baby boomers facing and overcoming the challenges of elderly parents and searching for the fragments of their own childhoods that shaped the adults they became.” – The Waterloo Region Record

“Each word of They Left Us Everything is heartfelt and moving. We are privy to Johnson’s emotional journey to the point that it feels like she is part of our own family. Her story lingers inside, touching the soul, and thus Anne and Alex live on.”- Digital Journal

“Grief has no expiration date.  It has no parameters. It can’t be exchanged or coerced.  This heartfelt story of one person’s experience expressed honestly and candidly.  In the end, she and her siblings learn one of life’s greatest lessons. Parents are people with their own dreams, ambitions, faults, and tragedies. When we stop seeing Mom as mother and we stop seeing ourselves as a wronged child, it is possible to love Plum as Plum and Anne as Anne. And with that knowledge a person regains compassion, understanding and the freedom to move on….” – An Itzey Bitzey Book Blog

Read It Forward named THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING one of their Best of July picks – “A difficult but beautiful read…”

Rights Sold: Penguin Random House Canada, Putnam US

Meadowlark by Wendi Stewart Publishes in Germany

Ciww9-LUUAAYwBPMEADOWLARK by Wendi Stewart publishes in Germany with Nagel & Kimche today! First published in Canada by NeWest Press, MEADOWLARK has already received extensive praise and we couldn’t be prouder of Wendi and her continued success. Happy Book Birthday Wendi!

In MEADOWLARK by Wendi Stewart, when her family’s car goes through the ice on Rainy Lake one cold March day in 1962, six-year-old Rebecca Archer is the only person her father is able to pull from the sinking vehicle. But as Rebecca grows up in a farmhouse haunted by the absence of her mother and baby brother, raised by a man left nearly paralyzed with grief, she wonders if her father really did save her after all. In her debut novel, Wendi Stewart tells the luminous, deeply imagined story of a young woman’s hard-won triumph over heartbreaking personal tragedy and the restorative power of friendship.

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  • 2016, Shortlisted, Alberta Book Publishing Awards, Trade Fiction Book of the Year and Cover Design Categories
  • 2016, Shortlisted, second annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, Literary Fiction

Reviews 

“Stewart’s story reflects self-discovery in the midst of suffering. Meadowlark is a novel of tragedy infused with hope and survival.” – Quill & Quire

“Wendi Stewart has a smart and compelling heroine in Rebecca Archer, and Meadowlark tells the story of her resilience in the face of stacked odds.” – The National Post

Rights Sold: NeWest Press, Canada; Nagel & Kimche, Germany

THE SILENT WIFE Celebrates it’s 35th Territory!

Silent Wife CollageOn June 25th, 2013, THE SILENT WIFE, ASA Harrison’s debut psychological thriller was published in North America by Penguin Books US and Penguin Canada before taking the world by storm. We are absolutely thrilled to share that THE SILENT WIFE has just sold in its 35th territory – a staggering accomplishment! To date the territories include the following:

UK & C (Headline Book Publishing), Canada (Penguin Canada, co-pub with Penguin US), Arabic (Arab Scientific Publishers), Bahasa Indonesian (Noura Books), Bulgarian (Ciela Norma), Simplified Chinese (ThinKingdom Media Group), Complex Chinese (The Eurasian Publishing Group), Croatian (Znanje d.o.o.), Czech (Pavel Dobrovsky), Danish (JP/Politikens Forlagshus), Dutch (The House of Books), Estonian (Eram Books Ou), French (Librairie Générale Française, Le Livre De Poche), Georgian (Palitra L Publishing), German (Berlin Verlag in der Piper Verlag GmbH), Greek (Patakis Publications S.a.), Hebrew (Sela Publishers), Hungarian (Alexandra Konyveshaz Kft), Italian (Longanesi & C.), Japanese (Hayakawa Publishing Corporation), Korean (Munhakdongne Publishing Group), Macedonian (Pablisher Dooel), Norwegian (Vigmostad & Bjørke AS), Polish (Spoleczny Instytut Wydawniczy Znak), Portuguese in Brazil (Editora Intrinseca Ltda.), Portuguese in Portugal (Editorial Presenca), Romanian (RAO International Publishing Company), Russian (EXEM Licence Ltd.), Serbian (Vulkan Izdavastvo d.o.o.), Slovene (Ucila International Zalozba), Spanish (Publicaciones y Ediciones Salamandra SA), Swedish (Massolit Förlagsgrupp AB), Thai (Amarin Printing & Publishing Public Company Limited), Turkish (Pegasus Yayincilik TIC ve San. Lts. Sti.), Ukrainian (Krajina Mriy)

Film rights to Nicole Kidman/Blossom Films and Mazur Kaplan.

Robin Ha’s COOK KOREAN! makes The New York Times bestseller list!

HRCookKoreanSlidercovWe’re excited to announce that Robin Ha’s Cook Korean! has made its debut at #4 on The New York Times bestseller list!

Cook Korean! was published by Ten Speed on July 5th and combines fabulous comics with Korean recipes. Congratulations Robin on this immense accomplishment!

IAIN REID’S I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS DEBUTS WITH A BANG

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Iain Reid‘s debut novel I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS launched last month on June 14th and has since made waves. With sales in 12 territories to date, this chilling novel has been rapidly collecting accolades. We’re excited to share a few notable accomplishments – congratulations Iain!

RIGHTS SOLD:
 Scout Press, S&S US; S&S Canada; Text Publishing UK & ANZ; Prometheus, The Netherlands; Rocco Brazil; Presses de la Cite, France; HaKursa, Israel; Lindhardt og Ringhof, Denmark; Droemer, Germany; Teas, Turkey; Prosznski, Poland and WeLearn, Thailand

RII'mThinkingOfEndingThingsCADcovFOUR STARRED REVIEWS, INCLUDING KIRKUS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND BOOKLIST

“…Reid’s preternaturally creepy debut unfolds like a bad dream, the kind from which you desperately want to wake up yet also want to keep dreaming so you can see how everything fits together—or, rather, falls apart…Reid’s tightly crafted tale toys with the nature of identity and comes by its terror honestly, building a wall of intricately layered psychological torment so impenetrable it’s impossible to escape.” Kirkus, starred review
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“Nonfiction author Reid (The Truth About Luck) fuses suspense with philosophy, psychology, and horror in his unsettling first novel set in an unspecified locale…Capped with an ending that will shock and chill, this twisty tale invites multiple readings.” Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The construct of this book is brilliant and unusual and should appeal to fans of psychological thrillers, as well as to some horror fans. A dark and compelling debut novel, it is a most uncomfortable read but utterly unputdownable.” Booklist, starred review

COUNTLESS RAVE REVIEWS

“This is a deliciously frightening novel, Reid has a light, idiosyncratic touch but never lets his vice-like grip of suspense slacken for a second. Once finished, you will be hard pressed not to start the whole terrifying journey all over again.” –The Independent

“The boldest and most original literary thriller to appear in some time. . . In addition to Cronenberg, the ghost of Stephen King hovers over these pages.” Chicago Tribune

“Your dread and unease will mount with every passing page of this relationship tale.” Entertainment Weekly

PROMINENT INTERVIEWS

Hear the NPR interview: NPR.org

Hear the Next Chapter interview: CBC.ca

And for more insight into why Iain wrote this book, watch one of his publisher’s, Text Publishing, video interviews:

APPEARANCES ON BESTSELLER AND PICKS LISTS

– Bestseller on all three national newspapers in Canada: The Globe and Mail, National Post and Toronto Star
– Newsday’s list of Best Summer Reads
– Amazon SPOTLIGHT PICKS list for June
– Indie Next Pick for June
Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
– Amazon mid-year Best of List
– A Readings Book Club Pick in Australia
– A Love Reading selection in the UK
The Globe and Mail’s List of Most Anticipated Books of 2016
CBC‘s 5 Books To Read in June

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS WAS ALSO FEATURED AS A FULL PAGE AD IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

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CBC Books Recommends I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS and BEWARE THAT GIRL

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If you loved Gone Girl, CBC Books has three great new Canadian thrillers to recommend to you, two of which are by Transatlantic Agency clients! We are thrilled to see that I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS by Iain Reid and BEWARE THAT GIRL by Teresa Toten are included! http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/06/3-thrillers-to-read-if-you-loved-gone-girl.html

Celebrating DON’T I KNOW YOU? by Marni Jackson

Sam.Marni.Amy.06.16Check out this lovely photo of Samantha Haywood, Marni Jackson, and Amy Einhorn of Flatiron Books in attendance at media and bookseller lunch hosted by Jamie Broadhurst and Laurie Grassi of Raincoast Books on July 13, 2016! They gathered at Le Select Bistro in Toronto in celebration of Marni’s upcoming collection of short stories, DON’T I KNOW YOU? (Flatiron Books). We are incredibly excited for its release on September 26, 2016!