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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Publishers HarperCollins
Paperback | Sep 2016
in store $19.99
Tropical World
Millie Marotta
Paperback | Sep 2015
in store (bargain) $13.00
Four Seasons
Aiko Fukawa
Paperback | Sep 2015
in store (bargain) $14.00
Fairy Shampoo
Jo Su-Jin
Paperback | Mar 2016
in store (bargain) $11.00

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2016 Man Booker (FICTION) ShortlistSee more


The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality, writing originally in English. The shortlist of six books was announced Tuesday 13 September, and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 25 October in London. The ceremony will be broadcast by the BBC.


The full 2016 shortlist is as follows (with both US and CAD editions included, if available):

2016 Giller Prize ShortlistSee more


The Scotiabank Giller Prize strives to highlight the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The Prize ceremony will air on CBC Television November 7th. 

The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce its shortlist for this year’s award. These SIX titles were chosen from a field of 161 books submitted by 69 publisher imprints from every region of the country.  



2016 Governor General's Literary Awards FinalistsSee more

The finalists for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards have been announced! This year marks the 80th anniversary of the awards, which are presented by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Below, find the shortlists for each of the seven English Language categories in the annual prize: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people's literature (text), young people's literature (illustrated books), drama and translated books.

The winners from each category will be announced Oct. 25. 

"A dark tale of love, betrayal and murder that reaches from the slums of Victorian London to the diamond mines in South Africa, to the American Civil War and back. Superb storytelling." --Kurt Palka, author of The Piano Maker

A magnificent literary historical-suspense novel in the tradition of Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries, Patrick DeWitt's The Sisters Brothers, and Michael Faber's The Crimson Petal and the WhiteBy Gaslight is destined to be one of the most acclaimed and talked-about books of the year.

London, 1885. In a city of fog and darkness, the notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a ghost, a fabled con, a thief of other men's futures -- a man of smoke. William Pinkerton is already famous, the son of a brutal detective, when he descends into the underworld of Victorian London in pursuit of a new lead. His father died without ever tracing Shade; William, still reeling from his loss, is determined to drag the thief out of the shadows. Adam Foole is a gentleman without a past, haunted by a love affair ten years gone. When he receives a letter from his lost beloved, he returns to London in search of her; what he learns of her fate, and its connection to the man known as Shade, will force him to confront a grief he thought long-buried. What follows is a fog-enshrouded hunt through sewers, opium dens, drawing rooms, and seance halls. Above all, it is the story of the most unlikely of bonds: between William Pinkerton, the greatest detective of his age, and Adam Foole, the one man who may hold the key to finding Edward Shade.
     Epic in scope, brilliantly conceived, and stunningly written, Steven Price's By Gaslight is a riveting, atmospheric portrait of two men on the brink. Moving from the diamond mines of South Africa to the battlefields of the Civil War, the novel is a journey into a cityscape of grief, trust, and its breaking, where what we share can bind us even against our darker selves.

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