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CITIES MATTER, A Montrealer’s Ode to Jane Jacobs, Economist

Pre-order Cities Matter — available Oct 1 Why do cities exist? Can’t we find better ways of organizing life on earth? With the climate crisis and other environmental issues, are cities part of the problem? Or can they help solve the problems of our time? Cities Matter answers those questions and more. Jane Jacobs is… Read more »

Shaf and the Remington

Shaf and the Remington

Pre-order Shaf and the Remington — available Sep 1 Shaf, a physics teacher and a philosopher, fought as a partisan in the Balkans during the Second World War. He has not been heard from for 40 years. How could such an ubiquitous and expansive person disappear? Did the murder of his mother and girlfriend Nika… Read more »

Almost Visible

Almost Visible

Pre-order Almost Visible, pub date Sep 1 – Free shipping Tess has just moved to Montreal from Nova Scotia, and seeks to lose herself by getting involved in the lives of others. She befriends an older man while delivering meals to the elderly. Her interest in his past veers into obsession after she furtively goes… Read more »

The Plains of Abraham

Pre-order now; pub date June 1 On September 13, 1759, the armies of Britain and France clashed on the Plains of Abraham. In command of the British troops was Major General James Wolfe, while the Marquis de Montcalm was at the head of the French forces. The British were victorious and five days later Quebec,… Read more »

THE KILLER’S HENCHMAN, Capitalism and the Covid-19 Disaster

PUB Date, June 1; Pre-order now; free shipping in North America Summer 2021, the novel coronavirus is scything through populations worldwide. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announces the Covid-19 pandemic will end “when the world chooses to end it.… We have all the tools we need. They include proven public health and social measures;… Read more »

Foxhunt, A Novel by Luke Francis Beirne

FOXHUNT

FOXHUNT: “A remarkable first novel by a brilliant young writer.” David Adams Richards 1949: Milne Lowell, a Canadian writer, moves to London from Montreal to edit a magazine dedicated to cultural freedom. His colleagues include Marguerite Allard, a French-Canadian anarchist, Eric Felmore, an American novelist, and Carson Ward, a British poet. Initially, the group is… Read more »

THE GREAT ABSQUATULATOR by Frank Mackey with a Foreword by Webster

THE GREAT ABSQUATULATOR

“Alfred Thomas Wood’s life reads like a cross between the scams and impersonations of Catch me if you can and the tribulations of Forrest Gump.” Webster on the Absquatulator One hundred years before the Hollywood film The Great Impostor, Alfred Thomas Wood roved through the momentous mid-19th century events, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to New… Read more »

Serving Life, A Nurse Linton, Det. Bellechasse Mystery Novel by Richard King

SERVING LIFE

In Serving Life, a mysterious doctor is wandering the halls of the Emergency Department of the Gursky Memorial Hospital, providing medication to patients suffering from dementia. Annie is suspicious of his motives and is determined to identify the man. Her search kicks into high gear when some of the dementia patients die unexpectedly. Gilles is… Read more »

Montreal and the Bomb

Free Shipping in North America WINNER OF THE HUBERT REEVES 2021 AWARD FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATORS It’s a story peopled by leading figures of modern nuclear physics, bold chemists, and scientists accused of spying. The one idea driving them is to master the atom, whatever the result may be. With war raging in Europe, the Allies… Read more »

Mussolini Also Did A Lot of Good

A 2019 Italian Bestseller “an antidote to all the nonsense still circulating about fascism…. Filippi is almost surgical in the way he reestablishes the context.” La Repubblica Book of the Month “In the existing climate, Francesco Filippi’s scalpel is of utmost importance” Le Monde “Francesco Filippi’s book is very timely and relevant … a lesson… Read more »