Summer’s almost over, but not to worry! We've got a bunch of new titles comin’ atcha this September, including a new addition to a bestselling mystery series, an array of fascinating memoirs, and hockey books galore!
New in Fiction
The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee
A literary novel inspired by crime fiction, The Conjoined follows a Vancouver social worker as she struggles to uncover her dead mother’s deeply buried secrets.
Sad Old Faggot by Sky Gilbert
A venture into the groundbreaking genre of autobiographical fiction, Sad Old Faggot delivers the funny, and sometimes embarrassing, story of a 62-year-old gay man who — despite his best intentions — cannot help but become a stereotype.
New in Mystery
Lament for Bonnie: A Collins-Burke Mystery by Anne Emery
The ninth book in Emery’s Collins-Burke Mystery series, this time influenced by the music and Gaelic culture of Cape Breton. This installment follows the famed Clan Donnie in light of their youngest member, twelve-year-old Bonnie MacDonald’s, strange disappearance.
Ruined Abbey: A Collins-Burke Mystery by Anne Emery
From the bullet-riddled bars of Belfast to an elegant English estate, Ruined Abbey combines a whodunit with a war story, love story, and historical fiction, while exploring the eternal question: what is fair in love and war? It all starts with a ruined abbey.
New in Sports
Fun and Games: My 40 Years Writing Sports by Dave Perkins
After 40 years of encountering a myriad of athletes, fans, team managers, and owners, Perkins recounts hysterical, revealing, and sometimes embarrassing personal stories from almost every sport and many major championships.
Heart of the Blackhawks: The Pierre Pilote Story by L. Waxy Gregoire, David M. Dupuis, and Pierre Pilote
Pilote takes us on a rich and unforgettable journey through his stunning hockey career — from the juniors to the Chicago Black Hawks and their quest for the Stanley Cup. His story explores his time with many hockey greats including Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Rocket Richard, Gordie Howe.
Hockey Abstract Presents... Stat Shot: The Ultimate Guide to Hockey Analytics by Rob Vollman with Tom Awad and Iain Fyffe
Rob Vollman is one of the new breed of hockey stat experts, and has been self-publishing his Hockey Abstract journal. Here is a fun and informative guide hockey fans can use to understand and enjoy what analytics says about team building and other elements of the sport.
Author Greg Oliver takes a peek into historical documents of the stars, from Wayne Gretzky to Lou Nanne to Elmer “Moose” Vasko. Culled from the archives of Allan Stitt, one of hockey’s leading collectors, the book offers up page after page of treats never before seen by hockey fans.
New in Memoir
Done Hunting: A Memoir by Martin Hunter
The final installment in Martin Hunter’s memoir trilogy details Hunter’s experiences as a magazine and radio journalist and his unsuccessful attempts to break into film and television as a scriptwriter. He also accounts his travels and encounters with high profile figures like Adrienne Clarkson and Bill Glassco.
Chasing Utopia: The Future of the Kibbutz in a Divided Israel draws readers into the quest for answers to the defining political conflict of our era. Offering an outsider perspective of a non-Jewish North American traveller, Leach brings the story of the kibbutz and Israel to-date after decades of change.
Far and Wide: Bring That Horizon to Me! by Neil Peart
This third volume in Peart’s illustrated travel series shares all-new tales that transport the reader across North America and through memories of 50 years of playing drums.
New in Science and Nature