Spring Book Preview 2016

Check out the most exciting books hitting shelves in the first half of 2016, from Canada and beyond!


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A Cast of Falcons

Steve Burrows

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All the Single Ladies

Rebecca Traister

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A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent

Stuart Ross

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Beware That Girl

Teresa Toten

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Black Apple

Joan Crate

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Brown

Kamal Al-Solaylee

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Buoyancy Control

Adrienne Gruber

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Café Babanussa

Karen Hill

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Carpet Sweeper Tales

Julie Doucet

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Conjugation

Phil Hall

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Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Madeleine Thien

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Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell, Don’t Tell

Liane Shaw

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Flannery

Lisa Moore

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Harry and Walter

Kathy Stinson, illustrated by Qin Leng

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Hot Dog Taste Test

Lisa Hanawalt

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Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend

Alan Cumyn

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How Festive the Ambulance

Kim Fu

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Ice Diaries

Jean McNeil

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In-Between Days

Teva Harrison

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Kabungo

Rolli, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic

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Kay's Lucky Coin Variety

Ann Y.K. Choi

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LaRose

Louise Erdrich

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Leonard

William Shatner

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Let the Empire Down

Alexandra Oliver

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Life Without Nico

Andrea Maturana, illustrated by Francisco Javier Olea

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Little Dogs: New and Selected

Michael Crummey

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Lit Up

David Denby

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Malaika’s Costume

Nadia Hohn, illustrated by Irene Luxbacher

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Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus

Chester Brown

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Mexican Hooker #1

Carmen Aguirre

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Model Disciple

Michael Prior

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Modern Lovers

Emma Straub

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Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was

Sjón, translated by Victoria Cribb

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Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains

Yasuko Thanh

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Native

Sayed Kashua

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Nightfall

Richard B. Wright

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OCDaniel

Wesley King

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On the Shores of Darkness, There Is Light

Cordelia Strube

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Over-scheduled Andrew

Ashley Spires

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Poor Your Soul

Mira Ptacin

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Precious Cargo

Craig Davidson

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Principles To Live By

David Adams Richards

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Pumpkinflowers

Matti Friedman

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Red Star Tattoo

Sonja Larsen

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Saving Montgomery Sole

Mariko Tamaki

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Scribble

Ruth Ohi

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Seasons of Hope

James Bartleman

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Shanghai Grand

Taras Grescoe

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Shooter

Caroline Pignat

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Smoke

Dan Vyleta

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Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard

Jonathan Auxier

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The Angels’ Share

Garfield Ellis

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The Crooked Heart of Mercy

Billie Livingston

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The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim

Shane Peacock

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The End of Protest

Micah White

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The Envelope Manufacturer

Chris Oliveros

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The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee

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The Happy Marriage

Tahar Ben Jelloun, translated by André Naffis-Sahely

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The High Mountains of Portugal

Yann Martel

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The Illegal

Lawrence Hill

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The Little Red Chairs

Edna O’Brien

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The Motorcyclist

George Elliott Clarke

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The Nameless City

Faith Erin Hicks

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The Naturalist

Alissa York

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The Nest

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

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The Night Gardener

Terry Fan & Eric Fan

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The Noise of Time

Julian Barnes

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The Piano Maker

Kurt Palka

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The Red Files

Lisa Bird-Wilson

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The Stone Thrower

Jael Ealey Richardson, illustrated by Matt James

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The Storm

Akiko Miyakoshi

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The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel

Katherine Govier

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The Translation of Love

Lynne Kutsukake

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The White Cat and the Monk

Jo Ellen Bogart, illustrated by Sydney Smith

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This is Not My Life

Diane Schoemperlen

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Tuesday Nights in 1980

Molly Prentiss

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Until We Are Free

Shirin Ebadi

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Waiting Room

Jennifer Zilm

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What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Helen Oyeyemi

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Whelmed

Nicole Markotić

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When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

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Why Save the Bankers?

Thomas Piketty, translated by Seth Ackerman

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Yiddish for Pirates

Gary Barwin

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Zero K

Don DeLillo

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