Navigating the mysteries of the heart, The Look Book offers a road map for every stage of love with the best in fiction and nonfiction from across the Spring 2017 Simon & Schuster Canada list.
Travel to Verona, Italy, where one man embarks on a quest to find true love. Learn the practical tips and advice to find and maintain a thriving relationship from a psychiatrist and his comedy-writing daughter (don’t worry—they’re funny). Let yourself be whisked away to 1755 Acadia where a looming war threatens to tear a young couple apart. Read about one woman’s profound journey through grief and loss to a place of renewal and hope as she remembers the greatest love of her life.
With chapter excerpts from the following Spring 2017 new releases:
Juliet’s Answer: One Man’s Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak, by Glenn Dixon
F*ck Love: One Shrink’s Sensible Advice for Finding a Lasting Relationship, by Michael I. Bennett, MD, and Sarah Bennett
Promises to Keep, by Genevieve Graham
Where I Live Now: A Journey through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope, by Sharon Butala
We hope your heart finds what it needs.
The team at Simon & Schuster Canada
About the authors
An author, musician and documentary film maker, Glenn Dixon has traveled through more than seventy-five countries and written for National Geographic, the New York Post, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, and Psychology Today. He holds an M.A. in socio-linguistics and his second book, Tripping the World Fantastic, was shortlisted for the W.O. Mitchell award. A high-school English teacher for twenty years, he has left that to become a full-time writer. He lives in Calgary with his girlfriend. Visit him at GlennDixon.ca or follow him on Twitter @Glenn_Dixon.
Dr. Michael I. Bennett, educated at both Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, is a board-certified psychiatrist, Canadian, and Red Sox fan. While he’s worked in every aspect of his field, from hospital administration to managed care, his major interest is his private practice that he’s been running for almost thirty years. The author of F*ck Feelings, with his daughter Sarah Bennett, he lives with his wife in Boston and New Hampshire.
Sarah Bennett has written for magazines, the Internet, television, and books. She also spent two years writing for a monthly sketch comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. When not living by her philosophy of “will write for food,” Sarah walks her dog, watches Red Sox games, and avoids eye contact with other humans. Somehow, she lives in New Hampshire and works in New York. F*ck Feelings, written with her father Dr. Michael I. Bennett, is her first book.
Genevieve Graham graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in music in 1986 and began writing in 2007. She is passionate about breathing life back into history through tales of love and adventure and loves the challenge of re-living Canadian history in particular. Her previous novel, Tides of Honour, was a Globe and Mail bestseller. When Graham is not writing, she can be found relaxing with her husband and two grown daughters, teaching piano to children in the community, or tending the garden along with a friendly flock of heritage chickens. She lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit her at GenevieveGraham.com.
Sharon Butala is the author of nineteen books of fiction and nonfiction, numerous essays and articles, some poetry and five produced plays. She published her first novel in 1984, Country Of The Heart, which was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, followed closely by a collection of short stories, Queen of the Headaches. She was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught English in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. She eventually returned to Saskatoon, before moving near Eastend, Saskatchewan, to live on her husband, Peter Butala’s ranch. Sharon’s books have been on the Canadian bestseller lists, including her memoir, The Perfection Of The Morning, which reached #1 in July 1994 and remained on the list for over a year. Most recently, Wild Rose was also on the bestseller lists. Sharon has read all over Canada and in the United States as well as in Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. She has been a guest at nearly every literary festival in Canada and some US festivals, as well as teaching literally dozens of writing workshops. Sharon has been a guest at the “Geography of Hope” conference on Wallace Stegner, at Point Reyes Station, California. She has also been a guest speaker at Speak to the Wild: a multi-disciplinary gathering dedicated to the politics and poetics of wilderness, at Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC. She is also in demand as a lecturer, having spoken recently at the Edmonton Jung Forum, the Banff Centre for the Arts Book Discussion Weekend, the “Books ‘n’ Brunch” series in Toronto, the UBC and Hollyhock’s “Summer Speakers’ Series” in Vancouver, the Vancouver Institute, and was a keynote speaker at the narratology conference at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, among other engagements. Sharon has also been a keynote speaker at the International Grasslands conference and delivered the inaugural annual lecture at University of Saskatchewan Creative Writing program.
Other titles by Glenn Dixon
Other titles by Michael Bennett
Other titles by Sarah Bennett
Other titles by Genevieve Graham
Other titles by Sharon Butala
This Strange Visible Air
Essays on Aging and the Writing Life
Season of Fury and Wonder
Where I Live Now
A Journey through Love and Loss to Healing and Hope
An Anthology of Essays
The Metric System
Dinner On The Edge Of The City