The Look Book offers a sample of groundbreaking and exciting new books on the Fall 2017 Simon & Schuster Canada list.
Dip into the latest masterwork from the winner of Canada’s top fiction prize. Hear stories from Canada’s courageous veterans. Consider the future of our country with an investigation into the oil sands and a look at the risks Canadians face in the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump. And because it’s not Fall in Canada without talking hockey, curl up with a book about our country’s most notable sports team.
With chapter excerpts from the following Fall 2017 new releases:
The Shoe on the Roof, by Will Ferguson
Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces, by Jody Mitic
The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands, by Chris Turner
Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit, by Michael Adams
Young Leafs: The Making of a New Hockey History, by Gare Joyce
Look back, look around, and look forward.
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About the authors
Michael Adams is the founding president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies, and the author of six books on public attitudes and social values in Canada and the United States. He is a respected commentator on public affairs and the founder of the Environics Institute, a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively to conduct relevant and original research on issues of public importance in Canada. His most popular book to date, Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values, won the Donner Prize for best book on Canadian public policy in 2004 and was named by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the 100 most important books ever published in Canada.
Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading writers and speakers on sustainability and the global cleantech industry. He is also the author of the bestseller The Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need (Random House), a Globe & Mail Best Book of the Year and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction, the Alberta Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the National Business Book Award. Turner’s first book was the international bestseller Planet Simpson: How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation. His feature writing has earned seven National Magazine Awards. He lives in Calgary with his wife, the photographer Ashley Bristowe, and their two children. Connect with him on Twitter @TheTurner.
Jody Mitic is a twenty-year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader. A sought-after motivational speaker, he is a respected advocate for wounded veterans, people with disabilities, and amputees. He founded the Never Quit Foundation and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Won with One, an organization devoted to helping physically challenged athletes realize their dreams. He currently serves on Ottawa City Council. Jody lives in Ottawa with his wife, Alannah, and two daughters, Aylah and Kierah. Currently, Jody is soliciting stories from Canadian veterans and active military personnel for a new book. If you have a story to share, visit CanadianSoldierStories.ca for more information on how to submit. Find Jody Mitic on Facebook and @JODYMITIC on Twitter.
Travel writer and novelist Will Ferguson is the author of several award-winning memoirs, including Beyond Belfast, about a 560-mile walk across Northern Ireland in the rain; Hitching Rides with Buddha, about an end-to-end journey across Japan by thumb; and most recently the humour collection Canadian Pie, which includes his travels from Yukon to PEI.
Ferguson's novels include Happiness™, a satire set in the world of self-help publishing, and Spanish Fly, a coming-of-age tale of con men and call girls set amid the jazz clubs of the Great Depression. His work, which has been published in more than twenty languages around the world, has been nominated for both an IMPAC Dublin Award and a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and he is a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal.
Gare Joyce has written about sports for over thirty years, winning four National Magazine Awards and landing on The Best American Sports Writing notable list seven times. Joyce is the author of eleven books, including Sidney Crosby: Taking the Game by Storm and The Devil And Bobby Hull. He is a senior writer with Sportsnet and was previously a hockey columnist for The Globe and Mail and a staff feature writer for ESPN The Magazine and espn.com. Joyce lives in Toronto, seven subway stops from the Air Canada Centre.
Excerpt: The Look Book: Fall 2017 Sampler (by (author) Michael Adams, Chris Turner, Jody Mitic, Will Ferguson & Gare Joyce)
Other titles by Michael Adams
Could It Happen Here?
Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit
Fire and Ice
The United States Canada And The Myth Of Converging Values
The Surprising Triumph Of Canadian Multiculturalism
Sex in the Snow
The Surprising Revolution In Canadian Social Values
Better Happy Than Rich
Canadians, Money And The Meaning Of Life
Other titles by Chris Turner
The Future Of Energy
How to Be a Climate Optimist
Blueprints for a Better World
The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands
How to Breathe Underwater
Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change
The War On Science
Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper's Canada
How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy
Tales of Other Worlds
How a Cartoon Masterpiece Documented an Era and Defined a Generation
The Geography of Hope
A Tour of the World We Need
Other titles by Jody Mitic
Other titles by Will Ferguson
Other titles by Gare Joyce
How to Succeed in Sportswriting (Without Really Trying)
Previously Unprintable Notes from a Life Wasted in the Back Row of the Press Box
Every Spring a Parade Down Bay Street
An Eyewitness Account of The Toronto Maple Leafs’ 45 Straight Stanley Cups
How Sidney Crosby Became the Best Player in Hockey's Greatest Era and Changed the Game Forever
The Making of a New Hockey History
The Devil And Bobby Hull
How Hockey's Original Million-Dollar Man Became the Game's Lost Legend
The Ovechkin Project
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hockey's Most Dangerous Player
The Black Ace
A Brad Shade Thriller
Thirty Years Of Going For Gold At The World Juniors
King of the Racetrack