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Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius

 

By Rakim

Hardcover: pr3099575

Pub Date: Sep 2019


The musician and Hip Hop legend—hailed as “the greatest MC of all time” and compared to Thelonious Monk—reimagines the writing handbook in this memoir and guide that incorporates the soulful genius, confidence, and creativity of a master artist.

Part memoir, part writing guide, Sweat the Technique offers insight into how Rakim thinks about words, music, writing, and rhyming as it teaches writers of all levels how to hone their craft. It is also a rare glimpse into Rakim’s private life, full of entertaining personal stories from his youth on Long Island growing up in a home and community filled with musiciansto the clubs of New York and the studios of Los Angeles during his rise to the top of popular music. Rakim celebrates the influences that shaped his development, including the jazz music of John Coltrane and the spirituality of the streets, and shares anecdotes spotlighting personalities such as L. L. Cool J. and Dr. Dre, among others.

Print Run: 100,000


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Antoni in the Kitchen

 

By Antoni Porowski

Hardcover: pr3124165

Pub Date: Sep 2019


Antoni Porowski, the food and wine guru on Netflix's sensation Queer Eye, meets people where they live—literally. With appealing vulnerability, he shows cooks of all levels how to become more confident and casual in the kitchen. The verve and naturalness of his approach earned raves from Food & Wine and Bon Appétit to GQ and the New York Times, which noted his dishes prove that “sometimes simple is anything but simplistic.”

Some of the recipes in this book are weeknight healthyish meals, while others are perfect for off-the-cuff entertaining. Visual stunners, they’re often composed of fewer than five ingredients. Whether Bastardized Easy Ramen; Malaysian Chili Shrimp; Roasted Carrots with Carrot-Top Pesto; or Salty Lemon Squares, all can be carried off with panache, even by beginners.    

Porowski was born in Montreal, QC.

Print Run: 100,000

The Russia Account

By Stephen Coonts

Hardcover: pr2585689
Audio CD: pr3104591

Pub Date: Aug 2019

PREVIOUS BOOK IN SERIES: THE ARMAGEDDON FILE, ISBN 9781621576594.

Stephen Coonts’ newest novel The Russia Account pits CIA officer Tommy Carmellini against a murderous, international financial conspiracy that leaves a trail of death and corruption, extending from a small bank in Estonia, to the highest reaches of the Kremlin, to the halls of the Congress, and perhaps even to the CIA itself -- putting Admiral Jake Grafton, the head of the CIA, in the crosshairs of an assassin... 

I Am Perfectly Designed

 

By Karamo Brown / Illus. by Anoosha Syed

Hardcover: pr5070588

Pub Date: Nov 2019


I Am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo Brown, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit series Queer Eye, and Jason Brown - featuring illustrations by Anoosha Syed.

In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.

Ages 4 to 8

Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals

By Ken Follett

Hardcover: pr5201895

Pub Date: Oct 2019


In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world—the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett's most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth.

Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.

Whisper Network: A Novel

 

By Chandler Baker

Hardcover: pr3130963
Paperback: pr4863682
Audio CD: pr3131183

Pub Date: Jul 2019


“Exciting and sprinkled with razor-sharp insights about what it is to be a woman today, Whisper Network is a witty and timely story that will make you cheer for sisterhood.”—Liv Constantine, USA Today bestselling author of The Last Mrs. Parrish

“If only you’d listened to us, none of this would have happened.”

Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita have worked at Truviv, Inc. for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge. 

But the world has changed, and the women are watching this promotion differently. This time, when they find out Ames is making an inappropriate move on a colleague, they aren’t willing to let it go. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough. 

Sloane and her colleagues’ decision to take a stand sets in motion a catastrophic shift in the office. Lies will be uncovered. Secrets will be exposed. And not everyone will survive. All of their lives—as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries—will change dramatically as a result. 


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We the Champs: The Toronto Raptors' Historic Run to the 2019 NBA Title

By Alex Wong, Sean Woodley & Jack Armstrong

Paperback: pr5073367

Pub Date: Jun 2019


This commemorative book on the 2019 NBA champions provides a visual look at the winning team's road to championship glory. Through unique words and images, this celebratory book takes readers from the opening games in November through the 2018-19 NBA season and exciting playoffs. Including full colour photographs and profiles of star players and the head coach, this keepsake book is an essential part of any fan's collection.

Alex Wong lives in Toronto, ON, and Sean Woodley lives in Hamilton, ON.
 

Thea Stilton: Mouseford Academy: A Fashionable Mystery

 

By Thea Stilton

Paperback: pr2693019

Pub Date: Sep 2019


SERIES: THEA STILTON: MOUSEFORD ACADEMY - BOOK 8 (SEQUEL TO: MICE TAKE THE STAGE, ISBN 9780545870955)


Anna Winmouse, the fabumouse editor-in-chief of Cosmouse magazine, is renting Cheddarton House, a cottage that overlooks Whale Island's Seashell Beach. She's trying to get away from the media for a while, but it hasn't been easy. Can the Thea Sisters help her keep her visit to Whale Island a secret?

Ages 7 to 10

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