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From the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast, host Roman Mars and co-author Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, this book will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them. Print run 100,000.
Born Archibald Leach in 1904, he came to America as a teenaged acrobat to find fame and fortune, but he was always haunted by his past. Despite a remarkable degree of success, Cary Grant remained deeply conflicted about his past, his present, his basic identity, and even the public that worshipped him in movies. Drawing on Grant's own papers, extensive archival research, and interviews with family and friends, film historian Scott Eyman has written the definitive biography of Hollywood legend Cary Grant. Print run 100,000.
Cameron, W. Bruce.
The holidays are swiftly approaching when the Goss family suddenly faces a life-or-death crisis. Setting their differences aside to come together to weather the storm is easier said than done, and the last thing the family needs right now is to add a little lost puppy into mix. Print run 300,000.
In 1958, amongst the children born with spina bifida is Riva Lehrer. Enduring countless medical interventions, Riva tries her best to be a good girl and a good patient in the quest to be cured. Everything changes when, as an adult, Riva is invited to join a group of artists, writers, and performers who are building Disability Culture. Emboldened, Riva asks if she can paint their portraits - inventing an intimate and collaborative process that will transform the way she sees herself, others, and the world. Print run 30,000.
This book is a collection of 100 mouthwatering recipes to prevent and reverse heart disease. From healthy versions of well-known classics to more adventurous dishes to spice up your weeknight menu, this cookbook includes recipes such as kale Caesar salad, roast turkey with cranberry sauce, and decadent brownies. Each recipe includes prep and cook times, symbols for special dietary requirements, and a nutritional chart to help readers track their intake. Features a comprehensive introduction with heart-healthy information, strategies for meal planning, and tips for healthy cooking. Print run 4,000.
Award-winning author, scholar, and educator Elin Kelsey reveals the collateral damage of despair - from young people who honestly believe they have no future to the link between climate anxiety and hyper-consumerism - and argues that the catastrophic environmental news that dominates the media tells only part of the story. She shows how we can build on positive trends and harness all our emotions about the changing environment into effective personal and political action. Residence: Victoria, B.C.
Veteran fashion journalist Elizabeth Holmes expands her popular Instagram Stories series, "So Many Thoughts," into a nuanced look at the style, branding, and positioning of the four most influential contemporary British Royals: Queen Elizabeth II; Diana, Princess of Wales; Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. With one section devoted to each woman, this book pairs hundreds of photographs with extensive research to paint a vivid portrait of each woman's fashion preferences, messaging, and evolution. Print run 150,000.
In this incredible volume, renowned food writer Julia Turshen and Somali chef Hawa Hassan present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (or grandmothers) from eight African nations. Most notably, these eight countries are at the backbone of the spice trade, many of them exporters of things like pepper and vanilla. With evocative photography shot on location by Khadija Farah, and food photography by Jennifer May, In Bibi's Kitchen uses food to teach us all about families, war, loss, migration, refuge, and sanctuary. Print run 15,000.
Young doctor Barry Laverty and his wife Sue are anxiously awaiting their first child, but as the community itself prepares to welcome a new decade, the closing months of 1969 bring more than a televised moon landing. While Barry and Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly and their fellow physicians deal with everything from brain surgery to a tractor accident to a difficult pregnancy, there's still time to share the comforting joys and pleasures of this very special place: fly-fishing, boat races, and even the town's very first talent competition. Residence: Saltspring Island, B.C. Print run 75,000.
Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson's a black day care teacher, and they've been together for a few years - good years - but now they're not sure why they're still a couple. On Mike's trip home to Japan to say goodbye to his dying father, he undergoes an extraordinary transformation. Back home, Benson begins to realize he might just know what he wants out of life and have the goods to get it. Both men will change in ways that will either make them stronger together, or fracture everything they've ever known. Author of "Lot." Print run 75,000.
Mike and Stephanie Le, iamafoodblog Instagrammers, have created a 75-recipe celebration of the myriad pleasures of noodles. Inspired by the noodle- and macaroni-crazed cuisines of Asia, Italy, and the North American melting pot, they dish up high-impact, soulful, slurpable flavour with minimal fuss. Includes how to upgrade instant noodles to make them shine, recipes for making noodles from scratch, notes on essential ingredients, and noodle etiquette, including how to use a ramen vending machine in Japan. Residence: Vancouver, B.C. Print run 35,000.
What happened in Paradise? At last all will be revealed about the secrets and lies that led Irene and her sons to St. John - and to new lives that transformed them all. Print run 250,000.
After prom, eighteen-year-old Tommy Baxter begins seriously thinking about asking Annalee Miller to marry him but she hasn't been feeling well. Days later, tests reveal the unthinkable. While his girlfriend begins the fight of her life, Tommy is driven to learn more about the circumstances surrounding his birth - and the grandfather he never knew. Realizations come to light that rock Tommy's world. Print run 200,000.
Comprising twenty-five chapters to mark the Toronto Raptors' twenty-five years, sports report Doug Smith celebrates the biggest moments of the quarter-century - from Vince Carter's amazing display at the dunk competition to the play-off runs, the major trades, the Raptors' incredible fans, to the championship-clinching Game 6 that brought the whole country to a standstill. Residence: Toronto, ON. Print run 75,000.