In the July/August issue of Q&Q, Canadian booksellers reveal some of their top picks for fall 2011:
“Garry Ryan’s Malabarista (NeWest Press, $18.95 pa., Sept.) is the fifth book in his award-winning Detective Lane series, and its most revealing tale. We love Garry’s books as they are set in Calgary. In fact, Pages was a location in his last mystery.” “ Simone Lee, Pages Books on Kensington, Calgary
“It looks like a wonderful fall with new work from Canada Reads runner-up Ami McKay’s The Virgin Cure (Knopf Canada, $29.95, cl., Oct.) and Words Worth favourite Marina Endicott’s new novel, The Little Shadows (Doubleday Canada, $32.95 cl., Sept.).” “ David Worsley, Words Worth Books, Waterloo, Ontario
“We probably sell more copies of The New Yorker than anywhere in Ontario. We have quite a big following for the magazine, so it will be interesting to see what Adam Gopnik does with Winter: Five Windows on the Season (Anansi, $22.95 pa., Oct.), his Massey Lecture about artists’ representation of winter.” “ Hannah Minett, The Bookshelf, Guelph, Ontario
“We’ve had success with the line of paperback fiction from Europa Editions. Laurence Cossé, whose A Novel Bookstore did well last year, is coming out with An Accident ($17.50 pa., Aug.). The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, another Europa paperback, was huge for us, so we have high expectations.” “ Jessica Walker, Munro’s Books, Victoria
“Vicki Grant’s new novel, Betsy Wickwire’s Dirty Secret (HarperCollins Canada, $11.99 pa., Aug.) will undoubtedly offer intriguing reflections on life and love, enticingly delivered with Grant’s trademark wit and humour.
“ Lisa Doucet, Woozles Children’s Bookstore, Halifax