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Last-minute gift ideas: indie booksellers hand-pick more fiction

Every fall, independent booksellers and publishers work together to promote a range of new titles published in Canada and internationally. Books for Everybody is a hand-picked selection of books for all interests, including young readers. Here are some highlights from the catalogues that provide great last-minute ideas for gifts and stocking stuffers.


The Art of Baking Blind
Sarah Vaughan

Five amateur bakers compete in a competition to create the most exquisite pastries, biscuits and cakes and discover that the vision of perfect domesticity they aspire to may not be the whole truth.
$22.99 pa, 400 pp. 978-1-4447-9223-2


Chloe Sparrow
Lesley Crewe
(Nimbus Publishing)

Accident-prone Chloe Sparrow is the producer of “The Single Guy,” a popular new reality television series. Her family, and her professional and love lives all collide in this touching read.
$19.95 pa, 288 pp. 978-1-771081-58-0


It Started With Paris
Cathy Kelly

With warmth and insight, bestseller Cathy Kelly weaves a delightful tale from a once-in-a-lifetime moment, drawing together a terrific cast of characters who feel like old friends.
$22.99 pa, 320 pp. 978-1-40915-360-3


C.C. Humphreys
(Doubleday Canada)

London, 1665. The Plague is back. Thousands are dying, thousands more forcibly confined to their houses, the red crosses painted on their doors announcing the sickness within. Yet pestilence is not the only killer loose on the streets in this undeniably infectious read.
$24.95 pa, 384 pp. 978-0-385-67992-3


The Sunrise
Victoria Hislop

A military coup provokes Turkey to invade Cyprus. The Sunrise Hotel, and the Vassilious and Kazim families are caught in the crossfire.
$22.99 pa, 352 pp. 978-0-7553-7779-4


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Frances Itani
(HarperCollins Canada) )

The author of the award-winning sensation Deafening returns with an extraordinary novel about the secrets of the family of a young soldier coming back from World War I.
$32.99 cl, 336 pp. 978-1-44-340692-5

Find participating bookstores in your community here or at http://www.findabookstore.ca/.