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Loan Stars: Librarians pick their favourite upcoming October titles

Each month, Canadian library staff vote for their most-anticipated upcoming books, via BookNet Canada’s Loan Stars readers-advisory program and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council.

  • Cure for Hate: A Former White Supremacist’s Journey from Violent Extremism to Radical Compassion, Tony McAleer (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • The Body: A Guide for Occupants, Bill Bryson (Doubleday Canada)
  • If You Give a Pig the White House: A Parody, Faye Kanouse (St. Martin’s Press/Raincoast Books)
  • Grand Union, Zadie Smith (Penguin Canada)
  • The Forest City Killer: A Serial Murderer, a Cold-Case Sleuth, and a Search for Justice, Vanessa Brown (ECW Press)
  • Press Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery, Rachel Autumn Deering, ed. (Titan Books/Penguin Random House Canada)
  • So You’re a Little Sad, So What?: Nice Things to Say to Yourself on Bad Days and Other Essays, Alicia Tobin (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Radiant Voices: 21 Feminist Essays for Rising Up Inspired by EMMA Talks, Carla Bergman (TouchWood Editions)
  • Do You Mind If I Cancel?: (Things That Still Annoy Me), Gary Janetti (Flatiron Books/Raincoast)
  • Before and After: The Incredible Real-Life Stories of Orphans Who Survived the Tennessee Children’s Home Society, Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate (Ballantine/PRHC)

Visit LoanStars.ca for more book recommendations and information about how publishers and library staff can get involved.