The Look Book

Fall 2017 Sampler

The Look Book

The Look Book offers a sample of groundbreaking and exciting new books on the Fall 2017 Simon & Schuster Canada list.

Dip into the latest masterwork from the winner of Canada’s top fiction prize. Hear stories from Canada’s courageous veterans. Consider the future of our country with an investigation into the oil sands and a look at the risks Canadians face in the wake of Brexit and Donald Trump. And because it’s not Fall in Canada without talking hockey, curl up with a book about our country’s most notable sports team.

With chapter excerpts from the following Fall 2017 new releases:

The Shoe on the Roof, by Will Ferguson
Everyday Heroes: Inspirational Stories from Men and Women in the Canadian Armed Forces, by Jody Mitic
The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands, by Chris Turner
Could It Happen Here? Canada in the Age of Trump and Brexit, by Michael Adams
Young Leafs: The Making of a New Hockey History, by Gare Joyce

Look back, look around, and look forward.

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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 50 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781501189678 | 
  • September 2017
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Michael Adams
Michael Adams

Michael Adams

Michael Adams is the founding president of the Environics group of research and communications consulting companies, and the author of six books on public attitudes and social values in Canada and the United States. He is a respected commentator on public affairs and the founder of the Environics Institute, a nonprofit organization that works collaboratively to conduct relevant and original research on issues of public importance in Canada. His most popular book to date, Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values, won the Donner Prize for best book on Canadian public policy in 2004 and was named by the Literary Review of Canada as one of the 100 most important books ever published in Canada.

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Chris Turner
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Chris Turner

Chris Turner is an award-winning author and one of Canada’s leading voices on climate change solutions and the global energy transition. His bestsellers The Leap and The Geography of Hope were both National Business Book Award finalists. His feature writing has earned nine National Magazine Awards. He lives in Calgary with his wife, Ashley Bristowe, and their two children. Visit him at ChrisTurnerWorks.com.

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Jody Mitic
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Jody Mitic

Jody Mitic is a twenty-year Canadian Armed Forces veteran and Sniper Team Leader. A sought-after motivational speaker, he is a respected advocate for wounded veterans, people with disabilities, and amputees. His memoir, Unflinching: The Making of a Canadian Sniper, is a perennial bestseller. He founded the Never Quit Foundation and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Won with One, an organization devoted to helping physically challenged athletes realize their dreams. He currently serves on Ottawa City Council. Follow him on Twitter @JODYMITIC.

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Will Ferguson
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Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson is the author of four novels, including 419, which won the Scotiabank Giller Prize. A three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, he has been nominated for both a Commonwealth Prize and an IMPAC Dublin Award. The Shoe on the Roof is his most recent novel. Will Ferguson lives in Calgary. Visit him at WillFerguson.ca.

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Gare Joyce
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Gare Joyce

Gare Joyce has written about sports for over thirty years, winning four National Magazine Awards and landing on The Best American Sports Writing notable list seven times. Joyce is the author of eleven books, including Sidney Crosby: Taking the Game by Storm and The Devil and Bobby Hull. He is a senior writer with Sportsnet and was previously a hockey columnist for The Globe and Mail and a staff feature writer for ESPN The Magazine and espn.com. Joyce lives in Toronto, seven subway stops from the Air Canada Centre. Connect with him on Twitter @GareJoyceNHL.

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