The Look Book

Spring 2018 Sampler

The Look Book

Escape the cold winter and look ahead to all that the spring has to offer with The Look Book, featuring samples from just a few of the highly anticipated fiction and nonfiction titles on Simon & Schuster Canada’s Spring 2018 list.

This season’s sampler offers an array of options. Spend a summer in an inn on the idyllic St. Lawrence River meeting the innkeepers, their granddaughter, and the boy she has always loved. Laugh out loud with a memoir about one woman’s journey to recovery after a debilitating diagnosis turned her life upside down. Try the startlingly inventive and evocative short stories from a Governor General’s Literary Awards finalist. Travel to Castle Deverill, nestled in the rolling Irish hills, and lose yourself in an epic tale of secrets, and the enduring bond between three women and a castle they will never forget. Dig into an entrancing new novel of love, war, and historical intrigue set in 1750s New York, where a doomed romance becomes a local legend. And finally, experience the poignant story of a young Nova Scotian couple caught on opposite sides of the Second World War.

With chapter excerpts from:

Things to Do When It’s Raining, by Marissa Stapley
Walk It Off: The True and Hilarious Story of How I Learned to Stand, Walk, Pee, Run, and Have Sex Again After a Nightmarish Diagnosis Turned My Awesome Life Upside Down, by Ruth Marshall
When We Were Birds, by Maria Mutch
Songs of Love and War, by Santa Montefiore
Bellewether, by Susanna Kearsley
Come from Away, by Genevieve Graham

Happy Reading!
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  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 50 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781501195297 | 
  • January 2018


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More Books from this Author

Walk It Off
A Desperate Fortune
The Firebird
Promises to Keep
The Look Book
Tides of Honour
Things to Do When It's Raining
Mating for Life
Daughters of Castle Deverill
Songs of Love and War
The Royal Rabbits of London
The Last Secret of the Deverills

About the Authors

Ruth Marshall
Photograph by Maria Ricossa

Ruth Marshall

Ruth Marshall, an actress for over twenty years, is possibly best known for her roles in Degrassi: The Next Generation—as Clare’s mom—and for playing Billy Ray Cyrus’s boss on Doc. These days, she confines her acting to voice-over work. Ruth lives with her husband and two sons in Toronto. Walk It Off is her first book. Visit or follow her on Instagram @ruthmarshallwrites.


Maria Mutch
Photograph by Robin Wilson

Maria Mutch

Maria Mutch is a Canadian writer whose memoir, Know the Night, was a finalist for both the Governor General’s Literary Awards and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and was listed in The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 and MacLean’s Best Reads. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Malahat Review, and Poets & Writers. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two sons. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @maria_mutch.

Susanna Kearsley
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Susanna Kearsley

A former museum curator, Susanna Kearsley brings her passion for research and travel to her novels, weaving modern-day and historical intrigue. She won the prestigious Catherine Cookson Fiction Award for her novel Mariana, the 2010 Romantic Times Book Review’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction novel for The Winter Sea, was shortlisted for a 2012 RITA Award for The Rose Garden, and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada for Every Secret Thing. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @SusannaKearsley.

Genevieve Graham
Photograph (c) Janice Bray

Genevieve Graham

Genevieve Graham is the bestselling author of Tides of Honour and Promises to Keep. She is passionate about breathing life back into Canadian history through tales of love and adventure. She lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit her at or on Twitter @GenGrahamAuthor.

Marissa Stapley
(c) Eugene Choi

Marissa Stapley

Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of Mating for Life, is a newspaper journalist and a National Magazine Award–nominated magazine writer. She writes a commercial fiction review column, Shelf Love, for The Globe and Mail. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @MarissaStapley.

Santa Montefiore
Photograph by Elaine Fattal

Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore's books have been translated into twenty languages and have sold more than four million copies in England and Europe. She is married to writer Simon Sebag Montefiore. They live with their two children, Lily and Sasha, in London. Visit her at