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About The 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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About The Author

Photograph by Maria Ricossa

Ruth Marshall is a Canadian actor known for her TV roles in Flashpoint, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and Doc with Billy Ray Cyrus and for her voiceover work. Ruth lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario. Her first book, Walk It Off, was a national bestseller. Visit or follow her on Instagram @RuthMarshallWrites.

Photograph by Robin Wilson

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.

© Jacques du Toit

Susanna Kearsley is a New York Times, USA TODAY, and Globe and Mail bestselling author and former museum curator who loves restoring the lost voices of real people to the page, interweaving historical intrigue with modern suspense. Her books, published in translation in more than twenty countries, have won the Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards, a RITA Award, and National Readers’ Choice Awards, and have finaled for the UK’s Romantic Novel of the Year and the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. She lives near Toronto. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @SusannaKearsley.

Photograph (c) Janice Bray

Genevieve Graham is the bestselling author of Tides of Honour, Promises to Keep, and Come from Away. 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.

(c) Eugene Choi

Marissa Stapley is the author of the bestselling novel Mating for Life, and Things to Do When It's Raining, which has been published in nine countries and translated into seven languages. Her journalism has appeared in newspapers and magazines across North America. She lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @MarissaStapley.

Photograph by Elaine Fattal

Santa Montefiore’s books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages and have sold more than six 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

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 2018)
  • Length: 50 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781501195297

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