This November, look forward to haunting new releases by Canadian authors, gorgeous Christmas cookbooks by celebrity chefs, and must-read memoirs by iconic actors, sports stars and musicians. Pair a buzz-worthy book with a thoughtful gift from Indigo for the ultimate booklover’s bundle.
by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire
#ReadtheNorth – Canadian title
Chanie’s story is Canada’s story, told through a ten song album by Gord Downie and this graphic novel by illustrator Jeff Lemire. Chanie, misnamed Charlie by his teachers, was a young boy who died on October 22, 1966, walking the railroad tracks, trying to escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School to return home. An absolute must-read for every Canadian.
by Joseph Boyden
#ReadtheNorth – Canadian title; Heather’s Pick
An incredibly powerful retelling of Chanie Wenjack’s tragic tale by the acclaimed author of The Orenda. An Ojibwe boy runs away from a North Ontario Indian School. Too late, he realizes just how far away home is. Along the way he’s followed by Manitous, spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey back to the place he was so brutally removed from.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM: THE ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
by J.K Rowling
Fantasy and magic; young adult
Whether an existing fan of Harry Potter or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any film lover’s or reader’s bookshelf. J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. A feat of imagination and showcasing a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best!
SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY
by Anna Kendrick
The hotly anticipated collection of humorous autobiographical essays by the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of Up in the Air and Pitch Perfect. Anna Kendrick’s essays offer her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture.
by Zayn Malilk
The first and only official book from ZAYN. Gorgeously designed with hundreds of full-color photographs and ZAYN’s notes, drawings, song lyrics, and personal stories, the book captures ZAYN’s most private moments and his candid feelings on fame, success, music, and life. The next chapter of ZAYN’s evolution into global superstar, told by the artist who is living it.
NIGHT SCHOOL: A JACK REACHER NOVEL
by Lee Child
Discover the thriller series that The New York Times calls “utterly addictive.” From Langley to Hamburg, Jalalabad to Kiev, Night School moves like a bullet through a treacherous landscape of double crosses, faked identities, and new and terrible enemies, as Reacher maneuvers inside the game and outside the law.
by Wendel Clark
Sports memoir; #ReadtheNorth – Canadian title
Funny, fierce, and gritty, Bleeding Blue recounts every struggle and success of Wendel Clark’s rough-and-tumble journey to becoming one of hockey’s greatest heroes. As a young boy growing up in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, Wendel Clark never dreamed of an NHL career. But Wendel’s talent and love for the sport led him on a path that would take him away from his hometown to a new life. This is the story of a man who refused to say no, who wore his heart on his sleeve, and who would do anything to keep going, even when everything told him to quit.
by Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook is packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers. It’s everything you need for the best Christmas ever.