Higgins Hockey Fantasy Index, by Rob
Higgins. Fantasy indexes are common in the
U.S. (particularly for baseball and football),
but there hasn’t been a solid hockey fantasy
index book until now. The book is a gold
mine for stats freaks, hockey fanatics and
fantasy league players. It’s the key to unlocking hidden value and avoiding the pitfalls that
can lead to having a losing team in any
hockey fantasy league. Higgins goes beyond
the stats by providing a solid analysis of all
players and teams. (September 14)
Beginnings, by Anne Geddes. Coinciding
with an upcoming documentary, this book
finds Geddes presenting the simple and elegant elements of nature as her fans have never
seen them before. Geddes reveals the intricate
beauty of birds’ nests, the delicacy of eggs and
the glorious colour hidden inside the tight,
unopened petals of a blossom before it blooms.
Then, she expands on her visual metaphor to
reveal surprising juxtapositions of beginnings
in floral and human forms. (October 10)
Beauty Rules, by Bobbi Brown. Makeup artist
extraordinaire Brown has put together the
definitive beauty book for teens and 20-some-
things. She includes tips on age-appropriate
makeup, style secrets and self-esteem boosters.
With stunning full-colour photos, she advises
on the best beauty products and tools for all
skin types, and she shares step-by-step techniques for getting the prettiest hair, eyes, lips and nails.
Canadian Railroad Trilogy, by
Gordon Lightfoot, illustrations by
Ian Wallace. In 1967 the CBC commissioned Gordon Lightfoot to write
a song for Canada’s centennial. This
new book brings Lightfoot’s song
“Canadian Railroad Trilogy” to life with page
after page of stunning illustrations. The book
also includes the song’s music and lyrics, a
brief history of the railroad and a note from
the illustrator, along with comments about the
illustrations. (September 18)
—Stephanie E. Ponder
Fall books: hockey, teen
beauty, photos and more
THIS ISSUE’S Buyer’s Pick, A Gate
at the Stairs, by Lorrie Moore, fol-
lows 20-year-old Tassie Keltjin as
she leaves her hometown to attend
college. She works as a nanny, and as
she becomes more involved with
her employers, her own family
feels more distant.
This is a beautifully writ-
ten novel about love, loss and
the harsh reality of becoming
an adult. The author has an
exceptionally astute psycho-
logical understanding of her
characters; they feel so real,
so sadly human to the reader.
The wry humour eases some of the
tension and anxiety as the drama
unfolds, but it remains a powerful,
emotionally charged lesson on life in
America in the 21st century.
A Gate at the Stairs is available in
most Costco warehouses.
From the #1 New York Times bestselling
author comes the story of a woman
with a dark past who must learn to trust
again and love again.
ON SALE 9/14
Beyond the mirror, the darkest fairy tales
come to life in the highly anticipated
new series from award-winning author
ON SALE 9/14
The irreverent, witty answers to all of life’s
most elusive questions from
the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting,
Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart.
ON SALE 9/21
New York’s most notorious crime
families launch a bloody war in the best
mob novel since The Godfather.
ON SALE 9/27
Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer Mickey
Haller are together again in the
latest gripping novel from #1 bestselling
author Michael Connelly.
ON SALE 10/5
One DC cop must confront the dark
side of national security—even if it
kills her, in the riveting Ne w York Times
bestseller from David Baldacci.
New in paperback 9/1
The unputdownable #1 New York Times
bestseller is James Patterson’s best
Alex Cross novel since Along Came a Spider.
New in paperback 10/1
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