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Winnipeg Free Press Bestsellers: Non-Fiction

Money Talks by Gail Vaz-Oxlade hit #1 on the Winnipeg Free Press paperback non-fiction bestseller list. Click or tap here to view the complete list.



Sold: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo to Atria Books

Fiction: General. Maybe in Another Life author Taylor Jenkins Reid's The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, about an aged reclusive movie star who summons a rookie journalist to tell her never-before-told life story, including her doomed marriages and forbidden love affairs, leading to a shocking and unforgivable confession that changes both women's lives forever, pitched as Beautiful Ruins meets The Husband's Secret, to Atria Books (World English).



Sold: 150 Years of Stats Canada! to Penguin Random House Canada

Non-fiction: Humor. Authors of Stats Canada and satiric Twitter phenomenon @Stats_Canada's 150 Years of Stats Canada!, their second book of parody poking fun at Canadian history, geography, culture and new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, for publication in 2017, Canada's 150th anniversary, to Penguin Random House Canada (Canada, excl. audio).



Sold: After I Do to ABC Family

Television rights: Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do, when a couple who can't figure out what went wrong in their marriage decide to take a year off from talking to each other in the hope of finding a way to fall in love again with one rule: absolutely no contact with each other, to ABC Family, for a half hour dramedy with Jenkins Reid adapting.



Sold: Definitions of Indefinable Things to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's

Fiction: Young Adult. 20-year-old Whitney Taylor's Definitions of Indefinable Things, a debut that follows three teens in a small town whose lives intersect in ways they never expected, teaching them that there are no one-size-fits-all definitions of depression, friendship, and love, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, in a pre-empt, for publication in Spring 2017 (World).



Sold: Wonder Women to Quirk Books

Non-fiction: Pop Culture. Geek culture journalist and author Sam Maggs' Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History, to Quirk Books (World).



Sold: The Temptation of Adam to Sky Pony Press

Fiction: Young Adult. Dave Connis's debut The Temptation of Adam, pitched as Don Jon meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Paper Towns, in which a sixteen-year-old boy struggles to beat a porn addiction with the help of his family, new friends, and a fellow addict, to Sky Pony Press (World).



Sold: Purely Pumpkin to Skyhorse Publishing

Non-fiction: Cooking. Taste Canada award winner and Whole Bowls author Allison Day's Purely Pumpkin: 70 Seasonal Recipes To Share, Savor and Warm Your Kitchen, an autumn-ingredient cookbook featuring pumpkin recipes for every meal including variations on a homemade pumpkin spice latte, to Skyhorse Publishing (World).



Sold: 50 Moments that Defined Major League Baseball to Rowman & Littlefield

Non-fiction: Sports. Baseball columnist and NCAA athletics administrator Rocco Constantino's 50 Moments that Defined Major League Baseball, with a foreword by MLB All-Star Jeff Montgomery, examining 50 landmark moments-both renowned and obscure-that have moved baseball from the Dead Ball Era, through World War II and on to the modern era, with insight from former pros that have played in each of the past seven decades, to Rowman & Littlefield (World English, excl. audio).



Sold: Motor City Shakedown to Harlequin Carina Press

Fiction: Thriller. Jonathan Watkins' first four books in the Bright and Fletcher legal thriller series, beginning with Motor City Shakedown, in which a lawyer struggling to get back in the game reluctantly agrees to team up with a young, freshly-minted attorney to uncover police corruption and track down a ruthless killer on the mean streets of Detroit while trying to resist their ever growing attraction to each other, to Harlequin Carina Press (World English, excl. audio).



Sold: One True Loves to Dreamscape Media

Audio rights: Fiction: Women's Fiction. Audio rights to One True Loves have been sold to Dreamscape Media by Simon & Schuster on behalf of author Taylor Jenkins Reid and P.S. Literary.



Sold: Motor City Shakedown to Dreamscape Media

Audio rights: Fiction: Thriller. Jonathan Watkins' first four books in the Bright and Fletcher legal thriller series, beginning with Motor City Shakedown, in which a lawyer struggling to get back in the game reluctantly agrees to team up with a young, freshly-minted attorney to uncover police corruption and track down a ruthless killer on the mean streets of Detroit while trying to resist their ever growing attraction to each other, to Dreamscape Media (World English).



Sold: Losing the Light to Brilliance Audio

Audio rights: Fiction: Women's Fiction. Audio rights to Losing the Light have been sold to Brilliance Audio by Simon & Schuster on behalf of author Andrea Dunlop and P.S. Literary.



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to Blackstone Audio

Audio rights: Non-fiction: Business. Audio rights to No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career have been sold to Blackstone Audio by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on behalf of author Larry Smith and P.S. Literary.



Sold: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy to Hors Collection

International rights: Non-fiction. French rights to The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks have been sold to Hors Collection by Quirk Books on behalf of author Sam Maggs and P.S. Literary.



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to Sinbad Press

International rights: Non-fiction. Korean rights to No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career have been sold to Sinbad Press by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on behalf of author Larry Smith and P.S. Literary.



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to CITIC Press

International rights: Non-fiction. Simplified Chinese rights to No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career have been sold to CITIC Press by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on behalf of author Larry Smith and P.S. Literary.



Sold: Number Two to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Memoir. Author of the national bestseller Anchorboy, Fox Sports Live co-host Jay Onrait's Number Two: More Short Tales from a Very Tall Man, a sophomore collection of humourous stories about his career in international sportscasting and the outlandish trouble he gets into, to HarperCollins Canada, in a pre-empt (Canada, English).



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to Nation Group Publishing

International rights: Non-fiction. Thai rights to No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career have been sold to Nation Group Publishing by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on behalf of author Larry Smith and P.S. Literary.



Sold: The Mentor Myth to Bibliomotion

Non-fiction: Business. Lean In Foundation platform partner, Young Presidents Organization board member, and CEO of Inspired HR Debby Carreau's The Mentor Myth: How to Take Control of Your Own Success, examining the mistaken approaches people take to get to the next level of success including relying on others rather than on themselves to create a path towards inspired living, to Bibliomotion (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Tornado Media Group

International rights: Fiction. Korean rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Tornado Media Group.



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to Urano

International rights: Non-fiction. Spanish rights to No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career have been sold to Urano by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on behalf of author Larry Smith and P.S. Literary.



Sold: The Secrets of Lake Road to Yabanci Yayinlari

International rights: Fiction. Turkish rights to Karen Katchur's The Secrets of Lake Road, to Yabanci Yayinlari.



Review: Taylor Jenkins Reid's Maybe in Another Life

Kirkus (starred review). "Reid's latest (After I Do, 2014, etc.) explores two parallel universes in which a young woman hopes to find her soul mate and change her life for the better. After ending an affair with a married man, Hannah Martin is reunited with her high school sweetheart, Ethan, at a bar in Los Angeles. Should she go home with her friends and catch up with him later, or should they stay out and have another drink? It doesn't seem like either decision would have earth-shattering consequences, but Reid has a knack for finding skeletons in unexpected closets. Two vastly different scenarios play out in alternating chapters: in one, Hannah and Ethan reconnect as if no time has passed; in the other, Hannah lands in the hospital alone after a freak accident that marks the first of many surprising plot twists. Hannah's best friend, Gabby, believes in soul mates, and though Hannah has trouble making decisions-even when picking a snack from a vending machine-she and Gabby discover how their belief systems can alter their world as much as their choices. "Believing in fate is like living on cruise control," Hannah says. What follows is a thoughtful analysis of free will versus fate in which Hannah finds that disasters can bring unexpected blessings, blessings can bring unexpected disasters, and that most people are willing to bring Hannah her favorite cinnamon rolls. "Because even when it looks like she's made a terrible mistake," Hannah's mother observes, "things will always work out for Hannah." The larger question becomes whether Hannah's choices will ultimately affect her happiness-and it's one that's answered on a hopeful note as Hannah tries to do the right thing in every situation she faces. Entertaining and unpredictable; Reid makes a compelling argument for happiness in every life." -- Copyright © Kirkus Media LLC. All rights reserved.



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to Penguin Random House UK

International rights: Non-fiction. UK & Commonwealth rights to No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career have been sold to Penguin Random House UK by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on behalf of author Larry Smith and P.S. Literary.



Sold: The Book of Letters to Goose Lane Editions

Non-fiction: Humor. Award-winning stand-up comedian and Canada's funniest debate moderator as host of CBC Radio One's The Debaters Steve Patterson's The Book of Letters, a collection of mischievous missives that tackles everything from asinine world ambassadors to overzealous minivan drivers as well as everyone (and everything) in between, to Goose Lane Editions (Canada, English).



Sold: The New Canadian Garden to Dundurn Press

Non-fiction: Gardening. Canada AM's gardening expert and bestselling author with over 500,000 books in print including A Greener Thumb, the bestselling gardening book in Canada ever, Mark Cullen's The New Canadian Garden, tackling the how-to's of gardening for a new generation of enthusiasts, to Dundurn Press (Canada, English).



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Non-fiction: Business. Based on his TEDx talk which has now generated more than 5 million views, University of Waterloo economics professor Larry Smith's No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career, a "tough-love" approach to finding and then chasing one's real passion in life, to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (World, excl. Canada).



Sold: No Fears, No Excuses to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Business. Based on his TEDx talk which has now generated more than 5 million views, University of Waterloo economics professor Larry Smith's No Fears, No Excuses: What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career, a "tough-love" approach to finding and then chasing one's real passion in life, to HarperCollins Canada (Canada).



Sold: I Can't Believe it's Not Better to Red Deer Press

Non-fiction: Humor. Monica Heisey's I Can't Believe it's Not Better: A Woman's Guide to Coping With Life, a how-to parody based on her She Does The City column The Grown Ass Woman's Guide, to Red Deer Press (World).



Sold: Money Talks to HarperCollins Canada

Non-fiction: Finance. Popular television host of Til Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron and #1 bestselling author of Debt-Free Forever and Money Rules, personal finance expert Gail Vaz-Oxlade's Money Talks: When to Say Yes and How to Say No, bringing the author's razor-sharp insight to helping people solve their thorniest financial problem: the people with whom they share their money, to HarperCollins Canada (Canada, English).



Sold: Growing Up Gourmet to Atria Books

Non-fiction: Cooking. Organic baby food company Baby Gourmet founder Jennifer Carlson's Growing Up Gourmet: 125 Healthy Meals for Everybody and Every Baby, a cookbook featuring 125 natural recipes, with a mix of new recipes and Baby Gourmet favorites, to Atria Books (World).



Sold: Whole Bowls to Skyhorse Publishing

Non-fiction: Cooking. YummyBeet.com blogger and food photographer Allison Day's Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day, recipes for plant-based meal-sized bowl combinations with an easy to follow 'Whole Bowls Formula' to mix sauces, grains, proteins, and vegetables for your own healthy one dish meals, to Skyhorse Publishing (World).



Sold: Maybe in Another Life to Mlada Fronta

International rights: Fiction. Czech rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Maybe in Another Life, to Mlada Fronta.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted, After I Do and Maybe in Another Life to Corint

International rights: Fiction. Romanian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, After I Do and Maybe in Another Life, to Corint.



Sold: After I Do and Maybe in Another Life to Amber

International rights: Fiction. Polish rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do and Maybe in Another Life, to Amber.



Sold: After I Do to Sperling

International rights: Fiction. Italian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do, to Sperling.



Sold: Losing the Light to Atria Books

Fiction: Women's Fiction. Andrea Dunlop's Losing the Light, a smart, obsessive, and sexy novel about a young American woman studying abroad in France, who finds herself in a glamorous world of art, money and decadence--and in the middle of a dark and dangerous love triangle, to Atria Books (World English).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Gidden Media

Film rights: Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, starring Dakota Johnson, about a young widow who struggles with how to grieve the loss of her nine-day marriage and who must also forge a relationship with her new mother-in-law, who didn't know she existed, to Gidden Media.



Sold: The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy to Quirk Books

Non-fiction: Pop Culture. Geek culture journalist Sam Maggs' The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks, an illustrated handbook of fandom and feminism to help lady geeks live their nerdiest life, to Quirk Books (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted, After I Do and Maybe in Another Life to Yabanci Yayinlari

International rights: Fiction. Turkish rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, After I Do and Maybe in Another Life, to Yabanci Yayinlari.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted and After I Do to Urano

International rights: Fiction. Spanish and Catalan rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted and After I Do, to Urano.



Sold: After I Do and Maybe in Another Life to Cappelen Damm

International rights: Fiction. Norwegian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do and Maybe in Another Life, to Cappelen Damm.



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Presenca

International rights: Fiction. Portuguese rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Presenca.



Sold: After I Do and Maybe in Another Life to Record

International rights: Fiction. Brazilian rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do and Maybe in Another Life, to Record.



Sold: The Secrets of Lake Road to Thomas Dunne Books

Fiction: Women's Fiction. Karen Katchur's The Secrets of Lake Road, in which the disappearance of a seven-year-old girl one summer in the Poconos dredges up secrets from the past, devastating a mother and daughter, two families, and a quiet lakeside town, to Thomas Dunne Books, in a two-book deal (North America).



Sold: Faking Perfect to Kensington Publishing

Fiction: Young Adult. Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Finalist Rebecca Phillips's Faking Perfect, an issue-driven teen romance between a girl, whose parents include an alcoholic and a former drug addict, and the high school bad boy who she falls in love with despite her best attempts to hide her true self behind a perfect life, to Kensington Publishing, in a two-book deal (World).



Sold: After I Do, Maybe in Another Life and One True Loves to Diana Verlag

International rights: Fiction. German rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's After I Do, Maybe in Another Life and One True Loves, to Diana Verlag.



Sold: The Stone Thrower to Groundwood Books

Non-fiction: Picture Book. CBC Bookie Award winner Jael Ealey Richardson's The Stone Thrower, the story of her father, the first African American Canadian Football League Rookie of the Year, based on her father-daughter memoir of the same name, with illustrations by Governor General's award-winner Matt James, to Groundwood Books (World).



Sold: Forever, Interrupted to Sefer Lakol

International rights: Fiction. Hebrew rights to Taylor Jenkins Reid's Forever, Interrupted, to Sefer Lakol.


 

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