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>The MagicianColm Tóibín talks about his new historical novel and its subject, German writer Thomas Mann, ahead of his Oct. 22 virtual appearance at TIFA
>State of TerrorHillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny talk about alien babies in the White House, matching pyjamas and their thriller, starring a not entirely fictional secretary of state
>Out of the Sun: On Art, Race, and the FutureEsi Edugyan, a storyteller interested in overlooked Black narratives, describes her new book of essays on identity and belonging as part memoir, part travelogue and part history
>BewildermentIn a new novel from U.S. author Richard Powers, an astrobiologist creates imaginary planets to ease his troubled son's grief over environmental destruction on Earth
>Denial Beverley McLachlin's second legal thriller, starring indefatigable defence lawyer Jilly Truitt, hinges on a moral conundrum ripped from the pages of the retired Supreme Court judge's personal and professional life
>Summer of LoveThe romance novel, once derided as fluff, is gaining credibility – and fans – with diverse voices and feminist points of view from authors like Farah Heron and Jasmine Guillory
>Her Heart For A CompassSarah, Duchess of York, draws on her own life as a Royal and that of her great-great aunt to pen a historical romance set in the Victorian era
>The Other PassengerBritish bestselling author Louise Candlish takes a Thames River Bus to murky depths in her latest thriller, "The Other Passenger"
>The Bone CodeU.S. author Kathy Reichs, who publishes her 20th Bones book on July 6, says she and her cat-loving, geeky heroine are 'one and the same'
>I Am InvincibleFashion designer Norma Kamali, 75, has penned a memoir where she extolls the virtues of self-love and looks forward to turning 120
>One-on-One With ‘Five Little Indians’ Author Michelle GoodCree author Michelle Good talks about the award-winning, residential school story she was compelled to write, why it took nine years and what she's writing next
>Malibu Rising"Daisy Jones & the Six" author Taylor Jenkins Reid takes a deep dive into surfing, the ‘turbo-charged’ mid-80s and an oceanside celebrity enclave in her latest novel
>Love, Lust and Leonard CohenEnglish writer Polly Samson’s "A Theatre for Dreamers" will transport you to 1960 and the Greek island of Hydra with immersive, sensual prose
>Elizabeth and MontyCharles Casillo’s dual biography of intimate friends Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift charts uncanny parallels in the Hollywood stars’ personal and professional lives
>Like Father, Like SonDavid Macfarlane's new memoir explores relationships among men, and the grief of losing his son Blake, 29, to cancer
>Master of SuspenseBest-selling thriller writer Linwood Barclay talks about his 20th book, "Find You First", his literary idols and why his characters swear so much
>Brat, UnpackedIn Andrew McCarthy’s new memoir, the "Pretty in Pink" idol reflects on being an avatar for Gen X nostalgia
>HookedJournalist Michael Moss explains how the processed food industry exploits our bodies and our brains to compel us to overeat
>The Windsor KnotThe first book in SJ Bennett's new mystery series imagines Queen Elizabeth II discreetly solving crimes in between her Royal duties
>The Code BreakerWalter Isaacson's book is heavy on the science as he chronicles Jennifer Doudna's Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the gene-editing tool CRISPR
>Klara and the SunNobel Prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro explores the human side of artificial intelligence in his first novel since 2015's The Buried Giant, and it's far from menacing
>How to Avoid a Climate DisasterIn his new book, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates provides a prescription for our carbon crisis that rests on renewable energy like hydro, solar, wind and, yes, even nuclear power
>Cicely Tyson Dies At 96: Revisiting The Hollywood Legend’s Life In Her Own WordsIn her memoir Just As I Am, the 96-year-old acting legend reveals her roots, dispenses advice for Black women and writes about her one true love
>The Secret Life of Harriet the Spy’s CreatorIn a new biography of Harriet's creator Louise Fitzhugh, we learn how the antiracist, feminist lesbian created one of children’s literature most enduring antiheroines
>Holiday Books To Give and To GetZoomer’s resident book expert offers seven holiday-book gift guides to satisfy every reader on your list, from film buffs to bibliophiles
>True PerspectiveAcademy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey talks about his new book, Greenlights, and navigating lockdown with three generations under one roof
>Extraordinary CanadiansPeter Mansbridge and co-author Mark Bulgutch delve into the lives of 17 everyday heros who are shaping the future of the country.
>HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal FashionIn her new book, Elizabeth Holmes digs into the wardrobes of the Queen, Diana, Kate and Meghan to parse the meaning behind House of Windsor style
>What If Cary Grant’s Most Famous Character Was Cary Grant, the Famous Actor?In his new biography A Brilliant Disguise, author Scott Eyman examines Hollywood idol Cary Grant’s enduring allure and reveals his public persona was all an act
>Who Makes the Best Donair? A New Book Argues for a Truce in the Heated DebateA new book by a fan of the delectable East Coast wrap calls for a truce in the ongoing war between Alberta and Nova Scotia over which version is more authentic
>The Curious Case of the Girl DetectiveWhether finding lost wills or hidden staircases, teen sleuth Nancy Drew rides a wave of nostalgia
>The Latest Blow to Trump’s PresidencyLegendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward’s book Rage exposes how the president misled America about the coronavirus
>“Melania and Me”: A Post-Mortem of a FriendshipThis break-up memoir puts the enemy in frenemy and the reader in the middle of a one-sided relationship replete with juicy inside-baseball details about the Trumps.
>Margaret Atwood, Wayne Gretzky and Others Reflect on How Terry Fox Inspired ThemThe 2020 Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday, Sept. 20 — a virtual event in the wake of the pandemic. And earlier this month, the nation marked the 40th anniversary of the day Fox was forced to conclude his Marathon of Hope (Sept. 1) — an occasion that also brought the release of a new book, "Forever Terry: A Legacy in Letters," an essay collection in which prominent Canadians reflect on the young man's legacy. The book even held a few surprises for Terry's younger brother Darrell Fox, including Wayne Gretzky's revelation that Terry and Rick Hansen beat him at a game of wheelchair basketball.
> ’Finding Freedom’: New Book Aims to Set Record Straight on Palace Intrigue and Drama Around Meghan and Harry’s Royal RelationshipTwo top royal reporters attempt to set the record straight with the Sussexes' side of the Megxit story.
>Emma Donoghue’s “The Pull of the Stars” Will Tug on Your Heartstrings"The Room" author explains how her childbirth experience – and a lot of research – went into her latest novel about the 1918 flu epidemic at a Dublin hospital maternity ward.