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Spring & Summer 2007 – New Titles


H.B. Fenn is the Canadian Distributor for a range of publishers. After perusing the pile of catalogues, here are my selections from their upcoming lists. They also distribute (in Canada) Little, Brown & Company and Henry Holt, whose books I’ve previewed in earlier entries.

Key Porter Books
* Holding My Breath: a Novel by Sidura Ludwig (Trade Paperback, January 15, 2007)
* Consequences: a Novel by Penelope Lively (Hardcover, May 2007)
* Global Warring: Environmental Change and the Looming Economic, Political, and Security Crisis by Cleo Paskal (Hardcover, August 2007)

* Dreamquest by Brent Hartinger (Hardcover, May 2007)
* A Nameless Witch by A. Lee Martinez (Hardcover, May 2007)
* Fashionably Late by Nadine Dajani (Forge, Trade Paperback, June 2007)
* Mainspring by Jay Lake (Hardcover, June 2007)
* Shelter by Susan Palwick (Trade Paperback, June 2007)
* The Wanderer’s Tale by David Bilsborough (Hardcover, July 2007)
* Territory by Emma Bull (Hardcover, July 2007)
* They Came from Below by Blake Nelson (Hardcover, July 2007)
* Spaceman Blues: a Love Story by Brian Francis Slattery (Trade Paperback, August 2007)
* The Book of Joby by Mark J. Ferrari (Trade Paperback, August 2007)

St. Martin’s
* A Much Married Man by Nicholas Coleridge (Hardcover, June 2007)
* Sarah’s Key: a Novel by Tatiana de Rosnay (Hardcover, June 2007)
* The World Without Us by Alan Weisman (Hardcover, August 2007)
* The Mapmaker’s Opera by Bea Gonzalez (Hardcover, August 2007)
* Sovereign Ladies: the Six Reigning Queens of England by Maureen Waller (Hardcover, August 2007)

St. Martin’s Minotaur
* The Cruel Stars of the Night: a Mystery by Kjell Eriksson (Hardcover, February 2007)
* The Cairo Diary by Maxim Chattam (Hardcover, June 2007)
* Raven Black: a Thriller by Ann Cleeves (Hardcover, June 2007)
* The Companion: a Mystery by Ann Granger (Hardcover, June 2007)
* Death in the Truffle Wood: a Mystery by Pierre Magnan (Hardcover, July 2007)
* Shadows & Lies: a Mystery by Marjorie Eccles (Hardcover, August 2007)

* The Professor’s Daughter by Emmanuel Guibert & Joann Sfar (First Second, Trade Paperback, May 2007)
* Bobbie Faye’s Very (very, very, very) Bad Day by Toni McGee Causey (Griffin, Trade Paperback, May 2007)
* When She was White: the true story of a family divided by race by Judith Stone (Miramax Books, Hardcover, April 2007)
* Dusk Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko (Miramax Books, Trade Paperback, June 2007)
* In the Shadow of Lady Jane by Edward Charles (Pan MacMillan UK, Trade Paperback, May 2007)
* The Inner Life of Martin Frost by Paul Auster (Picador, Trade Paperback, June 2007)

posted under 2007 Releases, Top Picks
7 Comments to

“Spring & Summer 2007 – New Titles”

  1. On April 14th, 2007 at 2:52 pm Susan Helene Gottfried Says:


    I am a HUGE fan (I bet you couldn’t have guessed that); he’s brilliant.

    And oddly, this is the second blog I’ve mentioned Sfar on today…

  2. On April 16th, 2007 at 8:48 am Tatiana de Rosnay Says:

    Thank you for listing my novel, Sarah’s Key !

    Tatiana de Rosnay
    Paris, France

  3. On April 16th, 2007 at 9:27 am Janelle Martin Says:

    De rien.

    It was my pleasure – it looks fascinating. Please keep in touch about Sarah’s Key and any future works you have published.

    Thank you for stopping by!

  4. On April 17th, 2007 at 9:52 am Sidura Ludwig Says:

    Thanks for highlighting my book, Janelle! ANd for including a picture of the cover…

    All the best,

    Sidura Ludwig

  5. On April 17th, 2007 at 2:47 pm Faye Says:

    Hello Ms. Martin,

    I have a blog aimed at new writers ( ), the purpose of which is to guide them to other blogs in the publishing industry. Each week, I’ll be contacting the brains behind industry blogs, including publishers, agents and authors in the hopes of getting a few tidbits to share.

    I’ll be featuring your Eclectic Closet blog within the next 2 weeks, and I’d love to include a few personal words from you in that post.

    My questions are simple and few, if you could contact me at my e-mail denboo2000 at yahoo dot com , I’ll send them along.

    Thanks so much.

    Faye Whyte

  6. On June 14th, 2007 at 5:20 pm Nadine Dajani Says:

    Hi there,

    My friend was googling my name for fun (no, we really do have lives, it’s just that my debut novel came out last week) and I only now noticed you’d mentioned me on your list of 2007 releases – thanks!

    I also read your review of Homeland, and I wonder why I haven’t heard of that book before – it sounds right up my alley. Thanks for that too!

    If you would like a copy of Fashionably Late for your review section, I’ll be happy to have one sent to you.

    Great blog, and I’m always on the lookout for good writing blogs – I’ll give you a shoutout on mine.


  7. On June 14th, 2007 at 8:59 pm Janelle Martin Says:

    Hi Nadine,

    I’d love a copy of Fashionably Late for my review section. You can email me at bookbutler at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for stopping by!

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