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Baggio’s short fiction is long on appeal: Toronto Star

The 49th Shelf named Allison Baggio‘s In the Body (ECW Press 2012) one of the fall’s most-anticipated books, and for the Toronto Star, the collection did not disappoint! On Friday the Star reviewer called the debut collection, Baggio’s follow-up to her novel Girl in Shades, “one of … Continue reading

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The Fullness of Fall: HSWLA titles among season’s most-anticipated books

If the book business is an orchard, it’s densest and most varied as leaves begin to turn and stone fruits give way to apples and pears. But with so many new, appealing options, it’s hard to know which to pick and sample first. Happily, book media publish most-anticipated lists that are guaranteed … Continue reading

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Season’s Readings

Of all the book-related holiday pursuits the HSW Literary Agency enjoys, the one we look forward to the most is the Advent Book Blog. Now in its third year, the blog offers book-lovers and those who shop for them, as … Continue reading

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On the road with Allison Baggio

The calendar hasn’t turned yet, and already Allison Baggio‘s October schedule looks pretty full. In support of her debut novel, Girl in Shades, which is published on the first of the month, Allison will be making the rounds on the blog circuit. Scheduled stops … Continue reading

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GIRL IN SHADES in CHATELAINE!

Tomorrow marks the official first day of fall, but in publishing, the season is already well underway. The longlist for the first of the big three awards for Canadian literary fiction has been announced; tickets for the International Festival of Authors are … Continue reading

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Advance praise for Alison Lohans’ PICTURING ALYSSA

As you may know, Alison Lohans, the prolific author of young adult and children’s books, has a new novel out this September. Picturing Alyssa, published by Dundurn Press, follows Alyssa Dixon as a photograph literally transports her to an Iowa … Continue reading

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Lilla Csorgo keeps Toronto reading

Of all the books she’s read in her life, Lilla Csorgo–noted playwright and author of the novel The Janus Affair (on offer)–remembers one more than the others: Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler, which Lilla first read as a teenager. … Continue reading

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Allison Baggio keeps Toronto reading

Allison Baggio is as passionate about reading as she is about writing. So when the Keepin’ It Real Book Club asked for video recommendations in celebration of the Toronto Public Library’s Keep Toronto Reading Festival, the Girl In Shades-author happily … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading

This past holiday season saw the return of the Advent Book Blog, the brainchild of Book Madam‘s Julie Wilson and Books On The Radio‘s Sean Cranbury. Simply stated, the blog’s benevolent purpose is to “[help] you buy better books,” but also … Continue reading

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