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The 10 Books You Should Be Reading This September

This year has been a dizzying one so far, and it’s not over yet. So it seems entirely appropriate that September brings with it a number of books that attempt to grapple with the world we live in — whether it’s Naomi Klein and Cory Doctorow exploring the effects of

Two Huge Losses

About 100 people gathered at North York Central Library on November 14 to celebrate the life of Sharon Fitzhenry (above), the president and CEO of Fitzhenry & Whiteside, who died on August 26 at age seventy-three. Her firm was founded by her father, Robert Fitzhenry, and included the imprints Fifth

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White-Knuckle Publishing

At the beginning of this year, Sutherland House signed Mike Blanchfield and Fen Osler Hampson to write an account of China’s treatment of the two innocent Canadian nationals, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who were jailed in retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Is Non-Fiction Art?

As regular readers know, I’ve been complaining here and there about the Canada Council for the Arts’ unilateral decision to not fund researched non-fiction and give all its money to fiction, poetry, and memoir. The two questions I get most often in conversations about the council’s actions are these:

Toronto Star: Alex Johnston’s Inconceivable

Alex Johnston\’s warm, brilliant, heartbreaking memoir about infertility is out now – order it from our store today – and it is the subject of an excellent feature article at the Toronto Star. Read Brandie Walker\’s article here, where you\’ll learn about Alex\’s mission to creating a more open conversation

Dany Assaf on CityNews and Global News

Dany Assaf, author of Sutherland House\’s new Say Please and Thank You & Stand in Line, spoke to Carly Robinson at CityNews Edmonton about his book and what it means to be a fourth-generation Muslim Albertan. Watch the interview here, and you can hear his further insights in a Global

Spring 2021 Book Releases

May is a big month for Sutherland House: we\’re releasing three incredible books from three very special authors: Alex Johnston\’s heartfelt, informative memoir Inconceivable, Dany Assaf\’s remarkable family journey in Say Please and Thank You & Stand in Line, and Norman Jewison: A Director\’s Life, Ira Wells\’ deep dive into

Peter Howell Reviews Norman Jewison

Peter Howell, esteemed movie critic at the Toronto Star, has written a glowing review of Ira Wells\’ epic account of the life and career of Canadian filmmaker Norman Jewison. He champions Norman Jewison: A Director\’s Life as a \”great read\” and a \”fascinating life story told with verve and authority.\”


Alex Johnston\’s warm, brilliant, heartbreaking memoir about infertility is out now – order it from our store today. “Alex has a truly unbelievable story: this is a wild journey to motherhood, filled with hard-won insights into how society can help families struggling with infertility.” –GILLIAN DEACON, host of CBC’s Here

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