Cathedral/Grove
Susan Glickman

Cathedral/Grove, Susan Glickman’s brilliant new collection, comes to terms with the question of legacy—what we leave behind as a species, as citizens, and as parents. Marked by the lucidity and precision she has been celebrated for, the poems encompass the monuments of Western civilization, a climate in decline, and the pandemic. The title is inspired by the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in 2019, destroying the wooden roof-frame known as La Forêt; it also alludes to “Cathedral Grove,” otherwise known as MacMillan Provincial Park, one of the last old growth stands on Vancouver Island. In poems of praise and lament for our fractured world—“Everything is becoming more itself / or something else,” she writes—Glickman has tapped into a magnificent vein of lyric richness.
The Beginner’s Guide to Making Wine from Juice and Grapes
Daniel Pambianchi

From the author of Modern Home Winemaking and Techniques in Home Winemaking, Daniel Pambianchi’s The Beginner’s Guide to Making Wine from Juice and Grapes is for novices keen on making their own wine at home. It guides aspiring winemakers through the process, from crush to bottle, with step-by-step instructions using simple, modern techniques to craft consistently great wine. The book includes many illustrations, tables and examples to highlight the use of equipment and tools, and a comprehensive chapter dedicated to solving common winemaking problems.

Whispering City
Horace Brown

Quebec City crime reporter Mary Roberts is about to leave her desk for the day when she receives word that a woman has been struck down in the centre of town. The victim is Renée Brancourt. A former pin-up, she’d once been a big star, treading the boards at the Comédie-Française, until her lover, Robert Marchand, plunged over Montmorency Falls. Renée’s inability to accept his death led her to be institutionalized.

Now on her deathbed at the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, the faded vedette tells Mary that Robert’s death was no accident. She points an accusing finger at Albert Frédéric, the most respected lawyer in the city, thus setting the young reporter on a trail that will ultimately imperil her own life. First issued in 1947 by Global Publishing of Pickering, Ontario, Whispering City has since become one of the most sought-after Canadian pulp novels. This Ricochet Books edition marks a return to print after seventy-six years.
One River
Ricardo Sternberg

Selected from Ricardo Sternberg’s four collections, along with astonishing new poems, One River is a major event. A poet who, according to one reviewer, “has divined the secret connections between the words,” Sternberg's voice is unlike any other: witty, earthy, exuberant, inventive. His poems also forgo conventional subjects. Alchemists, mermaids, angels, and “jongleur” grasshoppers share space with all manner of eccentrics: a trapeze artist, a pilot who navigates by smell, a millionaire who sneaks into heaven disguised as a camel. At the heart of Sternberg’s practice is prestidigitation: the sleight of hand that inheres in effortless turns of phrase, brisk syntax, and bold forms. “Leave it to me,” he says to his muse, “to come up with something / that while not highfalutin, /carries a whiff of the sublime.” Charismatic and original, Sternberg’s enduring work is captured in all of its extraordinary range in this new book.

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Four Days
The Damned and the Destroyed
I Am Not Guilty
The Ravine
Perilous Passage
Whispering City

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Press

On Quicker Than The Eye:
Praise for Joe Fiorito: "[Fiorito] is a master of sparsity—there are no wasted words here, no lingering sing-song rhymes or repetitive pentameter. Each word is carefully chosen, shaping each line with sometimes delicacy, sometimes bluntness. His pen is a scalpel. With a cool surgical incision he dissects memories."—Michael Sobota, Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal

On Cathedral/Grove:
Praise for Susan Glickman: “These lyric poems have an unassuming grace and clarity.”—Barbara Carey, Toronto Star

On The War You Don't Hate:


On Girls, Interrupted:
"Lisa Whittington-Hill's Girls, Interrupted

News

JUNE NEWSLETTER (click for link)
The Montreal launch of both Blaise Ndala's The War You Don't Hate and Jean-Marc Ah Sen's Kilworthy Tanner is on June 14 at 7 pm at La Petite Librairie D+Q! Blaise NDala will be in conversation with Dimitri Nasrallah, and Jean-Marc Ah Sen will be in conversation with Montreal writer Neil Smith. On Sunday, June 16 a 2 pm, Derek Webster will be at Paragraphe to read from his poetry collection National Animal. And congratulations to Michael Lista, whose true crime book The Human Scale has won the 2024 Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book from Crime Writers of Canada.

MAY NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Join us in Toronto for a double poetry launch - Flying Books welcomes Derek Webster and Rhea Tregebov May 22 at 6:30 for the launch of their new books National Animal and Talking to Strangers. Then on June 2 at 7 pm, we are at Supermarket in Toronto to launch Jean Marc Ah-Sen's highly anticipated novel Kilworthy Tanner. Then it's a Montreal launch at La Petite Librairie D+Q on June 14 at 7 pm for both Kilworthy Tanner and Blaise Ndala's The War You Don't Hate.

APRIL NEWSLETTER (click for link)
Congratulations to Signal Editions poets Rhea Tregebov and Derek Webster, who launched their new books Talking to Strangers and National Animal this month! We are also celebrating the publication of Blaise Ndala's novel The War You Don't Hate, translated by Dimitri Nasrallah. It will be launched on May 5th at the Ottawa International Writers' Festival. And speaking of Dimitri Nasrallah, Hotline is this year's selection for the One eRead Canada digital book club!

DECEMBER NEWSLETTER (click for link)
'Tis the season to give the gift of books and we have just the thing for every book lover. From pulp fiction to pop culture, true love to true crime. As we approach the end of our 50th year, thank you to everyone who supported our mission of publishing quality Canadian writing. We can’t wait to share our new 2024 titles!FÉLICITATIONS HOTLINE!
The French translation of Dimitri Nasrallah's Hotline (translated by Daniel Grenier, published by La Peuplade) has made the longlist for the Prix des libraires du Québec! Félicitations Daniel et Dimitri!
Discover

Click here to see Kaie Kellough read from his QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Award winning book Dominoes at the Crossroads

Click here to listen to Rosalind Pepall's interview on CBC's All in a Weekend about Talking to a Portrait: Tales of an Art Curator.

In Periodicities’ fifth series of videos, Sadiqa de Meijer reads a few poems from her new book, The Outer Wards. Click here

Read “The Silence of A.M. Klein,” an incisive essay by our editor Carmine Starnino in the April issue of The New Criterion.



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Véhicule Press acknowledges the generous support of its publishing program from the Book Publishing Industry Development Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, The Canada Council for the Arts, and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC).