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Fiction Sourdough Robin Sloan The Golden House Salman Rushdie Winter Ali Smith PB $29.99 Software engineer Lois Clary codes all day and collapses at night. When her favourite sandwich shop closes up, the owners leave her with the starter for their mouthwatering sourdough bread. Lois becomes tasked with keeping this colony of microorganisms alive, and soon she is baking loaves daily. When Lois discovers a secret farmer's market, aiming to fuse food and technology, a whole other world opens up. But who are these people, exactly? PB $32.99 When real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States, he and his three adult children assume new identities. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society. Their neighbour chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: money, art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, the arrival of a beautiful woman, betrayal, and, in their homeland, some decent intelligence work. PB $29.99 In Ali Smith's Winter, lifeforce matches up to the toughest of the seasons. In this second novel in her acclaimed Seasonal cycle, the follow-up to her sensational Autumn, Smith's shape- shifting quartet of novels casts a merry eye over a bleak post-truth era with a story rooted in history, memory and warmth, its taproot deep in the evergreens: art, love, laughter. It's the season that teaches us survival. Here comes Winter. Elmet Fiona Mozley Her Body and Other Parties Carman Maria Machado Future Home of the Living God Louise Erdrich PB $29.99 Daniel is heading north. He is looking for someone. The simplicity of his early life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. But they were not like the other children then, and they were even less like them now. Atmospheric and unsettling, Elmet is a lyrical commentary on contemporary society and one family's precarious place in it, as well as an exploration of how deep the bond between father and child can go. PB $27.95 A wife refuses her husband's entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store's prom dresses. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. PB $29.99 The world as we know it is ending. Science cannot stop the world from running backwards, as woman after woman gives birth to infants that appear to be primitive species of humans. For Cedar Hawk Songmaker, this change is profound and deeply personal. She is four months pregnant. As Cedar goes back to her own biological beginnings, society around her begins to disintegrate, fueled by a swelling panic about the end of humanity.