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Fall 2019 Preview: Books as Conversation Starters

A great book is a conversation starter, encouraging you to reflect on the world around you from a fresh perspective. We’re excited to announce our Fall 2019 titles – books you’ll be eager to discuss over the dinner table, in the classroom, and among friends at book club.   FERAL by Nicole Luiken 17-year-old Chloe […]

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Summer launches, beach reads, and more!

Upcoming Events   Enfield & Wizenty author Katherine Koller will launch Winning Chance in Calgary on Thursday, July 25 at 1 p.m. at Loft 112. Be sure to attend to hear a reading from the collection and get your copy signed!     Yellow Dog author Monica Nawrocki will be visiting Winnipeg on Aug. 8 […]

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Award Nominations!

The Manitoba Book Awards have released their shortlist! Join us on Friday, May 3rd at the 2019 Manitoba Book Awards Gala as we celebrate Manitoba authors. More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails and Ruins by Gordon Goldsborough Shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award Shortlisted for the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book […]

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New Website, New Staff!

Training Irene

We have a new website! We’ve worked with Relish New Brand on this refresh. If you spot any errors or oddities during your browse, send them to us at Speaking of new arrivals, our Managing Editor Catharina de Bakker has welcomed a new baby girl to her family. We will miss her during her […]

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Gatekeeper Trailer is out!

This trailer for Gatekeeper has given all of us chills here at Great Plains!

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Spring Launches

It’s still cold here in Winnipeg, but the sun is shining longer and we know that spring will be here before we know it! Mark your calendars for these exciting events: April 18th – The Light That Remains launches at the the Ottawa Writers Festival April 20th – The Shadow Over Portage And Main hits the […]

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Leonard Flett at the Niche

Leonard Flett’s memoir, From The Barren Lands, has held a steady place on the McNally Robinson Bestsellers list since it’s release this fall. You can meet Len on February 20th at the Neechi Niche. He’ll be signing copies of his book from noon until 2. Stop by to say hi and explore this wonderful building […]

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ReLit & Bestsellers

We are back from an excellent holiday break. We hope you had the chance to spend quality time with friends and family! Excellent news for our first 2016 Monday: Hello Sweetheart is on the ReLit Shortlist. This collection from Elaine McCluskey received a strong critical response when it came out, and it’s great to see […]

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GPP Podcast

Just in time for the holidays, Christian Cassidy of West End Dumpling fame had three Great Plains authors on to discuss their local history books. Do you have a history buff in your life? The gift of a quality book under the tree is sure to please! Visit the West End Dumplings podcast site for […]

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An Award & A Star Review!

Congratulations to Jodi Carmichael and Richard Van Camp, whose books received some fantastic support this past week. The fall issue of Best Books For Kids & Teens has hit the newsstands and we are thrilled to see Forever Julia as an official selection! Another important magazine in the world of publishing, Quill & Quire, has […]

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Strong Start to Fall Season

The fall launch season is underway! Tyler released Madder Carmine in Edmonton and has found his way on to the Bestseller lists in his region, while garnering strong reviews for his crossover fiction title. Richard Van Camp also has great buzz behind Night Moves. says that “For readers who are familiar with Van Camp’s earlier […]

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Fall Launches Set!

The morning air is crisper in Winnipeg this week, and thus our first reminder about the coming fall is upon us. It’s always sad to see summer come to an end, but we are excited to launch our fall titles in October!  Mark your calendars. October 8 – Madder Carmine by Tyler Enfield launches at […]

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