A New Season

Terry Fallis

McClelland & Stewart

A New Season

Terry Fallis

McClelland & Stewart

From beloved and bestselling author Terry Fallis comes a novel unlike any of his others. A thoughtful exploration of aging, loss, family, friendship, and love, all with his trademark humour and heart.

Jack McMaster seemingly has it all. A beautiful house, a loving son of many talents (including cooking, which is great news for Jack, if not for his waistline), even a special bond with his buddies in his ball hockey league. But he’s also learning to live with loss, leaving a gaping hole in his life—a life that will never be the same as before. Jack passes his days knowing he has the support of his family and his friends, but he can’t shake the feeling that his life has gone gray, and that time is slipping by so quickly.

Then, a short and shocking video from an unexpected source gives him the gumption to make a change and maybe even haul himself out of his melancholia. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with 1920s Paris, Jack finally visits the City of Light, following in the footsteps of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, and wandering the Left Bank. Slowly, the colour seeps back into his life, aided by a chance encounter in a café that leads Jack into the art world, and a Paris mystery nearly a century old.

Full of sincerity and warmth, A New Season shows us all that sometimes, making a change in your life can save your life.

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Terry Fallis grew up in Toronto and earned an engineering degree from McMaster University. His first novel, The Best Laid Plans, won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC’s Canada Reads.

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