Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
E. K. Johnston is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several YA novels, including the L.A. Time Book Prize finalist The Story of Owen and Star Wars- Ahsoka. Her novel A Thousand Nights was shortlisted for The Governor General's Award. The New York Times called The Story of Owen a clever first step in the career of a novelist who, like her troubadour heroine, has many more songs to sing and in its review of Exit, Pursued by a Bear, The Globe & Mail called Johnston the Meryl Streep of YA, with limitless range. E. K. Johnston lives in Stratford, Ontario. Follow her on Twitter at @ek_johnston.
This book, by alternate-history wizard and all-around word genius E. K. Johnston, is both an enchanting modern fairy tale and an un-put-downable, utterly captivating, thoroughly surprising work of speculative fiction. I would be delighted to brush up on my curtsy and join these characters for a tea party or coming-out ball. --Robin Talley, New York Times bestselling author That Inevitable Victorian Thing is alternate history at its most intricate--woven with Victorian airs and a deeply optimistic vision of the future. I fell in love with E. K. Johnston's world, along with the bright, beautiful characters who call it home. - Ryan Graudin, award-winning author of Wolf By Wolf E. K. Johnston's British Empire offers adventure and intrigue balanced with delight and whimsy. Her tale uplifts and entertains, all the while meditating on the legacies of history and a better society that might have been. Joyfully immerse yourself in this gorgeously-wrought world with characters you yearn to have as companions and confidantes, and themes of hope that linger long after you've read the final pages. --New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer Johnston is a literary chameleon and staggeringly versatile. ... [A]n alternate history that plunges present-day Muskoka into the Victorian era, while still incorporating some breathtaking modern twists. --The Globe & Mail [T]he world-building is so compelling you'll be drawn right in. --Bustle Compelling and unique--there's nothing else like it. --Booklist, starred review. A clever and self-aware novel set in a fascinating world, this witty and romantic story is a must-read. --SLJ, starred review [A] powerful and resonant story of compassion, love, and finding a way to fulfill obligations while maintaining one's identity. As with the dragon-infested modern world of Johnston's The Story of Owen, the thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and humor in this alternative Earth are rewarding on multiple levels. --PW, starred review A thoughtful exploration of class consciousness, genetics, and politics that doesn't lose track of the human story. --Kirkus The world building is strong and imaginative and the plot cannily reeled out, but Johnston's masterstroke lies in the conclusion, which avoids the usual YA tendency to squash love triangles... It's a bold move well played. --BCCB This is one of those books you throw at people with no explanation, because you know that they've never read anything like it, and you want to share the beauty. --Rachel Strolle, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL. This delightful light sci-fi novel is just the thing for anyone and everyone who might enjoy Anne of Green Gables if only it were more inclusive and updated for the 21st century. --Angela Whited, The Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN. Everyone knows (or should know) Johnston is a master of every genre she puts her hand to, and That Inevitable Victorian Thing is no different. Original, warm, humorous, and with real depth. Love it. --Allison Senecal, Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins, CO. This is the best kind of love story: complicated and thoughtful, with an entirely satisfying ending. --Cecelia Cackley, East City Bookshop, Washington DC Praise for Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E. K. Johnston E.K. Johnston has a seemingly limitless range. --The Globe & Mail Soberly triumphant. --Toronto Star