Books published by Signal

Empty Planet

Signal | September 6, 2018 | 304 pages
From the authors of the bestselling The Big Shift, a provocative argument that the global population will soon begin to decline, dramatically reshaping the social, political, and economic landscape. For half a century, statisticians, pundits, and politicians have warned that a burgeoning planetary... More Info

The Suicide's Son

Signal Editions | April 15, 2019 | 90 pages
"I believe in the power of original sin," writes James Arthur, "in the wound/ that keeps on wounding." Set against a backdrop of political turmoil in the United States, The Suicide's Son is about the complicated personal histories that parents inherit, add to, and pass on to their children. This is... More Info

What We Carry

Signal Editions | April 15, 2019 | 78 pages
What We Carry is a profound exploration of the weight of human history at three levels: the individual, the cultural, and environmental. From her brilliant "Extinction Sonnets"--odes to various disappearing species--to a spirited examination of everyday salutations, Susan Glickman's range... More Info

Table Manners

Signal Editions | April 15, 2017 | 88 pages
"A collection of poetry that investigates how food intersects with gender, sexuality, culture, and class. Borrowing from the language and logic of dumpster divers, dieters, foodies and competitive eaters, it explores how our choices about the production, preparation and consumption of food signify... More Info

Right Here, Right Now

Signal | October 9, 2018 | 240 pages
In this timely and insightful new book, Stephen J. Harper, Canada's 22nd Prime Minister, draws on a decade of experience as a G-7 leader to help leaders in business and government understand, adapt, and thrive in an age of unprecedented disruption. The world is in flux. Disruptive technologies,... More Info


Signal | October 9, 2018 | 256 pages
From our esteemed former Governor General--and author of the bestsellers The Idea of Canada and Ingenious--a very timely guide for restoring personal, community, and national trust. Canada's enduring success has been based on trust--trust in each other; in our businesses, organizations, and... More Info

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Signal Books | September 4, 2018 | 400 pages
With Sapiens and Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari first explored the past, then the future of humankind, garnering the praise of no less than Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few, and selling millions of copies in the over 30 countries it was published. In 21 Lessons for the... More Info

The Immeasurable World

Signal Books | July 24, 2018 | 416 pages
In the classic literary tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Geoff Dyer, and for readers of Ryszard Kapuscinski and Rory Stewart, a rich and exquisitely written account of travels in eight deserts on five continents that evokes the timeless allure of these remote and forbidding places and their... More Info

Homo Deus

Signal Books | October 31, 2017 | 528 pages
International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a... More Info

Game Change

Signal | October 15, 2017 | 368 pages
From the bestselling author and Hall of Famer Ken Dryden, this is the story of NHLer Steve Montador--who was diagnosed with CTE after his death in 2015--the remarkable evolution of hockey itself, and a passionate prescriptive to counter its greatest risk in the future: head injuries. Ken Dryden's... More Info

Global Poetry Anthology 2017

Signal Editions | December 15, 2017 | 94 pages
The Global Poetry Anthology is a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary previously-unpublished poems gathered from all corners of the English speaking world. An international editorial board ensures the present volume's cosmopolitan palette, and the "blind" selection process guarantees that... More Info

An Odyssey

Signal Books | September 12, 2017 | 304 pages
From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost, comes a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading -- and reliving -- Homer's epic masterpiece. When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey seminar... More Info

The Idea of Canada

Signal | April 14, 2016 | 320 pages
"Touching on a wide range of topics ranging from learning, the law, kindness and courage, to the monarchy, Aboriginal education, justice, bilingualism, mental health and hockey, David Johnston has always used the letter writing form to tackle the passions, challenges, and goals of his incredibly... More Info

The Ballad of Danny Wolfe

Signal | April 25, 2017 | 368 pages
"In 2008, Danny Wolfe, a Winnipeg Aboriginal man, was 31-years-old and awaiting trial on two counts of first-degree murder in at the Regina Correctional Centre. In spite of his young age, it wasn't his first time behind bars--in fact, Danny had found himself in and out of correctional facilities... More Info


Signal Books | April 18, 2017 | 256 pages
"It was small hilltop in a small, unnamed war in the late 1990s, but it would send out ripples that continue to emanate worldwide today. The hill was called the Pumpkin; flowers was the military code word for "casualties." Friedman's visceral narrative recreates harrowing wartime experiences in a... More Info


Signal | March 15, 2017 | 248 pages
To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Governor General David Johnston and Tom Jenkins have crafted a richly illustrated volume of brilliant Canadian innovations whose widespread adoption has made the world a better place. From Bovril to BlackBerrys, lightbulbs to liquid helium, peanut butter to... More Info

Ice Ghosts

Signal Books | March 21, 2017 | 416 pages
The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration-and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery. Ice Ghosts weaves together the epic story of the Franklin Expedition-whose two ships and crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice-with the... More Info


Signal | April 26, 2016 | 320 pages
From the posterboy of Catholic conservatism, a major change of heart and soul on one of the Church's most controversial and intractable stances. "This past February, a conservative Roman Catholic blog, Contra|Diction, gave me perhaps my best headline ever: 'Michael Coren Complicit in Destruction of... More Info


Signal | May 10, 2016 | 464 pages
Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species... More Info

The Course of Love

Signal Books | July 5, 2016 | 240 pages
In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children -- but no relationship is as simple as "happily ever after." The Course of Love is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our... More Info

Gun, Baby, Gun

Signal Books | March 22, 2016 | 368 pages
A "riveting," "relentlessly engrossing," and "brilliantly researched" investigation of the life of the gun -- its manufacture, its sale, and its impact -- and of our world's hugely complex relationship with firearms. In some places of the world, getting a gun is easier than getting a glass of... More Info

Extreme Mean

Signal | August 1, 2015 | 352 pages
From one of Canada's foremost investigative writers, a groundbreaking exposé on the motives and machinations behind cyberabuse -- tormenting, trolling, harassment, cyberbullying, stalking, and sexual extortion -- and the toll it is taking on children, youth, and adults around the world. Each week... More Info

No Place to Hide

Signal Books | April 28, 2015 | 304 pages
"An indispensable book for anyone who cares about the future of privacy, not just in the United States but throughout the world...." National Post Investigative reporter for The Guardian and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald provides an in-depth look into the NSA scandal that has triggered a... More Info

Flight of the Eagle

Signal Books | May 20, 2014 | 768 pages
Now available as a Signal paperback, a strategic history of the United States by the bestselling author of biographies of Roosevelt and Nixon. In this magisterial new history of the United States, spanning from the New World through the outcome of the 2012 presidential election, acclaimed writer... More Info

Two Days in June

Signal Books | November 11, 2014 | 320 pages
Two Days in June is a mesmerizing hour-by-hour account that takes us into the Kennedy White House during the 48 hours that he delivered his two most significant speeches -- ultimately changing the course of history. Two Days in June is the story of the high noon of the presidency of John Fitzgerald... More Info


Signal Books | October 28, 2014 | 464 pages
Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species... More Info

Radio Weather

Signal Editions | September 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Radio Weather confronts the changeableness of life—how existence can switch gears with the speed of announced-for snow that turns abruptly to rain. Shoshanna Wingate’s first book runs the gauntlet of her various roles—mother, wife, daughter—in taut, unsentimental, immaculately constructed... More Info

Dog Ear

Signal Editions | May 1, 2014 | 78 pages
Like the “page turned down to make another / page,” Dog Ear explores the marks we leave on a world whose social, political and personal markers are constantly shifting. In his fourth book of poems—and most focused work to date—Jim Johnstone establishes himself as an exquisite observer of... More Info


Signal Books | April 8, 2014 | 272 pages
Now available in paperback, an examination of the zeitgeist of both the exploding entrepreneurial movement and the concern about the economy tilted too heavily toward services and other intangibles -- by a leading technology expert, and bestselling author of The Long Tail. What happens when DIY... More Info

Satisfying Clicking Sound

Signal Editions | May 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Satisfying Clicking Sound is a book that’s never afraid to make a show of itself. Jason Guriel gives us a quick-thinking colloquial style able to segue deftly from deadpan wit to deep emotion. Like the hard-to-master knuckleball he celebrates as being “less spun / than blown / out onto the air,... More Info

Global Poetry Anthology 2013

Signal Editions | November 15, 2013 | 88 pages
The Global Poetry Anthology is a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary previously-unpublished poems gathered from all corners of the English speaking world. An international editorial board ensures the present volume's cosmopolitan palette, and the "blind" selection process guarantees that... More Info

Iron Curtain

Signal Books | August 13, 2013 | 640 pages
In the long-awaited National Book Award--shortlisted follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize--winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Central Europe after WW II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its... More Info

Dante's House

Signal Editions | October 1, 2013 | 68 pages
Richard Greene’s first collection since winning the 2010 Governor-General’s Award for Poetry, take as their subject the rumors, misunderstandings and half-truths that often comprise our knowledge of others. With an astonishing gift for capturing states of feeling, Greene’s new poems movingly... More Info

A Stone in My Shoe

Signal Editions | September 1, 2013 | 160 pages
Poet George Ellenbogen’s memoir is more than a collection of anecdotes of his immigrant family and their journey from Franz Joseph’s Austro-Hungarian empire to Montreal in the 1920s. A Stone in My Shoe charts his discovery of how an immigrant Jewish neighborhood—a tight-knit shtetl with... More Info

Lawrence in Arabia

Signal Books | August 6, 2013 | 592 pages
The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow to a sideshow." As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by four men far removed from the corridors of power. Curt Pruefer was an effete academic attached to the German embassy in... More Info


Signal Editions | September 1, 2013 | 72 pages
The poet's fifth collection is a series of centos that, on one level, draw inspiration from a traditional Newfoundland craft. Like a hooked rug made up of strips of fabric cut from old clothes, the cento is stitched together from lines scissored out of other poems. Dalton's cento variants however... More Info

Sugar, Salt, Fat

Signal Books | March 12, 2013 | 352 pages
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter atThe New York Timescomes the troubling story of the rise of the processed food industry -- and how it used salt, sugar, and fat to addict us. Sugar, Salt, Fatis a journey into the highly secretive world of the processed food giants, and the... More Info

Bad Pharma

Signal Books | February 5, 2013 | 448 pages
We all feel uncomfortable about the role of profit in healthcare, we all have a vague notion that the global $600bn pharmaceutical industry is somehow evil and untrustworthy, but that sense rarely goes beyond a flaky, undifferentiated new age worldview.Bad Pharmaputs real flesh on those bones,... More Info


Signal Books | September 7, 2012 | 448 pages
On a visit to the British National Archive in 2001, Sonke Neitzel made a remarkable discovery: reams of meticulously transcribed conversations among German POWs that had been covertly recorded and recently declassified. Netizel would later find another collection of transcriptions, twice as... More Info

Beyond Religion

Signal Books | October 23, 2012 | 208 pages
In his "fascinating approach to moral guidance in an age of technological globalization and multicultural societies,"(L.A. Times) the Dalai Lama, honored in 1989 with the Nobel Peace Prize, and spiritual light for followers of Tibetan Buddism, argues that humanity does not need religion to lead a... More Info


Signal Books | September 4, 2012 | 816 pages
For nearly four decades, Christopher Hitchens has been telling us, in pitch-perfect prose, what we confront when we grapple with first principles -- the principles of reason and tolerance and skepticism that define and inform the foundations of our civilization -- principles that, to endure, must... More Info


Signal Books | September 6, 2011 | 816 pages
From one of the most admired public intellectuals of our time, and a multi-award winning and #1 bestselling author, comes a collection of his most important and controversial essays on the theme of culture and politics and how the two relate.  More Info


Signal Books | September 4, 2012 | 128 pages
Based on his columns inVanity Fairthat chronicled his year-and-a-half battle with esophageal cancer,Mortalityis Christopher Hitchens at his most honest and reflective . Thoughtfully meditating on the harrowing effects of illness and treatment on the body, and on the impermanence and acceptance of a... More Info

In Other Worlds

Signal Books | August 21, 2012 | 272 pages
In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imaginationis Margaret Atwood's account of her relationship with the literary form we have come to know as "science fiction." This relationship has been lifelong, stretching from her days as a child reader in the 1940s, through her time as a graduate student at... More Info

In Other Worlds

Signal Books | October 11, 2011 | 272 pages
At a time when speculative fiction seems less and less far-fetched, Margaret Atwood lends her distinctive voice and singular point of view to the genre in a series of essays that brilliantly illuminates the essential truths about the modern world.  More Info

All Souls'

Signal Editions | April 1, 2013 | 78 pages
Bluesy, opinionated, sly, self-chastising, and tender, Rhea Tregebov's first collection since 2004 commands a range of tones wider and bolder than anything in her previous books. Inspired by crises both personal (divorce, adult children, aging parents) and societal (global warming, financial... More Info

Boxing the compass

Signal | October 15, 2009 | 99 pages
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The Major Verbs

Signal Editions | April 1, 2013 | 92 pages
Pierre Nepveu is unique among French Quebec poets for having forged a voice at once unadorned, sensuous, and adventurous, and this new collection is a masterwork consisting of three sequences. The first focuses on an immigrant night cleaner glimpsed on a subway; the second, a riff on a group of... More Info

Beyond Religion

Signal Books | December 6, 2011 | 208 pages
A bracing and essential modern-day polemic from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Beyond Religionis a blueprint for all those who yearn for a life of spiritual fulfillment as they work for a better world. This is HHDL's new model for mutual respect and understanding - rooted in our shared humanity -... More Info