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Launchpad: Endlings, by Joanna Lilley

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This spring we've made it our mission (even more than usual) to celebrate new releases in the wake of cancelled launch parties, book festivals, and reading series. With 49th Shelf Launchpad, we're holding virtual launch parties here on our platform complete with witty banter and great insight to give you a taste of the books on offer. You can request these books from your local library, get them as e-books or audio books, order them from your local indie bookseller if they're delivering, buy them direct from the publisher or from online retailers.

Today we're launching Endlings, by Joanna Lilley, which David Suzuki calls "a frightening reminder that Nature is our Mother and source of life."

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The Elevator Pitch. Tell us about your book in a sentence.

It’s a book of poems about extinct animals but it includes species who lived long before we did so it’s not just a rant against humans, and it will probably make you cry.

Describe your ideal reader.

Loves animals, can’t watch films with animals in them because they never end well, not sure if poet …

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