Category: Literature - International


The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Bond Street Books | October 21, 2014 | 352 pages
From the bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Perfect, a novella, a unique and separate love story alongside that of Harold Fry, about Queenie Hennessy, the remarkable friend who inspired Harold's incredible journey. When Queenie Hennessy is told she has days to live she... More Info

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Redhook | October 21, 2014 | 432 pages
SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME. Harry August is on his deathbed. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever... More Info


January 1, 2014 | 200 pages
Throughout her distinguished career, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has sought to locate and confront shifting forms of social and cultural oppression. As her work shows, the best method for doing so is through extended practice in the ethics of reading. In Readings, Spivak elaborates a utopian vision... More Info

Stony Point

Inanna Publications & Education Incorporated | October 15, 2014 | 250 pages
Stony Point tells the story of a woman who succeeds in doing things at a time when custom restricts her from doing anything. In 1903, shortly after the Frank slide, a newspaper reporter vanishes from a mining town in the Crowsnest Pass. Lucille travels to Stony Point in search of her sister's... More Info

Would I Lie to You?

Inanna Publications & Education Incorporated | October 15, 2014 | 250 pages
After ten years of marriage, Sue and Jerry would say they know everything about each other. But each harbours a significant secret. When Jerry becomes ill and its apparent hes dying, Sue visits a psychic, Hans, who tells her there is someone like a son in her life. She dismisses this, but at Jerrys... More Info

Read Harder

McSweeneys Books | September 1, 2014 | 336 pages
This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer's decade-long (and counting) run. The Believer, the McSweeney's-published four-time nominee for the National Magazine Award, is beloved for tackling everything from pop culture to ancient literature with the same sagacity... More Info

Three Hundred Million

Harper Perennial | October 14, 2014 | 464 pages
An unforgettable novel of an American suburb devastated by a fiendish madman—the most ambitious and important work yet by “the 21st century answer to William Burroughs” (Publishers Weekly). Blake Butler’s fiction has dazzled readers with its dystopian dreamscapes and swaggering command of... More Info


HarperCollins | October 14, 2014 | 400 pages
The long-awaited fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix Award-winning author Garth Nix returns to the Old Kingdom with a thrilling prequel complete with dark magic, royalty, dangerous action, a strong heroine, and flawless world-building. This epic fantasy... More Info

Us Conductors

Random House Canada | April 8, 2014 | 368 pages
The New Face of Fiction for 2014, Us Conductors is a beautiful, haunting, brilliant novel inspired by the true life and loves of the Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen--creator of the theremin. In a finely woven series of flashbacks and correspondence, Us Conductors takes us from the... More Info

The Journey Prize Stories 26

McClelland & Stewart Limited | October 7, 2014 | 256 pages
Now in its twenty-sixth year, this celebrated annual fiction anthology showcases the best short stories of the year by some of our most exciting new writers. A must-read for readers of short fiction writers, including fans of Lynn Coady, Miranda Hill, George Saunders, Karen Russell, and B.J. Novak,... More Info


McSweeneys Books | July 1, 2014 | 300 pages
A latest quarterly anthology by the two-time National Magazine Award-winning literary journal features entries by forefront and up-and-coming writers, as well as an eccentric design.  More Info

The Pure Gold Baby

HarperPerennial | October 7, 2014 | 304 pages
The first new novel in five years from "one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation" -Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker. Jessica Speight, a young anthropology student in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair with her married... More Info


October 7, 2014 | 304 pages
Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church-the... More Info

A Sudden Light

Simon and Schuster | September 30, 2014 | 416 pages
A 14-year-old boy's efforts to save his parents' troubled marriage and uphold his dementia-afflicted grandfather's final wishes are shaped by a ghost who cannot rest until past debts are paid. By the best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain. 300,000 first printing.  More Info

Year's Best Weird Fiction

Chizine Publications | August 26, 2014 | 350 pages
Each volume of The Year's Best Weird Fiction will feature a different editor. Weird fiction is a diverse and eclectic mode of literature, and we are excited to see varying viewpoints. In fact, we are confident that the volume will see little if any overlap with the various other "Best Of"... More Info

Kiss Kill Vanish

Katherine Tegen Books | October 7, 2014 | 432 pages
Love. Betrayal. Murder. Valentina is living a charmed, glittering life in Miami—falling in love for the first time, showered with gifts and affection by her father, surrounded by friends—when one shocking moment shatters everything she thought she knew about herself, her boyfriend, and her... More Info

Rose's Run

Thistledown PressLtd | October 1, 2014 | 244 pages
Rose Okanese, a single mother with two kids, has been pushed into a corner by Rez citizens to claim some self-respect, and decides that the fastest way to do that would be for her to run the reserve's annual marathon. Though Rose hasn't run in twenty years, smokes and initially has little... More Info

None So Blind

Dundurn Group | October 18, 2014 | 384 pages
Twenty years after Green helped convict a young professor for the murder of an attractive coed, the man continues to protest his innocence, and shortly after being paroled, he is found dead. Suicide? Revenge? Or had Green, with blind overconfidence, failed to see the greater evil lurking in the... More Info

The Human Body

Pamela Dorman Books | October 2, 2014 | 336 pages
A platoon in one of the world's most dangerous war zones--the Forward Operating Base in the Gulistan district of Afghanistan--endure deadly engagements and psychological trauma before a mission gone wrong changes everything. By the best-selling author of The Solitude of Prime Numbers. 75,000 first... More Info

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Simon and Schuster | August 9, 2011 | 272 pages
An American release of a well-received 2008 publication in India is a tribute to Indian and French flavors that follows the life journey of chef Hassan Haji, who progresses from his family's modest restaurant in Mumbai to master haute cuisine in an elegant Parisian restaurant. Reprint.  More Info

We are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Plume | October 23, 2014 | 310 pages
Coming of age in middle America, 18-year-old Rosemary evaluates how her entire youth was defined by the presence and forced removal of an endearing chimpanzee who was secretly regarded as a family member and who Rosemary loved as a sister. By the best-selling author of The Jane Austen Book Club.  More Info

Out Stealing Horses

Random House | October 23, 2014 | 272 pages
"An early morning adventure out stealing horses leaves Trond confused when his friend Jon suffers a sudden breakdown. Behind the scene, he will discover, lies a personal tragedy: the first incident in the gradual destruction of the two boys' families." -- from publisher.  More Info

At Night We Walk in Circles

Riverhead Books | September 2, 2014 | 384 pages
The breakout book from a prizewinning young writer: a “surrealistic tour de force” (O, The Oprah Magazine) about one man’s obsessive search to find the truth of another man’s downfall. Nelson’s life is not turning out the way he hoped. His girlfriend is sleeping with another man; his... More Info

Come Back

September 30, 2014 | 288 pages
Hal Wiens, a retired professor, is mourning the sudden death of his loving wife, Yo. To get through each day, he relies on the bare comfort of routine and regular phone calls to his children. One morning, he sees a tall man in an orange jacket walk past on the pavement. The jacket, the posture, the... More Info

Adult Onset

September 30, 2014 | 400 pages
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of 2 beloved classics, Adult Onset is a powerful drama about motherhood, the dark undercurrents that break and hold families together, and the power and pressures of love. Mary-Rose MacKinnon--nicknamed MR or "Mister"--is a successful YA author who has made... More Info

Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials

William Morrow Paperbacks | September 30, 2014 | 384 pages
Rosie "Aunty" Lee, the feisty widow and amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home-cooking restaurant, is back in another delectable, witty mystery involving scandal and murder among the city's elite Few know more about what goes on in Singapore than Aunty Lee. When a scandal over... More Info

Silent Wounds

August 28, 2014 | 400 pages
From the No. 1 bestselling author of THE AMERICAN BOY comes a brilliant new historical thriller set during the French Revolution. Paris, 1792. Terror reigns as the city writhes in the grip of revolution. The streets run with blood as thousands lose their heads to the guillotine. Edward Savill,... More Info

The Thing Around Your Neck

Vintage Books Canada | June 1, 2010 | 217 pages
These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the... More Info

The Mouse-Proof Kitchen

Atria/Emily Bestler Books | September 30, 2014 | 352 pages
“A journey of the heart…Shah writes with sensuous passion” (The New York Times Book Review). When Anna, a chef by profession, discovers she’s pregnant, she prepares to leave dreary London behind and move to idyllic Provence, France, with her husband, Tobias, and her lovable baby-to-be. But... More Info

Teaching the Cat to Sit

Gallery Books | September 30, 2014 | 304 pages
A compelling memoir of a gay Catholic woman struggling to find balance between being a daughter and a mother raising her son with a loving partner in the face of discrimination. From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different.  More Info

The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Scribner | September 30, 2014 | 384 pages
The “spellbinding” (People, 4 stars), New York Times bestseller from the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an electric and impassioned love affair—“an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place” (USA TODAY). Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the... More Info

The Best American Sports Writing 2014

October 7, 2014 | 416 pages
“Excellent . . . A no-brainer pickup for the sports collection.” — Booklist “An affirmation of the strong state of American sportswriting.” — Kirkus Reviews From more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, Christopher McDougall,... More Info

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014

October 7, 2014 | 416 pages
Daniel Handler and Lemony Snicket compile the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.  More Info

The Best American Mystery Stories 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 7, 2014 | 400 pages
Edited by the Edgar Award- and Anthony Award-winning author of After I'm Gone, a latest annual anthology collects the year's top-selected mystery stories as published in hundreds of leading periodicals and websites. Original. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

Who by Fire

Doubleday Canada | September 23, 2014 | 368 pages
Who by Fire is a powerful, passionate novel about the march of "progress" and the environments, families, and ways of life destroyed in its wake. The heart of this moving story belongs to Tom Ryder--a man whose expectations for the future and assumptions about his own strength and power are... More Info

The Best American Essays 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 7, 2014 | 272 pages
A collection of the year's most esteemed and thought-provoking essays includes entries previously published in a variety of respected literary periodicals and is selected and introduced by the author of the acclaimed essay collection Pulphead. Original. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

By the Book

September 22, 2014 | 352 pages
New from the Winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Marian Engel Awardand the Governor General's Award for English FictionOnce touted as compendiums of human knowledge, the encyclopedias and handbooks of bygone eras now read quaintly, if not comically - yet within their fustian pages are often... More Info

The Best American Short Stories 2014

Mariner Books | October 7, 2014 | 320 pages
The best-selling and award-winning Jennifer Egan guest edits this year's The Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.  More Info

The Best American Travel Writing 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | October 7, 2014 | 336 pages
Edited by the author of Last Train to Zona Verde, an annual anthology of top-selected travel writing pieces is collected from a range of leading American periodicals. Original. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

September 23, 2014 | 208 pages
A brilliant collection of short stories from the double Man Booker Prize-winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies. Hilary Mantel is one of the world's most accomplished, acclaimed and garlanded writers. Uniquely, her last two novels, Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring up the Bodies, both won... More Info

How to Build a Girl

September 23, 2014 | 336 pages
"A hilarious yet deeply moving coming-of-age novel from New York Times-bestselling author Caitlin Moran, the U.K.'s answer to Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and Lena Dunham all rolled into one." (Marie Claire) What do you do in your teenage years when you realize what your parents taught you wasn't... More Info

The Broken Hours

September 23, 2014 | 312 pages
In the spring of 1936, horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is broke, living alone in a creaky old house and deathly ill. At the edge of a nervous breakdown, he hires a personal assistant, Arthor Crandle. As the novel opens, Crandle arrives at Lovecraft's home with no knowledge of the writer or his work... More Info

A Burnable Book

William Morrow Paperbacks | September 23, 2014 | 464 pages
London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers—including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's young king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard across London, said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the ends of... More Info

The Age

March 11, 2014 | 288 pages
Praise forDead Girlsby Nancy Lee: "These are moving and gripping stories - harsh, yet delivered with delicacy and compassion. They are from a young, new writer of conspicuous talent. Read them - and you will wake from a slumber you did not know you were in." - Yann Martel, author ofThe Life of Pi... More Info

Jane Eyre

Race Point Publishing | September 9, 2014 | 528 pages
Jane Eyre is the heart-wrenching story of a young girl saddled with both a cruel aunt and a bitter upbringing at Lowood School. Her soul not broken from these encounters, she becomes governess to the children of the handsome Mr. Rochester, with whom she falls deeply in love, but the dark secrets of... More Info

The Opening Sky

September 16, 2014 | 368 pages
The breakout novel from award-winning author Joan Thomas, it perfectly balances the dark underside of modern life, love, and family with wit and sharp observation: for fans of Good to A Fault, the works of Carol Shields, of Meg Wolitzer, and Jonathan Franzen. A stunning character-driven novel about... More Info

Lovely, Dark, Deep

Ecco | September 9, 2014 | 432 pages
From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of ten spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all Insightful, disturbing, and mesmerizing in their lyrical precision, the stories in... More Info

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Harper Perennial | September 16, 2014 | 624 pages
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and... More Info

Celia's Song

October 1, 2014 | 280 pages
Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her village, on the West coast of Vancouver Island in Nu:Chahlnuth territory. Celia is a seer who - despite being convinced she's a little "off" - must heal her village with the assistance of her sister,... More Info

Leaving Tomorrow

Phyllis Bruce Books | September 16, 2014 | 288 pages
From the Giller Prize-winning author of the #1 bestseller The Age of Hope, a thoughtful, tender, often wry novel of growing up and falling in love. In the small Alberta town of Tomorrow, young Arthur yearns for a larger life. His father prefers the love of horses and good books, while his mother is... More Info