Category: Literature - international

$17.00

A Grain of Wheat

Penguin Classics | May 29, 2012 | 272 pages
Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a... More Info
$24.00

Checkpoint

February 7, 2017 | 304 pages
A work of suspense and psychological tension set in the world of international humanitarian aid, Checkpoint is the latest bestselling novel by the founder of Doctors Without Borders, Jean-Christophe Rufin. The four men accompanying Maud on the aid convoy are very different from the clichéd image... More Info
$36.99

Proving Ground

Minotaur Books | May 2, 2017 | 368 pages
Nathaniel Dresden never really got along with his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements. As an act of rebellion, Natty joined the U.S. Army and served in Iraq, coming back with a chest full of commendations and a head full of disturbing... More Info
$37.00

No One Can Pronounce My Name

Picador USA | May 2, 2017 | 400 pages
"In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can't pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from... More Info
$23.00

The Nix

Vintage | May 2, 2017 | 752 pages
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book A Slate Top Ten Book "Nathan Hill is a maestro." --John Irving It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn't seen his mother Faye in decades--not since she abandoned the family when he... More Info
$37.50

Miss Burma

Grove Press | May 2, 2017 | 368 pages
Set against the vibrant backdrop of Burma from the 1940s to the 1960s, Miss Burma is a powerful and epic novel that follows one prominent Burmese family struggling to overcome war and political repression while trying to build a meaningful life  More Info
$25.00

By Gaslight

May 2, 2017 | 752 pages
Longlisted for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize No. 1 National Bestseller Globe and Mail's "20 Books to Read in 2016," Maclean's bestseller, Toronto Star bestseller, Ottawa Citizen's "Best on the Shelf," Huffington Post's "Best Fall 2016 Books," Publishers Weekly "Books of the Week," National Post... More Info

The God of Small Things

Vintage Books Canada | April 25, 2017 | 336 pages
"Likened to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, this extraordinarily accomplished debut novel is a brilliantly plotted story of forbidden love and piercing political drama, centered on an affluent Indian family that is forever changed by a visit from their English relatives. Set mainly in Kerala,... More Info
$34.95

Into the Water

May 2, 2017 | 352 pages
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers around the world in her novel The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins... More Info

Homegoing

Anchor Canada | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
"Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates An unforgettable New York Times bestseller of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career:... More Info
$21.00

The Spawning Grounds

Vintage Canada | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
The long-awaited new novel by the two-time Giller-shortlisted author is full of the qualities Gail Anderson-Dargatz's fans love: it's an intimate family saga rooted in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, and saturated with the history of the place. A bold new story that bridges Native... More Info
$23.99

Everybody's Son

Harper | May 2, 2017 | 336 pages
The bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Us and The World We Found deftly explores issues of race, class, privilege, and power and asks us to consider uncomfortable moral questions in this probing, ambitious, emotionally wrenching novel of two families—one black, one... More Info
$19.99

The Jane Austen Project

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 384 pages
Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel. London, 1815: Two... More Info
$18.99

Canada

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 432 pages
"First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.” So begins Canada, the unforgettable story of Dell Parsons, a young man forced by catastrophic circumstances to reconcile himself to a world rendered unrecognizable. Spirited across the Montana... More Info
$22.99

The Baker's Secret

HarperCollins Publishers | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
On June 5, 1944, as dawn rises over a small town on the Normandy coast of France, Emmanuelle is making the bread that has sustained her fellow villagers in the dark days since the Germans invaded her country. Only twenty-two, Emma learned to bake at the side of a master, Ezra Kuchen, the village... More Info
$43.95

Without God

Penn State University Press | February 10, 2017 | 176 pages
Addresses the religious, metaphysical, and existential dimensions of French novelist Michel Houellebecq's work. Argues that Houellebecq is the foremost contemporary chronicler of the spiritual anxieties of Western and specifically French modernity.  More Info
$20.00

Oil Change at Rath's Garage

Thistledown Press | May 1, 2017 | 292 pages
After the move to Delwood, Matt Humphreys, sixteen, comes to understand that his father, Jack, is a broken man not looking to heal after the death of his wife. It has left him angry, bitter, and a drinker. Matt knows it falls on his shoulders to provide care and attention for his younger brother... More Info

Beartown

Simon and Schuster | April 25, 2017 | 336 pages
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the... More Info
$22.00

Tuesday Nights in 1980

Gallery/Scout Press | May 2, 2017 | 336 pages
“An intoxicating Manhattan fairy tale…As affecting as it is absorbing. A thrilling debut.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “A vital, sensuous, edgy, and suspenseful tale of longing, rage, fear, compulsion, and love.” —Booklist (starred review) A transcendent debut novel that follows... More Info

The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency: Death in Sunset Grove

Pan Macmillan | June 16, 2016 | 352 pages
Perfect for fans of Miss Marple and Alexander McCall Smith.Meet Siiri and Irma, best friends and the queen bees of Sunset Grove, a retirement community for those still young at heart. With a combined age of nearly 180, Siri and Irma are still just as inquisitive and witty as when they first met... More Info
$17.99

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Harper Perennial | April 25, 2017 | 312 pages
A madcap new novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author Jonas Jonasson, author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden A GANGSTER, A VICAR AND A RECEPTIONIST WALK INTO A BAR . . . Killer-for-hire Anders is fresh out of prison and trying... More Info
$22.99

The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie

HarperAvenue | April 25, 2017 | 372 pages
Engrossing historical fiction for readers of The Bride of New France and The Birth House, about one of Canada’s most inimitable pioneers and her struggles to survive in the wilderness, brought beautifully to life in this accomplished debut Teetering on the edge of gentile poverty, Englishwoman... More Info

Missing, Presumed

HarperCollins Publishers | April 25, 2017 | 416 pages
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$22.99

Seven Days in May

HarperCollins Publishers | April 25, 2017 | 368 pages
For readers of Kate Williams, Beatriz Williams and Jennifer Robson, a captivating novel of love and resilience during the Great War, inspired by the author’s family history. As the First World War rages in continental Europe, two New York heiresses, Sydney and Brooke Sinclair, are due to set sail... More Info
$10.99

Tears of Dark Water

HarperCollins Publishers | April 25, 2017 | 688 pages
November 2011: Somali pirates hijack a sailboat, taking Americans Daniel Parker and his teenaged son, Quentin, hostage. The tense standoff orchestrated by negotiator Paul Derrick ends in tragedy, leaving Quentin’s mother, Vanessa, struggling to maintain hope. The pirates are extradited to stand... More Info

The Illegal

Harper Perennial | April 25, 2017 | 400 pages
#1 national bestseller by the author of The Book of Negroes Winner of the CBC’s Canada Reads Longlisted for the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award A CBC, Globe and Mail, and National Post Best Book of the Year Winner of the CBC Canada Reads competition, Maclean’s calls The Illegal “a... More Info
$19.95

Teardown

Freehand Books | October 15, 2016 | 192 pages
The stories in Teardown seize on instances that, at the outset, appear benign—a woman encountering an old boyfriend on a BC ferry, a father chaperoning his daughter’s class on a field trip, a young waitress’s burgeoning friendship with a co-worker—but are in fact fraught, often pivotal... More Info
$21.95

Searching for Petronius Totem

Freehand Books | May 15, 2017 | 250 pages
Following a dramatic break-up with his long-suffering wife, Jack Vesoovian retreats to a Hamilton rooming house, where he impulsively decides to take to the road to track down his life-long colleague, Petronius Totem. Petronius Totem has disappeared following the unlikely success of his memoir, Ten... More Info

Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet

May 6, 2008 | 368 pages
When 17-year-old Luke Hunter foretells the death of his friend with freakish accuracy, life gets complicated, fast. Everyone in Stokum, his rank little pinprick of a hometown, knows about the premonition and wants to know more. But Luke holds everyone--the local news crew, his buddy Fang, the... More Info
$22.00

The Second Life of Nick Mason

Penguin | April 18, 2017 | 320 pages
An NPR and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Thriller of the Year "A gamechanger. Nick Mason is one of the best main characters I've read in years."--Harlan Coben From New York Times-bestselling, two-time Edgar-award-winning author Steve Hamilton comes an unforgettable new... More Info
$22.00

The Revolution of the Moon

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$33.99

Little Sister

Patrick Crean Editions | April 18, 2017 | 312 pages
The farthest place you can go is closer than you can imagine. Rose is a sensible woman, thirty-four years old. Together with her widowed mother, Fiona, she runs a small repertory cinema in a big city. Fiona is in the early stages of dementia and is beginning to make painful references to Rose’s... More Info
$29.99

Crying for the Moon

HarperCollins Publishers | April 18, 2017 | 336 pages
In this brilliantly funny and poignant debut novel, actress, comedian and social activist Mary Walsh has created the unforgettable Maureen Brennan, a young woman coming of age in late 1960s St. John’s, Newfoundland There is no one like Maureen, the second youngest daughter of the Sarge, a mother... More Info
$21.00

The Color of Our Sky

William Morrow Paperbacks | April 18, 2017 | 304 pages
In the spirit of Khaled Hosseini, Nadia Hashimi and Shilpi Somaya Gowda comes this powerful debut from a talented new voice—a sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends in Mumbai, India, whose lives converge only to change forever one fateful night. India, 1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old... More Info

The Best Minds of My Generation

Grove Press | April 4, 2017 | 496 pages
A unique and compelling history of the Beats, in the words of the movement s most central member, Allen Ginsberg, based on a seminal series of his lectures"  More Info

Freeman's: Home

Grove Press | April 4, 2017 | 304 pages
The third literary anthology in the series that has been called "ambitious” (O Magazine) and "strikingly international” (Boston Globe),Freeman’s: Home, continues to push boundaries in diversity and scope, with stunning new pieces from emerging writers and literary luminaries alike. As the... More Info
$22.00

The Regional Office Is Under Attack!

Riverhead | April 11, 2017 | 416 pages
Read it! Jess Walter, New York Timesbestselling author ofBeautiful Ruins "[R]eminded me that reading can be FUN. Buzzfeed "A tour-de-force." Laura Miller, Slate In a world beset by amassing forces of darkness, one organization the Regional Office and its coterie of super-powered female assassins... More Info
$24.95

The Change Room

Random House Canada | April 11, 2017 | 320 pages
Happily married, great career, mother of two. What more could a woman possibly want? Enter The Change Room, by award-winning writer Karen Connelly, and find out. Eliza Keenan is the mother of two young sons, the owner of a flower studio that caters to the city's elite, and the loving wife of a... More Info
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Station Eleven

Harper Perennial | April 11, 2017 | 352 pages
Winner of the Toronto Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Sunburst Award Longlisted for the Baileys Prize and for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller The... More Info
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Goodnight from London

William Morrow Paperbacks | April 11, 2017 | 400 pages
From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Robson—author of Moonlight Over Paris and Somewhere in France—comes a lush historical novel that tells the fascinating story of Ruby Sutton, an ambitious American journalist who moves to London in 1940 to report on the Second World War, and to start a... More Info

LaRose

Harper Perennial | April 25, 2017 | 400 pages
In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice,... More Info
$35.00

Music of the Ghosts

Touchstone | April 11, 2017 | 336 pages
An astonishing and powerful new novel from PEN/Hemingway finalist Vaddey Ratner. Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as “the Old Musician” and... More Info

The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman

ONEWorld Publications | February 1, 2017 | 128 pages
Bilodo lives a solitary daily life, routinely completing his postal rounds every day and returning to his empty Montreal apartment. But he has found a way to break the cycle -- Bilodo has taken to stealing people's mail, steaming open the envelopes, and reading the letters inside. And so it is he... More Info

Sweetbitter

Vintage | March 1, 2017 | 368 pages
Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life... More Info
$32.95

American War

April 4, 2017 | 352 pages
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle -- a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only... More Info
$35.50

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

McSweeney's | March 14, 2017 | 288 pages
Helen Moran is thirty-two years old, single, childless, college-educated, and partially employed as a guardian of troubled young people in New York. She’s accepting a delivery from IKEA in her shared studio apartment when her uncle calls to break the news: Helen’s adoptive brother is dead.... More Info

Four Souls

Harper Collins | October 13, 2009 | 240 pages
From New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes a haunting novel that continues the rich and enthralling Ojibwe saga begun in her novel Tracks. After taking her mother’s name, Four Souls, for strength, the strange and compelling Fleur Pillager walks from her Ojibwe reservation to the... More Info
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Hanne and Her Brother

Thistledown Press | October 1, 2016 | 296 pages
A Belgian family moves to the post WWII Cowichan Valley and the daughter must adapt to their immigration, and situations of death, birth and survival in their new home.  More Info

The Shadow of the Wind

Ace Books | September 24, 2017 | 486 pages
A boy named Daniel selects a novel from a library of rare books, enjoying it so much that he searches for the rest of the author's works, only to discover that someone is destroying every book the author has ever written. Reprint.  More Info

The Dinner (Movie Tie-In Edition)

Hogarth | March 21, 2017 | 320 pages
"A European Gone Girl." --The Wall Street Journal An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives -- all over the course of one meal. It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two... More Info

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