Category: Literature - international

Harmony

Pamela Dorman Books | August 2, 2016 | 288 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel, a taut, emotionally wrenching story of how a seemingly "normal" family could become desperate enough to leave everything behind and move to a "family camp" in New Hampshire--a life-changing experience that alters them forever. How far... More Info

Goodbye Barbary Lane

Harper Perennial | December 6, 2016 | 880 pages
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the final three of which are collected in this third omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through... More Info

28 Barbary Lane

Harper Perennial | December 6, 2016 | 768 pages
Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new... More Info

Christmas Days

Grove Press | November 24, 2016 | 240 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season. For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative,... More Info

The Jane Loop

October 21, 2016 | 256 pages
The suburbs of Toronto in the early 1960s were safe, comfortable, and convenient. For example, in Islington - home to sixteen year-old Neil Bennett - one can easily access "downtown" by way of a bus that connects with streetcars at the Jane Loop. The suburbs made few demands on their residents.... More Info

Bad Boy

Atria Books | December 6, 2016 | 256 pages
Vlog star Renard Grant has nothing to prove: he’s got a pretty face, chiseled body, and two million adoring video subscribers. Plus the scars on his chest and a prescription for testosterone. Because Ren is transgender: assigned female at birth, living now as male. He films his transition and... More Info

Opening Belle

Simon & Schuster | December 6, 2016 | 352 pages
Maureen Sherry’s funny insider novel about a female Wall Street executive also trying to be a mother and a wife is a “compulsively readable…cheeky—and at times, romantic—battle-cry for any woman who’s ever strived to have it all and been told by a man that she couldn’t”... More Info

Fear of Mirrors

Verso | November 29, 2016 | 256 pages
A brilliant family saga stretching from the Russian Revolution to the collapse of the Soviet Union For some East Germans, the fall of communism was like the end of a long and painful love affair: free to tell the truth at last, they found they no longer wanted to hear it. The nation may be... More Info

Moonglow

HarperCollins Publishers | November 22, 2016 | 432 pages
Following on the heels of his New York Times-bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure-and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the... More Info

I'll Take You There

Harper | November 22, 2016 | 272 pages
New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of... More Info

Walden

Macmillan Collector’s Library | November 1, 2016 | 360 pages
One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature, "Walden" is a vivid account of the years that Henry D. Thoreau spent alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. This edition--introduced by noted American writer John Updike--celebrates the perennial importance of a classic... More Info

Moby-Dick

Macmillan Collector's Library | November 1, 2016 | 768 pages
On board the whaling ship Pequod a crew of wise men and fools, renegades and seeming phantoms is hurled through treacherous seas by a crazed captain hell-bent on hunting down the mythic White Whale. Melville transforms the little world of the whale-ship into a crucible where mankind’s fears,... More Info

Innocents and Others

Scribner | November 15, 2016 | 288 pages
From Dana Spiotta, the author of Eat the Document and Stone Arabia, “A brilliant novel…about female friendship, the limits of love and work, and costs of claiming your right to celebrate your triumphs and own your mistakes” (Elle). Innocents and Others is about two women who grow up in LA in... More Info

Faithful

Simon & Schuster | November 1, 2016 | 272 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate. Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an... More Info

The One Who Saw

October 8, 2016 | 64 pages
Seth's illustrated re-imagining of A.M. Burrage's ghostly masterpiece is a shocking Christmas treat.  More Info

The Witches of New York

October 25, 2016 | 528 pages
The beloved, bestselling author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure is back with her most beguiling novel yet, luring us deep inside the lives of a trio of remarkable young women navigating the glitz and grotesqueries of Gilded-Age New York by any means possible, including witchcraft... The year... More Info

After James

September 13, 2016 | 432 pages
This breakout novel from Giller Prize finalist Michael Helm is a genre-bending work of astonishing vision and a dazzling story of our times. A neuroscientist retreats to a secluded cabin in the woods, intending to blow the whistle on a pharmaceutical company and its creativity drug gone wrong. A... More Info

Antelope Woman

Harper Perennial | November 29, 2016 | 336 pages
This updated edition of National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich’s 1998 novel now features fascinating new content, a new title, new cover art, and a new foreword by the author—a riveting story that explores tensions between Native American and white... More Info

The Story of B

Bantam | December 7, 1997 | 325 pages
Jared Osborne, a Laurentians priest, investigates an itinerant preacher of unusual power and penetrates his inner circle, where he becomes an anguished collaborator in the dismantling of his own beliefs  More Info

The Girl from Venice

Simon & Schuster | October 18, 2016 | 320 pages
The highly anticipated new standalone novel from Martin Cruz Smith, whom The Washington Post has declared “that uncommon phenomenon: a popular and well-regarded crime novelist who is also a writer of real distinction,” The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against... More Info

Only the Dead Know Burbank

Harper Perennial | October 18, 2016 | 400 pages
With Lon Cheney and Boris Karloff among its characters, this sweeping and stylish love letter to the golden age of horror cinema tells the wonderful, tragic story of Maddy Ulm. It takes readers through her rise from the complicated shadows of Berlin’s first experiments with expressionist cinema... More Info

Romeo and Juliet

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 192 pages
An unabridged, illustrated edition of Shakespeare's tragic love storyUndoubtedly the greatest love story ever written, Romeo and Juliet has spawned a host of imitators on stage and screen and been adapted countless times. A young man and woman meet by chance and instantly fall in love. But their... More Info

About My Mother

July 4, 2016 | 288 pages
A tender portrait of a son s love for his mother, who is battling Alzheimer s, by internationally bestselling, award-winning Moroccan author"  More Info

3 Summers

October 11, 2016 | 96 pages
Inspired by Flaubert's Three Tales and Stein's Three Lives, a grappling with time, form and embodiment. Recite your poem to your aunt. I threw myself to the ground. Where were you in the night? In a school among the pines. What was the meaning of the dream? Organs, hormones, toxins, lesions:what is... More Info

A Christmas Carol

Macmillan Collector’s Library | November 1, 2016 | 144 pages
It's Christmastime, but Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old accountant, couldn't care less. Until he is visited in the night by three very special guests, who want to teach him the true value of Christmas. Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an... More Info

Small Great Things

Random House Canada | October 11, 2016 | 480 pages
A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history in #1 New York Times bestseller Jodi Picoult's latest novel. A young woman and her husband, admitted to hospital to have a baby, request that their nurse be reassigned--they are white supremacists... More Info

Precious and Grace

October 11, 2016 | 240 pages
The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The Chief Associate-Co-Director of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case,... More Info

Willem De Kooning's Paintbrush

HarperAvenue | April 26, 2016 | 272 pages
“Powerful. . . . Full of dark nostalgia.” —NATHAN ENGLANDER “A literary high-wire act, not for the faint of heart.” —ALISSA YORK An unflinching and masterful collection of award-winning stories, Willem de Kooning’s Paintbrush is a career-making debut. Ranging from an island holiday... More Info

The Library and Other Stories

Hamish Hamilton | October 4, 2016 | 240 pages
A book of stories all about why books mean the world to us Why are books, in all their forms, so very powerful? What do the books we've read over our lives--our own personal libraries--make of us? What does the unravelling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in jeopardy, say... More Info

Bit Rot

Random House Canada | October 4, 2016 | 432 pages
Bit Rot, a new collection from Douglas Coupland that explores the different ways 20th-century notions of the future are being shredded, is a gem of the digital age. Reading Bit Rot feels a lot like bingeing on Netflix... you can't stop with just one. "Bit rot" is a term used in digital archiving to... More Info

Beatlebone

Vintage Canada | October 4, 2016 | 320 pages
A searing novel that blends truth and fiction--and Beatles fandom--from one of literature's most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane. It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he... More Info

After the Fireworks

Harper Perennial | October 4, 2016 | 432 pages
From one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley, comes his great novella, set in Rome, about a writer’s affair with a mysterious young fan—now back in print for the first time in the U.S. in more than seventy years and also featuring two other acclaimed short works,... More Info

Yiddish for Pirates

Random House Canada | April 5, 2016 | 352 pages
Set in the years around 1492, Yiddish for Pirates recounts the compelling story of Moishe, a Bar Mitzvah boy who leaves home to join a ship's crew, where he meets Aaron, the polyglot parrot who becomes his near-constant companion. From a present-day Florida nursing home, this wisecracking yet... More Info

The Bookseller

Prometheus Books | December 7, 2016 | 303 pages
When his bookseller friend, a former Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter, is kidnapped and other booksellers are murdered, Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. embassy in Paris discovers a shocking conspiracy. Original.  More Info

The Wangs vs. the World

HarperAvenue | October 4, 2016 | 368 pages
A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent--and about the cross-country road trip that binds them back together. Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and... More Info

The Gloaming

September 13, 2016 | 308 pages
Shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize, The Gloaming is an adventurous, haunting novel of guilt, atonement, and hope.  More Info

Soulmates

William Morrow | September 27, 2016 | 288 pages
"For anyone who has ever suspected something sinister lurking behind the craze of new-age spirituality, Jessica Grose has crafted just the tale for you.  More Info

The Kite Runner

Anchor Canada | December 7, 2016 | 400 pages
An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father's servant,... More Info

The Bookshop on the Corner

William Morrow Paperbacks | September 20, 2016 | 272 pages
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The Hidden Keys

September 19, 2016 | 200 pages
Giller Prize winner André Alexis's contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic. Parkdale's Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred... More Info

Loner

Simon and Schuster | September 13, 2016 | 224 pages
"A new novel about a troubled young college freshman who becomes dangerously sexually obsessed with a classmate"--  More Info

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 544 pages
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Hamlet

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 216 pages
A complete and unabridged gift edition of Shakespeare's most famous tragedyA young prince meets with his father's ghost, who alleges that his own brother, now married to his widow, murdered him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild madness while... More Info

Fragment

Thistledown Press | October 1, 2016 | 240 pages
As the planet and the oceans warm, in the Antarctic a cool layer of newly minted ice shields the surface ocean from the warmer, deeper waters that are melting the ice shelves. New giant icebergs float off Antarctica — some the size of the Island of Montreal. On one eventful day in the... More Info

Eros the Bittersweet

Dalkey Archive Press | December 7, 1986 | 189 pages
A book about love as seen by the ancients, Eros is Anne Carson's exploration of the concept of "eros" in both classical philosophy and literature. Beginning with: "It was Sappho who first called eros 'bittersweet.' No one who has been in love disputes her. What does the word mean?", Carson examines... More Info

The Path of the Jaguar

October 1, 2016 | 184 pages
As The Path of the Jaguar opens in 1997, Guatemala is emerging from thirty-six years of civil war. Amparo Ajuix, a determined young married woman who lives in a Mayan village with her non-Mayan Guatemalan husband, is optimistic about the future. She is pregnant with her second child. With the help... More Info

A Disappearance in Damascus

August 30, 2016 | 320 pages
We rarely hear the stories of women's courage in the face of danger. This riveting true story of a remarkable relationship between 2 women--the award-winning Canadian journalist Deborah Campbell and Ahlam, an Iraqi woman working as a "fixer" for Western media in Syria as it plunges into... More Info

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

Vintage Canada | December 7, 2016 | 272 pages
Follows the lives of an eclectic group of individuals who frequent a hotel swimming pool in a Rwandan town including Gentille, a beautiful Hutu often mistaken for a Tutsi, who has long been admired by Bernard Valcourt, a Canadian journalist. As the two slide into a love affair, civil unrest in... More Info

The Iliad

Ecco | August 30, 2016 |
With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or... More Info

The Parcel

September 6, 2016 | 304 pages
The first novel in six years from a beloved and bestselling Canadian author whose previous work has been shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and Canada Reads, and has sold to publishers around the world. This powerful new work, about a transgender sex worker in the red-light district of... More Info

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