Category: Literature - international

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 | October 27, 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


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

The Bookseller

Prometheus Books | October 27, 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

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 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


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 | October 27, 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


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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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


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 | October 27, 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 | October 27, 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

The Spawning Grounds

September 6, 2016 | 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

Fifteen Dogs

April 1, 2015 | 160 pages
Professor:  Prof. Rosemarie Hoey
Course Codes:  ENGL 4806
Semester:  Fall-2016
One summer night in Toronto, Hermes and Apollo make a drunken bet about the possibility of human happiness. And so they grant human consciousness to a group of dogs overnighting at a veterinary clinic. Having suddenly been granted more complex thought, the pack is soon torn between those who resist... More Info

The House of Mirth

Signet Book | October 1, 2015 | 368 pages
Professor:  Prof. Priscilla Walton
Course Codes:  ENGL 4708
Semester:  Fall-2016
Edith Wharton's classic novel, The House of Mirth, is a brillaint exposé of the pretense and greed of fashionable New York Society. In The House of Mirth, which helped to establish Edith Wharton’s literary reputation, she honed her acerbic style and discovered her defining subject: the... More Info

Sex and Death

Anansi International | September 3, 2016 | 284 pages
"What else is there?" -- Alice Munro, on why so much of her work deals with the twin themes of sex and death. The drive for life -- for survival and reproduction -- and the drive for death -- for violence and self-destruction -- are the two dominant, instinctive urges of human behaviour. These... More Info

The Conjoined

September 13, 2016 | 300 pages
On a sunny May morning, social worker Jessica Campbell sorts through her mother’s belongings after her recent funeral. In the basement, she makes a shocking discovery -- two dead girls curled into the bottom of her mother’s deep-chest freezers. She remembers a pair of teenaged sisters who lived... More Info

Freedom's Just Another Word

September 6, 2016 | 232 pages
Easy never thought she'd be on her way to meet Janis Joplin in Texas, and she especially never thought she'd be traveling with two nuns to get there.  More Info

News from the Red Desert

Random House Canada | August 23, 2016 | 384 pages
From the award-winning author of The Water in Between and Consumption, the definitive novel of the Afghanistan war. News From the Red Desert begins in late 2001, when everyone believes the war is already won and the Taliban defeated, then leaps late in the severely escalated conflict--into the... More Info

Love Medicine

Harper Collins | May 5, 2009 | 400 pages
The stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, Love Medicine tells the story of two families, the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multi-generational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of... More Info


Macmillan | March 21, 2006 | 81 pages
Deals with the conflicts and thoughts of a young Jewish concentration-camp veteran as he prepares to assassinate a British hostage in occupied Palestine.  More Info

Champion of the World

Penguin | July 12, 2016 | 480 pages
In this stunning historical fiction debut set in the world of wrestling in the 1920s, a husband and wife are set adrift in a place where everyone has something to hide and not even the fights can be taken at face value. Late summer, 1921: Disgraced former lightweight champion Pepper Van Dean has... More Info

Fire in the Stars

Dundurn | September 27, 2016 | 328 pages
Former aid worker Amanda Doucette returns from Nigeria to rebuild her life in Newfoundland after a shocking experience drove her from the field. Seeking a new purpose in life, she soon finds herself putting her crisis-response training to full effect when she’s wrapped up in a murder and... 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

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Carlton Books | October 1, 2015 | 64 pages
Written by his trusted friend and companion, Dr John Watson, this book chronicles nine of the most fascinating cases solved by the world's most famous detective. Based on the many notes and evidence gathered during the course of Sherlock Holmes's investigations, this collection is painstakingly... More Info

Under the Tuscan Sun

Broadway | October 27, 1997 | 280 pages
Applies a poet's sensibility, a traveler's eye, and a cook's palate to the pleasures of the Tuscan countryside, where the author began restoring an abandoned villa  More Info

Sad Old Faggot

September 13, 2016 | 176 pages
Sad Old Faggot is a brilliant foray into the groundbreaking genre of autobiographical fiction. It’s the absorbing, sometimes embarrassing, always entertaining story of a lonely, self-obsessed, selfish, deluded, impotent 62-year-old gay man named Sky Gilbert who -- despite his best intentions --... More Info