Category: Literature - International



Random House of Canada | July 31, 2014 | 393 pages
Consumption is an epic novel that brilliantly evokes the modern contradictions of the far north -walrus meat and convenience foods, twenty-four satelite TV and midnight sun - and leaves readers feeling charged and hopeful despite the circumstances it details.  More Info

Lighthouse Island

William Morrow Paperbacks | July 29, 2014 | 416 pages
In a world where animals are nearly all gone and drought has taken over, an orphan embarks on a dangerous journey to Lighthouse Island, a vacation spot in the Pacific Northwest, during which she meets a mapmaker and demolition expert who changes the course of her life. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

The Angel of Losses

Ecco | July 29, 2014 | 288 pages
An inventive, lushly imagined debut novel that explores the intersections of family secrets, Yiddish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters. The Tiger's Wife meets A History of Love, The Angel of Losses is a beautifully crafted jewel box of a novel about two estranged... More Info

The Snow Leopard

Penguin Classics | July 31, 2014 | 336 pages
An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas? now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary IN 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow... More Info

The Silent History

June 10, 2014 | 432 pages
Sometime right around now, doctors, nurses and-most of all-parents begin to notice an epidemic spreading among newborn children, children who are physically normal in every way except that they do not speak and do not respond to speech. They don't learn to read, don't learn to write. Theories... More Info

The Gone Dead Train

William Morrow Paperbacks | July 22, 2014 | 352 pages
Bestselling sensation Lisa Turner conjures a riveting Southern gothic mystery set in Memphis with echoes of Midnight in the Garden Evil and Lisa Gardner. Detective Billy Able is thrown into a vortex of bizarre murders, Santeria voodoo, flawed heroes, a damning photograph, and a stunning betrayal by... More Info


Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA | July 15, 2014 | 304 pages
Jaspreet Singh's follow up to" Chef" wrestles with one of the most shocking moments in the history of the Indian nation  More Info

The Hundred-Year House

Viking Adult | July 31, 2014 | 352 pages
"A dazzlingly original new novel from the acclaimed author of The Borrower. Now, Makkai returns with an ingenious novel set on an historic estate that once housed an arts colony. Doug, the husband of the estate's heir, desperately needs the colony files to get his stalled academic career back on... More Info

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Doubleday Canada | July 8, 2014 | 288 pages
A heartbreaking and wildly inventive new novel from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless girl living in an igloo made of garbage bags in Burlington, Vermont. Nearly a year ago, a power plant in the... More Info

Help for the Haunted

William Morrow Paperbacks | July 15, 2014 | 304 pages
Struggling with the loss of her parents, who helped haunted souls find peace, Sylvie Mason pursues the mystery, moving closer to the truth of what happened that night as she comes to terms with her family's past and uncovers secrets that have haunted them for years. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

Murder in the Telephone Exchange

Verse Chorus Press | June 10, 2014 | 368 pages
First published in 1948, when it was the best-selling mystery of the year in the author’s native Australia, Murder in the Telephone Exchange stars feisty young operator Maggie Byrnes. When one of her more unpopular colleagues is murdered — her head bashed in with a “buttinsky,” a piece of... More Info

The Sun Also Rises

Scribner Book Company | July 15, 2014 | 256 pages
This new edition celebrates the art and craft of the quintessential story of the Lost Generation. Presented by the Hemingway family with supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library, this edition provides readers with wonderful insight regarding Hemingway’s... More Info


Grand Central Pub | July 1, 2014 | 416 pages
State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family... More Info

The Valley of Amazement

HarperPerennial | July 15, 2014 | 448 pages
A sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity, which moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesan houses to the mountains of a remote Chinese village and the fog-shrouded streets of San Francisco Spanning more than forty years and two continents,... More Info

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Simon and Schuster | July 8, 2014 | 288 pages
Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Theresa Dunn spends her days as a schoolteacher whose rigid Catholic upbringing has taught her to find... More Info

A Farewell to Arms

Scribner Book Company | July 8, 2014 | 352 pages
Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of... More Info

An Untamed State

Grove Press | July 31, 2014 | 370 pages
Her perfect life is shattered when Mireille is kidnapped by armed men in front of her father's estate in Haiti and she must endure the horrors and torments of her captors while her father inexplicably resists paying for her ransom.  More Info

The Queen of the Tearling

Harper | July 8, 2014 | 448 pages
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The Godfather

Signet | July 31, 1969 | 444 pages
Professor:  Prof. Priscilla Walton
Course Codes:  ENGL 4709/5611
Semester:  Summer-2014
An inside look at the operations of the Cosa Nostra focuses on Mafia leader Vito Corleone, his family, and his underworld domain  More Info

The Jungle

Penguin Classics | July 31, 2014 | 388 pages
Professor:  Prof. Patricia Whiting
Course Codes:  ENGL 4115/ ENGL 5900
Semester:  Summer-2014
The horrifying conditions of the Chicago stockyards are revealed through this narrative of a young immigrant's struggles in America.  More Info

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Mariner Books | November 1, 2011 | 368 pages
Professor:  Prof. Esther Post
Course Codes:  ENGL 2100
Semester:  Summer-2014
Oskar Schell, the 9-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a key his father left behind. Reissue.  More Info

Broken Sky Chronicles #1

HarperTrophy | April 23, 2013 | 272 pages
The ground cracked into hundreds of fissures, spreading out like a spider’s web. In an instant, the earth around the donkey crumbled, and Elia threw herself at the nearest clothesline. As the squealing animal fell away, swallowed by the mist below, the wind surged to send a sheet billowing within... More Info


Harper Perennial | July 1, 2014 | 288 pages
"Lotería is the card-based Mexican variant of bingo and, in the hands of Zambrano, it's a deck stacked with narrative possibilities.... Zambrano coaxes a language that straddles pictures and words, Spanish and English. An intriguing debut and an elegiac, miniature entry in the literature of Latin... More Info


HarperPerennial | July 31, 2014 | 432 pages
Born to rough cloth in working-class London in 1748, Mary Saunders hungers for velvet and laceâe"a desire that leads her to a life of prostitution, where she encounters a freedom unknown to virtuous young women. In the end, it is clothes, their splendour and their deception, that bring Mary to the... More Info

The Devil on Her Tongue

Random House Canada | June 24, 2014 | 544 pages
A spellbinding story of loss, romance and betrayal set in 18th-century Portugal, from internationally bestselling Canadian historical fiction author Linda Holeman. Diamantina is 13 when her father, a Dutch sailor who washed up on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, abandons her and her... More Info


January 1, 2014 | 312 pages
Zummo - a 17th-century prodigy and creator of figures so realistic they look as though they might draw breath - has spent his life fleeing his past. Summoned to the Medici court by the Grand Duke, a man of holy devotions and hidden longings, Zummo finds himself in a city riddled with hypocrisy and... More Info

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

HarperCollins Canada | June 1, 2014 | 256 pages
A hilarious memoir about growing up Muslim from the creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie. Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She's just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will 'pimp' out her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt... More Info

The Fracking King

New Harvest | July 31, 2014 | 208 pages
A novel about boarding school, hardcore Scrabble fanatics, and fracking—a new kind of environmental novel by a spokesman and chief strategist for Common Cause.  More Info

A Hitch at the Fairmont

Atheneum | June 24, 2014 | 416 pages
When his aunt is kidnapped, an eleven-year-old boy staying at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel in 1956 tries to find her, with the help of Alfred Hitchcock.  More Info

Moomin Book Nine

Drawn and Quarterly | June 17, 2014 | 112 pages
“[Moomin is] a quirky, original comic strip masterpiece.” —Myla Goldberg, author of Bee Season Moomin: The Complete Lars Jansson Comic Strip, Volume Nine welcomes readers back to the beloved world of Moominvalley, where pancakes and jam are a perfectly acceptable supper and a damsel in... More Info

The Two Faces of January

Grove Press | March 11, 2014 | 288 pages
“[A] classic psychological thriller.”—USA Today Originally published in 1964, and the winner of the CWA Best Foreign Novel Award, Patricia Highsmith’s The Two Faces of January is a chilling tale of suspense, suffused with her trademark slow, creeping unease. In a grubby Athens hotel, Rydal... More Info

The Good Suicides

Doubleday Canada | June 10, 2014 | 368 pages
The author of The Summer of Dead Toys returns with the next intense and harrowing thriller in his Inspector Salgado series. Young, free and . . . dead. Senior staff at Alemany Cosmetics company come home with a secret after a team-building course in a remote country house. Now, they are committing... More Info


June 17, 2014 | 304 pages
It all started very simply: A girl packed a suitcase full of soap and clean underwear and went to Italy. She was young--open as an empty highway. She met some people there. Love happened. And then, her ending began. Grifonia, Italy. Home to thousands of years of secrets. Upon entering those ancient... More Info

The Zhivago Affair

Pantheon Books | June 17, 2014 | 368 pages
The dramatic, never-before-told story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to the Russian countryside to visit the country's most beloved poet, Boris Pasternak.... More Info

Elizabeth Is Missing

June 10, 2014 | 336 pages
An internationally heralded debut novel of extraordinary warmth, insight and humanity that will appeal to readers who loved The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Still Alice: Elizabeth Is Missing is at once a page-turning mystery that takes us from post-war Britain to the present day and a... More Info

Big Brother

HarperCollins Canada | June 1, 2014 | 416 pages
From the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin comes a striking novel about siblings, marriage and obesity When Pandora picks up her older brother Edison at her local Iowa airport, she literally... More Info


June 10, 2014 | 336 pages
Tim Winton is Australia's most decorated and beloved literary novelist. Shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize and the winner of a record-holding four Miles Franklin Awards for Best Australian Novel, he has a gift for language virtually unrivaled among English-language novelists. His work is both... More Info

Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales

February 1, 2014 | 256 pages
Kurt Schwitters revolutionized the art world in the 1920s with his Dadaist Merz collages, theater performances, and poetry. But at the same time he was also writing extraordinary fairy tales that were turning the genre upside down and inside out. Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales is the first... More Info

Memory of Water

Harper Voyager | June 10, 2014 | 272 pages
An amazing, award-winning speculative fiction debut novel by a major new talent, in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin. Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water, and China rules Europe, including the Scandinavian Union, which is occupied by the power... More Info


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | July 31, 2014 | 242 pages
Disappearing for years after a meteoric rise in the indie rock scene, powerhouse singer Anna sells the last of her resources to finance a comeback album and reclaim an ultimate transcendent moment on the stage. By the award-winning author of The Art of Intimacy. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

The Lost Language of Cranes

Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA | June 3, 2014 | 352 pages
Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of twenty-five-year-old Philip Benjamin, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip’s parents are facing their own... More Info

The Dead Do Not Die

June 1, 2014 | 432 pages
Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach—uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation—renders his books devastating and unforgettable. Now, for the first time, Lindqvist’s most beloved works are... More Info

The Cushion in the Road

April 1, 2014 | 384 pages
A collection of essays from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple addresses a wide range topics from the spiritual to the political, including racism, Africa, President Obama, Palestinians and healthcare. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

Problems with People

Knopf | July 31, 2014 | 176 pages
The best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars returns to his Pacific Northwest settings-and moves beyond them-in ten sharply observed, funny, and wise new stories that explore the mysteries of love, and unravel our complex desires to connect with others. Ranging from teenage to middle-age, the... More Info

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Back Bay Books | June 3, 2014 | 288 pages
"Sedaris is a remarkably skilled storyteller and savvy essayist....And based, on this latest collection, he's getting only better." ---Los Angeles Times A guy walks into a bar car and... From here the story could take many turns. When the guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the... More Info

Dissident Gardens

Vintage Books | June 3, 2014 | 384 pages
A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, The Globe and Mail A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers--an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals At the center of Jonathan Lethem's superb new novel... More Info

Mr. Mercedes

Scribner Book Company | June 3, 2014 | 448 pages
In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands. In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for... More Info

The Silver Star

Simon and Schuster | June 3, 2014 | 304 pages
Abandoned by their artist mother at the age of 12, Bean and her older sister, Liz, are sent to live in the decaying antebellum mansion of their widowed uncle, where they learn the truth about their parents and take odd jobs to earn extra money before an increasingly withdrawn Liz has a... More Info

The Laramie Project and the Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Vintage Books | July 31, 2014 | 192 pages
On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was... More Info

The Book of Unknown Americans

Bond Street Books | June 3, 2014 | 304 pages
A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status: a novel that gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own. After their daughter... More Info