Category: Literature - international

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

The Revolution of the Moon

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | April 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

Miss You

HarperCollins Publishers | April 4, 2017 | 432 pages
In the tradition of One Day, a wryly romantic story about two strangers who meet briefly as teens in Florence and whose paths cross again many times over the course of the next sixteen years, until they’re finally brought back together What if the person you’re looking for is standing right... More Info

The Satanic Mechanic

HarperAvenue | March 28, 2017 | 384 pages
Tannie Maria—recipe writer turned crime fighter—has barely had time to return to her cooking and advice column for the local Gazette when she finds herself embroiled in another whodunit: Slimkat the Bushman’s life is being threatened, and Tannie Maria is determined to find out who wants to... More Info

Shining City

Ecco | February 21, 2017 | 368 pages
A polished and gripping political debut that Michael Connelly calls “an edge of your seat thriller,” Shining City is set in DC amid a harrowing Supreme Court nomination fight. “Amazing. . . . Pulses with momentum. . . . A debut that will be remembered for years.” —Michael Connelly Peter... More Info

A Plea for Constant Motion

Astoria | January 23, 2017 | 304 pages
Quietly atmospheric and darkly foreboding, A Plea for Constant Motion is an ominous, and occasionally unnerving, new collection of stories by award-winning author Paul Carlucci. Dexterously divided into two parts and a surreal intermission, the characters in these stories find themselves confronted... More Info

It Happens All the Time

Atria Books | March 28, 2017 | 320 pages
From master storyteller Amy Hatvany—whose writing has been hailed as “gripping and emotionally honest” (Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times betselling author)—comes a provocative and compelling novel about two friends whose lives are changed by a drunken kiss. I want to rewind the clock,... More Info

The Ancient Minstrel

Grove Press | March 14, 2017 | 272 pages
A "New York Times" bestseller, "The Ancient Minstrel" is a stunning collection of novellas that highlight Jim Harrison s phenomenal range as a writer, shot through with his trademark wit and keen insight into the human condition. Harrison has tremendous fun with his own reputation in the title... More Info

A Twist of the Knife

Penguin Canada | March 21, 2017 | 320 pages
Brigid Quinn must confront her deadliest enemy yet: the shadow of her own past. Hardbitten former FBI agent Brigid Quinn is back--and this time, she's on home turf. Brigid has been forced to return to her Florida hometown to answer two very different calls for help. One is from her mother,... More Info

Terrible Virtue

Harper Perennial | March 21, 2017 | 288 pages
In the spirit of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank, the provocative and compelling story of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the twentieth century: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood—an indomitable woman who, more than any other, and at great personal cost,... More Info

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Scribner | March 21, 2017 | 384 pages
No summary available.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Simon & Schuster | March 21, 2017 | 224 pages
You will be scared. But you won’t know why… I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It’s always there. Always. Jake and I have a real connection, a rare and intense attachment. What has it been...a month? I’m very attracted to him. Even though he isn’t... More Info

Nightfall

Simon and Schuster | February 7, 2017 | 192 pages
From the acclaimed writer of the beloved Clara Callan comes a memorable new novel about first loves, love-after-love, and the end of things, set in summer in Quebec City. James Hillyer, a retired university professor whose life was evocatively described in October (Wright’s novel published in... More Info

The Nightingale Won't Let You Sleep

Hamish Hamilton | March 14, 2017 | 336 pages
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Carry Me

February 4, 2017 | 464 pages
Billy Lange is born in 1909 on the Isle of Wight, England, where his father is the skipper of a racing yacht belonging to a wealthy German-Jewish baron. As a child, Billy is entranced by the baron's daughter, the elusive and willful Karin von Weinbrenner. After the First World War, Karin and Billy... More Info

High Kick

Astoria | March 18, 2017 | 256 pages
Shortlisted for the RBC Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Barrelling Forward is a brilliantly crafted debut collection from Newfoundland's newest literary star. Eva Crocker sees life in sharper focus than the rest of us. The objects, rituals, and scenes of everyday life take on an almost... More Info

Life on Mars

March 7, 2017 | 240 pages
A middle-aged sportswriter gets a new lease on life with a heart transplant and develops an intimate relationship with his donated heart. Two brothers find in their rotting family tree the tangled roots of a dark childhood memory. A young woman travels to Thailand to reconnect body and soul and... More Info

Minds of Winter

February 4, 2017 | 496 pages
It begins with a chance encounter at the top of the world. Fay Morgan and Nelson Nilsson have each arrived in Inuvik, Canada, about 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Both are in search of answers about a family member: Nelson for his estranged older brother, and Fay for her vanished... More Info

The Accident of Being Lost

Astoria | April 8, 2017 | 152 pages
This Accident of Being Lost is the knife-sharp new collection of stories and songs from award-winning Nishnaabeg storyteller and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. These visionary pieces build upon Simpson's powerful use of the fragment as a tool for intervention in her critically acclaimed... More Info

Mitzi Bytes

HarperAvenue | March 14, 2017 | 304 pages
Sarah Lundy has a secret online life, and it might all come crashing down. Back at the beginning of the new millennium, when the Internet was still unknown territory, Sarah Lundy started an anonymous blog documenting her return to the dating scene after a devastating divorce. The blog was funny,... More Info

An Act of Injustice

April 1, 2017 | 312 pages
A bride, a groom, and a lover. Each with secrets from their past that when exposed, will change their lives forever. One will die, another will hang, and the survivor will begin an obsessive 20-year odyssey to discover the truth. Three people caught up in the harsh class differences and religious... More Info

Temporary People

Restless Books | March 14, 2017 | 240 pages
Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People is a fearlessly original and urgently necessary novel of linked stories that give voice to the unsung lives of the “guest workers” of the Persian Gulf. In the United Arab Emirates, the vast... More Info

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