Category: Literature - international

Steal Away Home

HarperCollins Publishers | January 24, 2017 | 432 pages
For readers of The Book of Negroes, Bound for Canaan, House Girl and The Illegal comes the story of a fifteen-year-old escaped slave named Cecelia Reynolds, who slips away to freedom in Canada while her Kentucky owners holiday at Niagara Falls In this compelling work of narrative non-fiction,... More Info

A Harvest of Thorns

HarperCollins Publishers | January 24, 2017 | 368 pages
A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers, mostly young women. Amid the... More Info

The book of embraces

W W Norton & Co Inc | January 20, 1992 | 281 pages
The author shares brief anecdotes about life in South America, memories of incidents from his own past, and meditations on reading, literature, and freedom  More Info

The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise

January 17, 2017 | 96 pages
Darkly funny account of the office worker's mindset by the celebrated French novelist A long-suffering employee in a big corporation has summoned up the courage to ask for a raise. But as he runs through the looming encounter in his mind, his neuroses come to the surface: What is the best day to... More Info

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

Atria Books | January 17, 2017 | 336 pages
For fans of Cold Mountain and The Invention of Wings comes “a tour de force of historical fiction” (Henry Wiencek, author of Master of the Mountain) that follows the epic journey of a slave-turned-Comanche warrior who travels from the brutality of a New Orleans sugar cane plantation to the... More Info

Transit

HarperCollins Publishers | January 17, 2017 | 272 pages
The stunning new novel from the author of Outline, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year In the wake of family collapse, a writer moves to London with her two young sons. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a... More Info

Dragon Springs Road

HarperAvenue | January 10, 2017 | 400 pages
From the author of Three Souls (“heartbreaking and hopeful,” Booklist) comes a new novel set in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, where, as an ancient imperial dynasty collapses, a new government struggles to life and two girls—one a Eurasian orphan, the other a daughter of privilege—are... More Info
$16.95

Little Man What Now

Melville House Pub | January 20, 2017 | 345 pages
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First published in Germany in 1932, Fallada's documentary novel is a portrait of Germany during its period of economic and political breakdown prior to the advent of Hitler.  More Info
$21.00

Nothing Like Love

Anchor Canada | January 3, 2017 | 432 pages
A sparkling, witty and confident debut from a rising Canadian star whose Trinidadian roots and riotous storytelling heritage inform her completely delightful novel. It is 1974 in the town of Chance, Trinidad--home to a colourful cast of cane farmers, rum-drinkers, scandal-mongers . . . and a bright... More Info
$36.50

Difficult Women

Grove Press | January 3, 2017 | 272 pages
"A collection of stories of ... hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection"--  More Info
$19.99

The Man Without a Shadow

Ecco | January 3, 2017 | 384 pages
In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives—love.... More Info
$19.99

The Golden Son

Harper Perennial | January 3, 2017 | 432 pages
An instant bestseller in Canada, The Golden Son is a “sensitive and intelligent work” with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honour and tradition, in which two childhood friends must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own... More Info
$24.99

The Woman in Cabin 10

Simon & Schuster | January 3, 2017 | 352 pages
From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works,... More Info
$32.00

Selection Day

Scribner | January 3, 2017 | 304 pages
From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize­–winning author of The White Tiger, a dazzling new novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming of age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.... More Info

The Best American Magazine Writing 2016

November 29, 2016 | 480 pages
This year's Best American Magazine Writing features outstanding writing on contentious issues including incarceration, policing, sexual assault, labor, technology, and environmental catastrophe. Selections include Paul Ford's ambitious "What Is Code?" (Bloomberg Businessweek), an innovative... More Info
$29.99

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

HarperCollins | November 3, 2016 | 128 pages
Unavailable for more than 70 years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien's 'Corrigan' poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien. Set 'In Britain's land beyond the seas' during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou... More Info

Swing Time

Hamish Hamilton | November 15, 2016 | 464 pages
An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from northwest London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music,... More Info
$36.00

By Gaslight

August 23, 2016 | 600 pages
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$33.99

A Great Reckoning

Macmillan | August 30, 2016 | 400 pages
Louise Penny takes us back to the deceptively peaceful village of Three Pines in the brilliant new novel in her series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.  More Info

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

October 25, 2016 | 192 pages
Just in time for the holidays! Knopf Canada publishes four Christmastime murder stories by P. D. James (two featuring a young Adam Dalgliesh), which together add up to an unexpected gift following her death in 2014. As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime," P. D. James was frequently commissioned by... More Info
$20.99

The Little Red Chairs

Back Bay Books | December 6, 2016 | 320 pages
A fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time One night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives in the small Irish town of Cloonoila. Broodingly handsome, worldly, and charismatic, Dr.... More Info
$35.00

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
$24.99

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
$24.99

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
$22.99

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
$22.00

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
$33.00

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
$22.00

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
$33.99

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
$31.99

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
$22.00

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
$32.00

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
$8.95

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
$34.95

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
$19.99

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 | January 20, 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
$22.00

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
$19.99

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
$15.99

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
$18.95

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
$32.00

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
$29.95

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
$26.99

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

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