Category: Literature - international

The View from the Cheap Seats

William Morrow | May 31, 2016 | 256 pages
An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style. An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous... More Info

A Secret Vice

February 11, 2016 | 300 pages
First ever critical study of Tolkien s little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin s Game of Thrones. This is an annotated edition of Tolkien s seminal 1930s essay A Secret Vice, in which he first revealed his vice of... More Info

Vinegar Girl

June 7, 2016 | 224 pages
Could the taming of Shakespeare's shrew, Katherina, happen today? Find out in this funny, off-beat version from one of our most beloved novelists. "You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that." Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric... More Info

The Truth and Other Lies

Penguin Canada | June 7, 2016 | 256 pages
A literary thriller reminiscent of The Dinner and The Silent Wife that follows a famous author whose wife--the brains behind his success--meets her death, leaving him to deal with the consequences On the surface, Henry Hayden seems like someone you could like, or even admire. A famous bestselling... More Info

The Crown's Game

Balzer + Bray | May 17, 2016 | 416 pages
"Gorgeous and richly imagined."—Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series "Teeming with hidden magic and fiery romance."—Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s... More Info

The Last Unicorn

Roc | June 27, 1968 | 212 pages
Recounts the quest of the last unicorn, who leaves the protection of the enchanted forest to search for her own kind, and who is joined by Schmedrick the Magician and Molly Grue in her search  More Info

Homegoing

Bond Street Books | June 7, 2016 | 304 pages
A novel of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time,... More Info

The Lake House

Simon and Schuster | June 7, 2016 | 512 pages
"From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours, an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heartstopping suspense and uncovered secrets. Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright,... More Info

I Carried You Home

Patrick Crean Editions | April 26, 2016 | 256 pages
A poignant, lyrical story about a boy’s love for his grieving mother and his determination to bring her back from despair, I Carried You Home is a novel about coming of age through the experience of loss and a return to life. A single mother of two teenage boys locks herself away in grief over... More Info

Stories of Your Life and Others

Vintage | June 14, 2016 | 304 pages
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers readers the dual delights of the very, very strange and the... More Info

Umbrella Man

June 7, 2016 | 352 pages
The fourth book in the gripping Inspector Ramirez series by bestselling author Peggy Blair. When Mama Loa, a witch doctor, tells Inspector Ramirez that people in the sky are going to die, he thinks she’s crazy. After all, there hasn’t been a violent death in Havana in months. But things quickly... More Info

End of Watch

Simon and Schuster | June 7, 2016 | 496 pages
"A fabulously suspenseful closing volume--Brady Hartsfield, the Mercedes killer Stephen King introduced in his Edgar award winning first book in the trilogy, returns to diabolically drive his victims to suicide in this last, masterful installment starring the ever more winning Bill Hodges and Holly... More Info

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

June 7, 2016 | 224 pages
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 striking, not really. I’m going to meet his... More Info

Did You Ever Have a Family

Gallery/Scout Press | May 17, 2016 | 320 pages
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD, MAN BOOKER PRIZE, PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE, AND ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE • AN ALA NOTABLE BOOK • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Amazon • Library Journal • Booklist • NPR • Kirkus Reviews •... More Info

Mister Nightingale

April 15, 2016 | 320 pages
When self-described mid-list Newfoundland author James Nightingale makes a brief sojourn to his St. John’s home for the re-release of his seminal novel, he’s forced to confront his failings, both familial and artistic. Imbued with the language of literature and the imagery of a Newfoundland in... More Info

Thirteen Shells

Astoria | May 7, 2016 | 288 pages
Spanning the years 1977 to 1990, Nadia Bozak's thirteen stories are narrated from the perspective of Shell, the only child of bohemian artisans determined to live off their handicrafts and uphold a left-wing lifestyle. At the age of five, Shell's world is transformed when the family moves into a... More Info

The Land Mine

November 15, 2015 | 256 pages
London, 1943. Despite the deployment of his father to North Africa, the near constant threat of Nazi air raids, and the day-to-day hardships caused by rationing, thirteen-year-old Derek has managed to withstand the worst of World War II more or less unscathed. The war finally hits home, literally,... More Info

Missile Paradise

Ig Publishing | March 1, 2016 | 372 pages
Chinua Achebe meets Graham Greene in this satirical and heartrending novel about the damage wrought by American imperialism.  More Info

The Escape Artist

May 15, 2015 | 120 pages
The Escape Artist is the story of Nisha, a nine-year-old Indian-Canadian girl whose vivid imagination keeps her entertained in the loneliness she experiences as an only child and one of the few children in her neighbourhood. After her grandmother dies, her aunt Neela comes to live with Nisha and... More Info

Down the Rabbit Hole

July 1, 2013 | 96 pages
Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron. This is a darkly comic novel of a delirious... More Info

Eunoia

Coach House Press | June 27, 2016 | 115 pages
In a five-chapter book of experimental verse, each chapter uses only one vowel, with the vowel taking on its own personality, in a volume that also includes other poems about vowels and language in general.  More Info

The Little Friend

Vintage | June 27, 2016 | 624 pages
Growing up in a small Mississippi town in a family haunted by the murder of her brother, Harriet Cleve Dusfresnes lives in a world of her imagination, until, at the age of twelve, she decides to find the murderer and exact her revenge. By the author of The Secret History. Reprint. 250,000 first... More Info

October

Harpercollins Canada | June 27, 2016 | 256 pages
Published to rave reviews, with weeks on the bestseller lists and a place as a Globe and Mail Book of the Year, October is an extraordinary meditation on mortality and memory, from Governor General's Award-winning author Richard B. Wright. Visiting his gravely ill daughter, James Hillyer encounters... More Info

Wuthering Heights

Bantam Classics | June 27, 1974 | 315 pages
The passionate love of Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff mirrors the powerful moods of the Yorkshire moors  More Info

The Blind Assassin

Mississauga, Ont. : Random House of Canada | June 27, 2016 | 659 pages
A novel about an affair between a rich woman and a socialist man. Together, they invent a fantasy set on a fictional planet.  More Info

The House on Mango Street

Vintage | June 27, 1991 | 110 pages
For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness  More Info

The Girls

Vintage | June 27, 2016 | 457 pages
In Lansens's second novel, readers come to know Rose and Ruby, 29-year-old conjoined twins. When one of the girls decides to write her autobiography, the distinct personalities of the two emerge to reveal their contradictory longing for independence and their unwavering togetherness.  More Info

Interpreter of Maladies

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | June 27, 1999 | 198 pages
A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as "A Temporary Matter," in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly... More Info

His Whole Life

Emblem Editions | March 29, 2016 | 384 pages
From the #1 nationally bestselling, Giller Prize-winning author of Late Nights on Air and Alone in the Classroom, comes an irresistible new novel that has everything we would hope for from this celebrated author -- and more. Starting with something as simple as a boy who wants a dog, His Whole Life... More Info

Monty and Me

Avon Books | October 22, 2015 | 400 pages
Introducing loveable dog detective Monty the must-have book this Summer You might think that dogs can t understand us but you d be wrong. Apart from an obsession with cheese, Monty is a perfectly rational animal. So when his beloved master is stabbed to death, Monty decides to use his formidable... More Info

The Night Stages

Emblem Editions | April 5, 2016 | 416 pages
Set mainly in a remote area of County Kerry in the '40s and '50s, Jane Urquhart's stunning new novel is at once intimate and epic in scope. Tam, an English woman in her thirties, has been living in this harshly beautiful region since shortly after the war, in which she served as an auxiliary pilot.... More Info

The Association of Small Bombs

Viking | March 22, 2016 | 288 pages
For readers of Mohsin Hamid, Dave Eggers, Arundhati Roy, and Teju Cole, The Association of Small Bombs is an expansive and deeply humane novel that is at once groundbreaking in its empathy, dazzling in its acuity, and ambitious in scope When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys,... More Info

Lullabies for Little Criminals

Harper Perennial | April 5, 2016 | 368 pages
Heather O’Neill’s critically acclaimed debut novel, with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its ten-year anniversary Baby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is... More Info

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

Harper Perennial | April 5, 2016 | 416 pages
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a quirky, humorous and heart-warming story about growing old disgracefully – and breaking all the rules along the way! Seventy-nine-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping the dull, drab life of the retirement home. With... More Info

Sunday's on the Phone to Monday

Touchstone | April 5, 2016 | 288 pages
The Middlesteins meets The Virgin Suicides in this arresting family love story about the eccentric yet tightknit Simone family, coping with tragedy during 90s New York, struggling to reconnect with each other and heal.  More Info

The Children's Crusade

Scribner | April 5, 2016 | 448 pages
From New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Ann Packer, a “tour de force family drama” (Elle) that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. Bill Blair finds the land by accident, three wooded... More Info

A Little Lumpen Novelita

March 21, 2016 | 128 pages
“Now I am a mother and a married woman, but not long ago I led a life of crime”: so Bianca begins her tale of growing up the hard way in Rome. Orphaned overnight as a teenager—“our parents died in a car crash on their first vacation without us”—she drops out of school, gets a crappy... More Info

The Stories of Eva Luna

May 10, 2016 | 288 pages
For the first time in trade paperback, this collection, narrated by one of Allende's most memorable characters, magnificently illustrates the universal themes and evocative ideas that have made the author a leading voice in contemporary fiction.  More Info

Eva Luna

April 5, 2016 | 368 pages
Meet New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende’s most enchanting creation, Eva Luna: a lover, a writer, a revolutionary, and above all a storyteller. Eva Luna is the daughter of a professor’s assistant and a snake-bitten gardener—born poor, orphaned at an early age, and working as a... More Info

The Books that Changed My Life

Regan Arts. | April 5, 2016 | 256 pages
Dozens of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today. Leading authors, politicians, CEOs, actors, and other notables share the books that changed their life, why they love them, and their... More Info

Of Love and Shadows

March 29, 2016 | 336 pages
This profoundly moving tale of love, bravery, and tragedy by New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende brings to life a country ruled with an iron fist—and the men and women who dare to challenge it. Irene Beltrán is a force to be reckoned with. As a magazine journalist, an unusual... More Info

The Nest

HarperAvenue | March 22, 2016 | 336 pages
A wickedly smart, funny and deeply felt debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of their long depended-upon family inheritance On a wintry afternoon in New York City, Melody, Beatrice and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, who has just been... More Info

Reader, I Married Him

William Morrow Paperbacks | March 22, 2016 | 256 pages
This collection of original stories by today’s finest women writers—including Tracy Chevalier, Francine Prose, Elizabeth McCracken, Tessa Hadley, Audrey Niffenegger, and more—takes inspiration from the opening line in Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel, Jane Eyre. A fixture in the... More Info

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

Borough Press | January 1, 2016 | 464 pages
Part whodunnit, part coming of age, this is a gripping debut about the secrets behind every door RACHEL JOYCE An utter delight SARAH WINMAN A treasure chest of a novel JULIE COHEN One of the standout novels of the year HANNAH BECKERMAN I didn't want the book to end CARYS BRAY An excellent debut... More Info

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

William Morrow Paperbacks | January 6, 2015 | 480 pages
A luminous and unforgettable tale of two women, destiny, and identity in Afghanistan Kabul, 2007: The Taliban rules the streets. With a drug-addicted father and no brothers, Rahima and her sisters can rarely leave the house or attend school. Their only hope lies in the ancient Afghan custom of... More Info

After Alice

William Morrow | October 27, 2015 | 256 pages
From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic. When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife... More Info

Driving the King

Harper Perennial | January 19, 2016 | 352 pages
A daring and brilliant novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary. The war is over, the soldiers are returning, and Nat King Cole is back in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama, for a rare performance. His... More Info

Crazy Heart

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 336 pages
At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling... More Info

That Other Me

Harper Perennial | January 26, 2016 | 384 pages
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Sand Fish, Maha Gargash’s second novel is set in mid-1990s Dubai and Cairo and tells the story of how secrets and betrayals consume three members—an authoritarian father, a rebellious abandoned daughter, and a vulnerable niece—of a... More Info

God Loves Haiti

Amistad | February 2, 2016 | 272 pages
A native of Haiti, Dimitry Elias Léger makes his remarkable debut with this story of romance, politics, and religion that traces the fates of three lovers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the challenges they face readjusting to life after an earthquake devastates their city. Reflecting the chaos of... More Info

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