Category: Literature - international

October

Harpercollins Canada | May 24, 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 | May 24, 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 | May 24, 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 | May 24, 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 | May 24, 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 | May 24, 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

Mr. and Mrs. Baby Deluxe Edition

Ecco | October 6, 2015 | 128 pages
Back in print in this deluxe edition, the former Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s only collection of short fiction, now part of the Ecco Art of the Story series. “Imagine a writer who combines Woody Allen’s sense of exaggeration—his ability to extrapolate... More Info

Lit

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 464 pages
Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up—as only Mary... More Info

Black Boy

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 448 pages
Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either... More Info

Alas, Babylon

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 368 pages
"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just... More Info

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Hamish Hamilton | March 8, 2016 | 336 pages
From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox comes an enchanting and thought-provoking collection of intertwined stories Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a... More Info

The Widow

Penguin Canada | February 16, 2016 | 336 pages
A loving husband or a heartless killer...she'd know, wouldn't she? There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with accusing glares and anonymous harassment. Now her... More Info

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Penguin Books Canada | February 23, 2016 | 224 pages
"This book sparkles with wit and at the same time comes across as so transparent and genuine--Awad knows how to talk about the raw struggles of female friendships, sex, contact, humanness, and her voice is a wry celebration of all of this at once." --AIMEE BENDER, author of The Particular Sadness... More Info

Be Frank With Me

William Morrow | February 2, 2016 | 304 pages
A sparkling debut combining the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion... More Info

The Buried Giant

Vintage Canada | January 5, 2016 | 352 pages
The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize­-winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a... More Info

Words of Witness

University of Wisconsin Pres | January 12, 2016 | 249 pages
A literary and political genealogy of the last half-century, "Words of Witness" explores black feminist autobiographical narratives in particular by June Jordan, Edwidge Danticat, Melba Beals, Rosemary Bray, and Eisa Davis in the context of activism and history since the landmark 1954 segregation... More Info

The Mark and the Void

Hamish Hamilton UK | February 4, 2016 | 480 pages
A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Fourteen-year-old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears. She is angry with almost everyone, especially people who tell her what to do. She follows the one rule that makes... More Info

Papi

University of Chicago Press | March 22, 2016 | 176 pages
Papi tells a story in the voice of an eight year old girl waiting in Santo Domingo for her father to return from New York to lavish her with gifts and the glory of his fame. Things don't go according to plan.  More Info

Black Deutschland

Macmillan | February 2, 2016 | 304 pages
Jed--young, gay, black, out of rehab and out of prospects in his hometown of Chicago--flees to the city of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, the subsidized city isolated behind the Berlin Wall, is where he's chosen to become the figure... More Info

Some Rain Must Fall

March 15, 2016 | 672 pages
The fifth installment in the epic six-volume My Struggle cycle is here, highly anticipated by Karl Ove Knausgaard's dedicated fan club--and the first in the cycle to be published separately in Canada. The young Karl Ove moves to Bergen to attend the Writing Academy. It turns out to be a huge... More Info

The High Mountains of Portugal

February 2, 2016 | 352 pages
With this highly anticipated new novel, the author of the bestselling Life of Pi returns to the storytelling power and luminous wisdom of his master novel. The High Mountains of Portugal is a suspenseful, mesmerizing story of a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching... More Info

A Little Life

Anchor Books | January 1, 2016 | 832 pages
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever... More Info

In the Country

Vintage | March 1, 2016 | 368 pages
These nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories from Mia Alvar, a remarkable new literary talent, vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora. Here are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting their families from the Philippines to begin new lives in the Middle East, the... More Info

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories

Emblem Editions | February 23, 2016 | 272 pages
Bestselling author Guy Vanderhaeghe's new book of fiction is both timely and timeless and showcases his supreme talent as a storyteller and poignant observer of the human condition. Among these nine addictive and resonant stories: A teenage boy breaks out of the strict confines of his family, his... More Info

Sarah Binks

New Canadian Library | January 5, 2010 | 178 pages
Paul Hiebert’s critical biography of the wholly mythical but irrepressible and irresistible Sarah Binks, “the Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan,” who gave her life to poetry and died a martyr to the muse, is a hilarious analysis of her career and influences, along with a memorable selection of... More Info

The King in Darkness

Renaissance Press | July 21, 2015 | 278 pages
Adam Godwinson, former priest, isn't sure what he believes in anymore. These days he deals in used books at a small store in Ottawa. But an old text, written in an unfamiliar language, is about to change that forever. Adam now finds himself the target of a powerful conspiracy. These shadowy... More Info

Brothers in Arms

Renaissance | February 1, 2014 | 238 pages
Am I losing my mind, or my power? Right now, I'm not sure which would be worse. A little over a year after the events of Blood Relations, Alex Winters is doing well, with a relatively comfortable home life with his girlfriend and baby. Although his position as underboss for the Lupino group is... More Info

Blood Relations

Renaissance | May 24, 2016 | 243 pages
Who cares if they're not normal? Neither am I. Life has not been easy for Alex Winters since he used his pyrokinetic powers to take control of the Russian district. Violence and betrayal have become a way of life, but he's somehow managed to keep the gangsters in line. At barely sixteen, he thinks... More Info

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