Category: Literature - international


The Cellist of Sarajevo

Vintage Books Canada | February 6, 2009 | 272 pages
In war-torn Sarajevo, a cellist sets out to play Albinoni's Adagio once a day for 22 days as a memorial for 22 people killed in a sniper attack. All the while, he is oblivious to the fact that a female sniper is protecting him.  More Info

A Place of Greater Safety

HarperCollins UK | December 20, 2014 | 872 pages
From the double Man Booker prize-winner comes an extraordinary work of historical imagination - this is Hilary Mantel's epic novel of the French Revolution. A spellbinding novel which recounts the events between the fall of the Ancient Regime and the peak of the Terror, as seen through the eyes of... More Info


Vintage | December 20, 2014 | 191 pages
Depicts the struggles of Timofey Pnin, a professor of Russian, who attempts to adapt himself to life at an institution.  More Info

The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81

Pan Macmillan | June 5, 2014 | 300 pages
Frank Derrick is eighty-one. And he's just been run over by a milk float. It was tough enough to fill the hours of the day when he was active. But now he's broken his arm and fractured his foot, it looks set to be a very long few weeks ahead. Frank lives with his cat Bill (which made more sense... More Info


December 9, 2014 | 304 pages
Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum that has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal... More Info

A Man in Love

Random House | December 20, 2014 | 672 pages
An electrifying honest and autobiographical love story from the international sensation and bestseller, Karl Ove Knausgaard. Karl Ove Knausgaard leaves his wife and everything he knows in Oslo for a fresh start in Stockholm. There he strikes up a deep and competitive friendship with Geir and... More Info


October 28, 2014 | 56 pages
From one of the most beloved storytellers of our time, Remembrance is the last published story by Alistair MacLeod, and a moving story of three generations of men from a single family whose lives are forever altered by the long shadow of war. Now available in book form for the first time in a... More Info

Good Children

Headline Review | October 23, 2014 | 496 pages
'Few novels are life-changing; this one just might be' Daily Mail Leaving home is one thing. Surviving is another. In 1940s Lahore, the Punjab, two brothers and two sisters are beaten and browbeaten into 'good children'. Each has a destiny to fulfil. Sully and Jakie will be doctors, Mae and Lana... More Info

Still Alice

Pocket Books | December 16, 2014 | 400 pages
In Lisa Genova’s extraordinary New York Times bestselling novel, an accomplished professor diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease learns that her worth is comprised of more than her ability to remember. Now a major motion picture from Sony Pictures Classics starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin,... More Info

Give Me a Ticket to Childhood

September 16, 2014 | 160 pages
Looking back on his life, the narrator shares his childhood adventures and misdeeds with his friends.  More Info

A Siege of Bitterns

Dundurn Group (CA) | April 5, 2014 | 352 pages
Domenic Jejeune is a reluctant police hero but an enthusiastic birdwatcher. After he's promoted to a post in the heart of Britain's birding country, his first case involves the murder of an environmentalist. Torn between loyalties to his job and his hobby, Jejeune faces mistrust from his colleagues... More Info

White Man's Problems

Black Cat | January 1, 2015 | 240 pages
In nine stories that move between nouveau riche Los Angeles and the working class East Coast, Kevin Morris explores the vicissitudes of modern life. Whether looking for creative ways to let off steam after a day in court or enduring chaperone duties on a school field trip to the nation's capital,... More Info

The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

October 16, 2014 | 100 pages
Finalist for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize From the author of the international bestselling, award-winning Lullabies for Little Criminals, a coming-of-age novel set on the seedy side of Montreal's St. Laurent Boulevard Gorgeous twins Noushcka and Nicolas Tremblay live with their grandfather... More Info

Will Starling

September 23, 2014 | 484 pages
After years as a battlefield surgeon during the Napoleonic War, Will Starling returns to London in 1816 to build a civilian surgical practice. But when one of the grover-robbers who supplies him with cadavers for dissection is complicit in a murder, Will resolves to find out the truth.  More Info


By Mo Yan
August 15, 2014 | 392 pages
In this novel by the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Mo Yan, a benign old monk listens to a prospective novice’s tale of depravity, violence, and carnivorous excess while a nice little family drama—in which nearly everyone dies—unfurls. But in this tale of sharp hatchets, bad water, and a... More Info

All Saints

March 25, 2014 | 222 pages
In All Saints, linked short stories animate the solitary lives of rectors, church ladies, and aging urban faithfuls.  More Info


August 29, 2014 | 352 pages
The third and final book in VanderMeer's acclaimed Southern Reach Trilogy. It is winter in Area X. A new team embarks across the border, on a mission to find a member of a previous expedition who may have been left behind. As they press deeper into the unknown-navigating new terrain and new... More Info

Celia's Song

October 1, 2014 | 280 pages
Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her village, on the West coast of Vancouver Island in Nu:Chahlnuth territory. Celia is a seer who - despite being convinced she's a little "off" - must heal her village with the assistance of her sister,... More Info

Nora Webster

October 14, 2014 | 384 pages
From one of contemporary literature's most acclaimed and beloved authors comes this magnificent new novel set in a small town in Ireland in the 1960s, where a fiercely compelling, too-young widow and mother of four moves from grief, fear, and longing to unexpected discovery. Toibin's portrayal of... More Info

Ten O'four

September 2, 2014 | 256 pages
Following the international buzz for his debut, Leaving the Atocha Station, comes 10:04, Ben Lerner's electric second novel that blends artistry and wit, intelligence and tenderness. A unique collision between art and life by an extraordinary young writer. For readers of Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan... More Info


Anchor Canada | October 28, 2014 | 208 pages
"The glory of Moore's writing isn't simply that it toys with our expectations; it is that--like life itself--it turns them on their heads and gives them a good hard shake. . . . A long time in coming, Bark is a reminder--if one was needed--that when it comes to writing stories, Moore is still ahead... More Info


Pulp the Classics | September 25, 2014 | 192 pages
He's a bardass brother with the love of a fine woman. That is until some cloven hoofed honky starts talking crazy about variously hued sheep tupping the hell outta each other! You gotta pity the fool who gets shafted by the green eyed monster. Let's hope Othello can work out who to trust before... More Info


Pulp the Classics | August 28, 2014 | 256 pages
This kid was born on the wrong side of the Lab... This is the latest in the sensation Pulp! The Classics series. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is reprinted here, unabridged, with sprayed coloured edges and a truly pulpy cover by artist David Mann.  More Info

Romeo and Juliet

Pulp the Classics | September 25, 2014 | 256 pages
Too wild to live, too young to die! #YOLO! Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou . . . Oh wait, he’s hanging around in the garden again. Will young Romeo and his Juliet ever be able to express their raging hormones? Or will their feuding families make this romance blossom into a poisoned flower?... More Info


Pulp the Classics | August 28, 2014 | 256 pages
"For the centennial of its original publication, an irresistible Graphic Deluxe Edition of one of the most beloved books of the 20th century Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English language, James Joyce's Dubliners is a vivid and unflinching portrait of "dear dirty Dublin" at the... More Info

The Boston Girl

Scribner | December 9, 2014 | 336 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century. Addie Baum is The Boston Girl, born... More Info

Cold Hillside

November 18, 2014 | 350 pages
"With them, there are no happy endings." In the remote city of Lushan, they know that the Fey are not fireside tales but a dangerous reality. Generations ago, the last remnants of a dying empire bargained with the Faerie Queen for a place of safety in the mountains and each year the ruler of Lushan... More Info

On Such a Full Sea

Riverhead Books | December 2, 2014 | 432 pages
“Watching a talented writer take a risk is one of the pleasures of devoted reading, and On Such a Full Sea provides all that and more. . . .  More Info

The Book of Gold Leaves

Viking | October 30, 2014 | 336 pages
In an ancient house in the city of Srinagar, Kashmir, Faiz paints exquisite papier-mâché pencil boxes for tourists. Evening is beginning to slip into night as he sets off for the shrine.From a window across the courtyard, Roohi, the girl with long black hair watches him. Roohihas been waiting for... More Info

Joan of Arc

October 2, 2014 | 352 pages
Excitingly told by acclaimed historian and broadcaster Helen Castor, bestselling author of She-Wolves, this is the story of Joan of Arc as you have never read it before.'Popular history at its best: pacy, clear and undergirded with a formidable array of scholarly footnotes.  More Info

Us Conductors

Random House Canada | April 8, 2014 | 368 pages
The New Face of Fiction for 2014, Us Conductors is a beautiful, haunting, brilliant novel inspired by the true life and loves of the Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen--creator of the theremin. In a finely woven series of flashbacks and correspondence, Us Conductors takes us from the... More Info

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

Random House Canada | March 25, 2014 | 384 pages
From internationally acclaimed New Face of Fiction author Padma Viswanathan, a stunning new work set among families of those who lost loved ones in the 1985 Air India bombing, registering the unexpected reverberations of this tragedy in the lives of its survivors. A book of post-9/11 Canada, The... More Info

All My Puny Sorrows

April 15, 2014 | 336 pages
Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life. You won't forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving... More Info

Adult Onset

September 30, 2014 | 400 pages
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of 2 beloved classics, Adult Onset is a powerful drama about motherhood, the dark undercurrents that break and hold families together, and the power and pressures of love. Mary-Rose MacKinnon--nicknamed MR or "Mister"--is a successful YA author who has made... More Info

Far from Botany Bay

September 15, 2008 | 431 pages
"At age 21, Mary Broom was sentenced to hang for the crime of stealing a cloak. When her sentence was commuted to transportation "upon the sea, beyond the seas," she was sent to Australia. One of the first European women to set foot on the continent, she landed in what was to become a prison colony... More Info

Picture This

Drawn and Quarterly | November 9, 2010 | 224 pages
A series of portraits by the creator of What It Is follows a myopic monkey through her everyday routines of preparing food, waiting for the bus, hogging the remote and associating with her imaginary friend.  More Info

Salut King Kong

October 1, 2014 | 164 pages
Taking its title from a story in the collection, this anthology brings together the best prose writing in QuebecÑall short piecesÑfrom the winners and finalists of the last three years of the Quebec Writing Competition. MontrealÕs CBC Radio and the Quebec WritersÕ Federation created created the... More Info

Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?

Atria Books | December 2, 2014 | 336 pages
From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe—the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates’ last words were about it. Charles Darwin and... More Info

The Children Act

September 9, 2014 | 240 pages
A brilliant, emotionally wrenching new novel from the author of Atonement and Amsterdam. Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome... More Info


Houghton Mifflin | December 2, 2014 | 320 pages
A first English-language edition of a previously unpublished early novel by the Nobel Laureate author of Blindness shares the intertwined stories of residents at a faded Lisbon apartment building in the late 1940s. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

The Apartment

Twelve | November 18, 2014 | 224 pages
A powerful and elegant debut novel about love, memory, exile, and war. One snowy December morning in an old European city, an American man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed to help him search for an apartment to rent. THE APARTMENT follows the couple across a blurry,... More Info

Nobody Home

November 3, 2014 | 280 pages
Spanning three decades, beginning in the early 1980s, and filled with a collection of interviews and letters, a poet, essayist and environmental activist begins an intellectual exchange with a South African writer and scholar that eventually becomes a long-distance friendship and an exploration of... More Info

Learning Cyrillic

November 23, 2014 | 180 pages
Learning Cyrillic presents a selection of fiction by Serbian master David Albahari written since his departure from Europe. In these twenty short stories, written and published in their original language over the past twenty years, Albahari addresses immigrant life -- the need to fit into one's... More Info

The Trick is to Keep Breathing

December 20, 1989 | 236 pages
Joy Stone is struggling with the problems of everyday life as she sinks further into depression, holding conversations inside and outside herself, obsessing on food, clutching at the wrong things.  More Info

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession

November 17, 2014 | 224 pages
These new translations of the prolific and profound Russian author's most spiritual and existential works were completed by the editor in chief of Penguin UK, who faithfully and ironically captured the works' psychological realism before cancer claimed his life.  More Info

Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome

Killick Press | October 1, 2014 | 200 pages
Eating Habits Of The Chronically Lonesome will leave you struck, yet, exhilarated. The exploration of starvation and consumption is at the core of each character; what does our hunger reveal about the state of our soft hearts? Ellen jumps rope on rooftops in the searing Korean sun. She has sworn... More Info

Family Furnishings

November 11, 2014 | 640 pages
From the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature -- perhaps our most beloved author -- a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion volume to Selected Stories (1968-1994). By all accounts, no Nobel Prize in recent years... More Info

A Christmas Carol

High Stakes | December 20, 2014 | 156 pages
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, tells the story of Scrooge, an old miser, who lives alone in his cold house by night and torments his assistant at work by day. One evening just before Christmas, he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner - a ghost with a very important warning...  More Info

The Umbrella Mender

Buckrider Books | September 1, 2014 | 300 pages
"In her haunting debut novel, The Umbrella Mender, Christine Fischer Guy transports us to 1950s Moose Factory, where the beleaguered staff of the local hospital are fighting to stem the tide of tuberculosis among the indigenous peoples of the North. At the heart of the novel is Hazel MacPherson, a... More Info

The Unamericans

W. W. Norton | October 6, 2014 | 263 pages
A debut collection traces the experiences of painfully human protagonists from a range of cultures, including a blacklisted Hollywood actor who struggles to connect with his son, an Israeli soldier who comes of age when his brother is injured on their communal farm and a dissenting gallery worker... More Info