Category: Literature - international

$19.00

Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

Europa Editions Incorporated | May 14, 2015 | 272 pages
Books may be Mayumi Saito's greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. 41 years old, a bored wife and a dutiful mother, Mayumi's job as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading but does little to remedy the boredom of her days. That is, until... More Info
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Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Vintage Canada | May 26, 2015 | 240 pages
From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the... More Info
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Fives and Twenty-Fives

Bloomsbury USA | May 5, 2015 | 400 pages
It's the rule-always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep... More Info
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Cockroach

House of Anansi Pr | July 21, 2009 | 305 pages
Cockroachis as urgent, unsettling, and brilliant as Rawi Hage's bestselling and critically acclaimed first book, De Niro's Game. The novel takes place during one month of a bitterly cold winter in Montreal's restless immigrant community, where a self-described thief has just tried but failed to... More Info
$39.99

Seveneves

William Morrow | May 19, 2015 | 880 pages
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the... More Info
$41.00

The Ancients and the Postmoderns

Verso Books | March 1, 2015 | 304 pages
In his new masterpiece of cultural analysis, Fredric Jameson offers an idiosyncratic examination of what might be called a provisional or disposable canon - what aesthetic history might look at as we enter an age of the immediate and of the unimaginable overpopulation of art and culture.  More Info
$31.99

The Jesus Cow

Harper | May 19, 2015 | 304 pages
The New York Times bestselling humorist Michael Perry makes his fiction debut with this hilarious and bighearted tale—a comic yet sincere exploration of faith in the face of the modern world. Life is suddenly full of drama for low-key Harley Jackson: A woman in a big red pickup has stolen his... More Info
$32.95

Re Jane

Pamela Dorman Books | May 1, 2015 | 352 pages
Journeying from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, this is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable,... More Info
$24.95

Eat My Heart Out

May 5, 2015 | 352 pages
"A foul-mouthed Nancy Mitford for the Gawker generation."  More Info
$26.95

Songsaengnim

iUniverse | February 1, 2012 | 440 pages
It is March of 1997, and Roland Axam lost, out of his element, and in a new world. As his plane begins its final approach to Kimp'o International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, Roland realizes his life is about to change forever-again. Roland has already survived a devastating, life-altering... More Info
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Do You Think This Is Strange?

Brindle and Glass | April 1, 2015 | 272 pages
""In order for me to tell you I have nothing to say, I have to say it, which means I have something to say."" Freddy is autistic. When he's seven years old, his mother walks him to the train station, sits him on a bench, kisses his forehead, and disappears from his life. In a few short days,... More Info
$16.99

Tracks

May 23, 2015 |
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$25.95

Little Mother

Indiana Univ Pr | May 20, 2011 | 235 pages
Professor:  Prof. Joana Pimentel
Course Codes:  AFRI 1001A
Semester:  Spring-2015
When civil war erupts in Somalia, cousins Domenica Axad and Barni are separated and forced to flee the country. Barni manages to eke out a living in Rome, where she works as an obstetrician. Domenica wanders Europe in a painful attempt to reunite her broken family and come to terms with her past.... More Info
$23.50

Distant Neighbors

May 12, 2015 | 352 pages
In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons. He had just published his first book of essays, Earth House Hold. A few years before,... More Info
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Raising Demons

Penguin Paperbacks | May 5, 2015 | 320 pages
In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson’s four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the... More Info
$13.50

The Beggar's Opera

May 23, 2015 | 346 pages
Inspector Ricardo Ramirez investigates the murder of a Cuban boy in Havana.  More Info
$19.95

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | May 23, 2015 | 326 pages
Professor:  Prof. Esther Post
Course Codes:  ENGL 2100
Semester:  Spring-2015
Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.  More Info
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Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

Harper Perennial | May 5, 2015 | 464 pages
Scandalized and celebrated by Parisian society, Lou Villars is an extraordinary athlete who is confident that one day she will be an inspiration for her gender. She's also a lesbian and cross-dresser who finds a safe haven in the Chameleon Club, a louche nightspot. As the exuberant 1920s give way... More Info
$29.95

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories

April 21, 2015 | 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
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Keeper'n Me

Anchor Books | May 23, 2015 | 322 pages
When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to find himself cast adrift on the streets of the big city. Having skirted the... More Info
$21.99

The Investigation

Mantle | May 23, 2015 | 400 pages
At once a captivating mystery and an epic lament for freedom and humanity in the darkest of times, The Investigation -- inspired by a true story -- is a sweeping, gripping tale perfect for fans of The Shadow of the Wind. Fukuoka Prison, 1944. Beyond the prison walls the war rages; inside a man is... More Info
$26.99

Let's Tell This Story Properly

Dundurn Group | May 16, 2015 | 232 pages
Provocative, moving, and rich in craft, the stories gathered here represent some of the most original emerging writers in the world. The selected, groundbreaking stories carry on the almost thirty-year tradition of the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes, past winners of which include Jhumpa Lahiri. Zadie... More Info
$22.99

The Book of Lost and Found

April 21, 2015 | 320 pages
Young photographer Kate is reeling from the recent death of her mother, an orphan who became a celebrated ballerina. Grieving and lonely, Kate's only close companion is her ailing adoptive grandmother, Evie. Then Evie reveals a terrible secret, one that prompts Kate to rediscover a family history... More Info
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The Disappeared

February 23, 2010 | 264 pages
A searing, fiercely beautiful love story for the ages, The Disappeared--already a best seller in Canada--traces one woman's three-decades-long journey from the peaceful streets of Montreal to the humid, war-torn villages of Cambodia, as a brief love affair turns into a grand passion of loss,... More Info
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Compulsion

Fig Tree Books Llc | April 1, 2015 | 324 pages
Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have it all: wealth, intelligence, and the world at their feet as part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish community of 1920s Chicago. Artie is handsome, athletic, and popular, but he possesses a hidden, powerful sadistic streak and a desire to dominate. Judd is a weedy... More Info
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The Fine Art of Fucking Up

Unnamed Press | April 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A banished professor protests the terms of his restraining order by covertly frying bacon in hidden corners. A boss so engrossed in romance novels is oblivious to everything else. A husband decides to adopt a clueless foreign exchange student for the summer to prove he would be a good father.... More Info
$20.00

New Beginnings

Mosaic Press (NY) | June 1, 2014 | 113 pages
New Beginnings is the sequel to Eric Koch’s landmark work The Golden Years: Glenn Gould, Marshall McLuhan, Lester B. Pearson, Rene Levesque & John G. Diefenbaker, published by Mosaic Press in 2013. Once again, Koch is inventing a new literary form that is special and astonishing, crafting... More Info

In a Sunburned Country

May 23, 2015 | 360 pages
Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost — yes, lost — while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set... More Info

The Female Detective

February 15, 2015 | 328 pages
In 1864, the British writer James Redding Ware, under the pseudonym Andrew Forrester, published The Female Detective, introducing readers to the first professional female detective character, Mrs. Gladden, and paving the way for the more famous female detectives of the early twentieth century,... More Info
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Apocalypse Baby

April 14, 2015 | 352 pages
"Apocalypse Baby is a smart, fast-paced detective novel about a missing adolescent girl traveling through Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed by two mismatched private investigators: the Hyena, part ruthless interrogator, part oversexed rock star, and Lucie, her plain and passive--almost to the... More Info
$22.99

Against a Darkening Sky

April 14, 2015 | 368 pages
From the author of the acclaimed Our Daily Bread and The Empty Room comes a rich and fascinating new novel of mysterious, magic-riddled 7th-century England: Against A Darkening Sky transports the reader to a rich yet violent past where a young woman is torn between her deepest beliefs and her... More Info
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The Fishermen

Little, Brown | April 14, 2015 | 304 pages
In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990's, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family. Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an... More Info
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Last Night at the Blue Angel

William Morrow Paperbacks | April 14, 2015 | 352 pages
It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is teeming with the tensions of the day—segregation, sexual experimentation, the Cold War, and Vietnam—but it is also home to some of the country's most influential jazz. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for... More Info

The Sympathizer

Grove Press | April 7, 2015 | 384 pages
Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles.  More Info
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Alena

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
A modern adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's classic Rebecca finds aspiring Midwestern assistant curator Venice Biennale haunted by the legacy of her predecessor when she takes a job at a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod whose staff is devoted to preserving the memory and methods of the... More Info
$22.99

The Daydreams of Angels

April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
Heather O'Neill's distinctive style and voice fill these charming, sometimes dark, always beguiling stories. From "The Robot Baby," in which we discover what happens when a robot feels emotion for the very first time, to "Heaven," about a grandfather who died for a few minutes when he was nine and... More Info
$21.99

Ryder

March 17, 2015 | 320 pages
An electrifying Ayesha Ryder novel in which the U.S. presidency and the fate of two world powers hang in the balance. Two centuries ago, British forces defeated the American army in the field and entered Washington, looting and burning the White House and the Capitol. Today, that loot would have... More Info
$32.99

The Skeleton Cupboard

April 7, 2015 | 304 pages
In my session with Imogen, the words were still not coming. I had to move past my own frustration and relax. But it is very hard to relax when you are looking into the eyes of a mute little girl who wants to be dead. You don't want to relax; you want to pull her into your arms, hold her and then... More Info
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The Goldfinch

Back Bay Books | April 7, 2015 | 784 pages
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE "The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book... More Info
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Inside the O'Briens

Gallery Books | April 7, 2015 | 352 pages
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington’s Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s. Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of... More Info
$32.50

The Children's Crusade

Scribner | April 7, 2015 | 448 pages
From the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, a sweeping, masterful new novel 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,... More Info
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Fifteen Dogs

April 1, 2015 | 160 pages
One summer night in Toronto, Hermes and Apollo make a drunken bet about the possibility of human happiness. And so they grant human consciousness to a group of dogs overnighting at a veterinary clinic. Having suddenly been granted more complex thought, the pack is soon torn between those who resist... More Info
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Matrons and Madams

Dundurn Group | April 11, 2015 | 328 pages
Based on a true story, "Matrons and Madams" is a sprawling saga of a schoolteacher-turned-madam and lady superintendent of a hospital who join forces to combat the rampant venereal disease that spreads throughout Alberta once soldiers return from the Great War and also to improve the lives of the... More Info
$20.95

Everything Is Illuminated

April 14, 2015 | 288 pages
With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man - also named Jonathan Safran Foer - sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the... More Info
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The Architect's Apprentice

Viking Press | March 31, 2015 | 432 pages
In 1540 Istanbul, 12-year-old Jahan, an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie who cares for an exceptionally smart elephant named Chota, is taken under the wing of the empire's chief architect and bears witness to the creation of some of the most magnificent buildings in history. By the author of... More Info
$22.95

Meet Me Halfway

April 21, 2015 | 202 pages
When Johnquell, an African American teen, suffers a serious accident in the home of his white neighbor, Mrs. Czernicki, his community must find ways to bridge divisions between black and white, gay and straight, old and young. Set in one of the nation’s most highly segregated cities—Milwaukee,... More Info
$28.95

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

Penguin Press | March 24, 2015 | 240 pages
Keeping his deathbed promise to his father—to free the small town of Mir Ali in Pakistan's Tribal Areas from oppressors—Hayat is forced to make terrible choices during a single morning when his brother Sikander and his troubled wife, Mina, are taken hostage by members of the Taliban.  More Info

Binary Star

January 13, 2015 | 172 pages
An intense, elegiac portrait of young lovers as they battle personal afflictions, toy with veganarchism, and traverse the American countryside.  More Info
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The Other Joseph

March 21, 2015 | 280 pages
In the tradition of Russell Banks and Jim Harrison, Skip Horack masterfully depicts a life driven off the rails by tragedy and sin -- a man now summoned by the legacy of a beloved, lost brother to embark on a journey in search of understanding, happiness, and redemption.  More Info
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The Last Days of Video

Soft Skull Press | March 17, 2015 | 304 pages
The video stores are dying. But most of you don't care. You've got your Netflix and your Redbox and your DVR, so why deal with VHS tapes or scratched DVDs? Why deal with the grumpy guy at the worn-down independent video store? Well that grumpy guy is Waring Wax, and he's usually too drunk to worry... More Info

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