Category: Literature - International


The River Burns

Touchstone | April 22, 2014 | 480 pages
Trevor Ferguson, one of Canada’s most acclaimed writers, returns with The River Burns, his long-awaited new novel. The River Burns tells the story of a small town in crisis, the mistakes people make, and the courage it takes to heal a community after a horrific act of destruction. Wakefield is a... 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

The Ticket That Exploded

Grove Press | March 11, 2014 | 224 pages
As this new edition reveals, the cultural reach of The Ticket That Exploded has expanded with the viral logic of Burroughs’s multimedia methods, recycling itself into our digital environment. A last chance antidote to the virus of lies spread by the ad men and con men of the Nova Mob,... More Info

Nova Express

Grove Press | March 11, 2014 | 192 pages
The most ferociously political and prophetic book of Burroughs's "cut-up" trilogy, Nova Express fires the reader into a textual outer space the better to see our burning planet and the operations of the Nova Mob in all their ugliness. As the new edition demonstrates, the shortest of the three books... More Info


W W Norton & Company Incorporated | April 14, 2014 | 256 pages
This collection of interconnected stories begins with the anarchist daughter of missionaries in Manhattan who runs away to be an activist and ends with a wealthy young adulterer in Paris who is outsmarted by the object of his desire.  More Info

The Word Exchange

Bond Street Books | April 8, 2014 | 384 pages
A fiendishly clever dystopian novel for the digital age, The Word Exchange is a fresh, stylized and decidedly original debut about the dangers of technology and the power of the printed word. In the not so distant future, the forecasted "death of print" has become a reality.  More Info

The Liars' Gospel

Back Bay Books | April 8, 2014 | 336 pages
An award-winning author describes the life of Jesus Christ as told by the four people who were closest to him before his death: his mother, his friend Iehuda, the High Priest of the Temple and a rebel named Bar-Avo.  More Info

The Encyclopedia of Good Reasons

January 1, 2014 | 184 pages
'My father bought me from the council for 365 francs.' The narrator in Monica Cantieni's novel is a young girl, an immigrant to Switzerland whose adoption is still to be finalized. The girl is learning German--the language spoken in her new community--and collects words and phrases in matchboxes.... More Info

The 39 Steps

Random House | January 1, 2011 | 253 pages
1st pub.: 1915, William Blackwood and Sons.  More Info

How to Drink Snake Blood in Vietnam

Ulysses Press | February 18, 2014 | 253 pages
Features unique facts from around the world, including how to survive a shark attack, five of the best absinthe cafâes, and how to scale a tree like a Keralan coconut picker.  More Info


Persea Books | February 19, 2014 | 368 pages
Short offers the tradition and glorious present of these popular forms that stretch and defy genre. From 1500 to present, hundreds or pieces. Inventive, entertaining, and addictive.  More Info

A Guide for the Perplexed

W W Norton & Company Incorporated | April 7, 2014 | 352 pages
While consulting at an Egyptian library, software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi is kidnapped and her talent for preserving memories becomes her only means of escape as the power of her ingenious work is revealed, while at home, her jealous sister Judith takes over her life at home.  More Info

Polyamorous Love Song

Bookthug | April 15, 2014 | 192 pages
From interdisciplinary writer and performer Jacob Wren comes Polyamorous Love Song, a novel of intertwined narratives concerning the relationship between artists and the world. Shot through with unexpected moments of sex and violence, readers will become acquainted with a world that is at once the... More Info

The Hungry Ghosts

Anchor Canada | April 1, 2014 | 384 pages
"A novel of raw human longing. . . . his stripped-down prose focuses on the deeply personal with precision and insight. . . . Selvadurai's work reminds me that the contemporary novel doesn't necessarily have to resort to thrills or high jinks in order to find its usefulness.  More Info

Burial Rites

Back Bay Books | April 1, 2014 | 352 pages
A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829. Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to an isolated... More Info

David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide and Other Stories

Wolsak & Wynn Pub Limited | April 21, 2014 | 150 pages
The protagonists of Miller's stories tend to be slackers, self-centered underdogs, or victims of fate. They have difficulty relating to others and holding on to jobs and relationships. In the title story, a grad-school dropout loses his girlfriend to a roller derby league before contemplating (and... More Info

Holding Still for as Long as Possible

March 14, 2014 | 312 pages
A dazzling portrait of twenty-somethings who grew up on text-messaging and the war on terror. In this robust, elegantly plotted, and ultimately life-affirming novel, Zoe Whittall presents a dazzling portrait of the Millennial Generation — the twenty-five-year olds who grew up on anti-anxiety... More Info

The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

March 14, 2014 | 384 pages
Set in the Orthodox Jewish community in North West London, The Marrying of Chani Kaufman is the poignant and humorous story of nineteen-year-old Chani Kaufman and the lead-up to her wedding night. Nineteen-year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has... More Info


March 18, 2013 | 504 pages
A finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and a #1 national bestseller, Kathleen Winter's spectacular debut novel is now available in a new edition. In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal... More Info


February 25, 2014 | 528 pages
From the award-winning author of The Slap, a powerfully moving story of forgiveness and a young manâe(tm)s struggle towards maturity Barracuda tells the story of Danny, a talented young swimmer. Competitive swimming is the route from his working-class upbringing to, he hopes, fame and fortune, as... More Info

The Other Typist

Berkley Trade | April 1, 2014 | 368 pages
Working as a typist for the NYC Police Department in 1923, Rose Baker documents confessions of harrowing crimes and struggles with changing gender roles while clinging to her Victorian ideals and searching for nurturing companionship before becoming obsessed with a glamorous newcomer and her world... More Info

The Gathering

Black Cat | April 18, 2014 | 260 pages
As nine members of the Hegarty clan gather for the wake of their drowned brother Liam, his sister Veronica remembers the secret he shared with her about what happened in their grandmother's house thirty years ago, a betrayal that spans three generations.  More Info

Painted Cities

McSweeneys Books | March 18, 2014 | 300 pages
A debut collection by a Pilsen native is set in the gritty and violently beautiful south side barrio and follows how the region's vendettas and environment shape the daily lives of a range of characters, including a 14-year-old immigrant who might possess an ability to bring people back from the... More Info

F this Test

Chronicle Books Llc | March 18, 2014 | 128 pages
From the same hilarious wellspring of failure as the bestselling F in Exams and F for Effort comes this all-new collection of inventively wrong—yet totally real—test responses by students who don't know the answer, but come up with something better instead.  More Info

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

Doubleday Canada | March 25, 2014 | 256 pages
From the author of the phenomenally bestselling The Boy in the Striped Pajamas comes an unforgettable story of a boy's life changed by war, published to coincide with World War One's centenary. The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight... 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

Frog Music

March 25, 2014 | 352 pages
From the #1 international bestselling author of Room It is 1876, and San Francisco, the freewheeling âeoeParis of the West,âe is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heat wave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. Â... More Info


Thistledown PressLtd | October 1, 2012 | 300 pages
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The M Word

April 15, 2014 | 256 pages
A Dropped Threads-style anthology, assembling original and inspiring works by some of Canada's best younger female writers — such as Heather Birrell, Saleema Nawaz, Susan Olding, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Carrie Snyder, and Alison Pick — The M Word asks everyday women and writers, some of whom... More Info

The House at the End of Hope Street

Penguin Group USA | March 25, 2014 | 320 pages
“Casts an enthralling spell, giving both characters and readers not only what they most want, but what they ultimately need.” —Brunonia Barry, bestselling author of The Lace Reader When Alba Ashby, the youngest Ph.D. student at Cambridge University, suffers the Worst Event of Her Life, she... More Info

Waste No Tears

October 1, 2013 | 198 pages
This story with its shocking expose of social evils, holds a forceful message for both sexes. Its strange mixture of power, tension and torment mark it as a human story that will thrill and grip all readers. Down in the depths of the city, washed by the murky waters of the dock-yards lies Skidrow,... More Info

The Annotated Wizard of Oz

W. W. Norton & Company | April 18, 2014 | 396 pages
An annotated version of the classic tale of Dorothy's trip to Oz includes character sources, contemporary references, and inspirations behind the 1900 classic.  More Info

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

W. W. Norton & Company | March 10, 2014 | 272 pages
Describes the author's fifteen-year relationship with eccentric New Yorker Clark Rockefeller, his discovery that Rockefeller was a serial imposter and murderer, and how his old friend's murder trial made him face hard truths about himself.  More Info


House of Anansi | April 18, 2014 | 471 pages
Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize In 1968, into the beautiful, spare environment of remote coastal Labrador, a mysterious child is born: a baby who appears to be neither fully boy nor girl, but both at... More Info

Sasquatch at Home (The)

University of Alberta | May 19, 2011 | 49 pages
Award-winning novelist talks about family, culture, and place with disarming honesty and wry irony.  More Info


Yale University Press | February 25, 2014 | 112 pages
A new translation of the Guatemalan author whom Roberto Bolaño called “the most rigorous writer of my generation, the most transparent…the most luminous of all.”  More Info

House of Purple Cedar

January 1, 2014 | 192 pages
A Choctaw tale of tragedy, white and Indians, good and evil, revenge and forgiveness, even humor and magic realism.  More Info

The Wives of Los Alamos

Bloomsbury Publishing USA | February 25, 2014 | 240 pages
An emotionally charged debut told in the collective voices of the wives of the team who created the atom bomb traces their struggles to adapt and raise children in a rugged military town where everything their husbands are doing is an intense secret.  More Info

The Son

Ecco | January 28, 2014 | 592 pages
Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son: an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th... More Info

The Time In Between

Simon and Schuster | July 10, 2012 | 615 pages
Poor seamstress Sira Quiroga forges a new identity during the Spanish Civil War and becomes the most sought-after couture designer in North Africa, where she is enlisted to pass coded information to the British Secret Service.  More Info

The Bear

Doubleday Canada | February 11, 2014 | 352 pages
A powerfully suspenseful story narrated by a young girl who must fend for herself and her little brother after a brutal bear attack. While camping with her family on a remote island, five-year-old Anna awakes in the night to the sound of her mother screaming. A rogue black bear, 300 pounds of fury,... More Info

Southern Cross the Dog

Ecco | February 4, 2014 | 352 pages
In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Connor, Bill Cheng’s Southern Cross the Dog is an epic literary debut in which the bonds between three childhood friends are upended by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. In its aftermath, one young man must choose between the lure of the... More Info

Anthill: A Novel

W. W. Norton & Company | April 11, 2011 | 378 pages
The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist delivers “an astonishing literary achievement” (Anthony Gottlieb, The Economist). Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the “strange, beautiful, and elegant”... More Info

Radiance of Tomorrow

Viking Canada | January 7, 2014 | 288 pages

Multiculturalism and Its Discontents

Seagull Books | June 1, 2013 | 96 pages
Our contemporary celebration of difference, respect for pluralism, and avowal of identity politics have come to be regarded as the hallmarks of a progressive, modern democracy. Yet despite embracing many of its values, we have at the same time become wary of multiculturalism in recent years. In the... More Info

A Fairy Tale

January 18, 2014 |
From one of Denmark's rising stars, a powerful and profound novel about a young boy and his father who live at the margins of society, until one day their adventure takes an unpredictable turn. 1986. Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme has been assassinated, and a young boy and his father are on the... More Info

Killing Pigrim

January 25, 2014 |
The second novel in the Marko della Torre series, Killing Pilgrim is a propulsive political thriller following a complex plot hatched by members of the CIA and set against the backdrop of war-torn Yugoslavia. Early autumn, 1991. Croatia and Slovenia officially declared independence from Yugoslavia,... More Info

Winter in Madrid

Vintage Canada | January 7, 2014 | 560 pages
A vivid and haunting depiction of wartime Spain, "Winter in Madrid" presents an intimate and riveting tale that offers a remarkable sense of history unfolding and the profound impact of impossible choices.  More Info

On Such a Full Sea

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | January 7, 2014 | 336 pages
From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman's legendary quest in a shocking, future America. On Such a Full Sea takes Chang-rae Lee's elegance of prose, his masterly storytelling, and his long-standing... More Info


Emblem Editions | January 7, 2014 | 256 pages
This second work from critically acclaimed Quebec novelist Dominique Fortier, whose debut was shortlisted for a Governor General's Award in both French and English, is an enthralling shell-game of a novel. Composed of three stories linked by theme and image, it brings alive a captivating cast of... More Info