Category: Literature - international


The Bookseller

Harper | March 3, 2015 | 352 pages
A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams. Nothing is as permanent as it appears . . . Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms... More Info

A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance

February 1, 2015 | 56 pages
"Fasten your chastity belts, ladies and gentlemen, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride." From his legendary birth in a snowbank in northwestern Manitoba, through his metamorphosis to citizen-artist of the world, polyglot, playwright, pianist, storyteller, and irreverent disciple of the Trickster, Tomson... More Info

The Farm

Grand Central Publishing | February 24, 2015 | 400 pages
The new international bestseller from the author of phenomenal Child 44 trilogy... The Farm If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son. Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything... More Info

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

February 24, 2015 | 384 pages
A national bestseller and finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao is 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. In 2004,... More Info


Penguin Group USA | February 24, 2015 | 304 pages
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear,... More Info

The Enchanted

Harper Perennial | February 24, 2015 | 272 pages
For the narrator locked inside an ancient prison, waiting for death, life is full of magic, from the golden horses that stampede underground to the tiny men who hammer away inside the stone walls. That the enchanted place is a death row matters less to him than the people he watches from the bars... More Info

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Collins | May 23, 2006 | 336 pages
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South -- and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty... More Info

Rough Paradise

May 31, 2014 | 130 pages
Born with an Intersex condition in a rough, working-class city, the harassment and hate Terry Tomey experiences for being bi-gendered and Two-Spirit drives them to the brink of suicide—yet they are saved by the love and acceptance of Darla. The two incur the wrath of their families and their... More Info

The Night Drummer

April 15, 2015 | 229 pages
The Night Drummer is the story of two teenage friendsÂ--white, middle-class Peter Ellis, and Otis James, a native boy adopted by an older evangelical Christian couple. Peter and Otis grow up in small town Ontario in the 1970s, and the novel follows them through their high school years where both... More Info

In Every Way

Counterpoint | February 1, 2015 | 256 pages
Spending the summer in the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort to keep close watch on the couple she chose to adopt her daughter, a 19-year-old Chapel Hill college student accepts a position as their nanny and ingratiates herself into the family with the chaotic fervor of a mother separated from her... More Info


Pan Macmillan Adult | November 25, 2014 | 448 pages
"A generous watery epic...Winton is just one of the best." --Independent Cloudstreet -- a broken-down house of former glories on the wrong side of the tracks, a place teeming with memoires of its own, a place of shudders and shadows and spirits. From separate catastrophes, two families flee to the... More Info

A Complicated Kindness

Random House of Canada Limited | May 1, 2007 | 256 pages
Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City’s East Village. Instead she’s trapped in East Village, Manitoba, a small town whose population is Mennonite: “the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you’re a teenager.”... More Info

Welcome to Braggsville

William Morrow | February 17, 2015 | 384 pages
From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold It 'Til It Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment—a fierce, funny, tragic work from a bold new writer... More Info

This House Is Not for Sale

Harper | February 3, 2015 | 192 pages
The award-winning author of Voice of America paints a vivid, fully imagined portrait of an extraordinary African family and the house that holds them together. A powerful tale of family and community, This House Is Not for Sale brings to life an African neighborhood and one remarkable house, seen... More Info

The Serpent of Venice

William Morrow Paperbacks | February 17, 2015 | 352 pages
Venice, a really long time ago. Three prominent Venetians await their most loathsome and foul dinner guest, the erstwhile envoy from Britain who also happens to be a favorite of the Doge: the rascal-Fool, Pocket. This trio of cunning plotters—the merchant, Antonio; the senator, Brabantio; and the... More Info

Me and My Daddy Listen to Bob Marley

Counterpoint | February 1, 2015 | 256 pages
In a collection of 11 novellas and short stories, characters who are connect to their land—sometimes through love, sometimes through hate—experience brokenness and loss, redemption and revelation amidst poverty, environmental breakdown and social collapse.  More Info

The Republic of Dirt

Harper Avenue | February 10, 2015 | 336 pages
Prudence Burns is an overly idealistic Brooklyn girl who has inherited a derelict plot of land named Woefield Farm. Her motley crew of farm hands consists of Earl, an elderly, reclusive bluegrass legend; Seth, an agoraphobic heavy-metal blogger in early recovery from alcoholism; and Sara, an... More Info


Viking Press | January 22, 2015 | 320 pages
After a heist she planned lands two men she loves in prison, a woman flees Paris and assumes a new identity, furtively checking news from her hometown as her web of deception unravels. A first novel.  More Info

The Wonders

Washington Square Press | February 10, 2015 | 288 pages
From the author of the “funny, irreverent, and highly entertaining” (Liane Moriarty, author of The Husband’s Secret) Fine Color of Rust comes a brilliant new novel about a misfit trio who become instant international reality stars, probing the nature of celebrity, disability, and the value of... More Info


Random House of Canada Limited | March 1, 2015 | 290 pages
Knopf Canada’s newest Face of Fiction is Nicolas Dickner, author of a critically lauded, award-winning literary sensation in Quebec, a bestseller when published in 2005. Get ready for the joyride that is Nikolski. “One cannot say it enough: this book is the discovery of the year. . . . The... More Info

The Evening Chorus

February 3, 2015 | 304 pages
THE BRILLIANT NEW NOVEL ABOUT LOVE, WAR, AND THE WAYS OF ESCAPE Resigned to living out the Second World War in a German POW camp, James Hunter, an English officer, begins studying a pair of redstarts near the camp. His interest in the birds captures the attention of the Kommandant and gives James... More Info

One More Thing

Vintage Books | February 3, 2015 | 288 pages
B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes--only to discover how claiming... More Info


Atlantic Monthly Press | March 1, 2015 | 272 pages
Immersing herself in a fantasy life inspired by the Seattle aquarium, a preadolescent girl living in subsidized housing befriends an elderly fellow enthusiast before making a shattering discovery about a family secret. By the award-winning author ofLegend of a Suicide. Illustrations.  More Info

The Yellow Wood

Chizine Publications | January 20, 2015 | 224 pages
For Alexandra Kove, the path of her life took her far from the claustrophobic forest where her father raised her. She believed that she had to escape, that her only road was away from the family and circumstances of her birth. Now, her road has turned back, converged with the paths of the family... More Info

Angels & Exiles

Chizine Publications | January 20, 2015 | 304 pages
Yves' first English-language story collection, including reprints and some original fiction-literary fantasy and SF. He has been published widely in genre magazines in both languages. With an introduction from Jo Walton. Getting blurbs from other well-known genre authors.  More Info

The Hunger of the Wolf

February 3, 2015 | 272 pages
Hunters found his body naked in the snow. So begins this breakout book from Stephen Marche, whose last work of fiction was described by the New York Times Book Review as "maybe the most exciting mash-up of literary genres since David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas." The body in the snow is that of Ben... More Info


Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | February 5, 2015 | 272 pages
A haunting and unforgettable novel about love, loss, race, and desire in World War II–era America. On a sweltering day in August 1942, Frankie Washburn returns to his family’s rustic Minnesota resort for one last visit before he joins the war as a bombardier, headed for the darkened skies over... More Info

Family Life

W. W. Norton | February 2, 2015 | 224 pages
“Gorgeously tender at its core . . . beautiful, heartstopping. . . . Family Life really blazes.”—Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book Review, front-page review  More Info

Love by the Book

Penguin Books | February 3, 2015 | 336 pages
A single American woman in London tries to find love while following the rules of a different dating guide each month—including The Rules and The Game—until she finds The One. Original.  More Info

In Paradise

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | February 3, 2015 | 256 pages
The bestselling final novel by a writer of incomparable range, power, and achievement, a three-time winner of the National Book Award. Peter Matthiessen was a literary legend, the author of more than thirty acclaimed books. In this, his final novel, he confronts the legacy of evil, and our... More Info

City Beasts

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | February 3, 2015 | 320 pages
All-new stories about the urban worlds where animals and humans fight, love, and find common ground, from the nationally bestselling author of Cod and Salt. In these stories, Mark Kurlansky journeys to his familiar haunts like New York’s Central Park or Miami’s Little Havana but with an... More Info


HarperPerennialCanada | March 1, 2015 | 247 pages
The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novelA "New York Times "Top-Ten Book of 2004Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nearly 25 years after "Housekeeping," Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about... More Info

The Brueghel Moon

January 17, 2015 | 96 pages
The novel of the famous Georgian writer, poet and playwright Tamaz Chiladze focuses on moral problems/issues, arisen as a result of too great a self-assuredness of psychologists. Its main character is an up-to-now successful psychotherapist, whose wife has left him. One day she suddenly realised... More Info

Call Me Burroughs

Twelve | January 27, 2015 | 736 pages
Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, "William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius." Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media. Burroughs... More Info

The Fall of Language in the Age of English

January 6, 2015 | 240 pages
Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, this best-selling book by one of Japan's most ambitious contemporary fiction writers lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one's own language in an age of English dominance. Born in Tokyo but also raised and educated in the United States, Minae... More Info


January 31, 2015 | 224 pages
The writer Alain Farah is living in two time periods, and he feels out of place in both. At the opening of his story, we find ourselves at McGill in 1962 and 2012. But the real problem lies elsewhere: on campus, a psychiatrist is conducting dangerous and unethical experiments on his patients. The... More Info

Far from the Madding Crowd

HarperPerennial | January 27, 2015 | 480 pages
Thomas Hardy's literary masterpiece Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of free-spirited Bathsheba Everdene, whose bold independence attracts the attention of three suitors: the frugal shepherd Gabriel Oak, the lonely farmer William Boldwood, and the dashing young soldier Sergeant Francis Troy.... More Info


January 20, 2015 | 288 pages
Ayesha Ryder bears the scars of strife in the Middle East. Now her past is catching up with her as she races to unravel a mystery that spans centuries-and threatens to change the course of history. As Israeli and Palestinian leaders prepare to make a joint announcement at the Tower of London, an... More Info

Wolf Winter

January 27, 2015 | 384 pages
Swedish Lapland, 1717. Maija, her husband and their two daughters arrive from their native Finland, hoping to forget the traumas of the past and put down roots in this harsh but beautiful land. Above them looms Blackasen, a mountain whose dark history haunts the lives of those in its shadow. While... More Info


By Mo Yan
Viking Press | January 22, 2015 | 480 pages
Chronicling the history of modern China through a controversial lens, a novel from a winner of the Noble Prize in Literature tells the story of Gugu, a revered midwife, who, to prove her allegiance to the Communist party, strictly enforces the one-child policy, performing abortions on women as many... More Info

Queen Sugar

Penguin Books | January 27, 2015 | 384 pages
“Smart and heartfelt and highly recommended.” —Karen Joy Fowler, author of The Jane Austen Book Club Readers, booksellers, and critics alike are embracing Queen Sugar and cheering for its heroine, Charley Bordelon, an African American woman and single mother struggling to build a new life... More Info

The Sacrifice

Ecco | January 27, 2015 | 320 pages
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates returns with an incendiary novel that illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable... More Info

West of Sunset

Viking Press | January 13, 2015 | 304 pages
A tale inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood finds him reflecting on past events at the height of the Jazz Age while falling in love, struggling to hold his family together and penning The Last Tycoon. By the best-selling author of Last Night at the Lobster.  More Info

The Best American Magazine Writing 2014

February 12, 2014 | 528 pages
A collection of the finalists and winners of the 2014 National Magazine Awards includes Jonathan Frazen's National Geographic piece on the environment and William T. Vollman's comic reflections in Harper's on being the target of an FBI terror investigation, as well as articles by Ariel Levy, Zadie... More Info

A Replacement Life

Harper Perennial | January 20, 2015 | 352 pages
A singularly talented writer makes his literary debut with this provocative, soulful, and sometimes hilarious story of a failed journalist asked to do the unthinkable: Forge Holocaust-restitution claims for old Russian Jews in Brooklyn, New York. Yevgeny Gelman, grandfather of Slava Gelman,... More Info

Hall of Small Mammals

Riverhead Books | January 8, 2015 | 304 pages
A short story collection features an unforgettable cast of characters who are struggling to understand the absurdity and the magnitude of what it means to exist in a family and to exist in the world.  More Info

Life Sentences

December 20, 2014 | 368 pages
A dazzling new collection of essays -- on reading, writing, form, and thought -- from one of America's master writers. Beginning with personal, both past and present, it emphasizes William H. Gass's lifelong attachment to books and then moves on to ponder the work of some of his favorite writers... More Info

Mobile Library

Scribner | January 20, 2015 | 272 pages
From the award-winning novelist David Whitehouse, hailed by The New York Times as “a writer to watch,” a tragicomic adventure about a troubled adolescent boy who escapes his small town in a stolen library-on-wheels. “An archivist of his mother,” Bobby Nusku spends his nights meticulously... More Info

When the Saints

January 20, 2015 | 288 pages
Is it possible to redeem a family name that has been spoken as a curse word for generations? A decade after being cast off to live with strangers, Tabby Saint returns to Solace River, Nova Scotia, to find her childhood home deserted. She quickly latches on to the lonely tavern-keeper, West, who... More Info

A Hologram For the King

Vintage Canada | June 4, 2013 | 352 pages
Professor:  Prof. Robert Mousseau
Course Codes:  ENGL 2701A
Semester:  Winter-2015
A National Book Award Finalist, a New York Times bestseller and one of the most highly-acclaimed books of the year, A Hologram for the King is a sprawling novel about the decline of American industry from one of the most important, socially-aware novelists of our time. In a rising Saudi Arabian... More Info