Category: Literature - International


The Hive

Back Bay Books | August 26, 2014 | 368 pages
"A lively and hilarious tale that's pure fun. If you loved Bridget Jones's Diary and you have a child in school, THE HIVE is the book for you." --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette It's the start of another school year at St. Ambrose. While the children are busy in the classroom,... More Info

The Answer to Everything

Patrick Crean Books | August 26, 2014 | 296 pages
"The Answer to Everything is compelling proof that Elyse Friedman is one of Canada's best and most crucial writers. Both cynical and searching, it's a hilarious yet deeply moving portrait of an upstart cult gone wrong-it drew me in from page one but never let me settle, continually surprising me... More Info


August 26, 2014 | 336 pages
The bestselling author of the award-winning international sensation Deafening returns to the period following the First World War with a tour de force-an extraordinary novel of secrets withheld and secrets revealed. In 1919, only months after the end of the Great War, the men and women of Deseronto... More Info

Bleeding Edge

Penguin Group USA | August 26, 2014 | 496 pages
An average mother of two working in investigation fraud gets drawn into a shady and eccentric underworld after looking into the finances of a billionaire computer geek in this new novel from the author of V and Gravity's Rainbow.  More Info

A House in the Sky

Scribner | August 26, 2014 | 400 pages
The New York Times bestselling memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most remote places and then into fifteen months of captivity: “Exquisitely told…A young woman’s harrowing coming-of-age story and an extraordinary narrative of forgiveness and spiritual triumph” (The... More Info

The Cat at the Wall

September 1, 2014 | 144 pages
On Israel's West Bank, a cat sneaks into a small Palestinian house that has just been commandeered by two Israeli soldiers. The house seems empty, until the cat realizes that a little boy is hiding beneath the floorboards. Should she help him? After all, she's just a cat. Or is she? It turns out... More Info


Patrick Crean Books | August 12, 2014 | 200 pages
From a Governor General's Award-winning author comes a heart-rending novel about family, children and the end of life. Over the course of one Saturday night, a man and his half-sister meet at her request to spend the evening preparing for her assisted death. They drink and reminisce fondly, sadly,... More Info

The Invention of Exile

Penguin Press | September 2, 2014 | 304 pages
Wrongly accused of attending anarchist gatherings and deported to a war-torn early-20th-century Mexico, Russian immigrant Austin Voronkov maintains a daily correspondence with his wife in the United States while struggling against challenging political forces to reunite with his family. A first... More Info

We Are Not Ourselves

Simon & Schuster | August 19, 2014 | 640 pages
Destined to be a classic, this “powerfully moving” (Chad Harbach, The Art of Fielding), multigenerational debut novel of an Irish-American family is nothing short of a “masterwork” (Joshua Ferris, Then We Came to the End). Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant... More Info

Snow Hunters

Simon & Schuster | August 19, 2014 | 224 pages
Winner of the Young Lions Fiction Award, Snow Hunters is “a subtle, elegant, poignant read” (, featuring a Korean War refugee who emigrates to Brazil to become a tailor’s apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past.  More Info

Golden Boy

Atria Books | August 19, 2014 | 352 pages
2014 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST WINNER OF THE 2014 ALEX AWARD BOOKLIST TOP 10 FIRST NOVEL OF 2013 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2013 Max Walker is a golden boy. Attractive, intelligent, and athletic, he’s the perfect son, the perfect friend, and the perfect crush for the girls in his... More Info

The Lotus and the Storm

Viking Adult | September 2, 2014 | 400 pages
A tale set during the decades following the Vietnam War is told through the experiences of a Vietnamese-American family, including former South Vietnamese soldier Minh and his daughter, Mai, who move to a close-knit immigrant community in Virginia where they confront devastating secrets. By the... More Info

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Bond Street Books | August 12, 2014 | 400 pages
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage marks a new direction in Murakami's fiction: a return to the lyrical realism not seen since his 1987 novel Norwegian Wood, but set against the social realities of contemporary Japan. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage centers on... More Info

An Event in Autumn

Vintage Books Canada | August 12, 2014 | 176 pages
An Inspector Kurt Wallander short novel by the bestselling author Henning Mankell, available in English for the first time. A Vintage Canada Original. Soon after Inspector Kurt Wallander moves into a new house with a charming garden, he makes an upsetting discovery: there is a hand--indeed, an... More Info

The Once and Future World

Vintage Canada | August 12, 2014 | 272 pages
From one of Canada's most exciting writers and ecological thinkers, a book that will change the way we see nature and show that in restoring the living world, we are also restoring ourselves. The Once and Future World began in the moment J.B. MacKinnon realized the grassland he grew up on was not... More Info

An Unwilling Accomplice

William Morrow | August 12, 2014 | 352 pages
From New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd comes an absorbing mystery featuring battlefield nurse Bess Crawford, who finds her future in jeopardy when a murder is committed on her watch. World War I nurse Bess Crawford, home on leave, is asked to accompany a wounded soldier to Buckingham... More Info

Like This

August 12, 2014 | 160 pages
The A List edition of Leo McKay's superb collection. Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Like This takes you inside small-town Nova Scotia to expose the troubles that lie at its heart. Set in a fictional town called Albion Mines, (the old name for author Leo McKay's home town of... More Info

The Honeyman Festival

August 12, 2014 | 144 pages
First published in 1970, The Honeyman Festival chronicles one night in the life of Minn Burge, a woman in her mid-thirties who is torn between affection for her family and the need for a life in which impulse and intelligence can once again find play. Pregnant with her fourth child, and unable to... More Info

Eleven Canadian Novelists Interviewed by Graeme Gibson

August 12, 2014 | 312 pages
Presents 11 Canadian novelists discussing why writing is important to them and whether or not they have any responsibility to society, including Margaret Atwood, Austin Clarke, Matt Cohen, Marian Engel, Timothy Findley, Dave Godfrey and Margaret Laurence. Original.  More Info

The Gifted

McClelland & Stewart Limited | August 1, 2014 | 272 pages
Jo and Zack are both proud and a little concerned when their youngest daughter Taylor has two paintings chosen for a major fundraising auction. Taylor's birth mother was a brilliant but notorious artist and her talent has passed on to her daughter. They've seen one painting but Taylor has kept the... More Info

No Safe House

Doubleday Canada | August 5, 2014 | 464 pages
#1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay delivers a sequel to No Time for Goodbye--an electrifying novel of suspense in which a family's troubled past is about to return in more ways than one. And this time, they may not be able to escape. . . Seven years ago, Terry Archer and his family... More Info

Languages of My Land/ Langues de Ma Terre

June 25, 2014 | 180 pages
Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre is a collection of poems and stories by twelve emerging and established Indigenous writers living in Quebec and writing in French. These writers all participated in either the Aboriginal Emerging Writers Program (now the Indigenous Writing Program) at... More Info

The Scatter Here Is Too Great

Harper | August 5, 2014 | 208 pages
A stunning, powerful debut that tells the story of a horrific event -- the bombing of a Pakistani train station -- through the distinctive voices of several different characters A vivid and intricate novel-in-stories that captures the heart of Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, The Scatter Here Is... More Info

Ride Around Shining

Harper | August 5, 2014 | 240 pages
A provocative debut novel about a white chauffeur's manipulation of his black employer, a power forward for the Portland Trailblazers, and the perilous love triangle that results--a discomfiting story of class anxiety, male obsession, and white fixation on black athletic culture in the age of... More Info

The Ghost Bride

William Morrow Paperbacks | August 5, 2014 | 368 pages
A stunning debut, set in colonial Malaysia with a smart, winning heroine, The Ghost Bride is catnip for the reader's group crowd, combining the detailed historical accuracy of a Lisa See novel with the playful literary fantasy of A Discovery of Witches. Yangsze Choo's stunning debut, The Ghost... More Info

The Tiny Wife

Cormorant Books | May 1, 2014 | 100 pages
A flamboyantly-dressed man enters a bank, and proceeds to commit a most curious robbery. Rather than demanding money or jewelry, he asks each of his thirteen victims to surrender that which they hold most valuable: a calculator, a cheap watch, photographs of children, a copy of Camus' The Stranger,... More Info


Random House of Canada | September 2, 2014 | 393 pages
Consumption is an epic novel that brilliantly evokes the modern contradictions of the far north -walrus meat and convenience foods, twenty-four satelite TV and midnight sun - and leaves readers feeling charged and hopeful despite the circumstances it details.  More Info

The Angel of Losses

Ecco | July 29, 2014 | 288 pages
An inventive, lushly imagined debut novel that explores the intersections of family secrets, Yiddish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters. The Tiger's Wife meets A History of Love, The Angel of Losses is a beautifully crafted jewel box of a novel about two estranged... More Info

Lighthouse Island

William Morrow Paperbacks | July 29, 2014 | 416 pages
In a world where animals are nearly all gone and drought has taken over, an orphan embarks on a dangerous journey to Lighthouse Island, a vacation spot in the Pacific Northwest, during which she meets a mapmaker and demolition expert who changes the course of her life. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

The Snow Leopard

Penguin Classics | September 2, 2014 | 336 pages
An unforgettable spiritual journey through the Himalayas? now celebrating its thirtieth anniversary IN 1973, Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow... More Info

The Silent History

June 10, 2014 | 432 pages
Sometime right around now, doctors, nurses and-most of all-parents begin to notice an epidemic spreading among newborn children, children who are physically normal in every way except that they do not speak and do not respond to speech. They don't learn to read, don't learn to write. Theories... More Info

The Gone Dead Train

William Morrow Paperbacks | July 22, 2014 | 352 pages
Bestselling sensation Lisa Turner conjures a riveting Southern gothic mystery set in Memphis with echoes of Midnight in the Garden Evil and Lisa Gardner. Detective Billy Able is thrown into a vortex of bizarre murders, Santeria voodoo, flawed heroes, a damning photograph, and a stunning betrayal by... More Info


Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA | July 15, 2014 | 304 pages
Jaspreet Singh's follow up to" Chef" wrestles with one of the most shocking moments in the history of the Indian nation  More Info

The Hundred-Year House

Viking Adult | September 2, 2014 | 352 pages
"A dazzlingly original new novel from the acclaimed author of The Borrower. Now, Makkai returns with an ingenious novel set on an historic estate that once housed an arts colony. Doug, the husband of the estate's heir, desperately needs the colony files to get his stalled academic career back on... More Info

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

Doubleday Canada | July 8, 2014 | 288 pages
A heartbreaking and wildly inventive new novel from the bestselling author of Midwives and The Sandcastle Girls. Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless girl living in an igloo made of garbage bags in Burlington, Vermont. Nearly a year ago, a power plant in the... More Info

Help for the Haunted

William Morrow Paperbacks | July 15, 2014 | 304 pages
Struggling with the loss of her parents, who helped haunted souls find peace, Sylvie Mason pursues the mystery, moving closer to the truth of what happened that night as she comes to terms with her family's past and uncovers secrets that have haunted them for years. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

Murder in the Telephone Exchange

Verse Chorus Press | June 10, 2014 | 368 pages
First published in 1948, when it was the best-selling mystery of the year in the author’s native Australia, Murder in the Telephone Exchange stars feisty young operator Maggie Byrnes. When one of her more unpopular colleagues is murdered — her head bashed in with a “buttinsky,” a piece of... More Info

The Sun Also Rises

Scribner Book Company | July 15, 2014 | 256 pages
This new edition celebrates the art and craft of the quintessential story of the Lost Generation. Presented by the Hemingway family with supplementary material from the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Library, this edition provides readers with wonderful insight regarding Hemingway’s... More Info


Grand Central Pub | July 1, 2014 | 416 pages
State Senator Paul Giannis is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County. His identical twin brother Cass is newly released from prison, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Dita Kronon. When Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family... More Info

The Valley of Amazement

HarperPerennial | July 15, 2014 | 448 pages
A sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity, which moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesan houses to the mountains of a remote Chinese village and the fog-shrouded streets of San Francisco Spanning more than forty years and two continents,... More Info

Looking for Mr. Goodbar

Simon and Schuster | July 8, 2014 | 288 pages
Based on a harrowing true story, the groundbreaking #1 New York Times bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, is a story of love, power, sex, and death during the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Theresa Dunn spends her days as a schoolteacher whose rigid Catholic upbringing has taught her to find... More Info

A Farewell to Arms

Scribner Book Company | July 8, 2014 | 352 pages
Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Set against the looming horrors of... More Info

An Untamed State

Grove Press | September 2, 2014 | 370 pages
Her perfect life is shattered when Mireille is kidnapped by armed men in front of her father's estate in Haiti and she must endure the horrors and torments of her captors while her father inexplicably resists paying for her ransom.  More Info

The Queen of the Tearling

Harper | July 8, 2014 | 448 pages
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Broken Sky Chronicles #1

HarperTrophy | April 23, 2013 | 272 pages
The ground cracked into hundreds of fissures, spreading out like a spider’s web. In an instant, the earth around the donkey crumbled, and Elia threw herself at the nearest clothesline. As the squealing animal fell away, swallowed by the mist below, the wind surged to send a sheet billowing within... More Info


Harper Perennial | July 1, 2014 | 288 pages
"Lotería is the card-based Mexican variant of bingo and, in the hands of Zambrano, it's a deck stacked with narrative possibilities.... Zambrano coaxes a language that straddles pictures and words, Spanish and English. An intriguing debut and an elegiac, miniature entry in the literature of Latin... More Info


HarperPerennial | September 2, 2014 | 432 pages
Born to rough cloth in working-class London in 1748, Mary Saunders hungers for velvet and laceâe"a desire that leads her to a life of prostitution, where she encounters a freedom unknown to virtuous young women. In the end, it is clothes, their splendour and their deception, that bring Mary to the... More Info

The Devil on Her Tongue

Random House Canada | June 24, 2014 | 544 pages
A spellbinding story of loss, romance and betrayal set in 18th-century Portugal, from internationally bestselling Canadian historical fiction author Linda Holeman. Diamantina is 13 when her father, a Dutch sailor who washed up on the Portuguese island of Porto Santo, abandons her and her... More Info


January 1, 2014 | 312 pages
Zummo - a 17th-century prodigy and creator of figures so realistic they look as though they might draw breath - has spent his life fleeing his past. Summoned to the Medici court by the Grand Duke, a man of holy devotions and hidden longings, Zummo finds himself in a city riddled with hypocrisy and... More Info

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

HarperCollins Canada | June 1, 2014 | 256 pages
A hilarious memoir about growing up Muslim from the creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie. Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She's just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will 'pimp' out her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt... More Info