Category: Literature - international


The Pathfinder

Harper Collins | June 17, 2014 | 528 pages
The Pathfinder marked the return of Natty Bumppo, the hero of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales, thirteen years after the publication of The Prairie. For a time, Bumppo’s thoughts turn toward the domestic, but in the end Bumppo returns to his proper home in the wilderness.... More Info

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Viking Adult | September 1, 2015 | 400 pages
This fall, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in the highly anticipated follow-up to Stieg Larsson's THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST. In this adrenaline-charged thriller, genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous new threat and must again join... More Info

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

Harper | August 25, 2015 | 304 pages
An intelligent and madly entertaining debut novel reminiscent of The Crying of Lot 49, White Noise, and City of Glass that is at once a missing-person mystery, an exorcism of modern culture, and a wholly singular vision of contemporary womanhood from a terrifying and often funny voice of a new... More Info

Paulina & Fran

Harper Perennial | September 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students. At their New England art school, Paulina and Fran both stand apart from the crowd. Paulina is striking and sexually... More Info

Late Night on Air

Emblem Editions | September 2, 2015 | 363 pages
Professor:  Prof. Rosemarie Hoey
Course Codes:  ENGL 4806A
Semester:  Fall-2015
In 1975 Yellowknife, four employees of a small radio station embark on a canoe trip that takes them into the Arctic wilderness, following the 1927 route taken by ill-fated Englishman John Hornby, and find their relationships shifting.  More Info

Us Conductors

Random House Canada | November 17, 2014 | 368 pages
Professor:  Prof. Rosemarie Hoey
Course Codes:  ENGL 4806A
Semester:  Fall-2015
In a finely woven series of flashbacks and correspondence, Us Conductors takes us from the glitz and glam of New York in the 1930s to the gulags and scientific camps of the Soviet Union. Lev Termen is imprisoned on a ship steaming its way from New York City to the Soviet Union. He is writing a... More Info

A Superior Man

September 1, 2015 | 380 pages
In this novel set in the 19th century, a Chinese coolie attempts to find the missing mother of his son.  More Info

Did You Ever Have A Family

Gallery/Scout Press | September 8, 2015 | 304 pages
The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a... More Info

Martin John

September 15, 2015 | 282 pages
A brilliantly dark follow-up to Anakana Schofield's internationally celebrated novelMalarky.  More Info

Secondhand Souls

William Morrow | August 25, 2015 | 400 pages
In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can’t be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore’s delightfully funny sequel to A Dirty Job. Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their... More Info

Circling the Sun

Bond Street Books | July 28, 2015 | 288 pages
Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to Kenya in the 1920s, where the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in... More Info

The Afterlife of Birds

Freehand Books | September 30, 2015 | 320 pages
Henry Jett’s life is slowly going nowhere. His girlfriend recently left, and his job in a local garage is uninspiring, considering that he doesn’t particularly like cars. Henry finds solace in his eccentric passion, rebuilding the skeletons of birds and animals. Meanwhile Henry’s brother,... More Info

His Whole Life

August 11, 2015 | 368 pages
From the #1 nationally bestselling, Giller Prize-winning author of Late Nights on Air and Alone in the Classroom, comes an irresistible new novel that has everything we would hope for from this celebrated author -- and more. Starting with something as simple as a boy who wants a dog, His Whole Life... More Info

Gold Mountain Blues

August 7, 2012 | 544 pages
In the epic storytelling tradition of Amy Tan and Jiang Rong comes "Gold "" Mountain Blues " . This rich saga chronicles the lives of five generations of a Chinese family from Guandong Province who are transformed by the promise of a better life in Gold Mountain, the Chinese name for Canada's... More Info

Long Change

Random House Canada | August 18, 2015 | 368 pages
Don Gillmor's brilliant new novel, "Long Change," examines the world of oil through the life and loves of one man; both stories are epic. Fleeing his violent, Pentecostal father, as well as a crime he committed in the parking lot of the first bar he ever entered, Ritt Devlin leaves Texas at... More Info

Darkness the Color of Snow

William Morrow | August 18, 2015 | 304 pages
A haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart—the basis for the 2009 Academy Award-winning film. An electrifying crime drama and psychological thriller in which a young cop becomes the fulcrum of a community's... More Info

The Marriage of Opposites

Simon and Schuster | August 4, 2015 | 384 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism. Growing up on idyllic St.... More Info

Bright Lines

Penguin Books | August 11, 2015 | 304 pages
A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents’ murder, and afflicted with hallucinations... More Info

A Remarkable Kindness

William Morrow Paperbacks | August 11, 2015 | 416 pages
From a striking new voice comes a novel tracing the lives of four American women who are part of a unique Jewish tradition in their coastal village in Northern Israel: they prepare and dress women for burial, as they grow in friendship and marriages, learn to accept death, and to appreciate the... More Info

Adult Onset

Vintage Canada | July 28, 2015 | 400 pages
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of two beloved classics, Fall On Your Kneesand The Way the Crow Flies, Adult Onset is a powerful drama that makes vividly real the pressures of life and love, and the undercurrents that run deep through even the most devoted families. Mary Rose... More Info

Your Face in Mine

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | August 1, 2015 | 448 pages
A widely praised young writer delivers a daring, ambitious novel about identity and race in the age of globalization. One afternoon, not long after Kelly Thorndike has moved back to his hometown of Baltimore, an African American man he doesn't recognize calls out to him. To Kelly’s shock, the man... More Info

Panic in a Suitcase

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | August 4, 2015 | 320 pages
“A virtuosic debut [and] a wry look at immigrant life in the global age.” —Vogue Having left Odessa for Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with a sense of finality, the Nasmertov family has discovered that the divide between the old world and the new is not nearly as clear-cut as they had imagined.... More Info

Barbara the Slut and Other People

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | August 4, 2015 | 272 pages
A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human. Fearless, candid, and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master. She tackles eros and intimacy with a deceptively light touch, a keen awareness... More Info

Walking with Abel

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | August 4, 2015 | 320 pages
An intrepid journalist joins the planet’s largest group of nomads on an annual migration that, like them, has endured for centuries. Anna Badkhen has forged a career chronicling life in extremis around the world, from war-torn Afghanistan to the border regions of the American Southwest. In... More Info

The Bell Tolls for No One

City Lights Books | July 14, 2015 | 225 pages
Previously uncollected pulp fiction by the 20th century American master.  More Info

Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973

Bond Street Books | August 4, 2015 | 256 pages
Acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's debut short novels, newly re-translated and in one English-language volume for the first time--with a new introduction by the author. After almost thirty years out of print, the first major works of fiction by international best-selling author Haruki... More Info

The Dust That Falls from Dreams

August 4, 2015 | 512 pages
A sweeping, immersive epic story of love and war set in England in the first half of the twentieth century. In the brief golden years of King Edward VII's reign, Rosie McCosh and her three sisters are growing up in an idyllic, eccentric household in the countryside, with their "pals" the Pitts boys... More Info

Come Back

Vintage Canada | August 4, 2015 | 224 pages
From a 2-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, an intense novel of loss, memory and the limitless nature of family love. Hal Wiens, a retired professor, is mourning the sudden death of his loving wife, Yo. To get through each day, he relies on the bare comfort of routine and regular... More Info


August 4, 2015 | 240 pages
Inanna, a goddess of ancient Mesopotamia, was worshipped around 1800 BCE by our ancestors in the land that is now modern-day Iraq. But who was she? Who were her followers? And what did her stories mean for their lives? Lost for millennia, Inanna's stories were buried and forgotten, unearthed by... More Info


September 1, 2015 | 320 pages
In the aftermath of the 1960s, tensions simmer beneath the surface of a small town in rural Massachusetts. Watergate and the war in Vietnam have shaken Americans' faith in their government, the energy crisis clouds the future, and the civil rights movement has given way to uneasy race relations.... More Info

Brush Back

Putnam Publishing Group | July 1, 2015 | 480 pages
Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times–bestselling author Sara Paretsky. No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is... More Info


William Morrow Paperbacks | August 4, 2015 | 416 pages
From the author of The Fool’s Tale and I, Iago comes a disarmingly charming and warm-hearted “romcom” about a woman, her dog, and the man who has to prove that he is good enough for both of them. Sara Renault fired Rory O’Connor from his part-time job at a Boston art museum, and in... More Info

The Hunter and the Wild Girl

August 18, 2015 | 340 pages
A feral girl roams the dense forests of nineteenth-century France, stealing food from remote farmyards and avoiding human contact. Seen on one of her thieving missions in the village of Freyzus, she is chased by suspicious townspeople to the edge of a deep gorge, where she jumps and disappears,... More Info

Almost Famous Women

Scribner | July 14, 2015 | 256 pages
From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman’s “collection... More Info

Ten Thousand Saints MTI

Ecco | July 7, 2015 | 416 pages
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The Book of Gold Leaves

Viking | June 4, 2015 | 352 pages
'When you come back to me, I will tell you everything' In the city of Srinagar, in disputed Kashmir, Faiz paints papier-mâché pencil boxes for wealthy tourists while beautiful, beguiling Roohi prays for the boy of her dreams to take her away. In the evenings Faiz and Roohi meet - without their... More Info

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

Anchor Canada | July 21, 2015 | 416 pages
The New York Times and Globe & Mail-bestselling author of The Imperfectionists returns with an intricately woven novel about a bookseller who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg tells a story: as a child, she was stolen from home, stashed at a den of thieves,... More Info

Gonzo Girl

Touchstone | July 28, 2015 | 272 pages
“Long after the last drink is poured and the final gunshot fired, Cheryl Della Pietra’s novel inspired by her time as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant will linger in your mind. This debut novel is raucous, page-turning, head-spinning, and side-splitting as it depicts a boss and mentor who is... More Info

Open Arms

Freehand Books | January 28, 2009 | 256 pages
Freehand Books is pleased to be bringing back to print the widely acclaimed first novel by the author of the Giller-shortlisted Good to a Fault, Marina Endicott. Open Arms is a contemporary quest story set in Saskatoon and featuring a protagonist whose spirit is as strong as her heart is broken.... More Info

Medicine Walk

Emblem Editions | March 3, 2015 | 256 pages
"One of the finest novels of the year." (Vancouver Sun) By the celebrated author of Canada Reads finalist Indian Horse, this is an unforgettable journey of a father and son, set in dramatic landscape of the BC Interior. For male and female readers equally, for readers of Joseph Boyden, Cormac... More Info

Miss Emily

Penguin Books Canada | July 14, 2015 | 256 pages
Emily Dickinson's life is reimagined in her own voice and through eyes of a young Irish maid--an enchanting novel in the spirit of Longbourn and Mrs. Poe Ada Concannon's first day in America is a success. She's the new maid for the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts.... More Info

Crime and Punishment

Penguin Classics | July 14, 2015 | 608 pages
This acclaimed new translation of Dostoyevsky's "psychological record of a crime" gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders alone... More Info

Go Set a Watchman

Harper | July 14, 2015 | 288 pages
An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first... More Info

Far from the Madding Crowd

William Collins | April 9, 2015 | 320 pages
A tale of love and loss - the first of Thomas Hardy's novels to win him widespread recognition and popularity - reissued to accompany a major motion picture due for release in May 2015.'I shall do one thing in this life - one thing certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you... More Info

A Master Plan for Rescue

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | July 14, 2015 | 336 pages
A magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of love. Set in 1942 New York and Berlin, A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life-giving powers of storytelling, and the heroism that can be inspired by love. In essence, it is two love stories. It is the... More Info

A Secret Music

Cormorant Books | April 21, 2015 | 288 pages
Set in 1936 Montreal, A Secret Music is the story of Lawrence Nolan, a sensitive fifteen-year-old piano prodigy who grows up in the shadow of his mother's mental illness. Forced to keep this shameful secret, he attempts to raise himself and his ten yearold brother. He counteracts the deep ache and... More Info

The Verdict on Each Man Dead

E C W Press | August 1, 2015 | 400 pages
The fast-paced third volume in the series Peter Cammon, now retired from New Scotland Yard, is drawn into a confrontation with evil in a most unlikely setting. The former chief inspector finds himself in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah, chasing a depraved man who may have deep terrorist... More Info

Waiting for the Man

August 1, 2015 | 296 pages
Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York company, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe decides to listen to the Man and so he waits on his stoop, day and night, for instructions. aiting... More Info

Three Plays

September 2, 2015 |
No summary available.

A Brief History of Portable Literature

New Directions Publishing Corporation | June 9, 2015 | 128 pages
A reader s fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists"  More Info