Category: Literature - International


Jane Eyre

Race Point Publishing | September 9, 2014 | 528 pages
Jane Eyre is the heart-wrenching story of a young girl saddled with both a cruel aunt and a bitter upbringing at Lowood School. Her soul not broken from these encounters, she becomes governess to the children of the handsome Mr. Rochester, with whom she falls deeply in love, but the dark secrets of... More Info

The Opening Sky

September 16, 2014 | 368 pages
The breakout novel from award-winning author Joan Thomas, it perfectly balances the dark underside of modern life, love, and family with wit and sharp observation: for fans of Good to A Fault, the works of Carol Shields, of Meg Wolitzer, and Jonathan Franzen. A stunning character-driven novel about... More Info

Celia's Song

October 1, 2014 | 280 pages
Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her village, on the West coast of Vancouver Island in Nu:Chahlnuth territory. Celia is a seer who - despite being convinced she's a little "off" - must heal her village with the assistance of her sister,... More Info

Leaving Tomorrow

Phyllis Bruce Books | September 16, 2014 | 288 pages
From the Giller Prize-winning author of the #1 bestseller The Age of Hope, a thoughtful, tender, often wry novel of growing up and falling in love. In the small Alberta town of Tomorrow, young Arthur yearns for a larger life. His father prefers the love of horses and good books, while his mother is... More Info

The Monkey Wrench Gang

Harper Perennial | September 16, 2014 | 560 pages
Ex-Green Beret George Hayduke has returned from war to find his beloved southwestern desert threatened by industrial development. Joining with Bronx exile and feminist saboteur Bonnie Abzug, wilderness guide and outcast Mormon Seldom Seen Smith, and libertarian billboard torcher Doc Sarvis, M.D.,... More Info

Native Son

Harper Perennial | September 16, 2014 | 560 pages
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic. Set in... More Info

Lovely, Dark, Deep

Ecco | September 9, 2014 | 432 pages
From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of ten spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within us all Insightful, disturbing, and mesmerizing in their lyrical precision, the stories in... More Info

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Harper Perennial | September 16, 2014 | 624 pages
The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and... More Info

Mirrors and Mirages

July 4, 2014 | 302 pages
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Cry Father

Gallery Books | September 16, 2014 | 320 pages
In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown comes a haunting story about men, their fathers, their sons, and the legacy of violence. For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he’s still dealing... More Info


Goose Lane Editions | September 16, 2014 | 358 pages
An accusation, regardless of truth, has its own life when let loose in the world. Accusation, hailed by the Globe and Mail as "a psychological thriller . . . deeply considered, calm on the surface yet, on closer reading, full of ambiguities," again proves Bush to be one of Canada's finest authors.  More Info

Stone Mattress

September 9, 2014 | 288 pages
In Margaret Atwood's stunning new collection of stories, her first since her #1 nationally bestselling 2006 collection, Moral Disorder, she returns to the here and now in this brilliant, new collection of stories. In these nine dazzlingly inventive and rewarding stories, Margaret Atwood's signature... More Info

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014

Anchor Books | September 9, 2014 | 480 pages
Collects 20 O. Henry Prize-winning stories, which are accompanied by essays from the eminent jurors on their favorites, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them and an extensive resource list of magazines. Original. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

Station Eleven

September 9, 2014 | 352 pages
An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the... More Info

All Change

Pan Books | September 18, 2014 | 572 pages
It is the 1950s and as the Duchy, the Cazalets' beloved matriarch, dies, she takes with her the last remnants of a disappearing world -- of houses with servants, of class and tradition -- in which the Cazalets have thrived. Louise, now divorced, becomes entangled in a painful affair; while Polly... More Info


Doubleday Canada | August 19, 2014 | 320 pages
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Galore comes another unforgettable novel. By turns darkly comic and heartbreakingly sad, Sweetland is a deeply suspenseful story about one man's struggles against the forces of nature and the ruins of memory. For twelve generations, when the fish were... More Info


Random House Canada | August 26, 2014 | 160 pages
Following on the Giller Prize-nominated and Governor General's Literary Award-winning success of Ru, Kim Thúy's latest novel is a triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are inextricably entwined. Mãn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the... More Info

The Remains of the Day

Vintage Canada | August 26, 2014 | 320 pages
Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning masterpiece became an international bestseller on publication, was adapted into an award-winning film, and has since come to be regarded as a modern classic. The Remains of the Day is a spellbinding portrayal of a vanished way of life and a haunting meditation... More Info

The Long November

August 15, 2014 | 160 pages
It descends with a challenge upon the censors, and yet this powerful story had to be told, for it is so much a part of a struggling, impetuous generation of youth in Canada. It is sometimes brazen, sometimes explosive, always face to face with gripping reality, shocking as that may be to those who... More Info

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Simon & Schuster Canada | September 9, 2014 | 224 pages
Taking the literary world by storm, Eimear McBride’s internationally praised debut is one of the most acclaimed novels in recent years; it is “subversive, passionate, and darkly alchemical. Read it and be changed” (Eleanor Catton). Eimear McBride’s debut tells, with astonishing insight and... More Info

Unlit Spaces

FriesenPress | July 30, 2014 | 224 pages
Unlit Spaces is Caroline Shepard's eagerly awaited first novel. With her sure literary hand, Shepard brings to life the haunting story of Cailey Donald, a young woman who flees her rural Manitoba home in the wake of lingering childhood trauma. As Cailey matures, she finds herself in a variety of... More Info

The Darkest Hour

September 18, 2014 | 552 pages
From the Sunday Times bestselling author comes an epic tale of love, passion and heartbreak.  More Info

Girl Runner

September 6, 2014 | 304 pages
Girl Runner is the story of Aganetha Smart, a former Olympic athlete who was famous in the 1920s, but now, at age 104, lives in a nursing home, alone and forgotten by history. For Aganetha, a competitive and ambitious woman, her life remains present and unfinished in her mind. When her quiet life... More Info

The Back of the Turtle

September 2, 2014 | 528 pages
This is Thomas King's first literary novel in 15 years and follows on the success of the award-winning and bestselling The Inconvenient Indian and his beloved Green Grass, Running Water and Truth and Bright Water, both of which continue to be taught in Canadian schools and universities. Green... More Info

The Miniaturist

August 26, 2014 | 416 pages
"There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed . . ." On an autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman knocks at the door of a grand house in the wealthiest quarter of Amsterdam. She has come from the country to begin a new life as the wife of the illustrious merchant trader Johannes... More Info


HarperPerennial | September 2, 2014 | 240 pages
A novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers An ordinary life-its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion-lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott's... More Info

Oh My Darling

Patrick Crean Books | September 2, 2014 | 208 pages
Here are ten remarkable stories about contemporary life, family, children and love. They highlight the secret streams that run through relationships: the moments of revelation, the subtle acts of revenge, and the lengths to which we will go for love.  More Info

The Betrayers

HarperCollins Canada | August 1, 2014 | 304 pages
A compact saga of love, duty, family, and sacrifice from a rising star whose fiction is "self-assured, elegant, perceptive . . . and unflinchingly honest" (New York Times) This incandescent novel gives us one momentous day in the life of Baruch Kotler, a disgraced Israeli politician. When he... More Info

The Long Way Home

Macmillan | August 26, 2014 | 384 pages
At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind.  More Info

The Drop

William Morrow Paperbacks | September 2, 2014 | 224 pages
Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of his acclaimed New York Times bestseller Mystic River with The Drop—A love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funneling cash to local gangsters—"money... More Info


Ecco | September 2, 2014 | 128 pages
A bold new translation of Euripides' shockingly modern classic work, from Forward Prize-winning poet Robin Robertson, with a new preface by bestselling and award-winning writer, critic, and translator Daniel Mendelsohn Thebes has been rocked by the arrival of Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy.... More Info

Arrow of God

Anchor Canada | March 18, 2010 | 240 pages
Professor:  Prof. Pius Adesanmi
Course Codes:  ENGL 3603
Semester:  Fall-2014
Set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africa's best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son. The third book in Achebe's "African Trilogy", following Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease,... More Info

We Need New Names

Back Bay Books | May 20, 2014 | 320 pages
Professor:  Prof. Nduka Otiono
Course Codes:  AFRI 1001
Semester:  Fall-2014
A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America. Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Zimbabwe, Darling and her friends steal guavas,... More Info

The Book of Secrets

Emblem Editions | September 18, 1997 | 337 pages
Professor:  Prof. Rosemarie Hoey
Course Codes:  ENGL 4806A
Semester:  Fall-2014
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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 18, 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 18, 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