Category: Literature - international

$26.99

Let's Tell This Story Properly

Dundurn Group | May 16, 2015 | 232 pages
Provocative, moving, and rich in craft, the stories gathered here represent some of the most original emerging writers in the world. The selected, groundbreaking stories carry on the almost thirty-year tradition of the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes, past winners of which include Jhumpa Lahiri. Zadie... More Info
$22.99

The Book of Lost and Found

April 21, 2015 | 320 pages
Young photographer Kate is reeling from the recent death of her mother, an orphan who became a celebrated ballerina. Grieving and lonely, Kate's only close companion is her ailing adoptive grandmother, Evie. Then Evie reveals a terrible secret, one that prompts Kate to rediscover a family history... More Info
$19.95

Keeper'n Me

Anchor Books | April 27, 2015 | 322 pages
When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to find himself cast adrift on the streets of the big city. Having skirted the... More Info
$21.99

The Investigation

Mantle | April 27, 2015 | 400 pages
At once a captivating mystery and an epic lament for freedom and humanity in the darkest of times, The Investigation -- inspired by a true story -- is a sweeping, gripping tale perfect for fans of The Shadow of the Wind. Fukuoka Prison, 1944. Beyond the prison walls the war rages; inside a man is... More Info
$19.95

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | April 27, 2015 | 326 pages
Oskar Schell, the nine-year-old son of a man killed in the World Trade Center attacks, searches the five boroughs of New York City for a lock that fits a black key his father left behind.  More Info
$18.00

The Disappeared

February 23, 2010 | 264 pages
A searing, fiercely beautiful love story for the ages, The Disappeared--already a best seller in Canada--traces one woman's three-decades-long journey from the peaceful streets of Montreal to the humid, war-torn villages of Cambodia, as a brief love affair turns into a grand passion of loss,... More Info
$21.95

Compulsion

Fig Tree Books Llc | April 1, 2015 | 324 pages
Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have it all: wealth, intelligence, and the world at their feet as part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish community of 1920s Chicago. Artie is handsome, athletic, and popular, but he possesses a hidden, powerful sadistic streak and a desire to dominate. Judd is a weedy... More Info
$21.95

The Fine Art of Fucking Up

Unnamed Press | April 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A banished professor protests the terms of his restraining order by covertly frying bacon in hidden corners. A boss so engrossed in romance novels is oblivious to everything else. A husband decides to adopt a clueless foreign exchange student for the summer to prove he would be a good father.... More Info
$20.00

New Beginnings

Mosaic Press (NY) | June 1, 2014 | 113 pages
New Beginnings is the sequel to Eric Koch’s landmark work The Golden Years: Glenn Gould, Marshall McLuhan, Lester B. Pearson, Rene Levesque & John G. Diefenbaker, published by Mosaic Press in 2013. Once again, Koch is inventing a new literary form that is special and astonishing, crafting... More Info

In a Sunburned Country

April 27, 2015 | 360 pages
Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost — yes, lost — while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set... More Info

The Female Detective

February 15, 2015 | 328 pages
In 1864, the British writer James Redding Ware, under the pseudonym Andrew Forrester, published The Female Detective, introducing readers to the first professional female detective character, Mrs. Gladden, and paving the way for the more famous female detectives of the early twentieth century,... More Info
$18.50

Last Night at the Blue Angel

William Morrow Paperbacks | April 14, 2015 | 352 pages
It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is teeming with the tensions of the day—segregation, sexual experimentation, the Cold War, and Vietnam—but it is also home to some of the country's most influential jazz. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for... More Info
$24.95

Apocalypse Baby

April 14, 2015 | 352 pages
"Apocalypse Baby is a smart, fast-paced detective novel about a missing adolescent girl traveling through Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed by two mismatched private investigators: the Hyena, part ruthless interrogator, part oversexed rock star, and Lucie, her plain and passive--almost to the... More Info
$22.99

Against a Darkening Sky

April 14, 2015 | 368 pages
From the author of the acclaimed Our Daily Bread and The Empty Room comes a rich and fascinating new novel of mysterious, magic-riddled 7th-century England: Against A Darkening Sky transports the reader to a rich yet violent past where a young woman is torn between her deepest beliefs and her... More Info
$29.00

The Fishermen

Little, Brown | April 14, 2015 | 304 pages
In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990's, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family. Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an... More Info

The Sympathizer

Grove Press | April 7, 2015 | 384 pages
Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles.  More Info
$18.00

Alena

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
A modern adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's classic Rebecca finds aspiring Midwestern assistant curator Venice Biennale haunted by the legacy of her predecessor when she takes a job at a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod whose staff is devoted to preserving the memory and methods of the... More Info
$22.99

The Daydreams of Angels

April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
Heather O'Neill's distinctive style and voice fill these charming, sometimes dark, always beguiling stories. From "The Robot Baby," in which we discover what happens when a robot feels emotion for the very first time, to "Heaven," about a grandfather who died for a few minutes when he was nine and... More Info
$21.99

Ryder

March 17, 2015 | 320 pages
An electrifying Ayesha Ryder novel in which the U.S. presidency and the fate of two world powers hang in the balance. Two centuries ago, British forces defeated the American army in the field and entered Washington, looting and burning the White House and the Capitol. Today, that loot would have... More Info
$32.99

The Skeleton Cupboard

April 7, 2015 | 304 pages
In my session with Imogen, the words were still not coming. I had to move past my own frustration and relax. But it is very hard to relax when you are looking into the eyes of a mute little girl who wants to be dead. You don't want to relax; you want to pull her into your arms, hold her and then... More Info
$22.00

The Goldfinch

Back Bay Books | April 7, 2015 | 784 pages
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE "The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book... More Info
$29.99

Inside the O'Briens

Gallery Books | April 7, 2015 | 352 pages
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington’s Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s. Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of... More Info
$32.50

The Children's Crusade

Scribner | April 7, 2015 | 448 pages
From the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, a sweeping, masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. Bill Blair finds the land by accident,... More Info
$17.95

Fifteen Dogs

April 1, 2015 | 160 pages
One summer night in Toronto, Hermes and Apollo make a drunken bet about the possibility of human happiness. And so they grant human consciousness to a group of dogs overnighting at a veterinary clinic. Having suddenly been granted more complex thought, the pack is soon torn between those who resist... More Info
$20.95

Everything Is Illuminated

April 14, 2015 | 288 pages
With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man - also named Jonathan Safran Foer - sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the... More Info
$24.99

Matrons and Madams

Dundurn Group | April 11, 2015 | 328 pages
Based on a true story, "Matrons and Madams" is a sprawling saga of a schoolteacher-turned-madam and lady superintendent of a hospital who join forces to combat the rampant venereal disease that spreads throughout Alberta once soldiers return from the Great War and also to improve the lives of the... More Info
$28.95

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

Penguin Press | March 24, 2015 | 240 pages
Keeping his deathbed promise to his father—to free the small town of Mir Ali in Pakistan's Tribal Areas from oppressors—Hayat is forced to make terrible choices during a single morning when his brother Sikander and his troubled wife, Mina, are taken hostage by members of the Taliban.  More Info
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The Architect's Apprentice

Viking Press | March 31, 2015 | 432 pages
In 1540 Istanbul, 12-year-old Jahan, an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie who cares for an exceptionally smart elephant named Chota, is taken under the wing of the empire's chief architect and bears witness to the creation of some of the most magnificent buildings in history. By the author of... More Info
$22.95

Meet Me Halfway

April 21, 2015 | 202 pages
When Johnquell, an African American teen, suffers a serious accident in the home of his white neighbor, Mrs. Czernicki, his community must find ways to bridge divisions between black and white, gay and straight, old and young. Set in one of the nation’s most highly segregated cities—Milwaukee,... More Info
$21.50

Binary Star

January 13, 2015 | 172 pages
An intense, elegiac portrait of young lovers as they battle personal afflictions, toy with veganarchism, and traverse the American countryside.  More Info
$19.95

The Other Joseph

March 21, 2015 | 280 pages
In the tradition of Russell Banks and Jim Harrison, Skip Horack masterfully depicts a life driven off the rails by tragedy and sin -- a man now summoned by the legacy of a beloved, lost brother to embark on a journey in search of understanding, happiness, and redemption.  More Info
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The Last Days of Video

Soft Skull Press | March 17, 2015 | 304 pages
The video stores are dying. But most of you don't care. You've got your Netflix and your Redbox and your DVR, so why deal with VHS tapes or scratched DVDs? Why deal with the grumpy guy at the worn-down independent video store? Well that grumpy guy is Waring Wax, and he's usually too drunk to worry... More Info
$21.99

Reunion of Ghosts

March 24, 2015 | 384 pages
How do three sisters write a single suicide note? This is the riddle the Alter sisters-Lady, Vee and Delph-pose at the outset of this darkly funny novel as they finalize their plans to collectively end their lives on New Year's Eve, 1999. Their reasons are not theirs alone, and they prove that the... More Info
$18.00

Dept. of Speculation

Vintage Books | April 27, 2015 | 179 pages
Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply “the wife,” once exchanged love... More Info
$22.99

Alice and the Fly

Hodder & Stoughton | January 15, 2015 | 336 pages
This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about love. Finding love - in any of its forms - and nurturing it. Miss Hayes has a new theory. She thinks my condition's caused... More Info
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Glow

Sceptre | April 27, 2015 | 249 pages
With GLOW, Ned Beauman has reinvented the international conspiracy thriller for a new generation. A hostage exchange outside a police station in Pakistan. A botched defection in an airport hotel in New Jersey. A test of loyalty at an abandoned resort in the Burmese jungle. A boy and a girl locking... More Info
$29.00

Her

Little, Brown | January 6, 2015 | 272 pages
You don't remember her--but she remembers you. Two different women; two different worlds. On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina is sophisticated and assured, a successful artist who... More Info
$33.50

Trigger Warning

William Morrow | February 3, 2015 | 352 pages
From one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved storytellers of our time comes a major new collection of stories and verse "We each have our little triggers . . . things that wait for us in the dark corridors of our lives." So says Neil Gaiman in his introduction to Trigger Warning, a... More Info
$31.00

Watch Me Go

Putnam Adult | January 22, 2015 | 320 pages
When Douglas "Deesh" Sharp, who hauls junk for cash, heads upstate to dispose of a sealed oil drum, he unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in the murders of three white men, until he meets a female jockey who could save him from a life behind bars.  More Info
$19.99

The Little Old Lady Strikes Again

March 17, 2015 | 416 pages
Martha Andersson and the League of Pensioners have left behind their dreary old-age home in Stockholm and are headed for the bright lights of Las Vegas. This is their chance at a new lease on life, and they plan to make the most of it. But before long they are up to their old tricks, plotting to... More Info
$28.95

Lucky Alan

Doubleday | February 24, 2015 | 176 pages
Nine short tales by the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist vacillate between reality and surrealism and include the stories "Pending Vegan," "The King of Sentences" and "The Porn Critic."  More Info
$29.95

The Buried Giant

March 3, 2015 | 304 pages
The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize­-winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a... More Info

All My Puny Sorrows

Random House Canada | February 24, 2015 | 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
$39.95

Wizard of Their Age A

January 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A collection of student essays that captures the passionate engagement their generation brings to the Harry Potter phenomenon.  More Info
$18.00

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Back Bay Books | March 10, 2015 | 352 pages
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning. Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to... More Info
$22.95

When the Doves Disappeared

February 14, 2015 | 100 pages
From the internationally acclaimed author of Purge comes a chillingly suspenseful, deftly woven new novel that opens up a little-known yet still controversial chapter of history: the occupation, resistance, and collaboration in Estonia during and after World War II. 1941: In Communist-ruled,... More Info
$18.95

How Should a Person Be?

April 27, 2015 | 306 pages
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, and selected as a New York Times Notable Book and Huffington Post Best Book From the internationally acclaimed author of The Middle Stories and Ticknor comes a bold interrogation into the possibility of a beautiful life. How Should a Person Be? is a... More Info
$23.99

Vanishing Girls

HarperCollins | March 10, 2015 | 368 pages
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident. Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara... More Info
$19.95

Torpor

Semiotext | January 16, 2015 | 312 pages
Sylvie wanted to believe that misery could simply be replaced with happiness. Time was a straight line, stretching out before you. If you could create a golden kind of time and lay it right beside the other time, the time of horror, Bad History could just recede into the distance without ever... More Info
$33.95

JD

March 24, 2015 | 272 pages
Thirty years after Jonathan Ascher's death, Martha finally opens her husband's journals and discovers his secret affairs with men as well as his all-absorbing passion for their deceased son, Mickey. Through the dysfunctional marriage between Martha and Jonathan Ascher as well as the story of... More Info

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