Category: Literature - international

All My Road Before Me

HarperOne | February 14, 2017 | 672 pages
A repackaged edition of the revered author’s diary from his early twenties—a thought-provoking work that reveals his earliest thinking about war, atheism, religion, and humanity. While serving his country in the Great War, C. S. Lewis’ the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian,... More Info

Surprised by Joy

HarperOne | February 14, 2017 | 304 pages
A repackaged edition of the revered author’s spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to Christianity. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere... More Info

Till We Have Faces

HarperOne | February 14, 2017 | 368 pages
A repackaged edition of the revered author’s retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche—what he and many others regard as his best novel. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape... More Info

The Four Loves

HarperOne | February 14, 2017 | 192 pages
A repackaged edition of the revered author's classic work that examines the four types of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God—part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series. C.S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian... More Info

The Abundance

Ecco | February 14, 2017 | 304 pages
In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. “A writer who never seems tired, who has never plodded her way through... More Info

Their Finest

Harper Perennial | February 14, 2017 | 464 pages
From the author of the acclaimed Crooked Heart comes another “smart, funny, ingenious, revealing tale of London life during the Second World War” (The Independent)—longlisted for the Orange Prize upon its original publication in England. It is 1940. France has fallen, and only a narrow strip... More Info

Lincoln in the Bardo

Random House | February 14, 2017 | 368 pages
In his long-awaited first novel, American master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a literary experience unlike any other--for no... More Info

I'd Love You to Want Me

Grove Press | February 7, 2017 | 192 pages
Viet Thanh Nguyen's "The Sympathizer" was one of the most widely and highly praised novels of 2015, the winner not only of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, but also the Center for Fiction Debut Novel Prize, the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, the ALA Carnegie Medal for Fiction, the... More Info

The Traitors of Camp 133

Ravenstone Books | September 15, 2016 | 300 pages
"A little known chapter of wartime Canada, the government maintained several German prisoner-of-war camps in Southern Alberta during World War II. Camp 133 was one of these camps. Veteran Guards were responsible for securing the perimeter but internal law and order at Camp 133 was enforced by POW... More Info

Autumn

Hamish Hamilton | February 7, 2017 | 272 pages
An unconventional love story playing across the boundaries of time and history from the 2015 Baileys Prize-winning author of How to be both The first of four novels in a shape-shifting series, wide-ranging in timescale and light-footed through histories. Fusing Keatsian mists and mellow... More Info

Next Year, for Sure

February 7, 2017 | 272 pages
An unflinching, sage and mesmerizing portrait of an open relationship, Next Year, For Sure defies expectation and heralds the beginning of a bright writing career. After nine years together, Kathryn and Chris have the sort of relationship most would envy. They speak in the shorthand they have... More Info

Son of a Trickster

February 14, 2017 | 336 pages
No summary available.

Winter Journey

HarperCollins Australia | March 30, 2017 | 483 pages
Halina Shore is a forensic dentist working in Sydney. Her mother has just died, and while going through her papers she comes across a letter from a woman she has never heard of, asking about a strange child.  More Info

A Book of American Martyrs

Ecco | February 7, 2017 | 752 pages
Synopsis coming soon.......  More Info

The Impossible Fortress

Simon & Schuster | February 7, 2017 | 304 pages
A dazzling debut novel—at once a charming romance and a moving coming-of-age story—about what happens when a fourteen-year old boy pretends to seduce a girl to steal a copy of Playboy but then discovers she is his computer-loving soulmate. Billy Marvin’s first love was a computer. Then he met... More Info

At the Edge of the Orchard

Penguin Books | January 31, 2017 | 304 pages
With impeccable research and flawless prose, Chevalier perfectly conjures the grandeur of the pristine Wild West . . . and the everyday adventurers male and female who were bold enough or foolish enough to be drawn to the unknown. She crafts for us an excellent experience. "USA Today" From... More Info

The Naturalist

Vintage Canada | January 24, 2017 | 304 pages
1867, Philadelphia. Amateur naturalist Walter Ash is on the brink of setting off to travel up his beloved Amazon when fate intervenes, obliging his only son to take his place. More at ease among his books than in the field, Paul Ash takes a reluctant leave of absence from Harvard's Museum of... More Info

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Penguin Books | March 30, 1990 | 216 pages
Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Haroun begins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow Warriors, and the land of darkness  More Info

A Harvest of Thorns

HarperCollins Publishers | January 24, 2017 | 368 pages
A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of workers, mostly young women. Amid the... More Info

Steal Away Home

HarperCollins Publishers | January 24, 2017 | 432 pages
For readers of The Book of Negroes, Bound for Canaan, House Girl and The Illegal comes the story of a fifteen-year-old escaped slave named Cecelia Reynolds, who slips away to freedom in Canada while her Kentucky owners holiday at Niagara Falls In this compelling work of narrative non-fiction,... More Info

The book of embraces

W W Norton & Co Inc | March 30, 1992 | 281 pages
The author shares brief anecdotes about life in South America, memories of incidents from his own past, and meditations on reading, literature, and freedom  More Info

The Art of Asking Your Boss for a Raise

January 17, 2017 | 96 pages
Darkly funny account of the office worker's mindset by the celebrated French novelist A long-suffering employee in a big corporation has summoned up the courage to ask for a raise. But as he runs through the looming encounter in his mind, his neuroses come to the surface: What is the best day to... More Info

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

Atria Books | January 17, 2017 | 336 pages
For fans of Cold Mountain and The Invention of Wings comes “a tour de force of historical fiction” (Henry Wiencek, author of Master of the Mountain) that follows the epic journey of a slave-turned-Comanche warrior who travels from the brutality of a New Orleans sugar cane plantation to the... More Info

Transit

HarperCollins Publishers | January 17, 2017 | 272 pages
The stunning new novel from the author of Outline, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and one of The New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year In the wake of family collapse, a writer moves to London with her two young sons. The process of upheaval is the catalyst for a... More Info

Dragon Springs Road

HarperAvenue | January 10, 2017 | 400 pages
From the author of Three Souls (“heartbreaking and hopeful,” Booklist) comes a new novel set in early-twentieth-century Shanghai, where, as an ancient imperial dynasty collapses, a new government struggles to life and two girls—one a Eurasian orphan, the other a daughter of privilege—are... More Info
$16.95

Little Man What Now

Melville House Pub | March 30, 2017 | 345 pages
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First published in Germany in 1932, Fallada's documentary novel is a portrait of Germany during its period of economic and political breakdown prior to the advent of Hitler.  More Info
$21.00

Nothing Like Love

Anchor Canada | January 3, 2017 | 432 pages
A sparkling, witty and confident debut from a rising Canadian star whose Trinidadian roots and riotous storytelling heritage inform her completely delightful novel. It is 1974 in the town of Chance, Trinidad--home to a colourful cast of cane farmers, rum-drinkers, scandal-mongers . . . and a bright... More Info
$19.99

The Golden Son

Harper Perennial | January 3, 2017 | 432 pages
An instant bestseller in Canada, The Golden Son is a “sensitive and intelligent work” with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honour and tradition, in which two childhood friends must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own... More Info
$36.50

Difficult Women

Grove Press | January 3, 2017 | 272 pages
"A collection of stories of ... hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection"--  More Info
$19.99

The Man Without a Shadow

Ecco | January 3, 2017 | 384 pages
In this taut and fascinating novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, Dark, Deep examines the mysteries of memory, personality, and identity and pierces the enigmatic force that drives human lives—love.... More Info
$24.99

The Woman in Cabin 10

Simon & Schuster | January 3, 2017 | 352 pages
From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea. In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works,... More Info
$32.00

Selection Day

Scribner | January 3, 2017 | 304 pages
From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize­–winning author of The White Tiger, a dazzling new novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their obsessive father to become cricket stars, and whose coming of age threatens their relationship, future, and sense of themselves.... More Info

The Best American Magazine Writing 2016

November 29, 2016 | 480 pages
This year's Best American Magazine Writing features outstanding writing on contentious issues including incarceration, policing, sexual assault, labor, technology, and environmental catastrophe. Selections include Paul Ford's ambitious "What Is Code?" (Bloomberg Businessweek), an innovative... More Info
$29.99

The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun

HarperCollins | November 3, 2016 | 128 pages
Unavailable for more than 70 years, this early but important work is published for the first time with Tolkien's 'Corrigan' poems and other supporting material, including a prefatory note by Christopher Tolkien. Set 'In Britain's land beyond the seas' during the Age of Chivalry, The Lay of Aotrou... More Info

Swing Time

Hamish Hamilton | November 15, 2016 | 464 pages
An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from northwest London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music,... More Info
$33.99

A Great Reckoning

Macmillan | August 30, 2016 | 400 pages
Louise Penny takes us back to the deceptively peaceful village of Three Pines in the brilliant new novel in her series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.  More Info
$36.00

By Gaslight

August 23, 2016 | 600 pages
No summary available.

The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories

October 25, 2016 | 192 pages
Just in time for the holidays! Knopf Canada publishes four Christmastime murder stories by P. D. James (two featuring a young Adam Dalgliesh), which together add up to an unexpected gift following her death in 2014. As the acknowledged "Queen of Crime," P. D. James was frequently commissioned by... More Info
$20.99

The Little Red Chairs

Back Bay Books | December 6, 2016 | 320 pages
A fiercely beautiful novel about one woman's struggle to reclaim a life shattered by betrayal, from one of the greatest storytellers of our time One night, in the dead of winter, a mysterious stranger arrives in the small Irish town of Cloonoila. Broodingly handsome, worldly, and charismatic, Dr.... More Info
$35.00

Harmony

Pamela Dorman Books | August 2, 2016 | 288 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dogs of Babel, a taut, emotionally wrenching story of how a seemingly "normal" family could become desperate enough to leave everything behind and move to a "family camp" in New Hampshire--a life-changing experience that alters them forever. How far... More Info
$24.99

Goodbye Barbary Lane

Harper Perennial | December 6, 2016 | 880 pages
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the final three of which are collected in this third omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through... More Info
$24.99

28 Barbary Lane

Harper Perennial | December 6, 2016 | 768 pages
Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new... More Info

Christmas Days

Grove Press | November 24, 2016 | 240 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? comes an enchanting collection of stories for the holiday season. For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative,... More Info
$33.00

Bad Boy

Atria Books | December 6, 2016 | 256 pages
Vlog star Renard Grant has nothing to prove: he’s got a pretty face, chiseled body, and two million adoring video subscribers. Plus the scars on his chest and a prescription for testosterone. Because Ren is transgender: assigned female at birth, living now as male. He films his transition and... More Info
$22.00

Opening Belle

Simon & Schuster | December 6, 2016 | 352 pages
Maureen Sherry’s funny insider novel about a female Wall Street executive also trying to be a mother and a wife is a “compulsively readable…cheeky—and at times, romantic—battle-cry for any woman who’s ever strived to have it all and been told by a man that she couldn’t”... More Info
$22.99

Fear of Mirrors

Verso | November 29, 2016 | 256 pages
A brilliant family saga stretching from the Russian Revolution to the collapse of the Soviet Union For some East Germans, the fall of communism was like the end of a long and painful love affair: free to tell the truth at last, they found they no longer wanted to hear it. The nation may be... More Info

The Jane Loop

October 21, 2016 | 256 pages
The suburbs of Toronto in the early 1960s were safe, comfortable, and convenient. For example, in Islington - home to sixteen year-old Neil Bennett - one can easily access "downtown" by way of a bus that connects with streetcars at the Jane Loop. The suburbs made few demands on their residents.... More Info
$33.99

Moonglow

HarperCollins Publishers | November 22, 2016 | 432 pages
Following on the heels of his New York Times-bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure-and the forces that work to destroy us. In 1989, fresh from the... More Info
$31.99

I'll Take You There

Harper | November 22, 2016 | 272 pages
New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb weaves an evocative, deeply affecting tapestry of one Baby Boomer's life—Felix Funicello, introduced in Wishin’ and Hopin’—and the trio of unforgettable women who have changed it, in this radiant homage to the resiliency, strength, and power of... More Info

Walden

Macmillan Collector’s Library | November 1, 2016 | 360 pages
One of the most influential and compelling books in American literature, "Walden" is a vivid account of the years that Henry D. Thoreau spent alone in a secluded cabin at Walden Pond. This edition--introduced by noted American writer John Updike--celebrates the perennial importance of a classic... More Info

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