Category: Literature - international


The Gloaming

September 13, 2016 | 308 pages
Shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize, The Gloaming is an adventurous, haunting novel of guilt, atonement, and hope.  More Info


William Morrow | September 27, 2016 | 288 pages
"For anyone who has ever suspected something sinister lurking behind the craze of new-age spirituality, Jessica Grose has crafted just the tale for you.  More Info

The Kite Runner

Anchor Canada | April 24, 2017 | 400 pages
An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father's servant,... More Info

The Bookshop on the Corner

William Morrow Paperbacks | September 20, 2016 | 272 pages
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The Hidden Keys

September 19, 2016 | 200 pages
Giller Prize winner André Alexis's contemporary take on the quest narrative is an instant classic. Parkdale's Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, and it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred... More Info


Simon and Schuster | September 13, 2016 | 224 pages
"A new novel about a troubled young college freshman who becomes dangerously sexually obsessed with a classmate"--  More Info

The Best of Sherlock Holmes

Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 544 pages
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Pan Macmillan | August 23, 2016 | 216 pages
A complete and unabridged gift edition of Shakespeare's most famous tragedyA young prince meets with his father's ghost, who alleges that his own brother, now married to his widow, murdered him. The prince devises a scheme to test the truth of the ghost's accusation, feigning wild madness while... More Info


Thistledown Press | October 1, 2016 | 240 pages
As the planet and the oceans warm, in the Antarctic a cool layer of newly minted ice shields the surface ocean from the warmer, deeper waters that are melting the ice shelves. New giant icebergs float off Antarctica — some the size of the Island of Montreal. On one eventful day in the... More Info

Eros the Bittersweet

Dalkey Archive Press | April 24, 1986 | 189 pages
A book about love as seen by the ancients, Eros is Anne Carson's exploration of the concept of "eros" in both classical philosophy and literature. Beginning with: "It was Sappho who first called eros 'bittersweet.' No one who has been in love disputes her. What does the word mean?", Carson examines... More Info

The Path of the Jaguar

October 1, 2016 | 184 pages
As The Path of the Jaguar opens in 1997, Guatemala is emerging from thirty-six years of civil war. Amparo Ajuix, a determined young married woman who lives in a Mayan village with her non-Mayan Guatemalan husband, is optimistic about the future. She is pregnant with her second child. With the help... More Info

A Disappearance in Damascus

August 30, 2016 | 320 pages
We rarely hear the stories of women's courage in the face of danger. This riveting true story of a remarkable relationship between 2 women--the award-winning Canadian journalist Deborah Campbell and Ahlam, an Iraqi woman working as a "fixer" for Western media in Syria as it plunges into... More Info

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

Vintage Canada | April 24, 2017 | 272 pages
Follows the lives of an eclectic group of individuals who frequent a hotel swimming pool in a Rwandan town including Gentille, a beautiful Hutu often mistaken for a Tutsi, who has long been admired by Bernard Valcourt, a Canadian journalist. As the two slide into a love affair, civil unrest in... More Info

The Iliad

Ecco | August 30, 2016 |
With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or... More Info

The Parcel

September 6, 2016 | 304 pages
The first novel in six years from a beloved and bestselling Canadian author whose previous work has been shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and Canada Reads, and has sold to publishers around the world. This powerful new work, about a transgender sex worker in the red-light district of... More Info

The Spawning Grounds

September 6, 2016 | 320 pages
The long-awaited new novel by the two-time Giller-shortlisted author is full of the qualities Gail Anderson-Dargatz's fans love: it's an intimate family saga rooted in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, and saturated with the history of the place. A bold new story that bridges Native... More Info

Sex and Death

Anansi International | September 3, 2016 | 284 pages
"What else is there?" -- Alice Munro, on why so much of her work deals with the twin themes of sex and death. The drive for life -- for survival and reproduction -- and the drive for death -- for violence and self-destruction -- are the two dominant, instinctive urges of human behaviour. These... More Info

The Conjoined

September 13, 2016 | 300 pages
On a sunny May morning, social worker Jessica Campbell sorts through her mother’s belongings after her recent funeral. In the basement, she makes a shocking discovery -- two dead girls curled into the bottom of her mother’s deep-chest freezers. She remembers a pair of teenaged sisters who lived... More Info

Freedom's Just Another Word

September 6, 2016 | 232 pages
Easy never thought she'd be on her way to meet Janis Joplin in Texas, and she especially never thought she'd be traveling with two nuns to get there.  More Info

News from the Red Desert

Random House Canada | August 23, 2016 | 384 pages
From the award-winning author of The Water in Between and Consumption, the definitive novel of the Afghanistan war. News From the Red Desert begins in late 2001, when everyone believes the war is already won and the Taliban defeated, then leaps late in the severely escalated conflict--into the... More Info

Love Medicine

Harper Collins | May 5, 2009 | 400 pages
The stunning first novel in Louise Erdrich's Native American series, Love Medicine tells the story of two families, the Kashpaws and the Lamartines. Written in Erdrich's uniquely poetic, powerful style, it is a multi-generational portrait of strong men and women caught in an unforgettable drama of... More Info


Macmillan | March 21, 2006 | 81 pages
Deals with the conflicts and thoughts of a young Jewish concentration-camp veteran as he prepares to assassinate a British hostage in occupied Palestine.  More Info

Fire in the Stars

Dundurn | September 27, 2016 | 328 pages
Former aid worker Amanda Doucette returns from Nigeria to rebuild her life in Newfoundland after a shocking experience drove her from the field. Seeking a new purpose in life, she soon finds herself putting her crisis-response training to full effect when she’s wrapped up in a murder and... More Info

Champion of the World

Penguin | July 12, 2016 | 480 pages
In this stunning historical fiction debut set in the world of wrestling in the 1920s, a husband and wife are set adrift in a place where everyone has something to hide and not even the fights can be taken at face value. Late summer, 1921: Disgraced former lightweight champion Pepper Van Dean has... More Info

The Course of Love

Signal Books | July 5, 2016 | 240 pages
In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children -- but no relationship is as simple as "happily ever after." The Course of Love is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our... More Info

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

Carlton Books | October 1, 2015 | 64 pages
Written by his trusted friend and companion, Dr John Watson, this book chronicles nine of the most fascinating cases solved by the world's most famous detective. Based on the many notes and evidence gathered during the course of Sherlock Holmes's investigations, this collection is painstakingly... More Info

Under the Tuscan Sun

Broadway | April 24, 1997 | 280 pages
Applies a poet's sensibility, a traveler's eye, and a cook's palate to the pleasures of the Tuscan countryside, where the author began restoring an abandoned villa  More Info

Sad Old Faggot

September 13, 2016 | 176 pages
Sad Old Faggot is a brilliant foray into the groundbreaking genre of autobiographical fiction. It’s the absorbing, sometimes embarrassing, always entertaining story of a lonely, self-obsessed, selfish, deluded, impotent 62-year-old gay man named Sky Gilbert who -- despite his best intentions --... More Info

The Harrows of Spring

Atlantic Monthly Press | July 5, 2016 | 384 pages
From renowned social critic, energy expert, and bestselling author James Howard Kunstler,The Harrows of Spring is a moving and gripping novel that completes the story of the quaint upstate New York town of Union Grove, thrown into a future world that in many ways resembles the nineteenth century.... More Info

The Man Who Would Be King and Other Stories

Courier Corporation | April 24, 1994 | 102 pages
Featuresfive of the author's best early stories: title selection plus "The Phantom Rickshaw," "Wee Willie Winkie," "Without Benefit of Clergy" and "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes.""  More Info

Stranger, Father, Beloved

July 12, 2016 | 272 pages
"Debut novel about a wealthy man who has reached a crossroads after a lifetime of repression and denial, sending him--and his family--into a slow spiral towards a total breakdown"--  More Info

A Certain Age

William Morrow | June 28, 2016 | 352 pages
The bestselling author of A Hundred Summers brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in this enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm. As the freedom of the Jazz... More Info

After Alice

William Morrow Paperbacks | July 5, 2016 | 256 pages
From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic. When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife... More Info

The View from the Cheap Seats

William Morrow | May 31, 2016 | 256 pages
An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style. An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous... More Info

A Secret Vice

February 11, 2016 | 300 pages
First ever critical study of Tolkien s little-known essay, which reveals how language invention shaped the creation of Middle-earth and beyond, to George R R Martin s Game of Thrones. This is an annotated edition of Tolkien s seminal 1930s essay A Secret Vice, in which he first revealed his vice of... More Info

Vinegar Girl

June 7, 2016 | 224 pages
Could the taming of Shakespeare's shrew, Katherina, happen today? Find out in this funny, off-beat version from one of our most beloved novelists. "You can't get around Kate Battista as easily as all that." Kate Battista is feeling stuck. How did she end up running house and home for her eccentric... More Info

The Truth and Other Lies

Penguin Canada | June 7, 2016 | 256 pages
A literary thriller reminiscent of The Dinner and The Silent Wife that follows a famous author whose wife--the brains behind his success--meets her death, leaving him to deal with the consequences On the surface, Henry Hayden seems like someone you could like, or even admire. A famous bestselling... More Info

The Crown's Game

Balzer + Bray | May 17, 2016 | 416 pages
"Gorgeous and richly imagined."—Sara Raasch, New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series "Teeming with hidden magic and fiery romance."—Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes Perfect for fans of Shadow and Bone and Red Queen, The Crown’s... More Info


Bond Street Books | June 7, 2016 | 304 pages
A novel of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time,... More Info

The Last Unicorn

Roc | April 24, 1968 | 212 pages
Recounts the quest of the last unicorn, who leaves the protection of the enchanted forest to search for her own kind, and who is joined by Schmedrick the Magician and Molly Grue in her search  More Info

The Lake House

Simon and Schuster | June 7, 2016 | 512 pages
"From the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Secret Keeper and The Distant Hours, an intricately plotted, spellbinding new novel of heartstopping suspense and uncovered secrets. Living on her family's idyllic lakeside estate in Cornwall, England, Alice Edevane is a bright,... More Info

I Carried You Home

Patrick Crean Editions | April 26, 2016 | 256 pages
A poignant, lyrical story about a boy’s love for his grieving mother and his determination to bring her back from despair, I Carried You Home is a novel about coming of age through the experience of loss and a return to life. A single mother of two teenage boys locks herself away in grief over... More Info

Stories of Your Life and Others

Vintage | June 14, 2016 | 304 pages
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Amy Adams. Combining the precision and scientific curiosity of Kim Stanley Robinson with Lorrie Moore's cool, clear love of language and narrative intricacy, this award-winning collection offers readers the dual delights of the very, very strange and the... More Info

End of Watch

Simon and Schuster | June 7, 2016 | 496 pages
"A fabulously suspenseful closing volume--Brady Hartsfield, the Mercedes killer Stephen King introduced in his Edgar award winning first book in the trilogy, returns to diabolically drive his victims to suicide in this last, masterful installment starring the ever more winning Bill Hodges and Holly... More Info

I'm Thinking of Ending Things

June 7, 2016 | 224 pages
I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It’s always there. Always. Jake and I have a real connection, a rare and intense attachment. What has it been … a month? I’m very attracted to him. Even though he isn’t striking, not really. I’m going to meet his... More Info

Did You Ever Have a Family

Gallery/Scout Press | May 17, 2016 | 320 pages

Umbrella Man

June 7, 2016 | 352 pages
The fourth book in the gripping Inspector Ramirez series by bestselling author Peggy Blair. When Mama Loa, a witch doctor, tells Inspector Ramirez that people in the sky are going to die, he thinks she’s crazy. After all, there hasn’t been a violent death in Havana in months. But things quickly... More Info

Mister Nightingale

April 15, 2016 | 320 pages
When self-described mid-list Newfoundland author James Nightingale makes a brief sojourn to his St. John’s home for the re-release of his seminal novel, he’s forced to confront his failings, both familial and artistic. Imbued with the language of literature and the imagery of a Newfoundland in... More Info

Thirteen Shells

Astoria | May 7, 2016 | 288 pages
Spanning the years 1977 to 1990, Nadia Bozak's thirteen stories are narrated from the perspective of Shell, the only child of bohemian artisans determined to live off their handicrafts and uphold a left-wing lifestyle. At the age of five, Shell's world is transformed when the family moves into a... More Info

The Land Mine

November 15, 2015 | 256 pages
London, 1943. Despite the deployment of his father to North Africa, the near constant threat of Nazi air raids, and the day-to-day hardships caused by rationing, thirteen-year-old Derek has managed to withstand the worst of World War II more or less unscathed. The war finally hits home, literally,... More Info