Category: Literature - international

Such Stuff As Dreams

Wiley | August 30, 2011 | 275 pages
Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction explores how fiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers and writers.  More Info

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture

April 30, 2012 | 336 pages
India is changing at a rapid pace as it continues to move from its colonial past to its globalised future. This Companion offers a framework for understanding that change, and how modern cultural forms have emerged out of very different histories and traditions. The book provides accounts of... More Info

The Box

Mariner Books | October 11, 2011 | 208 pages
Memories from Grass's children  More Info

The Prague Cemetery

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) | November 8, 2011 | 464 pages
A top-selling international work by the author of The Name of the Rose follows the controversial 19th-century story of a European world where violence and occult practices shaping key historical events are commonly linked by a solitary evil genius.  More Info

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Mariner Books | October 4, 2011 | 528 pages
Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.  More Info


Mariner Books | September 27, 2011 | 304 pages
Losing their considerable prospects in the wake of the economic recession and an unexpected pregnancy, James and Kate turn to drug trafficking to make ends meet and participate in increasingly risky ventures, from a kidnapping to a shootout, to maximize their profits. Original.  More Info

The Best American Short Stories 2011

Mariner Books | October 4, 2011 | 384 pages
Presents twenty of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.  More Info

Caleb's Crossing

Viking Press | May 3, 2011 | 320 pages
In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Upon this slender factual scaffold, the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "People of the Book" has created a luminous tale of love and faith, magic and adventure.  More Info

Flying home and other stories

Vintage | January 12, 1998 | 224 pages
Presents a collection of thirteen stories written between 1937 and the 1950s  More Info

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Vintage Canada | March 8, 2011 | 512 pages
The author of Cloud Atlas's most ambitious novel yet, for the readers of Ishiguro, Murakami, and, of course, David Mitchell. The year is 1799, the place Dejima, the "high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island" that is the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window to the world. It is also the... More Info

Tell It to the Trees

Vintage Canada | May 1, 2012 | 272 pages
One freezing winter morning a dead body is found in the backyard of the Dharma family's house. It's the body of Anu Krishnan. For Anu, a writer seeking a secluded retreat from the city, the Dharmas' "back-house" in the sleepy mountain town of Merrit's Point was the ideal spot to take a year off and... More Info


Vintage Canada | January 10, 2006 | 288 pages
From the pen of a master the #1 bestselling, Booker Prizewinning author ofAtonement comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturdayis... More Info

Return of the Sphinx

McGill Queens University Press | September 30, 2009 | 304 pages
First ed. by: New York: Scribner's, c1967.  More Info

The Cat's Table

Random House Digital, Inc. | August 30, 2011 | 288 pages
From Michael Ondaatje: an electrifying new novel, by turns thrilling and deeply moving -- one of his most vividly rendered and compelling works of fiction to date. In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy boards a huge liner bound for England. At mealtimes, he is placed at the lowly "Cat's Table"... More Info

Dream of Ding Village

Grove Press | January 10, 2012 | 352 pages
Ding village is ground zero for an AIDS epidemic that mushrooms after villagers are coerced into selling their blood and are subsequently infected by contaminated plasma injections.  More Info

The Witch of Hebron

Grove Press | September 27, 2011 | 352 pages
From James Howard Kunstler, the best selling author of THE LONG EMERGENCY, comes a sequel to his popular 2008 novel WORLD MADE BY HAND that continues the story of Union Grove, New York, after the oil has run out and the electricity has flickered off.  More Info


Grove Press, Black Cat | July 5, 2011 | 256 pages
Five-year-old Eva Farkas is smuggled in a flour sack across the Hungarian border to escape the Nazis. When she returns to politically charged Hungary years later, her relationship with an American teacher deepens as they rescue a child from abuse.  More Info


Grove Press, Black Cat | October 4, 2011 | 400 pages
A brilliant and slyly affecting debut novel about two young Bosnians in the mid-1990s--one who escapes war by way of a theatre troupe, and one who stays to fight.  More Info

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

Grove Press | November 10, 2009 | 224 pages
More than sixty years ago, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac sat down in New York City to write a novel about the summer of 1944, when one of their friends killed another in a moment of brutal and tragic bloodshed. The two authors were then at the dawn of their careers, having yet to write... More Info

Hit Lit

Random House Trade Paperbacks | April 10, 2012 | 256 pages
Identifying common themes shared by many of the 20th century's favorite novels, an analysis of what made them best-sellers recounts the experiences and discoveries the author shared with students in his popular modern literature college courses. Original.  More Info

The Town That Drowned

September 23, 2011 | 273 pages
Living with a weird brother in a small town can be tough enough. Having a spectacular fall through the ice at a skating party and nearly drowning are grounds for embarrassment. But having a vision and narrating it to the assembled crowd solidifies your status as an outcast. What Ruby Carson saw... More Info

More Notes of a Dirty Old Man

City Lights Publishers | September 13, 2011 | 225 pages
The sequel to his famous book, More Notes of a Dirty Old Man reprints rare Bukowski columns unseen in decades.  More Info

Los Angeles Stories

City Lights Publishers | October 1, 2011 | 224 pages
World-famous musician Ry Cooder publishes his first collection of stories, with a nod to Raymond Chandler and Nathanael West.  More Info

Up Up Up

House of Anansi Pr | June 30, 2011 | 236 pages
No summary available.

The Antagonist

House of Anansi | August 15, 2011 | 352 pages
No summary available.

Dirty Feet

House of Anansi | August 22, 2011 | 208 pages
No summary available.

The Prairie novels

Talonbooks Ltd | May 15, 2004 | 320 pages
James Hoffman, George Ryga's biographer, provides a brilliant guide to the reader of this collection, with a compelling reappraisal of Ryga's fiction as far ahead of its time. The three short novels included here--Hungry Hills, Ballad of a Stonepicker and Night Desk--draw from the same large canvas... More Info

The fat woman next door is pregnant

Talonbooks Ltd | February 15, 1981 | 252 pages
In this first of six novels, Tremblay fictionalizes the lives of his beloved characters, dramatized so brilliantly in his plays.  More Info

Brazilian Journal

Porcupines Quill | December 1, 2011 | 304 pages
``How could I have imagined so surrealist and seductive a world? One does not like the heat, yet its constancy, its all-surroundingness, is as fascinating as the smell of musk. Every moment is slow, as if under warm greenish water....' In 1957, Page moved to Brazil with her husband, the Canadian... More Info

A Gathering of Flowers from Shakespeare

Porcupines Quill | May 31, 2006 | 130 pages
In this remarkable volume, one of Canada's most celebrated artists has collaborated with a distinguished professor of English to create a work of art and scholarship both beautiful and informative.Sir Phillip Sydney, one of the earliest of English literary critics, claimed that the purpose of... More Info

Migration Songs

October 15, 2009 | 235 pages
Joan is on the brink. Cough drop addict, school bus driver, mixed race daughter of a Maoist English father and a Chinese-Canadian mother, Joan struggles for meaning after a friend's death reveals a secret life. Migration Songs is a lost letter from your past, an intimate experience full of humour... More Info

Fear of Fighting

October 1, 2008 | 205 pages
"Fear of Fighting searches for meaning in the mundane. Set in the urban landscape of downtown Toronto, the story revolves around Marnie, a broken hearted young woman fighting to find something more."--Back cover.  More Info

Wuthering Heights

March 6, 2012 | 376 pages
Wealthy young woman Catherine has grown up with and fallen in love with poor Gypsy foundling Heathcliff, but class, society, and a wealthy suitor stand in their way.  More Info

Jane Eyre

March 6, 2012 | 576 pages
In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.  More Info

Sense and Sensibility

March 6, 2012 | 400 pages
Sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood set their sights on men to perfectly match their disparate personalities, with unexpected results.  More Info

On Black Sisters Street

Random House | April 26, 2011 | 272 pages
Working as prostitutes in Antwerp's red-light district, four African women are shattered by the murder of one of their number and are brought closer together by the personal histories that they previously hid from one another. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

The Blow-Off

Simon and Schuster | July 12, 2011 | 336 pages
When his crime-blotter yarn about a Bigfoot-like creature incites a wave of hysteria in a New York City neighborhood, a newspaper reporter's attempt to set the record straight results in exponentially incredulous tales about murders, robberies and pie thefts. By the author of These Children Who... More Info

The Empty Family

Scribner Book Company | January 4, 2011 | 288 pages
No summary available.

The reason for crows

State Univ of New York Pr | March 5, 2009 | 89 pages
The story of a seventeenth-century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought.  More Info

Three Stages of Amazement

Scribner Book Company | February 7, 2012 | 320 pages
In San Francisco during the first year of Barack Obama's presidency, Lena Rusch and her husband Charlie Pepper must deal with a stillborn child, an economic crash, a ruthless business rival and the attentions of an old lover.  More Info

The lady matador's hotel

Scribner Book Company | January 3, 2012 | 240 pages
A novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a hotel in an unnamed Latin American country in the midst of political turmoil.  More Info

The free world

March 21, 2011 | 400 pages
Summer, 1978. Among the thousands of Soviet Jews who have landed in Italy to secure visas for new lives in the West are the members of the Krasnansky family-- three generations of Russian Jews. Together they will spend six months in Rome-- their way station and purgatory.  More Info

I Am Charlotte Simmons

HarperPerennial | December 13, 2011 |
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Married You for Happiness

September 12, 2011 | 208 pages
No summary available.

Secret in Their Eyes

October 7, 2011 | 320 pages
No summary available.

So Much Pretty

Simon and Schuster | March 6, 2012 | 320 pages
A dark tale inspired by a true case encountered by the author as a police beat reporter follows the experiences of a young victim of domestic violence whose memory is further compromised by community perceptions.  More Info

Rain Before Morning

Harbour Pub Co | October 1, 2006 | 318 pages
A timeless story of love, passion, war and tragedy set on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.  More Info


Scribner | November 8, 2011 | 864 pages
ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTSRANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENTKENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED.WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen Kingwho has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and... More Info

Strange Fugitive

December 1, 2011 | 258 pages
North America's first gangster novel?originally published in 1928?this page-turning thriller features characters both charming and terrifying. Set in Toronto during the era of speakeasies and underworld vendettas, the tale centers on Harry Trotter, an amoral figure who loses his job and his wife in... More Info

The Things We Fear Most

October 1, 2011 | 144 pages
"From the multi-talented and versatile Gloria Vanderbilt comes an all-new series of stories that are touching, surprising, enigmatic, and told in a beautifully calibrated prose--stories that seize upon a situation, a brief moment that is resonant with the random static of everyday disaster--stories... More Info