Category: Literature - international

Everything I Own

November 15, 2011 | 240 pages
Songwriter Michel Laflamme is stuck in traffic on Montreal’s Jacques Cartier Bridge. While waiting for police to try to talk down a potential suicide, Michel turns on the radio and hears his wife, Bijou, founding member of Beaupré, the seminal Quebec folk-rock group. The music takes Michel... More Info

Maintenance

Coach House | May 15, 2012 | 288 pages
Filled with millennial dread and suburban oddity, this novel parties (or worries) like it's 1999.  More Info

Autobiography of Childhood

Coach House | April 17, 2012 | 200 pages
Acclaimed poet's debut novel explores loss and the legacy of childhood grief, as five siblings prepare for one sister's death.  More Info

The Inverted Pyramid

September 1, 2011 | 288 pages
Fiction. Bertrand W. Sinclair's THE INVERTED PYRAMID, a best-seller when it was first published in 1924, appears now for the first time in a new edition. Writing in the period from 1908 onwards, Sinclair published over fifteen novels, some of which sold in the hundreds of thousands. In THE INVERTED... More Info

Radio Belly

Douglas & McIntyre Limited | May 15, 2012 | 256 pages
This collection of short stories from the Pushcart Prize-nominated author includes the tale of a young woman whose post-appendectomy stomach starts transmitting strange radio signals and a young professional who is suddenly unable to control strange new appetites. Original.  More Info

Cigar Box Banjo

Greystone Books | July 26, 2011 | 256 pages
An award-winning author, musician, and screenwriter, Paul Quarringtonwas diagnosed with stage-four lung cancer in summer 2009. Looking death in the face, he decided to go out singing, throwing everything he had into his work and demonstrating a creative energy that belied his illness. He was... More Info

The Reverse Cowgirl

Freehand Books | October 1, 2011 | 200 pages
Keen, intense, darkly comic, and accident-prone, the short fictions of David Whitton are full of sullen underdogs: his characters clean up real nice, but can't help but unravel back to their original fallen and fascinating selves. Their mistakes and misdeeds, temptations and transgressions trample... More Info

Joyner's Dream

Harper Collins | December 12, 2017 | 419 pages
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Reinvention of Love

August 29, 2011 | 320 pages
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The Arms of the Infinite: Elizabeth Smart and George Barker

Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press | November 16, 2010 | 238 pages
"A moving account of a man returning to his child self, trying to understand his absconding father, and of an adult searching to forgive."---Rosemary Sullivan, author of By Heart: Elizabeth Smart, a Life "One of the pleasures of this memoir is to see how the work of Elizabeth Smart still thrives;... More Info

Love Ruins Everything

October 21, 2011 | 397 pages
Award-winning writer Karen X Tulchinsky's debut novel, Love Ruins Everything (originally published in 1998 by Press Gang), follows the adventures Nomi Rabinovitch, a sweet but insecure and bumbling butch lesbian as she recovers from a broken heart and negotiates her way back into the dating scene... More Info

Oranges and Lemons

Insomniac Press | April 1, 2012 | 356 pages
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Reticence

April 10, 2012 | 104 pages
In Reticence, a man on vacation seems to be under surveillance. But it 's far more pleasant to enjoy the Mediterranean than to look for answers, make deductions, or get upset isn't it?  More Info

"Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!"

Seven Stories Pr | March 22, 2011 | 512 pages
Seventeen of the world's most powerful billionaires use their wealth and influence to help the working poor and the environment.  More Info

Any Day Now

March 1, 2012 | 287 pages
A tale inspired by the final days of the Beats is set against a backdrop of an emerging radicalized culture of the 1960s throughout the Eastern United States, in a coming-of-age story that serves as a transcendent commentary on the nation as experienced by members of an isolated hippie commune... More Info

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Chronicle Books | March 24, 2010 | 287 pages
In a prequel to the best-selling Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Elizabeth Bennet evolves from a simple young teenager into a savage slayer of the undead, as she trains with nunchucks and katana swords and experiences a tragic first romance. Original. 200,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.  More Info

Crossbones

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | September 1, 2011 | 400 pages
In a conclusion to the trilogy that began with Links and Knots, Jeebleh returns to Mogadiscio to discover that it is being rigidly controlled by white-robed oppressors; while Ahl searches for his missing stepson, who he fears has been recruited for a religious insurgency. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

How to Read the Air

Riverhead Books | October 4, 2011 | 320 pages
The son of Ethopian immigrants decides to retrace the journey his parents took just after they moved to America, but before he was born, in order to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. By the author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears. Reprint.  More Info

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

Riverhead Books | September 6, 2011 | 240 pages
A volume of short works includes "Harvest," in which an unplanned pregnancy prompts an African-American college student's self-evaluation; "Jellyfish," in which a father realizes how little he knows his daughter; and "Snakes," in which a mixed-race girl recounts a fateful summer with white... More Info

Vida

Pm Pr | November 1, 2011 | 416 pages
Originally published in 1979, this piece of revolutionary fiction is a bestselling author's classic paean to the 1960s. At the center of the novel stands Vida Asch, who has lived underground for almost a decade. Back in the 1960s she was a political star of the exuberant antiwar movement—a... More Info

SWORD OF MY MOUTH

Idea & Design Works Llc | May 4, 2010 | 144 pages
The concrete shell of Detroit's cracked open to reveal loamy soil, rich with potential. But someone knows there's more profit in controlling hunger than selling food... the world was simpler before the righteous floated away into the sky, and magic started working. The all-new six-issue story... More Info

The Lives of Things

Verso Books | April 4, 2012 | 128 pages
Collects the early short stories of the author of Blindness, infused with satire and fantastical elements and showcasing his efforts to expose the tyranny of the Salazar regime in his native Portugal. 10,000 first printing.  More Info

You Are Not Like Other Mothers

Europa Editions Incorporated | April 24, 2012 | 500 pages
"Follows the life of liberated Jewish woman Else Krischer, who refuses to follow society's rules, lives life to the fullest and has a child with each of the three men she loves, all as World War I, the Roaring Twenties and the rise of Nazism take over Europe, the latter forcing Else and her family... More Info

The Angry Buddhist

Europa Editions Incorporated | April 24, 2012 | 336 pages
In a satiric novel set in the California Desert, ethically corrupt incumbent congressman Randall Duke takes on Mary Swain, his sexy, well-financed opponent, who does not have a firm grip on American history or even the most basic economics. By the author of Shining City. Original.  More Info

These Dreams of You

Europa Editions Incorporated | January 31, 2012 | 320 pages
The election of the country's first black president prompts failed novelist Zan Nordhoc and his wife to solve the mystery surrounding their adopted black daughter's life, an epic journey that helps a struggling family salvage its bonds. Original. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense

December 15, 2011 | 542 pages
Features a collection of crime and suspense stories from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine by such authors as Jim Thompson, Lawrence Block, and George C. Chesbro.  More Info

Slice Me Some Truth

Wolsak and Wynn | August 1, 2011 | 402 pages
Luanne Armstrong and Zo Landale have put together a thorough survey of the growing body of Canadian creative non-fiction, covering the areas of memoir, personal essay, cultural journalism, lyric essay and nature or place essays. These works are only a sampling of the diversity of Canadian writing,... More Info

Adrift

Tsar Pubns | October 31, 2011 | 189 pages
Fiction. John arrives in a Montreal airport with a suitcase in hand. We do not know where he is from, or who he is. He takes up work as a night-shift nurse and writes his reflections and impressions in a notebook that he carries with him at all times. By means of these personal entries, the novel... More Info

The Pushcart Prize XXXVI

November 15, 2011 | 600 pages
Presents a collection of short stories, essays, and poems from throughout the year, culled from small presses and literary journals.  More Info

The Ballad of Martin B

October 1, 2011 | 134 pages
This book offers a way to insert an irritant into the modern world's complacency and ready acceptance of mind-numbing forms of conduct. By using a series of philosophic ghosts that span the millennia and combining those with some very raw interactions, the idea is to raise a curtain on a world and... More Info

In the Mind's Eye

October 1, 2011 | 120 pages
It is the time immediately following the Great War, returning soldiers are bringing the aftermath of war home with them. For Caitlin, who is one of the first female graduates in psychology and an intern at the Toronto Hospital for the insane. this is a seminal year in which both her professional... More Info

Algoma

October 15, 2011 | 208 pages
A year after watching his brother go through the ice, twelve-year old Ferd refuses to believe Leo is gone. Convinced his brother is still alive, Ferd enters into a campaign of letters to persuade his brother to come home, mailing notes in any pool of water he can find. Soon, sopping notes begin to... More Info

Tell Anna She's Safe

Inanna Pubns & Education Incorporated | May 15, 2011 | 354 pages
Fiction. Based on a true story, TELL ANNA SHE'S SAFE is the tale of two women, one missing, the other searching for her. Driving home alongside West Quebec's Gatineau River one April afternoon, researcher Ellen McGinn spots a parked car that looks like it might belong to her friend and colleague,... More Info

Principals and Other Schoolyard Bullies

September 1, 2011 | 188 pages
A collection of short stories, this book features a narrative that, while unified by a dark theme, is diverse and surprisingly optimistic. The voices that recount the stories differ significantly, yet all resonate with the clarity of unmistakable truth. Avoiding the kind of graphic violence... More Info

A Matter of Life and Death Or Something

Douglas & McIntyre | March 24, 2012 | 264 pages
The big-hearted story of a ten-year-old boy, a notebook and the meaning of the universe. Even though he's only ten years old, Arthur Williams knows lots of things for sure. He knows all about trilobites, and bridge, and that he doesn't want to be Victoria Brown's boyfriend, and that tapping maple... More Info

Strangers in Paris

May 1, 2011 | 247 pages
Strangers in Paris documents a restless encountering of new English-language writing in the most mythologized literary city in the world. Is Paris now only a residual city of prescribed epiphanies? Strangers in Paris brings together a selection of remarkably original writers of fiction and... More Info

Mahler's Lament

October 1, 2011 | 120 pages
This novella is the story of Mahler's love affair with Marion Von Weber and an account of the first performance of 'The Titan', the original name of the symphony, when Mahler conducted it in Budapest on November 20, 1889. He was 29 years old.  More Info

A Thousand Peaceful Cities

Open Letter Books | July 1, 2010 | 143 pages
A comic gem, Jerzy Pilch's A Thousand Peaceful Cities takes place in 1963, in the latter days of the Polish post-Stalinist "thaw." The narrator, Jerzyk ("little Jerzy"), is a teenager who is keenly interested in his father, a retired postal administrator, and his father's closest friend, Mr. Tr?ba,... More Info

The better of McSweeney's

McSweeneys Books | November 1, 2005 | 420 pages
This book collects some of the best stories from the first ten issues of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, the literary journal that has become one of the country's most important and influential publications. McSweeney's began as a small collection of work rejected by other magazines, but it soon... More Info

A Moment in the Sun

McSweeneys Books | February 14, 2012 | 968 pages
It's 1897. Gold has been discovered in the Yukon. New York is under the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer. And in a few months, an American battleship will explode in a Cuban harbor, plunging the U.S. into war. Spanning five years and half a dozen countries, this is the unforgettable story of that... More Info

McSweeney's

McSweeneys Books | September 6, 2011 | 300 pages
Presents an anthology of short stories set in real and imaginary places around the world, including Paris, Ghana, Vermont, and Ireland.  More Info

Tarantula

Simon and Schuster | October 5, 2004 | 137 pages
A collection of urban poetry features poems that echo the wordplay and street-savvy rhythms of Dylan's popular songs. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

The Continual Condition

Ecco | December 12, 2017 | 127 pages
A collection of never-before-published poems by the late influential poet and hard-drinking wild man of literature features more of his raw, tough poetry about such subjects as booze, work, and women. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

Penguin Group USA | March 28, 2006 | 294 pages
Japanese edition of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. Two sisters attempt to stop their wealthy widowed father from marring a big-breasted girl trying to get an easy luxurious life, and along the way make new discoveries about their lives. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.  More Info

Zeitoun

Vintage Canada | June 8, 2010 | 368 pages
A riveting account of Hurricane Katrina and a shocking tale of wrongful arrest and racism,Zeitounis the true story of one Syrian-American, plucked from his home and accused of terrorism, written by one of America's most high-profile literary writers, now available for the first time in paperback... More Info

Best European Fiction 2012

November 8, 2011 | 544 pages
Presents a collection of contemporary short stories from countries in Europe, including Hungary, France, and Norway, with additional information about the writers and translators.  More Info

Serious Men

W. W. Norton & Company | August 2, 2010 | 310 pages
Ayyan Mani, a member of India's lowest caste and resident of the slums of Mubmai, discovers an illicit romance between his married boss and a married female researcher at the institute where he works. Original.  More Info

Nineteen Eighty-Four. Anniversary Edition

Penguin Classics | July 6, 2009 | 355 pages
First published in 1949, George Orwell's 1984 has lost none of its impact and vision with which it first hit readers.Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When... More Info

Emily, Alone

Viking Press | March 17, 2011 | 255 pages
A sequel to the best-selling Wish You Were Here finds newly independent widow Emily Maxwell dreaming of visits by grandchildren and mourning changes in her quiet Pittsburgh neighborhood before realizing an inner strength to pursue developing opportunities.  More Info

Burn this book

Harper | May 12, 2009 | 118 pages
Presents a collection of essays from a variety of authors, including John Updike, Russell Banks, and Salman Rushdie, on censorship and the power of literature on society.  More Info

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