Category: Literature - international

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories

Emblem Editions | February 23, 2016 | 272 pages
Bestselling author Guy Vanderhaeghe's new book of fiction is both timely and timeless and showcases his supreme talent as a storyteller and poignant observer of the human condition. Among these nine addictive and resonant stories: A teenage boy breaks out of the strict confines of his family, his... More Info

Sarah Binks

New Canadian Library | January 5, 2010 | 178 pages
Paul Hiebert’s critical biography of the wholly mythical but irrepressible and irresistible Sarah Binks, “the Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan,” who gave her life to poetry and died a martyr to the muse, is a hilarious analysis of her career and influences, along with a memorable selection of... More Info

The King in Darkness

Renaissance Press | July 21, 2015 | 278 pages
Adam Godwinson, former priest, isn't sure what he believes in anymore. These days he deals in used books at a small store in Ottawa. But an old text, written in an unfamiliar language, is about to change that forever. Adam now finds himself the target of a powerful conspiracy. These shadowy... More Info

Brothers in Arms

Renaissance | February 1, 2014 | 238 pages
Am I losing my mind, or my power? Right now, I'm not sure which would be worse. A little over a year after the events of Blood Relations, Alex Winters is doing well, with a relatively comfortable home life with his girlfriend and baby. Although his position as underboss for the Lupino group is... More Info

Blood Relations

Renaissance | April 24, 2017 | 243 pages
Who cares if they're not normal? Neither am I. Life has not been easy for Alex Winters since he used his pyrokinetic powers to take control of the Russian district. Violence and betrayal have become a way of life, but he's somehow managed to keep the gangsters in line. At barely sixteen, he thinks... More Info

Lost Words

New Directions | November 10, 2015 | 224 pages
Winner of the Viareggio Prize, a vivid portrait of Italy on the brink of social upheaval in the 1970s.  More Info

This is the Ritual

Bloomsbury Press | January 1, 2016 | 288 pages
A young man in a dark depression roams the vast, formless landscape of a Dublin industrial park where he meets a vagrant in the grip of a dangerous ideology. A woman fleeing a break-up finds herself taking part in an unusual sleep experiment. A man obsessed with Nietzsche clings desperately to his... More Info

Café Babanussa

HarperCollins Publishers | February 2, 2016 | 368 pages
A moving portrait of a young woman’s experience of life, love and the shifting tides of mental health in 1980s–era Berlin In this beautifully written and moving novel, informed by many of the author’s own experiences, a young mixed-race woman travels from Canada to Germany to start her life... More Info

The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel

HarperAvenue | March 1, 2016 | 480 pages
A landmark novel of the Canadian West from one of Canada’s most accomplished writers, author of The Ghost Brush and Fables of Brunswick Avenue Gateway, Alberta, 1911. The coming of the railroad to the Canadian Rockies has brought a parade of newcomers to the heavenly Bow Valley—climbers, coal... More Info

The Evening Chorus

Harper Perennial | February 2, 2016 | 304 pages
The brilliant new novel about love, war and the ways of escape Shot down on his first RAF mission, James Hunter, an English officer, spends the Second World War in a German POW camp. While other prisoners plan daring escapes, James begins studying a pair of redstarts near the camp. His interest in... More Info

The Secret In Their Eyes

Harper Perennial | October 27, 2015 | 400 pages
Benjamín Chaparro is a man haunted by his past—a retired detective, he remains obsessed with the decades-old case of the rape and murder of a young woman in her own bedroom. As he revisits the details of the investigation, he is reacquainted with his similarly long, unrequited love for Irene... More Info

Thirteen Ways Of Looking

HarperCollins Publishers | October 13, 2015 | 256 pages
From the author of the award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic comes an eponymous novella and three stories that range fluidly across time, tenderly exploring the act of writing and the moment of creation when characters come alive on the page; the lifetime consequences that... More Info

The Motorcyclist

HarperCollins Publishers | February 2, 2016 | 288 pages
Just start your engine. Go. Carl Black is an intellectual and artist, a traveller, a reader and an unapologetic womanizer. A motorcyclist. He burns for the bohemian life, but is trapped in a railway porter’s prosaic—at times humiliating—existence. Taking place over one dramatic year in... More Info

Barefoot Dogs

Simon and Schuster | March 22, 2016 | 192 pages
"A debut collection of linked stories that follow the members of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile--to Madrid, New York, Austin, Palo Alto--when the patriarch of their family is kidnapped"--  More Info

Black Dog Summer

Simon and Schuster | February 16, 2016 | 256 pages
In this extraordinary debut novel reminiscent of The Lovely Bones and Little Bee, a mother watches from the afterlife as her teenage daughter recovers amidst the startling dysfunction of her extended family. A small, bright thread of a story weaves out from the moment of my passing and seems to... More Info

Dark Territory

Simon and Schuster | January 12, 2016 | 448 pages
In her newest assignment for the Line, Signy Shepherd embarks on a rescue mission to save Lizzy Stone and her baby boy in Susan Philpott’s heart-racing thriller, Dark Territory. Cut off from the Line, what will Signy Shepherd do when the very people she protects become more dangerous than the... More Info

The Sweetheart

Simon and Schuster | January 5, 2016 | 352 pages
"It's 1953 and seventeen-year-old Leonie Putzkammer is cartoonishly tall and curvaceous, destined to spend the rest of her life waiting tables and living with her widowed father Franz in their Philadelphia row house. Until the day legendary wrestling promoter Salvatore Costantini walks into the... More Info

Time of the Locust

Simon and Schuster | October 6, 2015 | 256 pages
" . . . A novel about an autistic boy whose drawings represent something much deeper than even the doctors who study can grasp; his father, serving 25 to life for murder; his mother, trying to hold herself together and fix her broken child. It's a supernatural journey of crime and punishment,... More Info

Hour Game

Grand Central Publishing | May 28, 2013 | 608 pages
He's copying famous serial killers. And the HOUR GAME has just begun... A woman is found murdered in the woods. It seems like a simple case but it soon escalates into a terrible nightmare. Someone is replicating the killing styles of the most infamous murderers of all time. No one knows this... More Info

Black Apple

Simon and Schuster | March 1, 2016 | 336 pages
A dramatic and lyrical coming-of-age novel about a young Blackfoot girl who grows up in the residential school system on the Canadian prairies. Torn from her home and delivered to St. Mark’s Residential School for Girls by government decree, young Rose Marie finds herself in an alien universe... More Info

The Dogs of Littlefield

Simon and Schuster | January 12, 2016 | 288 pages
A “brilliantly done” (Sunday Times, London) comedy of manners that explores the unease behind the manicured lawns of suburban America from the Orange Prize–winning author of A Crime in the Neighborhood. Littlefield, Massachusetts, named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America, full of... More Info

Still Mine

Simon and Schuster | March 1, 2016 | 320 pages
Top of the Lake meets The Silent Wife in this taut domestic thriller. When Clare O'Dey turns up alone and unannounced in the remote mountain mining town of Blackmore, its residents have little reason to connect her arrival to the recent disappearance of local drug addict Shayna Fowles. Already well... More Info

Innocents and Others

Simon and Schuster | March 8, 2016 | 288 pages
The most ambitious, accomplished, and beguiling novel yet from the author of the National Book Award finalist Eat the Document and the National Books Critics Circle Award finalist Stone Arabia. Innocents and Others is a riveting story about three women looking for meaning in friendship, work, and... More Info

The Children's Home

Simon and Schuster | January 5, 2016 | 224 pages
For fans of Shirley Jackson, Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, and Edward Gorey, a beguiling and disarming debut novel from an award-winning British author about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor—and the startling revelations their behavior evokes. In... More Info

Mission Creep

Coach House Books | October 6, 2015 | 104 pages
A spun radio dial passing clean through poetry. A stuttering loop of Endgame recorded by Stockhausen, remixed by Kraftwerk. The chatter of minotaurs and metadata. Transmissions from far-off futures or new pasts, recordings from a recoded present topped off with a cherry. Evel Knievel, above it all,... More Info

The Madwoman Upstairs

Simon and Schuster | March 1, 2016 | 352 pages
"A debut novel about the last remaining descendant of the Brontees who discovers that her recently deceased father has left her a treasure hunt that may lead to the long-rumored secret literary estate"--  More Info


February 1, 2016 | 275 pages
Cocaine is the story of a young man who runs off to Paris to seek fame, fortune, and fun. Pitigrilli’s classic novel charts the comedy and pathos of a young man's tragic trajectory. Tito Arnaudi is a dandified hero with several mistresses he juggles. A failed medical student, Tito is hired as a... More Info

I Hotel

Coffee House Press | April 24, 2017 | 613 pages
Beginning in 1968, a motley cast of students, laborers, artists, revolutionaries, and provocateurs from San Francisco's Chinatown make their way through the history of the day, becoming caught in a riptide of politics and passion, clashing ideologies andpersonal turmoil that culminate in their... More Info


Macmillan | March 1, 2016 | 256 pages
"First published in 2015 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage/ Penguin Random House UK, London"--Title page verso.  More Info

Here Come the Dogs

The New Press | January 5, 2016 | 352 pages
In small-town suburban Australia, three young men from three different ethnic backgrounds--one Samoan, one Macedonian, one not sure--are ready to make their mark. Solomon is all charisma, authority, and charm, a failed basketball player down for the moment but surely not out. His half-brother,... More Info

The Photographer's Wife

Bloomsbury USA | February 2, 2016 | 320 pages
In 1920s Jerusalem, civic advisor and architect Charles Ashton has an ambitious (and crazy) project to redesign the Holy City by importing English parks to the desert and knocking down Ottoman minarets. He employs William Harrington, a British pilot, to take aerial photographs of the city and... More Info

In Every Way

Counterpoint | February 1, 2016 | 256 pages
Chapel Hill college student Maria finds herself in a predicament--unexpectedly pregnant at nineteen. Still reeling from the fresh discovery of her mother’s diagnosis with cancer, Maria’s decision to give her daughter up for adoption is one that seems to be in everyone’s best interest,... More Info

The Lightkeepers

January 12, 2016 | 340 pages
In The Lightkeepers, we follow Miranda, a nature photographer who travels to the Farallon Islands, an exotic and dangerous archipelago off the coast of California, for a one-year residency capturing the landscape. Her only companions are the scientists studying there, odd and quirky refugees from... More Info

The Blue Between Sky and Water

Bloomsbury Press | September 29, 2015 | 293 pages

The Occupation Trilogy

Bloomsbury USA | September 22, 2015 | 352 pages
Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when he burst onto the Parisian literary scene with these three brilliant, angry novels about the wartime Occupation of Paris.  More Info

Fardwor, Russia!

Simon and Schuster | January 12, 2016 | 224 pages
When a scientist experimenting on humans in a sanatorium near Moscow gives a growth serum to a dwarf oil mogul, the newly heightened businessman runs off with the experimenter's wife and a series of mysterious deaths and crimes commences. Fantastical and wonderfully strange, this political parable... More Info

The Cowboy Bible and Other Stories

Simon and Schuster | January 26, 2016 | 160 pages
The provocateur and cult sensation Carlos Velazquez has earned comparisons to Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski and William S. Burroughs, and has been called 'a grand storyteller' (Diario Jornada), 'an icon'(Frente) and 'one of the most original and entertaining voices of contemporary Mexican... More Info

Amazing Grace

Nimbus Publishing (CN) | March 7, 2016 | 288 pages
Grace Willingdon s blissful life is rudely interrupted when her estranged son calls from New York City. Grace soon finds herself the temporary guardian of her self-absorbed granddaughter, Melissa. Trapped between a past she s been struggling to resolve and a present that keeps her on her toes,... More Info


Dancing Cat Books | May 14, 2016 | 224 pages
Imagine a world where sickness is a cure.  More Info

Silver Bullets

MacLehose Press | January 5, 2016 | 240 pages
It's just another day at the office for Detective Edgar "Lefty" Mendieta: abandoned by the woman he loves, demoralized by his city's (nad his nation's) ubiquitous corruption, and in dire need of some psychotherapy. Against this backdrop, he catches the case of Bruno Canizales, a high-powered lawyer... More Info

Jane Eyre

Random House | January 4, 2016 | 672 pages
2016 CHARLOTTE BRONTE BICENTENARY WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MAGGIE O'FARRELL As an orphan, Jane's childhood is full of trouble, but her stubborn independence and sense of self help her to steer through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school. A position as governess at the... More Info

Woman at Point Zero

October 8, 2015 | 128 pages
Nawal El Saadawi's highly acclaimed feminist novel, Woman at Point Zero, follows the life of Firdaus, an Egyptian peasant girl, from her childhood of incomprehensible cruelty and neglect to her end in a grimy Cairo prison cell. From her earliest memories, Firdaus suffered at the hands of... More Info

He Wants

March 15, 2016 | 172 pages
The stunning second novel from the author of the Man Booker shortlisted The Lighthouse.  More Info

Bad Things Happen

February 16, 2016 | 224 pages
Brilliant stories about marginalized characters at the fringes of society, full of violence, heartache, and compassion.  More Info


September 29, 2015 | 300 pages
Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize. Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown is filled with innocent children and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and road trips to nowhere, bad men and mysterious women. Gothic,... More Info

Not a Clue

TouchWood Editions | October 1, 2015 | 240 pages
London. Detective Chief Inspector Stephen Hay of Scotland Yard heads up the investigation into the puzzling murder of a young Canadian woman travelling alone. Her killer was meticulous, leaving behind a naked, almost serene-looking victim, and no clues. Ottawa. Royal Canadian Mounted Police... More Info

The Corpse with the Diamond Hand

TouchWood Editions | October 1, 2015 | 240 pages
Professor Cait Morgan and Bud Anderson have finally said 'I do'. To celebrate, they set sail on a romantic Hawaiian honeymoon cruise and, for nearly two weeks, the mystery solving newlyweds are worry-free. But then a man drops dead in the games room right in front of them and Cait and Bud can't... More Info

Journey of a Thousand Steps

Renaissance | August 28, 2015 | 200 pages
Naya had the perfect life. Co-owner of a fast growing security software company, she ran marathons in her spare time. Suddenly everything changed when she developed multiple sclerosis, and now she can barely climb a flight of stairs. Hiding at home, her computer the only contact with the outside... More Info

And to Say Hello

Dc Books | March 15, 2015 | 218 pages
The twelve stories in And to Say Hello investigate the hazards of men and women becoming fathers and mothers: the immediate harm and the long-term damage.  More Info

Wuthering Heights

Random House | November 5, 2015 | 432 pages
Wuthering Heights is the tale of two families both joined and riven by love and hate. Cathy is a beautiful and wilful young woman torn between her soft-hearted husband and Heathcliff, the passionate and resentful man who has loved her since childhood. The power of their bond creates a maelstrom of... More Info