Category: Literature - international

Lit

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 464 pages
Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up—as only Mary... More Info

Black Boy

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 448 pages
Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either... More Info

Alas, Babylon

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 368 pages
"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just... More Info

Crazy Heart

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 336 pages
At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling... More Info

That Other Me

Harper Perennial | January 26, 2016 | 384 pages
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Sand Fish, Maha Gargash’s second novel is set in mid-1990s Dubai and Cairo and tells the story of how secrets and betrayals consume three members—an authoritarian father, a rebellious abandoned daughter, and a vulnerable niece—of a... More Info

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

Hamish Hamilton | March 8, 2016 | 336 pages
From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and Mr. Fox comes an enchanting and thought-provoking collection of intertwined stories Playful, ambitious, and exquisitely imagined, What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is cleverly built around the idea of keys, literal and metaphorical. The key to a... More Info

The Widow

Penguin Canada | February 16, 2016 | 336 pages
A loving husband or a heartless killer...she'd know, wouldn't she? There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with accusing glares and anonymous harassment. Now her... More Info
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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Penguin Books Canada | February 23, 2016 | 224 pages
"This book sparkles with wit and at the same time comes across as so transparent and genuine--Awad knows how to talk about the raw struggles of female friendships, sex, contact, humanness, and her voice is a wry celebration of all of this at once." --AIMEE BENDER, author of The Particular Sadness... More Info

Be Frank With Me

William Morrow | February 2, 2016 | 304 pages
A sparkling debut combining the charming pluck of Eloise, the poignant psychological quirks of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the page-turning spirit of Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Reclusive literary legend M. M. “Mimi” Banning has been holed up in her Bel Air mansion... More Info

The Mark and the Void

Hamish Hamilton UK | February 4, 2016 | 480 pages
A startling, subversive novel about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Fourteen-year-old Lucia is a young narrator whose voice will long ring in your ears. She is angry with almost everyone, especially people who tell her what to do. She follows the one rule that makes... More Info

Papi

University of Chicago Press | March 22, 2016 | 176 pages
Papi tells a story in the voice of an eight year old girl waiting in Santo Domingo for her father to return from New York to lavish her with gifts and the glory of his fame. Things don't go according to plan.  More Info

Black Deutschland

Macmillan | February 2, 2016 | 304 pages
Jed--young, gay, black, out of rehab and out of prospects in his hometown of Chicago--flees to the city of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, the subsidized city isolated behind the Berlin Wall, is where he's chosen to become the figure... More Info

Some Rain Must Fall

March 15, 2016 | 672 pages
The fifth installment in the epic six-volume My Struggle cycle is here, highly anticipated by Karl Ove Knausgaard's dedicated fan club--and the first in the cycle to be published separately in Canada. The young Karl Ove moves to Bergen to attend the Writing Academy. It turns out to be a huge... More Info

The High Mountains of Portugal

February 2, 2016 | 352 pages
With this highly anticipated new novel, the author of the bestselling Life of Pi returns to the storytelling power and luminous wisdom of his master novel. The High Mountains of Portugal is a suspenseful, mesmerizing story of a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching... More Info

The Buried Giant

Vintage Canada | January 5, 2016 | 352 pages
The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize­-winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a... More Info

Words of Witness

University of Wisconsin Pres | January 12, 2016 | 249 pages
A literary and political genealogy of the last half-century, "Words of Witness" explores black feminist autobiographical narratives in particular by June Jordan, Edwidge Danticat, Melba Beals, Rosemary Bray, and Eisa Davis in the context of activism and history since the landmark 1954 segregation... More Info

A Little Life

Anchor Books | January 1, 2016 | 832 pages
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever... More Info

In the Country

Vintage | March 1, 2016 | 368 pages
These nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories from Mia Alvar, a remarkable new literary talent, vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora. Here are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting their families from the Philippines to begin new lives in the Middle East, the... More Info

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 | November 18, 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
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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

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

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
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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

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
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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

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

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

Cocaine

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 | November 18, 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

Blackass

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

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

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

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