Category: Literature - international

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 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

The Blue Between Sky and Water

Bloomsbury Press | September 29, 2015 | 293 pages

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

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

Blood Matters

Renaissance | August 14, 2015 | 252 pages
It's been five years. Five years since GenEx. Five years since the world was completely changed. And now Alex feels responsible for integrating extrahumans with the "normals." He must also take care of the gravely-ill Mister Lupino. When his son, Nicholas, suddenly reappears in his life under... 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

Lost in Translation

New York ; Markham, Ont. : Penguin Books | August 17, 1990 | 280 pages
The author describes her efforts to adjust to a new culture after her parents, Holocaust survivors from Poland, moved the family from war-ravaged Cracow to North America when she was thirteen years old  More Info

The Prophet's Camel Bell

New Canadian Library | August 17, 2019 | 312 pages
When Margaret Laurence set out for Somaliland with her engineer husband in 1950, she confronted the difficulty of communication between peoples of vastly different cultures. Yet she came to know the skilled orators, poets and craftsmen of the country, and to share the vision of a people’s... More Info

System of Dante's Hell

Akashic Books | February 16, 2016 | 160 pages
A reissue of a 1965 novel, a remarkable narrative of childhood and youth, spiraling out of Dante's "Inferno."  More Info


Akashic Books | February 16, 2016 | 150 pages
This reissue of a 1967 story collection shows a mind in motion and graphs Baraka's thoughts during that turbulent period.  More Info

The Hero's Walk

Vintage Books Canada | August 17, 2019 | 368 pages
After the release of Anita Rau Badami's critically acclaimed first novel, Tamarind Mem, it was evident a promising new talent had joined the Canadian literary community. Her dazzling literary follow-up is The Hero's Walk, a novel teeming with the author's trademark tumble of the haphazard beauty,... More Info

And Home Was Kariakoo

Anchor Canada | October 8, 2015 | 400 pages
Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving land. From a description of Zanzibar and its evolution to a visit to a slave-market town at Lake Tanganyika; from an encounter with a witchdoctor in an old coastal village to... More Info

Blood-Drenched Beard

January 5, 2016 | 416 pages
From Brazil's most acclaimed young novelist, the mesmerizing story of how a troubled young man's restorative journey to the seaside becomes a violent struggle with his family's dark past. The young man's father, dying, at last tells him the truth about his grandfather--or at least the truth as he... More Info

Good on Paper

January 26, 2016 | 320 pages
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The Wildings

Random House Canada | January 12, 2016 | 336 pages
A thrillingly original story of the adventures of a small band of feral cats in Delhi who communicate by whisker mind-link, and face an unprecedented threat to their tribe's survival; for readers of Life of Pi and Philip Pullman. In the labyrinthine alleys and ruins of Nizamuddin, an old... More Info

Pillars of Light

January 5, 2016 | 496 pages
Diana Gabaldon meets Ken Follett in this epic story of love, war and redemption. In the Syrian city of Akka, Nathanael, a young Jewish doctor, and a Muslim girl called Zohra are about to fall in love, unaware that Jerusalem has just been taken by Saladin's army and that their city will soon be... More Info

Act Normal

August 21, 2015 | 304 pages
In his first collection of stories in twenty years, Greg Hollingshead returns with comic new stories about sex, art, and the daily risk of having accidents. A blow to the head in a boating accident increases a woman's intelligence and alters her sexual orientation. A man flees a rural meditation... More Info

Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973

Bond Street Books | August 4, 2015 | 256 pages
Acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's debut short novels, newly re-translated and in one English-language volume for the first time--with a new introduction by the author. After almost thirty years out of print, the first major works of fiction by international best-selling author Haruki... More Info


November 3, 2015 | 320 pages
"A previously unpublished novel by a literary master, Skylight tells the intertwined stories of the residents of a faded apartment building in 1940s Lisbon. Silvestre and Mariana, a happily married elderly couple, take in a young nomad, Abel, and soon discover their many differences. Adriana loves... More Info

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Harper | November 10, 2015 | 400 pages
Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six... More Info

Beauty Is a Wound

New Directions | September 8, 2015 | 384 pages
The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star.  More Info

The Do-Right

Cinco Puntos Press | October 1, 2015 | 306 pages
The do-right”that's old Southern talk for prison. Delpha Wade doesn't want to go back there. Fourteen years is enough.  More Info

Mr. Kafka

New Directions | October 6, 2015 | 160 pages
Wonderful stories of Communist Prague by “the masterly Bohumil Hrabal” (The New Yorker)  More Info

The Complete Stories

New Directions Publishing Corporation | August 4, 2015 | 640 pages
Clarice Lispector's Complete Stories, 85 in all, are an epiphany, among the important books of this—or any—year  More Info


August 15, 2015 | 336 pages
From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life—the perfect companion for any lover of books.  More Info

Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West

Vintage | August 17, 1992 | 337 pages
Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen  More Info


New Directions | October 6, 2015 | 96 pages
Was it a nightmare the result of a bad case of indigestion or did something truly scary happen after dinner in the Argentine town of Coronel Pringles?"  More Info

A Strangeness in My Mind

October 20, 2015 | 416 pages
From one of our greatest, a panoramic new novel, his first since "Museum of Innocence," bringing us into Istanbul's underground through the eyes of a struggling street vendor. Mevlut, an Istanbul street vendor, has spent his whole life selling a local alcoholic drink. It is the 1990s, and although... More Info

Light Lifting

August 17, 2019 | 219 pages
This was the day after Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear. You remember that. It was a moment in history – not like Kennedy or the planes flying into the World Trade Centre – not up at that level. This was something much lower, more like Ben Johnson, back when his eyes... More Info

God in Pink

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | October 1, 2015 | 240 pages
A debut novel about a young gay Muslim in war-torn Iraq. The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died, and who lives under the close scrutiny of his strict brother and... More Info

A Whole Life

October 3, 2015 | 160 pages
Andreas lives his whole life in the Austrian Alps, where he arrives as a young boy taken in by a farming family. He is a man of very few words and so, when he falls in love with Marie, he doesn't ask for her hand in marriage, but instead has some of his friends light her name at dusk across the... More Info

City on Fire

Bond Street Books | October 13, 2015 | 928 pages
The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by... More Info

The Mountain Shadow

Grove Press | October 13, 2015 | 912 pages
Gregory David Robert’s epic debut novel,Shantaram, introduced millions of readers to the heart of India through Lin, an Australian fugitive working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. InThe Mountain Shadow, the long awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a... More Info


Penguin Press | August 11, 2015 | 272 pages
A lonely young woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fiction So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four... More Info

The Swallows Uncaged: A Narrative in Eight Panels

Freehand Books | September 30, 2015 | 320 pages
In The Swallows Uncaged, Elizabeth McLean paints a sweeping yet intimate panorama of Vietnam in the style of a Vietnamese eight-panel screen: eight narratives that each capture a moment in time and yet speak to one another. Interweaving historical and fictional characters over ten centuries, the... More Info

The Journey Prize Stories 27

McClelland & Stewart Limited | October 6, 2015 | 256 pages
The celebrated annual collection that showcases the best stories by the best new writers in Canada, all contenders for the prestigious $10,000 Journey Prize. A must-read for readers looking for exciting new voices in Canadian fiction; creative writing students, aspiring writers, and fans of CBC... More Info

The Heart Goes Last

September 29, 2015 | 320 pages
Imagining a world where citizens take turns as prisoners and jailers, the prophetic Margaret Atwood delivers a hilarious yet harrowing tale about liberty, power, and the irrepressibility of the human appetite. Several years after the world's brutal economic collapse, Stan and Charmaine, a married... More Info