Category: Literature - international

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

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 384 pages
A collection of the best American science fiction and fantasy stories published during 2014.  More Info
$19.95

The Best American Short Stories 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 304 pages
Award-winning and best-selling author T.C. Boyle guest edits this year s"The Best American Short Stories," the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction."  More Info

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

October 6, 2015 | 752 pages
A centennial retrospective selected by master of the form Lorrie Moore that showcases representative stories in the series as well as literary moments in time One of our most beloved short story writers, Lorrie Moore introduces and chooses from more than two thousand stories the forty-one writers... More Info
$19.95

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 416 pages
Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Orphan Master's Son, " works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.  More Info

The Best American Essays 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 272 pages
"New Yorker "magazine staff writer and award-winning essayist Ariel Levy picks the year's best essays, selected from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.  More Info

Shriver

Touchstone | September 29, 2015 | 288 pages
In this charming, clever, and darkly satiric novel set at a writers’ conference, one man finds himself caught in a whirlwind of literary pretention, a suspect in a criminal investigation, and hopelessly in love with a woman who thinks he’s someone else. Mistaken for a famous but reclusive... More Info

The Lake

September 19, 2015 | 208 pages
The latest from Governor General’s Literary Award winner Perrine Leblanc is a mesmerizing story about the disappearance of three young women and a deeply disturbing portrait of a small town gone bad. In between the mountains and the sea, on the north shore of the Baie des Chaleurs, there’s a... More Info

"A Very Fine Gift" and Other Writings on Theory: Essays and Interviews

August 15, 2015 | 168 pages
Roland Barthes, whose centenary falls in 2015, was a restless, protean thinker. A constant innovator, often as a daring smuggler of ideas from one discipline to another, he first gained an audience with his pithy essays on mass culture and then went on to produce some of the most suggestive and... More Info

So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 15, 2015 | 160 pages
From the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, a haunting novel of suspense in which a single, unexpected phone call to a man living quietly in Paris launches a chain of menacing encounters and events, unlocking a dark secret he had erased from memory  More Info

Fake Fruit Factory

Curbside Splendor Pub | September 15, 2015 | 350 pages
"Fake Fruit Factory" is a raucous account of a mayor's sky-high dreams for his small town, and the satellite plummeting to Earth that might destroy it all.  More Info

Freeman's

Grove Press | September 15, 2015 | 304 pages
We live today in constant motion, traveling distances rapidly, small ones daily, arriving in new states. In this inaugural edition of Freeman's, a new biannual of unpublished writing, former Granta editor and NBCC president John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry... More Info

The Prison Book Club

Viking Adult | September 22, 2015 | 320 pages
A daring journalist goes behind bars to explore the redemptive power of books with bikers, bank robbers, and gunmen An attack in London left Ann Walmsley unable to walk alone down the street, and shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. A few years later, when a friend asked her to... More Info

The Gold Eaters

Hamish Hamilton | September 22, 2015 | 368 pages
A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion in sixteenth-century Peru, of slaves and conquerors, and above all, an enduring love that must withstand the forging of a formidable empire Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the... More Info

Sleep

September 22, 2015 | 304 pages
From multi-award winning author Nino Ricci comes a novel of devastating emotional power and intelligence, and often breathless suspense: the story of one man's descent into sleeplessness. David Pace is a man who has it all--a successful career as an almost-famous academic, a wife blessed with both... More Info

The First Bad Man

Simon and Schuster | September 8, 2015 | 304 pages
"Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's... More Info

Shark

Grove Press | October 13, 2015 | 480 pages
May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be shot dead by the National Guards in the grounds of Kent State University. On the other side of the Atlantic, it's a brilliant sunny... More Info
$19.99

A Sudden Light

Simon & Schuster | September 15, 2015 | 416 pages
The New York Times bestselling “witty, atmospheric” (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: “A captivating page-turner” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990,... More Info

Stallo

June 4, 2015 | 608 pages
What if something is out there? A haunting supernatural thriller for fans of Let the Right One In, The Passage and Salem's Lot.'I was enthralled form the very first page . . . the words seems to sparkle on the page.' Karl Ove Knausgaard In the summer of 1978 a young boy disappears without trace... More Info

10:04

Emblem Editions | September 15, 2015 | 256 pages
Following the international buzz for his debut, Leaving the Atocha Station, comes 10:04, Ben Lerner's electric second novel that blends artistry and wit, intelligence and tenderness. A unique collision between art and life by an extraordinary young writer. For readers of Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan... More Info

My Documents

McSweeneys Books | April 14, 2015 | 200 pages
"'My Documents' is the latest work from Alejandro Zambra, the award-winning Chilean writer whose first novel was heralded as the dawn of a new era in Chilean literature, and described by Junot Daiaz as 'a total knockout.' Now, in his first short story collection, Zambra gives us eleven stories of... More Info
$23.50

Cries for Help, Various

Catapult | September 8, 2015 | 200 pages
Padgett Powell's third collection, Cries for Help, Various, includes forty-four stories, some very short, that follow his mentor Donald Barthelme's advice that 'the wacky mode must break readers' hearts.' The surrealistic and comical terrain of most of the stories is grounded in their real... More Info

Clockwork Lives

E C W Press | September 1, 2015 | 304 pages
Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics. In Clockwork Angels, #1 bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same... More Info

Marvel and a Wonder

Akashic Books | September 1, 2015 | 336 pages
Grandfather and grandson must journey into the underworld of the American Midwest in search of both courage and redemption.  More Info

A Christmas Carol

Chronicle Books | September 15, 2015 | 144 pages
Charles Dickens's beloved tale of the Christmas spirit is beautifully presented in this deluxe new illustrated edition. Contemporary artist and illustrator Yelena Bryksenkova has created enchanting artwork to accompany Dickens's classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past,... More Info

Meatspace

Friday Project | September 15, 2015 | 300 pages
The second novel from Costa First Novel Award shortlisted author Nikesh Shukla. 'The first and last thing I do every day is see what strangers are saying about me.' Kitab Balasubramanyam has had a rough few months. His girlfriend left him. He got fired from the job he hated for writing a novel on... More Info

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

Titan Books | September 8, 2015 | 288 pages
The Autobiography of James T. Kirk chronicles the greatest Starfleet captain's life (2233–2371), in his own words. From his birth on the U.S.S. Kelvin, his youth spent on Tarsus IV, his time in the Starfleet Academy, his meteoric raise through the ranks of Starfleet, and his illustrious career at... More Info

Welcome to Braggsville

William Morrow Paperbacks | September 1, 2015 | 304 pages
National Bestseller From the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of Hold It ’Til It Hurts comes a dark and socially provocative Southern-fried comedy about four UC Berkeley students who stage a dramatic protest during a Civil War reenactment—a fierce, funny, tragic work from a... More Info
$36.00

Girl Waits with Gun

Houghton Mifflin | September 1, 2015 | 416 pages
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist comes an enthralling novel based on the forgotten true story of one of the nation's first female deputy sheriffs. Constance Kopp doesn't quite fit the mold. She towers over most men, has no interest in marriage or domestic affairs,... More Info

Crimes Against My Brother

Anchor Canada | March 31, 2015 | 416 pages
"Crimes Against My Brother takes us through a long series of petty betrayals, crushing heartbreaks, loneliness and death. . . . David Adams Richards has again proven his mastery." National Post Harold, Evan and Ian are inseparable as boys--so much so that one night, abandoned in the forest by the... More Info

The Meursault Investigation

Other PressLlc | June 2, 2015 | 160 pages
"A tour-de-force reimagining of Camus's The Stranger, from the point of view of the mute Arab victims." --The New Yorker He was the brother of "the Arab" killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in... More Info

Consumed

September 1, 2015 | 304 pages
Now in paperback, master director David Cronenberg's shocking, irresistibly inventive novel about love and the unthinkable limits of desire In the book-filled, artfully messy Paris apartment of the famous French intellectuals Célestine and Aristide Arosteguy, an astonishing discovery is made. The... More Info

The Pathfinder

Harper Collins | June 17, 2014 | 528 pages
The Pathfinder marked the return of Natty Bumppo, the hero of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales, thirteen years after the publication of The Prairie. For a time, Bumppo’s thoughts turn toward the domestic, but in the end Bumppo returns to his proper home in the wilderness.... More Info

The Girl in the Spider's Web

Viking Adult | September 1, 2015 | 400 pages
This fall, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in the highly anticipated follow-up to Stieg Larsson's THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET'S NEST. In this adrenaline-charged thriller, genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous new threat and must again join... More Info

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

Harper | August 25, 2015 | 304 pages
An intelligent and madly entertaining debut novel reminiscent of The Crying of Lot 49, White Noise, and City of Glass that is at once a missing-person mystery, an exorcism of modern culture, and a wholly singular vision of contemporary womanhood from a terrifying and often funny voice of a new... More Info

Paulina & Fran

Harper Perennial | September 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A story of friendship, art, sex, and curly hair: an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young, uncertain, conflicted art students. At their New England art school, Paulina and Fran both stand apart from the crowd. Paulina is striking and sexually... More Info

Martin John

September 15, 2015 | 282 pages
A brilliantly dark follow-up to Anakana Schofield's internationally celebrated novelMalarky.  More Info

A Superior Man

September 1, 2015 | 380 pages
In this novel set in the 19th century, a Chinese coolie attempts to find the missing mother of his son.  More Info

Did You Ever Have A Family

Gallery/Scout Press | September 8, 2015 | 304 pages
The stunning debut novel from bestselling author Bill Clegg is a magnificently powerful story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, June Reid’s life is completely devastated when a... More Info

Secondhand Souls

William Morrow | August 25, 2015 | 400 pages
In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can’t be good—in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore’s delightfully funny sequel to A Dirty Job. Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their... More Info

Circling the Sun

Bond Street Books | July 28, 2015 | 288 pages
Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife, takes readers to Kenya in the 1920s, where the beautiful young horse trainer, adventurer and aviator Beryl Markham tells the story of her life among the glamorous and decadent circle of British expats living in... More Info
$21.95

The Afterlife of Birds

Freehand Books | September 30, 2015 | 320 pages
Henry Jett’s life is slowly going nowhere. His girlfriend recently left, and his job in a local garage is uninspiring, considering that he doesn’t particularly like cars. Henry finds solace in his eccentric passion, rebuilding the skeletons of birds and animals. Meanwhile Henry’s brother,... More Info

His Whole Life

August 11, 2015 | 368 pages
From the #1 nationally bestselling, Giller Prize-winning author of Late Nights on Air and Alone in the Classroom, comes an irresistible new novel that has everything we would hope for from this celebrated author -- and more. Starting with something as simple as a boy who wants a dog, His Whole Life... More Info

Gold Mountain Blues

August 7, 2012 | 544 pages
In the epic storytelling tradition of Amy Tan and Jiang Rong comes "Gold "" Mountain Blues " . This rich saga chronicles the lives of five generations of a Chinese family from Guandong Province who are transformed by the promise of a better life in Gold Mountain, the Chinese name for Canada's... More Info

Long Change

Random House Canada | August 18, 2015 | 368 pages
Don Gillmor's brilliant new novel, "Long Change," examines the world of oil through the life and loves of one man; both stories are epic. Fleeing his violent, Pentecostal father, as well as a crime he committed in the parking lot of the first bar he ever entered, Ritt Devlin leaves Texas at... More Info

Darkness the Color of Snow

William Morrow | August 18, 2015 | 304 pages
A haunting, suspenseful, and dazzlingly written novel of secrets, corruption, tragedy, and vengeance from the author of Crazy Heart—the basis for the 2009 Academy Award-winning film. An electrifying crime drama and psychological thriller in which a young cop becomes the fulcrum of a community's... More Info

The Marriage of Opposites

Simon and Schuster | August 4, 2015 | 384 pages
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism. Growing up on idyllic St.... More Info

Adult Onset

Vintage Canada | July 28, 2015 | 400 pages
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of two beloved classics, Fall On Your Kneesand The Way the Crow Flies, Adult Onset is a powerful drama that makes vividly real the pressures of life and love, and the undercurrents that run deep through even the most devoted families. Mary Rose... More Info

Bright Lines

Penguin Books | August 11, 2015 | 304 pages
A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents’ murder, and afflicted with hallucinations... More Info

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