Category: Literature - international

The Sunken Cathedral

Scribner | June 9, 2015 | 224 pages
From the National Book Award nominee and author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling A Short History of Women, a deeply moving, “lyrical, ominous, and unexpectedly funny” (Tom Perrotta, author of The Leftovers) novel that follows a cast of characters as they negotiate one of... More Info

Reading by Lightning

Goose Lane Editions | February 22, 2017 | 385 pages
Lily Piper and her family live in an ephemeral world, due to collapse any moment when the Lord comes to pluck His faithful from the drought-ravaged Prairie. Lily tries to be ready, but she is restless, not the daughter she feels her mother wants. As she tries to invent herself, she conjures, too,... More Info

The Nightingale

Macmillan | February 3, 2015 | 448 pages
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah's next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden"--  More Info

Early Warning

Alfred A. Knopf | April 28, 2015 | 496 pages
Follows the Langdon family from the author's best-selling novel Some Luck as they navigate the ups and downs of mid-century America. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres.  More Info

Grey Eyes

Roseway Publishing | July 9, 2014 | 328 pages
"With his novel Grey Eyes, Frank Busch taps into the traditional in a way I've not seen before. At once historical and fantastical, Grey Eyes reclaims some of our most powerful stories with authenticity and with heart and with that bit of magic that brings all of it to such beautiful life. Busch is... More Info

Loving Day

May 26, 2015 | 304 pages
"Warren Duffy has returned to America for all the worst reasons: his marriage to a beautiful Welsh woman has come apart; his comic shop in Cardiff has failed; and his Irish-American father has died, bequeathing to Warren his last possession, a roofless, half-renovated mansion in the heart of black... More Info

Three Day Road

Penguin Group USA | February 22, 2017 | 354 pages
The nephew of a Canadian Oji-Cree who is the last of a line of healers and diviners, Cree reserve student Xavier enlists in the military during World War I, a conflict throughout which he and his friend, Elijah, are marginalized for their appearances, their culturally enhanced marksmanship, and... More Info

The Cake Therapist

Berkley Trade | June 2, 2015 | 304 pages
A fiction debut that will leave you wanting seconds, from an award-winning cookbook author. Claire “Neely” O’Neil is a pastry chef of extraordinary talent. Every great chef can taste shimmering, elusive flavors that most of us miss, but Neely can “taste” feelings—cinnamon makes you... More Info

Vanilla Salt

Alma Books | April 26, 2016 | 300 pages
Written by one of the most acclaimed Catalan chefs, 'Vanilla Salt' is a sensual and mouth-watering exploration of the kitchen and the human heart, as well as a tale of simmering passions and the need to confront personal truths.  More Info

We Are Not Ourselves

Simon & Schuster | June 2, 2015 | 656 pages
The instant New York Times bestseller The Washington Post calls a “stunning…superbly rendered” novel, and Entertainment Weekly describes as “a gripping family saga, maybe the best…since The Corrections.” Born in 1941, Eileen Tumulty is raised by her Irish immigrant parents in Woodside,... More Info

River Music

Cormorant Books | May 23, 2015 | 200 pages
Gloria Murray's daughter jokes that Gloria would have sold her first born to further her musical career - a reproach closer to the truth than anyone but Gloria suspects. Gloria, born just before the Great Depression, knows from the moment she hears a soaring song played on the piano that she must... More Info

Enchanted August

Pamela Dorman Books | June 2, 2015 | 320 pages
Set on a picture-perfect island in Maine, a sparkling summer debut that offers readers a universal fantasy: one glorious month away from it all On a dreary spring day in Brooklyn, Lottie Wilkinson and Rose Arbuthnot spot an ad on their children's preschool bulletin board: "Hopewell Cottage" "Little... More Info

Wuthering Heights

Race Point Publishing | September 23, 2014 | 416 pages
Since its original publication in 1847, the tempestuous relationship between Heathcliff and Catherine has long echoed on the moors. After being spurned by his lover and degraded by his adoptive family, Heathcliff leaves his home in Yorkshire, only to return wealthy, educated, and seeking... More Info

Frankenstein

Race Point Publishing | September 23, 2014 | 352 pages
Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein pioneered the deeply explored battle between monster and man. Follow three narratives in this ageless tale that navigates fear, fixation, love and desire, while finding an anchor in humanity. The combination of fantastical elements and scientific exploration... More Info

Dracula

Race Point Publishing | September 23, 2014 | 448 pages
A mysterious Count resides in a Transylvania castle, and it's Jonathan Harker's duty to help him find a residence in London. The standard for gothic horror, Bram Stoker's Dracula uncovers the secrets of the Prince of Darkness and his lust for the blood of Jonathan's friends. Explore Stoker's world... More Info

Glow

Sceptre | February 5, 2015 | 256 pages
'ADDICTIVELY GOOD' The Times 'Over-whelming' Independent 'Supercharged' Evening Standard 'Deliciously, startlingly, exuberantly fresh' Guardian With GLOW, Ned Beauman has reinvented the international conspiracy thriller for a new generation. A hostage exchange outside a police station in Pakistan.... More Info

Mayumi and the Sea of Happiness

Europa Editions Incorporated | May 14, 2015 | 272 pages
Books may be Mayumi Saito's greatest love and her one source of true pleasure. 41 years old, a bored wife and a dutiful mother, Mayumi's job as a librarian on a small island off the coast of New England feeds her passion for reading but does little to remedy the boredom of her days. That is, until... More Info

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Vintage Canada | May 26, 2015 | 240 pages
From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the... More Info

Fives and Twenty-Fives

Bloomsbury USA | May 5, 2015 | 400 pages
It's the rule-always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep... More Info

Cockroach

House of Anansi Pr | July 21, 2009 | 305 pages
Cockroachis as urgent, unsettling, and brilliant as Rawi Hage's bestselling and critically acclaimed first book, De Niro's Game. The novel takes place during one month of a bitterly cold winter in Montreal's restless immigrant community, where a self-described thief has just tried but failed to... More Info

Seveneves

William Morrow | May 19, 2015 | 880 pages
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years. What would happen if the world were ending? A catastrophic event renders the... More Info

The Ancients and the Postmoderns

Verso Books | March 1, 2015 | 304 pages
In his new masterpiece of cultural analysis, Fredric Jameson offers an idiosyncratic examination of what might be called a provisional or disposable canon - what aesthetic history might look at as we enter an age of the immediate and of the unimaginable overpopulation of art and culture.  More Info

Re Jane

Pamela Dorman Books | May 1, 2015 | 352 pages
Journeying from Queens to Brooklyn to Seoul, and back, this is a fresh, contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre and a poignant Korean American debut For Jane Re, half-Korean, half-American orphan, Flushing, Queens, is the place she’s been trying to escape from her whole life. Sardonic yet vulnerable,... More Info

The Jesus Cow

Harper | May 19, 2015 | 304 pages
The New York Times bestselling humorist Michael Perry makes his fiction debut with this hilarious and bighearted tale—a comic yet sincere exploration of faith in the face of the modern world. Life is suddenly full of drama for low-key Harley Jackson: A woman in a big red pickup has stolen his... More Info

Eat My Heart Out

May 5, 2015 | 352 pages
"A foul-mouthed Nancy Mitford for the Gawker generation."  More Info

Songsaengnim

iUniverse | February 1, 2012 | 440 pages
It is March of 1997, and Roland Axam lost, out of his element, and in a new world. As his plane begins its final approach to Kimp'o International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, Roland realizes his life is about to change forever-again. Roland has already survived a devastating, life-altering... More Info
$17.95

Do You Think This Is Strange?

Brindle and Glass | April 1, 2015 | 272 pages
""In order for me to tell you I have nothing to say, I have to say it, which means I have something to say."" Freddy is autistic. When he's seven years old, his mother walks him to the train station, sits him on a bench, kisses his forehead, and disappears from his life. In a few short days,... More Info

Tracks

February 22, 2017 |
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$23.50

Distant Neighbors

May 12, 2015 | 352 pages
In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons. He had just published his first book of essays, Earth House Hold. A few years before,... More Info

Raising Demons

Penguin Paperbacks | May 5, 2015 | 320 pages
In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children In the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson’s four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the... More Info

The Beggar's Opera

February 22, 2017 | 346 pages
Inspector Ricardo Ramirez investigates the murder of a Cuban boy in Havana.  More Info

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932

Harper Perennial | May 5, 2015 | 464 pages
Scandalized and celebrated by Parisian society, Lou Villars is an extraordinary athlete who is confident that one day she will be an inspiration for her gender. She's also a lesbian and cross-dresser who finds a safe haven in the Chameleon Club, a louche nightspot. As the exuberant 1920s give way... More Info

Daddy Lenin and Other Stories

April 21, 2015 | 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

Let's Tell This Story Properly

Dundurn Group | May 16, 2015 | 232 pages
Provocative, moving, and rich in craft, the stories gathered here represent some of the most original emerging writers in the world. The selected, groundbreaking stories carry on the almost thirty-year tradition of the Commonwealth Writers' Prizes, past winners of which include Jhumpa Lahiri. Zadie... More Info

The Book of Lost and Found

April 21, 2015 | 320 pages
Young photographer Kate is reeling from the recent death of her mother, an orphan who became a celebrated ballerina. Grieving and lonely, Kate's only close companion is her ailing adoptive grandmother, Evie. Then Evie reveals a terrible secret, one that prompts Kate to rediscover a family history... More Info

Keeper'n Me

Anchor Books | February 22, 2017 | 322 pages
When Garnet Raven was three years old, he was taken from his home on an Ojibway Indian reserve and placed in a series of foster homes. Having reached his mid-teens, he escapes at the first available opportunity, only to find himself cast adrift on the streets of the big city. Having skirted the... More Info

The Investigation

Mantle | February 22, 2017 | 400 pages
At once a captivating mystery and an epic lament for freedom and humanity in the darkest of times, The Investigation -- inspired by a true story -- is a sweeping, gripping tale perfect for fans of The Shadow of the Wind. Fukuoka Prison, 1944. Beyond the prison walls the war rages; inside a man is... More Info

The Disappeared

February 23, 2010 | 264 pages
A searing, fiercely beautiful love story for the ages, The Disappeared--already a best seller in Canada--traces one woman's three-decades-long journey from the peaceful streets of Montreal to the humid, war-torn villages of Cambodia, as a brief love affair turns into a grand passion of loss,... More Info
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New Beginnings

Mosaic Press (NY) | June 1, 2014 | 113 pages
New Beginnings is the sequel to Eric Koch’s landmark work The Golden Years: Glenn Gould, Marshall McLuhan, Lester B. Pearson, Rene Levesque & John G. Diefenbaker, published by Mosaic Press in 2013. Once again, Koch is inventing a new literary form that is special and astonishing, crafting... More Info
$21.95

Compulsion

Fig Tree Books Llc | April 1, 2015 | 324 pages
Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have it all: wealth, intelligence, and the world at their feet as part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish community of 1920s Chicago. Artie is handsome, athletic, and popular, but he possesses a hidden, powerful sadistic streak and a desire to dominate. Judd is a weedy... More Info

The Fine Art of Fucking Up

Unnamed Press | April 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A banished professor protests the terms of his restraining order by covertly frying bacon in hidden corners. A boss so engrossed in romance novels is oblivious to everything else. A husband decides to adopt a clueless foreign exchange student for the summer to prove he would be a good father.... More Info

In a Sunburned Country

February 22, 2017 | 360 pages
Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost — yes, lost — while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set... More Info
$16.95

The Female Detective

February 15, 2015 | 328 pages
In 1864, the British writer James Redding Ware, under the pseudonym Andrew Forrester, published The Female Detective, introducing readers to the first professional female detective character, Mrs. Gladden, and paving the way for the more famous female detectives of the early twentieth century,... More Info

Apocalypse Baby

April 14, 2015 | 352 pages
"Apocalypse Baby is a smart, fast-paced detective novel about a missing adolescent girl traveling through Paris and Barcelona. She is tailed by two mismatched private investigators: the Hyena, part ruthless interrogator, part oversexed rock star, and Lucie, her plain and passive--almost to the... More Info

Against a Darkening Sky

April 14, 2015 | 368 pages
From the author of the acclaimed Our Daily Bread and The Empty Room comes a rich and fascinating new novel of mysterious, magic-riddled 7th-century England: Against A Darkening Sky transports the reader to a rich yet violent past where a young woman is torn between her deepest beliefs and her... More Info

The Fishermen

Little, Brown | April 14, 2015 | 304 pages
In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990's, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family. Told from the point of view of nine year old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, THE FISHERMEN is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an... More Info

Last Night at the Blue Angel

William Morrow Paperbacks | April 14, 2015 | 352 pages
It is the early 1960s, and Chicago is teeming with the tensions of the day—segregation, sexual experimentation, the Cold War, and Vietnam—but it is also home to some of the country's most influential jazz. Naomi Hill, a singer at the Blue Angel club, has been poised on the brink of stardom for... More Info

The Sympathizer

Grove Press | April 7, 2015 | 384 pages
Follows a Viet Cong agent as he spies on a South Vietnamese army general and his compatriots as they start a new life on 1975 Los Angeles.  More Info
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The Daydreams of Angels

April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
Heather O'Neill's distinctive style and voice fill these charming, sometimes dark, always beguiling stories. From "The Robot Baby," in which we discover what happens when a robot feels emotion for the very first time, to "Heaven," about a grandfather who died for a few minutes when he was nine and... More Info

Ryder

March 17, 2015 | 320 pages
An electrifying Ayesha Ryder novel in which the U.S. presidency and the fate of two world powers hang in the balance. Two centuries ago, British forces defeated the American army in the field and entered Washington, looting and burning the White House and the Capitol. Today, that loot would have... More Info

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