Category: Literature - international

A Remarkable Kindness

William Morrow Paperbacks | August 11, 2015 | 416 pages
From a striking new voice comes a novel tracing the lives of four American women who are part of a unique Jewish tradition in their coastal village in Northern Israel: they prepare and dress women for burial, as they grow in friendship and marriages, learn to accept death, and to appreciate the... More Info

Your Face in Mine

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | August 1, 2015 | 448 pages
A widely praised young writer delivers a daring, ambitious novel about identity and race in the age of globalization. One afternoon, not long after Kelly Thorndike has moved back to his hometown of Baltimore, an African American man he doesn't recognize calls out to him. To Kelly’s shock, the man... More Info

Panic in a Suitcase

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | August 4, 2015 | 320 pages
“A virtuosic debut [and] a wry look at immigrant life in the global age.” —Vogue Having left Odessa for Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with a sense of finality, the Nasmertov family has discovered that the divide between the old world and the new is not nearly as clear-cut as they had imagined.... More Info

Barbara the Slut and Other People

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | August 4, 2015 | 272 pages
A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human. Fearless, candid, and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master. She tackles eros and intimacy with a deceptively light touch, a keen awareness... More Info

Walking with Abel

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | August 4, 2015 | 320 pages
An intrepid journalist joins the planet’s largest group of nomads on an annual migration that, like them, has endured for centuries. Anna Badkhen has forged a career chronicling life in extremis around the world, from war-torn Afghanistan to the border regions of the American Southwest. In... More Info

The Bell Tolls for No One

City Lights Books | July 14, 2015 | 225 pages
Previously uncollected pulp fiction by the 20th century American master.  More Info

The Dust That Falls from Dreams

August 4, 2015 | 512 pages
A sweeping, immersive epic story of love and war set in England in the first half of the twentieth century. In the brief golden years of King Edward VII's reign, Rosie McCosh and her three sisters are growing up in an idyllic, eccentric household in the countryside, with their "pals" the Pitts boys... More Info

Come Back

Vintage Canada | August 4, 2015 | 224 pages
From a 2-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, an intense novel of loss, memory and the limitless nature of family love. Hal Wiens, a retired professor, is mourning the sudden death of his loving wife, Yo. To get through each day, he relies on the bare comfort of routine and regular... More Info

Inanna

August 4, 2015 | 240 pages
Inanna, a goddess of ancient Mesopotamia, was worshipped around 1800 BCE by our ancestors in the land that is now modern-day Iraq. But who was she? Who were her followers? And what did her stories mean for their lives? Lost for millennia, Inanna's stories were buried and forgotten, unearthed by... More Info

Stepdog

William Morrow Paperbacks | August 4, 2015 | 416 pages
From the author of The Fool’s Tale and I, Iago comes a disarmingly charming and warm-hearted “romcom” about a woman, her dog, and the man who has to prove that he is good enough for both of them. Sara Renault fired Rory O’Connor from his part-time job at a Boston art museum, and in... More Info

The Hunter and the Wild Girl

August 18, 2015 | 340 pages
A feral girl roams the dense forests of nineteenth-century France, stealing food from remote farmyards and avoiding human contact. Seen on one of her thieving missions in the village of Freyzus, she is chased by suspicious townspeople to the edge of a deep gorge, where she jumps and disappears,... More Info

Split

September 1, 2015 | 320 pages
In the aftermath of the 1960s, tensions simmer beneath the surface of a small town in rural Massachusetts. Watergate and the war in Vietnam have shaken Americans' faith in their government, the energy crisis clouds the future, and the civil rights movement has given way to uneasy race relations.... More Info

Brush Back

Putnam Publishing Group | July 1, 2015 | 480 pages
Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times–bestselling author Sara Paretsky. No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is... More Info

Almost Famous Women

Scribner | July 14, 2015 | 256 pages
From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman’s “collection... More Info

Ten Thousand Saints MTI

Ecco | July 7, 2015 | 416 pages
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The Book of Gold Leaves

Viking | June 4, 2015 | 352 pages
'When you come back to me, I will tell you everything' In the city of Srinagar, in disputed Kashmir, Faiz paints papier-mâché pencil boxes for wealthy tourists while beautiful, beguiling Roohi prays for the boy of her dreams to take her away. In the evenings Faiz and Roohi meet - without their... More Info

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

Anchor Canada | July 21, 2015 | 416 pages
The New York Times and Globe & Mail-bestselling author of The Imperfectionists returns with an intricately woven novel about a bookseller who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past. Tooly Zylberberg tells a story: as a child, she was stolen from home, stashed at a den of thieves,... More Info

Gonzo Girl

Touchstone | July 28, 2015 | 272 pages
“Long after the last drink is poured and the final gunshot fired, Cheryl Della Pietra’s novel inspired by her time as Hunter S. Thompson’s assistant will linger in your mind. This debut novel is raucous, page-turning, head-spinning, and side-splitting as it depicts a boss and mentor who is... More Info
$23.95

Open Arms

Freehand Books | January 28, 2009 | 256 pages
Freehand Books is pleased to be bringing back to print the widely acclaimed first novel by the author of the Giller-shortlisted Good to a Fault, Marina Endicott. Open Arms is a contemporary quest story set in Saskatoon and featuring a protagonist whose spirit is as strong as her heart is broken.... More Info
$17.95

Medicine Walk

Emblem Editions | March 3, 2015 | 256 pages
"One of the finest novels of the year." (Vancouver Sun) By the celebrated author of Canada Reads finalist Indian Horse, this is an unforgettable journey of a father and son, set in dramatic landscape of the BC Interior. For male and female readers equally, for readers of Joseph Boyden, Cormac... More Info

Miss Emily

Penguin Books Canada | July 14, 2015 | 256 pages
Emily Dickinson's life is reimagined in her own voice and through eyes of a young Irish maid--an enchanting novel in the spirit of Longbourn and Mrs. Poe Ada Concannon's first day in America is a success. She's the new maid for the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts.... More Info

Crime and Punishment

Penguin Classics | July 14, 2015 | 608 pages
This acclaimed new translation of Dostoyevsky's "psychological record of a crime" gives his dark masterpiece of murder and pursuit a renewed vitality, expressing its jagged, staccato urgency and fevered atmosphere as never before. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders alone... More Info

Go Set a Watchman

Harper | July 14, 2015 | 288 pages
An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first... More Info

Far from the Madding Crowd

William Collins | April 9, 2015 | 320 pages
A tale of love and loss - the first of Thomas Hardy's novels to win him widespread recognition and popularity - reissued to accompany a major motion picture due for release in May 2015.'I shall do one thing in this life - one thing certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you... More Info

A Secret Music

Cormorant Books | April 21, 2015 | 288 pages
Set in 1936 Montreal, A Secret Music is the story of Lawrence Nolan, a sensitive fifteen-year-old piano prodigy who grows up in the shadow of his mother's mental illness. Forced to keep this shameful secret, he attempts to raise himself and his ten yearold brother. He counteracts the deep ache and... More Info

The Verdict on Each Man Dead

E C W Press | August 1, 2015 | 400 pages
The fast-paced third volume in the series Peter Cammon, now retired from New Scotland Yard, is drawn into a confrontation with evil in a most unlikely setting. The former chief inspector finds himself in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, Utah, chasing a depraved man who may have deep terrorist... More Info
$16.95

Waiting for the Man

August 1, 2015 | 296 pages
Joe, a 36-year-old advertising copywriter for a slick New York company, feels disillusioned with his life. He starts dreaming of a mysterious man, seeing him on the street, and hearing his voice. Joe decides to listen to the Man and so he waits on his stoop, day and night, for instructions. aiting... More Info

A Master Plan for Rescue

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | July 14, 2015 | 336 pages
A magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of love. Set in 1942 New York and Berlin, A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life-giving powers of storytelling, and the heroism that can be inspired by love. In essence, it is two love stories. It is the... More Info

Three Plays

May 30, 2017 |
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A Brief History of Portable Literature

New Directions Publishing Corporation | June 9, 2015 | 128 pages
A reader s fictional tour of the art and lives of some of the great 20th-century Surrealists"  More Info

The Illogic of Kassel

New Directions Publishing | June 9, 2015 | 256 pages
A literary look at one of Europe's most acclaimed art exhibitions by a Spanish author “offering strange cerebral satisfactions” (Village Voice).  More Info

Red Icon

Faber & Faber Crime | April 2, 2015 | 352 pages
In the midst of the fighting, two Russian soldiers seek refuge in the crypt of a German church. There, clutched in the hands of a skeleton priest, they find The Shepherd; a priceless icon thought to have been destroyed long ago. When news of its discovery reaches Moscow, Stalin calls upon his most... More Info

Ideal

New American Library | July 7, 2015 | 256 pages
INCLUDES THE NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED NOVEL In print for the first time ever, author and philosopher Ayn Rand’s novel Ideal. Originally conceived as a novel but then transformed into a play by Ayn Rand, Ideal is the story of beautiful but tormented actress Kay Gonda. Accused of murder, she is on... More Info
$17.95

Mãn

Vintage Canada | July 7, 2015 | 160 pages
A triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are inextricably entwined, "Man"is a seductive and luminous work of literature from Kim Thuy, whose first book, "Ru," was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, received a Governor General's Literary Award and won the... More Info

Shirley

Plume | July 7, 2015 | 288 pages
Moving into the home of famed writer Shirley Jackson and her college professor husband during the summer of 1964, a graduate student and his pregnant wife forge an uneasy friendship with their hosts that is complicated by Jackson's mercurial nature and her turbulent marriage.  More Info

The Days of Abandonment

Europa Editions Incorporated | October 1, 2014 | 192 pages
"She is among the greatest Italian authors of recent years."-Corriere della Sera "Ferrante dissects the personal microcosm so well, and with awesome lucidity and precision shows us the meanderings of a woman's mind, the suffering that accompanies being abandoned, and the awful rumbling of time... More Info

Language Arts

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | June 9, 2015 | 416 pages
A high school English teacher begins to rise out of the rut his life has fallen into with the help of an art student and an Italian nun. By the best-selling author ofBroken for You. 30,000 first printing.  More Info

The Small Backs of Children

Harper | July 7, 2015 | 240 pages
In a war-torn village in Eastern Europe, an American photographer captures a heart-stopping image: a young girl flying toward the lens, fleeing a fiery explosion that has engulfed her home and family. The image, instantly iconic, garners acclaim and prizes—and, in the United States, becomes a... More Info

Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

May 26, 2015 | 288 pages
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless girl living in an igloo made of garbage bags in Burlington, Vermont. Nearly a year ago, a power plant in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont had a meltdown and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in... More Info

This Godforsaken Place

Brindle and Glass | June 1, 2015 | 240 pages
The year is 1885 and Abigail Peacock is resisting what seems to be an inevitable future--a sensible career as a teacher and marriage to the earnestly attentive local storeowner. But then she buys a rifle, and everything changes. This Godforsaken Place is the absorbing tale of one tenacious... More Info

The Confabulist

June 23, 2015 | 320 pages
From the beloved, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cellist of Sarajevo, a beautiful, suspense-filled novel that uses the life and sudden death of Harry Houdini to weave a magical tale of intrigue, love and illusion. The Confabulist weaves together the life, loves and murder of the world's... More Info

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

The stone canoe and other stories

McDonald & Woodward Pub Co | April 1, 1989 | 151 pages
During the winter when the cold has frozen the evil spirits in the ground, the People of the Rapids are free to tell stories about spirits, honorable deeds, savage wars, and animals who pity people  More Info
$19.99

Unprocessed

William Morrow Paperbacks | June 23, 2015 | 352 pages
Megan Kimble was a twenty-six-year-old living in a small apartment without even a garden plot to her name. But she knew that she cared about where her food came from, how it was made, and what it did to her body—so she decided to go an entire year without eating processed foods. Unprocessed is... More Info

The Festival of Insignificance

Harper | June 23, 2015 | 128 pages
Casting light on the most serious of problems and at the same time saying not one serious sentence; being fascinated by the reality of the contemporary world and at the same time completely avoiding realism—that's The Festival of Insignificance. Readers who know Kundera's earlier books know that... More Info

Reading by Lightning

Goose Lane Editions | May 30, 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

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