Category: Literature - international

Alena

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
A modern adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's classic Rebecca finds aspiring Midwestern assistant curator Venice Biennale haunted by the legacy of her predecessor when she takes a job at a cutting-edge art museum on Cape Cod whose staff is devoted to preserving the memory and methods of the... 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

The Skeleton Cupboard

April 7, 2015 | 304 pages
In my session with Imogen, the words were still not coming. I had to move past my own frustration and relax. But it is very hard to relax when you are looking into the eyes of a mute little girl who wants to be dead. You don't want to relax; you want to pull her into your arms, hold her and then... More Info

Inside the O'Briens

Gallery Books | April 7, 2015 | 352 pages
From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes a powerful new novel that does for Huntington’s Disease what her debut Still Alice did for Alzheimer’s. Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of... More Info

The Children's Crusade

Scribner | April 7, 2015 | 448 pages
From the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, a sweeping, masterful new novel that explores the secrets and desires, the remnant wounds and saving graces of one California family, over the course of five decades. Bill Blair finds the land by accident,... More Info

Matrons and Madams

Dundurn Group | April 11, 2015 | 328 pages
Based on a true story, "Matrons and Madams" is a sprawling saga of a schoolteacher-turned-madam and lady superintendent of a hospital who join forces to combat the rampant venereal disease that spreads throughout Alberta once soldiers return from the Great War and also to improve the lives of the... More Info

Everything Is Illuminated

April 14, 2015 | 288 pages
With only a yellowing photograph in hand, a young man - also named Jonathan Safran Foer - sets out to find the woman who might or might not have saved his grandfather from the Nazis. Accompanied by an old man haunted by memories of the war, an amorous dog named Sammy Davis, Junior, Junior, and the... More Info

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

Penguin Press | March 24, 2015 | 240 pages
Keeping his deathbed promise to his father—to free the small town of Mir Ali in Pakistan's Tribal Areas from oppressors—Hayat is forced to make terrible choices during a single morning when his brother Sikander and his troubled wife, Mina, are taken hostage by members of the Taliban.  More Info

The Architect's Apprentice

Viking Press | March 31, 2015 | 432 pages
In 1540 Istanbul, 12-year-old Jahan, an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie who cares for an exceptionally smart elephant named Chota, is taken under the wing of the empire's chief architect and bears witness to the creation of some of the most magnificent buildings in history. By the author of... More Info
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Meet Me Halfway

April 21, 2015 | 202 pages
When Johnquell, an African American teen, suffers a serious accident in the home of his white neighbor, Mrs. Czernicki, his community must find ways to bridge divisions between black and white, gay and straight, old and young. Set in one of the nation’s most highly segregated cities—Milwaukee,... More Info

Reunion of Ghosts

March 24, 2015 | 384 pages
How do three sisters write a single suicide note? This is the riddle the Alter sisters-Lady, Vee and Delph-pose at the outset of this darkly funny novel as they finalize their plans to collectively end their lives on New Year's Eve, 1999. Their reasons are not theirs alone, and they prove that the... More Info

Dept. of Speculation

Vintage Books | February 23, 2017 | 179 pages
Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply “the wife,” once exchanged love... More Info

Binary Star

January 13, 2015 | 172 pages
An intense, elegiac portrait of young lovers as they battle personal afflictions, toy with veganarchism, and traverse the American countryside.  More Info

The Other Joseph

March 21, 2015 | 280 pages
In the tradition of Russell Banks and Jim Harrison, Skip Horack masterfully depicts a life driven off the rails by tragedy and sin -- a man now summoned by the legacy of a beloved, lost brother to embark on a journey in search of understanding, happiness, and redemption.  More Info

The Last Days of Video

Soft Skull Press | March 17, 2015 | 304 pages
The video stores are dying. But most of you don't care. You've got your Netflix and your Redbox and your DVR, so why deal with VHS tapes or scratched DVDs? Why deal with the grumpy guy at the worn-down independent video store? Well that grumpy guy is Waring Wax, and he's usually too drunk to worry... More Info

Alice and the Fly

Hodder & Stoughton | January 15, 2015 | 336 pages
This is a book about phobias and obsessions, isolation and dark corners. It's about families, friendships, and carefully preserved secrets. But above everything else it's about love. Finding love - in any of its forms - and nurturing it. Miss Hayes has a new theory. She thinks my condition's caused... More Info

Glow

Sceptre | February 23, 2017 | 249 pages
With GLOW, Ned Beauman has reinvented the international conspiracy thriller for a new generation. A hostage exchange outside a police station in Pakistan. A botched defection in an airport hotel in New Jersey. A test of loyalty at an abandoned resort in the Burmese jungle. A boy and a girl locking... More Info

Her

Little, Brown | January 6, 2015 | 272 pages
You don't remember her--but she remembers you. Two different women; two different worlds. On the face of it, Emma and Nina have very little in common. Isolated and exhausted by early motherhood, Emma finds her confidence is fading fast. Nina is sophisticated and assured, a successful artist who... More Info

Watch Me Go

Putnam Adult | January 22, 2015 | 320 pages
When Douglas "Deesh" Sharp, who hauls junk for cash, heads upstate to dispose of a sealed oil drum, he unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in the murders of three white men, until he meets a female jockey who could save him from a life behind bars.  More Info

Trigger Warning

William Morrow | February 3, 2015 | 352 pages
From one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved storytellers of our time comes a major new collection of stories and verse "We each have our little triggers . . . things that wait for us in the dark corridors of our lives." So says Neil Gaiman in his introduction to Trigger Warning, a... More Info

The Little Old Lady Strikes Again

March 17, 2015 | 416 pages
Martha Andersson and the League of Pensioners have left behind their dreary old-age home in Stockholm and are headed for the bright lights of Las Vegas. This is their chance at a new lease on life, and they plan to make the most of it. But before long they are up to their old tricks, plotting to... More Info

Lucky Alan

Doubleday | February 24, 2015 | 176 pages
Nine short tales by the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist vacillate between reality and surrealism and include the stories "Pending Vegan," "The King of Sentences" and "The Porn Critic."  More Info

The Buried Giant

March 3, 2015 | 304 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

All My Puny Sorrows

Random House Canada | February 24, 2015 | 336 pages
Miriam Toews is beloved for her irresistible voice, for mingling laughter and heartwrenching poignancy like no other writer. In her most passionate novel yet, she brings us the riveting story of two sisters, and a love that illuminates life. You won't forget Elf and Yoli, two smart and loving... More Info

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Back Bay Books | March 10, 2015 | 352 pages
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man's search for meaning. Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to... More Info
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Wizard of Their Age A

January 1, 2015 | 256 pages
A collection of student essays that captures the passionate engagement their generation brings to the Harry Potter phenomenon.  More Info

When the Doves Disappeared

February 14, 2015 | 100 pages
From the internationally acclaimed author of Purge comes a chillingly suspenseful, deftly woven new novel that opens up a little-known yet still controversial chapter of history: the occupation, resistance, and collaboration in Estonia during and after World War II. 1941: In Communist-ruled,... More Info

How Should a Person Be?

February 23, 2017 | 306 pages
Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, and selected as a New York Times Notable Book and Huffington Post Best Book From the internationally acclaimed author of The Middle Stories and Ticknor comes a bold interrogation into the possibility of a beautiful life. How Should a Person Be? is a... More Info

Vanishing Girls

HarperCollins | March 10, 2015 | 368 pages
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident. Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara... More Info

Torpor

Semiotext | January 16, 2015 | 312 pages
Sylvie wanted to believe that misery could simply be replaced with happiness. Time was a straight line, stretching out before you. If you could create a golden kind of time and lay it right beside the other time, the time of horror, Bad History could just recede into the distance without ever... More Info
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JD

March 24, 2015 | 272 pages
Thirty years after Jonathan Ascher's death, Martha finally opens her husband's journals and discovers his secret affairs with men as well as his all-absorbing passion for their deceased son, Mickey. Through the dysfunctional marriage between Martha and Jonathan Ascher as well as the story of... More Info

Barefoot Dogs

Scribner | March 10, 2015 | 160 pages
An unforgettable debut of linked stories that follow the members and retinue of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile after the patriarch is kidnapped. On an unremarkable night, José Victoriano Arteaga—the head of a thriving Mexico City family—vanishes on his way home from work. The... More Info

The Last Word

Scribner | March 10, 2015 | 304 pages
“Hanif Kureishi’s best novel since The Buddha of Suburbia” (The Independent, UK): a mischievous, wickedly funny, and intellectually deft story about a young biographer and the famous and reclusive novelist who is his subject. Mamoon Azam is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career... More Info

The Lie

Grove Press | March 17, 2015 | 304 pages
Returning to his Cornwell fishing hometown after surviving World War I, Daniel is haunted by memories of his closest friend and his first love before suffering the unforeseen consequences of a lie. By the award-winning author of The Siege. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

Know Your Beholder

Little, Brown | March 3, 2015 | 352 pages
From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about a musician climbing back from rock bottom. As winter deepens in snowbound Pollard, Illinois, thirty-something Francis Falbo is holed up in his attic apartment, recovering from a series of traumas: his mother's death, his... More Info

The Bookseller

Harper | March 3, 2015 | 352 pages
A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, The Bookseller follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams. Nothing is as permanent as it appears . . . Denver, 1962: Kitty Miller has come to terms... More Info

The Ever After of Ashwin Rao

February 24, 2015 | 384 pages
A national bestseller and finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao is a stunning new work set among families of those who lost loved ones in the 1985 Air India bombing, registering the unexpected reverberations of this tragedy in the lives of its survivors. In 2004,... More Info

Redeployment

Penguin Group USA | February 24, 2015 | 304 pages
Winner of the 2014 National Book Award Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear,... More Info
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A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance

February 1, 2015 | 56 pages
"Fasten your chastity belts, ladies and gentlemen, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride." From his legendary birth in a snowbank in northwestern Manitoba, through his metamorphosis to citizen-artist of the world, polyglot, playwright, pianist, storyteller, and irreverent disciple of the Trickster, Tomson... More Info

The Farm

Grand Central Publishing | February 24, 2015 | 400 pages
The new international bestseller from the author of phenomenal Child 44 trilogy... The Farm If you refuse to believe me, I will no longer consider you my son. Daniel believed that his parents were enjoying a peaceful retirement on a remote farm in Sweden. But with a single phone call, everything... More Info

Rough Paradise

May 31, 2014 | 130 pages
Born with an Intersex condition in a rough, working-class city, the harassment and hate Terry Tomey experiences for being bi-gendered and Two-Spirit drives them to the brink of suicide—yet they are saved by the love and acceptance of Darla. The two incur the wrath of their families and their... More Info

The Night Drummer

April 15, 2015 | 229 pages
The Night Drummer is the story of two teenage friendsÂ--white, middle-class Peter Ellis, and Otis James, a native boy adopted by an older evangelical Christian couple. Peter and Otis grow up in small town Ontario in the 1970s, and the novel follows them through their high school years where both... More Info

The Enchanted

Harper Perennial | February 24, 2015 | 272 pages
For the narrator locked inside an ancient prison, waiting for death, life is full of magic, from the golden horses that stampede underground to the tiny men who hammer away inside the stone walls. That the enchanted place is a death row matters less to him than the people he watches from the bars... More Info

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Collins | May 23, 2006 | 336 pages
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep South -- and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred One of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird has been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty... More Info

In Every Way

Counterpoint | February 1, 2015 | 256 pages
Spending the summer in the sleepy coastal town of Beaufort to keep close watch on the couple she chose to adopt her daughter, a 19-year-old Chapel Hill college student accepts a position as their nanny and ingratiates herself into the family with the chaotic fervor of a mother separated from her... More Info

Cloudstreet

Pan Macmillan Adult | November 25, 2014 | 448 pages
"A generous watery epic...Winton is just one of the best." --Independent Cloudstreet -- a broken-down house of former glories on the wrong side of the tracks, a place teeming with memoires of its own, a place of shudders and shadows and spirits. From separate catastrophes, two families flee to the... More Info

A Complicated Kindness

Random House of Canada Limited | May 1, 2007 | 256 pages
Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City’s East Village. Instead she’s trapped in East Village, Manitoba, a small town whose population is Mennonite: “the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you’re a teenager.”... More Info

Welcome to Braggsville

William Morrow | February 17, 2015 | 384 pages
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 bold new writer... More Info

This House Is Not for Sale

Harper | February 3, 2015 | 192 pages
The award-winning author of Voice of America paints a vivid, fully imagined portrait of an extraordinary African family and the house that holds them together. A powerful tale of family and community, This House Is Not for Sale brings to life an African neighborhood and one remarkable house, seen... More Info

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