Category: Literature - international

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

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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 | April 24, 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 | April 24, 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

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