Books published by Anchor

Mouthing the Words

Anchor Canada | June 6, 2017 | 240 pages
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A God in Ruins

Anchor Canada | December 29, 2015 | 400 pages
The stunning companion to Kate Atkinson's #1 bestseller Life After Life, "one of the best novels I've read this century" (Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl). Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life explored the possibility of infinite chances, following Ursula Todd as she lived through the... More Info

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Anchor Canada | September 14, 2004 | 560 pages
One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some... More Info

Homegoing

Anchor Canada | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
"Homegoing is an inspiration." --Ta-Nehisi Coates An unforgettable New York Times bestseller of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career:... More Info

Eating Well for Optimum Health

Anchor | April 18, 2017 | 320 pages
At last, a book about eating (and eating well) for health -- from Dr. Andrew Weil, the brilliantly innovative and greatly respected doctor who has been instrumental in transforming the way Americans think about health. Now Dr. Weil -- whose nationwide best-sellers Spontaneous Healing and Eight... More Info

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places

Anchor Books | April 4, 2017 | 464 pages
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1989, and in paperback by Plume, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., New York, in 1990"--Title page verso.  More Info

Nostalgia

Anchor Canada | February 28, 2017 | 272 pages
"From one of Canada's most celebrated writers, two-time Giller Prize winner Moyez Vassanji, comes a taut, ingenuous and dynamic novel about a future where eternal life is possible, and identities can be chosen. In the indeterminate future in an unnamed western city, physical impediments to... More Info

The Folded Clock

Anchor | March 1, 2016 | 304 pages
A New York Times Notable Book Rereading her childhood diaries, Heidi Julavits hoped to find incontrovertible proof that she was always destined to be a writer. Instead, they "revealed me to possess the mind of a phobic tax auditor." Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily... More Info

Dark Money

Anchor Books | January 24, 2017 | 576 pages
Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax... More Info
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Nothing Like Love

Anchor Canada | January 3, 2017 | 432 pages
A sparkling, witty and confident debut from a rising Canadian star whose Trinidadian roots and riotous storytelling heritage inform her completely delightful novel. It is 1974 in the town of Chance, Trinidad--home to a colourful cast of cane farmers, rum-drinkers, scandal-mongers . . . and a bright... More Info

The Kite Runner

Anchor Canada | July 21, 2017 | 400 pages
An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present day. The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy Afghan youth and the son of his father's servant,... More Info
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Black Flags

Anchor | September 6, 2016 | 384 pages
WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION "A Best Book of 2015"--The New York Times, The Washington Post, People Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Kansas City Star, and Kirkus Reviews In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the... More Info
$21.00

This Is Happy

Anchor Canada | September 6, 2016 | 288 pages
'"All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them,' Isak Dinesen once said. Sorrows are all pain otherwise, pain without sense or meaning. But joys, too, it seems to me, need their context. And sometimes their coexistence needs to be borne. The coexistence or... More Info
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Operating Instructions

Anchor | July 21, 1993 | 251 pages
A single mother and writer grappling alone with the problems of a newborn baby presents a vivid account of the confusion, joys, sorrows, and struggles of the first year in her son's life. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

The Taliban Shuffle

Anchor | July 21, 2017 | 302 pages
A wisecracking foreign correspondent recounts her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan while sharing cautionary observations about the region in its first post-Taliban years and the responsibilities of the U.S. and NATO.  More Info

A Little Life

Anchor Books | January 1, 2016 | 832 pages
NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST SHORT-LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE Brace yourself for the most astonishing, challenging, upsetting, and profoundly moving book in many a season. An epic about love and friendship in the twenty-first century that goes into some of the darkest places fiction has ever... More Info

Missoula

Anchor Books | January 1, 2016 | 416 pages
In these pages, acclaimed journalist Jon Krakauer investigates a spate of campus rapes that occurred in Missoula over a four-year period. Taking the town as a case study for a crime that is sadly prevalent throughout the nation, Krakauer documents the experiences of five victims: their fear and... More Info

Black Mass

Anchor Canada | July 8, 2008 | 256 pages
Fascinating, enlightening, and epic in scope, Black Mass looks at the historic and modern faces of Utopian ideology: Society’s Holy Grail, but at what price? During the last century global politics was shaped by Utopian projects. Pursuing a dream of a world without evil, powerful states waged war... More Info

And Home Was Kariakoo

Anchor Canada | October 8, 2015 | 400 pages
Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving land. From a description of Zanzibar and its evolution to a visit to a slave-market town at Lake Tanganyika; from an encounter with a witchdoctor in an old coastal village to... More Info

Troublesome Young Men

Anchor Canada | May 13, 2008 | 448 pages
Acclaimed historian Lynne Olson’s collective biography explores one of the most important turning points in 20th-century history – the months leading up to Winston Churchill’s accession to Prime Minister and the decisive turning of the tide in Britain against the appeasement of Hitler. They... 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 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

The journey of Ibn Fattouma

Anchor | July 21, 1992 | 148 pages
First published in Arabic in 1983, this brief but powerful parable is presented as the journal of a traveler known as Ibn Fattouma. A mystical, lyrical Pilgrim's Progress set in a mythical, timeless Middle East, by the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature.  More Info

A Walk in the Woods

Anchor Canada | July 21, 2017 | 289 pages
God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from... More Info

Keeper'n Me

Anchor Books | July 21, 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
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We Should All Be Feminists

Anchor Books | February 1, 2015 | 64 pages
In this personal, eloquently-argued essay--adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name--Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Drawing extensively... More Info

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches

Anchor Canada | December 30, 2014 | 320 pages
"One of the most remarkable creations in recent literature" (USA Today), Flavia de Luce, is back in Alan Bradley's New York Times-bestselling mystery series. Bishop's Lacey is never short of two things: Mysteries to solve and pre-adolescent detectives to solve them.  More Info

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Anchor Canada | November 10, 2009 | 400 pages
Winner of the 2007 Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger A delightfully dark English mystery, featuring precocious young sleuth Flavia de Luce and her eccentric family. The summer of 1950 hasn’t offered up anything out of the ordinary for eleven-year-old Flavia de Luce: bicycle explorations... More Info

Bark

Anchor Canada | October 28, 2014 | 208 pages
"The glory of Moore's writing isn't simply that it toys with our expectations; it is that--like life itself--it turns them on their heads and gives them a good hard shake. . . . A long time in coming, Bark is a reminder--if one was needed--that when it comes to writing stories, Moore is still ahead... More Info

Emancipation Day

Anchor Canada | November 4, 2014 | 336 pages
"Grady's novel reads with the velvety tempo of the jazz music of its day. . . . Grady fearlessly explores heated race relations and the masks we all assume." Chatelaine With his curly black hair and his wicked grin, everyone swoons and thinks of Frank Sinatra when Navy musician Jackson Lewis takes... More Info

Desert Queen

Anchor | July 21, 2017 | 425 pages
Recounts the life of Gertrude Bell, an Englishwoman adventurer in the style of Beryl Markham and Isak Dinesen, who explored parts of the Arab world around the time of World War I and helped create the modern Middle East. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Happy City

Anchor Canada | November 11, 2014 | 368 pages
"Happy City is not only readable but stimulating. It raises issues most of us have avoided for too long. Do we live in neighbourhoods that make us happy? That is not a silly question. Montgomery encourages us to ask it without embarrassment, and to think intelligently about the answer." --The New... More Info

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014

Anchor Books | September 9, 2014 | 480 pages
Collects 20 O. Henry Prize-winning stories, which are accompanied by essays from the eminent jurors on their favorites, observations from the winning writers on what inspired them and an extensive resource list of magazines. Original. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

The Beautiful and the Damned

Anchor Canada | September 2, 2014 | 272 pages
"Deb's work has been compared to Naipaul's, but his voice is unique, more honest, a gaze refreshingly different. . . . As subtle and sensitive as it is shocking and significant, you will not read a better book on the 'human' face of globalization this year." The Globe and Mail In 2004, after six... More Info

Robert Oppenheimer

Anchor Books | March 11, 2014 | 880 pages
Robert Oppenheimer was among the most brilliant and divisive of men. As head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, he oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb—a breakthrough that was to have eternal ramifications for mankind and that made Oppenheimer... More Info

The Child's Child

Anchor Canada | June 3, 2014 | 320 pages
"In the hands of Vine . . . the book-within-a-book strategy evolves into something infinitely more intricate--a sinister, constantly shifting Rubik's Cube of motives, betrayals, and violence." --Entertainment Weekly When their grandmother dies, Grace and Andrew Easton inherit her sprawling,... More Info

Revenants

Anchor Books | July 21, 2017 | 294 pages
The year is 1689. Situated on the northern boundary of the Massachusetts Bay colony, the town of Cold Marsh is a place of secrets, a village characterized by repression and guilt. Fourteen years have passed since the outbreak of King Philip's War and darkness has come to the Cold Marsh. Two of the... More Info

The Color Master

Anchor Books | April 22, 2014 | 240 pages
A volume of tales by the best-selling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake features characters who pursue connections through love, sex and family, including a golden-haired girl who appears in an orchard to apple-eating attendants, a woman who cannot resume normal life after sharing a... More Info

The Hungry Ghosts

Anchor Canada | April 1, 2014 | 384 pages
"A novel of raw human longing. . . . his stripped-down prose focuses on the deeply personal with precision and insight. . . . Selvadurai's work reminds me that the contemporary novel doesn't necessarily have to resort to thrills or high jinks in order to find its usefulness.  More Info

Into the wild

Anchor | August 21, 2007 | 224 pages
A portrait of Chris McCandless chronicles his decision to withdraw from society and adopt the persona of Alexander Supertramp, offering insight into his beliefs about the wilderness and his tragic death in the Alaskan wilderness. Reissue. (A Paramount Vantage film, written & directed by Sean... More Info

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Anchor Canada | May 18, 2004 | 240 pages
International Bestseller #1 National Bestseller in Canada Foreign rights have been sold to the UK, Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Japan, Greece, Finland, Denmark, Holland and Brazil. Film rights have been bought by Hey Day (the makers of Harry Potter) together with Brad Grey (producer of The... More Info

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

Anchor Canada | October 1, 2013 | 288 pages
Psychopath. The word conjures up images of serial killers, rapists, suicide bombers, gangsters. But think again: you could probably benefit from being a little more psychopathic yourself. Psychologist Kevin Dutton has made a speciality of psychopathy, and is on first-name terms with many notorious... More Info

The Magic of Saida

Anchor Canada | August 6, 2013 | 320 pages
"The Magic of Saida is the sort of novel that, upon finishing, one wants to immediately read again, to examine, to study just how Vasssanji works his narrative magic, and to allow oneself to savour it just that little bit longer." —The Globe and Mail The Magic of Saida tells the haunting story of... More Info

Sleeping Funny

Anchor Canada | July 2, 2013 | 320 pages
"A satisfying mix of straightforward realism and grounded fantastic, and shows the writer at her best . . . . An accomplished collection of tender, witty writing." —National Post Sleeping Funny is a rare book--a debut that introduces a mature writer in full possession of her powers, one who... More Info

Good to a Fault

Anchor Canada | June 4, 2013 | 400 pages
Marina Endicott's critically and commercially beloved novel, published for the first time by Anchor Canada. In a moment of self-absorption, Clara Purdy's life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat-up car carrying an itinerant family of six. The Gage family had been travelling to a... More Info

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Anchor Canada | June 4, 2013 | 384 pages
Recently retired, sweet, emotionally numb Harold Fry is jolted out of his passivity by a letter from Queenie Hennessy, an old friend, who he hasn't heard from in twenty years. She has written to say she is in hospice and wanted to say goodbye. Leaving his tense, bitter wife Maureen to her chores,... More Info

The Blondes

Anchor Canada | June 4, 2013 | 400 pages
A breakout novel for a young writer whose last book was shortlisted for the Trillium Prize alongside Anne Michaels and Margaret Atwood, and whom the Toronto Star called a "force of nature." Hazel Hayes is a graduate student living in New York City when she learns that she is pregnant from an... More Info

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Anchor Canada | April 2, 2013 | 512 pages
Two systems drive the way we think and make choices, Daniel Kahneman explains: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Examining how both systems function within the mind, Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities as well as the... More Info

Agamemnon's Daughter

Anchor Canada | April 2, 2013 | 272 pages
Now in paperback, one of the novels that garnered Kadare the inaugural Man Booker International Prize for fiction, plus two stunning new stories. Agamemnon's Daughteris an impeccably crafted, psychologically incisive tale of a disappointed lover's odyssey through a single day and his gradual... More Info

A Visit from the Goon Squad

Anchor | March 22, 2011 | 340 pages
Working side-by-side for a record label, former punk rocker Bennie Salazar and the passionate Sasha hide illicit secrets from one another while interacting with a motley assortment of equally troubled people from 1970s San Francisco to the post-war future.  More Info

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