Books published by Anchor

Carnage and Culture

Anchor Books | December 11, 2018 | 506 pages
Through vivid depictions of historic battles, the author exposes the connection between the West's superiority on the battlefield and its rise to world dominance, including controversial arguments ignited by the recent works of various historians. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Hockey Dreams

Anchor Canada | December 11, 2018 | 248 pages
With a voice as Canadian as winter, David Adams Richards reflects on the place of hockey in the Canadian soul. The lyrical narrative of Hockey Dreams flows from Richards' boyhood games on the Miramichi to heated debates with university professors who dare to back the wrong team. It examines the... More Info

Lines on the Water

Anchor Canada | January 2, 2018 | 256 pages
In Lines on the Water, David Adams Richards writes eloquently and movingly about his life on the shores of one of the world's great fishing rivers. With the same insight and emotion that have won him praise for his fiction, Richards brings to life a community centred on fly-fishing -- a sport that... More Info
$21.00

School of Velocity

Anchor Canada | June 5, 2018 | 208 pages
**Shortlisted for the 2017 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize **Shortlisted for the 2017 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature **Finalist for the Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors **A CBC Books Best Canadian Debut Novel 2016 **A Guardian (UK) Best Book 2016 **An Observer (UK) Best Book 2016 **An... More Info
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Serial Monogamy

Anchor Canada | June 5, 2018 | 352 pages
What happens when life and ambition collide with betrayal and disease? Sharon's comfortable existence as a novelist, wife and mother to twin daughters is shattered by a cancer diagnosis, and by her husband's affair with a graduate student. The only relief in sight is a new writing project--an... More Info
$18.95

Word Exchange, The

Anchor Books | February 3, 2015 | 384 pages
Professor:  Prof. Brian Greenspan
Course Codes:  DIGH 4002
In a world where the "death of print" has become a near reality, Anana Johnson, an employee at the North American Dictionary of the English Language (NADEL), searches for her missing father and stumbles upon the spiritual home of the written world and a pandemic "word flu." 50,000 first printing.  More Info
$21.95

Ragged Company

Anchor Books | December 11, 2018 | 384 pages
Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and... More Info

Started Early, Took My Dog

Anchor Canada | September 13, 2011 | 352 pages
With Dickensian brilliance, Kate Atkinson creates plots peopled with unlikely heroes and villains. It's a day like any other for security chief Tracy Waterhouse, until she makes a purchase she hadn't bargained for. One moment of madness is all it takes for Tracy's humdrum world to be turned upside... More Info

Case Histories

Anchor Canada | October 12, 2010 | 432 pages
Cambridge is sweltering, during an unusually hot summer. To Jackson Brodie, formar police inspector turned private investigator, the world consists of one accounting sheet - Lost on the left, Found on the right - and the two never seem to balance. Surrounded by death, intrigue and misfortune, his... More Info

One Good Turn

Anchor Canada | September 11, 2007 | 400 pages
Case Histories, once again featuring ex-cop turned private investigator Jackson Brodie. It is summer, it is the Edinburgh Festival. People queuing for a lunchtime show witness a road-rage incident – an incident which changes the lives of everyone involved. Jackson Brodie, ex-army, ex-police,... More Info

The Last Neanderthal

Anchor Canada | April 17, 2018 | 288 pages
"40,000 years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find Girl a mate. However, through hunting... More Info

Birds Art Life

Anchor Canada | March 27, 2018 | 272 pages
"For fans of When Breath Becomes Air and H is for Hawk, an elegant and exuberant memoir about a year of bird-watching, reflection and art--a field guide to things small and significant. For Vladimir Nabokov, it was butterflies. For John Cage, it was mushrooms. For Sylvia Plath, it was bees. Each of... More Info

All Our Wrong Todays

Anchor Canada | February 20, 2018 | 400 pages
There's no such thing as the life you're "supposed" to have. You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we'd have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren's 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk... More Info

The Midwife of Venice

Anchor Canada | March 26, 2013 | 352 pages
At midnight, the dogs, cats, and rats rule Venice. The Ponte di Ghetto Nuovo, the bridge that leads to the ghetto, trembles under the weight of sacks of rotting vegetables, rancid fat, and vermin. Shapeless matter, perhaps animal, floats to the surface of Rio di San Girolamo and hovers on its... More Info

The Underground Railroad

Anchor | January 30, 2018 | 336 pages
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Award Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Longlisted for the Prix M�dicis One of the Best books... More Info

Solitude

Anchor Canada | December 26, 2017 | 272 pages
Governor General's Award-winner Michael Harris explores the profound emotional and intellectual benefits of solitude, and how we may achieve it in our fast-paced world. The capacity to be alone--properly alone--is one of life's subtlest skills. Real solitude is a contented and productive state that... More Info

The Case Against Sugar

Anchor Books | December 5, 2017 | 384 pages
From the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat, a groundbreaking, eye-opening expos� that makes the convincing case that sugar is the tobacco of the new millennium: backed by powerful lobbies, entrenched in our lives, and making us very sick. Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than... More Info

A Case of Exploding Mangoes

Anchor Canada | May 5, 2009 | 336 pages
Teasing, provocative, and very funny, Mohammed Hanif’s debut novel takes one of the subcontinent’s enduring mysteries and out if it spins a tale as rich and colourful as a beggar’s dream. Why did a Hercules C130, the world’s sturdiest plane, carrying Pakistan’s military dictator General... More Info

The General Vs. the President

Anchor | October 3, 2017 | 480 pages
At the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world, when he suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. At a... More Info

The Ice at the Bottom of the World

Anchor | January 1, 1991 | 144 pages
In these ten stories, Mark Richard, winner of the 1990 PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award, emerges as the heir apparent to Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner.  More Info

Perfect

Anchor Canada | September 19, 2017 | 320 pages
From the author of the international bestseller, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, comes another exquisite and emotionally resonant novel about the search for the truth and unconditional love. On a foggy spring morning in 1972, twelve-year-old Byron Hemming and his mother are driving to school... More Info

The Platinum Age of Television

Anchor | September 5, 2017 | 592 pages
Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains--historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves--how the art of must-see/binge-watch television evolved. Darwin... More Info

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017

Anchor | September 5, 2017 | 400 pages
The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 contains twenty breathtaking stories--by a vibrant mix of established and emerging writers--selected by the series editor from the thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year. The collection includes essays by the three eminent guest jurors on... More Info

Nine Women, One Dress

Anchor Canada | July 25, 2017 | 272 pages
A charming, hilarious, sweet-as-candy romp of a debut novel that brings together nine unrelated women, each touched by the same little black dress that weaves through their lives, bringing a little magic with it. Natalie is a Bloomingdale's sales girl mooning over her lawyer ex-boyfriend who's... More Info

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
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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
$23.00

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

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 | December 11, 2018 | 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

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

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

Operating Instructions

Anchor | December 11, 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 | December 11, 2018 | 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 | December 11, 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 | December 11, 2018 | 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 | December 11, 2018 | 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

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

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