Books published by Harper Perennial

Tribe

Harper Perennial | June 20, 2017 | 192 pages
Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society There are ancient tribal behaviours—loyalty, interdependency, cooperation—that flourish in... More Info

The Mandibles

Harper Perennial | June 20, 2017 | 432 pages
From Lionel Shriver, the acclaimed author of the National Book Award finalist So Much for That and the international bestseller We Need to Talk About Kevin, comes a striking new novel about family, money and global economic crisis The year is 2029, and nothing is as it should be. The very essence... More Info

The Summer Guest

Harper Perennial | May 23, 2017 | 400 pages
The translator of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Alison Anderson, delivers a remarkable literary novel—with a stunning conclusion—inspired by historical events, in which a diary weaves together the lives of three women: a dying doctor who befriends Anton Chekhov in the late 19th century, a... More Info

Smoke

Harper Perennial | June 6, 2017 | 448 pages
“Dan Vyleta has conjured a rich and surprising counter-history, an England saturated with a substance so potent and evocative it vaults instantly into the pantheon that includes the dust of Philip Pullman, the soma of George Orwell and the opium of Amitav Ghosh. Smoke is enthralling.” —Robin... More Info

Away with Words

Harper Perennial | June 13, 2017 | 336 pages
Fast Company reporter Joe Berkowitz investigates the bizarre and hilarious world of pun competitions from the Punderdome 3000 in Brooklyn to the World competition in Austin. When Joe Berkowitz witnessed his first Punderdome competition, it felt wrong in the best way. Something impossible seemed to... More Info

The Sense of Wonder

Harper Perennial | May 30, 2017 | 112 pages
Featuring stunning new photographs, many in color, and an updated design, this special reissue of Rachel Carson's award-winning classic--originally published by Harper & Row in 1965--encourages sharing the miracle of nature with children.  More Info

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle - Tenth Anniversary Edition

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 432 pages
A beautiful deluxe trade paperback edition celebrating the 10th anniversary of Barbara Kingsolver's New York Times bestseller, which describes her family's adventure as they move to a farm in southern Appalachia and realign their lives with the local food chain. Since its publication in 2007,... More Info

The Jane Austen Project

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 384 pages
Perfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world's most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel. London, 1815: Two... More Info

The Bridge Ladies

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life. After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to... More Info

The Killing Game

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 304 pages
On January 21, 2015, a pro-ISIS Twitter account reported that John Maguire, a twenty-three-year-old university dropout from the Ottawa Valley town of Kemptville, had been killed fighting Kurds in the Syrian city of Kobani. A few weeks before, Maguire had appeared in a YouTube video threatening... More Info

A Good Death

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 432 pages
We can’t avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions will have the right to ask for a doctor’s help in ending their lives. That much is... More Info

This Is Not My Life

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 368 pages
“Never once in my life had I dreamed of being in bed with a convicted killer.” For almost six turbulent years, award-winning writer Diane Schoemperlen was involved with a prison inmate serving a life sentence for second-degree murder. The relationship surprised no one more than her. How do you... More Info

Canada

Harper Perennial | May 2, 2017 | 432 pages
"First, I’ll tell about the robbery our parents committed. Then the murders, which happened later.” So begins Canada, the unforgettable story of Dell Parsons, a young man forced by catastrophic circumstances to reconcile himself to a world rendered unrecognizable. Spirited across the Montana... More Info

The Illegal

Harper Perennial | April 25, 2017 | 400 pages
#1 national bestseller by the author of The Book of Negroes Winner of the CBC’s Canada Reads Longlisted for the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award A CBC, Globe and Mail, and National Post Best Book of the Year Winner of the CBC Canada Reads competition, Maclean’s calls The Illegal “a... More Info

Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All

Harper Perennial | April 25, 2017 | 312 pages
A madcap new novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author Jonas Jonasson, author of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden A GANGSTER, A VICAR AND A RECEPTIONIST WALK INTO A BAR . . . Killer-for-hire Anders is fresh out of prison and trying... More Info

Station Eleven

Harper Perennial | April 11, 2017 | 352 pages
Winner of the Toronto Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist for the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the Sunburst Award Longlisted for the Baileys Prize and for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A New York Times and Globe and Mail bestseller The... More Info

LaRose

Harper Perennial | April 25, 2017 | 400 pages
In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice,... More Info

Return to Love

Harper Perennial | March 15, 1996 | 336 pages
Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace. Williamson reveals how we each can become a... More Info

Terrible Virtue

Harper Perennial | March 21, 2017 | 288 pages
In the spirit of The Paris Wife and Loving Frank, the provocative and compelling story of one of the most fascinating and influential figures of the twentieth century: Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood—an indomitable woman who, more than any other, and at great personal cost,... More Info

Rightful Heritage

Harper Perennial | March 14, 2017 | 784 pages
The acclaimed, award-winning historian—“America’s new past master” (Chicago Tribune)—examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal. Douglas Brinkley’s The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt’s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234... More Info

The Three Sisters Bar and Hotel

Harper Perennial | March 7, 2017 | 480 pages
A landmark novel of the Canadian West from one of Canada’s most accomplished writers, author of The Ghost Brush and Fables of Brunswick Avenue It is 1911, and the coming of the railroad to the Canadian Rockies brings a parade of newcomers to the Bow Valley—coal miners, scientists, runaway... More Info

Their Finest

Harper Perennial | February 14, 2017 | 464 pages
From the author of the acclaimed Crooked Heart comes another “smart, funny, ingenious, revealing tale of London life during the Second World War” (The Independent)—longlisted for the Orange Prize upon its original publication in England. It is 1940. France has fallen, and only a narrow strip... More Info

100 Million Years of Food

Harper Perennial | January 31, 2017 | 320 pages
In the vein of Jared Diamond and Michael Pollan, a fascinating new exploration of what we eat and how we live, and the health consequences of denying our complicated evolutionary history with food There are few areas of modern life that offer as much contradictory information and prescriptive... More Info

Only One Year

Harper Perennial | January 24, 2017 | 304 pages
After the success of her New York Times-bestselling childhood memoir Twenty Letters to a Friend, Josef Stalin’s daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva—subject of Rosemary Sullivan’s critically acclaimed biography Stalin’s Daughter—penned this riveting account of her year-long journey to defect from... More Info

Dream Cities

Harper Perennial | January 24, 2017 | 336 pages
From the acclaimed landscape designer, historian and author of American Eden, a lively, unique, and accessible cultural history of modern cities—from suburbs, downtown districts, and exurban sprawl, to shopping malls and “sustainable” developments—that allows us to view them through the... More Info
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The Golden Son

Harper Perennial | January 3, 2017 | 432 pages
An instant bestseller in Canada, The Golden Son is a “sensitive and intelligent work” with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honour and tradition, in which two childhood friends must balance the expectations of their culture and their families with the desires of their own... More Info

Anam Cara

Harper Perennial | October 21, 1998 | 256 pages
Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging John O'Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination.  More Info
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28 Barbary Lane

Harper Perennial | December 6, 2016 | 768 pages
Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels—the first three of which are collected in this omnibus volume—have earned a unique niche in American literature and are considered indelible documents of cultural change from the seventies through the first two decades of the new... More Info
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Goodbye Barbary Lane

Harper Perennial | December 6, 2016 | 880 pages
By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Armistead Maupin's bestselling Tales of the City novels—the final three of which are collected in this third omnibus volume—stand as an incomparable blend of great storytelling and incisive social commentary on American culture from the seventies through... More Info
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Antelope Woman

Harper Perennial | November 29, 2016 | 336 pages
This updated edition of National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich’s 1998 novel now features fascinating new content, a new title, new cover art, and a new foreword by the author—a riveting story that explores tensions between Native American and white... More Info
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Only the Dead Know Burbank

Harper Perennial | October 18, 2016 | 400 pages
With Lon Cheney and Boris Karloff among its characters, this sweeping and stylish love letter to the golden age of horror cinema tells the wonderful, tragic story of Maddy Ulm. It takes readers through her rise from the complicated shadows of Berlin’s first experiments with expressionist cinema... More Info
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After the Fireworks

Harper Perennial | October 4, 2016 | 432 pages
From one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley, comes his great novella, set in Rome, about a writer’s affair with a mysterious young fan—now back in print for the first time in the U.S. in more than seventy years and also featuring two other acclaimed short works,... More Info

Wasting Time on the Internet

Harper Perennial | August 23, 2016 | 224 pages
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The Fires of Jubilee

Harper Perennial | April 11, 1990 | 208 pages
The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War.  More Info

A People's History of the United States

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | November 17, 2015 | 768 pages
With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history. Since its original landmark... More Info
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Twenty Letters to a Friend

Harper Perennial | June 21, 2016 | 304 pages
In this riveting, New York Times-bestselling memoir—first published by Harper in 1967—Svetlana Alliluyeva, subject of Rosemary Sullivan’s critically acclaimed biography, Stalin’s Daughter, describes the surreal experience of growing up in the Kremlin in the shadow of her father, Joseph... More Info

Life

Harper Perennial | February 23, 2016 | 304 pages
The newest addition to John Brockman’s Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world’s leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists—including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson. Scientists’ understanding of life is... More Info

Lullabies for Little Criminals

Harper Perennial | April 5, 2016 | 368 pages
Heather O’Neill’s critically acclaimed debut novel, with a new introduction from the author to celebrate its ten-year anniversary Baby, all of thirteen years old, is lost in the gangly, coltish moment between childhood and the strange pulls and temptations of the adult world. Her mother is... More Info

The Time Of Your Life

Harper Perennial | April 5, 2016 | 320 pages
In this candid and engaging book, Margaret Trudeau, author of the #1 bestselling memoir Changing My Mind, offers women an inspirational and practical approach to creating a healthy, happy, secure and satisfying future life. From dating and online romance to health practices and financial planning,... More Info

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

Harper Perennial | April 5, 2016 | 416 pages
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a quirky, humorous and heart-warming story about growing old disgracefully – and breaking all the rules along the way! Seventy-nine-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping the dull, drab life of the retirement home. With... More Info

Driving the King

Harper Perennial | January 19, 2016 | 352 pages
A daring and brilliant novel that explores race and class in 1950s America, witnessed through the experiences of Nat King Cole and his driver, Nat Weary. The war is over, the soldiers are returning, and Nat King Cole is back in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama, for a rare performance. His... More Info

Terms of Service

Harper Perennial | March 8, 2016 | 448 pages
Social networking has grown into a staple of modern society, but its continued evolution is becoming increasingly detrimental to our lives. Shifts in communication and privacy are affecting us more than we realize or understand.  More Info

Brain vs. Machine

Harper Perennial | October 6, 2015 | 528 pages
As the world becomes ever more dominated by technology, John Brockman’s latest addition to the acclaimed and bestselling “Edge Question Series” asks more than 175 leading scientists, philosophers, and artists: What do you think about machines that think? The development of artificial... More Info

Lit

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 464 pages
Lit is about getting drunk and getting sober; becoming a mother by letting go of a mother; learning to write by learning to live. Written with Karr's relentless honesty, unflinching self-scrutiny, and irreverent, lacerating humor, it is a truly electrifying story of how to grow up—as only Mary... More Info

Black Boy

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 448 pages
Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a "drunkard," hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was surrounded on one side by whites who were either... More Info

Alas, Babylon

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 368 pages
"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just... More Info

Crazy Heart

Harper Perennial | September 29, 2015 | 336 pages
At the age of fifty-seven, Bad Blake is on his last legs. His weight, his ticker, his liver, even his pick-up truck are all giving him trouble. A renowned songwriter and "picker" who hasn't recorded in five years, Bad now travels the countryside on gigs that take him mostly to motels and bowling... More Info

A Guide for the Perplexed

Harper Perennial | November 17, 2015 | 176 pages
An inspired critique of modern materialistic values and a road map for achieving one's true, higher potential from "one of the wisest minds of our time."* "This is what my life has been leading to," said the maverick economist E. F. Schumacher upon completing A Guide for the Perplexed, his... More Info

That Other Me

Harper Perennial | January 26, 2016 | 384 pages
From the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Sand Fish, Maha Gargash’s second novel is set in mid-1990s Dubai and Cairo and tells the story of how secrets and betrayals consume three members—an authoritarian father, a rebellious abandoned daughter, and a vulnerable niece—of a... More Info

The Evening Chorus

Harper Perennial | February 2, 2016 | 304 pages
The brilliant new novel about love, war and the ways of escape Shot down on his first RAF mission, James Hunter, an English officer, spends the Second World War in a German POW camp. While other prisoners plan daring escapes, James begins studying a pair of redstarts near the camp. His interest in... More Info

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