Books published by HarperPerennial

The Woefield Poultry Collective

HarperPerennial | February 27, 2012 | 336 pages
Woefield Farm is a sprawling thirty acres of scrub land, complete with dilapidated buildings and one half-sheared, lonely sheep named Bertie. It's "run"--in the loosest possible sense of the word--by Prudence Burns, an energetic, well-intentioned twenty-something New Yorker full of back-to-the-land... More Info


HarperPerennialCanada | July 16, 2019 | 247 pages
The 2004 Pulitzer Prize winning novelA "New York Times "Top-Ten Book of 2004Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Nearly 25 years after "Housekeeping," Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about... More Info

Far from the Madding Crowd

HarperPerennial | January 27, 2015 | 480 pages
Thomas Hardy's literary masterpiece Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of free-spirited Bathsheba Everdene, whose bold independence attracts the attention of three suitors: the frugal shepherd Gabriel Oak, the lonely farmer William Boldwood, and the dashing young soldier Sergeant Francis Troy.... More Info

The Good Terrorist

HarperPerennial | July 16, 2019 | 397 pages
A powerful contemporary novel about a group of would-be terrorists in London that Susan Brownmiller in Newsday called "a bone-tingling narrative that should stand as the crowning achievement of Lessing's distinguished career".  More Info

The Pure Gold Baby

HarperPerennial | October 7, 2014 | 304 pages
The first new novel in five years from "one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation" -Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker. Jessica Speight, a young anthropology student in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair with her married... More Info


HarperPerennial | September 2, 2014 | 240 pages
A novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers An ordinary life-its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion-lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott's... More Info

Any Known Blood

HarperPerennial | October 7, 2011 | 552 pages
Langston Cane V is 38, divorced and working as a government speechwriter, until heâe(tm)s fired for sabotaging the ministerâe(tm)s speech. It seems the perfect time for Langston, the eldest son of a white mother and prominent black father, to embark on a quest to discover his familyâe(tm)s past... More Info

The Empty Room

HarperPerennial | September 20, 2014 | 320 pages
A raw, groundbreaking, and unforgettable journey to the depths of addiction from the author of Our Daily Bread, longlisted for the Giller Prize Colleen Kerrigan wakes up sick and bruised, with no clear memory of the night before. It's Monday morning and she is late for work again. She's shocked to... More Info

The Valley of Amazement

HarperPerennial | July 15, 2014 | 448 pages
A sweeping, evocative epic of two women's intertwined fates and their search for identity, which moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesan houses to the mountains of a remote Chinese village and the fog-shrouded streets of San Francisco Spanning more than forty years and two continents,... More Info


HarperPerennial | July 16, 2019 | 432 pages
Born to rough cloth in working-class London in 1748, Mary Saunders hungers for velvet and laceâe"a desire that leads her to a life of prostitution, where she encounters a freedom unknown to virtuous young women. In the end, it is clothes, their splendour and their deception, that bring Mary to the... More Info


HarperPerennial | June 3, 2014 | 448 pages
Bond. Is. Back. Itâe(tm)s 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday, James Bondâe"British special agent 007âe"is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to... More Info


HarperPerennial | May 13, 2014 | 368 pages
Winner of the 2010 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Solo is a devastating and rapturous novel about the life and daydreams of Ulrich, a reclusive one-hundred-year-old man from Bulgaria Before Ulrich lost his sight, he read a magazine story about parrots. A group of explorers had come upon... More Info

Instructions for a Heatwave

HarperPerennial | May 6, 2014 | 272 pages
One of the U.K.âe(tm)s most beloved writersâe"with over 1.5 million books in printâe"returns with âeoea beautiful portrait of family life amid an unravelling crisisâe âe" The Telegraph Itâe(tm)s July 1976. In London, it hasnâe(tm)t rained in months. Gardens are filled with aphids, water... More Info

The House Girl

HarperPerennial | April 15, 2014 | 384 pages
A stunning New York Times bestselling novel that intertwines the stories of an escaped slave in 1852 Virginia and an ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York and asks: is it ever too late to right a wrong? Lynnhurst, Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run away from... More Info

The Art of Racing in the Rain

HarperPerennial | October 19, 2010 | 321 pages
Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television and listening carefully to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Now in his twilight years,... More Info

The Danger Tree

HarperPerennial | April 15, 2014 | 320 pages
âeoeAbout the best prose to ever come out of this country, for my money.âe âe"ALICE MUNRO Emulating the circuitous tales told by his motherâe(tm)s relatives, the Goodyears of Newfoundland, David Macfarlane weaves the major events of the islandâe(tm)s twentieth centuryâe"the ravages of... More Info

Among the Islands

HarperPerennial | October 22, 2013 | 256 pages
A Globe and Mail Best Book of 2012 Twenty-five years ago, a young Australian museum curator named Tim Flannery set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia, the young scientist found himself ghost whispering, snake... More Info

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

HarperPerennial | September 17, 2013 | 288 pages
The opening pages of Ayana’s debut took my breath away. I can’t remember when I read anything that moved me in quite this way, besides the work of Toni Morrison. —OPRAH WINFREY In 1923, seventeen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia for Philadelphia, where, though her first two babies die... More Info

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

HarperPerennial | September 17, 2013 | 304 pages
A literary adventure story for the 21st century The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon out of his life as a web-design drone, and serendipity, sheer curiosity and the ability to climb a ladder like a monkey have landed him a new gig working the night shift at Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour... More Info


HarperPerennial | September 17, 2013 | 288 pages
The bestselling author of Room fashions a cast of colourful characters—who inhabit worlds as diverse as Puritan Massachusetts and 1960s Toronto—each on their own extraordinary journey Gold miner. Counterfeiter. Slave. Dishwasher. Prostitute. Attorney. Sculptor. Mercenary. Elephant. Corpse. The... More Info


HarperPerennial | September 17, 2013 | 320 pages
Síle is an Irish flight attendant turning forty. Jude is a twenty-five-year-old archivist, stubbornly attached to her tiny Ontario hometown. On Jude’s first plane trip, their two worlds meet, and over the course of the next year, their lives are drawn into a new, shaky orbit.  More Info


HarperPerennial | September 17, 2013 | 320 pages
In the late ’70s, convent school teenagers Pen O’Grady and Cara Wall fall in love. They prove themselves to be up to the challenge of a relationship deemed unacceptable in Catholic Ireland—until Cara dies in a car accident. Hood is a bittersweet, complicated love story.  More Info

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

HarperPerennial | June 18, 2013 | 100 pages
Esme Lennox is a dreamy, bookish young woman, the kind of girl who stares and listens and won’t flirt with boys. And then, in the space of a moment, she disappears. Years later, a stunning phone call breaks the silence at Iris Lockhart’s vintage shop: her great-aunt Esme, whom she never knew... More Info

Winner Take All

HarperPerennial | May 28, 2013 | 240 pages
The national bestseller, now in paperback Every day, newspaper headlines and media commentators scream warnings of impending doom—shortages of arable land, clashes over water and political Armageddon as global demand for fossil fuels far outstrips supply. Shortages in the commodities markets have... More Info

The Age of the Warrior

HarperPerennial | May 15, 2009 | 400 pages
Robert Fisk has amassed a devoted readership over the years, with his insightful, witty and always outspoken articles on international politics and mankind s war-torn recent history. He is best known for his writing about the Middle East, its wars, dictators and international relations, but these... More Info

Tale of Two Nazanins

HarperPerennial | May 21, 2013 | 272 pages
An inspiring story of the bonds of sisterhood, this extraordinary book speaks to the power of every individual to foster positive change in the world Nazanin Afshin-Jam was on top of the world. In 2006, she had just signed her first record deal and, after placing as first runner-up for Miss World,... More Info

Self Illusion

HarperPerennial | May 14, 2013 | 304 pages
Wonderful. Illuminating. Full of insight, beauty and-humor. —David Eagleman, author of Incognito and Sum The Self Illusion is about the science of self—the truth behind the illusion that we all share, that we exist as individuals inside our bodies and are in control of our own thoughts and... More Info

Brain Wars

HarperPerennial | May 7, 2013 | 320 pages
An acclaimed neuroscientist transforms our understanding of the relationship between the brain, the mind and consciousness Where does our sense of self originate? What happens to us after our body perishes? Can the mind exist without the body? These profound questions have engendered considerable... More Info

Farther Away

HarperPerennial | May 21, 2013 | 336 pages
A sharp and provocative collection of essays from the bestselling and award-winning author of Freedom and The Corrections Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the most discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. In The New York Times Book... More Info


HarperPerennial | April 23, 2013 | 256 pages
In this explosive new book, acclaimed French author Elisabeth Badinter attacks a most unlikely force undermining women’s equality: liberal motherhood, in thrall to all that is natural. Attachment parenting, co-sleeping and on-demand breastfeeding—these hallmarks of contemporary motherhood have... More Info

Heading Out to Wonderful

HarperPerennial | April 2, 2013 | 304 pages
A mesmerizing gothic tale of a good man gone wrong.—Booklist(starred review) It is the summer of 1948 when a handsome, charismatic stranger, Charlie Beale, recently back from the war in Europe, shows up in the town of Brownsburg, a sleepy village nestled in the Valley of Virginia. All he has with... More Info


HarperPerennial | June 24, 2011 | 352 pages
Narrator Jack and his mother, who was kidnapped seven years earlier when she was a 19-year-old college student, celebrate his fifth birthday. They live in a tiny, 11-foot-square soundproofed cell in a converted shed in the kidnapper's yard. The sociopath, whom Jack has dubbed Old Nick, visits at... More Info

The Prisoner of Heaven

HarperPerennial | March 12, 2013 | 496 pages
Internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Carlos Ruiz Zafón returns to the world of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the Sempere & Sons bookshop Barcelona, 1957. It is Christmas, and Daniel Sempere and his wife, Bea, have much to celebrate. They have a beautiful new baby son named... More Info

Among the Truther

HarperPerennial | May 8, 2012 |
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The Barefoot Emperor

HarperPerennial | July 16, 2019 | 420 pages
A fascinating narrative excursion into a bizarre episode in 19th century Ethiopian and British imperial history featuring a remote African despot and his monstrous European-built gun.  More Info

Leaning, leaning over water

HarperPerennialCanada, 2003 | July 16, 2019 | 206 pages
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Bad science

HarperPerennial | April 2, 2009 | 370 pages
Guardian columnist Dr Ben Goldacre takes us on a hilarious, invigorating and informative journey through the bad science we're fed by the worst of the hacks and the quacks'¦When Dr Ben Goldacre saw someone on daytime TV dipping her feet in an 'Aqua Detox' footbath, releasing her toxins into the... More Info


HarperPerennialCanada | July 16, 2019 | 378 pages
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Married You for Happiness

HarperPerennial | August 27, 2012 | 208 pages
"His hand is growing cold, still she holds it" is how this novel that tells the story of a marriage begins. The tale unfolds over a single night, as Nina sits at the bedside of her husband, Philip, whose sudden and unexpected death is the reason for her lonely vigil. Too shocked to grieve, she lets... More Info

Story of Che Guevara

HarperPerennial | September 10, 2012 | 400 pages
Che Guevara is a symbol in the West, a representative of ?60s counterculture and the face adorning the T-shirts of a million student radicals. But in the rest of the world, he is something else: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those... More Info

Book of Lies

HarperPerennial | July 9, 2012 | 336 pages
Life on the isolated island of Guernsey can be tough, but things have become particularly claustrophobic for Cat Rozier. It?s 1985: she?s fifteen and an overweight bookworm. To make matters worse, she?s just killed her best friend, the beautiful and popular Nicolette, by pushing her over the... More Info

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

HarperPerennial | August 20, 2012 | 400 pages
After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he’s still in good health. A big celebration is in the works for his 100th birthday, but Allan really isn’t interested (and he’d like a bit more control over... More Info

Pirates of Somalia

HarperPerennial | July 16, 2012 | 320 pages
In this remarkable book, Jay Bahadur ventures to the troubled mini-state of Puntland, a self-governing region in northeastern Somalia, to expose the lives of the bandits beyond the attack skiffs: how they spend their cash, how they conduct business, how they think and why they risk their lives in... More Info

Reinvention of Love

HarperPerennial | August 27, 2012 | 336 pages
When Charles Sainte-Beuve, an ambitious French journalist, meets Victor Hugo, a young writer on the verge of fame, he finds himself in a world of great passions, a world where words can become swords. But, to his surprise, he is more attracted to Victor?s long-suffering wife, AdÈle. When the two... More Info

Native Son

HarperPerennial | April 29, 2008 | 544 pages
Traces the fall of a young black man in 1930s Chicago as his life loses all hope of redemption after he kills a white woman.  More Info

I Am Charlotte Simmons

HarperPerennial | December 13, 2011 |
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The Value of Nothing

HarperPerennial | December 29, 2010 | 256 pages
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HarperPerennial | October 23, 2007 | 368 pages
The English broadcaster describes how he pursued and conducted his historic interview of President Richard Nixon, with excerpts from the program in which Nixon discusses the country's involvement in Vietnam and his role in Watergate.  More Info


HarperPerennial | March 11, 2011 | 256 pages
- Elton, Sarah - Harper Perennial canada / March 2011 - Paperback / 256 pages - ISBN 9781554684199  More Info