Books published by Random House of Canada

The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor

Random House of Canada | February 1, 2008 | 397 pages
Charlotte Taylor lived in the front row of history. In 1775, at the young age of twenty, she fled her English country house and boarded a ship to Jamaica with her lover, the family’s black butler. Soon after reaching shore, Charlotte’s lover died of yellow fever, leaving her alone and pregnant... More Info

A Complicated Kindness

Random House of Canada Limited | May 1, 2007 | 256 pages
Sixteen-year-old Nomi Nickel longs to hang out with Lou Reed and Marianne Faithfull in New York City’s East Village. Instead she’s trapped in East Village, Manitoba, a small town whose population is Mennonite: “the most embarrassing sub-sect of people to belong to if you’re a teenager.”... More Info

Nikolski

Random House of Canada Limited | October 24, 2017 | 290 pages
Knopf Canada’s newest Face of Fiction is Nicolas Dickner, author of a critically lauded, award-winning literary sensation in Quebec, a bestseller when published in 2005. Get ready for the joyride that is Nikolski. “One cannot say it enough: this book is the discovery of the year. . . . The... More Info

Eldest

Random House of Canada | October 24, 2017 | 679 pages
After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire. Reprint.  More Info

Consumption

Random House of Canada | October 24, 2017 | 393 pages
Consumption is an epic novel that brilliantly evokes the modern contradictions of the far north -walrus meat and convenience foods, twenty-four satelite TV and midnight sun - and leaves readers feeling charged and hopeful despite the circumstances it details.  More Info

Why We Get Fat and what to Do about it

Random House of Canada | October 24, 2017 | 257 pages
An award-winning science journalist reveals the role of certain carbohydrates in today's obesity epidemic while denouncing calorie-based nutritional practices, in a report that includes coverage of such topics as genetics, the politics behind nutritional guidelines and foods to eat and avoid.  More Info

To the Castle and Back

Random House of Canada | May 6, 2008 | 400 pages
An astonishingly candid memoir from the acclaimed, dissident playwright elected President after the dramatic Czechoslovakian Velvet Revolution — one of the most respected political figures of our time. As writer and statesman, Václav Havel played an essential part in the profound changes that... More Info

Half of a Yellow Sun

Random House of Canada | September 4, 2007 | 560 pages
With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s... More Info

How We Lead

Random House of Canada Limited | November 5, 2013 | 304 pages
A passionate argument for Canada's reassertion of its place on the world stage, from a former prime minister and one of Canada's most respected political figures. In the world that is taking shape, the unique combination of Canada's success at home as a diverse society and its reputation... More Info

No Great Mischief

Random House of Canada | January 1, 2001 | 296 pages
The story of family, loyalty, and of the blood ties that bind us to the land from which our ancestors came.  More Info

Death on the Ice

Random House of Canada | October 24, 1988 | 217 pages
Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fisherman sailed out 'to the ice' to hunt seals in the hope of a few penniew in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. John's. The year 1914 witnessed the worst in the long line of tragedies that were part of their harsh way of life. For... More Info

Blood Sports

Random House of Canada | February 1, 2007 | 288 pages
This eagerly anticipated new novel is Eden Robinson's most satisfying, disturbing, and addictive to date. A new novel from one of our best young writers, "Blood Sports" is the tough, gritty story of the brutal cat-and-mouse relationship between two cousins -- Tom and Jeremy Bauer -- set in... More Info

The Book Thief

Random House of Canada | October 24, 2017 | 576 pages
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.  More Info

Stanley Park

Random House of Canada | October 24, 2017 | 423 pages
A chef is forced to sell his popular caf ̌due to financial difficulties and plans a re-opening dinner that will combine his flair for using local produce with his father's current obsession with the homeless living in Stanley Park.  More Info

The Longer I'm Prime Minister: Stephen Harper and Canada, 2006-

Random House of Canada Limited | October 22, 2013 | 400 pages
Stephen Harper is on his way to becoming one of Canada's most significant prime ministers. He has already been in power longer than Pearson and Diefenbaker. By the end of this majority term, he'll have caught up to Brian Mulroney. And with that majority in hand, he's been moving more boldly to... More Info

Mathilda Savitch

Random House of Canada | September 15, 2009 | 304 pages
A fiercely funny and touching debut novel of a young girl uncovering the truth about her sister's death. Fear doesn't come naturally to Mathilda Savitch. She prefers to look directly at things nobody else can even mention: for example, her beloved older sister's death.  More Info

The Wife's Tale

Random House of Canada Ltd | August 18, 2009 | 384 pages
In Lori Lansens' Leaford, Ontario - home of Rose and Ruby Darlen, the sorrowing parents of Larry Merkel, and not far from Rusholme where Addy Shadd once looked after an abandoned child - love and grief combine to awaken an obese woman from her loneliness. When her husband doesn't come home on the... More Info

The Golden Mean

Random House of Canada Limited | August 11, 2009 | 304 pages
Aristotle must postpone his dream of succeeding Plato at the Academy in Athens when he is forced to tutor Alexander, a prince of Macedon. Aristotle's resentment at his situation is soon overcome by the boy's intellectual potential and his capacity for surprise.  More Info