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The Accordionist

Vintage | August 16, 2018 | 256 pages
LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018 When two Parisian women are murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clément Vauquer. As he was seen outside both of the apartments in question, it seems like an open-and-shut case. Desperate for a chance to prove his... More Info

The Dew Breaker

Vintage | December 13, 2018 | 244 pages
Professor:  Prof. Sarah Waisvisz
Course Codes:  ENGL 1004F
A scarred Brooklyn resident remembers his past life as a Haitian torturer in the 1960s, a period during which he waged personal and political battles before moving to New York, where his past continued to haunt him throughout his marriage and parenthood. By the award-winning author of The Farming... More Info

First Snow, Last Light

Vintage Canada | June 5, 2018 | 592 pages
From the author of the critically acclaimed, prizewinning and internationally bestselling The Colony of Unrequited Dreams comes an epic family mystery with a powerful, surprise ending, which features the return of the ever-fascinating Sheilagh Fielding, one of the most memorable characters in... More Info


Vintage Books Canada | December 13, 1998 | 294 pages
Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been spurred by it, national diets have been based on it, economies have depended on it, and the settlement of North America was driven by it. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they... More Info


Vintage Books | December 13, 2018 | 237 pages
Course Codes:  ENGL 1009
Chronicles the obsessive love of Joji, an engineer in his thirties, for a fifteen-year-old bar hostess who reminds him of Mary Pickford.  More Info

The Only Café

Vintage Canada | June 12, 2018 | 432 pages
Scotiabank Giller prize-winner Linden MacIntyre is back with a timely and gripping novel in which a son tries to solve the mystery of his father's death--a man who tried but could not forget a troubled past in his native Lebanon. Pierre Cormier had secrets. Though he married twice, became a... More Info

At the Existentialist Café

Vintage Canada | October 3, 2017 | 448 pages
Great philosophy meets powerful biography in this entertaining and immensely readable portrait of mid-20th century Paris and the fascinating characters of Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, and their circle, who loved and hated, drank and debated with each other--and forever changed the way we think about... More Info

Son of a Trickster

Vintage Canada | March 13, 2018 | 336 pages
Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize: With striking originality and precision, Eden Robinson, the author of the classic Monkey Beach and winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada Fellowship, blends humour with heartbreak in this compelling coming-of-age novel. Everyday teen existence meets... More Info


Vintage Canada | December 13, 2018 | 384 pages
On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, their childhood friend. By the end of the day Robbie and Cecilia will have... More Info

Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Vintage Canada | May 1, 2018 | 80 pages
"A powerful, clear and inspiring distillation of Chimamanda's observations about contemporary feminism in fifteen suggestions to a friend, the new mother of a baby girl. Here is a brilliant, beautifully readable, and above all practical expansion of the ideas this iconic author began to explore in... More Info

Off Speed

Vintage | March 13, 2018 | 224 pages
Longlisted for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The lively and fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch In August 2012, Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in what Terry McDermott calls "one of the... More Info

Stumbling on Happiness

Vintage Canada | December 13, 2018 | 336 pages
Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? Why do patients remember long medical procedures as less painful than short ones? Why do home sellers demand prices they wouldn't dream of paying if they were home buyers? Why does the line at... More Info

Be My Wolff

Vintage Canada | February 20, 2018 | 464 pages
Widely heralded for her bestselling first novel (Feed My Dear Dogs) and award-winning stories (Sister Crazy, also nominated for the Orange Prize), Emma Richler finally returns with a dazzling major novel with the power of A.S. Byatt's Possession, the wit and wonder of Peter Carey's Oscar and... More Info

Girl Positive

Vintage Canada | January 9, 2018 | 352 pages
Hailed by Sophie Gr�goire Trudeau as a "call-to-action" in these newly policiticized times, Girl Positive showcases the diverse voices of girls across North America, and drawing on the wisdom of young women making positive change in their lives and communities, offer tools for families, friends... More Info

The Stranger in the Woods

Vintage | January 30, 2018 | 224 pages
The unforgettable true story of Christopher Knight, who found refuge from the pressures of modern society by living alone in the Maine woods for twenty-seven years.  More Info

Claire of the Sea Light

Vintage Books | July 1, 2014 | 238 pages
When a vibrant 7-year-old disappears from her Haitian community at the same time her father agonizingly decides to give her up so that she can have a better life, an ensuing search reveals the painful stories of neighbors whose lives the child touched. Reprint.  More Info

The Thirst

Vintage Canada | January 9, 2018 | 480 pages
Harry Hole returns in the eleventh installment of the author's bestselling, electrifying crime fiction series--published in 48 languages, more than 30 million copies sold worldwide. In Police--the last novel featuring Jo Nesb�'s hard-bitten, maverick Oslo detective--a killer wreaking revenge on... More Info

The House of the Dead

Vintage | December 12, 2017 | 512 pages
Winner of the Cundill History Prize The House of the Dead tells the incredible hundred-year-long story of "the vast prison without a roof" that was Russia's Siberian penal colony. From the beginning of the nineteenth century until the Russian Revolution, the tsars exiled more than a million... More Info

The Elephants in My Backyard

Vintage Canada | December 26, 2017 | 288 pages
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News from the Red Desert

Vintage Canada | August 1, 2017 | 320 pages
From the award-winning author of Country of Cold and Consumption, the definitive novel of the Afghanistan war. News From the Red Desert begins on the Kandahar Airfield in late 2001, when everyone believes the war is won and the Taliban defeated. Then it leaps late in the severely escalated... More Info

If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories?

Vintage | December 13, 2018 | 271 pages
“We need to understand our stories because our lives depend upon it.” -- Ted Chamberlin The stories we tell each other reflect and shape our deepest feelings. Stories help us live our lives -- and are at the heart of our current conflicts. We love and hate because of them; we make homes for... More Info

Letters to Véra

Vintage | December 1, 2017 | 794 pages
"A collection of letters between Vladimir Nabokov and his wife, Vera"--  More Info

The Big Book of the Continental Op

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard | November 28, 2017 | 752 pages
Now for the first time ever in one volume, all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring the Continental Op--one of the greatest characters in storied history of detective fiction. Dashiell Hammett is the father of modern hard-boiled detective stories. His legendary works have been... More Info

A Complicated Kindness

Vintage Canada | April 25, 2017 | 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." East... More Info

The Upside of Down

Vintage Canada | August 28, 2007 | 448 pages
From the author of the #1 bestselling and Governor General’s Literary Award-winning The Ingenuity Gap – an essential addition to the bookshelf of every thinking person with a stake in our world and our civilization. This is a groundbreaking, essential book for our times. Thomas Homer-Dixon... More Info

The Stranger

Vintage | December 13, 1989 | 123 pages
An ordinary man is unwittingly caught up in a senseless murder in Algeria  More Info

Blood in the Water

Vintage | August 22, 2017 | 724 pages
Historian Heather Ann Thompson offers the first definitive telling of the Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice. Drawing from more than a decade of extensive research, Thompson sheds new light on every aspect of the uprising and its... More Info

Blue Nights

Vintage | May 29, 2012 | 188 pages
Shares the author's observations about her daughter as well as her own thoughts and fears about having children and growing old, in a personal account that discusses her daughter's wedding and her feelings of failure as a parent.  More Info

After the Fire

Vintage | October 31, 2017 | 320 pages
Henning Mankell's last novel about an aging man whose quiet, solitary life on an isolated island off the coast of Sweden is turned upside down when his house catches fire. Fredrik Welin is a former surgeon who retired in disgrace decades earlier to a tiny island on which he is the only resident. He... More Info

Beyond Earth

Vintage | October 17, 2017 | 336 pages
We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs--Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos--are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only... More Info

The Boat Rocker

By Ha Jin
Vintage | October 1, 2017 | 240 pages
New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is a fiercely principled reporter at a small news agency whose website is read by Chinese all over the world. Danlin's explosive expos�s have made him legendary among readers--and feared by Communist officials. But his newest assignment may be his... More Info

The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear

Vintage | October 17, 2017 | 276 pages
It's election season, and this year New Orleans--hot, sticky, squalid--is hosting the Republican National Convention. J. D. Callahan is a political operative backing an unpopular centrist candidate, the sitting vice president, Hilda Smith. Enter Armstrong George, a "dangerous lunatic" of a populist... More Info

I Am Brian Wilson

Vintage Canada | October 10, 2017 | 320 pages
For the first time in his own words, the legendary musical genius of The Beach Boys reflects on his tumultuous life and astonishing 21st-century comeback to live performance and renewed creativity. Brian Wilson was the driving creative force behind The Beach Boys, a band that defined an era and... More Info

Mexican Hooker #1

Vintage Canada | October 3, 2017 | 304 pages
"A stunning follow-up to Carmen Aguirre's bestselling and Canada Reads-winning first memoir, Something Fierce. A powerful, heartfelt and grippingly honest memoir of finding meaning in life and one's voice as an artist after being a teenaged revolutionary, and of developing the strength to confront... More Info

Wild Things, Wild Places

Vintage | September 5, 2017 | 368 pages
A moving, inspiring, personal look at the vastly changing world of wildlife on planet earth as a result of human incursion, and the crucial work of animal and bird preservation across the globe being done by scientists, field biologists, zoologists, environmentalists, and conservationists. From a... More Info

Books for Living

Vintage | September 5, 2017 | 288 pages
From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. For Will Schwalbe, reading is a way to entertain himself but also to make sense of the world,... More Info

Time Travel

Vintage | September 5, 2017 | 352 pages
"A time-jumping, head-tripping odyssey." --The Millions "A bracing swim in the waters of science, technology and fiction." --Washington Post "A thrilling journey of ideas." --Boston Globe From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its... More Info

The Earth Is Weeping

Vintage | September 5, 2017 | 592 pages
*Winner of the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History* *A Smithsonian Top History Book of 2016* *Finalist for the Western Writers of America 2017 Spur Award in Best Western Historical Nonfiction* Bringing together a pageant of fascinating characters including Custer, Sherman, Grant, and a host... More Info

The Tragedy of Brady Sims

Vintage | December 13, 2018 | 128 pages
Ernest J. Gaines's new novella revolves around a courthouse shooting that leads a young reporter to uncover the long story of race and power in his small town and the relationship between the white sheriff and the black man who "whipped children" to keep order. After Brady Sims pulls out a gun in a... More Info

Startle and Illuminate

Vintage Canada | August 15, 2017 | 240 pages
Shimmering with her unique style, sense, humour, vision and wit, Startle and Illuminate is a book of advice and reflections on writing by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carol Shields that is destined to become as valued and essential as Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft and Anne... More Info

Eyes on the Street

Vintage | August 8, 2017 | 512 pages
The first major biography of the irrepressible woman who changed the way we view and live in cities, and whose influence isfelt to this day.  More Info

The Reason I Jump

Vintage Canada | March 22, 2016 | 192 pages
A story never before told and a memoir to help change our understanding of the world around us, 13-year-old Naoki Higashida's astonishing, empathetic book takes us into the mind of a boy with severe autism. With an introduction by David Mitchell, author of the global phenomenon, Cloud Atlas, and... More Info

The Parcel

Vintage Canada | August 1, 2017 | 304 pages
Finalist for the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and for the Governor General's Literary Award, this powerful new work, about a transgender sex worker in the red-light district of Bombay who is given an unexpected task, is a gripping literary page-turner--difficult and moving, surprising and tender.... More Info

The Bishop's Man

Vintage Books Canada | July 18, 2017 | 416 pages
"Father Duncan MacAskill has spent most of his priesthood as the "Exorcist"--an enforcer employed by his bishop to discipline wayward priests and suppress potential scandal. He knows all the devious ways that lonely priests persuade themselves that their needs trump their vows, but he's about to be... More Info


Vintage | December 13, 2018 | 144 pages
Here is the slim, stunning debut novel from the acclaimed author of Geek Love. Attic follows a young woman named Kay who has joined a cult-like organization that sells magazine subscriptions in small towns. When Kay tries to cash a customer's bad check, she lands in jail, and Dunn's visceral prose... More Info


Vintage | December 13, 1981 | 230 pages
The Nigerian playwright, poet, and novelist recounts his first eleven years growing up under the influence of his parents, traditional Yoruba customs, and Christian missionaries  More Info

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Vintage | December 13, 1990 | 252 pages
Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written.  More Info

Our Mathematical Universe

Vintage | December 13, 2018 | 421 pages
Max Tegmark, one of the most original physicists at work today, leads us on an astonishing journey to explore the mysteries uncovered by cosmology and to discover the nature of reality. Part-history of the cosmos, part-intellectual adventure, 'Our Mathematical Universe' travels from the big bang to... More Info

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

Vintage | May 30, 2017 | 288 pages
Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form.  More Info

Half the Sky

Vintage | December 13, 2018 | 296 pages
Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights.  More Info