Books published by Vintage

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

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

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

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

Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet

Vintage Books Canada | December 13, 1998 | 88 pages
Professor:  Prof. Sarah Waisvisz
Course Codes:  ENGL 3902
Semester:  Fall-2017
What would happen if Juliet's and Desdemona's death sentences were reprieved?In this exuberant revision of Shakespeare'sOthelloandRomeo and Juliet, Constance Ledbelly, a dusty academic, deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for the tragedies, and is transported into... More Info


Vintage | January 1, 1973 | 320 pages
Professor:  Prof. Randal Marlin
Course Codes:  PHIL 2901
Semester:  Fall-2017
'The theme of Propaganda is quite simply. . . that when our new technology encompasses any culture or society, the result is propaganda. . . . Ellul has made many splendid contributions in this book.' -Robert R. Kirsch, The Los Angeles Times  More Info

The Black Jacobins

Vintage | December 13, 1989 | 426 pages
Professor:  Prof. Philip Kaisary
Course Codes:  LAWS 4102
Semester:  Fall-2017
Describes the background and the events of the successful twelve-year revolt of the San Domingian slaves which resulted in the establishment of Haiti in 1803  More Info

Women, Race, and Class

Vintage | December 13, 1981 | 271 pages
Professor:  Prof. Umut Ozsu
Course Codes:  LAWS 5663, 6003
Semester:  Fall-2017
An in-depth study of women and race explores the complex relationship between racism and sexism, analyzes the role of women and race, and traces the historical connection between sexism, racism, and class consciousness  More Info

A Raisin in the Sun

Vintage | December 13, 2017 | 151 pages
Professor:  Prof. Patricia Whiting
Course Codes:  ENGL 2108
Semester:  Fall-2017
An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family  More Info


Vintage Canada | July 1, 1998 | 224 pages
Course Codes:  ENGL 3960
Semester:  Fall-2017
A collection of stories looking at the menacing underside of family life.  More Info

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Vintage Canada | July 18, 2017 | 480 pages
Professor:  Prof. Rosemarie Hoey
Course Codes:  ENGL 4806A
Semester:  Fall-2017
Winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, this extraordinary novel tells the story of three musicians in China before, during... More Info

Revolutionary Road

Vintage | December 13, 2017 | 337 pages
Professor:  Prof. Rob Holton
Course Codes:  ENGL 3702
Semester:  Fall-2017
The devastating effects of work, adultery, rebellion, and selfdeception slowly destroy the once successful marriage of Frank and April Wheeler, a suburban American couple. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.  More Info

Notes from Underground

Vintage | December 13, 1993 | 136 pages
Professor:  Prof. Dana Dragunoiu
Course Codes:  ENGL 3003A
Semester:  Fall-2017
Written in 1864, this classic novel recounts the apology and confession of a minor nineteenth-century official, an almost comical account of the man's separation from society and his descent "underground"  More Info

The Time Traveller's Wife

Vintage Canada | December 13, 2017 | 560 pages
Professor:  Prof. Adam Barrows
Course Codes:  ENGL 5606
Semester:  Fall-2017
A Magical love story that is as sad as it is joyous.  More Info

The Collected Tales

Vintage Books | December 13, 1999 | 435 pages
Professor:  Prof. Dana Dragunoiu
Course Codes:  ENGL 3003A
Semester:  Fall-2017
A new translation offers thirteen satirical and fantastic stories of downtrodden characters who are set upon by the powers that be  More Info

This Changes Everything

Vintage Canada | August 4, 2015 | 576 pages
Professor:  Prof. Jamie Brownlee
Course Codes:  GEOG, ENST 2500
Semester:  Fall-2017
#1 bestseller, winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction, and Naomi Klein's most important book yet--about the economic drivers that are warming our planet and how the climate crisis can yet spur economic, cultural and political transformation. Klein argues that our current... 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

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

The Tragedy of Brady Sims

Vintage | December 13, 2017 | 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, 2017 | 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, 2017 | 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, 2017 | 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

The Nix

Vintage | May 2, 2017 | 752 pages
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book A Slate Top Ten Book "Nathan Hill is a maestro." --John Irving It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson hasn't seen his mother Faye in decades--not since she abandoned the family when he... More Info

The God of Small Things

Vintage Books Canada | April 25, 2017 | 336 pages
"Likened to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, this extraordinarily accomplished debut novel is a brilliantly plotted story of forbidden love and piercing political drama, centered on an affluent Indian family that is forever changed by a visit from their English relatives. Set mainly in Kerala,... More Info

Radical Hope

Vintage | May 2, 2017 | 272 pages
Radical Hope is a collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists. Provocative and inspiring, Radical Hope offers... More Info

The Spawning Grounds

Vintage Canada | May 2, 2017 | 320 pages
The long-awaited new novel by the two-time Giller-shortlisted author is full of the qualities Gail Anderson-Dargatz's fans love: it's an intimate family saga rooted in the Thompson-Shuswap region of British Columbia, and saturated with the history of the place. A bold new story that bridges Native... More Info

Slow Death by Rubber Duck

Vintage Books Canada | April 6, 2010 | 339 pages
Funny, thought-provoking, and incredibly disturbing, Slow Death by Rubber Duck reveals that just the living of daily life creates a chemical soup inside each of us. Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes - now, it's personal. The most dangerous pollution has... More Info


Vintage | March 1, 2017 | 368 pages
Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life... More Info

The Myth of Sisyphus, and Other Essays

Vintage | December 13, 2017 | 212 pages
Essays deal with nihilism and the problem of suicide  More Info

The Cross of Redemption

Vintage | September 1, 2011 | 400 pages
A treasury of essays, articles and reviews by the late author of Giovanni's Room includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature and the possibility of an African-American president.  More Info

I Am Not Your Negro

Vintage | February 7, 2017 | 144 pages
To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been.... More Info