Books published by Vintage Books Canada

In Praise of Slow

Vintage Books Canada | June 26, 2019 | 310 pages
In the tradition of such trailblazing books as No Logo and The Tipping Point, In Praise of Slow heralds a growing international movement of people dedicated to slowing down the pace of our contemporary times and enjoying a richer, fuller life as a result. These days, almost everyone complains about... More Info

The Wolf

Vintage Books Canada | October 16, 2018 | 320 pages
The intimate, involving story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. For readers of H is for Hawk, captivating works of reportage, and iconic books on the American West. Before humans ruled the Earth, there were wolves. Once abundant in... More Info


Vintage Books Canada | June 26, 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

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

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

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

Am Wegrand steht Apollo : Wiepersdorfer Tagebuch ; Gedichte

Vintage Books Canada | October 25, 2016 | 496 pages
A new and revised edition of Dyer’s classic book, widely regarded as one of the most compelling analyses of the history of armed conflict. “War is part of our history, but it is not in at all the same sense part of our prehistory. It is one of the innovations that occurred between nine and... More Info

Canoe Country

Vintage Books Canada | September 1, 2015 | 304 pages
One of our favourite chroniclers of all things Canadian presents a rollicking, personal, photo-filled history of the relationship between a country and its canoes.  More Info

The Hero's Walk

Vintage Books Canada | June 26, 2019 | 368 pages
After the release of Anita Rau Badami's critically acclaimed first novel, Tamarind Mem, it was evident a promising new talent had joined the Canadian literary community. Her dazzling literary follow-up is The Hero's Walk, a novel teeming with the author's trademark tumble of the haphazard beauty,... More Info

Arrival City

Vintage Books Canada | October 4, 2011 | 384 pages
From one of Canada's leading journalists comes a major book about how the movement of populations from rural to urban areas on the margins is reshaping our world. These transitional spaces are where the next great economic and cultural boom will be born, or where the great explosion of violence... More Info

Gandhi Before India

Vintage Books Canada | February 24, 2015 | 688 pages
The first volume of a magisterial biography: the definitive portrait of the life and work of one of the most abidingly influential--and controversial--men in modern history. Here is a revelatory work of biography that takes us from Gandhi's birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, his 2... More Info

The Cellist of Sarajevo

Vintage Books Canada | February 6, 2009 | 272 pages
In war-torn Sarajevo, a cellist sets out to play Albinoni's Adagio once a day for 22 days as a memorial for 22 people killed in a sniper attack. All the while, he is oblivious to the fact that a female sniper is protecting him.  More Info

Bang Crunch

Vintage Books Canada | January 8, 2008 | 256 pages
An audacious New Face of Fiction debut: nine riveting stories that announce a major writer in the tradition of Yann Martel and Barbara Gowdy. Unexpected humour and tenderness intertwine with loneliness and hopefulness in this remarkable book from an already acclaimed writer. In nine richly varied... More Info

The Thing Around Your Neck

Vintage Books Canada | June 1, 2010 | 217 pages
These twelve dazzling stories from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie — the Orange Broadband Prize–winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun — are her most intimate works to date. In these stories Adichie turns her penetrating eye to the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Nigeria and the... More Info

An Event in Autumn

Vintage Books Canada | August 12, 2014 | 176 pages
An Inspector Kurt Wallander short novel by the bestselling author Henning Mankell, available in English for the first time. A Vintage Canada Original. Soon after Inspector Kurt Wallander moves into a new house with a charming garden, he makes an upsetting discovery: there is a hand--indeed, an... More Info

Worst. Person. Ever.

Vintage Books Canada | May 27, 2014 | 336 pages
A national bestseller, Douglas Coupland's Worst. Person. Ever. is a gloriously filthy, side-splittingly funny and unforgettable novel. Now in paperback. Worst. Person. Ever. is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value.  More Info

Scattered Minds

Vintage Books Canada | June 26, 2019 | 348 pages
Written from the inside by a person who himself has ADD, with the wisdom gained through years of medical practice and research, Scattered Minds explodes the myth of ADD as a genetically based illness, offering real hope and advice for children and adults who live with this disorder.  More Info

The Myth of the Muslim Tide

Vintage Books Canada | August 27, 2013 | 208 pages
From the award-winning author andGlobecolumnist Doug Saunders, a short, powerfully argued, debunking of the myth of the Muslim tide, which is being deployed to dangerous effect by numerous commentators and politicians in Canada, the United States and Europe. Even among people who would never... More Info

Hold on to Your Kids

Vintage Books Canada | August 13, 2013 | 320 pages
This parenting classic on one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time--peers replacing parents in the lives of children--is now more relevant than ever. The latest edition includes new material on how social media and video game culture are affecting our children, and what... More Info

Sweet Tooth

Vintage Books Canada | May 7, 2013 | 336 pages
Ian McEwan is back with a masterpiece to equal Atonement, entwining espionage and love in a thrilling new novel. Serena Frome, the beautiful mathematician daughter of an Anglican bishop, has a brief affair with an older man during her final year at Cambridge before taking a job with MI5 in London.... More Info


Vintage Books Canada | February 21, 2012 | 240 pages
From the 2011 winner of the Man Booker Prize, 14 stories that touch on longing and love, loss and friendship, and a great many passions in between. It's the strongest collection yet from Julian Barnes. From an imperial capital in the eighteenth century to Garibaldi's adventures in the nineteenth,... More Info

Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith

Vintage Books Canada | November 7, 2012 | 832 pages
A richly detailed, profoundly engrossing story of how religion has influenced American foreign relations, told through the stories of the men and women—from presidents to preachers—who have plotted the country’s course in the world. Ever since John Winthrop argued that the Puritans’ new... More Info

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Vintage Books Canada | December 27, 2011 | 240 pages
Karen Armstrong explains how to practise the religion of compassion that her last books have preached. In November 2009 Armstrong and TED launched The Charter of Compassion, which states that "We call upon all men and women to restore compassion to the centre of morality and cultivate... More Info

Save the Humans

Vintage Books Canada | April 2, 2013 | 304 pages
An impassioned and inspiring story from the creator of the award-winning documentary Sharkwater. Beginning with a childhood spent catching poisonous snakes and chasing after alligators, Rob Stewart, the award-winning documentary filmmaker behind Sharkwater, charts his development into one of the... More Info

Outside the Box

Vintage Books Canada | April 2, 2013 | 304 pages
When Canadian journalist Jeannie Marshall moved to Rome with her husband, she delighted in Italy's famous culinary traditions. But when Marshall gave birth to a son, she began to see how that food culture was eroding, especially within young families. Like their North American counterparts, Italian... More Info

In One Person

Vintage Books Canada | January 29, 2013 | 448 pages
His most political novel sinceThe Cider House RulesandA Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving'sIn One Personis a story of unfulfilled love--tormented, funny and affecting--and an intimate, unforgettable portrait of the novel's bisexual narrator and main character, Billy Abbott. John Irving's new novel... More Info

The Thieves of Bay Street

Vintage Books Canada | March 5, 2013 | 320 pages
A newsmaking exposé about why Canada's financial industry is a haven for fraud. Beneath the veneer of stability that saw Canada's banking sector through the financial crash of 2008, investigative reporter Bruce Livesey has uncovered a rampant failure of epidemic proportions. Though no large... More Info

Why Men Lie

Vintage Books Canada | February 5, 2013 | 384 pages
Why Men Lieis about Effie, the fascinating sister of the troubled priest at the heart ofThe Bishop's Man. Effie has had her fair share of lovers and husbands, including the Gillis cousins from Cape Breton, who have been a source of as much guilt as joy. She first married John, then ran away to... More Info


Vintage Books Canada | January 8, 2013 | 160 pages
Frank Money is an angry, broken veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically... More Info

The Table Comes First

Vintage Books Canada | August 21, 2012 | 336 pages
Never before have we cared so much about food. With inimitable charm and learning, Adam Gopnik charts America's recent and rapid evolution from commendably aware eaters to manic, compulsive gastronomes. It is a journey that begins in eighteenth-century France and carries us to the kitchens of the... More Info

Wayne Gretzky's Ghost

Vintage Books Canada | November 6, 2012 | 400 pages
For nearly 40 years, Roy MacGregor has brought our national sport alive on the pages of Canada's newspapers and magazines, and now the best of this writing is available in a volume that's a must-read for any hockey fan. He covers a list of hockey legends--players like Borje Salming, Jean Beliveau,... More Info

101 Letters to a Prime Minister

Vintage Books Canada | October 30, 2012 | 448 pages
From the mailbox of the Prime Minister's Office to your bookshelf, a list of more than 100 books that every Canadian should read. This largely one-sided correspondence from the "loneliest book club in the world" is a compendium for bibliophiles and those who follow the Canadian political scene.... More Info

The Marriage Plot

Vintage Books Canada | September 4, 2012 | 416 pages
The brilliant and satisfying new novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides. It's the early 1980s--America is in a deep recession, and life after college is harder than ever. In the cafés on the cobble-streets of College Hill, the wised up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to... More Info

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Vintage Books Canada | July 31, 2012 | 240 pages
In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette publishedOranges,the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster. Orangesbecame an international bestseller, inspired an award-winning BBC adaptation, and was... More Info

The Forgotten Affairs of Youth

Vintage Books Canada | October 2, 2012 | 288 pages
The eighth delightful installment in the ongoing saga of the life and loves of Isabel Dalhousie. As the editor of an applied ethics journal, Isabel Dalhousie is usually tucked away in her editorial office, in the comfortable Edinburgh house she shares with her fiancé and their young son, and does... More Info

The Stranger's Child

Vintage Books Canada | September 4, 2012 | 448 pages
In the late summer of 1913, George Sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate--a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance--to his family's modest home outside London for the weekend. George is enthralled by Cecil, and soon his sixteen-year-old sister, Daphne, is equally besotted by him and... More Info

Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People

Vintage Books Canada | November 6, 2012 | 144 pages
Ever wonder what would happen if Douglas Coupland's unhinged imagination met Graham Roumieu's insane knack for illustrating the ridiculously weird? The answer is seven deliciously wicked tales featuring seven highly improbable, not only inappropriate, characters, including Donald the Incredibly... More Info

Vital Signs

Vintage Books Canada | July 24, 2012 | 176 pages
More and more every day I find myself drawn into the puzzle of her speech, determined to unravel meaning in each sentence, because now I'm sure it's there, if I only listen to her in a way I have failed to listen for thirty years. From Vital Signsby Tessa McWatt After thirty years of marriage,... More Info

The Leap

Vintage Books Canada | September 4, 2012 | 368 pages
The most vital project of the twenty-first century is a shift from our unsustainable way of life to a sustainable one--a great lateral leap from a track headed for economic and ecological disaster to one bound for renewed prosperity. InThe Leap, Chris Turner presents a field guide to making that... More Info

The Cat's Table

Vintage Books Canada | June 12, 2012 | 288 pages
In the early 1950s in Ceylon an eleven-year-old boy is put alone aboard a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the insignificant "cat's table"--as far from the Captain's table as can be--with two other lone boys and a small group of strange fellow passengers: one appears to be a... More Info

When the Gods Changed

Vintage Books Canada | September 25, 2012 | 320 pages
The May 2, 2011 federal election turned Canadian governance upside down and inside out. In his newest and possibly most controversial book, Peter C. Newman argues that the Harper majority will alter Canada so much that we may have to change the country's name. But the most lasting impact of the... More Info

The Price of Civilization

Vintage Books Canada | August 21, 2012 | 352 pages
For more than three decades, Jeffrey D. Sachs has been at the forefront of international economic problem solving. But the bestselling author ofThe End of PovertyandCommon Wealthturns his attention to his own home, the United States, inThe Price of Civilization, a book that is essential reading for... More Info

The Virgin Cure

Vintage Books Canada | June 26, 2012 | 368 pages
The much-anticipated follow-up to "The Birth House," "The Virgin Cure "secures Ami McKay's place as one of our most powerful storytellers. "I am Moth, a girl from the lowest part of Chrystie Street, born to a slum-house mystic and the man who broke her heart." " " "The Virgin Cure "begins in the... More Info

Into the Silence

Vintage Books Canada | October 2, 2012 | 688 pages
A classic account of exploration and endurance from the bestselling author ofThe Wayfinders. In this magisterial work of history and adventure, based on more than a decade of prodigious research in British, Canadian and European archives, and months in the field in Nepal and Tibet, Wade Davis... More Info