Books published by Vintage Canada

Dogs at the Perimeter

Vintage Canada | February 14, 2017 | 272 pages
In this, her second novel after the award-winning Certainty, Madeleine Thien continues to demonstrate her astonishing gifts as a storyteller. Set in Cambodia during the regime of the Khmer Rouge and in present-day Montreal, Dogs at the Perimeter tells the story of Janie, who as a child experiences... More Info


Vintage Canada | February 14, 2017 | 320 pages
In her stunning debut novel about a woman's journey to unravel the mystery of her parents' lives, Madeleine Thien proves herself a writer of vision, maturity, and style. Certainty follows Gail Lim, a producer of radio documentaries in Vancouver, as she works to uncover the history of her parents'... More Info

All Out

Vintage Canada | January 3, 2017 | 320 pages
How having a gay child challenged a prominent anchorman and changed his family - for the better. Bracingly honest, All Out is a touching and disarmingly funny memoir that will resonate with any parents and children, gay or not, who have ever struggled to understand each other (or themselves).  More Info

The Naturalist

Vintage Canada | January 24, 2017 | 304 pages
1867, Philadelphia. Amateur naturalist Walter Ash is on the brink of setting off to travel up his beloved Amazon when fate intervenes, obliging his only son to take his place. More at ease among his books than in the field, Paul Ash takes a reluctant leave of absence from Harvard's Museum of... More Info


Vintage Canada | October 4, 2016 | 320 pages
A searing novel that blends truth and fiction--and Beatles fandom--from one of literature's most striking contemporary voices, author of the international sensation City of Bohane. It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he... More Info

City of Thorns

Vintage Canada | September 20, 2016 | 400 pages
To charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it's a "nursery for terrorists"; to the western media, it's a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. Situated hundreds of miles from any other settlement, in the... More Info

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

Vintage Canada | April 30, 2017 | 272 pages
Follows the lives of an eclectic group of individuals who frequent a hotel swimming pool in a Rwandan town including Gentille, a beautiful Hutu often mistaken for a Tutsi, who has long been admired by Bernard Valcourt, a Canadian journalist. As the two slide into a love affair, civil unrest in... More Info


Vintage Canada | April 30, 2017 | 272 pages
'Breathtaking. . . . A work of gorgeous innovation and a staunch hypnotic intelligence.' -- The Village Voice The introduction, discussion questions, suggestions for further reading, and author biography that follow are designed to enhance your group's reading and discussion of the work of Anne... More Info

The Carbon Bubble

Vintage Canada | May 17, 2016 | 320 pages
As the price of oil falls, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin takes us to the epicentre of the bursting global carbon bubble, and dares us to imagine a new engine for growth that does not run on oil. For a decade, the vision of Canada's future as an energy superpower has driven the... More Info

The Buried Giant

Vintage Canada | January 5, 2016 | 352 pages
The extraordinary new novel from the author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize­-winning The Remains of the Day The Romans have long since departed, and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But at least the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. The Buried Giant begins as a... More Info

Wages of Rebellion

Vintage Canada | March 1, 2016 |
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER For bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges, we are once again riding the crest of a revolutionary epic, much like 1848 or 1917, from the Arab Spring to movements against austerity in Greece to the Occupy movement. From the vantage point of a world on the edge, "... More Info

The Morning After

Vintage Canada | September 1, 2015 | 272 pages
A #1 national bestseller, winner of the QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction, and finalist for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, "The Morning After "is a sly, insightful and wonderfully original book from one of Canada's most... More Info

Adult Onset

Vintage Canada | July 28, 2015 | 400 pages
From the acclaimed, bestselling author of two beloved classics, Fall On Your Kneesand The Way the Crow Flies, Adult Onset is a powerful drama that makes vividly real the pressures of life and love, and the undercurrents that run deep through even the most devoted families. Mary Rose... More Info

Come Back

Vintage Canada | August 4, 2015 | 224 pages
From a 2-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, an intense novel of loss, memory and the limitless nature of family love. Hal Wiens, a retired professor, is mourning the sudden death of his loving wife, Yo. To get through each day, he relies on the bare comfort of routine and regular... More Info


Vintage Canada | July 7, 2015 | 160 pages
A triumph of poetic beauty and a moving meditation on how love and food are inextricably entwined, "Man"is a seductive and luminous work of literature from Kim Thuy, whose first book, "Ru," was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, received a Governor General's Literary Award and won the... More Info

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Vintage Canada | May 26, 2015 | 240 pages
From Dave Eggers, bestselling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? is the formally daring, brilliantly executed story of one man, struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the... More Info

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Vintage Canada | June 11, 2013 | 320 pages
With illustrations by award-winning comic artist Joe Sacco, Chris Hedges portrays a suffering nation on the cusp of widespread revolt and addresses Occupy Wall Street in his first book since the international protests began. In the tradition of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Hedges and Sacco travel... More Info

Death of the Liberal Class

Vintage Canada | August 30, 2011 | 256 pages
The liberal class plays a vital role in a democracy. It gives moral legitimacy to the state. It makes limited forms of dissent and incremental change possible. The liberal class posits itself as the conscience of the nation. It permits us, through its appeal to public virtues and the public good,... More Info

Empire of Illusion

Vintage Canada | August 24, 2010 | 240 pages
Pulitzer prizewinner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world, that can cope with complexity and can... More Info

Dieppe Decoded

Vintage Canada | October 7, 2014 | 512 pages
One of the most important Canadian non-fiction books we have published: the groundbreaking, thrilling, ultra-secret story behind one of WWII's most enduring mysteries, which fundamentally changes our understanding of this sorrowful event in Canada's past. The Dieppe Raid--the darkest day in... More Info

The Examined Life

Vintage Canada | December 9, 2014 | 240 pages
Echoing Socrates' time-honoured statement that the unexamined life is not worth living, psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz draws short, vivid stories from his 25-year practice in order to track the collaborative journey of therapist and patient as they uncover the hidden feelings behind ordinary... More Info

Toxin Toxout

Vintage Canada | November 25, 2014 | 304 pages
The Rubber Duck boys are back, and after showing us all the ways that toxins get IN our bodies, now they give us a guide for scrubbing those toxins OUT. Following the runaway success of their first book, 2 of Canada's leading environmental activists give practical and often surprising advice for... More Info

The Longer I'm Prime Minister

Vintage Canada | October 14, 2014 | 464 pages
The definitive portrait of Stephen Harper in power by this country's most trenchant, influential and surprising political commentator. Despite a constant barrage of outrage and disbelief from his detractors, Stephen Harper is on his way to becoming one of Canada's most significant prime ministers.... More Info

Empress Dowager CIXI

Vintage Canada | September 30, 2014 | 464 pages
From internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans, and co-author of the bestselling Mao: The Unknown Story, this is the dramatic, epic biography of the unusual woman who ruled China for 50 years. A woman, an Empress of immense wealth who was largely a prisoner within the compound walls of her... More Info

Lives of the Family

Vintage Canada | September 15, 2014 | 240 pages
In 2011, Denise Chong set out to collect the history of the earliest Chinese settlers in and around Ottawa, who made their homes far from any major Chinatown. Many would open cafes, establishments that once dotted the landscape across the country and were a monument to small-town Canada. This book... More Info

The Remains of the Day

Vintage Canada | August 26, 2014 | 320 pages
Kazuo Ishiguro's Booker Prize-winning masterpiece became an international bestseller on publication, was adapted into an award-winning film, and has since come to be regarded as a modern classic. The Remains of the Day is a spellbinding portrayal of a vanished way of life and a haunting meditation... More Info

The Once and Future World

Vintage Canada | August 12, 2014 | 272 pages
From one of Canada's most exciting writers and ecological thinkers, a book that will change the way we see nature and show that in restoring the living world, we are also restoring ourselves. The Once and Future World began in the moment J.B. MacKinnon realized the grassland he grew up on was not... More Info

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Vintage Canada | January 6, 2009 | 480 pages
In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor... More Info

Winter in Madrid

Vintage Canada | January 7, 2014 | 560 pages
A vivid and haunting depiction of wartime Spain, "Winter in Madrid" presents an intimate and riveting tale that offers a remarkable sense of history unfolding and the profound impact of impossible choices.  More Info

The End of Growth

Vintage Canada | September 3, 2013 | 320 pages
In an urgent follow-up to his bestselling Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, Jeff Rubin argues that the end of cheap oil means the end of growth. What will it be like to live in a world where growth is over? Now updated with a new afterword. Economist and resource analyst Jeff... More Info

Champlain's Dream

Vintage Canada | October 7, 2009 | 864 pages
In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winner David Hackett Fischer magnificently brings to life the visionary adventurer who has straddled our history for 400 years. Champlain’s Dreamreveals, with rare immediacy and drama, the story of a remarkable man: a leader who... More Info

The Dream of Scipio

Vintage Canada | May 13, 2003 | 400 pages
Three narratives, set in the fifth, fourteenth, and twentieth centuries, all revolving around an ancient text and each with a love story at its centre, are the elements of this brilliantly ingenious novel, a follow-up to the international bestseller An Instance of the Fingerpost. Now Ian Pears... More Info

An Exclusive Love

Vintage Canada | January 31, 2012 | 192 pages
Two people who have grown old together decide to take their own lives. He is terminally ill; she doesn't want to be without him. One Sunday in autumn 1991, they carry out their plan. Vera and IstvÁn go to their deaths holding hands. It is the logical end of a love that shut out the entire rest of... More Info

Silent House

Vintage Canada | July 2, 2013 | 352 pages
Never before published in English, Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's second novel is the moving story of a family gathering the summer before the Turkish military coup of 1980. In an old mansion in Cennethisar (formerly a fishing village, now a posh resort near Istanbul) the old widow Fatma awaits the... More Info

The End of Your Life Book Club

Vintage Canada | June 4, 2013 | 352 pages
An inspiring memoir for fans of Joan Didion, Annie Lamott, and Mitch Albom, The End of Your Life Book Club is a beautiful celebration of literature and a profound testament to the ways we remember our loved ones. Mary Anne Schwalbe was a renowned educator who filled such august positions as... More Info

Fall on Your Knees

Vintage Canada | August 26, 1997 | 576 pages
“What a wild ride — I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough,” Oprah Winfrey told her viewers as she announced Fall on Your Knees as her February 2002 Book Club selection. Set largely in a Cape Breton coal mining community called New Waterford, ranging through four generations, Ann-Marie... More Info

The Birth House

Vintage Canada | March 6, 2007 | 408 pages
Copy 2. Includes "special features".  More Info

Motorcycles & Sweetgrass

Vintage Canada | January 11, 2011 | 368 pages
A story of magic, family, a mysterious stranger . . . and a band of marauding raccoons. Otter Lake is a sleepy Anishnawbe community where little happens. Until the day a handsome stranger pulls up astride a 1953 Indian Chief motorcycle – and turns Otter Lake completely upside down. Maggie, the... More Info

Cutting for Stone

Vintage Canada | January 26, 2010 | 688 pages
Marion, fresh out of medical school, flees Ethiopia and makes his way to America, finding refuge in his work as an intern at an underfunded, overcrowded New York City hospital. When the past catches up to him--nearly destroying him--Marion must entrust his life to the two men he thought he trusted... More Info

Come, Thou Tortoise

Vintage Canada | March 9, 2010 | 432 pages
A delightfully offbeat story that features an opinionated tortoise and an IQ-challenged narrator who find themselves in the middle of a life-changing mystery. Audrey (a.k.a. Oddly) Flowers is living quietly in Oregon with Winnifred, her tortoise, when she finds out her dear father has been knocked... More Info

Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller

Vintage Canada | September 28, 2010 | 336 pages
What do subprime mortgages, Atlantic salmon dinners, SUVs and globalization have in common? They all depend on cheap oil. And in a world of dwindling oil supplies and steadily mounting demand around the world, there is no such thing as cheap oil. Oil might be less expensive in the middle of a... More Info

The Trouble with Islam Today

Vintage Canada | February 12, 2010 | 272 pages
In this controversial and groundbreaking book, Irshad Manji exposes the disturbing cornerstones of Islam as it is widely practiced today: tribal insularity, deep-seated anti-Semitism, and an uncritical acceptance of the Quran. But The Trouble with Islam Today ranges further than criticism, offering... More Info

Portuguese Irregular Verbs 4

Vintage Canada | February 7, 2012 | 144 pages
Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of the highly regardedPortuguese Irregular Verbs(200 LTD copies sold!) and a pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg, finds that life is very difficult these days. His academic rival (and owner of a... More Info

When the Body Says No

Vintage Canada | February 3, 2004 | 320 pages
Whitehots April/04.  More Info

No Logo

Vintage Canada | December 4, 2000 | 512 pages
Taking aim at the brand bullies.  More Info

John A

Vintage Canada | October 28, 2008 | 560 pages
The first full-scale biography of Canada’s first prime minister in half a century by one of our best-known and most highly regarded political writers. The first volume of Richard Gwyn’s definitive biography of John A.  More Info

Ecoholic Body

Vintage Canada | April 10, 2012 | 496 pages
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The Uninvited Guests

Vintage Canada | April 17, 2012 | 272 pages
It's rural England, just after the turn of the last century. Charlotte married Edward Shift after the sudden death of her first husband, Horace Torrington. They live at Sterne, the home they are in danger of losing due to a financial crisis, with Charlotte's three children: Emerald, Clovis and... More Info

The Importance of Being Seven

Vintage Canada | November 1, 2011 | 368 pages
Scotland Street occupies a busy, bohemian corner of Edinburgh's New Town. And number 44 has more than its fair share of the street's eccentrics and failures... Despite inhabiting a great city renowned for its impeccable restraint, the extended family of 44 Scotland Street is trembling on the brink... More Info

Irma Voth

Vintage Canada | March 27, 2012 | 272 pages
Miriam Toews' new novel brings us back to the beloved voice of her award-winning, #1 bestseller A Complicated Kindness, and to a Mennonite community in the Mexican desert. Original and brilliant, she is a master of storytelling at the height of her powers, who manages with trademark wry wit and a... More Info