Books published by Vintage Canada

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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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

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

The English Patient

Vintage Canada | August 27, 1993 | 320 pages
1. The English patient 'whispers again, dragging the listening heart of the young nurse beside him to wherever his mind is, into that well of memory he kept plunging into during those months before he died' [p. 4]. Why does the patient consider himself to have 'died'? Does he undergo any kind of... More Info

A Wall of Light

Vintage Canada | September 12, 2006 | 272 pages
“I am Sonya Vronsky, professor of mathematics at Tel Aviv University, and this is the story of a day in late August. On this remarkable day I kissed a student, pursued a lover, found my father, and left my brother.” So begins A Wall of Light, a novel which chronicles a single day in the life of... More Info

The Lizard Cage

Vintage Canada | March 6, 2007 | 448 pages
Set during Burma's military dictatorship of the mid—1990s, Karen Connelly’s exquisitely written and harshly realistic debut novel is a hymn to human resilience and love. In the sealed-off world of a vast Burmese prison known as the cage, Teza languishes in solitary confinement seven years into... More Info


Vintage Canada | April 22, 2003 | 336 pages
Novelist Reta Winter's idyllic life is shattered when her eldest daughter abandons her life to sit on a gritty street corner with a sign reading "GOODNESS" around her neck, a situation that prompts Reta to uncover what drove her daughter to her new existence.  More Info

The Boy in the Moon

Vintage Canada | May 4, 2010 | 304 pages
Walker Brown was born with a genetic mutation so rare that doctors call it an orphan syndrome: perhaps 300 people around the world also live with it. Walker turns twelve in 2008, but he weighs only 54 pounds, is still in diapers, can't speak and needs to wear special cuffs on his arms so that he... More Info

Larry's Party

Vintage Canada | September 29, 1998 | 352 pages
Larry Weller, born in 1950, is an ordinary guy made extraordinary by his creator's perception, irony and tenderness. Carol Shields gives us, as it were, a CAT scan of his life, in episodes between 1977 and 1997 that flash back and forward seamlessly. As Larry journeys toward the millennium,... More Info

Cloud Atlas

Vintage Canada | August 17, 2004 | 528 pages
From David Mitchell, the Booker Prize nominee, award-winning writer and one of the featured authors in Granta’s “Best of Young British Novelists 2003” issue, comes his highly anticipated third novel, a work of mind-bending imagination and scope.  More Info

Life of Pi

Vintage Canada | October 10, 2002 | 368 pages
Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has... More Info

All Families are Psychotic

Vintage Canada | September 24, 2002 | 288 pages
Psychosis: any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual’s contact with reality becomes highly distorted. Douglas Coupland, the author whom Tom Wolfe calls “one of the freshest, most exciting voices of the novel today,” delivers his tenth book in ten years of writing, with All... More Info

Midnight's Children

Vintage Canada | June 10, 1997 | 560 pages
Introduction by Anita Desai Saleem Sinai was born at midnight, the midnight of India's independence, and finds himself mysteriously 'handcuffed to history' by the coincidence. He is one of 1,001 children born at the midnight hour, each of them endowed with an extraordinary talent -- and whose... More Info

My Darling Dead Ones

Vintage Canada | June 23, 1998 | 208 pages
In this luminous first novel that sings into being a haunting story of women's lives, Erika de Vasconcelos follows the connections that remain when you move from a European past to a North American present, the emotional legacies you inherit, the bonds that hold or break.  More Info

Who's Your City?

Vintage Canada | March 24, 2009 | 416 pages
International Bestseller All places are not created equal. In this groundbreaking book, Richard Florida shows that where we live is increasingly a crucial factor in our lives, one that fundamentally affects our professional and personal prospects. As well as explaining why place matters now more... More Info


Vintage Canada | April 10, 2012 | 272 pages
NOMINEE 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Touchbegins with Stephen, an Anglican priest, returning from Vancouver to the northern BC town of Sawgamet where he grew up, just in time for his mother's death. Sawgamet was founded by Stephen's grandfather Jeannot, when he heard a voice in the woods calling... More Info

The Blue Light Project

Vintage Canada | March 13, 2012 | 400 pages
From the Giller Prize-nominated author of Stanley Parkcomes a novel about the clash of art and advertising, the cultish grip of celebrity, and the intense connections that form in times of crisis. An unidentified man storms a television studio where KiddieFame, a controversial youth talent show, is... More Info

The Leopard

Vintage Canada | November 1, 2011 | 624 pages
Harry Hole is back and this time he's back from very, very far away. Another gripping instalment in this prize-winning and acclaimed series by the internationally #1 bestselling crime writer in Norway. Two women are found murdered in Oslo - both of them have drowned in their own blood. What... More Info

Your Voice in My Head

Vintage Canada | January 10, 2012 | 224 pages
A dazzling and devastating memoir - Girl Interruptedfor the Junogeneration. Talented, prolific and charming, Emma Forrest was settled in Manhattan at twenty-two and on contract to the Guardianwhen she realized that her quirks had gone beyond eccentricity, past the warm waters of weird and into... More Info

The Procrastination Equation

Vintage Canada | December 27, 2011 | 352 pages
DON'T WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK: The world's leading expert on procrastination uses his groundbreaking research to offer understanding on a matter that bedevils us all. Writing with humour, humanity and solid scientific information reminiscent of Stumbling on Happinessand Freakonomics, Piers Steel... More Info

Men in Space

Vintage Canada | February 7, 2012 | 304 pages
The first novel by the Booker Prize finalist Tom McCarthy - author of Remainderand C- Men in Spaceis a clever entrée into the art world, and a look at the bohemian life that was Prague in the 1990s. Set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of communism, Men in Spacefollows a cast... More Info

Web of Angels

Vintage Canada | February 28, 2012 | 368 pages
Just as Jodi Picoult tackles controversial contemporary issues in her compelling domestic dramas, in Web of Angelsbestselling novelist Lilian Nattel explores the vivid reality of what used to be called multiple personality disorder. A Vintage Canada trade paperback original. On the surface of... More Info

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Vintage Canada | March 8, 2011 | 512 pages
The author of Cloud Atlas's most ambitious novel yet, for the readers of Ishiguro, Murakami, and, of course, David Mitchell. The year is 1799, the place Dejima, the "high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island" that is the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window to the world. It is also the... More Info

Tell It to the Trees

Vintage Canada | May 1, 2012 | 272 pages
One freezing winter morning a dead body is found in the backyard of the Dharma family's house. It's the body of Anu Krishnan. For Anu, a writer seeking a secluded retreat from the city, the Dharmas' "back-house" in the sleepy mountain town of Merrit's Point was the ideal spot to take a year off and... More Info


Vintage Canada | January 10, 2006 | 288 pages
From the pen of a master the #1 bestselling, Booker Prizewinning author ofAtonement comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Saturdayis... More Info

Hold on to Your Kids

Vintage Canada | May 10, 2005 | 320 pages
A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestselling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time -- peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Dr. Neufeld has dubbed... More Info


Vintage Canada | April 15, 2008 | 416 pages
From one of our most widely read, award-winning journalists comes the powerful, unputdownable story of the very human cost of a global pandemic of staggering scope and scale. It is essential reading for our times. In 28, Stephanie Nolen, the Globe and Mail's Africa Bureau Chief, puts a human face... More Info

The 100-Mile Diet

Vintage Canada | October 2, 2007 | 288 pages
The remarkable, amusing and inspiring adventures of a Canadian couple who make a year-long attempt to eat foods grown and produced within a 100-mile radius of their apartment. When Alisa Smith and James MacKinnon learned that the average ingredient in a North American meal travels 1,500 miles from... More Info

The Nature of Economies

Vintage Canada | March 13, 2001 | 208 pages
Jane Jacobs has spent years changing the way we think about economic life in general. Now, inThe Nature of Economies, Jacobs proposes a radical notion that has breath-taking common sense: economies are governed by the same rules as nature itself. With the simplicity of an extremely wise and... More Info


Vintage Canada | June 8, 2010 | 368 pages
A riveting account of Hurricane Katrina and a shocking tale of wrongful arrest and racism,Zeitounis the true story of one Syrian-American, plucked from his home and accused of terrorism, written by one of America's most high-profile literary writers, now available for the first time in paperback... More Info


Vintage Canada | April 17, 2007 | 352 pages
When the world’s environmental woes get you down, turn to Ecoholic – Canada’s best resource for practical tips and products that help you do your part for the earth. You’ll get the dirt on what not to buy and why, and the dish on great gifts, clothes, home supplies and more. Based on the... More Info