Category: Literature - international

Her Body and Other Parties

October 3, 2017 | 248 pages
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t... More Info

The Forester's Daughter

Faber Stories | March 7, 2019 | 80 pages
The evening is fine. In the sky a few early stars are shining of their own accord. She watches the dog licking the bowl clean. This dog will break her daughter's heart, she's sure of it. Claire Keegan's mesmeric story takes us into the heart of the Wicklow countryside, and of the farming family of... More Info

Dante and the Lobster

Faber Stories | January 3, 2019 | 48 pages
Well, thought Belacqua, it's a quick death, God help us all. It is not. 'Dante and the Lobster' is the first of the linked short stories in Samuel Beckett's first book, More Pricks Than Kicks. Published in 1934, its style was recognisably indebted to that of his mentor, James Joyce, and crammed... More Info

Fishnet

Gallery/Scout Press | October 15, 2019 | 352 pages
A “thoughtful, bruising, poignant, and poetic” (Ian Rankin) debut in which a woman’s search for her missing sister leads her into the world of contemporary sex work. Rona Leonard was only twenty-years-old when she walked out of her sister Fiona’s flat and disappeared. Six years later—worn... More Info

All the Lives We Never Lived

Washington Square Press | October 15, 2019 | 288 pages
From the Man Booker Prize-nominated author of Sleeping on Jupiter and “one of India’s greatest living authors” (O, The Oprah Magazine), a poignant and sweeping novel set in India during World War II and the present day about a son’s quest to uncover the truth about his mother. In my... More Info
$19.95

Death and the Seaside

October 8, 2019 | 192 pages
Nearing thirty, with an abandoned degree and half-hearted dreams of becoming a writer, Bonnie Falls finally moves out of her parents' home and into a shabby flat. When her enigmatic landlady takes an interest in her--and one of her unfinished stories--Bonnie's aspirations are rekindled, and she's... More Info

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World

Bloomsbury Publishing | December 3, 2019 | 320 pages
Longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize A moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times, from internationally renowned writer and speaker Elif Shafak. In the pulsating moments after she has been murdered and left in a dumpster outside Istanbul, Tequila Leila enters a state of heightened... More Info

Older Brother

Europa Editions | October 8, 2019 | 256 pages
Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn't offer them many opportunities. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades... More Info

Girl

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | September 10, 2019 | 208 pages
Girl, Edna O’Brien’s hotly anticipated new novel, envisages the lives of the Boko Haram girls in a masterpiece of violence and tenderness. I was a girl once, but not anymore. So begins Girl, Edna O’Brien’s harrowing portrayal of the young women abducted by Boko Haram. Set in the deep... More Info

Shantaram

Macmillan | October 1, 2005 | 944 pages
Having escaped an Australian maximum security prison, a disillusioned man loses himself in the slums of Bombay, where he works for a drug mafia kingpin, smuggles arms for a crime lord, forges bonds with fellow exiles, and finds love with an elusive woman. A first novel. Reprint.  More Info

Unsheltered

Harper Perennial | October 15, 2019 | 480 pages
New York Times bestseller An NPR pick for Best Books of 2018 An O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Book of 2018 A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2018 One of Christian Science Monitor's best fiction reads of 2018 One of Newsweek's Best Books of the year The New York Times bestselling author of... More Info

The Dutch House

Harper | September 24, 2019 | 352 pages
Ann Patchett, the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with her most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. "'Do you think it's... More Info

The Falconer

Washington Square Press | October 8, 2019 | 304 pages
A New York Times Editor’s Choice Pick “A novel of huge heart and fierce intelligence.  More Info

Marley

Atria Books | October 8, 2019 | 304 pages
From the acclaimed author of the “marvel of a novel” (Entertainment Weekly) Finn comes a masterful reimagining of Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol with this darkly entertaining and moving exploration of the twisted relationship between Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley. “Marley... More Info

The Little Snake

August 1, 2019 | 128 pages
A magical, charming and deeply moving fable about the journey we all take through life, how we live in this world, and how we leave it  More Info
$31.50

The Girl Who Reads on the Métro

Flatiron Books | October 8, 2019 | 192 pages
In the vein of Amélie and The Little Paris Bookshop, a modern fairytale about a French woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets a reclusive bookseller and his young daughter. Juliette leads a perfectly ordinary life in Paris, working a slow office job, dating a string of... More Info
$21.00

Hazards of Time Travel

Ecco | October 8, 2019 | 240 pages
An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates “Time travel” — and its hazards—are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to... More Info

Cilka's Journey

St. Martin's Press | October 1, 2019 | 352 pages
From the author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz comes a new novel based on an incredible true story of love and resilience. Her beauty saved her — and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1942,... More Info

Ash Before Oak

April 17, 2019 | 528 pages
A mesmerizing exploration of the natural world and depression. Will appeal to fans of nature writing, and fans of Robert Macfarlane and Helen Macdonald.  More Info
$34.00

The Professor of Immortality

Delphinium | October 15, 2019 | 275 pages
Professor Maxine Sayers once found her personal and professional life so fulfilling that she founded the Institute of Future Studies, a program dedicated to studying the effects of technology on our culture and finding ways to prolong human life. But when her beloved husband dies, she is so... More Info
$21.95

The Old Woman and the River

Interlink Books | May 1, 2019 | 160 pages
Shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. After the ceasefire in 1988, the devastation to the landscape of Iraq wrought by the longest war of the twentieth centurythe Iran-Iraq Warbecomes visible. Eight years of fighting have turned nature upside down, with vast wastelands being... More Info

The World That We Knew

Simon & Schuster | September 24, 2019 | 384 pages
“Oh, what a book this is! Hoffman’s exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the humanity she brings to us—it is a glorious experience. The book builds and builds, as she weaves together, seamlessly, the stories of people in the... More Info

Right after the Weather

Atria Books | October 1, 2019 | 288 pages
The author of the “graceful and compassionate” (People) New York Times bestseller Carry the One presents a new and long-awaited novel exploring what happens when untested people are put to a hard test, and in its aftermath, find themselves in a newly uncertain world. It’s the fall of 2016.... More Info

Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming

New Directions Publishing Corporation | September 24, 2019 | 576 pages
Set in contemporary times,Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin-like figure, Baron Béla Wenckheim, who returns at the end of his life to his provincial Hungarian hometown. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he longs... More Info

Fanny and the Mystery in the Grieving Forest

September 10, 2019 | 192 pages
Fanny, a 17-year-old high school senior, loses both parents in a car accident. Granted permission to live independently in the family home, located on the outskirts of a small Norwegian town, the days pass by as she performs routine daily chores: going to school, maintaining the house, chopping and... More Info

Quichotte

September 3, 2019 | 384 pages
Quichotte is a love story of profound tenderness and humanity from a great storyteller at his brilliant best. Wise, beautifully written, as heartbreaking as it is wildly comic, its characters unforgettable, its plot dazzlingly suspenseful, it illuminates our corrupt times where fact is so often... More Info
$24.99

Postscript

September 1, 2019 | 368 pages
Pre-order the long-awaited sequel to the bestselling PS, I Love You now!  More Info

The Braid

Simon & Schuster | September 24, 2019 | 224 pages
In this unforgettable international bestseller, three women from very different circumstances around the world find their lives intertwined by a single object and discover what connects us—across cultures, backgrounds, and borders. In India, Smita is an untouchable. Desperate to give her daughter... More Info

Ponti

Simon & Schuster | September 24, 2019 | 304 pages
An award-winning novel about the value of friendships in present-day Singapore—a “stirring debut…relatable yet unsettling [that] smartly captures earnest teenage myopathy through a tumultuous high school relationship” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). “I am Miss Frankenstein, I am the... More Info

The Not Wives

Amethyst Editions | September 10, 2019 | 320 pages
A novel of sex-positive awakening and burgeoning political resistance, set in Occupy-era New York City.  More Info

The Fragments

Text Publishing | October 29, 2018 | 336 pages
From the award-winning, bestselling author of Addition and Nine Days, a superbly crafted and captivating literary mystery about a lost book and a secret love.  More Info
$23.95

Happiness, as Such

March 28, 2020 | 176 pages
"The hauntingly beautiful epistolary novel from 'a glowing light of modern Italian literature' (New York Times Book Review). At the heart of Happiness As Such is an absence, an abyss that draws everyone nearer to its edge, created by the departure of a family's wayward only son, Michele, who has... More Info

A Trick of Light

March 28, 2020 | 352 pages
From Stan Lee, the pop culture legend behind Marvel's The Avengers, Black Panther, X-Men, Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, and Iron Man, comes a major literary event featuring two heroic teenagers--one born with extraordinary gifts, one unwillingly transformed. Together they can change the world . .... More Info

Convenience Store Woman

Grove Press | September 1, 2019 | 176 pages
The English-language debut of an exciting young voice in international fiction, selling 660,000 copies in Japan alone, Convenience Store Woman is a bewitching portrayal of contemporary Japan through the eyes of a single woman who fits in to the rigidity of its work culture only too well  More Info

Darkness at Noon

Scribner | September 17, 2019 | 272 pages
The newly discovered lost text of Arthur Koestler’s modern masterpiece, Darkness at Noon—the haunting portrait of a revolutionary, imprisoned and tortured under totalitarian rule—is now restored and in a completely new translation. Editor Michael Scammell and translator Philip Boehm bring us... More Info

Gun Island

Hamish Hamilton | September 10, 2019 | 320 pages
From the award-winning author of the bestselling epic Ibis trilogy comes a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family and heritage. "With sweeping exuberant style and extraordinary linguistic facility, Ghosh takes us into a world where desperate refugees trickle through borders like... More Info
$22.99

Trapeze

Wattpad Books | September 10, 2019 | 352 pages
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The Starlet and the Spy

Harper Paperbacks | September 10, 2019 | 192 pages
A dazzling work of historical fiction about two women who seem the most unlikely to ever meet: Alice, a Korean war survivor and translator for the American forces in Seoul and Marilyn Monroe, who is visiting Korea on a four-day USO tour. February 1954. Although the Korean War armistice was signed a... More Info
$31.99

Lost in the Spanish Quarter

HarperVia | September 10, 2019 | 368 pages
Told with the intimacy and ferocity of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels and set in the passionate, intense, and crumbling neighborhood known as the Spanish Quarter of Naples, comes a tale of two students searching for love and belonging in the city they so desperately want to call home. Several... More Info

Out of Darkness, Shining Light

Scribner | September 10, 2019 | 320 pages
“Engrossing, beautiful, and deeply imaginative, Out of Darkness, Shining Light is a novel that lends voice to those who appeared only as footnotes in history, yet whose final, brave act of loyalty and respect changed the course of it.  More Info

The Grammarians

Sarah Crichton Books | September 3, 2019 | 256 pages
BO/OKISH. a. [from book.] Given to books. —A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson Cathleen Schine's The Grammarians tells the story of Daphne and Laurel, word-obsessed twins bound together by their shared obsession, and also torn apart by it. One grows up to become a well-known... More Info

Tales of the Golden Corpse

Interlink Publishing Group | March 28, 2020 | 229 pages
Includes 20 to 30 tales, accompanied by an introduction and an historical overview which give readers insights into the culture, the folk literature, and the lives of the people in various regions.  More Info
$23.95

Abu Jmeel's Daughter and Other Stories

Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated | March 28, 2020 | 348 pages
Presents a collection of well-known Arabic folk tales from Palestine and Lebanon.  More Info

The Grandfathers Speak

Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated | January 1, 1994 | 134 pages
A collection of stories, tales, and legends about the Lenape Indians, who are known as the Delaware Indians.  More Info
$22.99

Into Captivity They Will Go

October 1, 2019 | 320 pages
Set in rural Oklahoma, Into Captivity They Will Go tells the story of Caleb Gunter, a boy whose mother has convinced him he is the second coming of Jesus Christ and that together they are destined to lead the chosen into the Kingdom of Heaven. Believing the Seven Seals detailed in Revelation have... More Info

The Mythic Dream

Gallery / Saga Press | September 3, 2019 | 368 pages
An all-new anthology of eighteen classic myth retellings featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers. Madeleine L’Engle once said, “When we lose our myths we lose our place in the universe.” The Mythic Dream gathers together eighteen stories that reclaim the... More Info
$22.99

Someday Jennifer

HarperAvenue | August 6, 2019 | 368 pages
What if the only way forward is to go back? Peter is stuck. The promise of his youth has petered out into a comfortable but lonely adulthood: his career is flat, his friendships exist only on Facebook and his romantic life is well past its expiry date. But one night, spurred on by a viewing of Back... More Info
$21.00

Trinity

Ecco | August 27, 2019 | 288 pages
From the acclaimed author of Speak comes a kaleidoscopic novel about Robert Oppenheimer—father of the atomic bomb—as told by seven fictional characters J. Robert Oppenheimer was a brilliant scientist, a champion of liberal causes, and a complex and often contradictory character. He loyally... More Info
$21.99

The Collected Novels of Charles Wright

Harper Perennial | August 27, 2019 | 400 pages
In this incisive, satirical collection of three autobiographical novels—which the New York Times hailed as “malevolent, bitter, glittering”—by Charles Wright, whom poet and novelist Ishmael Reed hailed as “Richard Pryor on paper,” a young, black intellectual from the South struggles to... More Info

The First Time Lauren Pailing Died

HQ | July 1, 2019 | 384 pages
'Stylish, alluring, utterly gripping. An intricate, elegantly written time-slip tale that keeps you guessing until the last page.' LISA O'KELLY, OBSERVER Lauren Pailing is born in the sixties, and a child of the seventies. She is thirteen years old the first time she dies.  More Info

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