Fiction from Around the World
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LYING LIFE OF ADULTS
TRANSLATED BY ANN GOLDSTEIN
A POWERFUL NEW NOVEL set in a divided Naples by ELENA FERRANTE, the New York Times best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.
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SWORD & THE SPEAR: A NOVEL
Sands of the Emperor (2)
The second novel in the exhilarating Sands of the Emperor trilogy, following the Man Booker International Prize finalist Woman of the Ashes
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The Fallen
A Novel
Carlos Manuel Álvarez
Alvarez story of a modern Cuban family and their desperation and pains left me amazed. The details and deteroritions of each member of the family and their dependence on each other is a rhythmic, impossible to put down read. --RECOMMENDED BY JOSIAH
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I Didn't Talk
Translated by Adam Morris
Beatriz Bracher
The English-language debut of a master stylist: a compassionate but relentless novel about the long, dark harvest of Brazil's totalitarian rule.
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The Story of the Lost Child
The Fourth and Final Neapolitan Novel
Elena Ferrante
"Nothing quite like this has ever been published before," proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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Bezoar
And Other Unsettling Stories
Guadalupe Nettel
Difficult habits are stronger than good intentions, and these chosen folks are captive to their complicated appetites. Under unfathomable shelter, those vanquished by their perversions seek redemption through Nettel's gallant glaring and guidance. -Recommended by Ryan
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The Twilight Zone: A Novel
Nona Fernández
Fernandez's brilliant book is a hybrid of fiction and history that takes place during the height of Pinochet's dictatorship of Chile and frighteningly conveys the idea of how violence in society has the ability to transport us to a whole other reality. --Recommended by Josiah
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The Bitch
Pilar Quintana
This tiny novelita will hurt you, I promise. --recommended by Josiah
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MINOR DETAIL
Examining those allowed and not allowed to walk freely under occupation in Palestine, Shibli constructs a choreography of violence's movement through time. A document of truth buried beneath genocidal rubble, the precision of this translation speaks to the urgency and importance of the written word. I am still thinking about this book. ---Ryan
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POSTHUMOUS MEMOIRS OF BRAS CUBAS 'TR M J
Machado de Assis's classic novel, the precursor of Latin American fiction, is finally rendered as a stunningly relevant work for twenty-first-century readers.
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The White Tiger
A Novel
Aravind Adiga
Introducing a major literary talent, The White Tiger offers a story of coruscating wit, blistering suspense, and questionable morality, told by the most volatile, captivating, and utterly inimitable narrator that this millennium has yet seen. Balram...
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Keys to the Garden
New Israeli Writing
Ammiel Alcalay
This first anthology of twentieth-century Israeli literature to feature the work of writers who were born in-or whose families originated from-the Levant, Turkey, Iran, India, and Arab worlds represents twenty-four authors whose concerns with...
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Poso Wells
Gabriela Alemán
Celebrated Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán's first work to appear in English: a noir, feminist eco-thriller in which venally corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators finally get their just comeuppance!
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Queen Cocaine
A Novel
Nuria Amat
Following the footsteps of a writer persecuted because of his ideas and tortured by his own frustrations, a young Catalan woman embarks on an adventure in the jungles of Colombia where her familiar world shatters and from which nothing emerges...

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