International Settings

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“Most of the stories in Dublin Tales show off Irish literature at its best: overflowing with feeling, humor, and insight.

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“Author Hisashi Kashiwai is able to craft beautiful, heartfelt stories for his characters . . .”

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“If you want plot, read James Patterson. If you want to think, this is the book for you.”

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“Part love story, part adventure, and part mystery, The Fox Wife is an enjoyable excursion into the beliefs and life in the China of 120 years ago.”

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The Djinn Waits a Hundred Years is a wonderful love story, an engaging mystery expertly written and told, about loss and love . . .”

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For the history lesson alone, Cold Victory is memorable.”

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“weaves all these stories and characters into a tapestry of believability that is well-crafted, suspenseful, and satisfying.”

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“As always, Matar’s writing is elegant and metaphorically rich, filled with carefully drawn portraits of Khaled and his intelligent, highly articulate friends and dramatic renderings of the

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The first of Ebru Ojen’s works to be translated from Turkish to English, Lojman conducts an unflinching taxonomy of a family’s descent to oblivion.

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“Cleeton’s characters offer a beautiful pairing of tenderness and passion, anger and revenge, courage and resolution.”

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A Play for the End of the World deserves credit for finding common humanity among three very different cultures, while telling a compelling story.”

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Louis-Philippe Dalembert’s story of immigrants attempting to escape their home countries for better lives shines harrowing light on the experience of multitudes of people fleeing war, famine, droug

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“This is a short novel of subtle gear changes, where the seemingly obvious plot becomes a distraction to the true narrative that builds and builds and accelerates through a shifting geograp

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps her House is the type of novel you finish and then return to Chapter One to begin again.

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“A steady undercurrent of tension runs through The Frightened Ones as Suleima’s relationship with her inner world and the one around her are constantly on the point of fracturing.”

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“The Summer of Kim Novak brings back to life that adolescent quandary of feeling like you know more than the adults around you, but being desperately afraid that y

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“Meta-textual, self-reflexive, obscurely funny, and playful beyond easy articulation, it’s the perfect book for readers who delight in ‘the materiality of . . .

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“Huie has taken this story and twisted it like a pretzel. And like a warm pretzel with lots of salt and mustard, this one is satisfying to the very end.”

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“Each novel Man Booker finalist Deborah Levy writes comes nearer perfection.

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Everyone knows about the migration crisis that erupted out of the Syrian civil war.

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“Kwon wraps up the mystery of Sylvie’s disappearance at the end, but the discovery of how these characters change throughout the novel may be the more important journey.”

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Irish Above All is a likeable book, nicely written and carefully paced—just a bit too long.”

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"The unexpected lurks at every corner."

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Wanderer is a beautifully written (albeit translated from the French) short novel detailing the tortured friendship between two men, a young composer living in Eastern France, and his form

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“Graham’s poems are dense with meter and immersed in sound. They are living things that only surrender their technical cleverness to the human voice.

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