World Literature

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“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”

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In January 1940, 16-year-old Lucie and her mother, Yvonne, leave Australia after their home is destroyed by a fire where Lucie's father has perished.

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“a journey into the heart and longing of a spirited woman discovering her identity outside societal expectations, her search for personal freedom, her courageousness, and her empathy.”

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Nothing is more heartbreaking and disturbing than war.

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Dust Off the Bones is a powerful historical thriller, vividly picturing the era as it focuses on a period of local history . . .”

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An important, sensitive look at the triumph of the human spirit over evil, The Teacher of Warsaw is based on a true story and epitomizes the very best of poignant

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There are summer beach reads and then there are summer European beach reads.

The Partition is a wide-ranging collection of nine short stories focusing on aging, loneliness, sexual identity, the brutal competition in the movie industry (“Late in the Day” and “Les ho

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“a tale of love—platonic, familial, romantic—and of forgiveness and growth, along with acceptance of what life doles out.”

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Lana Kortchik tells the fictional story taken from facts about World War II and how it impacted the city of Kiev in Ukraine.

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“Ultimately, Perpetual West is an engaging tapestry of ideas.”

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“a disturbing and thoughtful novel, almost surreal at times. . . .

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“A delightful children’s book . . . The Three Princes of Serendip is easy to share, lovely to contemplate, and a perfect addition to the story time shelf.”

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“succeeds, thanks to Seckin’s unrelentingly honest excavations and sharply beautiful language.”

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Small Things Like These is a succinct, heart and soul story of a man coming to terms with a consciousness born of his personal narrative.

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Harsh Times by Mario Vargas Llosa recounts a disastrous event in the past, but it is also highly relevant in this era of disinformation, extremis

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Klara Hveberg has written a stunning debut novel about unrequited love, longing, obsession, betrayal, and more.

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“the suspenseful action and Hausman’s engaging prose make Sleepless worth the effort.”

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“Moving from staccato reportage to evocative scenes, the book works as a sort of collage of information, replicating in its stylistic choices the different lenses used to understand history

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“It is in death that we become meaningless . . . but the living will continue to seek their destinies.”

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“Few fiction writers have captured the trauma of India’s partition as powerfully as Saadat Hasan Manto, called ‘the undisputed master of the modern Indian short story’ by Salman Rushdie.”

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“this novel offers the pleasures of a poetic travelogue and an homage to a place and culture . . .”

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“A character study of one woman’s humanity and sacrifice.”

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“Layered and lethal . . . The only thing better than the pleasure of this suspenseful and tightly plotted ‘Scandi noir’ investigation is knowing there’s a sequel on the way.”

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Disquiet by Zulfu Livaneli, Turkey’s bestselling author as well as noted political advocate, is a short but powerful novel that might well be described as a political treatise wrapped in a

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