“This book is impressive as a picture of life in North Korea, but it goes beyond that, elevating the story into one that gets to the heart of what is so corrosive about propaganda, what is
“quick glimpses into different lives”
“Its message of love’s power—the passion that ignites every day no matter our circumstances—to outlast war is captivating.”
“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”
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.
“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.”
Nothing is more heartbreaking and disturbing than war.
“Dust Off the Bones is a powerful historical thriller, vividly picturing the era as it focuses on a period of local history . . .”
“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
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
“a tale of love—platonic, familial, romantic—and of forgiveness and growth, along with acceptance of what life doles out.”
Lana Kortchik tells the fictional story taken from facts about World War II and how it impacted the city of Kiev in Ukraine.
“Ultimately, Perpetual West is an engaging tapestry of ideas.”
“a disturbing and thoughtful novel, almost surreal at times. . . .
“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.”
“succeeds, thanks to Seckin’s unrelentingly honest excavations and sharply beautiful language.”
“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.
“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
Klara Hveberg has written a stunning debut novel about unrequited love, longing, obsession, betrayal, and more.
“the suspenseful action and Hausman’s engaging prose make Sleepless worth the effort.”
“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
“It is in death that we become meaningless . . . but the living will continue to seek their destinies.”
“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.”