Sam Taylor (trans.)

Beyond the Door of No Return

By David Diop - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2023

Genres:

Literary

There are many doors of no return. Death is one, even for Orpheus, the tragic Greek hero who failed to bring his lover ...Read Review

The Canvas of the World

By Antonin Varenne - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2021

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This third novel in Varenne’s trilogy takes on the Exposition Universelle of Paris in all its glory. Aileen Bowman, a determined and ...Read Review

The Country of Others

By Leïla Slimani - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

When Mathilde follows her Moroccan husband Amine from Alsace to his homeland, she is in for a huge culture shock. The soldier she ...Read Review

After the War

By Hervé Le Corre - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2019

Genres:

LiteraryThriller

Violence is rampant in this dark thriller set in the Southwest of France during the height of the Algerian War. Whereas the Germans ...Read Review

Equator

By Antonin Varenne - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2019

Genres:

LiteraryWestern

Nebraska, 1871. Pete Ferguson is a murderer, army deserter, and is wanted for theft and arson. Changing his name to Billy Webb, he joins ...Read Review

A Meal in Winter: A Novel of World War II

By Hubert Mingarelli - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2014Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

One brutal Polish winter in an unspecified year during World War II, three German soldiers go hunting one of “them,” meaning a Jew. ...Read Review

Four Soldiers

By Hubert Mingarelli - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2018

Genres:

LiteraryMilitary

In 1919, the Russian civil war grinds to a temporary halt as the opposing factions hunker down in the face of a more powerful ...Read Review

Charlotte

By David Foenkinos - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2016Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This novel, originally published in France in 2014 to great critical acclaim, tells the life story of the artist, Charlotte Salomon, born in Vienna ...Read Review

Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier

By Sam Taylor (trans.) - By Tatiana de Rosnay - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Tatiana de Rosnay’s fascination with du Maurier shines through in this novel-like biography. Sections of the book are organized by place—London, ...Read Review

Charlotte

By David Foenkinos - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

Charlotte, by French writer David Foenkinos, tells the story of Charlotte Salomon, a young artist passionately in love with her art and willing ...Read Review