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By Marco Balzano -
This fascinating story set in northern Italy, on the Austrian border, begins in 1923 and ends in 1950. It’s told in first-person narrative as ...Read Review
By Andrew Meehan -
In this strikingly original and ambitious book, Andrew Meehan gives us an account of the marriage of Constance and Oscar Wilde seen through ...Read Review
By Marco Balzano -
Translations often give us insights into times and places we seldom encounter in our native literature. I’m Staying Here (Resto Qui) is ...Read Review
By Dejan Tiago-Stankovic -
In June 1940, a ten-year-old Jewish boy from Antwerp arrives alone at the Hotel Palácio Estoril outside Lisbon. Gaby, short for Gavrihel, brings ...Read Review
By Heinrich Gerlach -
This is two books in one. The first 550 pages is the book itself by Heinrich Gerlach, and the Appendix of 150 pages, by Carsten ...Read Review
By Brian Moore -
Published 2017Published c1985
The black robe of the title is a Jesuit missionary, Father Laforgue, who arrives in 17th– century French Canada hoping for martyrdom among ...Read Review
By William Gerhardie -
Published 2017Published c1925
First published in 1925, The Polyglots is set in the Far East when the world is recovering from the horrors of WW1. It is ...Read Review
By Aidan Higgins -
Published 2017Published c1966
Set in Ireland in the 1930s, the novel basically focuses on a love affair between Ingrid Langrishe, an Irishwoman, and a German scholar ...Read Review
By Min Jin Lee -
An ambitious multigenerational family saga evocative of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, Lee’s second novel, Pachinko, is engaging, complex, and ...Read Review
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