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The General of the Dead Army

By Ismail Kadare - Published 2008

Genres:

Literary

Winner of the first Man Booker International Prize in 2005, Kadare’s debut novel (originally published in 1970) embodies the problem of a state which ...Read Review

Human Love

By Andrei Makine (trans. Geoffrey Strachan) - Published 2008

Genres:

Literary

In a crude dwelling on the border of Angola and Zaire, two imprisoned men meet during a shocking night of terror and violence. ...Read Review

Life and Death are Wearing Me Out

By Mo Yan - Published 2008

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Imagine living within a fifty-year span, from 1950 to 2000, in China, when revolutionary change is a constant rather than an exception. It’s a ...Read Review

Agamemnon’s Daughter

By David Bellos (trans.) - By Ismail Kadare - Published 2007 (UK)Published 2008 (US)

Genres:

LiteraryShort Stories

Tyranny is the theme of this absorbing novella and two short stories. Written by Albania’s best known novelist, who experienced totalitarianism firsthand, ...Read Review

The Woman Who Waited

By Andrei Makine (trans. Geoffrey Strachan) - Published 2006

Genres:

Literary

When Vera’s fiancé left in one of the last call-ups of men for the Soviet Army in 1945, she vowed she would wait ...Read Review

Mrs. Freud

By Nicolle Rosen - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

It is 1946, seven years after the death of Sigmund Freud. American journalist Mary Huntington Smith contacts Freud’s wife, Martha, with a proposition ...Read Review

River of the Brokenhearted

By David Adams Richards - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Set in New Brunswick’s Miramichi River valley between the 1920s and the 1990s, River of the Brokenhearted follows three generations of the ...Read Review

The Hero’s Daughter

By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

This understated novel remained in my mind days after I had read its last page. I know many people (myself included) will hesitate ...Read Review

The Voyage of The Destiny

By Robert Nye - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

  This fictional journal of Sir Walter Raleigh’s last year (1618) also serves as his attempt at self-justification while struggling against an inevitable ...Read Review

Music of a Life

By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

In a crowded, dreary, and frigid train station somewhere in Siberia, the narrator whiles away the time musing over the nature of the “...Read Review