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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)

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Nonfiction

Occasionally there are books published which simply demand the reader to take a new look on life. This is one – the reader may ...Read Review

Back to Back

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and brother and sister Thomas and Ella are growing up ...Read Review

A Treacherous Paradise

By Henning Mankell - Published 2013

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The famed author of the popular Kurt Wallender series takes a real-life historical tidbit and expands it into a meaty novel of colonialism, ...Read Review

Ratlines

By Stuart Neville - Published 2013

Genres:

Thriller

Ireland, in the summer of 1963, is preparing for a visit from U.S. President John F. Kennedy when a series of murders draws ...Read Review

Philida

By Andre Brink - Published 2012Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

Philida is a knitting girl, a slave in the household of Cornelis Brink whose job is to knit clothes for the family. She ...Read Review

Seven Houses in France

By Bernard Atxaga - By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

The Belgian occupation of the Congo was one of the bloodiest, cruelest events in modern history, a fact reflected in the title of ...Read Review

Raised from the Ground

By José Saramago - By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - Published 2012

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Nobel Prize Laureate José Saramago’s (1922-2010) most autobiographical novel opens with the statement “I was born in a family of landless peasants.” ...Read Review

Beautiful Lies

By Clare Clark - Published 2012

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London, 1887. The country is absorbed by Queen Victoria’s Jubilee and Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show, with an economic recession causing ...Read Review

HHhH

By Laurent Binet - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

HHhH (“Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich,” that is, “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”) tells the thrilling story of Slovak Jozef Gabćik and ...Read Review

The White Shadow

By Andrea Eames - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

According to my library book group, readers either liked or hated The White Shadow. I can understand that. It is set in Rhodesia (...Read Review