Harvill Secker

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

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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

Cain

By José Saramago - By Margaret Jull Costa (trans.) - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

This is the English edition of the last novel by Portuguese Nobel laureate Jose Saramago, who died in 2010. So while the author was ...Read Review

The Flowers of War

By Geling Yan - By Nicky Harman (trans.) - Published 2012

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In 1937, the Japanese capture Nanking, China. An expatriate American priest, Father Engelmann, hopes his church will be respected as a safe, neutral zone. ...Read Review

The Prague Cemetery

By Umberto Eco - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

Renowned primarily for his novel The Name of the Rose, the reader approaches a new Eco work of fiction wondering what sort of ...Read Review

The Devil All the Time

By Donald Ray Pollock - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Pollock returns to southern Ohio, the setting for his collection of short stories, Knockemstiff, and unleashes a bizarre and compelling cast of characters ...Read Review

The Night Circus

By Erin Morgenstern - Published 2011

Genres:

Fantasy

Le Cirque des Rêves arrives unannounced. No posters, no parade, no invitations. Overnight, black and white striped circus tents appear on the ...Read Review