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The Colonel's Wife

by Rosa Liksom & Lola Rogers

A bold, dark-hued novel by a writer who "conjures beauty from the ugliest of things" (The Wall Street Journal)

In the final twilit moments of her life, an elderly woman looks back on her years in the thrall of...


Valerie

by Sara Stridsberg & Deborah Bragan-Turner

A fever dream of a novel--strangely funny, entirely unconventional--Valerie conjures the life, mind, and art of American firebrand Valerie Solanas

In April 1988, Valerie Solanas--the writer, radical feminist,...


Vivian

by Christina Hesselholdt & Paul Russell Garrett

With Vivian, her second novel to be published in English, Christina Hesselholdt delves into the world of the enigmatic American photographer Vivian Maier (1926–2009), whose unique body of work only reached...


The Polyglot Lover

by Lina Wolff & Saska Vogel

‘Do you have to stare like that?’ I asked.

‘Think about the actors in porn. They’ve got no problem showing themselves off.’

‘Think about when I broke your nose,’ I replied.

Ellinor is thirty-six....


And the Wind Sees All

by Guđmundur Andri Thorsson, Andrew Cauthery & Björg Árnadóttir

Relaxing Nordic hygge in a novel; the entire story takes place in two minutes.

In this story we hear the voices of an Icelandic fishing village. On a summer’s day a young woman in a polka-dot dress cycles down...


Wait, Blink

2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature #5

by Gunnhild Øyehaug & Kari Dickson

"Expansive, intimate, and filled to the brim with delight, Gunnhild Oyehaug's first novel is devoted to the unexpected connections between lonesome individuals, mundane rituals, jellyfish, death, oversized men's...


Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

by Dorthe Nors & Misha Hoekstra

A smart, witty novel of driving lessons and vertigo, short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize

Sonja is ready to get on with her life. She's over forty now, and the Swedish crime novels she translates...


Encircling 2

by Carl Frode Tiller

Encircling 2 continues Carl Frode Tiller's "poised and effective Rashomon-style exploration of multiple psyches" (Kirkus Reviews)

Book two of The Encircling Trilogy continues piecing together the fractured identity...


The Invention of Ana

by Mikkel Rosengaard

A New York Times Paperback Row Editor's Choice

Combining the infectious narration of Nick Hornby’s Funny Girl, the philosophical lyricism of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives, and the mesmerizing power...


The Endless Summer

by Madame Nielsen & Gaye Kynoch

Subtitled “A Requiem,” The Endless Summer opens from the perspective of a “young boy, who is perhaps a girl, but does not yet know it.” With a Proustian charm, this digressive, cinematic love story about...


One Station Away

by Olaf Olafsson

From the critically acclaimed Olaf Olafsson, an intimate yet sweeping story of a New York neurologist and the three women who change his life

An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades...


The Brahmadells

by Jóanes Nielsen & Kerri A. Pierce

An epic family—and national—saga, The Brahmadells spans from the mid-nineteenth century until the 1980s, blending genres and narrative styles to capture not only the tribulations of a particular family, but...


Across the China Sea

by Gaute Heivoll

An atmospheric and affecting novel set in rural Norway, by the award-winning author of Before I Burn

In the waning days of the German occupation of Norway, Karin and her husband move from Oslo to a tiny village...


Companions

by Christina Hesselholdt & Paul Russell Garrett

Camilla, Charles, Alma, Edward, Alwilda and Kristian are a circle of friends hurtling through mid-life. Structured as a series of monologues jumping from one friend to the next, Companions follows their loves,...


Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller

by Guðberger Bergsson & Lytton Smith

Moving between realism and meandering polemic, Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller lays bare the failure of Icelandic man and his culture. From conversation between bank employees about pick-up techniques to bedridden...


Wonderful Feels Like This

by Sara Lövestam

Sara Lovestam's Wonderful Feels Like This is "a coming-of-age tale of a young artist and is as soulful as it is triumphant" (SLJ) that celebrates being a little bit odd, finding your people, and the power of...


Encircling

by Carl Frode Tiller

The brilliant first novel in the Encircling Trilogy, a searing psychological portrait of a man by his friends

David has lost his memory. When a newspaper ad asks his friends and family to share their memories...


The White City

by Karolina Ramqvist & Saskia Vogel

Karolina Ramqvist has been hailed as “one of Sweden’s truly interesting young writers” (Dagens Nyheter) with “a great talent for creating imagery and building atmosphere” (Dagbladet) and she’s a powerful...


Of Darkness

by Josefine Klougart & Martin Aitken

"Klougart has an unusual ability to create phrases, images and a language that you long to stay in and remember forever."—Dagens Nyheter

"One can speak of unbearable beauty, but one can also speak of a linguistic...


Compartment No. 6

by Rosa Liksom & Lola Rogers

In the waning years of the Soviet Union, a sad young Finnish woman boards a train in Moscow. Bound for Mongolia, she's trying to put as much space as possible between her and a broken relationship. Wanting to...