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Norma: A novel

by Sofi Oksanen

From the internationally best-selling author of Purge and When the Doves Disappeared, a spellbinding new novel set in present-day Helsinki, about a young woman with a fantastical secret who is trying to solve...


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,...


The History of Bees: A Novel

by Maja Lunde

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey.” —Elle

“[The History of Bees has] been likened to Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 sci-fi novel Station Eleven, with good reason.” —...


A Fortune Foretold: A Novel

by Agneta Pleijel

Agneta Pleijel writes a painful yet humorous autobiographical novel about childhood in the aftermath of World War II.

 

A prophecy is received by a beloved aunt, a prophecy that her young niece eagerly waits...


Wonderful Feels Like This

by Sara Lövestam

The Elegance of the Hedgehog meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower in Wonderful Feels Like This, a novel that celebrates being a little bit odd, finding your people, and the power of music to connect us.

For...


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...


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...


The Invoice: A Novel

by Jonas Karlsson

A heartfelt exploration of the cost of life and love—and the importance of the little things—from the author of the international bestseller, The Room

Hilarious, profound, and achingly true-to-life, Jonas...


The Birds

by Tarjei Vesaas, Torbjorn Stoverud & Michael Barnes

Set in the Norwegian countryside over the course of one summer, The Birds tells the story of forty-year-old Mattis, who has mental disabilities and lives in a small house near a lake with his sister Hege, who...


Shyness and Dignity

by Dag Solstad & Sverre Lyngstad

An Ibsen scholar falls desperately out of society—publication coinciding with Ibsen's 100th anniversary celebrations

In front of him, twenty-nine young men and women about the age of eighteen who looked at...


The Looking-Glass Sisters

by Gøhril Gabrielsen & John Irons

A tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other.

Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom venture out and nobody...


The Looking-Glass Sisters

by Gøhril Gabrielsen & John Irons

A tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other.<br><br>Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom...


I Refuse

by Per Petterson & Don Bartlett

A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who "provides one of literature's greatest gifts . . . a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world" (NPR)

Per Petterson's hotly anticipated new novel, I Refuse, is the...


White Hunger

by Aki Ollikainen

What does it take to survive? This is the question posed by the extraordinary Finnish novella that has taken the Nordic literary scene by storm.

1867: a year of devastating famine in Finland. Marja, a farmer’s...


The Room: A Novel

by Jonas Karlsson

Funny, clever, surreal, and thought-provoking, this Kafkaesque masterpiece introduces the unforgettable Bjorn, an exceptionally meticulous office worker striving to live life on his own terms.

 

      Bjorn...


The Rabbit Back Literature Society

by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen & Lola M. Rogers

Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children's author Laura White to join the Rabbit Back Literature Society, an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a tenth member has...


The Beggar & the Hare: A Novel

by Tuomas Kyrö & David McDuff

From a hugely popular, award-winning Finnish author, this entertaining, profound, and satirical tale follows a Romanian beggar living on the streets of Helsinki.

Vatanescu, a young Romanian construction worker,...


A Man Called Ove: A Novel

by Fredrik Backman

Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window....