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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...


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....


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...


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,...


So Much for That Winter

by Dorthe Nors & Misha Hoekstra

Dorthe Nors follows up her acclaimed story collection Karate Chop with a pair of novellas that playfully chart the aftermath of two very twenty-first-century romances. In "Days," a woman in her late thirties...


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...


Memory of Water

by Emmi Itaranta

An amazing, award-winning speculative fiction debut novel by a major new talent, in the vein of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Global warming has changed the world’s geography and its politics. Wars are waged over water,...


Karate Chop

by Dorthe Nors & Martin Aitken

The first book in English by an acclaimed Danish writer: "beautiful, faceted, haunting stories . . . [from] a rising star" (Junot Díaz)

Karate Chop, Dorthe Nors's acclaimed story collection, is the debut book...


The Whispering Muse

by Sjon & Victoria Cribb

Already celebrated far beyond his native Iceland, the novels of Sjón arrive on waves of praise from writers, critics, and readers worldwide. Sjón has won countless international awards and earned ringing comparisons...


Out Stealing Horses

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006

by Per Petterson & Anne Born

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July.

Trond's...


The Redbreast

Harry Hole #3

by Jo Nesbo

“An elegant and complex thriller….Harrowingly beautiful.”

New York Times Book Review

“A hugely impressive achievement—ambitious in scope, and skilled in execution.”

Los Angeles Times

The Redbreast...


Hunger

by Knut Hamsun, Robert Bly & Paul Auster

A true classic of modern literature that has been described as "one of the most disturbing novels in existence" (Time Out), Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets, struggling on the...


Jar City

Inspector Erlendur #3

by Arnaldur Indridason

From Gold Dagger Award--winning author Arnaldur Indridason comes a Reykjavík thriller introducing Inspector Erlendur

When a lonely old man is found dead in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note...