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The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

by Jonas Jonasson & Rachel Willson-Broyles

Jonas Jonasson's picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, written with the same light-hearted satirical voice as his bestselling debut novel, The 100-Year-Old...


Self-Control

by Stig Saeterbakken & Seán Kinsella

The second volume in Stig Sæterbakken's loosely connected "S Trilogy," Self-Control moves from the dark portrait of codependent marriage featured in the acclaimed Siamese to a world of solitary loneliness and...


The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am (Norwegian Literature Series)

by Kjersti A. Skomsvold & Kerri A. Pierce

The highly acclaimed debut of one of Norway's brightest talents.Mathea Martinsen has never been good at dealing with other people. After a lifetime, her only real accomplishment is her longevity: everyone she...


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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...


Mr Darwin's Gardener

by Kristina Carlson & Emily and Fleur Jeremiah

<p>A postmodern Victorian novel about faith, knowledge and our inner needs.</p><p><br></p><p>The late 1870s, the Kentish village of Downe. The villagers gather in church one...


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...


The Brothers

by Asko Sahlberg & Emily and Fleur Jeremiah

A Shakespearean drama from icy Finland.

Finland, 1809. Henrik and Erik are brothers who fought on opposite sides in the war between Sweden and Russia. With peace declared, they both return to their snowed-in...


The Blue Room

by Hanne Ørstavik & Deborah Dawkin

A novel about a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine.

Johanne is a young woman in her twenties who lives with her mother. When she falls in love with Ivar, she finally feels ready...