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  • Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters

    by Hubert Haddad $16.95
    Fiction from Open Letter Books
    Translated from French

    Rich in historical detail, Rochester Knockings novelizes the rise and fall of these most infamous of mediums, the Fox Sisters, and sheds a unique light on the impressionability and fragility of nineteenth-century America.

  • Rock, Paper, Scissors

    by Naja Marie Aidt $16.95
    Fiction from Open Letter Books
    Translated from Danish

    Naja Marie Aidt’s long-awaited first novel is a breathtaking page-turner and complex portrait of a man whose life slowly devolves into one of violence and jealousy.

  • Scattering the Dark: An Anthology of Polish Women Poets

    by various authors $16.00
    Poetry from White Pine Press
    Translated from Polish

    Offers a lively selection of over thirty of Poland’s women poets writing before and after the fall of communism.

  • Secret Letter

    by Erika Burkart $15.00
    Poetry from Červená Barva Press
    Translated from German

    Swiss poet Erika Burkart (1922-2010) has been compared to the likes of Ingeborg Bachmann, Friedericke Mayröcker, and Rainer Maria Rilke. During the latter half of her lifetime, the Swiss literary establishment perceived her not only as the grande dame of German-Swiss poetry, but also as an elusive, metaphysical, at times eccentric enigma of contemporary German-language literature.

  • Siddhartha

    by Hermann Hesse $18.80
    Fiction from Peter Owen Publishers
    Translated from German

    Siddhartha is a short novel about the life and spiritual journey of one man in ancient India, seemingly a simple tale told in a simple, lyrical style. But together with an uncanny empathy for his characters and often awe-inspiring human insight, Hesse displays mastery of the profoundest themes: the reader attains total immersion in a truly gripping quest for enlightenment, making this one of the great literary experiences.

  • Significance

    by Jo Mazelis $12.56
    Fiction from Seren Books

    Lucy Swann is trying on a new life. She’s cut and dyed her hair and bought new clothes, but she’s only got as far as a small town in northern France when her flight is violently cut short. When Inspector Vivier and his handsome assistant Sabine Pelat begin their investigation the chance encounters of her last days take on a new significance.

  • Snow Flurries and other stories

    by Romy Fölck $2.99
    Fiction from Weyward Sisters Publishing
    Translated from German

    The German Democratic Republic, East Germany. An abusive guard encountered many years after a woman’s nightmare imprisonment in Hoheneck women’s prison. A man’s reluctant return to Dresden two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A killing in the context of the ripple effects of an iconic church’s demolition in Leipzig. The very long shadow of war-time rape and loss in a Meissen courtroom in present-day Germany. All of these are elements in Romy Fölck’s evocative mini collection of four short stories.

  • Solstice and other Poems

    by Aurélia Lassaque $12.64
    Poetry from Francis Boutle Publishers
    Translated from Occitan

    Solstice and Other Poems is the first major parallel Occitan–English publication of prize-winning Occitan and French poet Aurélia Lassaque.

  • Sphinx

    by Anne Garréta $14.95
    Fiction from Deep Vellum Publishing
    Translated from French

    A landmark literary event: the first novel by a female member of Oulipo in English, a sexy genderless love story.

  • Star-Shot

    by Mary-Ann Constantine $11.30
    Fiction from Seren Books

    Part fable, part mystery, Star-Shot is a stylish debut novel set in and around Cardiff’s National Museum in a time that is almost, but not quite, our own.

  • Stories About Tacit

    by Cecil Bødker $15.00
    Fiction from Spuyten Duyvil
    Translated from Danish

    A small group of social outcasts form a reluctant alliance on an abandoned farm in 1850’s Denmark. First book of the Water Farm trilogy. Novel by one of Denmark’s more prolific and highly awarded female writers. Her first adult novel translated into English.

  • The Birds

    by Tarjei Vesaas $12.69
    Fiction from Peter Owen Publishers
    Translated from Norwegian

    The Birds sings with the quiet and poetic intensity expected of one of the greatest Scandinavian writers of all time, Tarjei Vesaas. And this is one of his greatest books.

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