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It's All Greek to Me: Translated Works

  • Details about A Man Called Ove

    A Man Called Ove

    Fredrik Backman

    Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm! In this "charming debut" ( People ) from one of Sweden's most successful authors, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. 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. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bit……more

  • Details about The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    An enchanting fable about a pilot downed in the Sahara Desert, and the boy from outer space who teaches him the meaning of life.…more

  • Details about Fever Dream

    Fever Dream

    Samanta Schweblin; Megan McDowell (Translator)

    "Genius." --Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker "Samanta Schweblin's electric story reads like a Fever Dream ." --Vanity Fair Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize! Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream... A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She's not his mother. He's not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family. Fever Dream ……more

  • Details about Human Acts

    Human Acts

    Han Kang

    From the internationally bestselling author of THE VEGETARIAN, a "rare and astonishing" ( The Observer ) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho's best friend who mee……more

  • Details about Kafka on the shore

    Kafka on the shore

    Haruki Murakami ; translated by Philip Gabriel.

    With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and admired for decades to come. This magnificent new novel has a similarly extraordinary scope and the same capacity to amaze, entertain, and bewitch the reader. A tour de force of metaphysical reality, it is ……more

  • Details about My Brilliant Friend

    My Brilliant Friend

    Elena Ferrante; Ann Goldstein (Translator)

    Premiering October 2018 as an HBO series. Book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy's most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante, "one of the great novelists of our time." (Roxana Robinson, The New York Times ) Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Ferrante's four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its pro……more

  • Details about War and Turpentine: A Novel

    War and Turpentine: A Novel

    David McKay (Translator)

    Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 A New York Times Top 10 Best Book of the Year An Economist Best Book of the Year The life of Urbain Martien--artist, soldier, survivor of World War I--lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. In War and Turpentine, his grandson, a writer, retells his grandfather's story, the notebooks providing a key to the locked chambers of Urbain's memory. With vivid detail, the grandson recounts a whole life: Urbain as the ……more

  • Details about My Name Is Red

    My Name Is Red

    Orhan Pamuk; Erdag M. Göknar (Translator)

    At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers. The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figura……more

  • Details about The alchemist

    The alchemist

    Paulo Coelho ; translated by Alan R. Clarke.

    Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. "The Alchemist" is such a book. With over two million copies sold in English and twenty-one million copies worldwide, "The Alchemist" has established itself as a modern classic that will enchant and inspire readers for generations to come.…more

  • Details about The Devotion of Suspect X

    The Devotion of Suspect X

    Keigo Higashino; Alexander O. Smith (Translator); Elye J. Alexander (Translator)

    Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates into violence and Togashi ends up dead on her apartment floor. Overhearing the commotion, Yasuko's next door neighbor, middle-aged high school mathematics teacher Ishigami, offers his help, disposing not only of the body but plotting the cover-upstep……more

  • Details about The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In)

    The Sinner: A Novel (TV Tie-In)

    Petra Hammesfahr; John Brownjohn (Translator)

    The basis for the " instantly gripping" ( Washington Post ) limited series on USA starring Jessica Biel, The Sinner is an internationally bestselling psychological thriller surrounding an unexplained murder On a sunny summer afternoon by the lake, Cora Bender stabs a complete stranger to death. Why? What would cause this quiet, kind young mother to commit such a startling act of violence in front of her family and friends? Cora quickly confesses and it seems like an open-and-shut case. But the……more