Translated books we loved in 2019

 Read reviewThe Eighth Life (For Brilka)

The Eighth Life (For Brilka)

Nino Haratischvili, Ruth Martin, Charlotte Collins

At the start of the twentieth century, on the edge of the Russian Empire, a family prospers. It owes its success to a delicious chocolate recipe, passed down the generations with great solemnity and caution. A caution which is...

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Lie With Me

Lie With Me

Philippe Besson, Molly Ringwald

A gorgeous coming-of-age love story about two teenage boys in 1980s France.

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The Little Virtues

The Little Virtues

Natalia Ginzburg, Dick Davis

An extraordinary collection of 11 essays by Natalia Ginzburg, one of the most important Italian writers of the twentienth century. Originally published in the 1960s, Ginzburg's wisdom and poetically resonant style ensure these...

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 Read reviewThe Godmother

The Godmother

Hannelore Cayre, Stephanie Smee

With a gallery of traffickers, dealers, police officers and politicians who are more real than life itself, a sharp and amusing gaze on everyday survival in contemporary France, and an unforgettable woman at its centre, Hannelore...

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Letters from Tove

Letters from Tove

Tove Jansson, Boel Westin, Helen Svensson, Sarah Death

A revelation and a gift for all Tove Jansson (and Moomin) fans.

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Glory and its Litany of Horrors

Glory and its Litany of Horrors

Fernanda Torres, Eric M. B. Becker

From Fernanda Torres, the celebrated Brazilian actress and bestselling author of The End, comes a riotous tragicomedy of a famed actor's path from national sex symbol to cult icon to raving madman after a disastrous performance as...

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Mouthful of Birds

Mouthful of Birds

Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell

A spellbinding collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin

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Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth

Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves.

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Seasonal Associate

Seasonal Associate

Heike Geissler, Katy Derbyshire

How the brutalities of working life are transformed into exhaustion, shame, and self-doubt: a writer's account of her experience working in an Amazon fulfillment center.    

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Territory of Light

Territory of Light

Yuko Tsushima, Geraldine Harcourt

Territory of Light is the radiant story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter. Its twelve chapters follow the first year of the narrator's separation from her husband. The novel is full of light,...

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Lost Time: Lectures On Proust In A Soviet Prison Camp

Lost Time: Lectures On Proust In A Soviet Prison Camp

Jozef Czapski, Eric Karpeles

During the Second World War, in the heart of the malevolent Soviet Union, Polish prisoner-of-war Jozef Czapski brought Marcel Proust's novel _x00C0_ la recherche du temps perdu to life without a single page of text available for...

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Bright

Bright

Duanwad Pimwana, Mui Poopoksakul

Explores the quality of human resilience through the adventures of Kampol Changsamran, a young boy left behind by his parents after their break-up --

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Childhood

Childhood

Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally, Michael Favala Goldman

The astonishing first volume in Ditlevsen's celebrated autobiographical trilogy - a major publication for Penguin Classics in 2019.

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