Book Club: Women in Translation

By Idlewild Books

By Idlewild Books

Our picks for this year's Women in Translation Book Club

Space Invaders

Natasha Wimmer and Nona Fernández

$14.00 $12.88

Our February pick, the story of friends growing up under Pinochet in Chile, and the missing friend connecting them all. Spare, beautiful, disturbing.

The Girl at the Door

Veronica Raimo

$16.00 $14.72

Our April pick, following a pregnant woman whose partner is accused of rape. A tense investigation of consent and utopia. Translated from the Italian.

Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi and Marilyn Booth

$16.95 $15.59

Our June pick, a Man Booker International Prize winner translated from the Arabic. The novel follows three sisters from Oman.

Convenience Store Woman

Ginny Tapley Takemori and Sayaka Murata

$15.00 $13.80

Our August pick is the story of a woman working in a Tokyo convenience store who feels as though she's on the outside of society. Translated from the Japanese.

Disoriental

Tina Kover and Négar Djavadi

$18.00 $16.56

Our October pick, translated from the French. Follows an Iranian woman in Paris navigating family, relationships, history, and identity.

Every two months we discuss books written by women and femme-identifying authors translated into English. Follow along with us!