International Literature Book Club Picks

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Bom Boy

Yewande Omotoso

$15.00 $13.80

Leke--a troubled young man liing in Cape Town--tries to break a family curse . . . SOUTH AFRICA

A Devil Comes to Town

Paolo Maurensig

$14.99 $13.79

the Devil shows up in a village of egotistical writers, claiming to be a big-time publisher . . . ITALY

Fu Ping

Anyi Wang

$21.60

an orphaned girl set for an arranged marriage discovers the bustle of Shanghai in the early years of the People's Republic of China, growing ever resistant to life as a countryside wife . . . CHINA

The Odyssey of an Apple Thief

Moishe Rozenbaumas

$24.95

the author traces his Lithuanian boyhood, his years in Europe and Central Asia, his escape from Soviet Russia and the new life he builds in Paris . . . LITHUANIA

The Remainder

Alia Trabucco Zerán

$16.95 $15.59

three friends in modern-day Santiago take a road trip across the Andes, confronting generations of family pain and the legacy of Chile's dictatorship . . . CHILE

River of Fire

Qurratulain Hyder

$19.95 $18.35

considered the most important work of 20th century Urdu fiction, this book follows four central characters over the course of two millenia in India . . . INDIA

Sickle

Ruth Lillegraven

$21.00

a lyrical novel about a 19th century love in Norway . . . NORWAY

Air of Solitude Followed by Requiem

Gustave Roud

$21.50 $19.35

in this two-part work, the author, living on his grandfather's farm, tries to piece together the past and the present, contemplating rural bodies and a male laborer of the Vaudois . . . SWITZERLAND

Arid Dreams: Stories

Duanwad Pimwana

$16.95 $15.59

thirteen stories that explore race, gender, and disillusionment in working-class Thailand . . . THAILAND

Afrotopia

Felwine Sarr

$30.00

an examination of Africa's unique communal values and landscape of traditions, culling from the works of African intellectuals, artists, and musicians . . . SENEGAL

Princess Bari

Hwang Sok-Yong

$16.00 $14.72

the story of a young girl who escapes famine and death in 1990s North Korea . . . SOUTH KOREA

Dressed for a Dance in the Snow: Women's Voices from the Gulag

Monika Zgustova

$25.99 $23.39

an unexpectedly uplifting account of women's suffering and resilience in Stalin's forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors . . . CZECHOSLOVAKIA/RUSSIA