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


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


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


Ruth Lillegraven


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


Felwine Sarr


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