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Andrea313
Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I am woefully late to the Beartown party, but am so glad I made it! This has been one of my favorite reads of the year; the way it touches on so many topics (community, loyalty, tradition, masculinity, family, grief, hope, and healing) is completely absorbing. What a beautiful and heartbreaking meditation. I will be starting the sequel tonight, and I can't wait. #Beartown #intranslation
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marleed I‘m just like you having recently read and loved Beartown. I have the sequel on hold at the library! 4d
Andrea313 @marleed I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts on it! So far, I really love the sequel, too. ❤📚🏒 4d
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Andrea313
Jane, the Fox & Me | Fanny Britt
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Ooof. This was a beautiful gut punch. I remember so clearly those middle school feelings of shame, isolation, inadequacy, and longing; I also turned to Jane Eyre for solace (and to hide). This lovely graphic novel has completely gorgeous illustrations and a painfully real protagonist looking for connection and affirmation. It also has a wonderfully sweet ending, I'm happy to report! #GraphicNovel #InTranslation

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AudreyMorris
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This interesting little book is a dystopia. I think. Or maybe a man‘s descent into mental illness? Or maybe it‘s really an allegory that went over my head, as I definitely don‘t know enough about Korean history or current events to pick up on an allegory. But this was interesting and unusual. The main character is not named, and his story makes odd sense—until it doesn‘t. #intranslation #koreanlit #dystopia

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AudreyMorris
Baboon | Naja Marie Aidt
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The short stories in this collection all feature people whose regular day goes awry. It may be minor, it may be major, it may be infuriating and upsetting or easily forgotten. Aidt is a very well-regarded Danish author and this is the first of her books to appear in English. #intranslation #shortstories #womenintranslation

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AudreyMorris
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US release date November 5! This novel manages to combine dystopia, current events, and time travel. I loved it! In near-future Sweden a poet/author is invited to meet with a young terrorist who 2 years earlier stopped the terrorist attack she was part of. She now lives in a psychiatric facility. She claims to actually be from Sweden‘s dystopian future—10-15 years away. There are 3 stories/times/places intertwined. Very well done! #intranslation

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AudreyMorris
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The stories in this collection all look at life in modern Tibet—nomads, Buddhism, marriage and kids—with the ever-present reality of Chinese occupation in the background when it‘s not in the foreground. Dondrup is smart, witting, and a bit scathing in some stories. I really enjoyed this book, my favorite stories were A Show to Delight the Masses and Black Fox Valley. #intranslation #shortstories #tibet

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AudreyMorris
Swede Hollow | Ola Larsmo
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This meticulously researched novel follows a family of 5 from Sweden to NY and then Swede Hollow in St Paul, MN. Swede Hollow was an immigrant community, and the places Larsmo‘s character live, work, and visit were all real. He also includes issues such as railroad unionizing. Originally published in Swedish in 2016. October 1 pub date. #netgalley #intranslation #historicalfiction

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AudreyMorris
Princess Bari | Hwang Sok-Yong
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My first #24in48 finish! This novel is based on the traditional Korean legend of Princess Bari. Hwang Sok-Yong is a well known and well regarded Korean author, and he reimagined Bari‘s tale in the present time. Bari survives the North Korean famine by fleeing to China and eventually makes the harrowing trip to London. She uses her special abilities to read the pain of others as a foot masseuse. #intranslation #earlyreviewers #2019release

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AudreyMorris
The Shape of the Ruins | Juan Gabriel Vsquez
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5 stars! Vasquez looks at conspiracy theories, focused on 2 assassinations in Colombia. He looks at how historical events continue to affect regular individuals even 100 years later. Long, complicated, intense, and masterfully done. On the Man Booker International shortlist. I need to read more by this author! #intranslation #colombianliterature #mbi2019 #manbookerinternational #5stars

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charl08
The Second Rider | Alex Beer
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#intranslation #eurocrime

Dark crime novel set in Vienna after WW1

Cathythoughts That cover ! Crime ! ! And set in Vienna !! Stacked 7mo
Tamra Looks intriguing! 7mo
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