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Daisey
Three Floors Up | Eshkol Nevo
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First book of the #Readathon weekend completed! This book includes the stories of three different people in the same apartment building told as confessions. It is stories of the choices and maybe mistakes that they‘ve made and demonstrates how sharing those stories helps them to move forward.

#ReadtheWorld #ReadingtheWorld Israel #translated #LitsyBookClub #audiobook #Hoopla

#MrBook1inAMillion #24B4Monday #LitsyPartyofOne

MrBook Added! 😁 1w
Daisey @Cinfhen I‘m not really sure how to describe this novel without giving away any of the confessions, but I did enjoy it. 1w
Andrew65 Well done. 👏👏👏 1w
Andrew65 The book definitely sounds interesting. 1w
Cinfhen I missed this post!! Thanks for tagging me. I‘m adding it to my #TBR ~ thanks 😊 1w
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Lindy
The Remainder | Alia Trabucco Zern
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Thousands of missing loved ones, “disappeared” by Pinochet‘s security forces, haunt subsequent generations of Chileans. In this dizzying, surreal, gritty, funny and heartbreaking novel, a corpse has gone astray when ash prevents planes from landing in Santiago, prompting the trippiest of road trips. I feel forever changed by my journey through this book, #translated by Sophie Hughes.

TrishB Stacked👍🏻 2w
Lindy @TrishB Excellent! I should have mentioned that it was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize this year. 🎉 2w
Blaire Great review! #stacked 2w
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Lindy @Blaire 😘 2w
batsy Lovely review! This has been on my radar; glad to see that it worked for you. 2w
Lindy @batsy I think you will enjoy this. 😊 2w
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Lindy
Tentacle | Rita Indiana
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My admiration grows the longer I reflect on this queer, peppy time-travel triple narrative set in the Dominican Republic and #translated by Achy Obejas. Can the past be manipulated to avert future ecological disaster? Can altruism triumph over self-interest? A transgender man, Santera sorcery and a magical sea anemone are key elements in this vertiginous exploration of colonialism, gender, art and greed. #LGBTQ

TrishB Wow 😮 what a review! Stacked. 4w
Lindy @TrishB Thanks! And it‘s a short novel, too: Indiana does all this in 132 pages. 4w
Cinfhen You post the most awesome books!!!!!!! 4w
Lindy @Cinfhen Thanks! I think I heard about this one on Litsy, maybe from @xicanti . @Reggie has reviewed it also. 😊 4w
Reggie Nice review!! Have you looked the author up? She‘s in a band and has some cool music out there. 4w
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keepingupwiththepenguins
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The writing is like Leo Tolstoy meets Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Elena Ferrante. I couldn‘t honestly call The Eighth Life an “easy” read in any sense, but it is a deeply worthwhile one. Your heart will swell, get torn to pieces, then stitched back together again; you‘ll feel part of the Jashi family, with all the joy and devastation that entails. Full review for subscribers: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/new-releases/ #NewBooks #Translated

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YourWordsByDesign
A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Long time no-post Litsy friends!! Hope you‘re all well. It‘s been a busy time so I haven‘t been posting but I definitely haven‘t stopped #reading! This is my #currentread after one of my fellow writers and book addicts over at #LiteraryQuicksand posted a review of one of #FredrikBackman‘s books. It‘s pretty sad but also full of hope and heartwarming charm. I love it 💕

#fiction #amreading #translated

CoffeeNBooks I love this book! 5mo
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Lindy
Plotters | Un-su Kim
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From the tale-within-a-tale of whale hunting, to a welcome deus ex machina, to a crosseyed knitting librarian, all elements in this surreal crime novel are carefully plotted. I loved the turns of phrase, #translated from Korean by Sora Kim-Russell, and was charmed by the MC, an assassin with a conscience. Reseng—his name means Next Life— is just one of many memorable characters in this violent, hopeful, and surprising existential masterpiece.

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Lindy
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An engaging, funny, short (4 h) #audiobook performed by BD Wong, #translated from French by Ina Rilke. Surprisingly gentle in light of its setting during Mao‘s brutal Cultural Revolution, it‘s about intellectual freedom & personal independence, told through the escapades of two teenaged sons of doctors who are sent to be “re-educated” through working among former opium farmers in a mountain village in Sichuan in the 1970s.

Lindy Luo‘s plan to make a country girl more sophisticated through exposure to classics of Western literature reminded me of the aristocratic snobbery portrayed in The Tale of #Genji. @batsy @saresmoore 7mo
batsy Interesting parallel, now that you mention it. I love this book, but read it so long ago. 7mo
Lindy @batsy I love the way books speak with each other in unique ways, based on our individual reading experiences. Also, I love books like this that demonstrate the power of literature. 7mo
batsy @Lindy Absolutely. I was just thinking that I might want to read this again soon, because what I loved about it was how it showed me the power and worth of literature, and art in general 💖 7mo
Lindy @batsy 😁👍 7mo
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allureofbeauty
In The Miso Soup | Ryu Murakami
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Just finished it. It kept me intrigued and I was definitely wrong on my guesses for what was going on. But what was going on just kind of felt like a let down. The ending kind of did in general for me. It felt like there was so much build up and then it kind of fell flat.
#inthemisosoup #ryumuraki #Japanesehorror #translated #theyearofhorrorbookclub #Japanese #murder #horrorbookclub #horror

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suzisteffen
A Winter's Promise | Christelle Dabos
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One of my first #TBRs for 2019! #fantasy #translated #library #hoopla

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CindyE09
The Letter Killers Club | Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky
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Written during Soviet Russia and #translated from Russian for #NYRB, this #novella focuses on a group of writers who refuse to commit their stories to paper any longer, believing that to write ideas down kills them. Instead, they meet once a week to share their stories orally with each other. This novella, comprised of the stories of the group and heavily based in western philosophy and literature, was an intellectual and rewarding read.

Reviewsbylola I love the title and cover! It sounds like a very rich read. 12mo
andrew61 That sounds great. 12mo
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