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Lindy
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…but the white-flowered bush clovers are already past their peak and bow to the ground like the dishevelled tresses of a woman who has thrown herself down in tears, flowing towards my feet upon the gazebo‘s paving stones. —Behind the Prison, Kafu Nagai, #translation by Jay Rubin
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AmandaL
The Red Zone: An Earthquake Story | Silvia Vecchini, Sualzo
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This is a MG graphic novel in translation. The author wrote it after devastating earthquakes struck Italy in 2016.It shows how a community comes together , and the many ways life gets turned on its head after natural disaster. I enjoyed the story of the three main friends, how they cope, and the illustrations. #MG #graphicnovel #translation

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RealBooks4ever
All This I Will Give to You | Dolores Redondo
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Written in Spanish by Dolores Redondo and translated into English by Michael Meigs. Redondo is also the author of the immensely popular Baztán trilogy. When Spanish businessman Álvaro is killed in a car accident, his writer husband, Manuel, is suddenly made aware of a secret life that Álvaro never mentioned. Highly recommend this mystery set in Spain! ? #translation #womenauthors #Spain

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Tineke
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What a doorstopper. Currently reading this beast. Slowly getting there. #translation #bookcrossing #MTBR #ownedsince2011

ChasingOm I love this series! 2mo
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cathysaid
Broken Glass | Alexander Hartung
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A Kindle First Reads pick this month, this translation from the German includes a disgraced cop, the requisite murder, police-on-the-take and one seriously disturbing family secret. A few too many red herrings but otherwise, quite good. A Kindle editor compares this to Jo Nesbo's “Harry Hole“ series. I look forward to more from this author as this is supposed to be the first in a series. #mystery #Kindle #KindleFirstReads #translation

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Lindy
Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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As things—ribbons, roses, calendars, birds—mysteriously disappear from their island, and their absence is enforced by brutal memory police, the stakes get higher for those members of society who can‘t forget. Ominous and dreamlike, this reminded me of Abe‘s Woman in the Dunes, Lowry‘s The Giver, and Orwell‘s 1984. #Translation by Stephen Snyder.

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 and I love that cover. 2mo
valeriegeary I'm so intrigued 2mo
charl08 Looks good - I've been very tempted by the cover in bookshops! 2mo
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Lindy @TrishB The cover suits the story well, with its double narrative, one of which is the novel that that central character is writing. 2mo
Lindy @valeriegeary I read from the opening chapter at our monthly literary salon (it fit perfectly with this month‘s theme: disappearance). Everyone took down the book‘s information because they wanted to read it based on the bit they had heard. It‘s weird in the best way. 2mo
Lindy @charl08 If you read it, I‘d love to know what you think. 2mo
charl08 Library has a copy, but something stopping me from logging in. Hopefully will be working soon. 2mo
Lindy @charl08 I wonder if software upgrades might be the problem; library computer systems people schedule them overnight, especially on a Saturday (in Edmonton) because our library branches don‘t open until 1pm on Sundays. 2mo
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Christinak
Faceless Killers | Henning Mankell
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”Ragged clouds raced across the sky, and the wind was gusting up to gale force. After waking at dawn, Wallander lay in bed for a long time and listened to the wind. When he stepped on the #scale in the bathroom, he saw that he had lost another 2 pounds. This cheered him up so much that when he pulled into the parking lot at the police station he did not have the sense of despondency he‘d been feeling lately.”
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Cathythoughts Love Wallander & Henning Mankell ♥️ 2mo
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Lindy
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This #manga series that follows a gay Tokyo couple & their friends & colleagues continues to entertain me. I‘m wrapped up in the characters like it‘s a soap opera. The #translation by Jocelyne Allen continues to be awkward, but I don‘t really mind. Each chapter features the details of food preparation for a menu; I often come away with ideas for something to try at home. This time, it‘s sweet potato rice.

Megabooks Is this the chocolate banana club book? 3mo
Lindy @Megabooks Yep. 🍫🍌🏳️‍🌈 3mo
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Lindy
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Shiro‘s boss loves eating alone, not having to think about nutrition for her family. Kenji‘s cholesterol is up. A colleague gets married & asks Shiro‘s advice regarding a weight-loss diet for her husband. From the “mystic healthy aura of yogurt” to eating sweets, chapters in issue 11 are thematically linked by ideas about nutrition. I like that many of the peripheral characters have story arcs here. #LGBT #manga #comics #translation

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Lindy
The Queue | Basma Abdel Aziz
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Surreal satire, with dark—very dark—humour that left me in despair for the future of humanity. Individuals are sometimes altruistic & help each other but what can be done against the greater power of authoritarianism? Maybe the bleakness prompted me to rate this 4 stars on Goodreads last night but I realized today that I‘ll never forget it, so 5 stars it is.
#Translation by Elisabeth Jaquette. #Audiobook superbly narrated by Mark Bramhall.

batsy Wonderful review. This has been on my TBR for awhile but I've been reluctant—dystopias hit too close to home lately. 3mo
Lindy @batsy follow up: I decided to read another middle eastern setting, but this time I'm going with escapist fantasy: (edited) 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love the face on your audiobook walker sticker! And yes, dystopians are getting harder to read, some nonfiction for me too, I don‘t think we really realize how toxic the current environment really is to all of us. 3mo
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Lindy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I find myself struggling to maintain a satisfactory level of mental health while keeping my heart open and compassionate, and, at the same time, keeping up-to-date with current events. What I read definitely affects my mood, so it's unfortunate that I'm drawn to dark stories. 3mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Lindy I completely understand! I feel like I need to stay on top of current events, and know what is going on...but yet it can be a real struggle with maintaining mental health....and some of my escapist readings don‘t seem to be as escapist anymore. 3mo
Lindy @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 👯‍♀️ 3mo
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