Books by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

OSCAR SEEKS A FRIEND by Pawel Pawlak
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 3, 2019

"Color and composition combine to beautifully express friendship and the wonders of the world. (Picture book. 3-12) "
"It's hard for a small, ugly skeleton to make friends." Read full book review >
DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2019

"In her depictions of her characters and their worlds—both internal and external—Tokarczuk has created something entirely new."
A series of deaths mystifies a small Polish village. Read full book review >
INHUMAN LAND by Józef Czapski
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A good complement to Slavomir Rawicz's The Long Walk, Primo Levi's The Truce, and other accounts of wartime dislocation."
A sharply observed account of war behind the Russian lines from an accidental observer. Read full book review >
LALA by Jacek  Dehnel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2018

"Best for extremely patient readers, who will be rewarded with some exceptionally beautiful passages in the final 100 pages, poignantly alive with loss and love."
First-time novelist Dehnel uses his grandmother's life and reminiscences as a springboard for a sweep through Poland's turbulent 20th century, mingled with musings on the nature of storytelling. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"A surprising look at societies grappling with profound change."
The unsettling transition from socialism to democracy leaves many people longing for the past. Read full book review >
SECRET LIFE OF A TIGER by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2017

"Most children will recognize the tiger as an unreliable narrator and enjoy the silliness of his assertions. (Picture book. 4-7)"
After admitting to readers that he recently bit, then swallowed whole, an apparently human explorer, a tiger insists that he's really a great guy. Read full book review >
CLEMENTINE LOVES RED by Krystyna Boglar
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 6, 2017

"A rare glimpse of childhood in a vanished world: Soviet-dominated, rural Poland. (Historical fiction. 8-10)"
Vacationing children endure a thunderstorm in a dark forest, lose and find one another, and join an assortment of characters seeking the mysterious Clementine, who's vanished in the woods. Read full book review >
RAGE by Zygmunt Miloszewski
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Gripping, lyrical, brutally honest, and cruelly funny—a terrific crime novel and better character study."
Prosecutor Teodor Szacki makes it personal in a bleakly stylish mystery. Read full book review >
GOTTLAND by Mariusz Szczygiel
HISTORY
Released: May 27, 2014

"A controversial, insightful work from Poland's 2013 journalist of the year."
Impassioned, insightful snapshots of life in pre-Velvet Revolution Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >
A GRAIN OF TRUTH by Zygmunt Miloszewski
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Leisurely, ruminative and tangled—more successful as a portrait of the complex, self-hating, yet oddly likable detective than of the crimes he's called to investigate."
A Polish prosecutor's ill-advised decision to move from Warsaw to the provinces cuts down on his case load but not on the angst his first big opportunity brings Read full book review >
WHITE FEVER by Jacek Hugo-Bader
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"No charming folk customs here, just the hard facts of life in the frozen Russian north."
A writer for the Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reports on life at the harrowing margins of contemporary Russian society. Read full book review >
KAYTEK THE WIZARD by Janusz Korczak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Fascinating but flawed. (translator's afterword, references) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
A boy growing up in 1930s Warsaw determines to become a wizard and succeeds—but at a price. Read full book review >
MERCEDES-BENZ by Pawel Huelle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Colorful setting and trenchant social commentary, but a cul-de-sac plot."
Playful postmodernism Central European-style—entertainment for a decidedly select demographic: automobile aficionados desperate for the inside skinny on Poland's recent past. Read full book review >