Books by Carol Brown Janeway

GUILT by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"These stories are specifically about crime and the law, but they more generally encompass the human condition."
The second volume of unusual case histories by a German defense attorney with a literary flair. Read full book review >
CRIME by Ferdinand von Schirach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2011

"Thinly veiled memoir or literary gamesmanship? You be the judge."
An unusual, unsettling collection of short narratives, originally published in Germany in 2009, that blur the distinction between life and art. Read full book review >
FAME by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"A brazen take on the modern yearning for recognition. Kehlmann is a writer worth reading."
From German author Kehlmann (Me and Kaminski, 2008, etc.), nine interconnected stories that cleverly explore the seductive nature of fame—and fiction's role in creating it. Read full book review >
THE STORM by Margriet de Moor
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 12, 2010

"It's hard to resist using the word "symphonic" to describe this exquisitely composed, piercingly moving story. De Moor continues to scale increasingly impressive heights."
This fifth translated novel from the Dutch classical singer-turned-novelist (The Kreutzer Sonata, 2005, etc.) offers a moving dramatization of a historical catastrophe which bears disturbing resemblances to recent global occurrences. Read full book review >
ME AND KAMINSKI by Daniel Kehlmann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 2008

"Smartly entertaining, if not entirely convincing, lampoon of contemporary fame and the celebrity biography."
The second English translation from the young German author (Measuring the World, 2006). Read full book review >
MEASURING THE WORLD by Daniel Kehlman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"Brilliant."
An acclaimed German author explores the lighter side of the Enlightenment in his first English translation. Read full book review >
DESOLATION by Yasmina Reza
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2002

"Touching and honest, but unsatisfying all the same: Samuel's monologue seems, not surprisingly, to be written more for the stage than the page."
A somewhat lugubrious debut from French playwright Reza (the Tony Award-winning Art). Read full book review >
EMBERS by Sándor Márai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2001

"A major rediscovery, arguably comparable to those of Bruno Schulz, Leo Perutz, and Joseph Roth. A small, beautifully fashioned masterpiece."
The first English translation of a brooding, densely atmospheric, forgotten 1942 novel whose eminent Hungarian expatriate author (b. 1900) committed suicide, while living in the US, in his 89th year. Read full book review >
CRAZY by Benjamin Lebert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2000

"Salinger's Catcher remains the gold standard. Crazy is only another imitation."
Shades of Holden Caulfield in the wicked city, on the lam from Pencey Prep. Read full book review >
YOSL RAKOVER TALKS TO GOD by Zvi Kolitz
RELIGION
Released: Nov. 5, 1999

A remarkable testament to faith in the face of suffering. Read full book review >

LOST by Hans-Ulrich Treichel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 1999

A first novel from Treichel, a well-known German poet and critic, turns a fragmented family's arduous search for its missing son into an eerie and perversely amusing metaphysical puzzle. Read full book review >