Books by Jamie Bulloch

KINGDOM OF TWILIGHT by Steven Uhly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Uhly's frequently fascinating epic revisits the Holocaust and its aftermath not through concentration camp narratives but through the stories of survivors desperately trying to make sense of the 'real' world."
In German writer Uhly's sprawling tale of Nazism and its toxic effects on Europe and beyond, Jewish survivors and German tormentors alike struggle for identity and a sense of place. Read full book review >
SCHLUMP by Hans Herbert Grimm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Not quite the equal of The Good Soldier Schweick but still a welcome contribution to the literature of the Great War and its discontents."
A lost classic of anti-war literature is revived in a fresh, vigorous translation. Read full book review >
A VERY SPECIAL YEAR by Thomas Montasser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"While attempting to be whimsical and delightful, this tiny novel feels just a bit too precious and pleased with itself. In the end, it's not so special."
When Valerie's elderly aunt Charlotte goes missing, she must step in to take care of business at the old Ringelnatz & Co. bookstore. Read full book review >
THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE by Paulus Hochgatterer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Despite some beautifully written passages, Hochgatterer's (The Mattress House, 2012, etc.) short book has too many digressions and dead ends to be enlightening as philosophy or satisfying as a mystery."
The brutal murder of an old man in an Austrian village is one of many interlocking plot threads in this dense psychological mystery. Read full book review >
SOMEDAY WE'LL TELL EACH OTHER EVERYTHING by Daniela Krien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Timed with the political and cultural momentum of East Germany's dissolution, this deceptively elegant story reveals great emotional and cultural upheaval."
Dense and descriptive, this debut coming-of-age tale is set against the fascinating background of German reunification. Read full book review >
THE TASTE OF APPLE SEEDS by Katharina Hagena
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Since much of the nuanced wit is perhaps lost in translation, what remains is a decorative but aimless family chronicle. Matriarch Bertha's decline is, however, viscerally felt and vividly detailed."
From German author Hagena, the story of a young German woman whose inheritance of her grandmother's house leads her to plumb her family's past. This book was an international best-seller. Read full book review >
PORTRAIT OF THE MOTHER AS A YOUNG WOMAN by Friedrich Christian Delius
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2012

"An intriguing blend of travelogue and love letter."
A German woman living in Rome during World War II falls under the spell of the Eternal City. Read full book review >