Books by Rachel Willson-Broyles

A STORM BLEW IN FROM PARADISE by Johannes Anyuru
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2019

"A deeply moving meditation on identity and history, the personal and the political, blurring the boundaries between truth and fiction."
An extraordinary life in exile inspires a multilayered novel. Read full book review >
A NEARLY NORMAL FAMILY by M.T. Edvardsson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 25, 2019

"Not terribly suspenseful, but as a dissection of a family in crisis, it works."
In Swedish author Edvardsson's U.S debut, a family is shattered by a heinous crime. Read full book review >
BEYOND ALL REASONABLE DOUBT by Malin  Persson Giolito
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2019

"No courtroom fireworks but smart, well-written legal and procedural drama."
A lawyer scrutinizes the investigation and trial that imprisoned a scientist for murdering a teen in this intriguing legal thriller. Read full book review >
THE ACCIDENTAL FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN by Jonas Jonasson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2019

"Delightful nonsense that will lift a lot of spirits."
The hero (of sorts) has aged a year in this wildly implausible sequel to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared (2012). Read full book review >
EIGHTEEN BELOW by Stefan  Ahnhem
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 4, 2018

"Hats off to Ahnhem for creating a villain more powerful than the franchise team charged with bringing him in."
The third appearance for Swedish cop Fabian Risk and his colleagues in Helsingborg's crime squad (The Ninth Grave, 2017, etc.) presents them two very different crime waves, one that might have been ripped from the headlines, the other more baroque, fantastic, and transcendentally evil. Read full book review >
THE DYING GAME by Asa Avdic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Avdic's debut, while painting an unsettling portrait of our possible future, lacks a compelling main character, and for all the book's calculated plotting, it doesn't add up to a satisfying read."
In the not-too-distant future, a group of carefully chosen people spends 48 hours on a remote Swedish island engaged in what at first seems like an exercise but turns into a high-stakes test of survival and betrayal. Read full book review >
QUICKSAND by Malin  Persson Giolito
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Giolito gives us the unsettling monologue of a teenage girl as she works her way through her role in murder. It is a splendid work of fiction."
Sharp social commentary through the tragic story of a young woman's trial for mass murder. Read full book review >
EVERYTHING I DON'T REMEMBER by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2016

"Initially confusing but ultimately moving and grimly funny. "
In Stockholm, a young man's death forces his friends to consider their culpability. Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO SAVED THE KING OF SWEDEN by Jonas Jonasson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 2014

"Definitely not a book for sourpusses. The rest of the world will chuckle all the way through it."
A funny and completely implausible farce about a woman, a bomb and a man's frustrated ambition to overthrow the king of Sweden. Read full book review >
STRINDBERG'S STAR by Rachel Willson-Broyles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 28, 2012

"Any one of the plot strains in this ambitious debut might have made for a satisfying novel, but woven together, they create more confusion than excitement. "
Evil Nazi schemes, Norse mythology, Pompeian legend and a balloon expedition to the North Pole are narrative bedfellows in this sprawling, fanciful tale driven by the desperate pursuit of a metal ankh, or amulet, discovered on a corpse in an abandoned copper mine. Read full book review >
MONTECORE by Jonas Hassen Khemiri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2011

"Khemiri adds a distinctive and quirky voice—actually several of them—to contemporary literature."
A distinguished, linguistically complex narrative that examines the ordeals of a Tunisian immigrant to Sweden. Read full book review >