Books by Susan Massotty

LOST PARADISE by Cees Nooteboom
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Luminous. Numinous. Glorious."
An astonishing tale of a beautiful art student seeking her soul in Australia's Outback. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2006

"An intimate portrait of Iran, stuffed with ambition, but ultimately overladen."
Abdolah, an Iranian expatriate now living in the Netherlands, nests a story about a father and son into a sweeping novel that chronicles the tumultuous modern history of his homeland. Read full book review >
THE KREUTZER SONATA by Margriet de Moor
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"De Moor is rapidly becoming one of the world's finest novelists."
A troubled union of two artistic temperaments feels "the powerful effects of music on our emotions," in an elegant short novel from the internationally acclaimed Dutch author (Duke of Egypt, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
ALL SOULS’ DAY by Cees Nooteboom
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"All Souls' Day displays with admirable lucidity the workings of a humane, civilized, and consistently interesting mind. But it's just barely a novel, and few readers are likely to stay its tortuous and redundant course."
A documentary filmmaker's tenuous hold on both reality and the past occupies the foreground of this very discursive 1998 novel by the prizewinning Dutch author (The Following Story, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >
WEDDING BY THE SEA by Abdelkader Benali
Released: June 1, 2000

This unusual debut by a young Moroccan-born Dutch writer, which won major literary prizes in Holland and France, is a fragmented family chronicle doled out in stories shared by young Lamarat Minar and the garrulous taxi-driver "Bucket of Bolts" Chalid, who plays a raffish Sancho Panza to Lamarat's reluctant quixotic searcher. Read full book review >