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16 Great International Books for U.S. Readers

  • FICTION

    CALL AND RESPONSE

    JAN. 31, 2023

FICTION

CALL AND RESPONSE

by Gothataone Moeng

A lovely debut brimming with deeply felt and well-rounded stories. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LAST POMEGRANATE TREE

    JAN. 24, 2023

FICTION

THE LAST POMEGRANATE TREE

by Bachtyar Ali ; translated by Kareem Abdulrahman with Melanie Moore

Altogether extraordinary: a masterwork of modern Middle Eastern literature deserving the widest possible audience. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE END OF DRUM-TIME

    JAN. 24, 2023

FICTION

THE END OF DRUM-TIME

by Hanna Pylväinen

Ambitious and resonant, a vivid, fascinating, and moving novel. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BLAZE ME A SUN

    JAN. 3, 2023

FICTION

BLAZE ME A SUN

by Christoffer Carlsson ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

A brainy page-turner from a rising star in Scandinavian crime fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE APPLICANT

    FEB. 14, 2023

FICTION

THE APPLICANT

by Nazli Koca

A powerful debut that heralds a voice intent on being heard. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    A MESSAGE FROM UKRAINE

    NOV. 29, 2022

  • NONFICTION

    DEADLY QUIET CITY

    MARCH 7, 2023

HISTORY

DEADLY QUIET CITY

by Murong Xuecun

A shocking, heart-rending report from the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic in China. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    WE COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS, MY FATHER AND I

    FEB. 28, 2023

NONFICTION

WE COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS, MY FATHER AND I

by Raja Shehadeh

A well-established Palestinian voice fashions a loving portrayal of the unsung achievements of his activist father. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • TEEN

    IRON WOLF

    FEB. 21, 2023

  • TEEN

    AHIAHIA THE ORPHAN

    APRIL 11, 2023

  • TEEN

    PARDALITA

    APRIL 18, 2023

  • CHILDREN'S

    HOW TO MAKE A MOVIE IN 12 DAYS

    MARCH 1, 2023

CHILDREN'S

HOW TO MAKE A MOVIE IN 12 DAYS

by Fiona Hardy

Order up plenty of popcorn and settle back for a tense, intense, delightful ride. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    CORNER

    MARCH 14, 2023

CHILDREN'S

CORNER

by Zo-O ; illustrated by Zo-O ; translated by Ellen Jang

A quirky, thought-provoking, and stunning reminder that a house is not a home. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BEAR AND THE WILDCAT

    FEB. 7, 2023

CHILDREN'S

THE BEAR AND THE WILDCAT

by Kazumi Yumoto ; illustrated by Komako Sakai ; translated by Cathy Hirano

Quietly contemplative, mingling hope and healing, this is a book that will offer comfort to many. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • CHILDREN'S

    THE AMAZING AND TRUE STORY OF TOOTH MOUSE PÉREZ

    MARCH 7, 2023

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