Celebrate Women in Translation Month!

August is Women in Translation Month! Celebrate by picking up one of these fabulous titles that demonstrate the importance of women's representation in the world of books and publishing.

Lake Like a Mirror Cover Image
By Sok Fong Ho, Natascha Bruce (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781931883986
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Published: Two Lines Press - April 14th, 2020

Translated from Chinese (Malaysia).


The Disaster Tourist Cover Image
By Yun Ko-Eun, Lizzie Buehler (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781640094161
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 4th, 2020

Translated from Korean.

An unsettling, dystopian journey in a world where tourists' ever-increasing voyeuristic needs to witness "authentic" suffering require capitalistic interventions and the creation of unthinkable new disasters. --Elese


Grove: A Field Novel Cover Image
By Esther Kinsky, Caroline Schmidt (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781945492389
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Published: Transit Books - July 21st, 2020

Translated from German.


Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541349
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

Translated from Polish.

Yeah, I guess it's a mystery and all, but it's more than that, for sure. Here's the stew: Jonathan Lethem's animal rights plus Margaret Atwood's invisible pissed-off woman plus Annie Proulx's linguistic hijinks seasoned by a bunch of William Blake; the art of translation; a comic view of a broken-ass world. This book reminded me of City of Thieves. And the mystery? Well, here? The plot most definitely ain't the thing, folks. --Erica


Tentacle Cover Image
By Rita Indiana, Achy Obejas (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781911508342
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Published: And Other Stories - January 15th, 2019

Translated from Spanish (Dominican Republic).

Let Rita Indiana blast apart your concept of time, the self gender, what the world is and could be in, uh, under 200 pages. There is a hurricane and there is the eye where Indiana calmly controls the narratives of timelines converging. With elements of prophecy, science fiction, punk overtones, pulsating prose, and romance, this novella effortlessly pirouettes between genres. --ani


Parade: A Folktale Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781593765804
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Published: Soft Skull Press - November 5th, 2019

Translated from Japanese.

Kawakami is a master at bizarre and tender. Tsukiko's Sensei asks for a story and she delivers one of her past. A folktale of children followed by mystic beings and the effect those children have on those beings. Like the author herself, I can't help but wonder how Tsukiko and Sensei live outside the window of the story. This is the feeling of Parade, like peaking into another world. An odd and quiet world. --Lucia


The Lying Life of Adults Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609455910
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Published: Europa Editions - September 1st, 2020

Translated from Italian.

Intrigue and contrast dominate Giovanna's existence. Readers are pulled along her journey and it's an entirely delightful and thoughtful experience. Enjoy! -- Jamie


The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455651
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Published: Europa Editions - January 7th, 2020

Translated from Farsi (Iran/Australia).


Hurricane Season Cover Image
By Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes (Translated by)
$22.95
ISBN: 9780811228039
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Published: New Directions - March 31st, 2020

Translated from Spanish (Mexico).


Tropic of Violence: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450246
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 19th, 2020

Translated from French.


The Memory Police: A Novel Cover Image
By Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101911815
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Published: Vintage - July 28th, 2020

Translated from Japanese.


On Lighthouses Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781949641011
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Published: Two Lines Press - May 12th, 2020

Translated from Spanish (Mexico).


The Hour of the Star Cover Image
By Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser (Translated by), Colm Tóibín (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811219495
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Published: New Directions - November 9th, 2011

Translated from Portuguese (Brazil).


Mouthful of Birds: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184635
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 7th, 2020

Translated from Spanish (Argentina).

Reading Schweblin’s work is like staring through a viewfinder into another’s nightmares. Gorgeously written and endlessly disturbing, these stories will have you triple-checking your locks at night even though you won’t be able to say exactly why. I have never stories as unique and unsettling as these, and I cannot recommend this book highly enough. --Zach


The Slynx Cover Image
By Tatyana Tolstaya, Jamey Gambrell (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781590171967
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Published: NYRB Classics - April 17th, 2007

Translated from Russian.


The Discomfort of Evening: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450345
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 18th, 2020

Translated from Dutch.


The Pine Islands Cover Image
By Marion Poschmann, Jen Calleja (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781552454015
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Published: Coach House Books - April 14th, 2020

Translated from German.


The Remainder Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895507
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Published: Coffee House Press - August 6th, 2019

Translated from Spanish (Chile).


The Iliac Crest Cover Image
By Cristina Rivera Garza, Sarah Booker (Translator), Elena Poniatowska (Foreword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781558614352
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Published: Feminist Press - October 10th, 2017

Translated from Spanish (Mexico).


Space Invaders: A Novel Cover Image
By Nona Fernández, Natasha Wimmer (Translated by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781644450079
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

Translated from Spanish (Chile).

An enthralling fever dream that examines the vexed intersection of childhood innocence and sweeping political crisis. As the childhood friends of Estrella González Jepsen realize—in adulthood—that her father participated in the violence and terror of the Pinochet regime, they find themselves haunted by the nature of her disappearance, and by their own powerlessness in the fraught social climate of their youth. With writing that spirals and twirls and stabs, that alternately floats and heels hard into the ground, Space Invaders infiltrates the often ambiguous space between culpability and innocence—and the persistent, chilling specters that are born there. --Ben


Territory of Light: A Novel Cover Image
By Yuko Tsushima, Geraldine Harcourt (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250251053
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Published: Picador - March 31st, 2020

Translated from Japanese.


Vernon Subutex 1: A Novel Cover Image
By Virginie Despentes, Frank Wynne (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374283247
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Published: FSG Originals - November 5th, 2019

Translated from French.


Garden by the Sea Cover Image
By Mercè Rodoreda, Martha Tennent (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781948830089
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Published: Open Letter - February 18th, 2020

Translated from Catalan.


Die, My Love Cover Image
By Ariana Harwicz, Sarah Moses (Translator), Carolina Orloff (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781999722784
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Published: Charco Press - October 15th, 2019

Translated from Spanish (Argentina).


Abigail Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681374031
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 21st, 2020

Translated from Hungarian.


Celestial Bodies Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226943
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Published: Catapult - October 8th, 2019

Translated from Arabic (Oman).

A multi-generational family saga, a Booker International winner and the first novel written by an Omani author to be translated into English? Yes, please. --Elese


The Vegetarian: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781101906118
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Published: Hogarth - August 23rd, 2016

Translated from Korean.
 

The Vegetarian is one of the most arresting books I've ever read, one that will keep you reading late into the night, shivering under the covers. You will find yourself rooting for Yeong-hye even as she slips deeper and deeper into her obsession and becomes increasingly deranged. Frequently horrifying and always unsettling, The Vegetarian will linger with you long after you've turned the last page. --Ellie


Kristin Lavransdatter: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (The Kristin Lavransdatter Trilogy) Cover Image
By Sigrid Undset, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Tiina Nunnally (Notes by), Brad Leithauser (Introduction by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143039167
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 27th, 2005

Translated from Norwegian.

Written by Nobel Prize-winning author Sigrid Undset, this trilogy is a MASTERPIECE, with each book in the series better than the last. (This edition includes all three books.) Set int he 14th century and reveling in the every-day details of medieval life in Norway, the saga follows one woman through childhood, young love, married life, motherhood and into old age. The Wreath (book 1) is Kristin's coming-of-age story -- she recklessly enters a relationship with an older man that puts her at odds with her father and the Church she was raised in .. perservere past the unfamiliar names and places and you will be rewarded with a richly immersive literary experience. --Elese


Bright Cover Image
By Duanwad Pimwana, Mui Poopoksakul (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781931883801
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Published: Two Lines Press - April 9th, 2019

Translated from Thai.

An elegant, pointillistic portrait of an abandoned six-year-old boy and the village in which he finds shelter and community. Throughout the many brief yet evocative vignettes that form Duanwad Pimwana's BRIGHT, we witness a writer whose graceful pen gives dignity and urgency to everything and everyone it touches—be it an adult or child, cricket or dog, poinciana tree or discarded coin. Pimwana possesses the rare insight and skill to reveal the grim humor underlying even our darkest moments, along with the buoyant, enlivening beauty contained in the most rote and ordinary. --Ben