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The Beggar & the Hare: A Novel

by Tuomas Kyrö & David McDuff Atria Books/Marble Arch Press (August 05, 2014)

From a hugely popular, award-winning Finnish author, this entertaining, profound, and satirical tale follows a Romanian beggar living on the streets of Helsinki.

Vatanescu, a young Romanian construction worker,...


A Man Called Ove: A Novel

by Fredrik Backman Atria Books (July 15, 2014)

Read the New York Times bestseller that has taken the world by storm!

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window....


Before I Burn

by Gaute Heivoll & Don Bartlett Graywolf Press (January 07, 2014)

An international literary sensation about an arsonist on the loose in rural Norway and the young man haunted by the story

In 1970s Norway, an arsonist targets a small town for one long, terrifying month. One...


The Woman and the Ape

by Peter Høeg & Barbara Haveland Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 30, 2013)

The Woman and the Ape is the story of a unique and unforgettable couple—Madelene and Erasmus. Madelene—a sleeping beauty drowsing gently in an alcoholic stupor—is the beautiful and disillusioned wife of...


The Quiet Girl

by Peter Høeg & Nadia Christensen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 30, 2013)

The internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Smilla's Sense of Snow returns with this "engrossing, beautifully written tale of suspense . . . captivating" (The Miami Herald).

Set in Denmark in the here...


The History of Danish Dreams

by Peter Høeg & Barbara Haveland Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 30, 2013)

Through a series of vividly imaginative and wildly colorful characters, Hoeg gives us a very different account of the twentieth century, which in Denmark encompasses the transition from a medieval society to...


The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden

by Jonas Jonasson & Rachel Willson-Broyles Ecco (April 29, 2014)

Jonas Jonasson's picaresque tale of how one person's actions can have far-reaching—even global—consequences, written with the same light-hearted satirical voice as his bestselling debut novel, The 100-Year-Old...


It's Fine By Me

by Per Petterson & Don Bartlett Graywolf Press (October 02, 2012)

"Reading a Petterson novel is like falling into a northern landscape painting—all shafts of light and clear palpable chill." —Time

Fans of Per Petterson's other books in English will be delighted by this...


Out Stealing Horses

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2007, Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2006

by Per Petterson & Anne Born Graywolf Press (July 03, 2012)

We were going out stealing horses. That was what he said, standing at the door to the cabin where I was spending the summer with my father. I was fifteen. It was 1948 and oneof the first days of July.

Trond's...


Child Wonder

by Roy Jacobsen, Don Bartlett & Don Shaw Graywolf Press (September 27, 2011)

*Winner of the prestigious Norwegian Booksellers' Prize*

*A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection (Holiday 2011)*

A glorious evocation of a Norwegian childhood in the early sixties by an author short-listed...


Hunger

by Knut Hamsun, Robert Bly & Paul Auster Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 19, 2008)

A true classic of modern literature that has been described as "one of the most disturbing novels in existence" (Time Out), Hunger is the story of a Norwegian artist who wanders the streets, struggling on the...


The Emperor of Lies

by Steve Sem-Sandberg & Sarah Death Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 30, 2011)

Winner of the August Prize, Sweden's most important literary award

A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title

To be published in more than twenty-five languages

A major international literary event

"This...


To Siberia

by Per Petterson & Anne Born Graywolf Press (August 03, 2010)

I was fourteen and a half when the Germans came. On that 9th April we woke to the roar of aeroplanes swooping so low over the roofs of the town that we could see the black iron crosses painted on the underside...


I Curse the River of Time

by Per Petterson & Charlotte Barslund Graywolf Press (August 03, 2010)

An enthralling novel of a mother and son's turbulent relationship from the author of Out Stealing Horses

Norway, 1989: Communism is unraveling all over Europe. Arvid Jansen, thirty-seven, is trying to bridge...


Psalm at Journey's End

by Erik Fosnes Hansen & Joan Tate Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 1996)

This European bestseller tells of seven members ot the Titanic's European orchestra, unfolding their fascinating life story while painting a fascinating portrait of the intricacies of life on board the supposedly...


The Solitaire Mystery

by Jostein Gaarder & Sarah Jane Hails Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 01, 2003)

The story of a boy and his father on a car trip through Europe, searching for the boy's mother, who left many years ago to find herself. Structured as a deck of cards -- each chapter is one card in the deck...


Self-Control

by Stig Saeterbakken & Seán Kinsella Dalkey Archive Press (November 12, 2012)

The second volume in Stig Sæterbakken's loosely connected "S Trilogy," Self-Control moves from the dark portrait of codependent marriage featured in the acclaimed Siamese to a world of solitary loneliness and...


The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am (Norwegian Literature Series)

by Kjersti A. Skomsvold & Kerri A. Pierce Dalkey Archive Press (October 25, 2011)

The highly acclaimed debut of one of Norway's brightest talents.Mathea Martinsen has never been good at dealing with other people. After a lifetime, her only real accomplishment is her longevity: everyone she...


Wait, Blink

2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature #5

by Gunnhild Øyehaug & Kari Dickson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

"Expansive, intimate, and filled to the brim with delight, Gunnhild Oyehaug's first novel is devoted to the unexpected connections between lonesome individuals, mundane rituals, jellyfish, death, oversized men's...


Mirror, Shoulder, Signal

by Dorthe Nors & Misha Hoekstra Graywolf Press (June 05, 2018)

A smart, witty novel of driving lessons and vertigo, short-listed for the Man Booker International Prize

Sonja is ready to get on with her life. She’s over forty now, and the Swedish crime novels she translates...


The Waiter

by Matias Faldbakken Gallery/Scout Press (October 09, 2018)

In the tradition of modern classics The Dinner and A Gentleman in Moscow comes The Waiter, in which the finely tuned balance of a grand European restaurant (that has seen better days) is irrevocably upset by...


Encircling 2

by Carl Frode Tiller Graywolf Press (March 20, 2018)

Encircling 2 continues Carl Frode Tiller’s “poised and effective Rashomon-style exploration of multiple psyches” (Kirkus Reviews)

Book two of The Encircling Trilogy continues piecing together the fractured...


Companions

by Christina Hesselholdt & Paul Russell Garrett Fitzcarraldo Editions (August 30, 2017)

Camilla, Charles, Alma, Edward, Alwilda and Kristian are a circle of friends hurtling through mid-life. Structured as a series of monologues jumping from one friend to the next, Companions follows their loves,...


Across the China Sea

by Gaute Heivoll Graywolf Press (September 05, 2017)

An atmospheric and affecting novel set in rural Norway, by the award-winning author of Before I Burn

In the waning days of the German occupation of Norway, Karin and her husband move from Oslo to a tiny village...


The Looking-Glass Sisters

by Gøhril Gabrielsen & John Irons Peirene Press (September 25, 2015)

A tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other.

Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom venture out and nobody...


The Brahmadells

by Jóanes Nielsen & Kerri A. Pierce Open Letter (October 30, 2017)

An epic family—and national—saga, The Brahmadells spans from the mid-nineteenth century until the 1980s, blending genres and narrative styles to capture not only the tribulations of a particular family, but...


The Invention of Ana

by Mikkel Rosengaard Custom House (February 13, 2018)

A New York Times Paperback Row Editor's Choice

Combining the infectious narration of Nick Hornby’s Funny Girl, the philosophical lyricism of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives, and the mesmerizing power...


Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller

by Guðberger Bergsson & Lytton Smith Open Letter (June 19, 2017)

Moving between realism and meandering polemic, Tómas Jónsson, Bestseller lays bare the failure of Icelandic man and his culture. From conversation between bank employees about pick-up techniques to bedridden...


One Station Away

by Olaf Olafsson Ecco (December 05, 2017)

From the critically acclaimed Olaf Olafsson, an intimate yet sweeping story of a New York neurologist and the three women who change his life

An overlooked pianist who finally receives fraught success after decades...


Wonderful Feels Like This

by Sara Lövestam Flatiron Books (March 07, 2017)

Sara Lovestam's Wonderful Feels Like This is “a coming-of-age tale of a young artist and is as soulful as it is triumphant” (School Library Journal) that celebrates being a little bit odd, finding your people,...


Encircling

by Carl Frode Tiller Graywolf Press (February 21, 2017)

The brilliant first novel in the Encircling Trilogy, a searing psychological portrait of a man by his friends

David has lost his memory. When a newspaper ad asks his friends and family to share their memories...


Compartment No. 6

by Rosa Liksom & Lola Rogers Graywolf Press (August 02, 2016)

In the waning years of the Soviet Union, a sad young Finnish woman boards a train in Moscow. Bound for Mongolia, she's trying to put as much space as possible between her and a broken relationship. Wanting to...


Shyness and Dignity

by Dag Solstad & Sverre Lyngstad Graywolf Press (September 29, 2015)

An Ibsen scholar falls desperately out of society—publication coinciding with Ibsen's 100th anniversary celebrations

In front of him, twenty-nine young men and women about the age of eighteen who looked at...


The History of Bees: A Novel

by Maja Lunde Touchstone (August 22, 2017)

“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey” (Elle), and in the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this “spectacular and deeply moving” (Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author) novel follows...


I Refuse

by Per Petterson & Don Bartlett Graywolf Press (April 07, 2015)

A masterful new novel from Per Petterson, who "provides one of literature's greatest gifts . . . a welcome refuge from our cacophonous world" (NPR)

Per Petterson's hotly anticipated new novel, I Refuse, is the...


The Last Days of My Mother

by Sölvi Björn Sigur & Helga Soffía Einarsdóttir Open Letter (September 15, 2014)

A mother and son bond over booze and weed, as they travel to Amsterdam for her special cancer treatment.


The Rabbit Back Literature Society

by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen & Lola M. Rogers St. Martin's Press (January 20, 2015)

Only nine people have ever been chosen by renowned children's author Laura White to join the Rabbit Back Literature Society, an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a tenth member has...