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Women in Translation Month

Women in Translation Month

August is Women in Translation Month! We love sharing our favorite translated works by women authors, and pretty much look forward to this month all year long. Listed here are a few newly released titles that we recommend, as well as some of our all-time favorites from years past. We also have wonderful, browsable WiTM displays set up at all four of our locations!

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The Vegetarian

A Novel

By Han Kang
Narrated by: Janet Song & Stephen Park
Length: 5 hours 13 minutes

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE • “[Han] Kang viscerally explores the limits of what a human brain and body can endure, and the strange beauty that can be found in even the most extreme forms of renunciation.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Ferocious.”—The New York Times Book Review (Ten Best Books of the Year)
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Secondhand Time

The Last of the Soviets

By Svetlana Alexievich
Narrated by: Amanda Carlin, Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Campbell, Kimberly Farr, Kirby Heyborne, Hillary Huber, Rebecca Lowman, Jorjeana Marie, Coleen Marlo, Kathleen McInerney & Fred Sanders
Length: 22 hours 56 minutes

Secondhand Time

“Ever wonder what it was like to fight in the Soviet Revolution and live through Perestroika? Alexievich's interviews with dozens of people give you a taste and it is shocking. The overwhelming disappointment with capitalism outweighs deep personal traumas every person she interviews faced under the Soviet system. It's hard to know if the brainwashing of the Soviet state was so complete that the personal losses could be overlooked, or if capitalism was so flawed that all those interviewed wished for the past.”

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The Queue

By Basma Abdel Aziz
Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
Length: 6 hours 9 minutes

"The Queue ... has drawn comparisons to Western classics like George Orwell’s 1984 and The Trial by Franz Kafka. It represents a new wave of dystopian and surrealist fiction from Middle Eastern writers who are grappling with the chaotic aftermath and stinging disappointments of the Arab Spring." -- The New York Times

Winner of the English PEN...
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Human Acts

A Novel

By Han Kang
Narrated by: Sandra Oh, Deborah Smith, Greta Jung, Jae Jung, Jennifer Kim, Raymond J. Lee & Keong Sim
Length: 6 hours 43 minutes

From the internationally bestselling author of THE VEGETARIAN, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice

In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed.
 
The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of... Read more »

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Fever Dream

A Novel

By Samanta Schweblin
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 3 hours 13 minutes

Fever Dream

“Haunting, foreboding, eerie, and ominous, Schweblin's Fever Dream is the first of the Argentine author's books to appear in English. Despite its brevity, Fever Dream throbs with a quickened pulse, as heightening tension is its most effective quality. An intriguing yet purposefully vague plot adds to the story's mystique, one of peril, poison, and the unexplained terror of worms. Metaphorical in scope, Schweblin's impressively constructed tale leaves much to the imagination but is all the richer for doing so. Unsettling and compelling, this is a delirious, potent novel not to be overlooked.”

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All the Rivers

A Novel

By Dorit Rabinyan
Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
Length: 9 hours 26 minutes

A controversial, award-winning story about the passionate but untenable affair between an Israeli woman and a Palestinian man, from one of Israel’s most acclaimed novelists

When Liat meets Hilmi on a blustery autumn afternoon in Greenwich Village, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Charismatic and handsome, Hilmi is a talented young... Read more »

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Amatka

By Karin Tidbeck
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 6 hours 10 minutes

A LOCUS AWARD FINALIST

ONE OF THE GUARDIAN’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS OF 2017

A surreal debut novel set in a world shaped by language in the tradition of Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. Le Guin.


Vanja, an information assistant, is sent from her home city of Essre to the austere, wintry colony of Amatka with an assignment to collect... Read more »

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Flights

By Olga Tokarczuk
Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 12 hours 31 minutes

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
 
WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE

A visionary work of fiction by "A writer on the level of W. G. Sebald" (Annie Proulx)

"A magnificent writer." — Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize-winning author of Secondhand Time

"A beautifully fragmented...
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The Occasional Virgin

A Novel

By Hanan al-Shaykh
Narrated by: Soneela Nankani
Length: 7 hours 29 minutes

In this frank and fearless novel, acclaimed writer Hanan al-Shaykh follows the tumultuous lives and sometimes shocking choices of women successful in their careers but unlucky in love.
 
On a sunny beach on the Italian Riviera, two thirtysomething women, Yvonne and Huda, relax by the sparkling sea. But despite the setting, as their vacation... Read more »

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