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Winter in Sokcho

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Elisa Shua Dusapin’s novel "Winter in Sokcho", a young woman has a fateful encounter with a man who is as lost as she is. Sokcho, a Korean beach resort, has little to offer tourists during the off season. But one tourist comes... Read More

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The Seven Doors

by Karen Rigby

In "The Seven Doors", Agnes Ravatn’s sinuous, taut Nordic noir, an academic pieces together the truth about her missing tenant’s past to arrive at a devastating conclusion. Sixty-one-year-old Nina faces the demolition of her beloved... Read More

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Mirror Lake

by Ho Lin

"Mirror Lake" might appear to be a mystery at first glance, but Andrée A. Michaud’s sometimes confounding, sometimes funny novel defies easy categorization. Recently relocated to an isolated lake in Maine, crotchety Robert and his dog... Read More

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by Eileen Gonzalez

A lonely boy befriends a charming but dangerous robot in Giacomo Sartori’s science fiction novel "Bug". After a horrible car accident leaves his mother in a coma, a disabled boy is left to fend for himself among relatives and teachers... Read More

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by Michelle Anne Schingler

Kateřina Tučková’s "Gerta" is a startling, significant historical novel set during and after the violent postwar expulsion of Germans from Czechoslovakia. At the end of WWII, Gerta—the daughter of a disrespected Czech mother whom... Read More

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