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One Left

by Mari Carlson

In Kim Soom’s novel "One Left", an elderly woman recalls her experience in a Manchurian comfort station during the Pacific War. The main character, referred to as “she,” is taken away from her home at the age of thirteen, believing... Read More

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by Rebecca Hussey

In Daniel Saldaña París’s resonant novel "Ramifications", an eventful summer has ripple effects that last decades. A thirty-two-year-old man who’s lain in bed for the greater part of two years records memories from the summer of... Read More

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The Wind Traveler

by Wendy Hinman

"The Wind Traveler" is a lyrical novel about loss and atonement. Ángel, seeking to numb the pain of losing his mother, abandons his law training and joins the army to fight against Peru’s Shining Path revolutionaries. He finds... Read More

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The Memory Monster

by Eileen Gonzalez

In Yishai Sarid’s dark, thoughtful novel "The Memory Monster", a Holocaust historian struggles with the weight of his profession. The story takes the form of a letter written by the anonymous narrator to explain an unspecified event.... Read More

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Long Live the Post Horn!

by Eileen Gonzalez

A struggling woman realizes that even small lives have meaning in Vigdis Hjorth’s novel "Long Live the Post Horn!" The discovery of her old diary and a coworker’s suicide make Ellinor realize how stagnant her life is. She feels like... Read More

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