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The Gravity of Love by Sara Stridsberg

Translated from the Swedish by Deborah Bragan-Turner, read by Kristin Milward I didn’t expect this to be so darkly beautiful but The Gravity of Love by Sara Stridsberg gets 5 stars (6 if I could!) from me. It’s a truly … Continue reading

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Women in Translation – My Favourites

  For Women in Translation Month, founder & organiser Meytal Radzinski is compiling a Top 100 Books by Women in Translation & is asking for your nominations. Here are five of my absolute favourites. All of the books listed below are … Continue reading

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Women in Translation Month – Reads

  Women in Translation Month, also known as “August”, is the brainchild of Meytal Radzinski. Over the past few years I’ve had the pleasure of participating & here are some of the books I’m planning to disappear into over the … Continue reading

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The White Girl – Tony Birch

Tony Birch is an indigenous Australian author. I picked up his new novel, The White Girl, after reading this wonderful piece in The Guardian. The White Girl is set in a fictional town of Deane. I googled, then, when I … Continue reading

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After the Party by Cressida Connolly

I’m not sure that Phyllis Forrester truly recognises what led to her incarceration, nor does she repent it. To be honest I’m not sure I properly understand it either. I’m not familiar with this part of British history which likely … Continue reading

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The Wall – Marlen Haushofer

Translated from the German by Shaun Whiteside, narrated by Kathe Mazur “I can allow myself to write the truth; all the people for whom I have lied throughout my life are dead….” The biggest differences between The Wall and other … Continue reading

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The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux

Translated from the French by Lazer Lederhendler, narrated by Brianna Morgan The first thing that stands out about this novel is the format. In fact, it might take a few chapters before you are convinced it is indeed a novel … Continue reading

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Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors

Translated from the Danish by Misha Hoekstra, read by Kate Rawson Sonja is the first in her family to have gone to university. She moved from her small rural hometown to the bustle of Copenhagen where she translates popular Swedish … Continue reading

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The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky, read by Soneela Nankani

From page one, this story is enormously captivating. At college Leah Kaplin has sex with a friend, for which she charges him $100 (why? why not). After the second time her friend confesses to the honours board and Leah is … Continue reading

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Shelter in Place by Alexander Maksik, read by James Patrick Cronin

James Patrick Cronin performance as the voice of Joseph March is raw edged and brittle. Joe is a young man who lives with depression., although he would never call it that. Cronin’s voice moves between no emotion, to a strained, taut characterisation, … Continue reading

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