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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 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 Story of My Teeth, by Valeria Luiselli

Translated by Christina MacSweeney, narrated by Armando Durán and Thom Rivera. “…the world of the mind is based on a compromise with logic.” (Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin) Absurd and thoroughly enchanting, the story and Luiselli’s writing are magical. It’s rare I feel bereft on … Continue reading

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The Story of the Lost Child, by Elena Ferrante

Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein, narrated by Hillary Huber. “I’m a scribble on a scribble, completely unsuitable for one of your books…one doesn’t tell the story of an erasure.” Lila has disappeared and has destroyed as much evidence of … Continue reading

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The Days of Abandonment, by Elena Ferrante (read by Hillary Huber)

Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein, narrated by Hillary Huber. Ferrante is touted as one of Italy’s finest writers and her talent is again apparent here. In The Days Of Abandonment, Ferrante presents the uncontained grief of 38 year … Continue reading

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The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante

Translated by Ann Goldstein, narrated by Hillary Huber. There has been a lot of hype surrounding Ferrante’s books since being translated into English and it is extremely well deserved. I was actually a little intimidated writing a review for this audiobook because … Continue reading

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Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, by Elena Ferrante

Translated by Ann Goldstein, narrated by Hillary Huber. Hillary Huber’s performance captivated me immediately. She is Elena Greco, the book’s main character and narrator. I’ve not come across her as a reader before but she conveys expertly the complex emotion and … Continue reading

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