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The Golden Age

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The  Golden Age: Ovid's Metamorphoses By Ovid, Ana Sender (Illustrator), Heinz Janisch (Adapted by) Cover Image
By Ovid, Ana Sender (Illustrator), Heinz Janisch (Adapted by)
$23.96
ISBN: 9780735844711
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Published: NorthSouth Books - October 4th, 2022

D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths for a new generation, this beautifully illustrated selection from Ovid's Metamorphoses will introduce kids to some of the well trodden myths alongside the less while known stories of transformation.

Katherine


Metamorphoses

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Metamorphoses (A Penguin Classics Hardcover) By Ovid, Stephanie McCarter (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ovid, Stephanie McCarter (Translated by)
$30.40
ISBN: 9780525505990
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Published: Penguin Classics - November 8th, 2022

The perfect excuse to revisit Ovid's Metamorphoses. Stephanie McCarter's translation is lush and gorgeous, keeping the poetic bones of Ovid's epic without falling into the clunky pitfalls that comes from translating a classic poem to English. McCarter takes a frank look at the power dynamics of of the Metamorphoses, making this the perfect companion to Emily Wilson's Odyssey and Caroline Alexander's Iliad.

Katherine


Shoko's Smile

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Shoko's Smile: Stories By Choi Eunyoung, Sung Ryu (Translated by) Cover Image
By Choi Eunyoung, Sung Ryu (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143135265
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2021

Reading this made me remember how dearly I love a good short story collection! Eun-young Choi, with absolute control and clarity of language, follows various young women in South Korea as they navigate adulthood, fraught relationships with family and friends, and the fine line between the personal and the political. "Shoko's Smile", "The Secret", and "Xin Chào, Xin Chào” are particularly outstanding, but every story in the collection packs a punch.

Catherine


Carnality

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Carnality: A Novel By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translated by) Cover Image
By Lina Wolff, Frank Perry (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781635420746
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Published: Other Press - July 19th, 2022

A Swedish journalist on a travel grant in Spain meets a stranger in a bar who believes a black market body organ harvesting firm is after his heart because they were hired by a nun on an underground reality show. Dark, absurd, occasionally malicious, and always brilliant, Carnality gives a new structure to understanding the burden of carrying your own body through life.

Josh


Gold

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Gold By Rumi, Haleh Liza Gafori (Translated by), Haleh Liza Gafori (Editor) Cover Image
By Rumi, Haleh Liza Gafori (Translated by), Haleh Liza Gafori (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781681375335
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 8th, 2022

 

For folks unfamiliar with Rumi, Haleh Liza's translation is the perfect introduction. Rumi was a Muslim poet in 13th cen. Persia, and his work has often been translated by westerners who struggled with the original language. Haleh's translation is vibrant and accessible, and through her skill with both languages, she offers readers a glimpse at the love Rumi held for his friend and teacher, Shams, which echoes through the centuries. Even as someone who doesn't usually enjoy poetry, this collection has served as a source of joy. I can't recommend it enough. 

Murphy


Aquí Era El Paraíso / Here Was Paradise

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Aquí Era El Paraíso / Here Was Paradise: Selección de Poemas de Humberto Ak'abal / Selected Poems of Humberto Ak'abal By Humberto Ak'abal, Amelia Lau Carling (Illustrator), Hugh Hazelton (Translator) Cover Image
By Humberto Ak'abal, Amelia Lau Carling (Illustrator), Hugh Hazelton (Translator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781773064956
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Published: Groundwood Books - August 3rd, 2021

Simple but beautiful poetry paired with the most perfect of illustrations. The dual language presentation is great for those new to learning either language, or just new to reading in general. This is the type of book that speaks to any age.

Stacey


Three Novels

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Three Novels: Kingdom Cons, Signs Preceding the End of the World, the Transmigration of Bodies By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator) Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781913505240
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Published: And Other Stories - September 14th, 2021

Something happens when we draw lines on a map. Herrera’s trilogy, collected here in one volume for the first time, is a stunning and challenging exploration of the relationship between borders, power, & people. And you’ll want to break out the highlighter. Herrara’s prose is absolutely hypnotic and beautiful.

Josh


Beowulf

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Beowulf: A New Translation By Maria Dahvana Headley Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374110031
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020

This new translation of Beowulf is everything the version you (perhaps begrudgingly) read in high school was not. The language is fresh and florid, brimming with alliteration and bravado and modern slang. Headley translates the characters of this age-old poem into people we can recognize, instead of the granite giants of legend. It is, in a word, readable, and delightfully so. Her introduction is also its own work of art; it would be worth the purchase for that alone. 

 

Meaghan


At the Lucky Hand

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At the Lucky Hand: Aka the Sixty-Nine Drawers By Goran Petrovic, Peter Agnone (Translator) Cover Image
By Goran Petrovic, Peter Agnone (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646050147
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Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - November 10th, 2020

Pushing the idea of a "community of readers" to fantastical and fascinating extremes and bending it around a classic story of separated lovers and hopeless romantics, At the Lucky hand is like Shadow of the Wind told through the lens of playful deconstruction. It is a book lover's book that celebrates what we share in books, while wondering at all the ways we can love through them.

Josh


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