Popular works in other languages are being translated into English all the time. There’s no time like the present to enjoy books from places like Sweden, France or Japan and no better place to find them than the Lititz Public Library.
The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
A multigenerational epic sweeps from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the U.S. during the Second World War.
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Backman
When her grandmother dies, a precocious seven-year-old finds letters she left behind apologizing to people she had wronged.
The Ice-Cold Heaven by Mirko Bonné
In August 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton begins a daring expedition to be the first man to cross the Antarctic on foot.
Trieste by Daša Drndić
After sixty-two years a woman waits to be reunited with her son, fathered by an SS officer during the Nazi occupation of northern Italy and stolen from her by the German authorities.
The Drowned Boy by Karin Fossum
When a toddler is found floating in his backyard pond, but an autopsy reveals his lungs to be full of soap, a police inspector wonders what the parents are hiding.
Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino
When a man about to leave his wife is found murdered and the lead detective accepts the wife’s too-convenient alibi, a concerned physics professor attempts to solve a seemingly impossible case.
Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbøl
In 1894, a French girl and her pathologist father discover a mysterious parasite, normally seen only in dogs, in the body of a dead girl found on a snowy street.
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens.
Icarus by Deon Meyer
A week before Christmas a young photographer discovers a plastic-wrapped corpse north of Cape Town, the body of a tech wiz who founded an online service that provides unfaithful partners with cover stories to hide their affairs.
The Ice Queen by Nele Neuhaus
When the autopsy of a 92-year-old shooting victim, reported to be a Holocaust survivor, reveals a blood-type marker once used by Hitler’s SS, police detectives wonder if the old man may not have been a Jewish after all.
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk
A boy from a poor village goes to Istanbul in search of his fortune but as he matures luck never seems to be on his side.
The Dream Maker by Jean-Christophe Rufin
During the Middle Ages, the King of France’s banker attempts to develop trade with the Far East and bring his country towards the Renaissance.
Whispering Shadows by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Formerly a successful business and family-man, an American expatriot, living as a recluse near Hong Kong, meets a distressed woman whose son is found dead and decides to investigate the murder on his own.
Bred to Kill by Franck Thilliez
A Paris policeman investigates the murder of a promising graduate student who was killed while working at a primate research center.
The Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas
When a young girl’s vision that a man will soon die a grisly death comes true, a senior police officer travels to Normandy and becomes embroiled in a town’s ancient feud.
Nothing Holds Back the Night by Delphine de Vigan
A young daughter wonders why her glamorous mother gave way to despair and delusion.
January 8, 2016