The Crossing: My Journey to the Shattered Heart of Syria by Samar Yazbek, translated by Nashwa Gowanlock and Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp

I didn't really know what to expect with this book. I knew that there was conflict in Syria, that much is hard to miss, but I had no idea how the revolution that had been happening turned into ISIS. I also had no idea that it was exactly that story that would develop while Yazbek... Continue Reading →

The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami, translated Allison Markin Powell

Women in Translation Month begins again! For those of you not familiar, every August we take some time to seek out women authors whose books have been translated into our language. This came from Biblibio after discovering that only 3% of books published in the US are books translated from other languages and of that... Continue Reading →

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