Mailbox Monday: Four I Am Eager to Read

Children of The Cave is published by Peirene Press. It is the winner of the 2017 Finnish Savonia Literature Prize and the Kuvastaja prize for the best Finnish Fantasy Novel. It is described as, “A Gothic Victorian tale about forest children, which address the limits of science and faith…written as a diary this postmodern, ethical narrative asks questions about how we encounter the ‘other’.”

The Nocilla Trilogy includes Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Exprience, and Nocilla Lab published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on February 19, 2019. It I has been translated from Spanish, and is described as “a shot to the heart of the traditional novel.” ~J. Ernesto Ayala-Dip, Babelia

The End of Loneliness has been translated from the German by Charlotte Collins, and was published on January 29, 2019 by Penguin Books. It spent over eighty weeks on Germany’s bestseller list, won the European Union Prize for Literature, and was selected as German independent bookstores’ favorite book of 2016. It has been translated into 27 languages, and is described as “a profoundly moving portrait of what can be lost and what can never be let go.”

Seventeen is a Japanese novel by Hideo Yokoyama, bestselling author of Six Four. It is described as “an investigative thriller set amid the after math of disaster.” It is, of course, something I will read for the Japanese Literature Challenge 12 which ends April 1, 2019.

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16 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday: Four I Am Eager to Read

    • If you can finish Six Four, Kay, you are a far better reader than I! πŸ˜‰ I have begun it at least three times, and abandoned it in as many. Maybe I just need a paper copy…I’ll let you know how Seventeen goes.


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  2. Seventeen is a good one. I enjoyed it more than Six Four. Hope you enjoy it, too πŸ™‚ I have a copy of the Wells’ book, so I’m looking forward to your thoughts on it. Enjoy your new books πŸ™‚


  3. What a wonderful selection of books. The End of Loneliness has me intrigued. I hope you enjoy all your books.


  4. The End of Loneliness sounds like one I might enjoy. I’ll wait for your review, though.

    Completely different subject, but I seem to remember you telling us that you read and enjoyed The Virginian. Am I correct? I’ve never read it, but I keep thinking of it and Lonesome Dove (another I’d like to read) as I read a new “western” novel by John Larison called Whiskey When We’re Dry. I’m about halfway in and am thoroughly enjoying the story. My book club chose it for February since the author will be speaking at our library in a couple of months. It’s fairly long at almost 400 pages.

    Off to play mah jong!

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    • You have a good memory! I never thought I would be so passionate about Western literature as I have proven to be. I think part of it must come from the fact that my father was a 3rd generation cattleman in the Chicago Stockyards, ans I so fondly remember my trips “out West” with him. He bought me a pair of red cowboy boots when I was three. Anyway, I liked Lonesome Cowboy very much, and I adored The Virginian. Not only did I like the tales of the cowboys themselves, I loved the masculine nature of the men and their unbelievable courage. Perhaps you will like these two books, too? I am intrigued by the title you left here, and if you like it I will pick it up when the JLC12 ends. And, when I have read the Man Booker International Prize long list coming March 13, and the 3 I have for Boekenweek (which is a literary fest for Dutch literature). 😳😊


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