Makina journeys from Mexico to the US to search for her brother and deliver a message.
Translated from Hebrew to English in 2001 by Nicholas de Lange, The Same Sea by Amos Oz utilizes both prose and poetry to tell the story of Albert, who wanders the mountains of Tibet after the death of his wife.
Near the Santa Trinita bridge in the city of Florence, a well-respected Englishman is found shot in his flat. Scotland Yard sends two officers to help Italian police solve the crime, but it may be the quiet Marshal Guarnaccia who put the pieces together.
A Russian-born assistant professor charmingly fumbles through life as if to mock life itself.
Stoner is a Missouri farm boy who attends university to study agriculture on the advice from a county agent. His academic career takes an unexpected twist when he discovers literature.
An honest and straightforward Dutch bookkeeper, Kees Popinga, learns that the trading company he has faithfully served for nearly twenty years is cooking the books. In an uncharacteristic sequence of events, Kees steals a briefcase of money, along with a ticket and directions to meet a woman in Paris, Michele Rozier, at the center of the embezzlement.
Defined by modern critics as either pastoral, romance, comedy or tragedy, visit the World Literature book group to discuss this work of a master playwright.
Although a work of fiction, Hardwick’s Sleepless Nights reads like a memoir, the protagonist shares the name of its author.
While on holiday in the coastal village of Kaalbringen, Inspector Van Veeteren Kaalbringen is recruited by local law enforcement to help solve two ax murders. Soon after, Inspector Veeteren’s young colleague disappears, and the search to identify the killer intensifies.
Machado de Assis’ 1899 fictional memoir Dom Casmurro is a celebrated work of Brazilian realism.