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MARI MANNINEN SECRETS AND SIBLINGS ZED BOOKS, TRANSL: MIA SPEGENBERG
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What has happened to the secret babies born under China’s one-child policy, so many of whom are now adults? Secrets and Siblings shows how Chinese families and society have been forever changed, and challenges many of our misconceptions about family life in China.
PAJTIM STATOVCI CROSSING PUSHKIN PRESS, TRANSL: DAVID HACKSTON
A stunning, incandescent novel that speaks to identity, war, exile, love, betrayal and heartbreak. Longlisted for the National Book Award (translated literature), this novel has been praised by, among others, the Guardian and the New Yorker.
MARIA TURTSCHANINOFF MARESI RED MANTLE PUSHKIN PRESS, TRANSL: ANNIE PRIME Finnish feminist fantasy! This third book completes the Red Abbey Chronicles trilogy;
it is about Maresi, for whom Red Abbey has been a haven of safety in a world that is ruled by brutal men.
ROSA LIKSOM THE COLONEL’S WIFE GRAYWOLF PRESS, TRANSL: LOLA ROGERS
Rosa Liksom was born in a village of eight houses in Lapland, Finland, where her parents were reindeer breeders and farmers. The Colonel’s Wife is both a brilliant portrayal of an individual’s psychology, and a stark warning about the perils of nationalism.
RIIKKA JÄNTTI LITTLE MOUSE’S HOLIDAY SCRIBE,
TRANSL: LOLA TOGERS
Little Mouse and Mommy Mouse take the train together to the Scandinavian country- side to stay at their cottage on an island, pick berries, heat the sauna and cook sausages over a campfire under the starry skies. It is a real treat for a little city mouse!
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LEENA LEHTOLAINEN WHERE HAVE ALL THE YOUNG GIRLS GONE AMAZON CROSSING, TRANSL: OWEN WITESMAN
A group of hate crimes, a conspiracy or a coin- cidence? Investigator Maria Kallio searches for answers in this award-winning thriller, an engrossing exploration of the collision between tradition and the new multicultural Europe. Who is in the right when there are two truths?
SELJA AHAVA THINGS THAT FALL FROM THE SKY
ONEWORLD, TRANSL: EMILY & FLEUR JEREMIAH
This novel traces three lives changed forever by random events: a mother is killed by a falling block of ice; a woman wins the jackpot twice; and a man is struck by lightning four times. Meditating on love, time passing and loss, it won the EU Prize for Literature in 2016.
VIRVE SAMMALKORPI CHILDREN OF THE CAVE PEIRENE PRESS, TRANSL: EMILY & FLEUR JEREMIAH
“It’s dangerous to be different where everyone else is alike.” A fantasy novel set in the Russian wilderness in 1819, when an expedition discovers kids with animal traits in a cave. Are they animals, or human? And what does it mean to be human?
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BUTTON & POPPER THAMES & HUDSON,
TRANSL: EMILY JEREMIAH
First released in 1964, this classic kids’ title by Tanninen— one of Finland’s most cele- brated creatives, with more than 20 books to her name— has been reissued by Thames & Hudson. Bold, mid-century illustrations support the story of a pixie family that is strug- gling to find a new home.
ANTTI TUOMAINEN LITTLE SIBERIA ORENDA BOOKS, TRANSL: DAVID HACKSTON
Known as the king of Helsinki noir, Antti Tuomainen is among Finland’s most acclaimed crime fiction writers. This forthcoming blacker- than-black comedy deals with the ramifications of a meteorite arriving in a small Finnish town.
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