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From Sand and Ash

From Sand and Ash

by Amy Harmon

Italy, 1943—Germany occupies much of the country, placing the Jewish population in grave danger during World War II.As children, Eva Rosselli and Angelo Bianco were raised like family but divided by circumstance and religion. As the years go by,...

Narrator: Cassandra Campbell...
Published: 12/01/2016
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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Balzac and the Little Chinese Sea...

by Dai Sijie

Born in China in 1954, Dai Sijie is a filmmaker who was himself “re-educated” between 1971 and 1974. He left China in 1984 for France, where he has lived and worked ever since. This, his first novel, was an overnight sensation when it appe...

Narrator: B.D. Wong
Published: 10/29/2002
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Please Look After Mom

Please Look After Mom

by Kyung-Sook Shin

Kyung-sook Shin is the author of numerous works of fiction and is one of South Korea’s most widely read and acclaimed novelists. She has been honored with the Manhae Literature Prize, the Dong-in Literature Prize, and the Yi Sang Literary Prize,...

Narrator: Various Readers
Published: 04/05/2011
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The Golden Son

The Golden Son

by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Secret Daughter returns with an unforgettable story of family, responsibility, love, honor, tradition, and identity, in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly marrie...

Narrator: Sunil Malhotra
Published: 01/26/2016
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Stalina

Stalina

by Emily Rubin

When Stalina Folskaya flees her native Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, she sets out for America with her dreams — and her painful past — firmly in tow. In St. Petersburg, Stalina was a trained chemist, but in America, di...

Narrator: Laural Merlington
Published: 12/11/2012
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A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea

A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea

by Dina Nayeri

Spellbinding in its narration,A Teaspoon of Earth and Seais the story of an Iranian girl who, separated from her mother and twin sister during the turmoil following the Iranian Revolution, invents a rich, imaginative world in which they live. Growing...

Narrator: Sneha Mathan
Published: 01/31/2013
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We Need New Names

We Need New Names

by NoViolet Bulawayo

A remarkable literary debut -- shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize! The unflinching and powerful story of a young girl's journey out of Zimbabwe and to America.Darling is only ten years old, and yet she must navigate a fragile and violent world. In Z...

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Narrator: Robin Miles
Published: 05/21/2013
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Panic in a Suitcase

Panic in a Suitcase

by Yelena Akhtiorskaya

A dazzling debut novel about a immigrant family living in Brooklyn and their struggle to learn the new rules of the American Dream In this tale of two decades in the life of an immigrant household, the experience of a single family artfully reflects ...

Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki
Published: 07/31/2014
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Pretty Boy Problems

Pretty Boy Problems

by Michele Grant

Publishers Weekly called award-winning author Michele Grant's Heard It All Before a ''scorching debut.'' This sequel follows Roman Montgomery's charming brother Beau, who shows up at his sister's Dallas condo looking for a place to stay. Instead, he f...

Narrator: Darren Ziegler
Published: 11/09/2012
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Forgotten Country

Forgotten Country

by Catherine Chung

On the night Janie waits for her sister Hannah to be born, her grandmother tells her a story: Since the Japanese occupation of Korea, their family has lost a daughter in every generation, so Janie is charged with keeping Hannah safe. As time passes, J...

Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
Published: 03/01/2012
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The Color of Our Sky

The Color of Our Sky

by Amita Trasi

In the spirit of Khaled Hosseini, Nadia Hashimi and Shilpi Somaya Gowda comes this powerful debut from a talented new voice—a sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends in Mumbai, India, whose lives converge only to change forever one ...

Narrator: Sneha Mathan
Published: 04/18/2017
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The Year of Counting Souls

The Year of Counting Souls

by Michael Wallace

As Japanese forces attack the Philippines in the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, US army nurse Louise Harrison waits to be evacuated from Manila. But with the enemy closing in, Louise is forced to flee with a handful of wounded soldiers to a field hospital...

Narrator: Rosemary Benson
Published: 06/06/2017
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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

by Arundhati Roy

She was the fourth of five children, born on a cold January night, by lamplight (power cut), in Shahjahanabad, the walled city of Delhi. Ahlam Baji, the midwife who delivered her and put her in her mother’s arms wrapped in two shawls, said, &ldq...

Narrator: Arundhati Roy
Published: 06/06/2017
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The Invisible Hand

The Invisible Hand

by Ayad Akhtar

A chilling examination of how far we will go to survive and the consequences of the choices we make.In remote Pakistan, Nick Bright awaits his fate. A successful financial trader, Nick is kidnapped by an Islamic militant group, but with no one negotia...

Narrator: Ayad Akhtar
Published: 08/25/2015
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Odysseus Abroad

Odysseus Abroad

by Amit Chaudhuri

It is 1985. Twenty-two-year-old Ananda has been in London for two years, practicing at being a poet. He's homesick, thinks of himself as an outsider, and yet he can't help feeling that there's something romantic, even poetic, in his isolation. His unc...

Narrator: Alex Wyndham
Published: 04/30/2015
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Antologia

Antologia

by Juan Jose Arreola

Horrorizado, el discIpulo comprende la magnitud de la empresa: cOmo antologar a un autor, Juan JosE Arreola, cuya obra es tan selecta que en sI misma ya es una antologIa. Se consuela un poco con la idea de que el maestro cumple ochenta aNos y puede se...

Narrator: Francisco Rivela
Published: 05/24/2002
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Waking Lions

Waking Lions

by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

WINNER OF THE JEWISH QUARTERLY WINGATE PRIZE10 WOMEN TO WATCH IN 2017--BookPageAfter one night's deadly mistake, a man will go to any lengths to save his family and his reputation.Neurosurgeon Eitan Green has the perfect life--married to a beautiful p...

Narrator: Paul Boehmer
Published: 02/28/2017
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What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

What It Means When a Man Falls fr...

by Lesley Nneka Arimah

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Buzzfeed, Time Magazine, Elle, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Millions, Nylon, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and Electric LiteratureA dazzlingly accomplished debut collection...

Narrator: Adjoa Andoh
Published: 04/04/2017
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Pushing the Bear

Pushing the Bear

by Diane Glancy

In 1838, thirteen thousand Cherokee were forced to leave their homeland in the Southeast and walk 900 miles to present-day Oklahoma. Hunger, cold, fatigue, and disease threatened their very survival. Their grueling relocation trek-the Trail of Tears-t...

Narrator: Diane Glancy
Published: 03/07/2014
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