Authors from around the world

A small selection of works from authors around the world that we have available.

book reviews

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist.

Brida / Paulo Coelho - translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa

Brida has long been interested in various aspects of magic. One day, she decides to visit the Master who lives in a small town outside Dublin. She finds him in the forest where he spends his days. Her first 'lesson' is to be left alone in the forest all night, where she learns to overcome her fears and to trust in the goodness of the world.

Stieg Larsson

Karl Stig-Erland "Stieg" Larsson was a Swedish journalist and writer. He is best known for writing the Millennium trilogy of crime novels, which were-published posthumously.

The girl who kicked the hornets' nest / Stieg Larsson - translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland

Salander is plotting her revenge against the man who tried to kill her and against the government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life. After taking a bullet to the head, Salander is under close supervision in intensive care and is set to face trial for three murders. Can she prove her innocence?

Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is an Afghan-American novelist and physician.

A thousand splendid suns / Khaled Hosseini

'A Thousand Splendid Suns' is a chronicle of Afghan history, and a deeply moving story of family, friendship, and the salvation to be found in love.

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin, was a Russian and American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist.

Laughter in the dark / Vladimir Nabokov

Nabokov, best known as the author of Lolita, presents a cruel but compelling account of a man who abandoned his wife for the sake of a youthful mistress, and whose life ended in disaster as a consequence.

Haruki Murakam

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country.

1Q84. Book 3 / Haruki Murakami - translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

This work transfixes readers by telling the story of Aomame and Tengo and the strange parallel universe they inhabit. As '1Q84' accelerates towards its conclusion, both are pursued by persons and forces they do not know and cannot understand.

Article posted on 2 December 2019

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