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Serenade for Nadia: A Novel Cover Image
By ZÜLFÜ LIVANELI, Brendan Freely (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635420166
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Other Press - March 3rd, 2020

How we influence each other every day! Maya Duran, an Istanbul University administrator, meets Max Wagner, an elderly German Catholic who returns to Istanbul to bring closure to his past. An unexpected story of deep love unfolds amid glimpses of Turkish political, cultural, and religious life. It’s easy to see why Livanelli is one of Turkey’s most popular writers and cultural figures.


Review by Elisabeth

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Paris in the Present Tense: A Novel Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781468316681
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Published: The Overlook Press - November 6th, 2018

At heart a "romancer" of the medieval variety, Helprin here delivers with panache a difficult, larger-than-life, great-hearted quest novel.  His trademark penchants for oddball humor and tall-tale adventuring are tightly focused, and perhaps in no other novel does his unabashed devotion to the Ideal and to Beauty shine with more intensity.  Finishing this novel, I was troubled by Helprin's delicate, surgical prick to the heart (and, yes, I knew it was coming). But at the same time, for some hours I floated a few inches above the ground, buoyed by the aesthetic generosity, the irrepressible vision of this novel, the banquet of its gifts.


Review by Adam

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Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419706196
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - October 1st, 2012

Author-artist Deutsch not only delivers a great story & strong heroine, he also creates an entire family of great characters and a fantasy world I couldn't get enough of. Packed with little insights about Jewish culture and language, as well as irresistible humor, this is one graphic novel I can't wait to see sequel-ized!


Review by Adam