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from Israel

The Drive

This searing novel tells the journey of a young Israeli soldier at the breaking point, unable to continue carrying out his military service, yet terrified of the consequences of leaving the army. As the soldier and his father embark on a lengthy drive to meet...

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from Italy

The Bishop’s Bedroom

Summer 1946. World War Two has just come to an end and there’s a yearning for renewal. A man in his thirties is sailing on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy, hoping to put off the inevitable return to work. Dropping anchor in a small, fashionable...

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from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

A Very Scandinavian Christmas

Our fourth book in the very popular Very Christmas series, this collection brings together the best Scandinavian holiday stories including classics by Hans Christian Andersen of Denmark; Nobel Prize winner Selma Lagerlöf, August Strindberg and Hjalmar Söderberg of Sweden; as well as the acclaimed contemporary Norwegian...

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from Switzerland

Allmen and the Pink Diamond

An unimaginably valuable pink diamond has gone missing and a mysterious Russian residing in Switzerland is suspected of having made off with the treasured jewel. But the investigative duo of Johann Friedrich von Allmen and his Guatemalan butler Carlos are on the case. Their search...

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from Switzerland

Allmen and the Dragonflies

A thrilling art heist escapade that evokes a world of European high culture and luxury, while plumbing the vicissitudes of less exalted human foibles and obsessions.

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from Italy

Neapolitan Chronicles

A masterful and gripping classic of European literature that inspired Elena Ferrante's depiction of Naples in her bestselling novels.

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from Italy

The Animal Gazer

The hypnotic tale of a masterful sculptor increasingly obsessed with animals as he and Europe teeter on the brink of the World War One.

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from France

The Madeleine Project

A young woman moves into a Paris apartment and discovers a storage room filled with the belongings of the previous owner, a certain Madeleine who died in her late nineties, and whose treasured possessions nobody seems to want. In an audacious act of journalism driven...

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from Italy

Adua

Adua, an immigrant from Somalia to Italy, has lived in Rome for nearly forty years. She came seeking freedom from a strict father and an oppressive regime, but her dreams of becoming a film star ended in shame. Now that the civil war in Somalia...

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from Lebanon

Moving the Palace

At the dawn of the 20th century, a young Lebanese explorer leaves the Levant for the wilds of Africa, encountering an eccentric English colonel in Sudan and enlisting in his service. In this lush chronicle of far-flung adventure, the military recruit crosses paths with a compatriot...

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from Russia

The Year of the Comet

From the critically acclaimed author of Oblivion (a Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2016) comes The Year of the Comet, a story of a Russian boyhood and coming of age as the Soviet Union is on the brink of collapse. An idyllic childhood takes...

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from France

The Madonna of Notre Dame

This police novel illuminates the shadowy corners of Notre Dame Cathedral, shedding light on good and evil with wry humor.

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from Italy

If Venice Dies

What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasure belong? This eloquent book by internationally renowned art historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions, igniting a new debate about the Queen of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at large. Venetians are increasingly abandoning their hometown—there’s...

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from Denmark

The Last Supper

Alarmed by scant attention paid to the hardships endured by the 7.5 million Christians in the Middle East, journalist Klaus Wivel traveled to Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and the Palestinian territories on a quest to learn more about their fate. He found an oppressed minority, constantly...

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from Germany

Animal Internet

A bestial Brave New World is on the horizon: Some 50,000 creatures around the globe—including whales, leopards, flamingoes, bats and snails—are being equipped with digital tracking devices. The data gathered and studied by major scientific institutes about their behavior will not only aid in conservation...

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from Switzerland

The Last Weynfeldt

Adrian Weynfeldt is an art expert in an international auction house, a bachelor in his mid-fifties living in a grand Zurich apartment filled with costly paintings and antiques. Always correct and well-mannered, he’s given up on love until one night—entirely out of character for him—Weynfeldt...

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from Russia

Oblivion

In one of the first 21st century Russian novels to probe the legacy of the Soviet prison camp system, a young man travels to the vast wastelands of the Far North to uncover the truth about a shadowy neighbor who saved his life, and whom...

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from Italy

A Very Italian Christmas

The third in the very popular Very Christmas series, this volume brings together the best Italian Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant collection featuring classic tales and contemporary works. With writing that dates from the Renaissance to the present day, from...

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from England

On the Run with Mary

Shining moments of tender beauty punctuate this story of a youth on the run after escaping from an elite English boarding school. At London’s Euston Station, the narrator meets a talking dachshund named Mary and together they’re off on escapades through posh Mayfair streets and...

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from France

The 6:41 to Paris

Cecile, a stylish 47-year-old, has spent the weekend visiting her parents in a provincial town southeast of Paris. By early Monday morning, she’s exhausted. These trips back home are always stressful and she settles into a train compartment with an empty seat beside her. But...

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from Poland

Killing Auntie

A young university student named Jurek, with no particular ambitions or talents, finds himself with nothing to do. After his doting aunt asks the young man to perform a small chore, he decides to kill her for no good reason other than, perhaps, boredom. Killing...

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from Israel

Alexandrian Summer

Alexandrian Summer is the story of two Jewish families living their frenzied last days in the doomed cosmopolitan social whirl of Alexandria just before fleeing Egypt for Israel in 1951. The conventions of the Egyptian upper-middle class are laid bare in this dazzling novel, which...

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from France

Guys Like Me

An ode to Paris as rarely seen – a minutely-observed tale about searching for love and a new lease on life.

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from Russia

A Very Russian Christmas

Crimson ribbons and troubled souls, landowners yearning for love, burning cheeks, salmon, and caviar. This is Russian Christmas celebrated in supreme pleasure and pain by the greatest of writers. Running the gamut from sweet and reverent to twisted and uproarious, and with many of the...

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from France

A Very French Christmas

A continuation of the very popular Very Christmas Series, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant volume featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth century author Irène Némirovsky...

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from Poland

All Backs Were Turned

All Backs Were Turned, set in Israel, is a story of sexual passion, violence, and betrayal, in classic hardboiled prose. A noir novel with bite.

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from Austria/Germany

Who is Martha?

A rollicking tale about facing death with verve and style, richly told with great feeling and historical depth....

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from Austria/Japan

I Called Him Necktie

This is the Japanese "Catcher in the Rye" for the twenty-first century....

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from Moldova

The Good Life Elsewhere

This is the hilarious, tragic and grotesque tale of Larga, a small village in Moldova, and everything its residents do to escape it. Every Largavite has his/her own pitiful story, and all of them dream of going to prosperous Italy as a solution to their...

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from Italy

Cocaine

Elegant, witty and wicked, Pitigrilli’s classic novel was first published in Italian in 1921 and charts the comedy and tragedy of a young man’s downfall and the lure of a bygone era.

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from Argentina

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra

At the age of nine, Juan Salvatierra became mute following a horse riding accident. At twenty, he began secretly painting a series of long rolls of canvas in which he minutely detailed six decades of life in his village on Argentina’s river frontier with Uruguay....

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from Austria

Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenment

In 1776 Fanny von Arnstein, the daughter of the Jewish master of the royal mint in Berlin, came to Vienna as an 18-year-old bride, bringing with her the intellectual sharpness and vitality of her birthplace. In her youth, she was influenced by the philosopher Moses...

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from Poland

Killing the Second Dog

Robert and Jacob are two tough, desperate men, exiled from their native Poland and adrift in the hot, nasty underworld of Tel Aviv. They are planning to run a scam on an American widow visiting the country with her young son. What follows is a...

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from Israel

Some Day

On the shores of Israel’s Lake Kinneret lies the city of Tiberias, caught between reality and fantasy, where we find budding sexuality and a longing for great love. The air is saturated with smells of cooking and passion that lead to the housing project where seven-year-old...

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Strand Books Celebrates AND THE BRIDE CLOSED THE DOOR/Nov. 11

Booker Prize-winning translator Jessica Cohen discusses her translation of And the Bride Closed the Door by Ronit Matalon with novelist Bethany Ball and Columbia University literature professor Gil Hochberg on Monday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Strand Books in New York City. https://www.strandbooks.com/event/and-the-bride-closed

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Catalogue 2019-20

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Author of THE MADONNA OF NOTRE DAME on the Cathedral’s Future

Notre Dame’s Charred Glory and the Challenge of Globalized Modernity   By Alexis Ragougneau   Ten years ago, I worked in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in a job that consisted of ensuring the two groups that came to the massive church every day—the worshipers and the tourists in the tens of thousands—got along with […]

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Event with Ersi Sotiropoulos and WSJ critic Sam Sacks at Strand Books in NYC/April 24

Ersi Sotiropoulos, author of What’s Left of the Night, discusses her book about C.P. Cavafy with Wall Street Journal literary critic Sam Sacks on Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m. at Strand Books in New York City. https://www.strandbooks.com/event/ers-sotiropoulos

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Catalogue 2018-19

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Neapolitan Chronicles – Schedule of Events

We’ve organized several readings from Italian writer Anna Maria Ortese’s seminal collection Neapolitan Chronicles, translated by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee. Below please find a schedule below.   Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Community Bookstore, 143 Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. http://www.communitybookstore.net/event/neapolitan-chronicles-ann-goldstein-and-jenny-mcphee Wednesday, March 14, 11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m., Hofstra University, with Giovanna Calvino, daughter of Italo Calvino. […]

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Sladmore Gallery London’s Rembrandt Bugatti Catalogue

The Animal Gazer by Edgardo Franzosini is a novel based on the life of enigmatic sculptor Rembrandt Bugatti. Bugatti was the son of Carlo Bugatti, a renowned Italian decorator and designer of Art Nouveau furniture; Rembrandt’s brother was Ettore, the founder of the Bugatti automobile company. Many of Bugatti’s sculptures reflect the overwhelming love he […]

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Banned Books Week 2017

It’s Banned Books Week, and we’ve put together a little reading guide featuring books from New Vessel Pressand a few other great indie presses who publish literature from around the world, including Open Letter, Archipelago Books, Deep Vellum, Grove Atlantic, and Bellevue Literary Press. We’ve included works by authors whose work has been repressed by […]

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Catalogue 2017-18

Click here to download our catalogue for 2017-18, featuring works from around the globe.

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Crain’s New York Business on New Vessel Press becoming “an instant classic.”

Found in Translation: How a publishing company ‘spun gold out of nothing.’   By Peter S. Green   It began as idle chatter. Two multilingual literature buffs met at a middle school spelling bee and talked about the foreign books they’d read that had never been published in the U.S. Why not, they thought, open […]