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from France

The Vanished Collection

A Parisian memoir, written like a detective novel, about a quest into a forgotten past to achieve posthumous justice for a leading art collector and his descendants.

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from Ireland

A Very Irish Christmas

The sixth volume in our popular Very Christmas series, this collection transports readers to the Emerald Isle with stories and poems sure to bring holiday cheer. This anthology is packed with beloved classics, forgotten treasures, and modern masterpieces. You’ll find wondrous works by James Joyce,...

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from Germany/Switzerland

The Piano Student

A novel involving an affair between one of the 20th century’s most celebrated pianists, Vladimir Horowitz, and his young male student in the 1930s—a riveting and sensitive tale of musical perfection, love, and longing denied, with multiple historical layers and insights into artistic creativity.

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from Austria

I Belong to Vienna

A probing tale of heroism, identity and belonging, marked by a surprising freshness as a new generation comes to terms with history’s darkest era.

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from Israel

The Drive

A compelling story of an urgent personal quest to reconcile duty, expectations and individual instinct....

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from Israel

And the Bride Closed the Door

A provocative and entertaining wedding day drama about contemporary Israel and the chaotic ups and downs of love everywhere.

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from France

Exposed

A dangerous intimacy emerges between a French teacher and a former student who has achieved art world celebrity; the painting of a portrait upturns both their lives.

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from The Netherlands

Sleepless Night

The grande dame of Dutch literature recounts a story of romance and death punctuated by a midnight baking ritual.

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from Russia

The Goose Fritz

A passion-filled family saga that takes readers through centuries of turmoil between Germany and Russia. A contemporary narrator searches archives and cemeteries across Europe, while pressing witnesses for keys to understanding both personal and political history.

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from Switzerland

Allmen and the Pink Diamond

When an unimaginably valuable pink diamond goes missing, amorous adventures and diverting mishaps litter the path through a world of European high culture and luxury, with hard-knuckle forays into global financial markets and high tech moves to manipulate them.

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from Austria, Germany, Switzerland

A Very German Christmas

The fifth volume in our popular Very Christmas series, this collection brings together traditional and contemporary holiday stories from Austria, Switzerland and Germany. You’ll find classic works by the Brothers Grimm, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heinrich Heine, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, Hermann Hesse, Joseph...

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from Greece

What’s Left of the Night

A spellbinding novel based on the visit to Paris of C.P. Cavafy, one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets, filled with lyrical observations and infused with erotic desire.

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from France

The Eye

An art adventure story that exposes readers to a secret, high-stakes profession involving masterpieces, massive amounts of money, and an intense love of painting.

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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 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

An audacious work of investigative journalism set in contemporary Paris that reads like a graphic novel for the digital age.

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from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

A Very Scandinavian Christmas

A festive continuation of the very popular Very Christmas story collection from the very region where much traditional holiday imagery originates.

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from Lebanon

Moving the Palace

A captivating modern-day Odyssey by a masterful Lebanese author in the tradition of Bruce Chatwin and Paul Theroux....

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from Russia

The Year of the Comet

Acclaimed Russian author Sergei Lebedev depicts a vast empire coming apart at the seams, transforming a very public moment into something tender and personal, and writes with stunning beauty and shattering insight about childhood and the growing consciousness of a boy in the world.

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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

A passionate, eloquent plea to save the soul of one of the world’s greatest cities....

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from Denmark

The Last Supper

A journey through the Middle East, investigating the often-overlooked plight of the beleaguered Christian minority living there....

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from Germany

Animal Internet

In the wake of the Internet’s profound impact on society, an insightful exploration of how a new digital revolution will transform human ties with the natural world.

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from Switzerland

The Last Weynfeldt

A refined page-turner about the international art market the probes the darker recesses of the heart....

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from Russia

Oblivion

One of the first 21st century Russian novels to probe the legacy of the Soviet prison camp system, this masterful work represents an epic literary attempt to rescue history from the brink of oblivion.

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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

Peter Rabbit meets Marquis de Sade—a youth and his talking dog romp through posh London streets in an unparalleled tale mirroring the horrors and joys of the twentieth century.

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from France

The 6:41 to Paris

A brilliant psychological thriller constructed like an intensely intimate theater performance, a high-wire act of emotions on rails....

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from Poland

Killing Auntie

A hilarious and provocative novel that's equal parts Crime and Punishment and Annie Hall....

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from Israel

Alexandrian Summer

Love, lust, and the convulsions of history surge through this dazzling novel about a now vanished cosmopolitan world....

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from France

Guys Like Me

An ode to a Paris 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

A story set in Israel 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 a small village in Moldova, and everything its residents do to escape it—a book with wild imagination and heartbreaking honesty, grim appraisals alongside optimistic commentary about the nature of human striving.

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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

A novel illuminating the links between art and life amid the intrigue of past family secrets that cast shadows on the present.

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from Austria

Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenment

A majestic biography of a major figure of European Jewry and women’s emancipation that spotlights a central era of cultural and social history.

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from Poland

Killing the Second Dog

A hardboiled novel of deception and betrayal in 1950s Israel, where tough men and desperate women all play a role.

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from Israel

Some Day

A gripping family saga, filled with sex, cooking and hypnotic writing that renders a painfully delicious vision of the individual lives behind Israel’s larger national story.

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Catalogue 2021-22

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Translator Ann Goldstein introduces Distant Fathers

Watch an insightful discussion of Distant Fathers with translator Ann Goldstein and Italian novelist Marta Barone, sponsored by Rizzoli Bookstore. Click here for video.

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Sergei Lebedev discusses his new novel UNTRACEABLE.

Watch a video of celebrated author Sergei Lebedev in a discussion of his timely novel UNTRACEABLE with leading Russian spycraft expert Amy Knight and translator Antonina W. Bouis, sponsored by 192 Books in NYC. Online at bit.ly/sergei-lebedev

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The New York Times profiles UNTRACEABLE author Sergei Lebedev

   The New York Times profiles novelist Sergei Lebedev in an article calling his new book UNTRACEABLE “a thriller dipped in poison” with a John le Carré-like “fascination with secret worlds and the nature of evil.”  

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Villa of Delirium featured in The New York Times

Villa of Delirium is featured in a special report in The New York Times about the fanciful house on the French Riviera that inspired the novel by Adrien Goetz.    

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Stay Open to the World Package

Stay open to the world: Read literature in translation with this fantastic discounted package of six books that will take you to Sudan, Lebanon, Russia, Argentina, Switzerland, Egypt and the Netherlands. An extraordinary literary journey for just $60, and we’ll provide free shipping (U.S. residents ONLY). This package comprises one copy each of Moving the Palace, Oblivion, […]

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European Travel Package

Enough quarantine, let’s go to Europe! These six books will take you to Paris, Zurich, Milan and Antwerp. An extraordinary literary journey that’s yours for only $60, with free shipping included (U.S. residents ONLY). This package comprises one copy each of The Madeleine Project, Allmen and the Dragonflies, Guys Like Me, The Animal Gazer, The 6:41 to […]

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The Drive – Video Discussion with Author Yair Assulin

Watch a video of Israeli author Yair Assulin, Booker Prize winning translator Jessica Cohen and novelist Ruby Namdar discussing THE DRIVE in a program held on April 19, 2020, co-sponsored by McNally Jackson Books in NYC and City Lights Booksellers in San Francisco.  THE DRIVE by Yair Assulin is a powerfully subversive novel in a […]

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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 […]