Winstons books some more arrivals at winston towers

Been  while since I did a post of new books coming in so I grabbed a few that have arrived the last week or two .Some new some old friends in the post .

in the night of time

Now this is one I remember coming out in the US over a year ago  Antonio Munoz Molina is one of Spain’s best known writers and In the night of time is his epic . A dark novel that follow one man as he leaves his family and escapes a Spain on the brink of Civil war .It was called a Spanish war and peace in one US review .

My documents by Alejandro Zambra

I have reviewed his novel ways of going home a couple of years ago . Alejandro Zambra is one of the leading voice of Chilean fiction .This is a collection of his short stories from writers trying to stop smoking or call centre worker . All featuring his ironic style .

when the doves disappeared by Sofi oksanen

Another returing writer .Her first novel in English Purge was one of those books in translation that seemed to break out and be read by the more general reading public .Lets hope this tale of Estonia in the world war two and then year after as two relatives try to discover the truth .When the doves disappeared(keep wanting to call it when doves cry lol ) sound even more interesting than Purge to me .

A gothic Soul by Jiri Karasek Ze Lvovic

A gothic soul by Jiri Karasek Ze Lvovic , is the latest and another wonderful little hardback from Twisted spoon press . A gothic soul is the story of one man one city a man struggling with god and his soul as he sees the city through time considered one of the best Czech novels from the decadent movement .A great new read for East European lit month

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 17:27:56

    Great books Stu! I love Twisted Spoon books – they’re lovely!🙂

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  2. roughghosts
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 18:45:11

    Oh that last one sounds really intriguing. I just checked and I can easily get e-book editions but the publishers also has a Canadian distributor! Mind you with our dollar falling a tiny hardback like this is likely too expensive to justify next to electronic prices. Think I’ll contact them to see if any booksellers out here ever carry their books.

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    • winstonsdad
      Mar 22, 2015 @ 18:48:52

      Hope you find a copy Joe there books are rather special

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      • roughghosts
        Mar 22, 2015 @ 19:04:09

        I can easily get an ebook but if they are not too expensive I like to try to buy indie publishers in indie bookstores, not only because the books tend to be so nice, it supports the idea of getting indie and translated books out there.

  3. JacquiWine
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 18:57:02

    Looking forward to hearing more about these books, Stu. I loved Carnen Laforet’s Nada, so the Molina (and connection to Spanish Civil War) sounds especially interesting.

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  4. Armen
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 22:24:04

    I’ve read Alejandro Zambra’s previous books and very much looking to read this one.

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  5. Claire 'Word by Word'
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 07:26:39

    I have Purge to read this year and was intrigued to discover it is actually the second in a series, When the Doves Disappeared is the third book. The first one in the series hasn’t yet been translated, but clearly they can be read as stand alone books.

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  6. BookerTalk
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 08:37:03

    The Molina has grabbed my attention since I could do with a good Spanish author. The last two were not a great success. But the e book price is ridiculously set at the same level as the hardback so I shan’t be buying. Will have to try and get via the library

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  7. Jody
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 23:25:47

    Will be adding the Molina book for Spanish Literature Month which I believe is in July ?

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  8. A Little Blog of Books
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 11:45:42

    I really like the sound of Zambra’s short stories – trying to focus on this year’s IFFP list though!🙂

    Reply

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