I will quickly wrap up all the reviews in the year since the last Woman in translation month.
Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich – Her work on the characters and effect of the disaster on all effected.
The woman who fed the dogs by Kristein Hemmerechts The wife of Belgium’s most notorious murder is told.
The defenceless by kati Hiekkapelto Finnish crime novel link to the immigrant girls .
She is not me by Golnaz Hashemzadeh A young womans journey to adulthood as she struggles to be a swede from Iraq
Coup de Grace by Marguerite Yourcenar A novel set during russian civil wart a love triangle of sorts
Memory at bay by Evelyne Trouillot Two people from Haiti In a Paris hospital from both sides of the Papa doc regeime
Gone to ground by Marie Jalowicz Simon One womans survival as a Jews In wartime Berlin
Decompression by Juli Zeh A love triangle on a hoilday Island
The other woman by Therese Bohman The other woman tells her story a doctor falls for a staff member at the hospital.
The decision by Britta Bohler – Thomas Mann decides to call the Nazis as he decides to publish a piece against them.
Mend the living by Mayliss De Kerangal A day in the life of a human heart and the two people it touches
Hah BY Birgul Oguz a collection of Turkish short stories
Ladivine by Marie Ndiaye Three woman’s lives connect by family
The story of the lost child by Elena Ferrante – The last part of the story sees the two friends older, but not together
The little communist that never smiled by Lola Lafon – The story in novel for off Nadia Comanecci apt for this Olympic year .
The body Where I was born by Guadalupe Nettel A tale of a girl with a sight problem growing up
The winterlings by Christina Sanchez-Andrade Two sisters return to the childhood home .
Well 17 books isn’t bad in what has been the poorest 12 months of blogging. This is my 1300 post on the blog it is nice it comes as I’ve managed to post a few reviews this week.
What did you read in the last year by woman in Translation ?