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Celebrate Women in Translation Month with this great selection of international books.

A Magical Girl Retires

A Novel

By: Park Seolyeon
Narrated by: Shannon Tyo
Length: 2 hours 55 minutes

“This audiobook was incredibly easy to listen to and entertaining the entire time. Typically when you hear of magical girls, you imagine a fantasy-like world, but this story had such a refreshing take. A Magical Girl Retires is the first book I’ve read that so perfectly executed magical realism, mixing the two aspects together so seamlessly that... Read more

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The Postcard

By: Anne Berest
Narrated by: Barrie Kealoha
Length: 13 hours 5 minutes

“A powerful personal account of a family’s history over multiple generations with a stunning ending that resolves the mystery of the postcard’s sender! The author launches her family research and investigation of who could have written the anonymous, unsigned postcard a decade earlier when her daughter experiences an anti-semitic incident at... Read more

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Our Share of Night

A Novel

By: Mariana Enriquez
Narrated by: Frankie Corzo
Length: 27 hours 16 minutes

“A masterpiece of supernatural horror.”—The Washington Post
“An enchanting, shattering, once-in-a-lifetime reading experience.”—The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)

ONE OF TIME AND THE ATLANTIC’S TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR • ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES’S TEN BEST HORROR BOOKS OF THE YEAR • LONGLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD • GOOD MORNING...
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Three

By: Valérie Perrin
Narrated by: Elisabeth Lagelée
Length: 21 hours 23 minutes

1986: Adrien, Etienne, and Nina are ten years old when they meet at school and quickly become inseparable. They promise each other they will one day leave their provincial backwater, move to Paris, and never part. 2017: A car is pulled up from the bottom of the lake, a body inside. Virginie, a local journalist with an enigmatic past, reports on... Read more

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

A Novel

By: Olga Tokarczuk
Narrated by: Beata Pozniak
Length: 11 hours 39 minutes

“Janina is an eccentric middle-aged woman who translates William Blake, studies astrology, and is acutely attuned to the wilderness around her in rural Poland. When hunters and poachers begin to be gruesomely murdered, Janina informs the police that the animals are responsible. As the bodies mount, so does her involvement with the mystery,... Read more

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The Details

A Novel

By: Ia Genberg
Narrated by: Julie Maisey
Length: 3 hours 54 minutes

Featured in The New Yorker's "Best Books of 2023" *Winner of the August Prize *Longlisted for the International Booker Prize"The literal fever that begins the book mirrors the feverish beginnings and endings of these relationships, as well as the fever of reading — how it forces the reader inward, then leaves an invisible imprint in its wake.... Read more

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Concerning My Daughter

A Novel

By: Kim Hye-jin
Narrated by: Michelle H. Lee
Length: 4 hours 18 minutes

When a widowed, aging mother allows Green, her thirty-something daughter, to move into her apartment, all she wants for her is a stable and quiet existence like her own. Ideally, a steady income and a good husband.

But when Green turns up with her long-term girlfriend in tow, her mother is enraged and unwilling to welcome their relationship... Read more

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

By: Shokoofeh Azar
Narrated by: Priya Ayyar
Length: 8 hours 19 minutes

Set in Iran in the decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, this moving, richly imagined novel is narrated by the ghost of Bahar, a thirteen-year-old girl, whose family is compelled to flee their home in Tehran for a new life in a small village, hoping in this way to preserve both their intellectual freedom and their lives. But they soon... Read more

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Grime

A Novel

By: Sibylle Berg
Narrated by: Kwame Augustine
Length: 17 hours 36 minutes

The first English translation of celebrated Swiss-German novelist Sibylle Berg, Grime is a manifesto for fury, escape, and individual revolt… Read more

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Portrait of an Unknown Lady

By: Maria Gainza
Narrated by: Kyla García
Length: 4 hours 19 minutes

New York Times Notable author María Gainza, who dazzled critics with Optic Nerve, returns with the captivating story of an auction house employee on the trail of an enigmatic master forger.

In the Buenos Aires art world, a master forger has achieved legendary status. Rumored to be a woman, she specializes in canvases by the painter Mariette... Read more

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How to Love Your Daughter

A Novel

By: Hila Blum
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 6 hours 17 minutes

“A stone-cold masterwork of psychological tension. Its final pages had me holding my breath.” —Flynn Berry, New York Times Book Review

The seemingly inexplicable estrangement between a woman and her grown daughter opens up a troubling question: What damage do we do in the blindness of love?


Thousands of miles from home, a woman stands on a dark... Read more

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Tomb of Sand

A Novel

By: Geetanjali Shree
Narrated by: Deepti Gupta
Length: 18 hours 20 minutes

WINNER OF THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZEA playful, feminist, and utterly original epic set in contemporary northern India, about a family and the inimitable octogenarian matriarch at its heart.“A tale tells itself. It can be complete, but also incomplete, the way all tales are. This particular tale has a border and women who come and go as... Read more

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At The Breakfast Table

By: Betsy Göksel & Defne Suman
Narrated by: Angela Christofilou & Frazer Blaxland
Length: 12 hours 36 minutes

Told from four different perspectives, At the Breakfast Table is a story of hidden histories and family secrets, from the author of The Silence of Scheherazade.
Prinkipo Island, Turkey, 2017. In the glow of a late summer morning, family gather for the 100th birthday of the famous artist Sirin Saka. It ought to be a time of fond reminiscence,... Read more

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The Collector

Kaldan and Scháfer Mystery Series: Book #2

By: Anne Mette Hancock
Narrated by: Laura Jennings
Length: 8 hours 51 minutes

When ten-year-old Lukas disappears from his Copenhagen school, police investigators discover that the boy had a peculiar obsession with pareidolia: a phenomenon that makes him see faces in random things. A photo on his phone, posted just hours before his disappearance, shows an old barn door that resembles a face. Journalist Heloise Kaldan... Read more

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Sweetlust

Stories

By: Asja Bakić
Narrated by: Katherine Littrell
Length: 5 hours 5 minutes

In a dystopian world with no men, women are “rehabilitated” at an erotic amusement park. Climate change has caused massive flooding and warming in the Balkans, where one programmer builds a time machine. And a devious reimagining of The Sorrows of Young Werther refocuses to center a sexually adventurous Charlotte. Asja Baki? deploys the... Read more

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Getting Lost

By: Annie Ernaux
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Length: 7 hours 10 minutes

Getting Lost is the diary Annie Ernaux kept during the year and a half she had a secret love affair with a younger married man, a Russian diplomat. Her novel, Simple Passion, was based on this affair, but here her writing is immediate, unfiltered. In these diaries, it is 1989, and Annie is divorced with two grown sons, living outside of Paris,... Read more

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My Soul Twin

By: Nino Haratischvili
Narrated by: Natasha Soudek
Length: 11 hours 26 minutes

Eight years have passed since Stella last saw Ivo, but when he returns, the reunion of their unconventional family will change the course of her ordinary life. As children, Stella and Ivo grew close as their parents embarked on an affair that would shatter both families. Later, as teenagers, their own relationship would be the cause of further... Read more

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Cursed Bunny

Stories

By: Bora Chung
Narrated by: Greta Jung
Length: 7 hours 6 minutes

SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE AND WINNER OF A PEN/HEIM TRANSLATION GRANT

"Cool, brilliantly demented K-horror—just the way I like it!" Ed Park, author of Personal Days

A stunning, wildly original debut from a rising star of Korean literature—surreal, chilling fables that take on the patriarchy, capitalism, and the reign of big... Read more

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Where the Wild Ladies Are

By: Aoko Matsuda
Narrated by: Sarah Skaer
Length: 6 hours 36 minutes

A busybody aunt who disapproves of hair removal; a pair of door-to-door saleswomen hawking portable lanterns; a cheerful lover who visits every night to take a luxurious bath; a silent house-caller who babysits and cleans while a single mother is out working. Where the Wild Ladies Are is populated by these and many other spirited women-who also... Read more

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The Sea-Ringed World

Sacred Stories of the Americas

By: Maria Garcia Esperon
Narrated by: David Bowles
Length: 5 hours 3 minutes

Fifteen thousand years before Europeans stepped foot in the Americas, people had already spread from tip to tip and coast to coast. Like all humans, these Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, the nature of their relationship with the divine, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged. The... Read more

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