Tag Archives: Norwegian

The Mountain Whisperer (O Encantador da Montanha)

YA FICTION Eduardo Moreira’s novel is an inspiring narrative that takes place in a mythical Greek forest, many centuries ago. The story is the quest of Polio, the novel’s protagonist, for the teachings of Laervas, a master who developed his wisdom through contemplation of natural events in the forest. The Mountain Whisperer is a story about consciousness, […]

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The Risky Life of Small Birds (A Perigosa Vida dos Passarihnos Pequenos)

YA FICTION A small bird whispered to Miriam Leitão: write a children’s book. She followed its advice, and from Miriam’s beautiful narrative, we now can learn with great pleasure everything there is to know about Brazilian birds. —Simone Intrator, O Globo The Risky Life of Small Birds is a sweet parable that touches deep political and […]

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Technocreep

TECHNOLOGY | CURRENT AFFAIRS Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy and the commoditization of intimacy. –Thomas P. Keenan Here is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading […]

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Drone Warfare

NON-FICTION Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich Weeks after the 2002 American invasion of Afghanistan, Medea Benjamin visited that country. There, on the ground, talking with victims of the strikes, she learned the reality behind the “precision bombs” on which U.S. forces were becoming increasingly reliant. Now, with the use of drones escalating at a meteoric pace, […]

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The Remnant (O remanescente)

LITERARY FICTION History and fiction intertwine in the tale of Hugo Simon, Jewish banker, influential art collector, socialist politician and a leading light of Weimar Germany, declared enemy of the State in 1933, after Hitler’s rise to Power. Fleeing initially to Paris, Simon was forced to seek refuge in South America after the fall of […]

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Cuba in Splinters

SHORT STORIES Think Cuba, you’re likely to think bearded revolutionaries in fatigues. Salsa. Sugar cane. Rock ‘n’ roll, zombies, drugs – anomie and angst – do not generally figure in our mental images of a country that’s assumed an outsized place in the American imagination. But fresh from the tropics, in Cuba in Splinters – a […]

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AN OBAMA’S JOURNEY: My Odyssey of Self-Discovery Across Three Cultures

MEMOIR The book is captivating. It gave me new insights into Mark’s life with his half-brother, “A deft memoir […] oddly engaging”—Kirkus Reviews “President Barack Obama, as well as the limited time that he had with his father, Barack Obama, Sr. This book is a compelling read for those who are very interested in learning […]

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Nina’s Journey (Le Voyage de Nina)

FICTION Her name is Nina, like Nina Simone the jazz singer. She is the little blue girl of her artist parents. Life is a feast until they die in a plane crash. Being forced to live with her grandparents whom she didn’t know, Nina decides to do the impossible: she escapes and waits for her […]

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Odessa’s Promise (La Promesse d’Odessa)

WOMEN’S FICTION New edition – Preface by Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key A sentimental education set in tsarist Russia, with a foreword by the author’s grand-daughter, international best-selling author Tatiana de Rosnay. An epic tale set in the Russia of the last tsars, and a promise of escape. Like all sixteen-year-old girls, Zinaida […]

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Trouble[s]

FICTION | THRILLER These two authors certainly know the art of bluffing and nerves-playing! —METRO (review of their previous title UNE PARTIE EN ENFER) Five hostages, five Facebook accounts, millions of likes: Dead or alive, we all choose together. An impossible choice, in seven episodes… “Help me!” When Charles reads this message on his friend Erasmus’ Facebook, […]

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