WIT Month Reading

I got a little book package today from Open Letter Books, which by the way is still running a 40% off promotion for Women in Translation month. One other book is on backorder so I’ll tell you about it when it arrives.

I picked up Bluebeard’s First Wife by Ha Seong-nan, translated by Janet Hong. This is a collection of stories. Per the blurb, Ha’s paranoia-inducing, heart-quickening stories will have you reconsidering your own neighbors. I’m typically not big into short stories but this year I’ve had some great luck with them.

The other book is Garden by the Sea by Mercè Rodoreda, translated by Martha Tennent and Maruxa Relaño. Set in 1920s Spain, the novel takes place over six summers at a villa by the sea inhabited by a young couple and their beautiful, rich, joyous friends.

I wish I could have kept up more with my blog posts for this event but I have to say I’ve been reading some great books for Women in Translation month. August may almost be over but you still have some time to add some translated fiction to your reading stacks.

Check out 10 More Audiobooks for Women in Translation or if you want variety from poetry to nonfiction, here’s another Reading List. And, if you want to read all the latest releases well check out Hot Summer 2021 New Releases.

In the meantime I’m hoping to finish A Girl Returned by Donatella Di Pietrantonio, translated by Ann Goldstein. I love this book! I hope you are enjoying a weekend filled with great reads.

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