New Arrivals · Foreign Fiction

July 22, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Yaqui Delgado quiere darte una paliza

July 21, 2016
Medina, Meg, author.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2016
294 pages ; 22 cm
"Una mañana antes de ir a clase, una niña le dice a Piddy Sánchez que Yaqui Delgado la odia y que quiere darle una paliza. Piddy ni siquiera sabe quién es Yaqui, y mucho menos qué es lo que ha hecho para hacerla enfadar. Se dice que Yaqui piensa que Piddy es una estirada, que se menea al caminar y que no es lo suficiente latina dada su piel blanca, sus buenas calificaciones y su falta de acento. Y Yaqui no bromea, así que mejor que Piddy se cuide su espalda. En un principio, Piddy está más preocupada por saber más sobre su padre al que nunca conoció y cómo equilibrar los cursos de honores y su trabajo de fin de semana en el salón de belleza de su barrio. Pero, a medida que el hostigamiento aumenta, el hecho de evitar a Yaqui y a su pandilla empieza a ganar terreno y a ocupar un lugar importante en la vida de Piddy. ¿Existe alguna forma de que Piddy sobreviva sin aislarse o sin escapar? En esta novela fuertemente realista, Meg Medina retrata a una heroína solidaria que es forzada a decidir quién es verdaderamente." --Amazon.

Lazos de familia

July 14, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
319 pages ; 21 cm
Years after gaining unexpected custody of her sister's three small children, a woman experiences emotional division when the grown children choose very different paths in life, in a tale set in Manhattan, Paris, and Tehran.

Plotskiĭ grekh : [roman]

July 7, 2016
|6880-01 McCullough, Colleen, 1937-2015, author.
|6880-03 Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST, 2016.
350 pages ; 21 cm.
Translation of: Sins of the flesh.
"It's August 1969 in the sleepy college town of Holloman, Connecticut, and police Captain Carmine Delmonico is away on vacation. Back at home, first one, then two anonymous male corpses turn up--emaciated and emasculated. Sergeant Delia Carstairs and Lieutenant Abe Goldberg connect the victims to four other bodies, and suddenly they realize Holloman has a psychopathetic killer on the loose. Luckily Carmine decides to come back from vacation early. Carmine's team begins to circle a trio of eccentrics living on a beautiful estate; they readily admit to knowing all the victims, but their stories keep changing. They share a dark past, family ties, and painful memories. One of them is a woman who has recently become a friend of Delia's, along with another woman who is the respected head of the insane asylum. She has done groundbreaking work rehabilitating one very difficult patient who is now her most trusted assistant. The three women met while rescuing a cat from a tree, and now they find they share a love of intelligent conversation and their enjoyment of living the single life. When a gas station attendant is viciously murdered, and then Carmine barely escapes being next in the body count, it becomes apparent that Holloman has two killers at large with two completely different modus operandi. Suddenly the summer isn't so sleepy any more"--Provided by publisher.

Le fémur de Rimbaud

July 1, 2016
Bartelt, Franz, author.
© 2013.
284 pages ; 18 cm
"Majésu Monroe is broker. It offers its customers objects that belonged to celebrities: a portrait of Christ in pencil drawn by a Roman officer, a sock - with a hole - that belonged to Rimbaud, and a thousand other rarities that smell like poetic scams. One day Majésu meets Noema, a wealthy daughter of a couple, determined to make his parents pay the crimes of the bourgeoisie. Love is born instantly, based on the same hatred of the rich, the same penchant for alcohol and even unscrupulousness: marriage is inevitable. But after the accidental death of Noema's parents, the couples plans fall short. Worse than a civil war, domestic war begins. Here we find the twisted imagination of Franz Bartelt, its anarchistic verve and impeccable style will be hilarious"--cataloger's translation of cover.

Blaubeermorde : Kriminalroman

July 1, 2016
Marlow, Mareike, author.
München Knaur Taschenbuch, 2016.
267 pages ; 19 cm.

Romanzo criminale

July 1, 2016
De Cataldo, Giancarlo, 1956- author.
© 2002.
632 pages ; 21 cm
"A disturbing novel that is similar to American noir fiction. The protagonists are a gang of young thugs who decided to conquer Rome, and become an almost invincible army. Political, intelligence, honest judges, policemen and the largest brothel in the capital in a novel based on a thorough documentation." -- translation of publisher's or seller's website.

Filhos sem filhos

July 1, 2016
Vila-Matas, Enrique.
Portugal : Assírio & Alvim : Porto Editora, ©2014.
255 pages ; 21 cm
Short Stories.
Natacao -- Os de baixo -- Mandando tudo ao diabo -- Uma alma desocupada -- A familia suspensa -- O passeio repentino -- Azorin de la selva -- Um tumulo estreito para tres -- Sinais de identidade -- O filho do balouco -- Regressar a casa -- Dante manda-te cumprimentos -- Futebol -- O vampiro apaixonado -- Olhando o mar e outros temas -- Televisao.

Promessas desfeitas

July 1, 2016
Vincenzi, Penny.
Porto, Portugal : Porto Editora, 2012.
628 pages ; 24 cm
Translation of: The decision.

Igra v marbls : roman

July 1, 2016
Ahern, Cecelia, 1981- author.
Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo "Inostranka", 2016.
382 pages ; 19 cm

Letnie devchonki

July 1, 2016
Monroe, Mary Alice, author.
442 pages ; 21 cm
"In this enchanting trilogy set on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, Mary Alice Monroe captures the complex relationships between Dora, Carson, and Harper, three half-sisters scattered across the country - and a grandmother determined to help them rediscover their family bonds. For years, Carson Muir has drifted, never really settling, certain only that a life without the ocean is a life half lived. Adrift and penniless in California, Carson is the first to return to Sea Breeze, wondering where things went wrong... until the sea she loves brings her a minor miracle. Her astonishing bond with a dolphin helps Carson renew her relationships with her sisters and face the haunting memories of her ill-fated father. As the rhythms of the island open her heart, Carson begins to imagine the next steps toward her future." --

Luchshie gody Rity : roman

July 1, 2016
Berseneva, Anna, author.
314 pages ; 20 cm
"Is there a person in the world who is not familiar gloom? Rita Germanova, a strong and extraordinary woman, having achieved everything in life from her own labor, fell into his net. For the first time, he is aware that he could not deal with external circumstances. Of course, they have now become difficult, as most people can. But Rita was never afraid of difficulties! Still depressed overcoming it... Really, will she have a good time - suddenly meeting with former classmates - having been long forgotten, living in a small town - this all changes Rita's life..." -- cataloger's interpretation and translation of Russian website.

Moi strannye mysli

July 1, 2016
Pamuk, Orhan, 1952- author.
©2016 (Russian translation).
573 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm
Originally in Turkish.
Includes genealogcal chart on unnumbered pages 6-7.
"The story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul. Between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of people... he witnesses all of the trans formative moments, political clashes, and military coups that shape the country... he never stops selling boza during winter evenings and trying to understand who his beloved really is..." --

Rozy na ruinakh

July 1, 2016
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.), author.
©2016 (this Russian translation).
414 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published in English in the United States.
"Fourteen-year-old Jory was so handsome, so gentle. And Bart had such a dazzling imagination for a nine year old. Then the lights came on in the abandoned house next door. Soon the Old Lady in Black was there, watching their home with prying eyes, guarded by her strange old butler. Soon the shrouded woman had Bart over for cookies and ice cream and asked him to call her "Grandmother." And soon Bart's transformation began... a transformation that led him into shocking acts of violence, self-destruction and perversity. And now while this little boy trembles on the edge of madness, his anguished parents, his helpless brother, an obsessed old woman and the vengeful, powerful butler await the climax to a horror that flowered in an attic long ago, a horror whose thorns are still wet with blood, still tipped with fire..." -- cataloger's summary of

Si︠u︡rpriz s dyrkoĭ ot bublika

July 1, 2016
Aleksandrova, N. (Natalʹi︠a︡), author.
Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST, [2016]
319 pages ; 21 cm.
"Ranee khiga vykhodila pod nazvaniem "Osheĭnik dli︠a︡ nevesty"--Title page verso.

Sudʹba - volshebnit︠sa︡

July 1, 2016
Poli︠a︡kova, Tatʹi︠an︡a, author.
315 pages ; 21 cm
"The author, who used to be a humble kindergarten teacher, became an expert detective-story writer. In this story, Zosia returned to her home town to solve a murder and to rekindle first love." -- cataloger's interpretation of Russian website.

Udar molnii

July 1, 2016
Steel, Danielle, author.
©2016 (Russian translation)
410 pages ; 21 cm

28 días

July 1, 2016
Safier, David, 1966- author.
México, D.F. : Seix Barral : Editorial Planeta Mexicana, [2014]
412 pages ; 23 cm.
Translation from German: 28 Tage lang.
Stealing food is the only way for 16-year-old Mira to keep her little sister, Hanna, alive in the 1943 Warsaw ghetto. Mira and her sister must fight for their lives as they spend 28 dire days fighting against those hoping to send them to the concentration camps. Germany, 416pp.

Amor en verso

July 1, 2016
Hoover, Colleen, author.
México, D.F. : Planeta, 2015.
292 pages ; 23 cm
"¿Preferirías no enamorarte jamás o enamorarte de alguien a quien no puedes tener? A veces en la vida te ocurren cosas que no habías planeado. Lo único que puedes hacer es decidir cómo vivirlas. Sin haber superado aún el duro golpe que supuso la muerte de su padre, Layken y su hermano Kel deben mudarse a Michigan, donde su madre ha encontrado trabajo como enfermera. Nada más llegar, Layken congenia con el vecino de enfrente, Will. Entre los dos surge algo especial que no son capaces de poner en palabras... todavía. Tras una primera cita, Lake ve a Michigan con otros ojos y está dispuesta a darle una oportunidad, pero cuando empiezan las clases en el nuevo instituto descubre que Will es su profesor de poesía..."--Amazon

El amante japonés

July 1, 2016
Allende, Isabel, author.
Nueva York : Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC, 2015.
345 pages ; 25 cm.
In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco's parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family's Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family -- like thousands of other Japanese Americans -- are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco's charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years.

Milena o el fémur más bello del mundo

July 1, 2016
Zepeda Patterson, Jorge, author.
México, D.F. : Editorial Planeta Mexicana, 2014.
478 pages ; 23 cm.
"La belleza de Milena también fue su perdición. Convertida en esclava sexual desde la adolescencia, intenta huir cuando muere su protector, un magnate de la comunicación que sufre un fallo cardiaco mientras hace el amor con ella. En su angustiosa fuga, se cruza con los Azules, un trío de justicieros formado por el periodista Tomás Arizmendi, la política Amelia Navarro y el especialista en alta seguridad Jaime Lemus. Ellos desean liberarla, pero Milena guarda con recelo un espinoso misterio que atesora en su libreta negra y que supone su salvación y, sobre todo, su venganza. Una vigorosa novela de acción y amor que denuncia los abusos de poder y la corrupción, pero que sobre todo nos muestra el alma abierta de una mujer vejada, como tantas otras, en un mundo cada vez más globalizado"--Page [4] of cover.

Mitrū al-ḥubb fī Bārīs : qiṣṣat ḥubb mā bayna al-qarār wa-al-farār

July 1, 2016
ʻAsalī, Amīrah, author.
Bayrūt : Dār al-ʻUlūm al-ʻArabīyah, 2016.
236 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm

Ayādī Sabaʼ

July 1, 2016
Ibn Ḥuwayrib, Jamāl, author.
Bayrūt : Dār al-Fārābī, 2016.
114 pages ; 22 cm

Maʻbad anāmil al-ḥarīr : riwāyah

July 1, 2016
Farghalī, Ibrāhīm, author.
Bayrūt : Manshūrāt Ḍifāf ; al-Jazāʼir : Manshūrāt al-Ikhtilāf, 2015.
527 pages ; 22 cm

Shām-i mahtāb

July 1, 2016
Ṣaffārīʹpūr Iṣfahānī, Humā, 1990 or 1991- author.
Tihrān : Shaqāyiq, 1393 [2014 or 2015].
613 pages ; 22 cm

Raqṣ-i kalāgh rū-yi shānahʹhā-yi matarsak

July 1, 2016
Abū Turābī, Samīrā.
Tihrān : Nashr-i Āmūt, 1393 [2014]
396 pages ; 21 cm

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