New Arrivals · Foreign Fiction

March 8, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

O nem i o babochkakh : roman

March 7, 2017
Lipskerov, Dmitriĭ, author.
Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST : Redakt︠s︡ii︠a︡ Eleny Shubinoĭ, 2016.
414 pages ; 21 cm.
"Literaturno-khudozhestvennoe izdanie"--Colophon.

Li︠u︡bovnik ledi Chatterli

March 7, 2017
Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930, author.
©2016
414 pages ; 21 cm
"Constance (Lady Chatterley) is sexually frustrated because her husband has been paralyzed in the war and rendered impotent. She starts an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver Mellors... the book was banned as pornography, in the U.S.A., until 1960." -- cataloger's summary

Mata Khari : Shpionka

March 7, 2017
Coelho, Paulo, author.
©2016
255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
First published in Portuguese in Brazil in 2016.
"When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Within months she was the most celebrated woman in the city. As a dancer, she shocked and delighted audiences; as a courtesan, she bewitched the era's richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari's lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917, she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees, and accused of espionage. Told in Mata Hari's voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price." -- goodreads.com

Prizrak Opery

March 7, 2017
Leroux, Gaston, 1868-1927, author.
©2016
414 pages ; 21 cm
First published in French in France in 1910.
Under the Paris Opera House lives a disfigured musical genius who uses music to win the love of a beautiful opera singer.

Kraĭniĭ : [roman]

March 7, 2017
Khemlin, Margarita.
Moskva : Idzatelʹstvo AST/Redakt︠s︡ii︠a︡ Eleny Shubinoĭ, 2016.
286 pages ; 21 cm.
"Literaturno-khudozhestvennoe izdanie"--Colophon.
O vremeni, kogda schastʹe otmenyaetsi︠a︡. Malenʹkiĭ chelovek Nisl Zaĭdenband i bolʹshai︠a︡ beschelovechnai︠a︡ boĭni︠a︡. Vyzhivanie i nevozmozhnostʹ zhizni posle togo, kak v voĭne postavlena tochka. Tochka, kotorai︠a︡ okazalasʹ bezdnoĭ.

I︠Un︡ai︠a︡ nevesta

March 7, 2017
Baricco, Alessandro, 1958- author.
©2016
254 pages ; 21 cm
First published in Italian in Italy in 2015.
A young bride is to prepare for her upcoming wedding and marriage at the groom's family estate. Here, eccentric residents have numerous fears and she will learn the family secrets.

Schastlivchiki

March 7, 2017
Steel, Danielle, author.
Moskva : ĖKSMO, 2014.
313 pages ; 22 cm.
Translation of: Winners.
Added title page in English.

Shum vremeni

March 7, 2017
Barnes, Julian, author.
Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo "Inostranka", [2016]
285 pages ; 21 cm
"A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, shot dead on the spot), he reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, various women and wives, his children all of those hanging in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, for years to come he will be held fast under the thumb of despotism: made to represent Soviet values at a cultural conference in New York City, forced into joining the Party, and compelled, constantly, to weigh appeasing those in power against the integrity of his music. Barnes elegantly guides us through the trajectory of Shostakovich's career, at the same time illuminating the tumultuous evolution of the Soviet Union. The result is both a stunning portrait of a relentlessly fascinating man and a brilliant meditation on the meaning of art and its place in society"-- Provided by publisher.

Ostalʹnye tridt︠sa︡tʹ dva

March 7, 2017
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961, author.
Moskva [Moscow, Russia] : Izdatelʹstvo AST, 2016.
479 pages ; 21 cm
Originally in English.
"The Nick Adams Stories show a memorable character growing from child to teenager to soldier, veteran, writer & parent--a sequence closely paralleling events of Hemingway's life.The 1st section, called Northern Woods, includes "Three Shots", "Indian Camp", "The Doctor & the Doctor's Wife", "Ten Indians" & "The Indians Moved Away". The 2nd section, On His Own, includes "The Light of the World", "The Battler", "The Killers", "The Last Good Country" & "Crossing the Mississippi".The 3rd section, War, has "Night Before Landing", "Nick Sat Against the Wall", "Now I Lay Me", "A Way You'll Never Be" & "In Another Country". The 4th section, Soldier Home, has "Big Two-Hearted River", "The End of Something", "The Three-Day Blow" & "Summer People". The 5th section, Company of Two, has "Wedding Day", "On Writing", "An Alpine Idyll", "Cross-Country Snow" & "Fathers & Sons" ". -- goodreads.com

Voĭlochnyĭ vek

March 7, 2017
Tolstai︠a︡, Tatʹi︠an︡a, 1951 May 3- author.
Moskva : Izdatelʹstvo AST : Redakt︠s︡ii︠a︡ Eleny Shubinoĭ, 2015.
350 pages ; 21 cm.
Previously published short stories and essays on the theme of time.
Voĭlochnyĭ vek -- Smutnoe vremi︠a︡ -- Sluchaĭnye dni -- Zolotoĭ vek.

El sexto hombre

March 7, 2017
Baldacci, David, author.
Barcelona : Ediciones B, 2014.
470 pages ; 19 cm.
Edgar Roy, presunto asesino en serie confinado en un centro federal de máxima seguridad, está a la espera de juicio. Su condena parece segura. El abogado de Roy, Ted Bergin, viejo amigo y mentor de Sean King, pide ayuda a este y a michelle Maxwell. Pero la investigación queda desbaratada antes de empezar camino de su primera reunión con Bergin, puesto que Sean y Michelle se lo encuentran muerto. Ahora serán ellos quienes tendrán que responder a los interrogantes que a nadie parecen interesar: ¿es Roy un asesino?, ¿quién mató a Bergin? Con la ayuda de aliados sorprendentes, se hacen cargo del caso. Pero cuanto más escarban en el pasado de Roy, más obstáculos, medias verdades, callejones sin salida, amigos desleales y amenazas crecientes encuentan por todas partes. Su obstinación los enfrenta a los altos mandos del gobierno y a los rincones más oscuros del poder. La pugna aterradora que llevará al límite a Sean y a michelle quizá acabe separándolos para siempre. Tras el gran éxito de Una fracción de segundo, El juego de la horas, Una muerte sospechosa y Secretos familiares, Sean King y Michelle Maxwell regresan en su caso más espeluzante,"--page [4] of cover.

Una mujer misteriosa

March 7, 2017
Quick, Amanda, author.
©2016.
365 pages ; 19 cm.
Targeted by a disabled former spy for the Crown who wrongly believes she is blackmailing his sister, Beatrice Lockwood offers her assistance in tracking down the real culprit and eventually falls for the spy only to find herself hunted by a mad scientist who would resurrect a dead lover.

Después de ti

March 7, 2017
Moyes, Jojo, 1969- author.
©2016
490 pages ; 23 cm
How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living? Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding--the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will's past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future ... For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.

Nueve días de abril

March 7, 2017
Sierra i Fabra, Jordi, 1947-
Barcelona : Debolsillo, abril, 2016.
331 pagina's ; 19 cm.
Omslag vermeldt: Un nuevo caso del inspector Mascarell.
1e druk: maart 2016.
Een ex-rechercheur gaat op onderzoek uit wanneer de zoon van een oude vriend van moord wordt beschuldigd.

Los viejos amigos

March 7, 2017
Chirbes, Rafael, 1949-2015.
Barcelona : Editorial Anagrama, 2015.
221 pages ; 22 cm.
"Un grupo de viejos camaradas -un constructor, un pintor, una profesora, un novelista fracasado- son convocados a una cena. Un día estuvieron unidos por un proyecto común: la revolución. Ahora, tantos años después, hacen repaso de sus existencias. El espejo del tiempo les devuelve la imagen de unas vidas vividas provisionalmente, y cuyo vacío se llena a menudo de culpa, desengaño, rencor o traición."--Amazon.

O gigante enterrado

March 7, 2017
Ishiguro, Kazuo, 1954- author.
©2015
396 pages ; 21 cm
The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards -- some strange and otherworldly -- but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight -- each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life's memories.

Przeznaczeni

March 7, 2017
Grochola, Katarzyna, author.
Kraków : Wydawnictwo Literackie, [2016]
542 pages ; 20 cm
Olin jest rozchwytywaną autorką kryminałów. Ma wszystko: pieniądze, sławę, sukces, jest nawet zakochana. Problem w tym, że nie do końca szczęśliwie. Od wielu lat ma romans z żonatym facetem. Historia jakich wiele: ona kocha jego, on kocha tylko ją, no ale żona, dzieci--. Gabrysia pracuje w kasynie. Każdego dnia obserwuje ludzi, którzy wygrali albo przegrali. Sama jest nieufna i żyje na uboczu. Aż do momentu, gdy-- przypadkiem-- spotyka Mateusza. Mateusz jest zdolnym grafikiem i beztroskim singlem. Ma pieniądze i kobiety. Pieniądze co prawda pożyczył swojemu przyjacielowi Kubie, ale kobiet w jego życiu nie brakuje-- pojawiają się i znikają. Wszystko się zmienia, gdy spotyka Gabrysię. Ta kobieta to dla niego tajemnica, którą musi rozwikłać. Kuba jest alkoholikiem. Niepijącym. W poszukiwaniu lepszego jutra wyrusza do Stanów Zjednoczonych. Pożyczone od Mateusza pieniądze błyskawicznie trafiają w ręce Jurka (zwanego Jerrym), polskiego emigranta, który w Ameryce dorobił się synów i kolejnych żon, a także paru szemranych interesów, na których nieustannie ma nadzieję się dorobić.

Seta

March 7, 2017
Baricco, Alessandro, 1958-
Milano : Universale Economica Feltrinelli, 2014.
108 p. ; 20 cm
Il libro è uscito per la prima volta nel 1996 e ne è stato tratto il film omonimo nel 2007.
"Si chiamava Hervé Joncour, era mercante di bachi da seta. Ogni anno raggiungeva il Giappone, ogni anno ritornava. Nei suoi viaggi, si leggeva l'ideogramma di una passione silenziosa, rubata al rumore del mondo."--Editore.

Un'amica ritrovata

March 7, 2017
Toschi, Maria Paola, author.
© 2013.
226 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Paola is a girl from Milan, who in 1969 spends the holidays in a country house that belonged to her grandparents, who recently disappeared. During her stay in this old villa, she recovers accidentally, in a secret cabinet drawer, the diary of a young girl who lived in this house a hundred years before. It is Concetta, the second wife of her ancestor, Pietro Toschi, physician and patriot of the Risorgimento. The child becomes involved in a sort of balancing of the space-time that leads her to believe that she see a real presence of Concetta still hovering in the house, not like a ghost, but as a friend who she learns to appreciate and love. Some time later, now an adult, she returns to visit those places to find the tomb of Concetta who remained very attached to her and whose remains are not found with other ancestors in the family tomb"--cataloger's translation of back cover.

Ein Traum von Verlangen : Roman

March 7, 2017
Rowan, Nina, author.
©2016, ©2014
373 pages ; 18 cm
First published in New York in English in 2014.
"Lady Talia Hall hat nur einen Wunsch: Dass der Mann, den sie heimlich anhimmelt, ihre Gefühle erwidert. Doch James Forester scheint in ihr nur die kleine Schwester seines besten Freundes zu sehen. Eines Tages nimmt sie deshalb all ihren Mut zusammen und küsst ihn - nur um von ihm zurückgewiesen zu werden. James verlässt London, um in der Ferne das Abenteuer zu suchen, doch die Erinnerung an Talias Kuss kann er nicht abschütteln. Als er erfährt, dass Talia durch ihr soziales Engagement in Gefahr gerät, eilt er nach London zurück, um ihr zu helfen. Doch kann er auch ihr gebrochenes Herz heilen?" -- cover.

Er ist wieder da : der Roman

March 7, 2017
Vermes, Timur, 1967- author.
©2012.
394 pages ; 19 cm.
"Sommer 2011. Adolf Hitler erwacht auf einem leeren Grundstück in Berlin-Mitte. Ohne Krieg, ohne Partei, ohne Eva. Im tiefsten Frieden, unter Tausenden von Ausländern und Angela Merkel. 66 Jahre nach seinem vermeintlichen Ende strandet der Gröfaz in der Gegenwart und startet gegen jegliche Wahrscheinlichkeit eine neue Karriere--im Fernsehen. Dieser Hitler ist keine Witzfigur und gerade deshalb erschreckend real. Und das Land, auf das er trifft, ist es auch: zynisch, hemmungslos erfolgsgeil und auch trotz Jahrzehnten deutscher Demokratie vollkommen chancenlos gegenüber dem Demagogen und der Sucht nach Quoten, Klicks und "Gefällt mir"-Buttons. Eine Persiflage? Eine Satire? Polit-Comedy? All das und mehr: Timur Vermes' Romandebüt ist ein literarisches Kabinettstück erster Güte"--Back cover.

Golden Square Mile : lamento

March 7, 2017
Catellier, Maxime, 1983-
Montréal : L'Oie de Cravan, 2015.
123 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

En attendant Bojangles

March 7, 2017
Bourdeaut, Olivier, 1980- author.
[Le Bouscat] : Finitude, [2015]
158 pages ; 20 cm
"Under the admiring gaze of their son, they dance on to "Mr. Bojangles" by Nina Simone. Their love is magical, vertiginous, a perpetual feast. Among them, there is only room for fun, fantasy and friends. This sets the tone ... the mother is an unpredictable and extravagant wisp. She adopted the fourth member of the family, Miss superfluous, a large exotic bird that wanders in the apartment. it was she who made up a whirlwind poetry and dreams. But one day, she goes too far. and father and son will do anything to avoid the inevitable, that the party continue all costs. Crazy love has never so aptly named."--Cataloger's translation of page 4 of cover.

Fal-takūnī bi-khayr

February 14, 2017
Waqiyān, Arwá, author.
|6880-03 Bayrūt al-Dār al-ʻArabīyah lil-ʻUlūm Nāshirūn, 2016.
256 pages ; 23 cm.
Novel.

Ṭawf al-dhikrayāt

February 14, 2017
|6880-01 Shamrī, Īnās Jāsim, author.
|6880-04 Landan : Dār al-Ḥikmah, 2016.
408 pages ; 21 cm
Novel.

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