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Suspended Sentences, by Patrick Modiano, translated by Mark Polizzotti

Suspended Sentences is a trio of linked novellas by Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano, translated by Mark Polizzetti and published by Yale University Press late in 2014.   1,106 more words

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The House in Smyrna, by Tatiana Salem Levy, translated by Alison Entrekin

It took me a little while to come to grips with the voice of the narrator of The House in Smyrna – it’s only fair to let you know from the outset that this novella of only 155 pages takes a bit of re-reading in order to make sense of it.  625 more words

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The Haunted Hotel, by Wilkie Collins

Sometimes, a daft melodrama from the 19th century is a good break from serious reading.  The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins fits the bill.  It was apparently a contribution to the weekly periodical All the Year Round in 1859, one of five short stories bookended by stories from Charles Dickens for a Christmas edition.   735 more words

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