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The Safe House: A Novel

By Christophe Boltanski; translated by Laura Marris

A Parisian manse becomes a metaphorical frame for a century of memories.

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An idiosyncratic look at the future first president's genius in holding his army together.

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Across the China Sea: A Novel

By Gaute Heivoll; translated by Nadia Christensen

A short tale of an altruistic Norwegian family that packs an emotional wallop.

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This new biography charts the politician’s transformation from ruthless strategist to advocate for the dispossessed.

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Trouble’s afoot in the frigid North, so the intrepid investigator bundles up and gets to the bottom of it.

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An authoritative chronicle of the gruesome era when religious dissenters met their end at the stake.

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An accessible portrait of a decent, idealistic statesman.

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Read this one as children do: with eyes and heart open, giving in, ready to be swept away.