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SCANDINAVIAN

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Written by HENRIK IBSEN
Edited by TORE REM
Introduction by TORE REM
Translator DEBORAH DAWKIN, ERIK SKUGGEVIK

Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Penguin Classics

On Sale: 09/13/2016

Price: $12.00

ISBN: 978-0-141-19456-1

Four of Ibsen’s most important plays in superb modern translations, part of the new Penguin Ibsen series.
     With her assertion that she is “first and foremost a human being,” rather than a wife, mother or fragile doll, Nora Helmer sent shockwaves throughout Europe when she appeared in Henrik Ibsen’s greatest and most famous play, A Doll’s House. Ibsen’s follow-up, Ghosts, was no less radical, with its unrelenting investigation into religious hypocrisy, family secrets, and sexual...

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A BACKSTROM NOVEL
Written by LEIF GW PERSSON
Translator NEIL SMITH

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 02/23/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-90765-3

The irascible, obdurate, and very thirstyDetective Superintendent Evert Bäck-ström of the National Murder Squad returns in a new novel from the reigning master of Scandinavian fiction.

It’s the dead of summer in the sleepy town of Växjö when twenty-year-old police cadet Linda Wallin is found lying facedown in her mother’s apartment, brutally murdered and raped. With no clear motive or suspect in sight, a series of bureaucratic mix-ups causes the National Crime Unit to send Bäckström and his...

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Written by FREDRIK SJöBERG
Translator THOMAS TEAL

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 06/02/2015

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-87015-0

A Nature Book of the Year, The Times (London)

“The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else.”

A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sjöberg’s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm and humorous, self-deprecating and contemplative, and a major best seller in its native country, The Fly Trap is a meditation on the unexpected beauty of small...

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Written by SOFI OKSANEN
Translator LOLA ROGERS

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 02/10/2015

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-35017-4

From the acclaimed author of Purge (“a stirring and humane work of art” —The New Republic) comes a riveting, chillingly relevant new novel of occupation, resistance, and collaboration in Eastern Europe.

1941: In Communist-ruled, war-ravaged Estonia, two men are fleeing from the Red Army—Roland, a fiercely principled freedom fighter, and his slippery cousin Edgar. When the Germans arrive, Roland goes into hiding; Edgar abandons his unhappy wife, Juudit, and takes on a new identity as a loyal...

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Written by MERETHE LINDSTROM

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 08/27/2013

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51595-2

From the acclaimed Nordic Council Literature Prize winner, a story that reveals the devastating effects of mistaking silence for peace and feeling shame for inevitable circumstances.

Eva and Simon have spent most of their adult lives together. He is a physician and she is a teacher, and they have three grown daughters and a comfortable home. Yet what binds them together isn’t only affection and solidarity but also the painful facts of their respective histories, which they keep hidden even...

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Written by PER WAHLOO

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 06/18/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74474-6

From Per Wahlöö—co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries—comes a suspense novel about a former German soldier wanted for questioning about a murder in Spain.

Willi Mohr--former German soldier, starving artist, enigmatic drifter--is arrested by the police and subjected to a lengthy and perplexing interrogation. Unwillingly, he is drawn back to the previous year he spent in Spain, the mysterious death of a Norwegian couple he...

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Written by PER WAHLOO

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 06/18/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74476-0

From Per Wahlöö—co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries—comes a novel about a political assassination in South America, and unassuming diplomat is chosen to take his place.

The Provincial Resident of a desolate province in a South America has been assassinated. When Manuel Ortega, a minor diplomat, accepts the appointment as the dead man's successor, it seems a foolhardy decision. From the day he assumes his post he is plunged...

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Written by PER WAHLOO

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 06/18/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74478-4

From Per Wahlöö—co-author with his wife, Maj Sjöwall, of the internationally bestselling Martin Beck series of mysteries—comes a political satire, told as a court transcript, about the court-martial of a general gone rogue.

Time: the not too distant future. Place: a small island in the temperate zone. Scene: air-force headquarters. Corporal Edwin Velder is on trial for his lifeaccused of acts against the military, government, and society. As the proceedings unfold, we learn of a country's...

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A HARRY HOLE NOVEL (6)
Written by JO NESBO
Translator DON BARTLETT

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 05/21/2013

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-59585-0

Christmas shoppers stop to hear a Salvation Army concert on a crowded Oslo street. An explosion cuts through the music and the bitter cold: one of the singers falls dead, shot in the head at point-blank range. Harry Hole—the Oslo Police Department’s best investigator and worst civil servant—has little to work with: no suspect, no weapon, and no motive. But Harry’s troubles will multiply. As the search closes in, the killer becomes increasingly desperate, and Harry’s chase takes him to the...

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AN INSPECTOR VAN VEETEREN MYSTERY (6)
Written by HAKAN NESSER
Translator LAURIE THOMPSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 05/21/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94641-6

Intendent Münster, Inspector Van Veeteren’s right-hand man, and his beguiling colleague Ewa Moreno take center stage in the latest shocking thriller in Håkan Nesser’s internationally bestselling series.

The final day of Waldemar Leverkuhn’s life begins auspiciously: With three friends, he wins a modest sum in the lottery. But it ends, after a celebratory dinner, with him belligerent, drunk, and stumbling home to his bed, where he is brutally stabbed to death with a carving knife. The case...

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A HARRY HOLE NOVEL (9)
Written by JO NESBO

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

On Sale: 04/23/2013

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95115-1

When Harry Hole moved to Hong Kong, he thought he was escaping the traumas of his life in Oslo and his career as a detective for good. But now he’s back and, although off the police force, he still has a case to solve. Oleg, the boy he helped raise, has been arrested for the murder of a fellow drug addict. Harry is convinced that Oleg is not a killer. This most personal case will send Harry into the depths of the city’s drug culture, where a shockingly deadly new street drug is gaining...

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A NOVEL
Written by ANDRI SNAER MAGNASON
Translator VICTORIA CRIBB

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 11/20/2012

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80426-8

LoveStar, the enigmatic and obsessively driven founder of the LoveStar corporation, has unlocked the key to transmitting data via birdwaves, thus freeing mankind from wires and devices, and allowing consumerism, technology, and science to run rampant over all aspects of daily life. Cordless modern men and women are paid to howl advertisements at unsuspecting passers-by, REGRET machines eliminate doubt over roads not taken, soul mates are identified and brought together (while existing,...

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