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Featuring a selection of foreign language items from our World Languages collection.
Updated: 7/03/2017 12:32 p.m.

A selection of new additions to our World Languages collection.

 Chinese

Wo De Di Liu Ge Hai Zi book cover.

Wo De Di Liu Ge Hai Zi

by Yu Wu

Call No: CHINESE : 158 WU

Chinese

Psychology
Luan Shu Hong Le book cover.

Luan Shu Hong Le

by Lihua Xie

Call No: CHINESE : 158 XIE

Chinese

Jian Dan Bu Jian Dan book cover.

Jian Dan Bu Jian Dan

by Ying Ye

Call No: CHINESE : 158 YE

Chinese

Sheng Ming Wu Jia book cover.

Sheng Ming Wu Jia

Jiu GeTe Shu Yi Liao Ge An Gu Shi

by Jian Xing Yu

Call No: CHINESE : 158 YU

Chinese

Yi Bai Er Shi Du Tian Kong book cover.

Yi Bai Er Shi Du Tian Kong

by Junchao Xu

Call No: CHINESE : 158 XU

Chinese

Shou Chuang Sheng Huo Qu book cover.

Shou Chuang Sheng Huo Qu

by Qiulian Liao

Call No: CHINESE : 745 LIA

Chinese

Children Who Do Not Want To book cover.

Children Who Do Not Want To

by Yaohua Xiao

Call No: CHINESE : 778 XIA

Chinese

Ping Fan Bu Ping Fan book cover.

Ping Fan Bu Ping Fan

by Chi Tzu

Call No: CHINESE : 158 TZU

Chinese

 Dutch

De Kraamhulp book cover.

De Kraamhulp

by Esther Verhoef

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : VER

Dutch

A midwife is welcome after a difficult birth.  The baby is doing well, but her mother is not. 
Bonita Avenue book cover.

Bonita Avenue

by Peter Buwalda

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : BUW

Dutch

The seemingly idyllic family life of Netherlands mathematics professor-turned-politician Siem Sigerius is threatened by his violence-shadowed previous marriage, his older son and an unexpected deception.
Joe Speedboot book cover.

Joe Speedboot

by Tommy Wieringa

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : WIE

Dutch

After surviving a coma, 13-year-old Frankie Hermans is left paralyzed, mute, and bound to a wheelchair. He sees his life as hopeless until he meets Joe Speedboat, a new boy in town whose sheer kinetic energy and boundless enthusiasm gives Frankie, and the rest of his sleepy Dutch town, a new lease on life.
De Zoon book cover.

De Zoon

by Jo Nesbo

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : NES

Dutch

Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates at Oslo jail, and absolves them of their sins. Some people even whisper that Sonny is serving time for someone else: that he doesn't just listen, he confesses to their crimes.
De Woongroep book cover.

De Woongroep

by Franca Treur

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : TRE

Dutch

A 28 year old communications scientist, successful in her work and with her relationship, feels aimless and decides to live in an idealistic commune in an old former orphanage in East Amsterdam.
Ijstijd book cover.

Ijstijd

by Maartje Wortel

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : WOR

Dutch

A witty, quirky novel about love, literature and identity. You decide who you are, or are you defined by the circumstances?

 French

Si C était à Refaire.

Si C'était à Refaire

by Marc Levy

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : LEV

French

Mystery Fiction
Un Avion Sans Elle.

Un Avion Sans Elle

by Michel Bussi

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : BUS

French

Suspense Fiction
Rien de Grave.

Rien de Grave

by Justine Lévy

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : LEV

French

Fiction
Les Généraux du Crépuscule.

Les Généraux du Crépuscule

by Régine Deforges

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : DEF

French

Fiction
Je Ne T'oublierai Pas.

Je Ne T'oublierai Pas

by Sophie McKenzie

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : MCK

French

Suspense Fiction
La Prisonnière de Malte.

La Prisonnière de Malte

by David Ball

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : BAL

French

Historical Fiction
Pompeii.

Pompeii

by Robert Harris

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : HAR

French

Historical Fiction
7 Ans Après . . .

7 Ans Après . . .

by Guillaume Musso

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : MUS

French

Suspense Fiction
La Cuisinière d'Himmler.

La Cuisinière d'Himmler

by Franz-Olivier Giesbert

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : GIE

French

Fiction
Le Vertige de la Menace.

Le Vertige de la Menace

by Maggie Price

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : PRI

French

Romantic Suspense Fiction
Origine Suspecte.

Origine Suspecte

by Patricia J MacDonald

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : MCD

French

Mystery Fiction

 German

Ein geschenkter Tag book cover.

Ein geschenkter Tag

by Anna Gavalda

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : GAV

German

Das bessere Leben book cover.

Das bessere Leben

by Peltzer Ulrich

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : PEL

German

A metaphysical thriller about the 21st century and the ghosts of the past.
Kaninchen Herz book cover.

Kaninchenherz

by Annette Wieners

German

Cemetery gardener Gesine Cordes is shocked when she sees who the funeral is for, your own sister Mareike.  They had not seen each other for ten years.  Not since her nephew's unexplained death. Both blamed each other for his death.  Now her sister has died. Was it murder? What do the parents know? When Gesine investigates, she encounters a wall of hatred.
Muh! book cover.

Muh!

by David Safier

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : SAF

German

Cow Lolle from East Frisia is having a bad time of it.  The champion bull is cheating on her and the farmer plans to sell the farm and to have all the cows between two halves of bread. But there is hope.  India! where cows are sacred to men.
Schossgebete book cover.

Schossgebete

by Charlotte Roche

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : ROC

German

 

Und Plotzlich Klopft Mein Herz book cover.

Und Plotzlich Klopft Mein Herz

by Kat Spears

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : SPE

German

 

 Japanese

Yoshiwara Daihitsunin Yukino 1.

Yoshiwara Daihitsunin Yukino. 1

Iromoyo

by Yukiko Takayama

Call No: TAK JAPANESE

Japanese

Mystery Fiction
Teito Tōkyō Kazoku Shōjo.

Teito Tōkyō Kazoku Shōjo

by Sayako Nagai

Call No: NAG JAPANESE

Japanese

Fiction
Biburia Koshodō No Jiken Techō 5.

Biburia Koshodō No Jiken Techō. 5

Shioriko-san to tsunagari no toki

by En Mikami

Call No: MIK JAPANESE

Japanese

Fiction
 
Kyodai Soshō 1

Kyodai Soshō. 1

by John Grisham

Call No: GRI JAPANESE

Japanese

Fiction: Legal Thriller
Kyodai Soshō 2.

Kyodai Soshō. 2

by John Grisham

Call No: GRI JAPANESE

Japanese

Fiction: Legal Thriller
Tenbōsha Satsujin Jiken.

Tenbōsha Satsujin Jiken

Totsugawa keibu

by Kyōtarō Nishimura

Call No: NIS JAPANESE

Japanese

Mystery Fiction
Totsugawa Keibu Mokugeki.

Totsugawa Keibu Mokugeki

by Kyōtarō Nishimura

Call No: NIS JAPANESE

Japanese

Mystery Fiction
Shimaiyazamurai.

Shimaiyazamurai

by Kai Tsujidō

Call No: TSU JAPANESE

Japanese

Fiction
Ōjo o Mamore.

Ōjo o Mamore

by Arimasa Ōsawa

Call No: OSA JAPANESE

Japanese

Historical Fiction
Gensō Nikkiten.

Gensō Nikkiten

by Asako Horikawa

Call No: HOR JAPANESE

Japanese

Mystery Fiction

 Spanish

El Jilguero book cover.

El Jilguero

by Donna Tartt

Call No: TAR SPANISH

Spanish

The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America.  A story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention, and the enormous power of art.
Demonios Familiares book cover.

Demonios Familiares

by Ana Maria Matute

Call No: MAT SPANISH

Spanish

Familiars is a story of love and guilt, betrayal and friendship, set in a small Spanish inland town in 1936.
La Marca del Meridiano book cover.

La Marca del Meridiano

by Lorenzo Silva

Call No: SIL SPANISH

Spanish

A retired policeman appears hanging from a bridge, killed in a humiliating manner.  His old friend and disciple, the brigade, will open the Pandora's box: police corruption, unscrupulous criminals and a quixotic man.  
El Tango de la Guardia Vieja book cover.

El Tango de la Guardia Vieja

by Arturo Perez-Reverte

Call No: PER SPANISH

Spanish

A passionate story of love, betrayal and intrigue, which lasts for four decades through a turbulent and fascinating century.
Las Leyes de la Frontera book cover.

Las Leyes de la Frontera

by Javier Cercas

Call No: CER SPANISH

Spanish

The summer of 1978, a boy of 16, a good student of immigrant parents.  Friends become enemies when they turn and bully him.  New friends are made but they too test him.
El Rey Felon book cover.

El Rey Felon

by José Luis Corral Lafuente

Call No: COR SPANISH

Spanish

Between two stellar moments of the nineteenth century, the War of Independence and Waterloo.
Las Voces Bajas book cover.

Las Voces Bajas

by Manuel Rivas

Call No: RIV SPANISH

Spanish

Childhood is discovering, with a mixture of fear, amazement and wonder, how extraordinary the lives of ordinary people are.
El Ultimo Tango de Salvador Allende book cover.

El Ultimo Tango de Salvador Allende

by Roberto Ampuero

Call No: AMP SPANISH

Spanish

A weaving of fact and fiction.  Starting with the death of Allende the book weaves in the fictional story of a friend of Allende who reveals intimate details of his life.
Adulterio book cover.

Adulterio

by Paulo Coelho

Call No: COE SPANISH

Spanish

She has the perfect life, loving husband, sweet and well-behaved children, nothing to complain about. Yet all she feels about life is apathy. All that changes when she encounters an ex-boyfriend, Jacob.  A successful politician who arouses something in her she hadn't felt for a long time - passion.
El Asesinato de Pitagoras book cover.

El Asesinato de Pitagoras

by Marcos Chicot

Call No: SPANISH CHI

Spanish

The old philosopher Pythagoras, one of the most powerful figures of his age, is about to choose a successor among the great masters in their community.  A series of murders begin, displaying a dark and powerful mind that seems to overshadow Pythagoras himself.
El Viaje de Tanaka book cover.

El Viaje de Tanaka

by David F Cantero

Call No: SPANISH CAN

Spanish

A beautiful fable that exudes optimism, love and the power of all that is human.
Un Millon de Gotas book cover.

Un Millon de Gotas

by Victor del Arbol

Call No: SPANISH ARB

Spanish

Gonzalo must return his and his father's past.  Times of the great utopias in the Soviet Union in the 30s to the civil war, the concentration camps of France, World War II and the internal resistance against Franco.  We are drawn into a story of the human condition, incredible love, betrayal, guilt, and finally to a world where memory is an invention that is never all true.
En Presencia de un Payaso book cover.

En Presencia de un Payaso

by Andres Barba

Call No: SPANISH BAR

Spanish

 
Antonia book cover.

Antonia

by Nieves Concostrina

Call No: SPANISH CON

Spanish

Un Viaje de Diez Metros book cover.

Un Viaje de Diez Metros

by Richard C Morais

Call No: SPANISH MOR

Spanish

A charming tale of restaurant rivalry, the desperate quest for Michelin Stars and the hundred-foot distance between a new Indian kitchen and a traditional French restaurant in Paris.
Hotel Paradiso book cover.

Hotel Paradiso

by Ramon Pernas

Call No: SPANISH PER

Spanish

The charming story about the loneliness of old age and the magic of a circus.
El Cielo ha Vuelto book cover.

El Cielo ha Vuelto

by Clara Sanchez

Call No: SPANISH SAN

Spanish

A young fashion model appears to have success at her fingertips.  When she is given a warning, she inially ignorns it but when random accidents begin to happen she wants answers.
Hasta Siempre, Mujercitas book cover.

Hasta Siempre, Mujercitas

by Marcela Serrano

Call No: SPANISH SER

Spanish

A version of the classic Little Women by Louise M. Alcott, now set in Chile.
Mi Color Favorito es Verte book cover.

Mi Color Favorito es Verte

by Pilar Eyre

Call No: SPANISH EYR

Spanish

Pilar Eyre, a mature journalist, meets Sebastien, a French war correspondent. But after three days of intense erotic and romantic passion on the Costa Brava, Sebastien disappears. Desperately Pilar looks for him and the clues she finds are ever more intriguing.
 
Review by Foyles
Relatos Reunidos book cover.

Relatos Reunidos

by Cesar Aira

Call No: SPANISH AIR

Spanish

A collection of short stories.
Ladrilleros book cover.

Ladrilleros

by Selva Almada

Call No: SPANISH ALM

Spanish

Regreso a Tu Piel book cover.

Regreso a Tu Piel

by Luz Gabás

Call No: SPANISH GAB

Spanish

A woman accused of witchcraft relies on the love of a man to save her. Centuries later, a young engineer finds fragments of her story in an abandoned mansion in the mountains. He uncovers a unique tale of love and justice in a world torn apart by war.
 
Review by Foyles

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