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Featuring a selection of foreign language items from our World Languages collection.
Updated: 10/07/2017 12:18 p.m.

A selection of new additions to our World Languages collection.

 Afrikaans

Die Horlosiemaker book cover.

Die Horlosiemaker

by Anna Erishkigal

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : ERI

Afrikaans

Fantasy

Die verdwyning van Billy Katz book cover.

Die Verdwyning van Billy Katz

by Chris Karsten

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : KAR

Afrikaans

Mystery
Detective Ella Neser investigates after four mummified leftovers are found in a Checkers bag in a public garden. Where are the bodies to which the feet belong?

Roseda Stonewood Skote in Die Donker book cover.

Roseda Stonewood Skote in Die Donker

by J. P. Cox

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : COX

Afrikaans

Mystery

Die 14 Poorte En Die Boom Van Die Lewe book cover.

Die 14 Poorte En Die Boom Van Die Lewe

by Benjamin Hornfeck

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : HOR

Afrikaans

Die Eerste Siklus book cover.

Die Eerste Siklus

by Etienne Leroux

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : LER

Afrikaans

General Fiction
The first is an initiation novel with a focus on sexual awakening; the second about Colet’s venture (after his return from the war) into the 'plastic' world of industry; the third follows the peregrination of its protagonist, Gysbrecht Edelhart, through the streets of Cape Town.
Wie Met Vuur Speel book cover.

Wie Met Vuur Speel

by Deon Meyer

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : MEY

Afrikaans

Adventure
Die 4 Kamers book cover.

Die 4 Kamers

by A.A. Bort

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : BOR

Afrikaans

Mystery
Haai Karoo book cover.

Haai Karoo

by Etienne Van Heerden

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : VAN

Afrikaans

Short Stories
In the stories gathered here, the Karoo is more than a background - it becomes a player, or even a major character. The stories are derived from the short story bundles 'My Cuban' and 'Liegfabriek', as well as the special  Kairos edition, 'The Gas in Rondawel Wilhelmina'.
Tik book cover.

Tik

by Piet Steyn

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : STE

Afrikaans

Mystery
Pine Pienaar, Kat Harmse, Virginia's colorful Freislichs, Piet Steyn's fans know most of the main characters in his latest police novel. And again it's a story of bursts of action and riddles and hormones.

 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

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

 Korean

End Games book cover.

End Games

by Michael Dibdin

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : DIB

Korean

Akchwimidul book cover.

Akchwimidul

by To-on Kim

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : KIM

Korean

Hyonja Kwak Chae-u book cover.

Hyonja Kwak Chae-u

by Min Cho

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : CHO

Korean

Choson ui Majimak Hwangnyo Tokhye book cover

Choson ui Majimak Hwangnyo Tokhye

by Pi-yong Kwon

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : KWO

Korean

Ttonagi Choun Siganiya P'erugwint'u book cover.

Ttonagi Choun Siganiya P'erugwint'u

by Yŏng-nae Kim

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : KIM

Korean

Tani book cover.

Tani

by Yong-gyu Kim

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : KIM

Korean

Susanghan Singmodul book cover.

Susanghan Singmodul

by Chin-gyu Pak

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : PAK

Korean

K'omidi Nun Kkunnatta book cover.

K'omidi Nun Kkunnatta

by Un Yi

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : YI

Korean

Ch'onnyon ul Humch'ida book cover.

Ch'onnyon ul Humch'ida

by Wan-son Cho

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : CHO

Korean

Tugun Tugun Nae Insaeng book cover.

Tugun Tugun Nae Insaeng

by Ae-ran Kim

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : KIM

Korean

 Spanish

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.
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.
Antonia book cover.

Antonia

by Nieves Concostrina

Call No: SPANISH CON

Spanish

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.
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.
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.
 
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