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Featuring a selection of foreign language items from our World Languages collection.
Updated: 8/03/2018 11:54 a.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

 
DI Grace Schwarzes Herz book cover.

DI Grace Schwarzes Herz

by M. J. Arlidge

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : ARL

German

D.I. Grace and her team find a mutilated body in a vacant house in Southampton's red light district. Others bodies are found, hearts removed, they are dealing with a serial killer. Are the dead men as blameless as they seemed?
Wintertod Kriminalroman book cover.

Wintertod Kriminalroman

by Thomas Nommensen

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : NOM

German

Wie Aus Dem Nichts book cover.

Wie Aus Dem Nichts

by Sabine Kornbichler

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : KOR

German

So Fremd, So Schön book cover.

So Fremd, So Schon

by Cornelia Franz

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : FRA

German

Joyce and Elias are from different backgrounds. Joyce often finds it hard to understand Elias. Is it because he comes from another culture? That he is a refugee? Do they even fit together?
Die Siedlung Der Toten book cover.

Die Siedlung Der Toten

by Max Landorff

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : LAN

German

What horror hides in the settlement today? 'The Settlement of the Dead': the oppressive new thriller of bestselling author Max Landorff.
Reisen im Licht der Sterne book cover.

Reisen im Licht der Sterne

by Alex Capus

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : CAP

German

Mord Mit Schokoguss book cover.

Mord Mit Schokoguss

by Jutta Mehler

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : MEH

German

Das Leben ist Gut book cover.

Das Leben ist Gut

by Alex Capus

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : CAP

German

Married for twenty-five years, Max loves his life as it is, his family, his friends. When his wife is traveling without him for the first time in their marriage, Max sees how special his everyday life is.
Der Fänger book cover.

Der Fänger

by Andreas Franz

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : FRA

German

Julia Durant struggles with the murder of a sex offender, never convicted. Missing for years the body has been found with brutal injuries. The same judge and lawyers keep appearing in the files, coincidence?
Der Trick book cover.

Der Trick

by Emanuel Bergmann

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : BER

German

A boy whose parents want to divorce seek help from the magician Zabatini and experience his life story, which leads from Prague through Berlin and Auschwitz to America.

 Japanese

Zasetsu book cover.

Zasetsu o Hete Neko Wa Maruku Natta

by Masakazu Amahisa

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : AMA

Japanese

A collection of 416 stories where only the beginning of the plot is written, leaving the reader to finish them formally on their own, with friends, or in their imagination.
I = Ai book cover.

I = Ai

by Kanako Nishi

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : NIS

Japanese

Keikan No Kao book cover.

Keikan No Kao

by Bin Konno

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : KON

Japanese

Kimi No Na Wa book cover.

Kimi No Na Wa

by Makoto Shinkai

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : SHI

Japanese

Mitsuha, a high school girl living in the countryside, dreams that she is a boy living in Tokyo; Taki, a high school boy in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl in the country. When the two finally meet in waking life, the gears of fate begin to turn.
Konbini Ningen book cover.

Konbini Ningen

by Sayaka Murata

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : MUR

Japanese

Furukura Keiko, 36 and single, lives a quiet life. She never found formal employment, and has been working in a convenience store for 18 years.  One day a new male employee, himself looking to get married, tells her that her "convenience store life" is downright embarrassing.
Machine No Owari Ni book cover.

Machine No Owari Ni

by Keiichirō Hirano

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : HIR

Japanese

Shizuka Na Enten book cover.

Shizuka Na Enten

by Nanami Wakatake

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : WAK

Japanese

Toriuchi Mo Yofuke Ni Wa book cover.

Toriuchi Mo Yofuke Ni Wa

by Kaoru Kaneko

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : KAN

Japanese

Watashi No Shometsu book cover.

Watashi No Shometsu

by Fuminori Nakamura

Call No: JAPANESE FICTION : NAK

Japanese

 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

Las Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn book cover.

Las Aventuras de Huckleberry Finn

by Mark Twain

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : TWA

Spanish

Floating down the Mississippi on their raft, Huckleberry Finn and Jim, a runaway slave, find life filled with excitement and the spirit of adventure. Join Huck and Jim and their old friend Tom Sawyer as they come up against low-down thieves and murderers, whilst being chased by Huck's evil, drunken father who is after Huck's treasure.
La Cadena Del Profeta book cover.

La Cadena Del Profeta

by Luis Montero Manglano

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : MAN

Spanish

The Searchers’ new adventure involves a gold chain that grants its holder the wisdom of the ages.
Lamentaciones Ni Martires Ni Verdugos book cover.

Lamentaciones Ni Martires Ni Verdugos

by Salvador De La Rubia

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : RUB

Spanish

Lamentations recounts the tragic and unpredictable outcome for a group of teenagers who enroll in a role play. Fun, suspense and longing for the forbidden are intermingled to perfection to fan the naïve desire of young people to participate.
Historia de un Canalla book cover.

Historia de un Canalla

by Julia Navarro

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : NAV

Spanish

Thomas Spencer remembers his life as a publicist and image consultant working in London and New York in the eighties and nineties. Since his last cardiac episode a strange feeling has taken hold of him in the solitude of a luxurious Brooklyn apartment.
El Orgullo de Morelos book cover.

El Orgullo de Morelos

by Diego Castillo

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : CAS

Spanish

A false step made by any of the members of the multiple bands could be fatal and unleash a terrible hell.  What would you not do to protect your family and conquer your greatest dream?
Cuando Estabamos Vivos book cover.

Cuando Estabamos Vivos

by Mercedes de Vega

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : VEG

Spanish

Convictos En El Tiempo book cover.

Convictos En El Tiempo

by Luis Perez De Castro

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : CAS

Spanish

"Why do they call you Juan B?" He asked. "Who knows." Dialogues like this, which remind us of the dark monosyllables of Pedro Páramo, constitute the epic and the descent into the Cuban prison hells of the book Convicts in Time, by the poet, essayist and novelist Luis Pérez de Castro. In this brief but forceful book, he demolishes the myth of the redeemed man, of the supposed aspirant to be perfect, in a word, of the new man, and he does it without ideological boastings or theoretical constructions of any kind.

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