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Featuring a selection of foreign language items from our World Languages collection.
Updated: 8/10/2019 10:01 a.m.

A selection of new additions to our World Languages collection.

 Afrikaans

Laat vrugte book cover.

Laat vrugte

by C. M. Van den Heever

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : VAN

Afrikaans

Kaskenades Van Die Agtermekaar K rels En Die Koeksisters book cover.

Kaskenades Van Die Agtermekaar K rels En Die Koeksisters

by Pieter Uys

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : UYS

Afrikaans

Strydgedigte book cover.

Strydgedigte

by Peter Cohen

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : COH

Afrikaans

Lesbiese Liefde book cover.

Lesbiese Liefde

by Gonzalez Gallego, Nelson Hernan

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : GON

Afrikaans

Grootwordjare book cover.

Grootwordjare

by Thomas Coetzee

Call No: AFRIKAANS FICTION : COE

Afrikaans

 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

Cheng nan jiu shi book cover.

Cheng nan jiu shi

by Haiyin Lin

Call No: CHINESE FICTION : LIN

Chinese

Huan cheng book cover.

Huan Cheng

by Jingming Guo

Call No: CHINESE FICTION : GUO

Chinese

Hei, san shi sui book cover.

Hei, San Shi Sui

by Mingya Ai

Call No: CHINESE : 305.2422 AI

Chinese

Luo tuo xiang zi book cover.

Luo Tuo Xiang Zi

by She Lao

Call No: CHINESE FICTION : LAO

Chinese

Ben shu jiang shu de shi zhong guo bei ping cheng li de yi ge nian qing hao qiang,Chong man sheng ming huo li de ren li che fu xiang zi san qi san luo de ren sheng jing li.
Mi mi book cover.

Mi Mi

by Keigo Higashino

Call No: CHINESE FICTION : HIG

Chinese

Hou lai de wo men book cover.

Hou Lai De Wo Men

by Ruoying Liu

Call No: CHINESE FICTION : LIU

Chinese

Tian tang suan tai zhi ge book cover.

Tian Tang Suan Tai Zhi Ge

by Yan Mo

Call No: CHINESE FICTION : MO

Chinese

Na shi de mou ren book cover.

Na Shi De Mou Ren

by Keigo Higashino

Call No: CHINESE FICTION : HIG

Chinese

Gu du shen chu book cover.

Gu Du Shen Chu

by Jingfang Hao

Call No: CHINESE FICTION : HAO

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?
Geachte Heer M book cover.

Geachte Heer M

by Herman Koch

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : KOC

Dutch

De Hartsvriendin book cover.

De Hartsvriendin

by Heleen van Royen

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : ROY

Dutch

Yvonne de Graaf is happily married to her childhood love Maarten, has two teenage children and a volunteer job at the Vogelopvang. On Facebook she has 34 friends, but in reality she regards Mona as her only and best friend.
Costa del Sol book cover.

Costa del Sol

by Suzanne Vermeer

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : VER

Dutch

A year after her husband was killed in a car accident, his wife decides to go on holiday with the children in his native country, where a nasty past gradually emerges.
De Wilden book cover.

De Wilden

by Marion Pauw

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : PAU

Dutch

When she is rejected by her family because of a brief affair, a successful young woman leaves for Panama, where she ends up at a primitive Indian tribe.
Verborgen Spel book cover.

Verborgen Spel

by Laura Wiggers

Call No: DUTCH FICTION : WIG

Dutch

A 42-year-old designer and mother of three children is at a complete loss after her husband has left her.

 French

Une vieille histoire book cover.

Une vieille histoire

by Jonathan Littell

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : LIT

French

Under the title, these words: "new version". What do they mean? "New" refers, obviously, to another, "original" version. But what difference do we want to make? Does the "new" book erase the "first", which would only be a part of it, or a failed, incomplete attempt? If the writing of a book is an experiment, the publication puts an end to it, definitive.
Vers la beauté book cover.

Vers la beauté

by David Foenkinos

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : FOE

French

Antoine Duris is a professor at the Beaux-Arts de Lyon. From one day to the next, he decides to leave everything to become a warden at the Musée d'Orsay. Nobody knows the reasons for this reconversion nor the trauma he has just experienced. To survive, this man has found only one remedy, to turn to beauty. Behind his secret, it will be understood that there is another destiny, that of a young woman, Camille, haunted by a tragedy.
Madame Pylinska et le secret de Chopin book cover.

Madame Pylinska et le secret de Chopin

by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : SCH

French

Madame Pylinska, quel est le secret de Chopin? Il y a des secrets qu'il ne faut pas percer mais fréquenter : leur compagnie vous rend meilleur.
Bitna book cover.

Bitna, sous le ciel de Séoul

by Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : LEC

French

L' archipel du Chien book cover.

L' archipel du Chien

by Philippe Claudel

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : CLA

French

 
Meurtre dans un jardin indien book cover.

Meurtre dans un jardin indien

by Vikas Swarup

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : SWA

French

Après le fabuleux succès de Slumdog Millionaire, retrouvez tout le génie et l'humour de Vikas Swarup. Richissime play-boy, l'ignoble Vivek "Vicky" Rai est tué lors de sa propre garden-party, laissant derrière lui six suspects, six mobiles et six alibis. Des palaces de Delhi aux bidonvilles de Mehrauli, nul ne sortira indemne de ce jardin du crime.
J'ai du rever trop fort book cover.

J'ai du Rever Trop Fort

by Michel Bussi

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : BUS

French

Personne n'a peur des gens qui sourient book cover.

Personne n'a Peur des Gens Qui Sourient

by Véronique Ovaldé

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : OVA

French

La vie secrete des ecrivains book cover.

La Vie Secrete des Ecrivains

by Guillaume Musso

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : MUS

French

Deux sœurs book cover.

Deux Sœurs

by David Foenkinos

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : FOE

French

Felix et la source invisible book cover.

Felix et La Source Invisible

by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Call No: FRENCH FICTION : SCH

French

 German

Olga book cover.

Olga

by Bernhard Schlink

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : SCH

German

The story of love between a woman who fights against the prejudices of her time and a man who loses himself to the dreams of his time of greatness and power. 
Junge Liebe zwischen Trümmern book cover.

Junge Liebe zwischen Trümmern

by Hans Fallada

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : FAL

German

Ausser sich book cover.

Ausser sich

by Sasha Marianna Salzmann

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : SAL

German

Die Kieferninseln book cover.

Die Kieferninseln

by Marion Poschmann

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : POS

German

Romeo oder Julia book cover.

Romeo oder Julia

by Gerhard Falkner

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : FAL

German

Kurt Prinzhorn ist zu einem Schriftstellertreffen nach Innsbruck eingeladen, wo ihm Merkwürdiges widerfährt: Jemand muss während seiner Abwesenheit ein ausgiebiges Schaumbad in der Wanne seines Hotelzimmers genommen und dort bewusst Spuren hinterlassen haben. Die Chipkartenschließanlage der Tür zeigt jedoch kein fremdes Eindringen an. Als nächstes verschwindet der Schlüsselbund des zunehmend ratlosen Autors. Während einer Moskau-Reise wenige Tage später kommt es zu neuen Unerklärlichkeiten, und auch in Madrid, wo Prinzhorn einer früheren Geliebten wiederbegegnet, reißt die Kette seltsamer Geschehnisse nicht ab - bis ihm durch Zufall das Puzzle der Erinnerung zu einem Bild zusammenfällt, das ihn weit in die eigene Biographie zurückführt. Am nächsten Morgen klingelt die Polizei an der Tür seiner Berliner Wohnung, denn unter dem Fenster von Prinzhorns Zimmer in Madrid wurde eine tote Frau gefunden.
Wiener Strasse book cover.

Wiener Strasse

by Sven Regener

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : REG

German

Kreuzberg, early 80s - a creative big bang, a surreal world of artists, squatters, freaks, punks and newcomers to Berlin. In his new novel, which was nominated for the longlist of the German Book Prize, Sven Regener continues the tales of his semi-fictional characters, since his debut “Herr Lehmann.”
Schwere Knochen book cover.

Schwere Knochen

by David Schalko

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : SCH

German

Ikarien book cover.

Ikarien

by Uwe Timm

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : TIM

German

Germany, late April 1945: The American officer Michael Hansen, 25, returns to the land of his birth and accepts an assignment from the secret services: to find out what role the eugenicist Professor Ploetz played in the Nazi regime.
Kind ohne Namen book cover.

Kind ohne Namen

by Christoph Poschenrieder

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : POS

German

 
Die- uche book cover.

Die Suche

by Charlotte Link

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : LIN

German

Flucht übers Watt book cover.

Flucht übers Watt : ein Nordsee-Krimi

by Krischan Koch

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : KOC

German

Frauen book cover.

Frauen. Geschichten

by Andreas Altmann

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : ALT

German

Geg Wohin Dein Herz Dich Tragt book cover.

Geg Wohin Dein Herz Dich Tragt

by Susanna Tamaro

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : TAM

German

Mittagsstunde book cover.

Mittagsstunde

by Dorte Hansen

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : HAN

German

Bulent Rambichler und die fliegende Sau book cover.

Bulent Rambichler und die fliegende Sau

by Anja Bogner

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : BOG

German

Deutsches Haus book cover.

Deutsches Haus

by Annette Hess

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : HES

German

Frankfurt 1963. Eva Bruhns, a trained interpreter and youngest daughter of local innkeepers, is about to get engaged. When she is asked to translate testimonies for the first Auschwitz trial being held in the city, her parents and future fiancé are opposed. She accepts the challenge without realizing that this would be the trial of the century and will irrevocably change not only the country but her own life as well.
Die Ehefrau book cover.

Die Ehefrau

by Meg Wolitzer

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : WOL

German

Die Schaufele-Verschworung book cover.

Die Schaufele Verschworung

by Jan Beinben

Call No: GERMAN FICTION : BEI

German

 Japanese

Shimonetta book cover.

Shimonetta no honnō zanmai itaria kikō

by Kumiko Tamaru

Call No: JAPANESE : 914.5 SHI

Japanese

Jiheishō no boku ga tobihaneru riyū book cover.

Jiheishō no boku ga tobihaneru riyū

by Naoki Higashida

Call No: JAPANESE : 616.85882 HIG

Japanese

Okareta basho de sakinasai book cover.

Okareta basho de sakinasai

by Kazuko Watanabe

Call No: JAPANESE : 248.84 WAT

Japanese

Gesewa no sahō book cover.

Gesewa no sahō

by Bīto takeshi

Call No: JAPANESE : 299.514 BIT

Japanese

Amerika kara "jiyū" ga kieru book cover.

Amerika kara "jiyū" ga kieru

by Mika Tsutsumi

Call No: JAPANESE : 305.420973 TSU

Japanese

Me kara hamu book cover.

Me kara hamu

by Kumiko Tamaru

Call No: JAPANESE : 914.5 TAM

Japanese

Nippon no mon'yō monogatari book cover.

Nippon no mon'yō monogatari

by Akihiko Toto

Call No: JAPANESE : 745.44952 TOT

Japanese

Ikegami book cover.

Ikegami

by Akira Ikegami

Call No: JAPANESE : 952 IKE

Japanese

Daiōjō shitakerya iryō to kakawaruna book cover.

Daiōjō shitakerya iryō to kakawaruna

by Jin'ichi Nakamura

Call No: JAPANESE : 305.26 NAK

Japanese

Sengoshi no shōtai book cover.

Sengoshi no shōtai

by Ukeru Magosaki

Call No: JAPANESE : 952.044 MAG

Japanese

Sankai book cover.

Sankai

by Yasuhiro Tanaka

Call No: JAPANESE : 398.20952 TAN

Japanese

In this volume, Yasuhiro Tanaka collects true tales of eerie and unexplainable happenings deep in the mountains of Japan, as told to him by the people who live and work there.

 Korean

Hol book cover.

Hol

by Hye-yŏng P'yŏn

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : PYO

Korean

A traffic accident leaves a man paralyzed, a widower, and with a gap in his memory.
Sangnyanghan p'ongnyŏk ŭi sidae book cover.

Sangnyanghan p'ongnyŏk ŭi sidae

by I-hyŏn Chŏng

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : CHO

Korean

Misŭ Cho wa kŏbugi wa na, Amu kŏt to anin kŏt, Uri an ŭi ch'ŏnsa, Yŏngyŏng, yŏrŭm, Pam ŭi taegwallamch'a, Sŏrap sok ŭi chip, Anna.
Sarang ŭi Ondo book cover.

Sarang ŭi Ondo

by Myŏng-hŭi Ha

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : HA

Korean

Tokkaebi book cover.

Tokkaebi

by Su-yŏn Kim

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : KIM

Korean

Tokkaebi ssŭlssŭrhago book cover.

Tokkaebi ssŭlssŭrhago

by Su-yŏn Kim

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : KIM

Korean

aPŭllaek k'omidi book cover.

aPŭllaek k'omidi

by Pyŏng-jae Yu

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : YU

Korean

Ttal e taehayŏ book cover.

Ttal e taehayŏ

by Hye-jin Kim

Call No: KOREAN FICTION : KIM

Korean

A widow moves in with her lesbian daughter and the daughter's partner. Their cohabitation is uneasy, but understanding begins to develop.

 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.
El aguijon book cover.

El Aguijón

by Silva Soler

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : SOL

Spanish

Su cuerpo y otras fiestas book cover.

Su Cuerpo y Otras Fiestas

by Carmen Maria Machado

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : MAC

Spanish

Un mar violeta oscuro book cover.

Un mar violeta oscuro

by Ayanta Barilli

Call No: SPANISH FICTION : BAR

Spanish

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