"[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship."
—John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR

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    Three-Card Monte
    Marco Malvaldi, Howard Curtis (translator)
    A comedy, a beguiling mystery, and a vivacious portrait of small-town Italy all wrapped into one.

    Publication date: August 2014
    By My Hand: A Commissario Riccardi Mystery
    Maurizio de Giovanni, Antony Shugaar (translator)
    “De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction, and this book is a real treat that should not be missed by crime lovers.”—The Daily Beast

    Publication date: August 2014
    The Papers of Tony Veitch
    William McIlvanney
    The second book in the Laidlaw Trilogy and winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award.

    Publication date: September 2014
    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
    Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (translator)
    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women.

    Publication date: September 2014
    Jane Gardam's Op-ed in the New York Times

    SANDWICH, England — LAST Tuesday, on the front page of The Daily Telegraph of London, which I buy like thousands of other dementia-fearers because of the kindly crossword, I saw the face of a young woman at the General Synod at York with a bright teardrop sliding dow...
    ELEVEN DAYS by Stav Sherez has been short-listed for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

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    The Bookseller: Europa Editions UK signs first British author, Ben Byrns, author of FIRE FLOWERS

    Europa Editions UK has acquired its first title by a British writer, a historical fiction novel set in Japan from debut author Ben Byrne. Director Daniela Petracco signed World English rights in the novel, titled Fire Flowers, from Carrie Plitt at Conville & Walsh. ...
    Actress Vanessa Redgrave is giving a Free Reading of Michele Zackheim's Last Train to Paris at McNally Jackson Books

    From the Daily News: And a little further down the road, Redgrave lends her stately cadences to a free reading of Michele Zackheim’s novel, “Last Train to Paris.” The acclaimed actress will read sections from the book about a female American journalist in pre-World ...