In the Time of the Butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez Language: English Summary: Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican … Continue reading In the Time of the Butterflies

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Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Language: English

Summary: Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born “with one foot on the other side,” she begins to develop separate selves. Continue reading “Freshwater”

Changer l’eau des fleurs

Author: Valérie Perrin Language: Français Summary: Violette Toussaint est garde-cimetière dans une petite ville de Bourgogne. Les gens de passage et les habitués viennent se réchauffer dans sa loge où rires et larmes se mélangent au café qu’elle leur offre. Son quotidien est rythmé par leurs confidences. Un jour, parce qu’un homme et une femme ont décidé de reposer ensemble dans son carré de terre, … Continue reading Changer l’eau des fleurs

Voci in fuga. Scritture italiane nel mondo

Author: Mauro Ruggiero (Curatore) Language: Italian Summary: Dieci racconti di scrittrici e scrittori italiani che vivono all’estero hanno dato vita a “Voci in fuga”. “Scritture italiane nel mondo”, il progetto letterario che vuole portare all’attenzione del pubblico la realtà degli autori italiani che vivono fuori dai confini nazionali. Un fenomeno interessante sia dal punto di vista letterario, sia da quello sociologico. Una vera e propria … Continue reading Voci in fuga. Scritture italiane nel mondo


Author: Kristin Anderson (Author), Catrin Welz-Stein (Illustrator)

Language: English

Summary: Ellie Ashburn has come a long way from her poor, rural upbringing: She has an upwardly mobile career, great friends and access to culture and consumerism denied to her in her youth. Although she loves the fast-paced life of Los Angeles, she can’t stand the fast-paced men.
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