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2017 Books for the Holidays: Global Fiction

Gain a broader perspective by reading books by authors from around the world! Even if you can’t travel for the holidays, escape into stories by acclaimed international authors.

Check out all our 2017 holiday lists here.

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    Human Acts Book Cover Picture
    Human Acts Book Cover Picture

    Human Acts

    by Han Kang

    In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre.
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    Human Acts Book Cover Picture

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    The Windfall Book Cover Picture

    The Windfall

    by Diksha Basu

    A heartfelt comedy of manners, Diksha Basu’s debut novel unfolds the story of a family discovering what it means to “make it” in modern India.
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    The Windfall Book Cover Picture

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    Rich People Problems Book Cover Picture
    Rich People Problems Book Cover Picture

    Rich People Problems

    by Kevin Kwan

    Kevin Kwan is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia’s greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance.
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    Rich People Problems Book Cover Picture

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    Men Without Women Book Cover Picture

    Men Without Women

    by Haruki Murakami

    Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all.
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    Men Without Women Book Cover Picture

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    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky Book Cover Picture
    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky Book Cover Picture

    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

    by Lesley Nneka Arimah

    A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home.
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    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky Book Cover Picture

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    How I Became a North Korean Book Cover Picture
    How I Became a North Korean Book Cover Picture

    How I Became a North Korean

    by Krys Lee

    Transporting the reader to one of the least-known and most threatening environments in the world, and exploring how humanity persists even in the most desperate circumstances, How I Became a North Korean is a brilliant and essential first novel by Krys Lee.
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    How I Became a North Korean Book Cover Picture

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    Things We Lost in the Fire Book Cover Picture
    Things We Lost in the Fire Book Cover Picture

    Things We Lost in the Fire

    by Mariana Enriquez

    In these wildly imaginative, devilishly daring tales of the macabre, internationally bestselling author Mariana Enriquez brings contemporary Argentina to vibrant life as a place where shocking inequality, violence, and corruption are the law of the land, while military dictatorship and legions of desaparecidos loom large in the collective memory.
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    Things We Lost in the Fire Book Cover Picture

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    Home Fire Book Cover Picture

    Home Fire

    by Kamila Shamsie

    The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences.
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    Home Fire Book Cover Picture

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    Augustown Book Cover Picture

    Augustown

    by Kei Miller

    Set in the backlands of Jamaica, Augustown is a magical and haunting novel of one woman’s struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth.
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    Augustown Book Cover Picture

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    Everything Belongs to Us Book Cover Picture
    Everything Belongs to Us Book Cover Picture

    Everything Belongs to Us

    by Yoojin Grace Wuertz

    In this sweeping yet intimate debut, Yoojin Grace Wuertz details four intertwining lives that are rife with turmoil and desire, private anxieties and public betrayals, dashed hopes and broken dreams—while a nation moves toward prosperity at any cost.
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    Everything Belongs to Us Book Cover Picture

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