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Monday, August 31, 2015

Books Read 2015

12-31-15:  This list includes books I have and have not reviewed

***Beasts, by Carol Joyce Oates, 2002, USA

****Proud Beggars, by Albert Cossery, 1955, translated from the French by Thomas W. Cushing with revisions and introduction by Alyson Waters, Egyptian author, written in French

*****The Private Lives Of Trees, by Alejandro Zambra, 2010, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell,, Chilean author.

***The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt, 2013,  Pulitzer Prize winner, audiobook read by David Pittu, USA

*****The Obscene Bird of Night, by Jose Donoso, translated from the Spanish by Hardie St. Martin and Leonard Mades, Chilean author.

*****For a Night of Love, by Emile Zola, 2003, translated from the French by Andrew Brown

 *Against the Country, by Ben MetCalf, 2015, Early Reviewer's Book, USA

*Ripper, by Isabelle Allende, 2014, translated from the Spanish by Ollie  Brock and Frank Wynne, Audiobook read by Edoardo Brock

****The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber; originally published in England in 2002; the author was born in Holland, raised in Australia, and lives in the Scottish Highlands (at the time of this books publication).

****hausfrau, by jill alexander essbaum, Early Reviewer/s Book, USA

* * *Songs for the Missing, by Stewart O'Nan, 2008, audiobook read by Emily Janice Card,  USA

*****Evelina, by Frances Burney, first published in 1778, Epistolary Novel, England

****A Journal of the Plague Year,  by Daniel Defoe, first published in England in 1722, England

***Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy, 2013 digital audiobook, read by Rosalyn Landor,  Irish novelist.

*****Agostino, by Alberto  Moravia, 2014, translated from the Italian by Michael Moore,  first published in 1945. Originally written in 1942, it was rejected for publication by Fascist censors.   Italian author.

****1/2   There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor's Baby, Scary Fairy Tales, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, translated from the Russian by Keith Gessen and Anna Summers, 2009, Russian author.

***Sycamore Row,  by John Grisham,  2013, digital audiobook,  read by Michael Beck,  USA.
***1/2    Why I Killed My Best Friend, by Amanda Michalopoulou, 2014, translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich, Greek. 

***The Painted Girls,  by Cathy Marie Buchanan, 2013, digital audiobook,  read by:  Cassandra Campbell (Narrator), Julia Whelan (Narrator), Danny Campbell (Narrator),  Canada

****The Bridge of San Luis Rey, by Thornton Wilder, 2003, first published in 1927, 1928 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, USA

*Two or Three Years Later, by Ror Wolf, 2013, translated from the German by Jennifer Marquart,  Open Letter Literary Translations from the University of Rochester, German

*Life After Life,  by Kate  Atkinson, 2015, digital audiobook, read by Fenella Woolgar, England

* * * * Edge of Eternity, by Ken Follett,  2014, digital audiobook,  USA

*****Runaway Horses,  the Sea of Fertility No.  2, by Yukio Mishima, translated from the Japanese by Michael Gallagher,  first published in Tokyo 1970, Japan

***The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner,  2012, digital audiobook, Narrators: Tim Kang, Josiah D. Lee, James Kyson Lee

*****The Garlic Ballads, by Mo Yan, 1988, translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt, 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature, Chinese

***The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout,  2013, digital audiobook, USA

*****The Melancholy of Resistance by László Krasznahorkai, 1989, translated from the German by George Szirtes

***The Innocent Man,  by John Grisham,  2006, digital audiobook,  USA

****City of Thieves, by David Benioff, a pen name  (author's birth name is Ronald Friedman), 2008, unabridged digital audiobook, narrated  by Ron Perlman, USA

*****The Temple of Dawn, the Sea of Fertility No. 3, by Yukio Mishima, translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders and Cecilia Segawa Seigle, first published in Tokyo 1970, Japan

****The Valley of Amazement,  by Amy Tan, 2013, audiobook, narrated by Nancy Wu, Amy Tan and Joyce Bean,  American Literature

***Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan, 2007, unabridged digital
audiobook, narrated by Jonathan Davis, American Literature

****The Lottery and Other Stories, by Shirley Jackson,  2014, unabridged digital audiobook,  The Lottery was first published in 1948, narrated by: Cassandra CampbellGabrielle de Cuir,Kathe MazurStefan Rudnicki, Amercan Literature 

***A Spool of  Blue  Thread,  by Anne Tyler , 2015, unabridged digital audiobook,  narrated by Kimberly Farr,  American Literature 

****Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf, 2015, unabridged digital  audiobook,  narrated by Mark Bramhall,  American Literature

*****Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, A Moral and Amorous Tale, by Jorge Amado, translated from the Portuguese by Harriet de Onis, first published in 1969, Brazilan author.

***Under the Wide and Starry Sky,  by Nancy Horan, 2014, digital audiobook, narrated by Kirsten Potter , USA

**Gray Mountain,  by John Grisham, 2014, digital audiobook, narrated by Catherine Taber,  USA

*****The Palm-Wine Drinker anzd My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, by Amos Tutuola, 1953 and 1954, respectively, Nigerian

***Stationary Bike, by Stephen King,  2006, digital audiobook,  USA

**** The Physics of Sorrow, by Georgi Gospodinov, original published in 2011and translation published in 2015, translated from the Bulgarian by Angela Rodel, Bulgarian

**1/2The Last Nude, by Ellis Avery, 2012, Digital audiobook, narrated by Barbara Caruso and Therese Plummer, winner of 2013 Stonewall Book Award for Literature and Golden Crown Literary Award for Historical Fiction (2013),

****Misery, by Stephen King, 2009, digital audio book, narrated by Lindsey Crouse, USA

***A Pleasure and a Calling , by Phil Hogan, 2014, audiobook, narrated by Michael Paige, USA

***1/2Rochester Knockings, a Novel of the Fox Sisters,  by Hubert Haddad, 2015, translated from the French by Jennifer Grotz, French

*****The Blind Owl, by  Sadegh Hedayat, 2010, translated from the Iranian by D.P. Costello,  Iranian Literature 

***Benediction, by Kent Haruf, 2014, digital audiobook,  narrated by Mark Bramhall,  USA

***Charleston,  by John Jakes, 2011, audiobook narrated by George Guidall,  USA

****All My Sons, a play, by Arthur Miller, first published in 1947, digital audiobook, narrated by Julie Harris, James Farentino & Arye Gross , PulitzerPrize winning author. 

***The Perfectionist by Joyce Carol Oates , 2009 (first published in 1993, Princeton University), digital audiobook, L.A. Theatre Works , Audio Theatre Collection, USA

****All the Light We Cannot See,  by Anthony Doerr,  Audiobook,  narrated by Jack Appelman,  Pulitzer Prize winning author,  USA

****Appointment in Samarra,  by John O'Hara, first published in 1934, USA

***In Wilderness, a Novel, by Diane Thomas, 2015, LibraryThing.Com Early Reviewer's book, USA

12/2015-16 *Currently reading,  Medicine Walk, by Richard Wagamse, audiobook, Canadian Literature

12/2015 16 *Currently reading And After Many Days, by Jowhar 
Ile, an Advanced Reader's Edition via,  to be published February, 2016, Nigerian author, fits publication in USA.

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