#BookBingoNW2020 - In translation
Here are some suggestions for your Summer Book Bingo NW 2020 category: In translation.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
Translated from French, this is an autobiography of Bauby, a former magazine editor at Elle who had a stroke at the age of 44. When he woke up from his coma, it was realized he could communicate with his left eye by people reciting the alphabet to him and blinking when they were at the correct letter. He wrote this whole book using that tactic.
Format: eBook - 1998 First Vintage International editionView The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
Let the Right One in
Translated from Swedish, this horror book is about a 12 year old boy who is obsessed with a murder that happened in the neighborhood. He becomes friends with the girl next door who seems off. She only comes out at night.
Format: eBook - 2008 First St. Martin's Griffin editionView Let the Right One in
The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared: A Novel
Translated from Swedish, a man who is about to turn 100 decides to climb out the window of his nursing home. From there he goes on a great journey and is able to share his past adventures.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2013 UnabridgedView The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared: A Novel
The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq
Translated from an Arabic, it is the true stories of women who have escaped from Isis.
Format: eBook - 2018View The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq
The Happy Marriage
Translated from French, this is a story told from two separate points of view, the husband who has written and hidden a book blaming everything wrong with his life on his wife. When his wife finds it. She writes her version of the story.
Format: eBook - 2016View The Happy Marriage
The Strange Library
Translated from Japanese, three people are stuck in the library and need to figure out their escape.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2014 UnabridgedView The Strange Library
The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel
Translated from Spanish, a story about a retired detective that reinvestigates a crime that he hasn’t forgotten from his past. It also reconnects him with an old crush.
Format: Downloadable Audiobook - 2012View The Secret in Their Eyes: A Novel
The Four Books
Translated from Chinese, artistic individuals are in a reeducation camp to bring them back to Communism. The person in charge of them is a preadolescent child who is cruel in their punishments but can also be sympathetic.
Format: eBook - 2015 First editionView The Four Books
Translated from Japanese, a dream machine that manipulates peoples dreams has been stolen. A psychotherapist must go into dreams and discover who has stolen it and through the process nightmares begin to become reality.
Format: eBook - 2013View Paprika
Victoire: My Mother's Mother
Translated from French, a novel based on the author’s white presenting grandmother who is a cook in French Antilles. It tells of her life in this family and raising her black presenting daughter in the white creole family’s house.
Format: eBook - 2010View Victoire: My Mother's Mother