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Around the World Book Club Books

Come join the Narrow Gauge Book Coop as we read around the world! Each month features a book by an author from a different country! We visited Poland most recently in September, come join us in October as we journey to Oman. 

Countries we have made our literary journey to:

Finland, Australia, Nigeria, Japan, Iceland, India, Cuba, Ukraine, Taiwan, Mexico, Germany, South Korea, France, Poland, Haiti

Celestial Bodies Cover Image
By Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226943
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Catapult - October 8th, 2019

Book of the Month: November 2022

Country of Origin: Oman


Hadriana in All My Dreams Cover Image
By René Depestre, Edwidge Danticat (Foreword by), Kaiama L. Glover (Translator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781617755330
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Akashic Books - May 2nd, 2017

Book of the Month: October 2022

Country of Origin: Haiti


Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: A Novel Cover Image
By Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525541349
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - August 11th, 2020

Book of the Month: September 2022

Country of Origin: Poland


Suiza Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609457075
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Europa Editions - November 2nd, 2021

Book of the Month: August 2022

Country of Origin: France


Violets Cover Image
By Kyung-Sook Shin, Anton Hur (Translator)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781558612907
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feminist Press - April 12th, 2022

Book of the Month: July 2022

Country of Origin: South Korea


Visitation Cover Image
By Jenny Erpenbeck, Susan Bernofsky (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811218351
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: New Directions - September 30th, 2010

Book of the Month: June 2022

Country of Origin: Germany


Leaving Tabasco Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802138606
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - May 15th, 2002

Book of the Month: May 2022

Country of Origin: Mexico


The Stolen Bicycle Cover Image
By Ming-Yi Wu, Darryl Sterk (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781911231240
Availability: Special Order
Published: Text Publishing Company - April 14th, 2020

Book of the Month: April 2022

Country of Origin: Taiwan


I Will Die in a Foreign Land Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781953387080
Availability: Special Order
Published: Two Dollar Radio - October 19th, 2021

Book of the Month: March 2022

Country of Origin: Ukraine


Havana Year Zero Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781913867003
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charco Press - November 2nd, 2021

Book of the Month: February 2022

Country of Origin: Cuba


The Story of a Goat Cover Image
By Perumal Murugan, N. Kalyan Raman (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802147516
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - December 10th, 2019

Book of the Month: January 2022

Country of Origin: India


Miss Iceland Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802149237
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - June 16th, 2020

Book of the Month: December 2021

Country of Origin: Iceland


The Travelling Cat Chronicles Cover Image
By Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780451491336
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - October 23rd, 2018

Book of the Month: November 2021

Country of Origin: Japan


The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063072329
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 19th, 2021

Book of the Month: October 2021

Country of Origin: Nigeria


The Secret River Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781841959146
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Canongate Us - April 10th, 2007

Book of the Month: September 2021

Country of Origin: Australia


The Summer Book Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Kathryn Davis (Introduction by), Thomas Teal (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590172681
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: NYRB Classics - May 20th, 2008

Book of the Month: August  2021

Country of Origin: Finland


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