Cultural genre books (239)


Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
When Haitians tell a story, they say "Krik?" and the eager listeners answer "Krak!" In Krik? Krak! In her second novel, Edwidge Danticat establishes herself as the latest heir to that narrative tradition with nine stories that encompass both the cruelties and the high ideals of Haitian life. They tell of women who continue loving behind prison walls and in the face of unfathomable loss; of a people who resist the brutality of their rulers through the powers of imagination. The result is a collection that outrages, saddens, and transports the reader with its sheer beauty.


La octava vida (para Brilka) / The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischwili ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Georgia flag Georgia
Mágica como Cien años de soledad, intensa como La casa de los espíritus, monumental como Ana Karenina. «Nino Haratischwili es una de las voces más importantes de la literatura alemana.».-Die Zeit Georgia, 1917. Stasia, la hija de un exquisito fabricante de chocolate, sueña con ser bailarina en la Ópera de París pero, recién cumplidos los diecisiete años, se enamora de Simon Iachi, oficial de la Guardia Blanca. La revolución que estalla en octubre obliga a los enamorados a contraer precipitadamente matrimonio. Alemania, 2006. La biznieta de Stasia, Niza, lleva varios años viviendo en Berlín y h... continue


Labyrinth of Solitude by Octavio Paz EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
First pub. 1950. Tale of the conquered of Mexico in 1521 and its aftermath.


Learning to Breathe by Janice Lynn Mather EN

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A 2019 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection Amelia Bloomer List’s 2019 Top Ten Recommended Feminist Books for Young Readers A Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist A Junior Library Guild Selection A Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize Semifinalist A BC Book Prize Finalist “A love letter to girls—bittersweet and full of hope.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of National Book Award Finalist American Street “This is a stellar debut.” —Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of Little & Lion and Pointe “A vibrant, essential story of healing, resilience, and finding one’s family.” —Stephanie ... continue


Legendborn by Tracy Deonn EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic. After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a m... continue


Lichter dan ik by Dido Michielsen NL

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
Ontroerende, historische roman over eigenwaarde, identiteit en moederschap


Maiba : A Papuan Novel by Russell Soaba EN

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The only child of the last chief of Makawana village, Maiba struggles to hold her people together in face of the polarizing forces of convention and modernization. Both protective and painfully aware of the weaknesses of her own community, Maiba acquires the wisdom she needs to face the future.