Friday, April 15, 2022

Ten books for World Book Day

The Puma Years ~ by Laura Coleman, 2021, travel memoir (Bolivia), 321 pages
The rapturous story of one woman’s liberating journey in the Amazon jungle, where she fell in love with a magnificent cat who changed her life.
The Ardent Swarm ~ by Yamen Manai, translation by Lara Vergnaud, 2021 (in English), literary fiction (Tunisia), 204 pages
A stirring allegory about a country in the aftermath of revolution and the power of a single quest.
North to Paradise ~ by Ousman Umar, translated by Kevin Gerry Dunn, 2022 (in English), memoir (Ghana), 159 pages
The inspiring true story of one man's treacherous boyhood journey from a rural village in Ghana to the streets of Barcelona.
Where the Desert Meets the Sea ~ by Werner Sonne, translated by Steve Anderson, 2019, historical fiction (Israel), 258 pages
A heart-stirring story where the boundaries of love and friendship are challenged by the intractable conflicts of war.
An Eye for an Eye (Detective Kate Young Series) ~ by Carol Wyer, 2021, thriller (England), 430 pages
A detective spiraling out of control works to uncover the truth and stop an elusive killer before they strike again.
The Other Man ~ by Farhad J. Dadyburjor, 2021, book club fiction, 299 pages
A heartwarming and transporting romantic comedy about finding happy ever after on your own terms.
The Easy Life in Kamusari ~ by Shion Miura, translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter, 2021 (in English), contemporary fiction (Japan), 205 pages
In this lively coming-of-age tale, a young man is thrust from city life into the trials, mysteries, and delights of a mythical mountain forest.
Mother Dear ~ by Nova Lee Maier, translated by Jozef van der Voort, 2019 (in English), psychological thriller (Netherlands), 443 pages
A nightmarish home invasion prompts one woman to do the unthinkable to protect her family.
To the Sky Kingdom ~ by Tang Qi, translated by Poppy Toland, 2016 (in English), fantasy (China), 460 pages
Spanning a millennium of tangled lives, this story delves into the powerful forces that drive mortals and gods alike toward revenge, loyalty — and love.
The Caiman ~ by Maria Eugenia Manrique, translated by Amy Brill, illustrated by Ramón París, 2021 (in English), children's book (Venezuela), 40 pages
The unforgettable story of how one man's friendship with his alligator sparked a lasting legacy.
Now for the good part — all of these are free right now.  CLICK HERE if you want to download some or all of them before the giveaway ends April 27th.  By the way, different places seem to celebrate World Book Day at different times, even different months.  But since I just learned about these free books, we are celebrating it right NOW.  Go for it!

1 comment:

Marg said...

Thanks for mentioning these!