Year 13 for Wide Reading + Fiction in Translation

Shorter fiction for wide reading as well as fiction in translation
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Icelandic: The year is 1883. The stark Icelandic winter landscape is the backdrop. We follow the priest, Skugga-Baldur, on his hunt for the enigmatic blue fox. Part thriller, part fairy tale. Winner of the Nordic Literary Prize and nominated for the Icelandic Literature Prize.

Delightfully well-written adult fable, full of rich character descriptives - atmospheric & magical. Indelibly tinged with alien Icelandic psyche, it makes for a unique little tale.

Chinese: Beautiful love story. Themes of Love, life and survival. The story of Wen, a young idealistic doctor who joins the Chinese army in 1958 in order to search for her missing husband. Spent 30 years in Tibet. Writing is sparse and beautiful like the landscape. During the takeover of Tibet by China thousands of Tibetans either left Tibet or lost their lives.

Sky burial - Xin Ran. A great, sweeping book that takes you from China into the remotest parts of Tibet. The great thing is that it's a true story. Xinran at her best.

French.  Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French Language.

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French Language.

Chinese. Nobel Prize for Literature. Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing and began a journey of 15,000 kms into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Mountain. Probes the human soul with directness and candour and delights in the freedom of the imagination to expand the notion of the individual self.

Chinese. Nobel Prize for Literature. Faced with a repressive cultural environment and the threat of a spell in a prison farm, Gao fled Beijing and began a journey of 15,000 kms into the remote mountains and ancient forests of Sichuan in southwest China. The result of this epic voyage of discovery is Soul Mountain. Probes the human soul with directness and candour and delights in the freedom of the imagination to expand the notion of the individual self.

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Image result for yacoubian building by alaa al aswany

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Image result for selected stories alice munro

French  "My Albertine, how I adored her! Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. She was my guide through the nights of one hundred sleeps. And now she is yours."

French "My Albertine, how I adored her! Her luminous eyes led me through the darkness of my youth. She was my guide through the nights of one hundred sleeps. And now she is yours.

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