by Rebecca Hussey

Ladivine – Marie NDiaye

Into this web of familial discontent and uncertainty enter those mysterious dogs.

One Hundred Twenty-One Days – Michèle Audin

In fact, the historian admits defeat.

Now and At the Hour of Our Death – Susana Moreira Marques

Moreira Marques captures something essential about death in her book’s first half by touching only lightly on the specifics of the people she encounters, and rarely mentioning herself.

Home – Leila Chudori

The figure of the flâneur is generally a de-politicized one; it is typically a man who observes the world from a safe, distanced, detached perspective.

Loving Day – Mat Johnson

Warren has always identified as black, although he could easily be mistaken for white. His daughter has been raised Jewish but now learns of her own black identity.

Dear Thief – Samantha Harvey

Letters offer both an emotional intimacy and an intellectual challenge that can be hard to resist.

Apocalypse Baby – Virginie Despentes

Solving a missing person case is more a matter of waiting for that person to connect back to the grid, even for just a moment.

On Immunity – Eula Biss

In a culture that relishes pitting women against each other in mommy wars, I feel compelled to leave some traces on the page of another kind of argument.