Women In Translation Month

August is my favorite month of the year.  It’s a birthday month for me and my kids.  I have always looked forward to August and usually the hottest month of the year especially here in South Texas.  However, I want to celebrate my favorite month a little different in 2020.  We are dealing with a global pandemic and social unrest in America that has this year unlike any I can remember ever.

I have decided to participate with Women In Translation Month to read women authors from the world. I believe as a reader that everyone has a story to tell and should be celebrated.  Stories create connection between writers and readers that is special.  Also, the power of story can open your mind to a perspective you might not have considered previously.

I have chosen 4 novels for my participation with Women in Translation Month.  The goal is to read one novel a week (I’m a slow reader) until August 31st, which happens to be my birthday and post reviews here on the blog post and throughout social media. I’m looking forward to reading these excellent stories from women globally and widening my perspective.  Also, I would like to ask if you have book recommendations for other women authors in translation, please leave a comment.

Here are the four novels (click on title for details about each novel):

1) The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Japan)

2) The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli (Mexico)

3) Beton Rouge by Simone Buchholz (Germany)

4) The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia (Mexico)

Other links showcasing Women In Translation Month:

Tumblr and Lit Hub

 

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