Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Book Association

In Book Association, we look at our book group's monthly selection and find you other novels that meet a particular theme we find in it. This month's book is Anna Karenina. Last week, we covered Love Triangles. This week will be Pen Translation Award winners. Originally written in Russian, Anna won in 2002. Here are some other winners.

Kafka on the Shore - This exercise in magical reality about a young boy who runs away from home and experiences a mysterious odyssey won in 2006 when it was translated from its original Japanese.

Foucault's Pendulum -Italian in origin and winning in 1990, this novel is about a group of editors who create a scam that connects the Knights of Templar to other occult groups, both ancient and modern, but turns deadly when the occults start getting involved.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - Translated from French and won in 1987, Jean-Baptiste is born with an extremely keen sense of smell that soon turns from gift to curse.

Any other PEN Award winners you can think of that you'd like to share?

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