Sadness Is a White Bird

You feel the tension, you feel the idealism, you feel the weight of history... Moriel Rothman-Zecher magnificently weaves all these strands of Jewish identity together.  

The Witches of New York

The core of the story is about persecution and hysteria over women's autonomy, and McKay does a wondrous job of crafting a New York where magic lingers just under the surface.

Black Moses

Long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize, Mabanckou tells the tale of Moses, an orphan in the Congo Republic. He escapes the Congo orphanage to Pointe-Noire, where he falls in with thieves, and then leaves them to work for a kind brothel owner.

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (2014), Saadawi's story focuses on the traumatic aftermath of war and occupation, how violence leads to more violence, and how no one is truly innocent.