December 3rd

Joy to the world!– literature in translation reminds us that we have more in common than we realize.

Looking for Rare Square's picks? Find them below:

Wislawa Szymborska’s View with a Grain of Sand

Federico Lorca Garcia “The Guitar”

Oleg Prudkov’s Soviet Writers Look at America

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The Words That Remain By Stênio Gardel, Bruna Dantas Lobato (Translator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781954404120
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Published: New Vessel Press - January 17th, 2023

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER


The Iliad By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by)
$39.95
ISBN: 9781324001805
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 26th, 2023

One of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2023 • A Washington Post Best Book of the Year 2023 • One of Atlantic's Best Books of 2023 • One of Time's 100 Must-Read Books of 2023 • One of New Statesman's 2023 Books of the Year • One of Electric Literature's Best Poetry Collections of 2023


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Rose Royal: A Love Story By Nicolas Mathieu, Sam Taylor (Translated by) Cover Image
By Nicolas Mathieu, Sam Taylor (Translated by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635421958
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Published: Other Press - February 22nd, 2022

SIGNED.


My Brilliant Friend: The Graphic Novel: Based on the Novel by Elena Ferrante By Chiara Lagani (Adapted by), Elena Ferrante (With), Mara Cerri (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chiara Lagani (Adapted by), Elena Ferrante (With), Mara Cerri (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781609459468
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Published: Europa Editions - October 10th, 2023

Elena Ferrante's New York Times bestselling masterpiece, My Brilliant Friend, book one of her Neapolitan Quartet, is now an extraordinary, visually vibrant graphic novel, with text adapted by Chiara Lagani, and illustrations by Mara Cerri.


The Hidden Language of Cats: How They Have Us at Meow By Sarah Brown, PhD Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593186411
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Published: Dutton - October 17th, 2023

Descended from shy, solitary North African wild cats, domestic cats set up homes with devoted owners all over the world by learning how to talk to us. This book translates—in case you missed anything.


Made in Taiwan: Recipes and Stories from the Island Nation (A Cookbook) By Clarissa Wei Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781982198978
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Published: S&S/Simon Element - September 19th, 2023

NAMED A BEST COOKBOOK OF 2023 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, WIRED, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, LOS ANGELES TIMES, DELISH, EPICURIOUS, and SERIOUS EATS

An in-depth exploration of the vibrant food and culture of Taiwan, including never-before-seen exclusive recipes and gorgeous photography


Romaine Wasn't Built in a Day: The Delightful History of Food Language By Judith Tschann Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316389372
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Published: Voracious - February 21st, 2023

"A truly delightful smorgasbord of history and linguistics that kept us entertained—and made us hungry."
—Apple Books

"Scrumptious...This book was meant to be devoured."
—Roy Peter Clark, author of Murder Your Darlings

Romaine calm and read on for a deliciously detailed digest of food language t


The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope By José Andrés, World Central Kitchen, Sam Chapple-Sokol (With), Stephen Colbert (Foreword by) Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593579077
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 12th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A captivating collection of stories and recipes from renowned chefs, local cooks, and celebrity friends of José Andrés’s beloved nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK), which feeds communities impacted by natural disasters and humanitarian crises; with a foreword from Stephen Colbert.


How Do You Live? By Genzaburo Yoshino, Bruno Navasky (Translated by), Neil Gaiman (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Genzaburo Yoshino, Bruno Navasky (Translated by), Neil Gaiman (Foreword by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781643753072
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 12th, 2023

As featured in the Oscar-nominated Hayao Miyazaki film The Boy and the Heron:  the coming-of-age novel How Do You Live? is a Japanese classic that become a New York Times bestseller, now with an introduction by Neil Gaiman. 

After the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Copper must confront inevitable and enormous change, including t


24 Christmas Stories: Faith and Traditions from Around the World By Judith Bouilloc, Various Authors (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Judith Bouilloc, Various Authors (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781510776074
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Published: Sky Pony - September 5th, 2023

A panorama of Christmas traditions around the world, from France to Iran, Egypt to Mexico

Christmas traditions differ from culture to culture, location to location, and family to family.


Our World: India By Meera Sriram, Neethi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meera Sriram, Neethi (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781646866281
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Published: Barefoot Books - April 4th, 2023

Shop the entire Our World series.