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Secret Passages in a Hillside Town

A mild-mannered publisher reconnects online with his first love, reigniting long-forgotten memories and reentering the dark, magical, and dangerous secret passages of his youth, in this haunting novel by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen.

My Cat Yugoslavia

An award-winning love story set in two countries and in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat.

Norma

From the internationally best-selling author of Purge and When the Doves Disappeared, a spellbinding new novel set in present-day Helsinki, about a young woman with a fantastical secret who is trying to solve the mystery of her mother’s death.

The Midwife

Katja Kettu’s first novel to be translated into English, The Midwife tells the story of Johannes and Weird-Eye, and their struggle to find love in an unforgiving world.

Crime Novel

A delightful poker-faced parody from Petri Tamminen.

The Defenceless

The newest in Kati Hiekkapelto’s award-winning Anna Fekete series. A suspenseful story with a social conscience from Finland’s rising star of Nordic Crime.

Behind God’s Back

A riveting second case for Ariel Kafka, Helsinki’s favorite Jewish cop. Suspense and dry wit mark this popular series by Harri Nykänen.

The Core of the Sun

A densely imagined, funny, and moving tale of survival and spiritual insurrection in a land of stifling gender conformity, from the queen of Finnish Weird, Johanna Sinisalo.

The Mapmakers’ World

The Mapmakers’ World is beautifully illustrated exploration of the cultural and political influences of the development of European world maps from the Early Middle Ages until the modern period. Containing reproductions of some 300 maps from the world’s finest museums, libraries, and private collections, this book is a treat for any lover of European graphic art, nautical history, or cartography.

Death Spiral

Noora Nieminen was destined to become a world champion. But when the sixteen-year-old skating sensation is found slain with her own skates, her promising career is unexpectedly cut short. Detective Maria Kallio is seven months pregnant, but that isn’t going to stop her from putting everything she has into solving the murder.