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Literary Fiction

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.

Death in Sunset Grove

The first of Minna Lindgren’s trilogy about three lovable old ladies who spend their days playing cards, thwarting crime, and fighting an indifferent bureaucracy and the ageist absurdities of life in a retirement home.

Crime Novel

A delightful poker-faced parody from Petri Tamminen.

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.

White Hunger

Aki Ollikainen’s prize-winning novel is a bleak tale of hunger that probes broader ethical questions about our responsibility to others.

When the Doves Disappeared

A gripping, suspenseful novel of love and lies in occupied Estonia, by internationally acclaimed author Sofi Oksanen.

The Blood of Angels

A man searches for the meaning of mass honeybee disappearances, and loss in his own life, in this moving story of tragedy and transcendence by Johanna Sinisalo.

Compartment No. 6

A quiet young Finnish student is forced to share her train compartment with a drunken, tale-telling, self-proclaimed murderer as they cross the crumbling Soviet Union from Moscow to Ulan Bator in Rosa Liksom’s Finlandia Prize-winning novel.