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While travel is starting to feel a little safer, most of us have not been on a journey

to far off places in quite a while. To help ease the travel craving,

here are six new novels offering views from around the world.

Men in My Situation by Per Petterson Translated from Norwegian by Ingvild Burkey

A tender, merciless portrait of a life going to pieces by the internationally acclaimed author of Out Stealing Horses. Reaching the heights of Petterson’s best work, Men in My Situation is a heartrending, indelible story from a celebrated author.

The Books of Jacob by Olga Takarczuk

Translated from Polish by Jennifer Croft

The Nobel Prize-winner's richest, most sweeping and ambitious novel yet follows the comet-like rise and fall of a mysterious, messianic religious leader as he blazes his way across eighteenth-century Europe.

The Wind Whistling in the Cranes by Lidia Jorge Translated from Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa & Annie McDermott

With the grand sweep of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, this enduring tale transports us to a picturesque seaside town haunted by its colonial past.

Chilean Poet by Alejandro Zambra

Translated from Spanish by Megan McDowell

A writer of "startling talent" (The New York Times Book Review), Alejandro Zambra returns with his most substantial work yet: a story of fathers and sons, ambition and failure, and what it means to make a family.

Translated from Japanese by Geraldine Harcourt

Set in 1970s Japan, this tender and poetic novel about a young, single mother struggling to find her place in the world is an early triumph by a modern Japanese master.

The Music Game by Stéfanie Clermont

Translated from French by JC Sutcliffe

An ode to friendship and the ties that bind us together, Stéfanie Clermont's award-winning The Music Game confronts the violence of the modern world and pays homage to those who work in the hope and faith that it can still be made a better place.

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