My tenth book in the 2022 challenge is Abigail by Magda Szabó. The book satisfies Category 5 of the challenge, a lesser-known book of a popular author. Describing this book as “lesser-known” might surprise Hungarian readers, as it is her most widely-read book in Hungarian. However, it was only translated into English in 2020, over […]
My ninth book in the 2022 challenge is The Bone Fire by György Dragomán. The book satisfies Category 21 of the challenge, a novel with a woman protagonist. I’m also counting Dragomán as a Romanian author, as he was born in Romania, not to mention that the novel takes place in Dragóman’s native Transylvania.
Most Americans don’t know much about the Romanian Revolution, and even the ones who know some things probably don’t know as much as they think.
My seventh book in the 2022 challenge is I’m an Old Commie! by Dan Lungu. The book satisfies Category 13 of the challenge, a psychological novel. The book The story centers around Emilia, a retired woman who was a metalworker in a factory during Romania’s communist era and has struggled to adjust both to life […]
Content warning: violence, death, partner abuse, child abuse My sixth book in the 2022 challenge is My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. The book satisfies Category 16 of the challenge, a popular novel published after 2010. I have chosen to interpret popular to mean commercial. This refers more to a novel’s aims more […]