Bolano, Roberto, The Return, translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews (New York: New Directions, 2001, 2010).
Foulds, Adam, The Quickening Maze: A Novel (London: Penguin Books, 2009).
Keilson, Hans, Comedy in a Minor Key: A Novel, translated from the German by Damion Searls (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1947, 2010) (see Francine Prose, "As Darkness Falls," NYT Book Review, Sunday, 8/8/2010).
Keilson, Hans, The Death of the Adversary: A Novel translated from the German by Ivo Jarosy (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1959, 1962) (From the backcover: "Written while Hans Keilson was in hiding during World War II, The Death of the Adversary is the self-portrait of a young man helplessly fascinated by an unnamed 'adversary' whom he watches rise to power in 1930s Germany. It is a tale of horror, not only in its evocation of Hitler's gathering menace but also in its hero's desperate attempt to discover logic where none exists. A psychological fable as wry and haunting as Badenheim 1939, The Death of the Adversary is a lost classic of modern fiction.").
McCarthy, Tom, C (New York: Knopf, 2010) (see Jennifer Egan, "Code World," NYT Book Review, Sunday, 9/12/2010).
Ogawa, Yoko, The Housekeeper and the Professor translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder (New York: Picador, 2003, 2009) (see Dennis Overbye, "You Must Not Remember This," NYT Book Review, Sunday, 3/23/2009).
Pullman, Philip, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (New York: Canongate, 2010) (see Christopher Hitchens, "In the Name of the Father, the Sons . . . ," NYT Book Review, Sunday, 7/11/2010).
Saramago, Jose, The Elephant’s Journey: A Novel, translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa (Boston & New York; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2008, 2010) (see J. M. Ledgard, "Solomon's Travels," NYT Book Review, Sunday, 9/19/2010).
Shteyngart, Gary, Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel (New York: Random House, 2010) (see Michiko Kakutani, "Love Found Amid Ruins of Empire," NYT, Tuesday, 7/27/2010; and Michaed Wood, "Never Say Die," NYT Book Review, Sunday, 8/8/2010).
Wallace, David Foster, The Broom in the System (New York: Penguin Books, 1987, 2004).
Yamashita, Karen Tei, I Hotel: A Novel with art by Leland Wong and Sina Grace (Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 2010) (From the backcover: "This dazzling, multi-voiced fusion of fiction, playwriting, graphic art, and philosophy spins an epic tale of America's struggle for civil rights as it played out in San Francisco. Divided into ten novellas, one for each year, I Hotel begins in 1968, when Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, students took to the streets, the Vietnam War raged, and cities burned." "As Yamashita's motley cast of students, laborers, artists, revolutionaries, and provocateurs make their way through the history of the day, they become caught in a riptide of politics and passion, clashing ideologies, and personal turmoil. A by the time the survivors unite to save the International Hotel--epicenter of the Yellow Power Movement--their stories have come to define the very heart of the American experience.").