Underdog Literature, June 2012: 15 fresh or notable, off-the-wall titles

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Here are 15 books that caught my interest lately.

Fresh, off-beat, quirky or curious titles that might deserve more attention:

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01: JONATHAN EVISON, “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving”, 290 pages, 2012.

02: MICHAEL CHABON, “Telegraph Avenue”, 480 pages, 2012.

03: MICHEL TURNIER, “The Ogre”, 373 pages, 1970. [France]

04: ELIZABETH WEIN, “Code Name Verity”, 452 pages, 2012. [Young Adult / History]

05: NEIL ABRAMSON, “Unsaid”, 368 pages, 2011.

06: ALEXIS M. SMITH, “Glaciers”, 174 pages, 2012.

07: GRAHAM JOYCE, “Some Kind of Fairy Tale”, 320 pages, 2012. [Urban Fantasy]

08: SERGEJ DOVLATOV, “A Foreign Woman”, 113 pages, 1991.

09: SASHA SOKOLOV, “A School for Fools”, 232 pages, 1976. [Russian]

10: LIZA KLAUSSMANN, “Tigers in Red Weather”, 368 pages, 2012.

11: SARAH MANGUSO, “The Guardians: An Elegy”, 128 pages, 2012. [Portrait / Memoir]

12: CLAIRE LEGRAND, “The Cavandish Home for Boys and Girls”, 352 pages, 2012. [Young Adult, Horror]

13: PATRICK FLANERY, “Absolution”, 400 pages, 2012. [Thriller, South Africa]

14: DAVID VAN REYBROUCK, “Kongo – eine Geschichte”, 783 pages, 2010. [Dutch, History]

15: RUTH KLÜGER, “Weiter leben: Eine Jugend”, 283 pages, 1992. [German, Memoir]

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Here are five books that made me curious enough to buy them:

01: SUZETTE MAYR, “Monoceros”, 272 pages, 2011. [Young Adult]

02: A.F. Th. VAN DER HEIJDEN, “Tonio”, 640 pages, 2011. [Dutch, Memoir]

03: EOWYN IVEY, “The Snow Child”, 389 pages, 2012.

04: ISMET PRCIC, “Shards”, 400 pages, 2011.

05: DIETMAR DATH, “Für immer in Honig”, 1035 pages, 2005.

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…and finally, here is one book that I read – and that was really good:

4 of 5 stars: GUY DELISLE, “Jerusalem”, 334 pages, 2012. [Graphic Novel / Journalism]

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