The Have-Nots by Katharina Hacker is a German novel about a couple and their travails. I picked it up at the marvelous More Than Words bookstore, a nonprofit used bookstore run by young people from Boston to teach them business skills. Not only does the store have a good cause, but it is beautiful, beautifully-managed and they even serve great coffee. I really encourage you to check them out if you live in the area. They're on Moody Street a few blocks down from the also-wonderful Back Pages Books.
The Girl in the Photograph, by Lygia Fagundes Telles, is set in the dark days of political repression in Brazil. It just appealed to me for some reason. It's published by Dalkey Archive Press, one of my favorite small presses, and it just looked neat.
What's new on your shelf this week?