Booksellers Recommend Our Lady of the Nile

Today in ShelfAwareness, booksellers recommend their favorite new books in translation, including Our Lady of Nile by Scholastique Mukasonga. Paul Yamazaki of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, California says, "For her most recent work and first novel, Mukasonga immerses us in a school for young girls, called 'Notre-Dame du Nil.' The girls are sent to this high school perched on the ridge of the Nile in order to become the feminine elite of the country and to escape." Check out other hot reads in translation here.