Welcome to Detour Books
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We are a source for world literature in English translation. Read About Us here.
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Art Books on SALE. Is your summer reading piling up? Consider adding some picture books to the mix. Use code ARTISTS25 at checkout to receive 25% OFF all books in our Artists and Art Work Collection.
Consider Beyond the Forest. Over eight years - 2004 to 2012 - Loli Kantor traveled in the Ukraine, as well as Poland, Romania, and the Czech Republic, photographing Jews in their everyday lives and listening to their stories in their homes, synagogues, and communities.
Explore Women's History in our Herstory Collection here.
Our Children's Book Collection features many titles making their English translation debut.
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Winner of a 2022 Mildred L. Batchelder Honor!
Not a folktale, not a poem, not a dream, but some whirling mixture of the three, this lulling recitation by Iranian author Hadi Mohammadi affirms generosity as a natural impulse.
Never underestimate the impact of large format picture books. Readers enter the story through the gentle drawings of Nooshin Safakhoo. As the words of the story skim across each page in English, we can imagine the sound of the original Persian, translated by Sara Khalili.
May 12, 2022 Cybercast: In conversation with Sheva Zucker & ViVi Lachs.
You've heard of tiny houses? Well, you've landed in a tiny marketplace.
Written conversationally with a wisecracking, yet serious tone, Eleanor Reissa’s memoir, The Letters Project: A Daughter's Journey offers a way into a history that is often left to scholars and survivors or "fighters" as Reissa describes them.
“'The Holocaust," Eleanor Reissa writes in this unforgettable and courageous book, 'is attached to me like my skin and I would be formless without it."