True… a novel about deceptivness.

Today for lunch read an excerpt from the newly translated novel True by Riikka Pulkkinen. From a new international literary voice comes a novel about the deceptiveness of memory, and the mercy and love that can come from a lie.


Pulkkinen is a young literary sensation in Finland and was only twenty-five when her first novel was published and she instantly became a literary star in her country.

Much in the same way that Téa Obreht has burst onto our scene, Pulkkinen has been heralded as a name to watch.

True was shortlisted for the Finlandia Fiction Prize and has received great literary acclaim and review attention upon publication and marks the first time Pulkkinen is being published in English

Enjoy over  lunch on this hot New York City day an exploration of the differing relationships between mothers and daughters and grandmothers and granddaughters and how women relate to each other across the generations.

 We are very proud to introduce you to True, and to Rikka Pulkkinen, an author you are sure to hear more about in the years to come.

This is a great title for your literary book groups.

Lunch Lit: Lies with Lunch

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