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With our unique bimonthly book subscription box, you will discover the best literary fiction from around the world. Our subscription boxes for book lovers offers the easiest way to experience literary classics & the best of contemporary fiction. So, if you’re ready to read the most diverse & captivating literary works on earth, sign up for our Boxwalla bimonthly book subscription box. Scroll down for Book Box FAQs!

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October Book Subscriptions are now open!


Each October Book Box contains:

  • Lies and Sorcery by Elsa Morante
  • The Day the Sun Died by Yan Lianke
  • In honor of the Nobel Prize, in lieu of a bookish gift, we will feature the 2023 Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature! If it’s a writer we have showcased before, we will include a different title by them. The October Book box will, therefore, ship after October 10.
Elsa Morante is one one of our favorite writers, so much so that we’re calling the newly published translation of her debut novel THE release of the year. And of course, we just had to feature it in our Book Box!
Elsa Morante is one of the titans of twentieth-century literature—Natalia Ginzburg said she was the writer of her own generation that she most admired—and yet her work remains little known in the United States. Written during World War II, Morante’s celebrated first novel, Lies and Sorcery, is in the grand tradition of Stendhal, Tolstoy, and Proust, spanning the lives of three generations of wildly eccentric women.
The story is set in Sicily and told by Elisa, orphaned young and raised by a “fallen woman.” For years Elisa has lived in an imaginary world of her own; now, however, her guardian has died, and the young woman feels that she must abandon her fantasy life to confront the truth of her family’s tortured and dramatic history.

Yan Lianke’s “superlative gifts for storytelling and penetrating eye for truth” (New York Times Book Review) coupled with his daring writing make his works essential reading, in our opinion. The Day the Sun Died, published in 2015 in Taiwan, is a haunting story of a town caught in a waking nightmare.

In a little village nestled in the Balou mountains, fourteen-year-old Li Niannian and his parents run a funeral parlor. One evening, he notices a strange occurrence: instead of preparing for bed, more and more neighbors appear in the streets and fields, carrying on with their daily business as if the sun hadn’t already set.

Over the course of one night, the story pits chaos and darkness against the sunny optimism of the ‘Chinese dream’ promoted by President Xi Jinping. We are thrown into the middle of an increasingly strange and troubling waking nightmare as Li Niannian and his father struggle to save the town, and persuade the beneficent sun to rise again.

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