December 12, 2012 5:58 PM

Watermark Books: New & recommended

“Raised from the Ground” by Jose Saramago (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26) — First published in Portugal in 1980, this novel from Nobel Prize-winning Saramago has just been translated into English. Set in a southern province in Portugal against the backdrop of history, it tells the story of the changing fortunes of landless peasants, and is Saramago’s most personal novel.

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