Friday, February 14, 2014

Around the World in Books

Around the World in Books


Let your imagination take you away as you travel around the world through the wonderful world of books!

North America:
The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny (Quebec)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt (Savannah, Georgia)
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery (Prince Edward Island)
Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides (Detroit, Michigan)
Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill (Lakota Sioux Tribes of North America)
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Chicago, Illinois)
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail by Cheryl Strayed (California, Oregon, Washington State- Pacific Northwest)
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (Atlanta, Georgia, Civil War)

South America:
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (an unnamed South American country)
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin (Patagonia- Argentina and Chile, Andes Mountins)
Galapagos: A Novel by Kurt Vonnegut (Galapagos Islands)
The Lost city of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by Davis Grann (Amazon Jungle)
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Colombia)
The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough (Panama Canal)


Africa
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (Congo)
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (Ethiopia)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (Belgian Congo)
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)
The Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Huxley (Kenya)
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen (Kenya)
What is the What by Dave Eggers (Sudan/USA)
Aida by Leontyne Price (Ethiopia)
Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran (Rome/Egypt)
Nefertitti by Michelle Moran (Egypt)

Europe
Beautiful Ruins: A Novel by Jess Walter (Italian Coast/California)
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Barcelona, Spain)
Various Novels by Donna Leon Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries (many take place in Venice, Italy)
Transatlantic by Colum McCann (Newfoundland/Ireland)
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (France)
God is an Englishman by R.F. Delderfield (England)
The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa (Sicily)
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak (WWII Germany)
Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis De Bernieres (Greek Isle of Cephallonia)
The King Must Die by Mary Renault (Ancient Greece and Theseus)
The Children of Henry VIII by John Guy (England)

Asia
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler (China Sichuan Provence)
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Mariane Satrapi (Iran)
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (Kabul, Afghanistan, USA)
Shogun by James Clavell (Feudal Japan)
For Fukui’s Sake: Two Years in Rural Japan by Sam Baldwin (Japan)
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie (Imperial Russia)
Rasputin: The Untold Story by Joseph T. Fahrmann
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester (Indonesia)

Australia and Beyond
The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough (Australian Outback)
In A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson (Australia)
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen (Around the Globe)
Endurance: Shackelton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (Antarctica)
Come On Shore and We Will Kill You and Eat You All by Christina Thompson (New Zealand/ Maori Culture)
A Second Chance by Shayne Parkinson (New Zealand late 1800’s)






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