Recommendations?






Please use the "Comment" function below to share ideas of titles to include.  I add recommendations to the Interactive Table and do that on Sundays, usually. You can use filter functions there to see what people have suggested for different countries.

Thanks!

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  1. For Cambodia, Shadow of the Banyan Tree by Veddy Ratner.

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  2. Inspector Montalbano mysteries set in Sicily, by Camillieri

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  3. Hi there - great to meet a fellow literary traveler! You can check out my 'Reading the World' website at: www.readingtheworld.co.uk for some ideas :)

    I have been travelling the globe reading post 1990s literature since May 209 - am about 40% through my trip so far....I also have a facebook page at: http://tinyurl.com/muahbd9 - good luck!

    PS - favourite book so far on my trip is 'The Quiet Girl' by Peter Hoeg (The Netherlands)

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    1. Hi, John. thanks for taking time to get in touch. I love your page on FB -- very classy! Alexandra also referred me to you this a.m. Terrific to "meet" others. My favorite so far (11 read ) has been Clarice Lispector's "The Hour of the Star"

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    3. Pleasure - struggling for a suitable book for the Seychelles and the island of Reunion so any suggestions welcome :)

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  4. For Latvia, try Agate Nesaule's book "A Woman in Amber"

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  5. marcia hadjimarkosDecember 8, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    For Switzerland, you could try Le Livre de ma mère by Albert Cohen - not too long but typical of his writing and quite wonderful, also heart-breaking. He was born on Corfu but is considered a Swiss writer. It's also been translated into English as Book of My Mother. Hope you'll like it! xx Marcia

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    1. Marcia, Thanks for the great idea. I could even try it in French :) melissa

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    2. I read the review at Amazon, and my French isn't good enough to understand his prose. Might do my own version of interleaved in order to improve French reading comprehension, though. Again, thanks!

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  7. Passing along recommendations from my friend Barb D., a graduate student who doesn't have time to read blogs but did enjoy dinner. She mentioned Jhumpa Lahiri for India, the poetry of Seamus Heaney-especially the collection Seeing Things for Ireland, Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje for Ceylon, and The Crofter and the Laird by John McPhee for Scotland.

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  8. My aunt asked a friend of hers in Togo about books I should read from there. He has suggested a French novel, La Victime, by Yves Emmanuel Dogbe. This is a library request as copies in the U.S. exceed my budget.

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  9. What are you reading from the Netherlands? I would advise The discovery of heaven by Harry Mulisch, it is my favorite Dutch book by far. Pamala

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