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A Sampling of Fiction Set Around the World

Afganistan

bornunderamillionshadows
Born Under a Million Shadows
Busfield
(check our catalog)

 

Algeria

loversofalgeria
The Lovers of Algeria
Benmalek
(check our catalog)

 


Australia

theft
Theft: A Love Story
Carey
(check our catalog)

 

 secretriver
The Secret River
Grenville
(check our catalog)

 

 

Botswana

no1detective
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
McCall Smith
(check our catalog)

 

 

Burma (Myanmar)

savingfishfromdrowning
Saving Fish From Drowning
Tan
(check our catalog)

 

Canada

landing
Landing
Donaghue
(check our catalog)

  

sylvanusnow
Sylvanus Now
Morrissey
(check our catalog)

 

 forestlover

The Forest Lover
Vreeland
(check our catalog)

 

China

onceonamoonless
Once on a Moonless Night

Dai
(check our catalog)

 

snowflower
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
See
(check our catalog)

 

 whiteghost
White Ghost Girls
Greenway
(check our catalog)

 

Cuba

simplehabana
A Simple Habana Melody
Hijuelos
(check our catalog)

 

 

East Timor

canalhouse
The Canal House
(also set in Uganda)
Lee
(check our catalog)

 

England

wolfhall
Wolf Hall
Mantel
(check our catalog)

  

beekeepersapprentice
The Beekeeper's Apprentice
King
(check our catalog)

 

France

hiddendiary
The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette
Erickson
(check our catalog)

  

someoneiloved
Someone I Loved
Gavalda
(check our catalog)

  

suitefrancaise
Suite Francaise
Nemirovsky
(check our catalog)

 

Germany

studentconductor
The Student Conductor
Ford
(check our catalog)

  

midnightplague
Midnight Plague
Keizer
(check our catalog)

  

bookthief
The Book Thief
Zusak
(check our catalog)


 

Greece

nightsofrain
Nights of Rain and Stars
Binchy
(check our catalog)

 

Haiti/Dominican Republic

dewbreaker
The Dew Breaker
Danticat
(check our catalog)

 

oscarwao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz
(check our catalog)

 


Hungary

toerrisdivine
To Err is Divine
Bozai
(check our catalog)

  

historian
The Historian
(also set in Turkey)
By Kostova
(check our catalog)

India

shalimar
Shalimar the Clown
Rushdie
(check our catalog)

 

twentiethwife
The Twentieth Wife

Sundaresan
(check our catalog)

 

weightofheaven
The Weight of Heaven
Thrity
(check our catalog)

 

hauntingbombay
Haunting Bombay
Agarwal
(check our catalog)

Ireland

thesea

The Sea
Banville
(check our catalog)

 

thelikeness

 

The Likeness
French
(check our catalog)

 

lakeofsorrows
Lake of Sorrows
Hart
(check our catalog)


Israel

princeoffire
Prince of Fire
(also set in Venice)
Silva
(check our catalog)


genizah
The Genizah at the House of Shepher
Yellin
(check our catalog)

 

accidents
Accidents
Hedaya
(check our catalog)


 

Italy

birthofvenus
The Birth of Venus
Dunant
(check our catalog)

 

threadofgrace
A Thread of Grace
Russell
(check our catalog)

 

leonardsswans
Leonardo's Swans
Essex
(check our catalog)


 

Japan

greatfire
The Great Fire
Hazzard
(check our catalog)

 

kafkaontheshore
Kafka On the Shore
Murakami
(check our catalog)

 

crossfire
Crossfire
Miyabi
(check our catalog)

 

Mexico

hummingbirdsdaughter
The Hummingbird's Daughter
Urrea
(check our catalog)


 

Morocco

hopeandotherdang
Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
(also set in Spain)
Lalami
(check our catalog)

 

Netherlands

coffeetrader
The Coffee Trader
Liss
(check our catalog)

 

girlwithapearlearring
Girl With a Pearl Earring
Tracy Chevalier
(check our catalog)


 

Nigeria

purplehibiscus
Purple Hibiscus
Adichie
(check our catalog)

 

Norway

hewhofearsthewolf
He Who Fears the Wolf
Fossum
(check our catalog)


 

Pakistan

brokenverses
Broken Verses
Shamsie
(check our catalog)

 

Paraguay

newsfromparaguay
The News from Paraguay
Tuck
(check our catalog)

 

Philippines

killingrain
Killing Rain
Eisler
(check our catalog)


 

Portugal

huntingmidnight
Hunting Midnight
Zimler
(check our catalog)

 


Poland

historyoflove
The History of Love
Krauss
(check our catalog)


Russia

rasputinsdaughter
Rasputin's Daughter
Alexander
(check our catalog)

 

peoplesact
The People's Act of Love
Meek
(check our catalog)

 

wolveseatdogs
Wolves Eat Dogs

Cruz Smith
(check our catalog)


South Africa

skinnersdrift
Skinner's Drift
Fugard
(check our catalog)

 

forgiveme
Forgive Me

Ward
(check our catalog)



whalecaller
The Whale Caller
Mda
(check our catalog)


 

Spain

constantprincess
The Constant Princess
Gregory
(check our catalog)

 

shadowofthewind
The Shadow of the Wind
Ruiz Zafron
(check our catalog)

 

Sweden

darkvoyage


Dark Voyage
Furst
(check our catalog)

 
sunstorm
Sun Storm
Larsson
(check our catalog)

 

princessofburundi
The Princess of Burundi
Eriksson
(check our catalog)


Turkey
birdswithoutwings
Birds Without Wings
De Bernieres
(check our catalog)

 

snow
Snow
Pamuk
(check our catalog)


Uganda
canalhouse
The Canal House
(also set in East Timor)
Lee
(check our catalog)

Vietnam
nomansland
No Man's Land
Duong
(check our catalog)

West Africa
darling
The Darling 
(also set in Liberia)
Banks
(check our catalog)

 

beastsofnonation
Beasts of No Nation
Iweala
(check our catalog)

 

 
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