Books We’ve Read

Dear Life by Alice Munro

Canada by Richard Ford

Swimming Home by Deborah Levy

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Moshin Hamid

I Am Forbidden  by Anouk Markovits 

The Time in Between by Maria Duenas

Oil on Water by Helon Habila

The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

We The Animals by Justin Torres

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan

The Ghost Rideby Ismail Kadare

You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik

The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes

Natasha by David Bezmozgis

The Free World by David Bezmozgis

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada Germany

The Troubled Man by Henning Mankell Sweden

Story of a Secret State by Jan Karski Poland

Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky Germany/Russia

Tinkers by Paul Harding USA

Spartina by John Casey USA

Running in the Family by Michael Ondaatje

We The Animals by Justin Torres

Unformed Landscape by Peter Stamm

In A Strange Room by Dalmon Galgut (South Africa)

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Nigeria)

The Last Friend by Tahar Ben Jelloon (Morocco)

Lowboy by John Wray (USA)

Peace by Richard Bausch

Ali, Monica

The Old Man and Me by Elaine Dundy UK

The Story of a Secret State by Jan Karski

Questions or comments email Harriet at hsobol4336@gmail.com      

Author                                 Title                     Setting                              Author’s Birthplace

Achebe, Chinua

Things Fall Apart

Nigeria

Nigeria


Brick Lane

England

Bangladesh

Ali, Tariq

Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree 

Spain

India

Ali, Tariq

The Stone Woman

Turkey

India

Aswany, Alaa Al

The Yacoubian Building

Egypt

Egypt

Barrett, Andrea

Ship Fever

USA

USA

Bausch, Richard

Peace

Italy

USA

Berry, Wendell

Hannah Coulter

USA

USA

Bronsky, Alina          The Hottest Dishes  Germany                           Russia                                     of the Tartar Cuisine

Brooks, Geraldine

March

USA

Australia

Brooks, Geraldine

Nine Parts of Desire

USA

Australia

Brooks, Geraldine

People of the Book

Europe

Australia

Cezair-Thompson Margaret

The True History of Paradise

Jamaica

Jamaica

Chabon, Michael

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union

Alaska

USA

Chang, Samantha Lan

Hunger

USA

USA

Chang, Samantha Lan

Inheritance

China

USA

Claudel, Phillippe

By A Slow River

France

France

Coetzee, J.M.

Disgrace

South Africa

South Africa

Crace, Jim

Quarantine

Palestine

England

De Bernieres, Louis

Birds Without Wings

Turkey

Diaz, Junot

Drown

Domincan Republic

Dominican Republic

Diaz, Junot

The Last Wondrous Days Of Oscar Wao

USA and Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Enright, Anne

The Gathering

Ireland

Ireland

Farah, Nuruddin

Gifts

Somalia

Somalia

Farah, Nuruddin

Links

Somalia

Somalia

Faulks, Sebastia

Birdsong

France

England

Ferre, Rosario

The House on the Lagoon

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Flanagan, Richard

The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Tasmania

Tasmania

Fredriksson, Marianne

Hanna’s Daughters

Sweden

Sweden

Fredriksson, Marianne

Simon’s Family

Sweden

Sweden

Freed, Lynn

The Mirror

South Africa

South Africa

Freed, Lynn

Home Ground

South Africa

South Africa

Fugard, Lisa

Skinners Drift

South Africa

South Africa

Gardam, Jane

Old Filth

England

England

Ghosh, Amitav

The Hungry Tide

India

India

Glass, Julia

Three Junes

USA

USA

Greenway, Alice

White Ghost Girls

Hong Kong

USA

Grimbert, Philippe

Memory

France

France

Harrison, Kathryn

The Seal Wife

Alaska

USA

Jones, Edward

The Known World

USA

USA

Jordan, Hillary

Mudbound

USA

USA

Joyce, James

Ulysses

Ireland

Ireland

Kawabata,Yasunari

Snow Country

Japan

Japan

Keilson, Hans

Comedy in a Minor Key

The Netherlands

Germany

Khadra Yasmina

The Attack

Israel

Algiers

Le Clezio, J.M.G.

Wandering Star_

France and Palestine

France

Levy, Andrea

Small Island

England

England

Lewycka, Marina

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

England

German refugee camp

Lianke, Yan

Serve the People

China

China

London, Joan

Gilgamesh

Australia

Australia

Marai, Sandor

Embers

Europe

Austria Hungary

Matar, Hisham

In the Country of Men

Libya

Libya

Maurensig, Paolo

Canone Inverso

Europe

Italy

McCann, Colum

Let the Great World Spin

USA

Ireland

McCann, Colum

This Side of Brightness

USA

Ireland

McEwan Ian

Saturday

England

England

McEwan, Ian

Atonement

England

England

Mda, Zakes

The Madonna of Excelsior

South Africa

South Africa

Meloy, Maile

Liars and Saints

USA

USA

Michael, Sami

A Trumpet in the Wadi

Israel

Iraq

Miller, Kei

Fear of Stones

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Miyamoto Teru

Autumn Brocade (Kinshu)

Japan

Japan

Moore, Lorrie

Who Will Run the Frog Hospital

USA

USA

Morrison, Toni

A Mercy

USA

USA

Takes place in Virginia in 1690 on the farm of Jacob Vaark and his wife Rebecca

Murakami, Haruki

South of the Border, West of the Sun

Japan

Japan

Norman, Howard

The Bird Artist

Canada

USA

Nothomb, Amalie

Fear and Trembling 

Japan

Japan

 Obreht, Tea              The Tiger’s Wife  Balkans                                          Yugoslavia

Olafsson, Olaf

The Journey Home

England & Iceland

Iceland

Olsson, Linda

Astrid and Veronika

Sweden

Sweden

O’Brien, Tim

The Things They Carried

Vietnam and USA

USa

Ondaatje, Michael

In the Skin of a Lion

Canada

Sri Lanka

Otsuka, Julie

When the Emperor Was Divine

USA

USA

Parsipur, Shahrnush

Women Without Men

Iran

Phillips, Caryl

Crossing the River

Africa & USA

St. Kitts

Phillips, Caryl

Cambridge

B.V.I.

St. Kitts

Pouncey, Peter

Rules for Old Men Waiting

USA

USA

Rhys, Jean

Wide Sargasso Sea

Jamaica

Dominica

Robinson, Marilynne

Gilead

USA

USA

Robinson, Marilynne

Housekeeping

USA

USA

Saramago, Jose

Baltasar and Bilmunda

Portugal

Portugal

Shakib, Siba

Samira and Samir

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Shalev, Meir

A Pigeon And A Boy

Israel

Israel

Tearne, Roma

Bone China

Sri Lanka & UK

Sri Lanka

Tearne, Roma

Mosquito

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Umigar, Thrity

The Space Between Us

India

India

Undset, Sigrid

Kristin Lavranstatter

Sweden

Sweden

Upadhyay, Samrat

The Guru of Love 

Nepal

Nepal

Vanderbes, Jennifer

Easter Island

Easter Island

USA

Willett, Jincy

The Winner of the National Book Award

USA

USA

Williams, John

Stoner

USA

USA

Williams, Niall

Four Letters of Love

Ireland

Ireland

Winton, Tim

Breath

Australia

Australia

Wray, John

Lowboy

USA

Austria

Yehoshua

The Lover

Israel

Israel