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This is a list of books used during a past Book Talk at one of the libraries

Faraway Places With Strange-Sounding Names
Gere Branch, June 12, 2006
Barbara Rixstine -- Guest Presenter!

Foreign Authors, Foreign Places

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Pomegranate Soup
by Marsha Mehran  [Ireland/Iran]

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Like Water for Chocolate
by Laura Esquival  [Mexico]

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Reading Lolita in Tehran: [A Memoir in Books]
by Amir Nafisi [955.054 Naf]  [Iran]

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Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri  [India]

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Captain Alatriste
by Arturo Perez-Reverte  [Spain]

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Daughter of Fortune
by Isabel Allende  [San Salvador]

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In the Name of Salome
by Julia Alvarez  [Dominican Republic]

Sky Burial
by Xinran  [China and Tibet]

English Authors, Foreign Places

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The Piano Tuner
by Daniel Mason  [Burma]

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The 8:55 to Baghdad
by Andrew Eames [915.6 Eam]  [Orient Express]

Read this booktalker's review of this title in our Customer Reviews area!

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The Madonnas of Leningrad
by Debra Dean  [St. Petersburg, Russia, 1940s]

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The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon
by Robert Whitaker [981 Whi]  [Amazon River in the 1700s]

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The River of Doubt
by Candice Millard [B R67m]  [Amazon River - 1913]

Read this booktalker's review of this title in our Customer Reviews area!

Series Set Elsewhere

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The Precious Ramotswe series [detective]
by Alexander McCall-Smith  [Botswana]

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The Hamish MacBeth series [police officer]
by M.C. Beaton  [Scotland]

The Monsieur Pamplemousse series [food critic]
by Michael Bond  [France]

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The Jonathan Argyll series [art critic]
by Iain Pears  [Italy]