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Faraway Places With Strange-Sounding Names


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

Foreign Authors, Foreign Places

Pomegranate Soup
by Marsha Mehran  [Ireland/Iran]

Like Water for Chocolate
by Laura Esquival  [Mexico]

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

Interpreter of Maladies
by Jhumpa Lahiri  [India]

Captain Alatriste
by Arturo Perez-Reverte  [Spain]

Daughter of Fortune
by Isabel Allende  [San Salvador]

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

Sky Burial
by Xinran  [China and Tibet]

English Authors, Foreign Places

The Piano Tuner
by Daniel Mason  [Burma]

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!

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

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]

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

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

The Hamish MacBeth series [police officer]
by M.C. Beaton  [Scotland]The Monsieur Pamplemousse series [food critic] by Michael Bond  [France]

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