Foreign Lands
This list contains books which provide insight into life within other countries and cultures outside of the USA.
300 The Snow Child
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302 Eastward to Tartary: Travel...
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302 Twenty Fragments of a Raven...
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302 Li Lun, Lad of Courage
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302 Don't Let's Go to the Dogs ...
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302 Maximum City: Bombay Lost a...
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302 La ciudad de la alegría
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308 On the Narrow Road: Journey...
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308 On Mexican Time: A New Life...
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308 A Handful of Earth
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308 Among the Shrouded
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312 La Place de la Concorde Suisse
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312 Third-class Ticket
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312 Across the Wire: Life and H...
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312 Down the Nile: Alone in a F...
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312 The Great Railway Bazaar
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317 Burnt Shadows
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317 Snow
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 22,440 ratings
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319 Journey Into Cyprus
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319 Motoring with Mohammed: Jou...
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319 Heist Society (Heist Societ...
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322 Survival in the Killing Fields
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322 Traversa
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322 Beneath a Marble Sky
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325 The Art of Travel
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326 The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a ...
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326 The Thing Around Your Neck
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328 Into the Heart of Borneo
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329 Kampf dem Terror - Kampf de...
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329 My Life in France
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331 State of Wonder
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331 Heat and Dust
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331 Lady Almina and the Real Do...
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334 Nervous Conditions
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335 The Fate of Africa: A Histo...
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336 A Cup of Friendship
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336 The Power and the Glory
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338 The Harsh Cry of the Heron ...
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339 Nights Of Rain And Stars
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340 Illusions: The Adventures o...
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340 The Road of Lost Innocence:...
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340 Becoming Madame Mao
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343 Darkness at Noon
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343 The Iliad/The Odyssey
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345 For All the Tea in China: H...
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345 The Glass Lake
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345 Clockwork Prince (The Infer...
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348 Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of...
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348 I Am a Taxi
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348 Around the Bloc: My Life in...
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348 The Alchemist
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 906,029 ratings
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352 Dalai Lama, My Son: A Mothe...
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352 Love and the Ghosts of Moun...
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354 Shanghai Baby
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354 Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 190,528 ratings
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356 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 84,115 ratings
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357 Uhuru
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357 Tales of a Korean Grandmoth...
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359 Iberia
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359 Moon Tahiti
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359 The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of...
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362 A Cook's Tour: Global Adven...
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362 The Cat Who Went to Heaven
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364 Imagining Argentina
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365 The Devil's Arithmetic
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366 Mustn't Grumble: In Search ...
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367 Desert Flower: The Extraord...
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368 Life at the Edge of the Emp...
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368 Out of Africa - and - Shado...
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370 Stories I Stole
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371 The Journeyer
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 1,844 ratings
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372 Forever Amber
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 11,631 ratings
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373 French By Heart: An America...
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374 Please Look After Mom
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 11,226 ratings
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374 The Gaudi Key
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374 The Things They Carried
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377 India
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378 Ghost Train to the Eastern ...
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379 One Day I Will Write About ...
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380 The Lost City of Z: A Tale ...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 30,431 ratings
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380 South: The story of Shackle...
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380 Hamlet
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383 Grotesk
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384 A Year in the Merde
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385 I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Div...
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386 In Search of King Solomon's...
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386 In the Rose Garden of the M...
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386 Brick Lane
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386 God's Bits of Wood
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,263 ratings
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390 Our Man in Havana
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 12,043 ratings
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391 Dreaming in Chinese: Mandar...
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 1,238 ratings
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392 The Wreck of the Medusa: Th...
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393 The Rape of Sita
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394 Trail of Feathers: In Searc...
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394 Independent People
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 3,732 ratings
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396 A Bed of Red Flowers: In Se...
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397 Full Circle: A South Americ...
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398 In the Valley of Mist: Kash...
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399 Eureka Street
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400 Scott's Last Expedition: Th...
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message 1: by Joann (new)

Joann The Linnet Bird by Linda Holeman


message 2: by Joann (new)

Joann sister of my heart by Chitra Banerjee


message 4: by Evie (last edited May 01, 2010 07:22AM) (new)

Evie No Worries Hawaii  A Vacation Planning Guide for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island by Jerry Sprout No Worries Hawaii No Worries Hawaii  A Vacation Planning Guide for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island by Jerry Sprout


message 5: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta I am afraid that some of the books listed do not provide a slice of "contemporary life". I had voted for several others but deleted them because they were not set in the last 25 years. Example: "The Good Earth & "The Book Thief"
Am I right?


message 6: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan You may have a point there.


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

What country does The Lovely Bones visit except the US and I don't recall much about travel. Did I miss something?


message 8: by Meaghan (new)

Meaghan Heaven, perhaps?


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Meaghan wrote: "Heaven, perhaps?"

That is what I wondered about! LOL! That would certainly be foreign travel.


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Are they only supposed to be contemporary? I voted for a ton of stuff I just thought fit into cultures and countries outside our own but didn't stick to any kinda timeline...


message 11: by Tima (new)

Tima I feel like the same rotating 5-10 books are the top of every single list on Goodreads, no matter the topic =S sigh!


message 12: by Mirta (last edited Dec 26, 2012 08:39PM) (new)

Mirta Trupp With Love, The Argentina Family: Memories of Tango and Kugel; Mate with Knishes

I've written this Creative Non Fiction that introduces the reader to a Jewish family of Russian descent immigrating to the US from Argentina. As one of my Amazon reviewers stated, "I really enjoyed the spirited journey of the author as she explores her cultural transition from Argentina to the sunny shores of California. It is rich and flavorful with the innocence of youth, the understanding and perspective that comes with age and exploration. Written in an easy to read format, it is satisfying on many levels; cultural, religious, family, generational and genealogical all at once. I love her visits back to Argentina and the "coming home" to California experience. I want a sequel to be written!"


message 13: by Stop33 (new)

Stop33 Apparently the world is comprised of the USA and "Foreign Lands"…..


message 14: by ☆Ciara☆ (new)

☆Ciara☆ Stop33 wrote: "Apparently the world is comprised of the USA and "Foreign Lands"….."

I know, what's the difference between China and Ireland and Egypt and Canada anyway? =/


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