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message 1: by Liz M (last edited Feb 05, 2013 05:46PM) (new)

Liz M Please post your plans for Location, Location, Location here. Your name will appear in this post when your plan has been approved. This thread is for plans only -- all questions and comments about your plan will be made in the questions & answers thread.

Elizabeth (Alaska), post 3 - Approved!
Rosemary, post 4 - Approved!
Karen GHHS, post 5 - Approved!
Liz Vegas, post 6 - Approved!
Isabell, post 8 - Approved!
Norma, revised post 9 - Approved!
Joanna, post 10 - Approved!
Rachelccameron, post 11 - (let us know about TTSS) Approved!
Rebekah, post 12 - let us know about Gumbo) Approved!
Norma, revised post 13 - Approved!
Arow, post 14 - (let us know about I'll Get you) Approved!
Kate S, post 15 - Approved!
Jayme (the ghost reader), post 16 - Approved!
Mike, post 17 - Approved!
Leigh, post 18 - (let us know about IS & BE) Approved!
Deedee, post 19 - Approved!
Don, post 20 - (let us know about AWoM) - Approved!
Tien, post 21 - (let us know about SLA) - Approved!
Shannon, post 22 - Approved!
Bea, post 23 - Approved!
Anika, post 24 - Approved!
Erin (AZ), post 25 - Approved!
Sara Grace, post 26 - Approved!
itpdx, post 27 - Approved!
Sam, post 29 - Approved!
Paula, post 30 - Approved!
Cory (Bigler) '00-'05, post 31 - (let us know about MD) - Approved!
Tanya, post 32 - Approved!
Anika, post 33 - Approved!


message 2: by Liz M (last edited Feb 25, 2014 02:13PM) (new)

Liz M Location: New York City
1880 - 2000s

15.1 - Washington Square by Henry James, setting: NYC, pub 1880, YA - 1030L
15.2 - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, settings: NYC, Florida, Europe, Newport, Boston -- more than 10% non-NYC
OR Manhattan Transfer by John Dos Passos, setting: Manhattan, pub 1925
15.3 - Call It Sleep by Henry Roth, setting: NYC, pub
15.4 - Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon, setting: NYC, pub. 1946
15.5 - A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes, setting: NYC, pub 1957
15.6 - Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger, setting: NYC, CT, pub 1961
OR The Godfather by Mario Puzo, setting: NYC, LA, Vegas, Italy -- more than 10% out of NYC
15.7 - A Meaningful Life by L.J. Davis, setting: Brooklyn, pub 1971
OR The Fan Man by William Kotzwinkle, setting: NYC, pub 1974
OR Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr., setting: NYC, pub 1978
15.8 - Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin, setting: NYC, pub 1983
OR Money by Martin Amis, setting NYC & London (may not qualify), pub 1986
OR Moon Palace by Paul Auster, setting NYC & road-trip (more than 10%), pub 1990
OR The Alienist by Caleb Carr, setting NYC, pub 1995
OR Underworld by Don DeLillo, setting: NYC, Nevada, others? (may not qualify), pub 1997
15.9 - The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America by Russell Shorto, about NYC, pub 2004
OR The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, takes place in NYC & LA (more than 10%), pub 2005
OR Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler about NYC, pub 2005
15.10 - Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, setting: NYC, pub 2010
OR Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, setting: NYC, pub 2011


message 3: by Elizabeth (Alaska) (last edited Jan 21, 2013 10:09AM) (new)

Elizabeth (Alaska) | 8474 comments Location - Paris
1830s - 1910s

15.1 - The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo; setting Paris, pub 1831
15.2 - The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgard Allan Poe, setting Paris, pub 1841
15.3 - Cousin Bette, by Honore de Balzac, setting Paris, pub 1846
15.4 - L'Assommoir (The Dram Shop)by Emile Zola, setting Paris, pub 1877
15.5 - Nana by Emile Zola, setting Paris, pub 1880
15.6 - The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola, setting Paris, pub 1883
15.7 - A Woman's Life by Guy du Maupassant, setting Paris, pub 1883
15.8 - Arsene Lupin Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief by Maurice LeBlanc, setting Paris, pub 1907
15.9 - The Magician by W. Somerset Maugham
15.9 - The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux, setting Paris, pub 1907
15.10 - The Phantom of the Opera, Gaston Leroux, setting Paris, pub 1911Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Thief


message 4: by Rosemary (last edited Dec 30, 2012 04:15AM) (new)

Rosemary | 2024 comments Location: London
1825-1999

15.1 - The Illustrated Pepys: Extracts from the Diary by Samuel Pepys, pub 1825 (London)
15.2 - Round About A Pound A Week by Maud Pember Reeves, pub 1913 (London)
15.3 - Consequences by E.M. Delafield, pub 1919 (London) more than 10% is set in Liege, Belgium.
15.3 - A London Girl of the 1880s by Molly Hughes, pub 1936 (London) more than 10% in Darlington (248 miles), Aberdovey (227 miles) and Cornwall (255+ miles) combined
15.4 - A London Home in the 1890s by Molly Hughes, pub 1946 (London) more than 10% in USA
15.3 - The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann, pub 1936 (London) - more than 10% in a fictional non-London setting, only 5 bonus points
15.4 - Patience by John Coates, pub 1953 (London)
15.5 - The Millstone by Margaret Drabble, pub 1965 (London)
15.6 - Hawksmoor by Peter Ackroyd, pub 1985 (London)
15.7 - Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby, pub 1992 (London)
15.8 - Does My Bum Look Big in This? by Arabella Weir, pub 1997 (London)
15.9 - Man and Boy by Tony Parsons, pub 1999 (London)
15.10 - Saturday by Ian McEwan, pub 2005 (London)

Substitute:
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell, pub 2009 (London)

I've looked at the beginning of all these books and they all seem to be set in London within 10 miles of Pepys's house on the eastern side of the City, near the Tower.


message 5: by Karen Michele (last edited Feb 26, 2013 07:28PM) (new)

Karen Michele (Klibrary) | 3568 comments Location: London
Years: 1843 to 2010

15.1 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 1843 (London)
15.2 The End of the Affair by Graham Greene 1951 (London)
15.3 Jack Maggs by Peter Carey 1997 ( copyright in my copy)(London)
15.4 The Lambs of London by Peter Ackroyd 2004 (copyright in my book)(London)
15.5 Me, the Missing, and the Dead by Jenny Valentine 2007 Lexile 950 (London)--New Addition
15.6 Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier 2007 (London and Dorset)
15.7 The Clothes On Their Backs by Linda Grant 2008 (London)
15.8 The Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis Buzbee 2009 Lexile 910 (London)
15.9 Folly by Marthe Jocelyn 2010 Lexile 850 (London)
15.10 Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper Lexile 1130 (London)


message 6: by Liz (last edited Nov 17, 2012 04:37PM) (new)

Liz   (LizVegas) Location: New York City (1951-2009)


15.1 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger 1951
15.2 Breakfast at Tiffany's Truman Capote 1956
15.3 Rosemary's Baby Ira Levin 1967
15.4 The Basketball Diaries Jim Carroll 1963
15.5 Bright Lights, Big CityJay McInerney 1984
15.6 The Alienist Caleb Carr 1994
15.7 American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis (manhattan)1996
15.8 Falling ManDon Delillo 2007
15.9Let the Great World Spin Colum McCann 2009
15.10 The StrainGuillermo De Toro 2009

Alternates: Gramercy ParkPaula Cohen 2002,
Final Jeopardy Linda Fairstein 1996(manhattan)

History of Love?


message 8: by Isabell (last edited Dec 29, 2012 11:23PM) (new)

Isabell (Purzel) | 255 comments Location: Nuremberg

As far as I can see most of the following books (all except Caspar Hauser) are only available in German. They were written by local authors who set their mysteries in Nuremberg (or cities near it). Would they still work or does that make scorekeeping/verifying the eligibility of the books too dificult for you mods? I really don't want to make the scorekeeping more complicated for you.

Should those books work it means that for once I have nearly all of the books for the sub-challenge at home (there might be three that I have to get, but those are available at the library).

When no other city is named those books are set directly in Nuremberg.

15.1 Die Paten vom Knoblauchsland by Jan Beinßen (2012) - Nuremberg
15.2 Frauentormauer by Stefanie Mohr (2011) - Nuremberg
15.3 Spielzeugstadt by Lucas Bahl (September 2010) - Nuremberg, Erlangen and Herzogenaurach (15 miles from Nuremberg)
15.4 Mord an der Kaiserburg by Petra Kirsch (March 2010) - Nuremberg
15.5 Das letzte Lächeln by Stefanie Mohr (2009) - Nuremberg
15.6 Die Dirne und der Bischof by Ulrike Schweikert (2009) - Würzburg (110 km/68 miles from Nuremberg)
15.7 Nebelschleier by Ella Danz (2008) - Coburg (107 km/66 miles from Nuremberg)
15.8 Himbeerpalast by Marius Prévot (2004) - Erlangen (28 km/11 miles from Nuremberg)
15.9 Toter Winkel (2000) by Tessa Korber - Nuremberg
15.10 Caspar Hauser (1908) by Jakob Wassermann - Nuremberg and Ansbach (Ansbach is 44 km/28 miles from Nuremberg)


message 9: by Norma (last edited Nov 16, 2012 10:24AM) (new)

Norma | 697 comments Location: Manhattan

15.1 So Pretty It Hurts (March 2012) by Kate White (Manhattan)
15.2 Unnatural Acts (Jan 2012)by Stuart Woods (NYC - 6 miles)
15.3 Tick Tock (2010) by James Patterson (NYC - 6 miles)
15.4 The Boy Next Door (2002) by Meg Cabot (NYC - 6 miles)
15.5 Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (August 2001) by James Patterson (NYC - 6 miles)
15.6 Seven Up (June 2001) by Janet Evanovich (Trenton NJ - 65 miles)
15.7 The Princess Diaries (2000) by Meg Cabot (Manhattan)
15.8 The Coffin Dancer (1998) by Jeffery Deaver (NYC - 6 miles)
15.9 The Gold Coast (1990) by Nelson DeMille (Long Island - 50 miles)
15.10 The Great Gatsby (1925) by F Scott Fitzgerald (Long Island - 50 miles)

Revised Post

15.1 The Replacement Wife (Feb 2012) by Eileen Goudge (Manhattan)
15.2 Unnatural Acts (Jan 2012)by Stuart Woods (NYC)
15.3 Tick Tock (2010) by James Patterson (NYC)
15.4 Espresso Shot (2008) by Cleo Coyle (NYC)
15.5 The Boy Next Door (2002) by Meg Cabot (NYC)
15.6 Seven Up (June 2001) by Janet Evanovich (Trenton NJ)
15.7 The Princess Diaries (2000) by Meg Cabot (Manhattan)
15.8 The Coffin Dancer (1998) by Jeffery Deaver (NYC)
15.9 Mallory's Oracle 1994) by Carol O'Connell (NYC)
15.10 The Great Gatsby (1925) by F Scott Fitzgerald (Long Island)


message 10: by Joanna (last edited Dec 27, 2012 11:38AM) (new)

Joanna (Walker) | 927 comments Location: New York City
(1920-2011)

15.1 The Sleepless Nanny by Christa Charter (2011) (NYC - Manhattan)
15.2 The Privileges by Jonathan Dee (2010) (NYC) --includes >10% in Pittsburgh
15.2 Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter by Phoebe Damrosch (2007) (NYC - Manhattan)
15.3 Doormen by Peter Bearman (2005) (NYC - Manhattan)
15.4 Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc (2003) (NYC - Bronx) -- technically fits, but lots of the book is in Troy/Albany and so I'm going to use it for a RWS task instead
15.4 Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family by Patricia Volk (Oct. 2001) (NYC - Manhattan?)
15.5 Kissing in Manhattan by David Schickler (June 2001) (NYC - Manhattan)
15.6 Tepper Isn't Going Out by Calvin Trillin (??? 2001) (NYC - Manhattan)
15.7 This Side of Brightness by Colum McCann (1998) (NYC - Manhattan/Brooklyn)
15.8 Snow in August by Pete Hamill (1997) (NYC - Brooklyn)
15.9 The Blindfold by Siri Hustvedt (1992) (NYC)
15.9 My Name Is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok (1972) (NYC - Brooklyn) --YA listing
15.10 Hungry Hearts by Anzia Yezierska (1920) (NYC - Manhattan)

Possible substitutes:
Keys to the City: Tales of a New York City Locksmith by Joel Kostman (1997) (pending approval)


message 13: by Norma (last edited Nov 28, 2012 09:24AM) (new)

Norma | 697 comments LLL Second Location: Los Angeles

15.1 Farewell, My Lovely (1940) by Raymond Chandler
15.2 The Ritual Bath (1986) by Faye Kellerman
15.3 Indigo Slam (1997) by Robert Crais
15.4 Swimming To Catalina (1998) by Stuart Woods
15.5 L.A. Requiem (1999) by Robert Crais
15.6 The Last Detective (2003) by Robert Crais
15.7 Blonde Ambition (2004) by Zoey Dean
15.8 The Lincoln Lawyer (2005) by Michael Connelly
15.9 The Watchman (2007) by Robert Crais
15.10 The Black Box (2012) by Michael Connelly

Revised posting

15.1 Farewell, My Lovely (1940) by Raymond Chandler
15.2 The Ritual Bath (1986) by Faye Kellerman
15.3 The Black Echo (1992) by Michael Connelly
15.4 Swimming To Catalina (1998) by Stuart Woods
15.5 L.A. Requiem (1999) by Robert Crais
15.6 Demolition Angel (2001) by Robert Crais
15.7 The Last Detective (2003) by Robert Crais
15.8 Blonde Ambition (2004) by Zoey Dean (Malibu)
15.9 The Lincoln Lawyer (2005) by Michael Connelly
15.10 The Black Box (2012) by Michael Connelly


message 14: by Arow (last edited Nov 27, 2012 05:10AM) (new)

Arow LLL First Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
1954 to 2011
From what I have found all the below take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. I will confirm after reading that all the short stories in Fade, Sag, Crumble take place in the city.

15.1 I'll Get You For This by James Hadley Chase (1954) - Las Vegas, Nevada - will confirm after reading that 90% takes place in Las Vegas
15.2 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson (1971) - Las Vegas, Nevada
15.3 The Desert Rose: A Novel by Larry McMurtry (1983) - Las Vegas, Nevada
15.4 Leaving Las Vegas by John O'Brien (1990) - Las Vegas, Nevada
15.5 The Winning Hand by Nora Roberts (1998) - Las Vegas, Nevada
15.6 Beautiful Children by Charles Bock (2008) - Las Vegas, Nevada
15.7 Pretty in Ink by Karen E. Olson (2010) - Las Vegas, Nevada
15.8 Driven to Ink by Karen E. Olson (2010) - Las Vegas, Nevada
15.9 Ink Flamingos by Karen E. Olson (2011) - Las Vegas, Nevada
15.10 Fade, Sag, Crumble: Ten Las Vegas Writers Confront Decay by Stephen Bates (2011) - Las Vegas, Nevada

Really excited to get started.

**as per a suggestion from Liz Vegas; I will replace any book above that does not fit with
:
Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas by Matthew O'Brien


message 15: by Kate S (last edited Nov 20, 2012 08:53PM) (new)

Kate S | 4700 comments Location: Chicago
1905-2007

15.1 The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, setting Chicago; published 1905: YA1170
15.2 Native Son by Richard Wright, setting Chicago; published 1940: canon
15.3 Dangling Man by Saul Bellow, setting Chicago; published 1944
15.4 The Man With the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren, setting Chicago; published 1949
15.5 Maud Martha: A Novel by Gwendolyn Brooks, setting Chicago; published 1953
15.6 The Untouchables by Eliot Ness, setting Chicago; published 1957
15.7 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, setting Chicago; published 1984: YA870
15.8 American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation by Adam Cohen, setting Chicago, published 2000
15.9 Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul by Karen Abbott, setting Chicago; published 2007
15.10 The Litigators by John Grisham

Back-up:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan, setting Chicago, published 2010: YA930


message 16: by Jayme(the ghost reader) (last edited Nov 18, 2012 09:10AM) (new)

Jayme(the ghost reader) (JaymeILtheghostreader) | 2007 comments Revised list
Location: Chicago
Years: 1951-2011

15.1 Storm Front by Jim Butcher (2000) Storm Front
15.2 If You Were Here (2011)http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/97...
15.3 The Chicago Way (2011)http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...
15.4 Crime and Punishment(Jane Jeffry 1) (1989) Grime and Punishment
15.5 The House on Mango St (1984)The House on Mango Street
15.6 It Had To Be You (Chicago Stars #1 1994)It Had to Be You
15.7 A Farewell To Yarns(Jane Jaffry #2) 1991 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38...
15.8 Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago(1971)Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago
15.9 Chicago: City On The Make(1951)Chicago: City on the Make
15.10 Some Girls Bite(Chicagoland Vampires #1 (2009)Some Girls Bite


message 17: by Mike (last edited Jan 22, 2013 06:53AM) (new)

Mike (Erasmus) | 45 comments Location: London
Years: 1837-2005

15.1 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1837)
15.2 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (1886)
15.3 The Sign of Fourby Arthur Conan Doyle (1890)
15.4 New Grub Street by George Gissing (1891)
15.5 The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (1898)
15.6 The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (1907)
15.7 Howards End by E.M. Forster (1910)
15.8 Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence (1912)
15.9 Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925)
15.10 The System of the World by Neal Stephenson (2005)

Lots of classics. I believe they all take place in London directly.


message 18: by Leigh (last edited Dec 15, 2012 09:35AM) (new)

Leigh (knittingyogini) | 162 comments Location:Edinburgh, UK
Publication: 2010-1961

1 2010 And the Land Lay Still (Edinburgh)
2 2010 The Winter Sea (set in Aberdeenshire 127 mi from Edinburgh)*
3 2006 One Good Turn (Edinburgh)
4 2005 44 Scotland Street (Edinburgh)
5 2005 The Italian Secretary (Edinburgh)
6 2003 Buddha Da (Glasgow, 46 mi from Edinburgh)
7 1998 Garnethill (Glasgow)
8 1996 Quite Ugly One Morning (Edinburgh)
9 1987 Knots and Crosses (Edinburgh)
10 1961 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie(Edinburgh)

*According to the summary, Winter Sea is set in Aberdeenshire near the castle that inspired Dracula. If my Google-fu is accurate, this would be New Slains Castle on Cruden Bay and is 150 mi from the center of Edinburgh by the shortest drive. (Why have exactly 50 year span and not have exactly 150 miles? LOL)

12/3 Revised List
(reverse original order and substitute one Being Emily for Buddha Da)

12/15 Revised List
(removed The Italian Secretary and Being Emily, replaced with How Late it was, How Late and Espresso Tales, no longer in chronological order)
15.1 The Prime Miss Jean Brodie 1961completed
15.2 Knots and Crosses 1987 completed
15.3 Quite Ugly One Morning 1996 completed
15.4 Garnethill (Glasgow)1998
15.5 44 Scotland Street 2005
The Italian Secretary 2005
15.6 One Good Turn 2006
Being Emily (Glasgow) 2008
15.7 And the Land Lay Still 2010
15.8 The Winter Sea (Aberdeenshire) 2010
15.9 How Late It Was, How Late (Glasgow) 1994
15.10 Espresso Tales (Edinburgh

Alternates
The Night Calls
Hide and Seek (Edinburgh) 1990


message 19: by Deedee (last edited Feb 28, 2013 08:08AM) (new)

Deedee | 1435 comments Revised (Again)
Location: London, England
Goal: Archeologist
Publication: 1722 - 2012


1. 1722 A Journal of the Plague Year
2. 1886 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
3. 1889 The Nether World or 1891 New Grub Street
4. 1958 Dreaming Suburb
5. 1961 A Severed Head (there is a brief journey to Cambridge, 62 mi from London.) It
6. 1965 The Millstone
7. 1982 The London Embassy
8. 2007 Burning Bright
9. 2011 How it All Began
10. 2012 NW

Backups
1. 1929 Harriet Hume: A London Fantasy
2. 1950 Our Spoons Came from Woolworths
3. 2000 A Conspiracy of Paper
4. 2003 The Hanover Square Affair
5. 2009 The Hand That First Held Mine
6. 2010 Mr. Chartwell: A Novel

After looking at other people's approved London lists, I've added additional backups:
Additional Backups
1944 Forever Amber
1965 At Bertram's Hotel
1997 Jack Maggs
2009 Her Fearful Symmetry

Consolidated List of Future Reads
1961 A Severed Head (there is a brief journey to Cambridge, 62 mi from London.)
1965 At Bertram's Hotel
1965 The Millstone
1982 The London Embassy
1997 Jack Maggs
2000 A Conspiracy of Paper
2003 The Hanover Square Affair
2007 Burning Bright
2009 The Hand That First Held Mine
2009 Her Fearful Symmetry
2010 Mr. Chartwell: A Novel
2011 How it All Began
2012 NW



And, lastly, here's the list of what I actually read for this task:
Location: London, England
Publication: 1722 - 2012


1. 1722 A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
2. 1889 The Nether World by George R. Gissing
3. 1950 Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns
4. 1958 Dreaming Suburb by R.F. Delderfield
5. 1982 The London Embassy by Paul Theroux


message 20: by Don (The Book Guy) (last edited Feb 16, 2013 08:21PM) (new)

Don (The Book Guy) (DontheLibrarian) | 796 comments Location: St. Louis
Publication: 1942-2001

1. Meet Me In St. Louis-Sally Benson(1942)
2. The Glass Menagerie-Tennessee Williams (1944)
3. A Woman of Means: A Novel-Peter Taylor (1950)
4. Catfish and Crystal-Ernest Kirschten (1960)
5. Lion of the Valley: St. Louis, Missouri, 1764-1980-James Neal Primm (1981)
6. Ride The Lightning-John Lutz (1987)
7. The Twenty-Seventh City-Jonathan Franzen (1988)
7. Killshot-Elmore Leonard (1989)
8. Goldman's Anatomy-Glenn Savan(1994)
9. Gallows Hill-Lois Duncan (1997) Lexile 900
10. The Borrower-Rebecca Makkai (2011)(Hannibal, 116 mi)
10. The St. Louis Irish: An Unmatched Celtic Community-William Barnaby
Faherty (2001)


message 21: by Tien (last edited Nov 25, 2012 11:17PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 1440 comments Location: Sydney, Australia

1894 - Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner
1957 - They're a Weird Mob by Nino Culotta
1963 - Careful He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliott
1973 - The Eye of the Storm by Patrick White
1980 - Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park (900L)
1993 - The Women in Black by Madeleine St. John
1995 - Eat Me by Linda Jaivin
2004 - The Idea of Home Autobiographical Essay by John Hughes (Cessnock is approx 154km from Sydney)
2006 - Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox
2007 - Without Consent by Kathryn Fox

Backup:
2010 - Death by the Book by Lenny Bartulin
2011 - Five Bells by Gail Jones


message 22: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Historian
Location: London, England
1843 - 2012

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (London, 1843)
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (London, 1887)
Crooked House by Agatha Christie (London, 1949)
The Professor & the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity & the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon winchester (Crowthorne-Berkshire, 40 miles from London, 1998)
London: A Biography by Peter Ackroyd (London, 2000)
The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner (London, 2003)
The Minutes of the Lazarus Club by Tony Pollard (London, 2008)
The Final Act Of Mr Shakespeare by Robert Winder (London, 2010)
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (London, 2011)
The Black Mile by Mark Dawson (London, 2012)


message 23: by Bea (last edited Jan 06, 2013 12:08PM) (new)

Bea | 1107 comments Location: London, England
1722-2009
Historian (read in order)

15.1 A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1722) abandoned
15.1 Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1837)
15.2 A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887)
A Christmas Carol (1843) (alternate)
15.3 The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (1890)
15.4 Pygmalion: A Romance in Five Acts by George Bernard Shaw (1913)
15.5 Enter A Murderer by Ngaio Marsh (1935)
15.6 Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer (1978)
15.7 Death at Buckingham Palace (1996)
15.8 A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss (2000)
15.9 With No One as Witness by Elizabeth George (2005)
15.10 Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger (2009)

Possible alternates:
A Conspiracy of Violence (2006)
The Whitechapel Conspiracy (2001)
Whom the Gods Love (1995)
At Bertram's Hotel (1965)


message 24: by Anika (last edited Nov 28, 2012 05:13PM) (new)

Anika | 982 comments Location: NYC, 1880-2012

15.1 Washington Square by Henry James (1880, Lexile 1030)
15.2 Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas (1978)
15.3 Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson (1999)
15.4 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron (2007, Lexile 1010)
15.5 Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City by Michelle Nevius (24 Mar 2009)
15.6 Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (23 June 2009)
15.7 The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (29 Dec 2009)
15.8 The Ghost of Greenwich Village: A Novel by Lorna Graham (1 Jan 2011)
15.9 Table 21 by T. Rafael Cimino (11 June 2011)
15.10 No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller by Vaunda Michaux Nelson (2012, Lexile 850)

Possible alternatives:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Miss Lonelyhearts
Motherless Brooklyn
The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York
The Other Life


message 25: by Erin (new)

Erin (eecamp) Location: Barcelona, Spain (1945-2011)

As near as I can tell, they all take place in the city of Barcelona.

15.1 The Shadow of the Windby Carlos Ruiz Zafon (2001)
15.2 Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones(2006)
15.3 The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (2008)
15.4 Nada by Carmen Laforet (1945)
15.5 The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant by Pablo Tusset (2001)
15.6 The Gaudi Key: A Novel by Esteban Martin (2007)
15.7 Barcelona by Robert Hughes (1992)
15.8 Southern Seas by Manuel Vasquez Montalban (1979)
15.9 Barcelona Noir by Adriana V. Lopez (2011)
15.10 A Dead Man in Barcelona by Michael Pierce (2008)


message 26: by Sara Grace (last edited Dec 01, 2012 12:48PM) (new)

Sara Grace  (SaraGrace34) | 141 comments Historian
Location: Dublin, Ireland
1914 - 2012

15.1 Dubliners(1914)
15.2 The Last September (1929) - No Bonus
15.3 At Swim-Two-Birds (1939) - No Bonus
15.4 The Country Girls (1960) No Bonus
15.5 The Lonely Girl (1962) No Bonus
15.6 Troubles (1970) No Bonus
15.7 The Book of Evidence (1989) Dublin
15.8 The Gathering (2007) Dublin (Pending)
15.9 A Death in Summer (2011) - Dublin
15.10 Broken Harbor(2012) - Dublin



Alternatives: The Forgotten Waltz in a suburb of Dublin & The Ginger Man at Trinity College.


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message 28: by Erin (NY) (new)

Erin (NY) (erin_p) | 2 comments Location: Saint Petersburg(aka Leningrad), Russia

15.1 The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great by Eva Stachniak (2012)
15.2 Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie (2011)
15.3 The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall (2010)
15.4 The Romanov Bride by Robert Alexander (2008)
15.5 The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean (2007)
15.6 Dancer by Colum McCann (2004)
15.7 City of Thieves by David Benioff (2004)
15.8 The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons (2001)
15.9 Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov (1951)
15.10 Petersburg by Andrey Bely (1913)

Backups:
The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoy (1889)
Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1871)
Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov (1859)

* Note: A lot of the older books I listed the original publication date, which differs from the translation date.


message 29: by Sam (last edited Jan 14, 2013 06:55PM) (new)

Sam (theliteraryhooker) | 996 comments I've revised my list and found a substitute, just in case one of the others doesn't work.

Location: London
Publication: 1843-2011


15.1 - A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens (1843)
15.2 - The War of the Worlds - HG Wells (1898)
15.3 - Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (1925)
15.4 - The End of the Affair - Graham Greene (1951)
15.5 - London Fields - Martin Amis (1989)
15.6 - Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby (1992)
15.7 - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon (2003) (Set in Swindon, ~80mi from London according to Google Maps.)
15.8 - The Map of Time - Felix J. Palma (2008)
15.9 - The Hand That First Held Mine - Maggie O'Farrell (2009)
15.10 - The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel - Anthony Horowitz (2011)


message 30: by Paula (last edited Dec 05, 2012 08:29PM) (new)

Paula | 163 comments Location: London
Goal: Archaeologist
Time period: 1748 - 2009

*As best as I can determine, all of the below books are set primarily (90%) in London.*

1. Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure - John Cleland (1748)
2. The Secret Agent - Joseph Conrad (1907)
3. Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf (1925)
4. Forever Amber - Kathleen Winsor (1944)
5. ATaste for Death - P.D. James (1986)
6. About a Boy - Nick Hornby (1998)
7. London: A Biography - Peter Ackroyd (2003)
**possible substitute: Full Dark House - Christopher Fowler (2004)
8. What Angels Fear - C.S. Harris (2005)
9. Dark Assassin - Anne Perry (2006)
10. Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII's Most Notorious Minister - Robert Hutchinson (2009)
**possible substitute: Execution Dock: A Novel - Anne Perry (2009)


message 31: by Cory Day (last edited Feb 20, 2013 04:13AM) (new)

Cory Day (cors36) | 1196 comments Location: Pittsburgh
Goal: Archeologist
Time Period: 1953-2011

1. The Dutchman Died, and Other Tales of Pittsburgh's Southside - Southside neighborhood of Pittsburgh - 1955
2. Life and Architecture in Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh - 1983
3. The Spencers of Amberson Avenue: A Turn-of-the-Century Memoir - Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh - 1983
4. Remaking of Pittsburgh, The - Pittsburgh - 1984
*alt Fences - Hill District neigborhood of Pittsburgh - 1986 *
5. Sons And Daughters Of Labor: Class And Clerical Work In Turn Of The Century Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh - 1990
6. Bing Crosby's Last Song: A Novel - Pittsburgh - 1998
7. Everyday People - 2001 (East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh)
8. The Paris of Appalachia: Pittsburgh in the Twenty-First Century - Pittsburgh - 2009
*alt Monongahela Dusk - McKeesport (~12 mi from Pittsburgh) - 2009
9. Borrowed Time - Pittsburgh - 2009
10. Pittsburgh Noir - Pittsburgh - 2011
*alt After the Fog - Donora (~20 mi from Pittsburgh) - 2012

**updated to remove The Piano Lesson and switch The Paris of Appalachia from alt to #8


message 33: by Anika (last edited Feb 04, 2013 10:11AM) (new)

Anika | 982 comments Location: NYC, 1880-2012, REVISED (the ** books require approval)

15.1 Washington Square by Henry James (1880, Lexile 1030)
15.2 Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan by Rem Koolhaas (1978)
15.3 Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson (1999)
15.4 The Subway Chronicles: Scenes from Life in New York (2006)
15.5 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron (9 May 2007, Lexile 1010)
**15.6 I Speak of the City: Poems of New York (25 Sept 2007)
15.7 The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (29 Dec 2009)
15.8 The Ghost of Greenwich Village: A Novel by Lorna Graham (1 Jan 2011)
15.9 Table 21 by T. Rafael Cimino (11 June 2011)
**15.10 Georgia, A New York Story by Carol Lucha-Burns (23 Dec 2012)


Possible alternatives:
Inside the Apple: A Streetwise History of New York City by Michelle Nevius (24 Mar 2009)
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann (23 June 2009)
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


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