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message 1: by Beth (last edited Mar 18, 2013 07:42AM) (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Ongoing plan. Starred are read.

*Afghanistan: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Asia)
Albania:Spring Flowers, Spring Frost by Ismail Kadare (Europe, 1001all),
Australia: Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey (1001, Oceania)
Austria: Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann (Europe, 2008,2010 1001)
Belgium: The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge (Europe, 1001all)
Bosnia: Death and the Dervish by Meša Selimović (Europe, 2008,2010 1001)
Bulgaria: Под игото by Иван Вазов (Ivan Vazov) (Europe, 2008,2010 1001)
or Ballad for Georg Henig by Viktor Paskov (Europe, 2008,2010 1001)
or The Green Hat by Michael Arlen
Burma/Myanmar: The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle (Asia)
Canada:Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill (NAm, ORANGE short)
Czech Republic: The Trial by Franz Kafka (Europe, 1001all)
Chile: 2666 by Roberto Bolaño(both S Amer, 1001 2008 and 2010)
*China: or The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (Asia, Pulitzer and Nobel Winner)
Colombia: Our Lady of the Assassins by Fernando Vallejo (S Amer, 2008,2010 1001)
Croatia: The Museum of Unconditional Surrender by Dubravka Ugrešić (Europe, 2008,2010 1001)
*Cuba: Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire (N. Am./C. Am/Carr)
*England: There but for the by Ali Smith(Europe, 1001 2012)
Ethiopia: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (Africa)
Germany: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (Europe, 1001all)
Greece: Z by Vassilis Vassilikos (Europe, 2008, 2010 1001)
Guinea: The Dark Child: The Autobiography of an African Boy by Camara Laye (Africa, 2008,2010 1001)
*Haiti The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier (N.Am/Carib, 1001 all)
Iceland: Independent People by Halldór Laxness (Europe, 1001all)
Indonesia: Men Against the Sea by Charles Bernard Nordhoff (Asia)
Iran: The Blind Owl bySadegh Hedayat (Asia/Mid East, 2008,2010 1001)
*Israel: The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart
Italy: The Child of Pleasure by Gabriele D'Annunzio (Europe, 2008,2010 1001)
Jamaica: Hallucinating FoucaultPatricia Duncker (N. Am/Car, 1001all)
*Japan: An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (Asia, 1001 all)
Lithuania: Promise at Dawn or Roots of Heaven by Romain Gary (Europe, 1001all)
*Madagascar: Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar by Colleen J. McElroy (Africa)
*Monaco: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides (Europe, 1001 2012)
Netherlands: The Quest by Frederik van Eeden (Europe, 2008,2010 1001)
Norway: Hunger by Knut Hamsun (Europe, 1001all) or
Giants in the Earth: A Saga of the PrairieOle E. Rolvaag
Pakistan: The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Asia/MidEast 2006, 2008)
*Poland: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (Europe, 1001 2012)
ALSO The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories by Bruno Schulz (Europe, 1001)
Samoa: Leaves of the Banyan Tree by Albert Wendt(Oceania)
Scotland: Ivanhoe by Walter Scott (Europe, 1001all) or Buddha Da by Anne Donovan (Europe, Orange Shortlist)
Slovenia: Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho(Europe or S America, 1001all)
Sri Lanka: The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (MidEast/Asia, could also be Africa, Europe, N. Am, 1001 all)
Tibet The Wheel of Darkness by Douglas Preston (Asia)
Trinidad and Tobago: Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1001, Carib)
*US: Invisible by Paul Auster (N. Am, 1001 2010)


message 2: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments I'll add these to the main post, but just knocked of England and the US with There but for the by Ali Smith and Invisible by Paul Auster.


message 3: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Just finished Israel: The Crisis of Zionism by Peter Beinart


message 4: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Bumped to next year:

Israel: Black Box by Amos Oz (Asia/Mid East, 2008,2010 1001)


message 5: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Finished The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck for China.

Bumping Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu (Asia, Mann Asia Winner) to next year.


message 7: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) You're doing great Beth!


message 8: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Cuba is down with Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire. Bet he is an amazing professor--his writing is fabulous.


message 9: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Madagascar was a bit of a let down: Over the Lip of the World: Among the Storytellers of Madagascar by Colleen J. McElroy but it's done.


message 10: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Judy wrote: Agree, Beth, I finished it this morning and felt the same"

Glad it's not just me.


message 11: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Yea! Afghanistan done. A Thousand Splendid Suns


message 13: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Japan done: An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro (Asia, 1001 all)


message 14: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Just leaving Haiti with The Kingdom of This World, which was great!

Review is here: http://bethslistlove.wordpress.com/20...


message 15: by Beth (new)

Beth (eparks4232) | 311 comments Also read for Poland, couldn't help myself doubling up, The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories by Bruno Schulz


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