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message 1: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12973 comments Post your nominations here for the August group reads. A significant portion of the book must be set in the featured location. We will be reading books set in Lesotho and the Northwest Territories in Canada. We will also be featuring translated fiction authored by women. Here are lists to get you started:

Lesotho*:
Lesotho Group Book List: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Lesotho Bookshelf: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Northwest Territories
Canada Book List: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (Scroll down to "Books set in the Northwest Territories" heading-Post 17)
Bookshelf for Northwest Territories: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...

Translated Fiction by Women:
Nominate translated books of any genre of fiction that are written by women. Note: Book must be originally written in a language other than English. Many foreign authors write books in English - these would not qualify.


Books do not need to be present on these lists to be nominated. Authors, please do not nominate your own books.

For a list of books we have read in previous months, click here: Previously Read Group Read Books

*For our featured world country selection (this month it is Lesotho): If the book selected by popular vote is not written by a native or resident author, the book written by a native author with the highest votes will also be selected, resulting in two book selections for that country.


message 2: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1105 comments For translated fiction by women, I nominate The Open Door by Latifa Zayyat. It takes place in Egypt in the 1940s.


message 3: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1105 comments For Lesotho, I nominate Chaka by Thomas Mofolo.


message 5: by Ruth (new)

Ruth | 450 comments For translated fiction by a woman I nominate The Time in Between by María Dueñas, an earlier edition was called The Seamstress. This is a very engaging novel set in Morocco, Spain and Portugal and involving espionage during WW2, a real page turner.


message 6: by Laurie (new)

Laurie | 633 comments Lesotho - Little Suns by Zakes Mda
Translated fiction by women - Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck


message 7: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 44 comments Northwest Territories - Fatty Legs


message 8: by Missy J (new)

Missy J (missyj333) | 234 comments Translated fiction by women - So Long a Letter by Mariama Bâ


message 9: by Silver (new)

Silver Northwest Territories: The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney


message 10: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1105 comments Diane, when do noms close?


message 11: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12973 comments Carol wrote: "Diane, when do noms close?"

Tomorrow at midnight EST.


message 12: by Carol (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 1105 comments Diane wrote: "Carol wrote: "Diane, when do noms close?"

Tomorrow at midnight EST."


Thank you!


message 13: by Diane , Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane  | 12973 comments Nominations are now closed


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