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message 1: by Rosemarie (last edited Dec 29, 2020 08:55AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3018 comments This is a long term challenge. My goal is to read books set in places I have visited, either a specific city or the region in which the city is found.

In addition, I am including a list of the countries I visited by book, in messages 55 to 60.


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß by Robert Musil
Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törleß by Robert Musil

The book is set in the vicinity of Eisenstadt, Austria.


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Hayley Shaver | 38 comments cool - - tell me how the book reads


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments It was an interesting look at the life of a young man in a boarding school in Austria.


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Some Great Thing by Lawrence Hill
Some Great Thing by Lawrence Hill

This book is set in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
I visited it during the summer, when the weather is nice. It is very cold there during the winter time.


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments They Were Counted by Miklós Bánffy
They Were Counted by Miklós Bánffy

Budapest and Transylvania.


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Voyage Au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne
Voyage Au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne

The book ends on the island of Stromboli, in the Mediterranean Sea.


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes
Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes

Taormina - Sicily
Athens, the Peloponnese, Parnassos, Acharova, Delphi - Greece


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments The Golem by Gustav Meyrink
The Golem by Gustav Meyrink

Prague, Czech Republic.


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Embers by Sándor Márai
Embers by Sándor Márai

Vienna, Austria


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Tonio Kröger by Thomas Mann
Tonio Kröger  by Thomas Mann

Munich, Germany


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Ruth | 422 comments This is a great idea; I always find it fascinating to follow characters along streets I've visited or discovering a place from a book I've read. It was great to wander around Barcelona after reading Carlos Ruiz Zafón's La sombra del viento

A few years ago before visiting Amsterdam I read Amsterdam with a selection of extracts about the city. However I found reading The Miniaturist much more satisfying.


message 14: by Rosemarie (last edited Oct 27, 2019 08:56PM) (new)

Rosemarie | 3018 comments Thanks,
Barcelona is definitely on my to visit in real life list after reading so many books set there, including the Ruiz Zafon books.


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland by Hugh Thomson
The White Rock An Exploration of the Inca Heartland by Hugh Thomson

Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island by Julie V. Watson
Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island by Julie V. Watson

Charlottetown, Summerside, Prince Edward Island


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Village Of The Small Houses: A Memoir Of Sorts by Ian Ferguson
Village Of The Small Houses A Memoir Of Sorts by Ian Ferguson

Edmonton, Alberta
Regina, Saskatchewan


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments The Girls They Left Behind by Bernice Thurman Hunter
The Girls They Left Behind by Bernice Thurman Hunter

Toronto, Ontario
Halifax, Nova Scotia


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery
Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery

North Shore of Prince Edward Island


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Styria(Steiermark) Austria


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Detroit, Michigan


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Cut Stones and Crossroads: A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru by Ronald Wright
Cut Stones and Crossroads A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru by Ronald Wright

Lima, Cusco, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Taquile Island
all in Peru


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments They Were Divided by Miklós Bánffy
They Were Divided by Miklós Bánffy

Budapest and Transylvania


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Amsterdam, Paris, Budapest, Bucharest


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Der Goldene Topf by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Der Goldene Topf by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Dresden, Germany


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Stamboul Train by Graham Greene
Stamboul Train by Graham Greene

Cologne, Germany
Vienna, Austria
Budapest, Hungary


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Ahead of Time: My Early Years as a Foreign Correspondent by Ruth Gruber
Ahead of Time My Early Years as a Foreign Correspondent by Ruth Gruber

Berchtesgaden, Berlin and Cologne, Germany


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments The Man in the Ice by Konrad Spindler
The Man in the Ice by Konrad Spindler

Alto Adige, Italy


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb
Journey by Moonlight by Antal Szerb

Budapest, Hungary
Rome, Florence, Venice, Fiesole in Italy


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Rosemarie | 3018 comments Bergheimat by Ludwig Ganghofer
Bergheimat by Ludwig Ganghofer

Königsee, Bayern Germany


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