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message 1: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments I want to do Norway because I have some relatives from there. Anyone know of books set there or ways to look those up? thanks!



message 2: by Patricia (new)

Patricia | 686 comments Hunger by Knut Hamsun Hunger

Here's a classic that's not too long to read either.




message 3: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) not sure if you like mysteries, you can go to stopyourekillingme.com and click on location

also bibliotravel( google will link you) has a LOT of options by country hth


message 4: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments i found one! The Orange Girl


message 5: by Heidi (new)

Heidi | 52 comments In terms of crime novels, Karin Fossum's books are set in Norway...


message 8: by L. (new)

L. | 74 comments I'm Norwegian, so I could suggest lots of books set in Norway. I'm not quite sure which books are translated to English though. But all the books mentioned above are good choices, the books by Karin Fossum are great and the Sigrid Undset books too. And The House With the Blind Glass Windows is supposed to be great, though I haven't actually read that one...

Feel free to ask me about Norwegian books if you have any questions :)


message 9: by Nicole (new)

Nicole | 1314 comments Lene wrote: "I'm Norwegian, so I could suggest lots of books set in Norway. I'm not quite sure which books are translated to English though. But all the books mentioned above are good choices, the books by Kari..."
thanks! Have you read
The Orange Girl?


message 10: by L. (new)

L. | 74 comments I haven't read The Orange Girl but it's supposed to be good. It was actually made into a movie last year. All Jostein Gaarder's book are really popular, so I think it could be a good choice :)




message 11: by Jo (new)

Jo I read "The Orange Girl" a few years ago and really enjoyed it.


message 12: by Diane (new)

Diane | 742 comments Here's a couple that haven't been mentioned:

Out Stealing Horses A Novel by Per Petterson
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder


message 13: by Lisa May (new)

Lisa May (lisamayday) | 2 comments I second all of the suggestions for Jostein Gaarer's books. I enjoyed Through A Glass, Darkly (as well as Sophie's World and The Orange Girl)


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