This week’s topic is 5 Books Set in a Foreign Country
This is a great topic for me because I LOVE reading books set in foreign countries and in history. I read both fiction and non-fiction, but I will limit this list to fiction because that is what usually inspires me to travel:
- A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (India). This is one of my all-time favorite books that I need to re-read. It provides a glimpse into both the good and not-so-good sides of India in the years after achieving independence.
- A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka (Poland). This novel shows the city of Krakow at two different times of rebirth – at the beginning of Communism in Poland and after its fall.
- A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cosse (France). Anything set in Paris and about a bookstore will get my attention every time.
- The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Japan). A simple novel that to me embodied what I consider Japanese life to be.
- The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (England). I absolutely love this book and its story of postwar life on the island of Guernsey.
What are some of your favorite books set in a foreign country?