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GLOBAL NOVELS - With Comments
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Titles selected for this list contain one or more of these criteria:
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written by a critically reviewed contemporary author, the author is from the country,
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the book has a historical aspect that offers a deep understanding of place and people,
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the book reveals current global history and/or issues.
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*asterisk indicates that an audio book version is available
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COUNTRYCALL #TITLEAUTHORCOMMENTS
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Afghanistan305.3 NordbUnderground Girls of KabulNordberg, Jennygirls raised as boys
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Afghanistan305.48 RODKabul Beauty SchoolRodriguez, Deborahmodern day Kabul
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Afghanistan796.33 AYUHowever Tall the MountainAyub, Awistagirls soccer
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Afghanistan958.1 LUTLone SurvivorLuttrell, MarcusAfghan war & Navy SEALS
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Afghanistan958.104 CRICharlie Wilson's WarCrile, Georgeintelligence CIA
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Afghanistan958.104 JonesKabul in WinterJones, Annlife after the Taliban
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Afghanistan958.104 JUNWarJunger, Sebastiansoldiers in war
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Afghanistan958.104 NawaOpium NationNawa, Faribachild brides & drug lords
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Afghanistan958.104 ParneOutlaw PlatoonParnell, Seancombat platoon- front lines of war
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AfghanistanB OmarA Fort of Nine TowersOmar, Qais Akbarfamily life - civil war
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AfghanistanB Sadeed
Forbidden Lessons in Kabul guesthouse
Sadeed, Surayasocial reform - education
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AfghanistanB SIDDressmaker of Khair Khana
Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
sisterhood in Kabul under Taliban
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AfghanistanFIC AckerGreen on BlueAckerman, Elliotteen boys caught in Afghan war
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AfghanistanFIC BUSBorn Under a Million ShadowsBusfield, Andreamodern day Kabul
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AfghanistanFIC Hosseand the Mountains EchoedHosseini, Khaledfamily life in Afghanistan
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AfghanistanFIC HOSThe Kite RunnerHosseini, Khaledboys/ Taliban
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AfghanistanFIC HOSA Thousand Splendid SunsHosseini, Khaledchild brides/civil war
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AfghanistanFIC MurariThe Taliban Cricket ClubMurari, Timeri
love, friendship, and fellowship in Kabul
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AfghanistanFIC RODCup of FriendshipRodriguez, DeborahKabul coffee shop & real life
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AfghanistanFIC Roy-BhThe Watch
Roy-Bhattacharya, Joydeep
soldiers in war
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AfghanistanFIC StapleUnder the Persimmon TreeStaples, Suzannerefugee girl / Afghan war 2001
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AfghanistanFIC YOUThe Mullah's StormYoung, ThomasTaliban & Afghan wars
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AntiguaFIC KincaAnnie JohnKincaid, Jamaica
coming of age, mother-daughter bond
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Argentina982.06 Verbi
Confessions Argentine Dirty Warrior
Verbitsky, Horaciodirty way confessional
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ArgentinaFIC ENGThe Ministry of Special CasesEnglander, Nathan"dirty war" 1976. terrorist regimes
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Australia919.4 BrysoIn A Sunburned CountryBryson, Billtravel through the land down under
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AustraliaFIC NebsoThe BatNesbo, Jomurder, thriller, set in Sydney
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AustraliaFIC HarperThe DryHarper, jane
murder mystery, best friends, small town
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AustraliaFIC FrailloBone SparrowFraillon, Zanarefugee detention center, friendship
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AustriaFIC IRVSetting Free the BearsIrving, JohnVienna Zoo - 1967
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AustriaFIC SILDeath in ViennaSilva, DanHolocaust - thriller/art restoration
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BangladeshFIC ANAGood MuslimAnam, TahmimaIslamic radicalism
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BangladeshFIC BUDAsk Me No QuestionsBudhos, Marina14 y/o girl immigrant to NY
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Borneo915.95 HANStranger in the ForestHansen, Erictravelogue
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BosniaB MARBluebirdMaric, VesnaBosnian war refugee
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BosniaB TrebiThe Bosnia ListTrebincevic, Kenanescape from war zone
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BosniaFIC DorrosUnder the SunDorros, Arthurteen boy displaced by war
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BosniaFIC STA
How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone
Stanisic, SasaBosnian refugee
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BosniaFIC HEMNowhere Man
Hemon, Aleksandar Hemon
coming of age & immigration
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BosniaFIC GALCellist of SarajevoGalloway, Stevensurvival in war-torn Sarajevo235 p
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BotswanaFIC MCCThe #1 Ladies Detective Agency
McCall-Smith, Alexander
Mystery. 1st of series.
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BotswanaFIC MorseWhite dog fell from the skyMorse, Eleanorapartheid and modern-day Botswana
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BrazilFIC PeetThe PenaltyPeet, Malmystery of missing soccer player
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Burma940.54 CrokeElephant Company
Croke, Vicki Constantine
Elephant walla, war 1942
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BurmaFIC CONThe Lizard CageConnelly, Karengangsters.torture.prison
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BurmaFIC TAKHarp of BurmaTakeyama, MichioWWII - Japanese troops
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BurundiB DEOStrength in What RemainsKidder, Tracygenocide - war in Burundi in 1994
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CambodiaB MAMRoad of Lost InnocenceMam, Somalyyoung girls & sexual slavery
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CambodiaFIC CREChildren of the RiverCrew, Linda13 y/o Cambodian refugee in Oregon*eBook
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CambodiaFIC RatnerIn The Shadow of the BanyanRatner, VaddeyKhmer Rouge
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CambodiaFIC WrighThe Rent CollectorWright, Camrontrash scavenging for recyclables
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CambodiaB UngFirst They Killed My FatherUng, Loung
memoir surviving the Khmer Rouge regime
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Canada599.77 MOWNever Cry WolfMowat, FarleyInuits & wild wolves
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CanadaFIC ONDIn the Skin of a LionOndatje,MichaelCanadian wilderness, history, politics
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CanadaFIC PROShipping NewsProulx, AnnieNewfoundland
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CanadaFIC RichlImposter BrideRichler, Nancy
post WWII, disappearance of mail order bride
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CaribbeanFIC KEYThe JumbeeKeyes, PamelaPhantom of the Opera retelling
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ChileFIC ALLThe House of SpiritsAllende, Isabelhistorical overview -1973 coup.
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China303.48 HES
Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip
Hessler, Petermodern day journey through China
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China305.89 LevyKosher ChineseLevy, Michael
living, teaching & eating with China's other billion
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China331.4 ChangFactory Girls: From Village to CityChang, Leslie T.
young women and Chinese assembly lines
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China951 HESOracle BonesHessler, Peterjourney through time in China
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China915.1 HES
River Town: Two Years of the Yangtze
Hessler, PeterPeace Corps volunteer
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ChinaB CHAWild SwansChang, Jung3 generations 1920-1980
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ChinaB MAHFalling LeavesMah, Adelineabuse/ Chinese revolution 1940s+
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ChinaB SALIron and SilkSalzman, Markteaching English in 1980s China
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China305.48 WangBeijing BastardWang, Valuncertainties of modern day China
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ChinaB ZHASocialism is Great!Zhang, Lijiamodern day memoir
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ChinaFIC BINTree of HeavenBinstock, R. C.historical China / love affair
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ChinaFIC GUO
Twenty Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
Guo, Xiaolumodern day
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ChinaFIC JINBridegroomJin, Hastory collection
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ChinaFIC JINOcean of WordsJin, Hastories Chinese stories
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ChinaFIC JINIn the PondJin, Hafactory worker & cartoon
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ChinaFIC JINWaitingJin, Haarranged marriage / 1949-1976
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ChinaFIC JINWar TrashJin, HaPOW's in US camps, Korean War
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