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Around the World in 32 Books

Travel from Iceland to Peru through these must-read fiction books from 32 different countries.

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    Sea Prayer Book Cover Picture
    Sea Prayer Book Cover Picture

    Sea Prayer

    by Khaled Hosseini

    Syria
    Sea Prayer Book Cover Picture
    Sea Prayer Book Cover Picture

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    Killing Commendatore Book Cover Picture
    Killing Commendatore Book Cover Picture

    Killing Commendatore

    by Haruki Murakami

    Japan
    Killing Commendatore Book Cover Picture
    Killing Commendatore Book Cover Picture

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    Born a Crime Book Cover Picture
    Born a Crime Book Cover Picture

    Born a Crime

    by Trevor Noah

    South Africa
    Born a Crime Book Cover Picture
    Born a Crime Book Cover Picture

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    The Old Drift Book Cover Picture
    The Old Drift Book Cover Picture

    The Old Drift

    by Namwali Serpell

    Zambia
    The Old Drift Book Cover Picture
    The Old Drift Book Cover Picture

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    Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss Book Cover Picture
    Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss Book Cover Picture

    Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

    by Rajeev Balasubramanyam

    England
    Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss Book Cover Picture
    Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss Book Cover Picture

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    True History of the Kelly Gang Book Cover Picture
    True History of the Kelly Gang Book Cover Picture

    True History of the Kelly Gang

    by Peter Carey

    Australia
    True History of the Kelly Gang Book Cover Picture
    True History of the Kelly Gang Book Cover Picture

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    The Last Girl Book Cover Picture
    The Last Girl Book Cover Picture

    The Last Girl

    by Nadia Murad

    Iraq
    The Last Girl Book Cover Picture
    The Last Girl Book Cover Picture

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    Three Strong Women Book Cover Picture
    Three Strong Women Book Cover Picture

    Three Strong Women

    by Marie NDiaye

    Senegal
    Three Strong Women Book Cover Picture
    Three Strong Women Book Cover Picture

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    Human Acts Book Cover Picture
    Human Acts Book Cover Picture

    Human Acts

    by Han Kang

    South Korea
    Human Acts Book Cover Picture
    Human Acts Book Cover Picture

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    Girls of Riyadh Book Cover Picture
    Girls of Riyadh Book Cover Picture

    Girls of Riyadh

    by Rajaa Alsanea

    Saudi Arabia
    Girls of Riyadh Book Cover Picture
    Girls of Riyadh Book Cover Picture

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    The Lady and the Unicorn Book Cover Picture
    The Lady and the Unicorn Book Cover Picture

    The Lady and the Unicorn

    by Tracy Chevalier

    Belgium
    The Lady and the Unicorn Book Cover Picture
    The Lady and the Unicorn Book Cover Picture

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    Girl at War Book Cover Picture
    Girl at War Book Cover Picture

    Girl at War

    by Sara Novic

    Croatia
    Girl at War Book Cover Picture
    Girl at War Book Cover Picture

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    The Scarred Woman Book Cover Picture
    The Scarred Woman Book Cover Picture

    The Scarred Woman

    by Jussi Adler-Olsen

    Denmark
    The Scarred Woman Book Cover Picture
    The Scarred Woman Book Cover Picture

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    The Map of Love Book Cover Picture
    The Map of Love Book Cover Picture

    The Map of Love

    by Ahdaf Soueif

    Egypt
    The Map of Love Book Cover Picture
    The Map of Love Book Cover Picture

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    The Perfect Nanny Book Cover Picture
    The Perfect Nanny Book Cover Picture

    The Perfect Nanny

    by Leila Slimani

    France
    The Perfect Nanny Book Cover Picture
    The Perfect Nanny Book Cover Picture

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    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Book Cover Picture
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Book Cover Picture

    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    by John le Carré

    Germany
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Book Cover Picture
    The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Book Cover Picture

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    Independent People Book Cover Picture
    Independent People Book Cover Picture

    Independent People

    by Halldor Laxness

    Iceland
    Independent People Book Cover Picture
    Independent People Book Cover Picture

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    We Were the Lucky Ones Book Cover Picture
    We Were the Lucky Ones Book Cover Picture

    We Were the Lucky Ones

    by Georgia Hunter

    Poland
    We Were the Lucky Ones Book Cover Picture
    We Were the Lucky Ones Book Cover Picture

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    The High Mountains of Portugal Book Cover Picture
    The High Mountains of Portugal Book Cover Picture

    The High Mountains of Portugal

    by Yann Martel

    Portugal
    The High Mountains of Portugal Book Cover Picture
    The High Mountains of Portugal Book Cover Picture

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    The Romanov Empress Book Cover Picture
    The Romanov Empress Book Cover Picture

    The Romanov Empress

    by C. W. Gortner

    Russia
    The Romanov Empress Book Cover Picture
    The Romanov Empress Book Cover Picture

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    My Inventions and Other Writings Book Cover Picture
    My Inventions and Other Writings Book Cover Picture

    My Inventions and Other Writings

    by Nikola Tesla

    Serbia
    My Inventions and Other Writings Book Cover Picture
    My Inventions and Other Writings Book Cover Picture

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    This Too Shall Pass Book Cover Picture
    This Too Shall Pass Book Cover Picture

    This Too Shall Pass

    by Milena Busquets

    Spain
    This Too Shall Pass Book Cover Picture
    This Too Shall Pass Book Cover Picture

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    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book Cover Picture
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book Cover Picture

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    by Stieg Larsson

    Sweden
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book Cover Picture
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Book Cover Picture

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    Hausfrau Book Cover Picture
    Hausfrau Book Cover Picture

    Hausfrau

    by Jill Alexander Essbaum

    Switzerland
    Hausfrau Book Cover Picture
    Hausfrau Book Cover Picture

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    The Last Thing He Wanted Book Cover Picture
    The Last Thing He Wanted Book Cover Picture

    The Last Thing He Wanted

    by Joan Didion

    Costa Rica
    The Last Thing He Wanted Book Cover Picture
    The Last Thing He Wanted Book Cover Picture

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    Caramelo Book Cover Picture
    Caramelo Book Cover Picture

    Caramelo

    by Sandra Cisneros

    Mexico
    Caramelo Book Cover Picture
    Caramelo Book Cover Picture

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    The World in Half Book Cover Picture
    The World in Half Book Cover Picture

    The World in Half

    by Cristina Henriquez

    Panama
    The World in Half Book Cover Picture
    The World in Half Book Cover Picture

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    The Aleph and Other Stories Book Cover Picture
    The Aleph and Other Stories Book Cover Picture

    The Aleph and Other Stories

    by Jorge Luis Borges

    Argentina
    The Aleph and Other Stories Book Cover Picture
    The Aleph and Other Stories Book Cover Picture

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    Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon Book Cover Picture
    Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon Book Cover Picture

    Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon

    by Jorge Amado

    Brazil
    Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon Book Cover Picture
    Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon Book Cover Picture

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    Half of a Yellow Sun Book Cover Picture
    Half of a Yellow Sun Book Cover Picture

    Half of a Yellow Sun

    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Nigeria
    Half of a Yellow Sun Book Cover Picture
    Half of a Yellow Sun Book Cover Picture

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    The King Is Always Above the People Book Cover Picture
    The King Is Always Above the People Book Cover Picture

    The King Is Always Above the People

    by Daniel Alarcón

    Peru
    The King Is Always Above the People Book Cover Picture
    The King Is Always Above the People Book Cover Picture

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    The Invisible Mountain Book Cover Picture
    The Invisible Mountain Book Cover Picture

    The Invisible Mountain

    by Carolina De Robertis

    Uruguay
    The Invisible Mountain Book Cover Picture
    The Invisible Mountain Book Cover Picture

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