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Reading Across Borders: 2009 Progress


Reading Across Borders – Progress as of June 30, 2009 (58 countries visited)
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Books Read in 2009
  1. Czech Republic - The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera (review)
  2. Guyana - The Ventriloquist's Tale - Pauline  Melville (review)
  3. Venezuela - Iphigenia - Teresa de la Parra (review)
  4. Uruguay - The Shipyard - Juan Carlos Onetti (review)
  5. Tanzania - Desertion - Abulrazak Gurnah (review)
  6. St Lucia - Omeros - Derek Walcott (review)

Complete List of Countries Read (with links to reviews where available)
All "visits" are based on author's nationality, unless marked with an asterisk, which indicates "sense of place." 

North America

USA – The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck (review)
Canada - Fall on Your Knees - Ann-Marie MacDonald (review)
Mexico - The Book of Lamentations - Rosario Castellanos (review)

Central America and the Caribbean
Haiti - Breath, Eyes, Memory - Edwidge Danticat (review)
St Lucia - Omeros - Derek Walcott (review)

South America
Argentina - My Name is Light - Elsa Osorio (review)
Brazil* - A Death in Brazil - Peter Robb (review)
Chile - Daughter of Fortune - Isabel Allende (review)
Colombia - One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (review)
Guyana - The Ventriloquist's Tale - Pauline  Melville (review)
Peru - Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter - Mario Vargas Llosa (review)
Uruguay - The Shipyard - Juan Carlos Onetti (review)
Venezuela - Iphigenia - Teresa de la Parra (review)

Africa
Algeria - Women of Algiers in Their Apartment - Assia Djebar (review)
Congo/Brazzaville* - The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
Egypt - The Yacoubian Building - Alaa Al Aswany (review)
Kenya - Unbowed - Wangari Maathai (review)
Morocco - Stolen Lives - Malika Oufkir (review)
Nigeria - Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (review)
Sierra Leone - A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier - Ishmael Beah (review)
Somalia - Links - Nuruddin Farah (review)
South Africa - A Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela (review)
Sudan - The Translator - Leila Aboulela (review)
Tanzania - Desertion - Abulrazak Gurnah (review)
Zimbabwe - Don't Let's go to the Dogs Tonight - Alexandra Fuller

Europe
Albania - Broken April - Ismail Kadare (review)
Austria - The Piano Teacher - Elfriede Jelinek (review)
Czech Republic - The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera (review)
Denmark - Smilla's Sense of Snow - Peter Hoeg (review)
France - Suite Francaise - Irene Nemirovksy (review)
Germany - Night - Elie Wiesel
Hungary - Embers - Sandor Marai (review)
Iceland - Independent People - Halldor Laxness (review)
Ireland – At Swim, Two Boys – Jamie O’Neill
Italy - The Leopard - Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (review)
Netherlands* - Girl with a Pearl Earring - Tracy Chevalier
Norway - The Bookseller of Kabul - Asne Seierstad (review)
Poland – The PianistWladislaw Szpilman
Portugal - Baltasar and Blimunda - Jose Saramago (review)
Russia - The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov (review)
Spain - The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon (review)
Sweden - Astrid and Veronika - Linda Olsson (review)
United Kingdom - Black Swan Green - David Mitchell

Middle East
Afghanistan – The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
Lebanon - Gate of the Sun - Elias Khoury (review)
Iran - Reading Lolita in Tehran - Azar Nafisi
Israel - A Woman in Jerusalem - Abraham Yehoshua (review)
Saudia Arabia - Girls of Riyadh - Rajaa Alsanea (review)
Turkey - My Name is Red - Orhan Pamuk (review)

Asia
Bangladesh - Alentejo Blue - Monica Ali (review)
China - Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress - Daj Sijie
India - The Inheritance of Loss - Kiran Desai (review)
Japan* - Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Myanmar* - The Lizard Cage - Karen Connelly (review)
Pakistan - The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Mohsin Hamid (review)
Sri Lanka - Mosquito - Roma Tearne (review)

Australia and Pacific
Australia - The Book Thief - Markus Zusak (review)
New Zealand - The Bone People - Keri Hulme (review)
Tags: 2009 year of reading, challenge, reading x-borders
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