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The Expats: A Novel by Chris Pavone

Doing the European Reading Challenge has been a lot of fun. What’s nice about the “one country, one book” thing is it forces you to spread things around and not just read a bunch of books set in one country or a small group of countries. 463 more words

Area Studies/International Relations

A Thousand Rooms of Dream and Fear by Atiq Rahimi

I was introduced to the fiction of Atiq Rahimi over three years ago. One evening after work while working my way through the assorted novels and anthologies of the international authors shelf at my public library I found a copy of his 2010 novel… 369 more words


Death and the Penguin by Andrey Kurkov

About two years ago while out running errands I happened to hear over my car radio NPR correspondent John Powers’s review of Andrey Kurkov novel… 438 more words

Area Studies/International Relations