Eastern Europe

Literature can take us on journeys to distant lands and bridge the gap of cultural differences.  Books allow us to live in other cultures, walk through vastly different landscapes, and experience other lands through their pages.  Literature can help us understand our world. Sink into a comfy chair with a good book and concentrate on Eastern Europe. 

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Spies of the Balkans: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812977387
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 14th, 2011

Set in 1940, the action goes all over the place, from Paris to the Balkan states. Costa Zannis is a Greek detective charged with keeping his town, Salonika, running smoothly. A fix it man if you will. He has a life that suits him, a faithful dog, and family nearby. WWII turns his world, and most of the continent, upside down. When the Nazis invade Greece, Costa is off with the Army where he befriends Marko Pavlic, a cop from over the border in Zagreb. Soon enough that friendship becomes useful as Hitler implements his final solution. Furst keeps the action lively, the story moving, and has some interesting female characters too.


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Zoli: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812973983
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 11th, 2008

Set in Slovakia after WWII, this ambitious novel chronicles the life of a Gypsy songstress and poet. Resistant to communist plans to assimilate them into the general population, the Romani cling to their tribal traditions with a vengeance. Zoli falls in love with a poet and breaks a taboo, her punishment is to be banished from her tribe. McCann tells the story from several perspectives, covering the time from Zoli’s youth until her old age. Gypsies are a maligned group, targeted by Hitler for extermination, looked down on by other European’s they cling to a traditional way of life that is at odds with modern society. McCann gives us a look inside their very private culture and tells the story of a fascinating woman.


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The Shooting Party Cover Image
By Anton Chekhov, Ronald Wilks (Translated by), John Sutherland (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780140448986
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Published: Penguin Classics - September 28th, 2004

A beautiful young girl marries an elderly farm manager, not realizing until it is too late that her charms could have taken her much higher. The local investigating magistrate and the Count, a wealthy but debauched aristocrat, engage in an edgy friendship of sorts based on strong drink and loose women. Someone dies during a shooting party at the Count’s palatial estate. Now suspicion focuses everywhere.


Resistance: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316789844
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 1997

The Master and Margarita Cover Image
By Mikhail Bulgakov, Richard Pevear (Translated by), Larissa Volokhonsky (Translated by), Richard Pevear (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780141180144
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 2001

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The Historian Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316070638
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 2009

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The Invisible Bridge (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400034376
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Published: Vintage - January 25th, 2011

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The Cellist of Sarajevo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594483653
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 31st, 2009

The Fifth Servant: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061725388
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - February 8th, 2011

Twice Born Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780670022687
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Published: Viking Books - May 12th, 2011

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Far to Go: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062034625
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 19th, 2011

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The Tiger's Wife: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385343848
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - November 2011

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The Free World Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374281403
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 29th, 2011

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People of the Book: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143115007
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Published: Penguin Books - December 30th, 2008

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Valeria's Last Stand: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781608192090
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - May 3rd, 2010

Flashman at the Charge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452264137
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Published: Plume - October 1986

The Good Soldier Svejk: and His Fortunes in the World War Cover Image
By Jaroslav Hasek, Cecil Parrott (Translated by), Cecil Parrott (Introduction by), Josef Lada (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780140449914
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 27th, 2005

The Swan Thieves: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316065795
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 3rd, 2010

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547336282
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Published: Mariner Books - May 18th, 2010

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The Breaking of Eggs: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143117261
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Published: Penguin Books - July 27th, 2010

Sophie's Choice (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679736370
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 1992

Death and the Penguin Cover Image
By Andrey Kurkov, George Bird (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781935554554
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Published: Melville International Crime - June 7th, 2011

Dark Star: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375759994
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 9th, 2002

The Spies of Warsaw: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812977370
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 9th, 2009

Night Soldiers: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375760006
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 9th, 2002

Beautiful Assassin: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061691225
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 22nd, 2011

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