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Democratic Republic of Congo
     The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
     Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
     Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

     Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See
     Peony in Love - Lisa See
     Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard - Kiran Desai
     Haroun and the Sea of Stories - Salmon Rushdie
     One Amazing Thing - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
     Bombay Time - Thrity Umrigar
     An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro
     The Coroner's Lunch - Colin Cotterill

     Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey
     Slow Man - JM Coetzee
     Theft: a Love Story - Peter Carey
New Zealand
     The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera
Papua New Guinea
     The Whale Rider - Witi Ihimaera

     Broken Paradise - Cecilia Samartin

     Niccolo Rising - Dorothy Dunnett (Bruges, Flanders 1460)
Czech Republic
     The Book of Laughter and Forgetting - Milan Kundera (Prague, Czechoslovakia 1971)
     The Courts of Love - Jean Plaidy
     A Respectable Trade - Philippa Gregory
     Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - JK Rowling
     Wise Children - Angela Carter
     The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory
     The Cement Garden - Ian McEwan
     One Corpse Too Many - Ellis Peters
     Monks Hood - Ellis Peters
     Persuasion -  Jane Austen
     St. Peter's Fair - Ellis Peters
     The Leper of St. Giles - Ellis Peters
     Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
     The Virgin in the Ice - Ellis Peters
     Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
     The Sanctuary Sparrow - Ellis Peters
     Saturday - Ian McEwan
     The Virgin's Lover - Philippa Gregory
     The Devil's Novice - Ellis Peters
     Dead Man's Ransome - Ellis Peters
     Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison
     On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God - Louise Rennison
     The Pilgrim of Hate - Ellis Peters
     The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson
     The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
     Knocked Out By My Nunga Nungas - Louise Rennison
     Dancing in My Nuddy Pants - Louise Rennison
     The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
     The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy
     Emma - Jane Austen
     An Excellent Mystery - Ellis Peters
     The Importance of Being Ernest - Oscar Wilde
     Royal Escape - Georgette Heyer
     Away Laughing on a Fast Camel - Louise Rennison
     And Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers - Louise Rennison
     The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
     The Raven in the Foregate - Ellis Peters
     Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips
     Plantagenet Prelude - Jean Plaidy
     The Rose Rent - Ellis Peters
     Agnes Gray - Anne Bronte
     The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber
     The Woman in Black - Susan Hill
     Mrs. Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
     On Chesil Beach - Ian McEwan
     The Meaning of Night - Michael Cox
     King Lear - William Shakespear
     The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde
     The Hermit of Eyton Forest - Ellis Peters
     Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
     The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
     The Confession of Brother Haluin - Ellis Peters
     The Heretic's Apprentice - Ellis Peters
     Innocent Traitor - Allison Weir
     Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
     The Potter's Field - Ellis Peters
     The Adventures of David Simple - Sarah Fielding
     The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
     The Queen's Lady - Barbara Kyle
     Oscar and Lucinda - Peter Carey
     On Beauty - Zadie Smith
     No Name - Wilkie Collins
     The Holy Thief - Ellis Peters
     Full Dark House - Christopher Fowler
     The Fourth Bear - Jasper Fforde
     Lady Chatterley's Lover - DH Lawrence
     Brother Cadfael's Penance - Ellis Peters
     Maurice - EM Forster
     The White Queen - Philippa Gregory
     Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
     The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
     Miss Buncle's Book - DE Stevenson
     The Courts of Love - Jean Plaidy
     The Red and the Black - Stendhal
     Madame Bovary - Gustav Flaubert
     Adolphe - Benjamin Constant
     The Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy
     Casino Royale - Ian Flemming
     Plantagenet Prelude - Jean Plaidy
     Phantom of the Opera - Gaston Leroux
     Sir Percy Leads the Band - Baroness Emmuska Orczy
     Mistress of the Revolution - Catherine Delors
     Scaramouche - Rafael Sabatini
     I Will Repay - Baroness Emmuska Orczy
     Spring Awakening - Steven Satar
     The Queen's Lady - Barbara Kyle (Holy Roman Empire 1550s)
     Candide - Voltaire (Holy Roman Empire 1755)
     Doctor Faustus - Christopher Marlowe (Duchy of Wurttemberg, Holy Roman Empire 1604)
     The Teahouse on Mulberry Street - Sharon Owens
     Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
     The Gathering - Anne Enright
     Daisy Miller - Henry James
     Cleopatra's Daughter - Michelle Moran (ancient Rome)
     Candide - Voltaire
The Netherlands
     The Coffee Trader - David Liss
     Candide - Voltaire
     Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
     Adolphe - Benjamin Constant
     Candide - Voltaire
     The Tsarina's Daughter - Carolly Erikson
     Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
     The Romanov Bride - Robert Alexander
     The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Muriel Spark
     The Crusader - Michael Alexander Eisner
     The Last Queen - CW Gortner
      A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis Peters
     The Summer of the Danes - Ellis Peters

Middle East
     The Saffron Kitchen - Yasmin Crowther
     The Crusader - Michael Alexander Eisner
     Candide - Voltaire (the Ottoman Empire 1755)

North America
United States
     Dead Man Walking - Sister Helen Prejean (Louisiana)
     A Million Little Pieces - James Fray (Illinois)
     Or Give Me Death - Ann Rinaldi (Virginia)
     Wise Children - Angela Carter (California)
     Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury (Illinois)
     LA Confidential - James Ellroy (California)
     Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe - Fannie Flagg (Alabama)
     The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving (New York)
     Cast Two Shadows - Ann Rinaldi (South Carolina)
     The Last Silk Dress - Ann Rinaldi (Virginia)
     Standing in the Rainbow - Fannie Flagg (Missouri)
     Quite a Year for Plums - Bailey White (Georgia)
     Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen - Susan Gregg Gilmore (Georgia)
     Blonde - Joyce Carol Oates (California)
     Little Women - Louisa May Alcott (Massachusetts)
     The Alienist - Caleb Carr (New York)
     The Halloween Tree - Ray Bradbury
     American Gods - Neil Gaiman (Minnesota)
     The Virgin Suicides - Jeffery Eugenides (Michigan)
     The Art of Racing in the Rain - Garth Stein (Washington)
     The Shape of Mercy - Susan Meissner (Massachusetts)
     Welcome to the World, Baby Girl - Fannie Flagg (Missouri)
     Miscarriage of Justice - Kip Gayden (Tennessee)
     Pretty in Plaid - Jen Lancaster (Indiana)
     The Black Dahlia - James Ellroy (California)
     Girls in Trucks - Katie Crouch (South Carolina)
     The Year of Living Biblically - AJ Jacobs (New York)
     The Scarlet Letter - Nathaniel Hawthorne (Massachusetts)
     The Virgin of Small Plains - Nancy Pickard (Kansas)
     The Whiskey Rebels - David Liss (Pennsylvania)
     Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreisser (Illinois)
     Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos (Pennsylvania)
     Broken Paradise - Cecilia Samartin (California)
     Jim the Boy - Tony Early (North Carolina)
     On Beauty - Zadie Smith (Massachusetts)
     Looking for Alaska - John Green (Alabama)
     Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret - Judy Blume (New Jersey)
     The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck (Oklahoma)
     One Amazing Thing - Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
     The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove - Susan Gregg Gilmore (Tennessee)

South America
     The Aleph - Jorge Louis Borges
     Candide - Voltaire
     Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
     Of Love and Other Demons - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
     Candide - Voltaire
     Candide - Voltaire

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