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The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world.
All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Croatia.
Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.
A wry, cutting deconstruction of the Communist empire by one of Eastern Europe's exceptional authors. Called "a perceptive and amusing social critic, with a wonderful eye for detail" by The Washington Post, Slavenka Drakulic-a native of Croatia-has emerged as one of the most popular and respected critics of Communism to come out of the former Eastern Bloc. In A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism, she offers a eight-part exploration of Communism by way of an unusual cast of narrators, each from a different country, who reflect on the fall of Communism. Together they constitute an Orwel... continue
A gritty, breakneck debut novel by a popular Croatian writer of the country's "lost generation." Dada's life is at a standstill in Zagreb--she's sleeping with a married man, working a dead-end job, and even the parties have started to feel exhausting. So when her sister calls her back home to help with their aging mother, she doesn't hesitate to leave the city behind. But she arrives to find her mother hoarding pills, her sister chain-smoking, her long-dead father's shoes still lined up on the steps, and the cowboy posters of her younger brother Daniel (who threw himself under a train four yea... continue
Sara camina por St. Stephen’s Gardens, uno de los lugares más bellos de Dublín, su nuevo hogar.
Suena su celular, y escucha una voz surgida de los ecos de los tiempos, de la lejana penumbra de Bosnia: ¡Lejla! La urge: “Tienes que venir por mí enseguida. Tengo que ir a Viena”. Ante la sorpresa, reparos y confusión de Sara, Lejla pronuncia las palabras mágicas: “Sara, Armin está en Viena.”. Y Sara ya no duda: inmediatamente compra un pasaje a Zagreb.
Sara y Lejla atraviesan la bruma de Bosnia, y mientras recorren la ... continue
"Drakulić’s composite portrait provides a clear-eyed look at European values, and what they really amount to." —The New Yorker An evocative and timely collection of essays that paints a portrait of Eastern Europe thirty years after the end of communism. An immigrant with a parrot in Stockholm, a photo of a girl in Lviv, a sculpture of Alexander the Great in Skopje, a memorial ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Soviet led army invasion of Prague: these are a few glimpses of life in Eastern Europe today. Three decades after the Velvet Revolution, Slavenka Drakulic, the author of Cafe Europ... continue
An amnesiac writer's life of lies and false memories reaches a breaking point in this stunning English-language debut from an award-winning Croatian author. As a novelist, Matija makes things up for a living. Not yet thirty, he's written two well-received books. It's his third that is as big a failure as his private life. Unable to confine his fabrications to fiction, he's been abandoned by his girlfriend over his lies. But all Matija has is invention. Especially when it comes to his childhood and the death of his father. Whatever happened to Matija as a young boy, he can't remember. He feels ... continue
«Todos estábamos sumidos en el caos Ya no estábamos seguros de qué éramos ni qué queríamos ser», reflexiona al inicio del curso Tanja Lucic ́, profesora croata exiliada de la antigua Yugoslavia La mayoría de sus alumnos de lengua y literatura serbocroata e
Tereza y José son dos extranjeros en Nueva York. Ella es una joven escritora polaca, y ha ido a estudiar literatura inglesa. Él, un antropólogo brasileño interesado en el canibalismo, prepara un trabajo sobre la experiencia de los jóvenes que sobrevivieron a un accidente de aviación en los Andes alimentándose con los cadáveres de sus compañeros. No tienen nada en común, excepto, quizá, su diferencia. Están solos en una ciudad y en una cultura que les es ajena, y hablan entre sí en una lengua que no les pertenece. Y la extrañeza de este idioma prestado, en el que ninguno de los dos tiene un pas... continue
“Csikszentmihalyi arrives at an insight that many of us can intuitively grasp, despite our insistent (and culturally supported) denial of this truth. That is, it is not what happens to us that determines our happiness, but the manner in which we make sense of that reality. . . . The manner in which Csikszentmihalyi integrates research on consciousness, personal psychology and spirituality is illuminating.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review The bestselling classic that holds the key to unlocking meaning, creativity, peak performance, and true happiness. Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihal... continue
When her happy life in 1991 Croatia is shattered by civil war, ten-year-old Ana Juric is embroiled in a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers. She makes a daring escape to America where, years later, she struggles to hide her past.