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23 popular swiss books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. 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 Switzerland. 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.

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A Perfect Waiter by Alain Claude Sulzer EN

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It is 1966. Erneste works in a grand hotel in Switzerland. He is the 'perfect waiter', a model of order in every way. But inwardly this polite, withdrawn man has been caught in the grip of an overwhelming passion that began in the summer of 1935. Going down to the lakeside back then to meet new staff members off the boat, Erneste sees a tall young man, Jakob, and falls hopelessly in love. For Jakob the affair is just a fling, but for Erneste it is true love. When the great German writer Julius Klinger arrives at the hotel, seeking sanctuary from Hitler's Germany, his gaze, too, lights on Jakob... continue

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Allmen and the Dragonflies

Allmen and the Dragonflies by Martin Suter EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
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A thrilling--and quite funny--art heist escapade that evokes a world of European high culture and luxury, while providing a glimpse of some of the shadowy characters who people the dark underbelly of the art and antique markets.

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Chariots of The Gods by Erich von Däniken EN

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All over the world there are fantastic ruins and objects that cannot be explained by conventional history, archaeology or religion. In the ground-breaking Chariots of the Gods, Erich von Daniken provides answers to these questions...why do religious texts often refer to Gods who descend from fiery chariots? Why do modern space launch sites look like constructions on the plains of Nazca in Peru? Was God an astronaut? By looking at human history and the ruins of ancient civilisations with an open mind, Erich von Daniken offers a new solution to these eternal mysteries in Chariots of the Gods. Wh... continue

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De waarheid over de zaak Harry Quebert

De waarheid over de zaak Harry Quebert by Joe͏̈l Dicker NL

Rating: 1     1 Vote
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Description:
Een jonge Amerikaanse schrijver gaat op zoek naar de waarheid achter de beschuldiging van aanranding en moord tegen zijn leermeester.

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Der Besuch der alten Dame

Der Besuch der alten Dame : eine tragische Komödie by Friedrich Dürrenmatt DE

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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Description:
A rich woman agrees to share her wealth the people in her poor village in return for the life of the man who ruined her reputation when she was young.

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Die Panne

Die Panne by Friedrich Dürrenmatt DE

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Weil sein Auto eine Panne hat, gerät Alfredo Traps in eine Villa, in der vier ältere Herren ein Gerichtsspiel abhalten, das ihnen, ehemaligen Richtern, Staatsanwälten und Verteidigern – zum Zeitvertreib dient. Traps übernimmt die Rolle des Angeklagten, und man versichert ihm, eine Schuld werde sich schon finden lassen.

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El angel de la guarda by Fleur Jaeggy ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Description:
In a vague place in England, two girls, as output of a photograph by Lewis Carroll, chat with their guardian such vital topics as death, emptiness, power, sources ... Arrogant, harsh and melancholy, the two appear to assume that talking about those great things is legitimate, and with no shame, they believe is a good thing at their age.

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Heidi

Heidi by Johanna Spyri EN

Rating: 4     12 Votes
Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
Description:
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

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Heidi : (fetiţa munţilor) by Johanna Spyri RO

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
Description:
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

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Het boek van de Baltimores / druk 1 by Joël Dicker NL

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Tot de dag van het Drama waren er twee families Goldman: de Goldmans-uit-Baltimore en de Goldmans-uit-Montclair. De Goldmans-uit-Montclair, waarvan Marcus Goldman deel uitmaakt, zijn een middenklassengezin dat in een klein huis in Montclair woont. De Goldmans-uit-Baltimore vormen een welvarend gezin dat in een luxe villa in een rijke buitenwijk van Baltimore woont. Voor hen koestert Marcus een grenzeloze bewondering. Acht jaar na het Drama besluit Marcus de geschiedenis van zijn familie te vertellen en blikt hij terug op de lotgevallen van de Goldmans-uit-Baltimore, op zijn dierbare neven Hil... continue
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