English books from Europe

Recommended English books (1223)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you speak English here are some English books from Europe for the next part of the "Read Around The World Challenge".
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Andorra by Peter Cameron EN

Rating: 2 (1 vote)
Description:
For mysterious reasons, a man forsakes his American life and arrives in a strange country called Andorra. He settles into the grand--and only--hotel in its seaside capital, and gradually makes the aquaintance of this tiny city's most prominent residents: the ancient Mrs. Reinhardt, who has a lifetime lease on the penthouse in the hotel; Sophonsobia Quay, the kayaking matriarch of an Andorran dynasty; and the Ricky Dents, an Australian couple who share a first name, a gigantic dog, and a volatile secret. As the stranger reveals himself to his new friends, and becomes entangled in their lives, t... continue

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Andorra Revealed by Clare Allcard, Judith Wood, Iain Woolward, Ursula Simpson Ure, Alexandra Grebennikova EN

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Description:
Andorra Revealed: Entertaining stories about one of the world's more enigmatic countries. Journey with us through fact and fiction, memoire and imagination, behind the scenes and into the heart of this unique, pocket-sized country. The book is crammed with facts, past and present and interwoven with bedtime stories that reveal even more of this rare Co-Princedom: tales of smugglers and pigs, murder and even witches on broomsticks. Serving as an entertaining companion for would-be visitors and a practical guide for those considering Andorra as a place to live, it shares with you the allure that... continue

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Angela's Ashes : A Memoir of a Childhood by Frank McCourt EN

Rating: 4 (8 votes)
Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
A heartfelt account of poverty in Ireland and emigration to America. -- back cover.

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Animal Farm by George Orwell EN

Rating: 4 (86 votes)
Description:
A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

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Animal Life by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
Description:
From winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize and the Icelandic Literature Prize, Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir, comes a dazzling novel about a family of midwives set in the run-up to Christmas in Iceland In the days leading up to Christmas, Dómhildur delivers her 1,922nd baby. Beginnings and endings are her family trade; she comes from a long line of midwives on her mother's side and a long line of undertakers on her father's. She even lives in the apartment that she inherited from her grandaunt, a midwife with a unique reputation for her unconventional methods. As a terrible storm races towards... continue
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96.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy EN

Rating: 4 (21 votes)
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
Presents the classic nineteenth-century Russian novel in which a young woman is destroyed when she attempts to live outside the moral law of her society.

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Antarctica by Claire Keegan EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
Description:
This prize-winning debut collection of 15 stories by the acclaimed Irish author are “among the finest contemporary stories written recently in English” (The Observer). The compassionate, witty, and unsettling short stories collected here announced Claire Keegan as one of Ireland’s most exciting and versatile new talents and earned comparison to the works of Joyce Carol Oates, Alison Lurie, Raymond Carver, and others. From the titular story about a married woman who takes a trip to the city with a single purpose in mind—to sleep with another man—Antarctica draws readers into a world of obsessio... continue

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Anthem by Ayn Rand EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
The year 2005 marks Ayn Rand's Centennial Year. Ayn Rand's classic tale of a future dark age of the greatWe'a world that deprives individuals of name, independence, and values'anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.

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Antigone by Sophocles EN

Rating: 4 (4 votes)
Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
Description:
To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebe... continue

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Anxious People by Frederik Backman EN

Rating: 4 (14 votes)
Country: Europe / Sweden flag Sweden
Description:
Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more! “[A] quirky, big-hearted novel…Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure.” —People From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have mor... continue


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