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7 popular cypriot 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 Cyprus. 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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Ledra Street : Stories by Nora Nadjarian EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
A first collection of short stories by award-winning Cypriot poet and writer Nora Nadjarian. For the title story 'Ledra Street', Nadjarian created a fictional fatal accident whose absurdity mirrors the tragic lack of logic with which a street in Nicosia has been cut in half by the partition of the capital city. The story was Runner-Up in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition in 2001. The stories in Ledra Street range from evocative single lines to sardonic yet compassionate accounts of life in the world's last divided capital. Whether she writes about couples falling in and o... continue

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Selfie and Other Stories by Nora Nadjarian EN

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Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
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Intense and atmospheric, sometimes funny and always honest, these stories are narratives about women in love, in confusion, in isolation. Nadjarian writes about love and loss, human contact and entanglement with the haunting resonance of dream and fable. Her characters are all searching for something missing from their seemingly ordinary lives and the spare, nuanced prose gives the reader a glimpse into their secrets, fears and, essentially, the human heart.

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The Fury by Alex Michaelides EN

Rating: 3 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
A masterfully paced thriller about a reclusive ex–movie star and her famous friends whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by a murder — from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient This is a tale of murder. Or maybe that’s not quite true. At its heart, it’s a love story, isn’t it? Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex–movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island. I tell you this because you may think you know this story... continue

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The Maidens by Alex Michaelides EN

Rating: 3 (8 votes)
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
We all keep secrets. Even from ourselves. 'A thrilling, heart-in-throat ride' STEPHEN FRY 'An absolute jaw-dropper' LUCY FOLEY 'Elegant, sinister, stylish' CHRIS WHITAKER 'Grips from start to finish' HARRIET TYCE * * * * * YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE MAIDENS. The Maidens are Cambridge University's most exclusive society, whose members are selected by the charismatic professor of Greek tragedy, Edward Fosca. A SECRETIVE SET OF THE BRIGHTEST, MOST CAPTIVATING STUDENTS. When one of the Maidens is murdered, grieving young therapist Mariana Andros is drawn back to the idyllic campus where she was o... continue

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides EN

Rating: 4 (39 votes)
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller "An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." —Entertainment Weekly The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabrie... continue

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Zangvogels : roman by Christy Lefteri NL

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Cyprus flag Cyprus
Description:
Nisha, die als hulp op Cyprus werkt, is zeeën overgestoken om haar kind in Sri Lanka een toekomst te geven. Overdag zorgt ze voor de dochter van Petra, een alleenstaande moeder; haar eigen kleine meisje probeert ze 's nachts via het schermpje van haar telefoon op te voeden. Nisha's geliefde Yiannis is stroper. Hij vangt kleine zangvogeltjes die onderweg van Afrika naar Europa op Cyprus neerstrijken. Maar hij droomt van een nieuw leven samen met Nisha - een droom die in rook opgaat als zij plotseling spoorloos verdwenen is. Als de politie weigert de zaak te onderzoeken, gaan Pet... continue
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