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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 Czech Republic. 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 by Pavel Cech EN

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A Country Doctor : Short Stories by Franz Kafka EN

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Written during the winter of 1916-17 when Kafka was living in one of the tiny houses on Golden Lane (formerly Alchimistengasse) at Prague Castle, and published in spring 1920 by Kurt Wolff Verlag, the 14 short fictions comprising this volume are interconnected by a persistent exploration of identity, where even animals anthropomorphize into a new identity. "Before the Law," "A Country Doctor," and "A Report for an Academy" are among the most renowned stories he produced, and Kevin Blahut has rendered them in an English that is contemporary and fresh, capturing per... continue


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A Woman in the Polar Night by Christiane Ritter EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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“An epic story, elegantly told and full of mystery.” — Maggie Shipstead, author of Great Circle A rediscovered classic memoir - the mesmerizingly beautiful account of one woman's year spent living in a remote hut in the Arctic This rediscovered classic memoir tells the incredible tale of a woman defying society's expectations to find freedom and peace in the adventure of a lifetime. In 1934, the painter Christiane Ritter leaves her comfortable life in Austria and travels to the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen, to spend a year there with her husband. She thinks it will be a relaxing trip, a... continue

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All This Belongs to Me by Petra Hulova, Alex Zucker EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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"Alta, Zaya, Nara, Oyuna and Dolgorna - a mother, three sisters, and the teenage daughter of one of the sisters - each tell their pieces of the family story, an epic fraught with secrets and betrayals, in All This Belongs to Me, the debut novel of Petra Hulova." "All This Belongs to Me transports the reader from Mongolia's harsh, dusty steppe to the clamor and grime of the capital, Ulaanbantar; from nomanic herding and felt tents to brothels and prefab apartment blocks. With a filmic eye and a dead-on ear, Hulova vividly conveys the landscapes and lives of three generations of women. Two of th... continue

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Amor y basura by Ivan Klíma ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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El protagonista de Amor y basura es un escritor que se ve convertido en barrendero por la censura estatal, y que comparte con los otros miembros de la brigada de limpieza a la que pertenece un similar afán de evasión. Este deseo de elevarse por encima de la realidad, y la imposibilidad material de despegarse de ésta, crean una disyuntiva que constituye el núcleo de esta historia, una bellísima novela en la que Klíma reivindica no solamente la necesidad de la memoria, sino el papel de la literatura en la conformación de la vida personal y de la historia colectiva.

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An Ordinary Life by Karel Capek EN

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Born Free by Joy Adamson EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. In 1961, Joy Adamson first introduced to the world the story of her life alongside Elsa the lioness, whom she had rescued as an orphaned cub, and raised at her home in Kenya. But as Elsa had been born free, Joy made the heartbreaking decision that she must be returned to the wil... continue

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Carta al padre by Franz Kafka ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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Quizás la muestra más representativa de los escritos personales de Kafka, donde vida y literatura se confunden, sea esta Carta al padre, que es una carta privada, confidencial, conmovedora, pero es también, al mismo tiempo, una obra literaria perfecta.

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Cutting it Short ; and The Little Town where Time Stood Still by Bohumil Hrabal EN

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From the flamboyant and unpredictable Maryska, who scandalises the town when she cuts short her golden tresses, to the eccentric Uncle Pepin, who always has to have a ready supply of furniture to smash when he's angry, Bohumil Hrabal creates a range of enchanting and memorable characters - confirming his status as one of Europe's greatest writers.


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