Books set in Switzerland (29)


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A Perfect Waiter by Alain Claude Sulzer EN

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Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
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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 But inwardly this polite, withdrawn man has been caught in the grip of an overwhelming passion that began in the summer of 1935.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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Agnes by Peter Stamm EN

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Peter Stamm's best-selling debut novel, Agnes, now available for the first time in the United States. "Write a story about me," Agnes said to her lover, "so I know what you think of me." So he started to write the story of everything that had happened to them from the moment they met. At first, he works with Agnes to create a narrative that is most true to life, but as time passes and he grows more enamored with the narrative he has begun, he continues writing on his own, imagining a future for them after he reaches the present. Happy couples do not necessarily make for compelling reading, and... continue

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Allmen and the Dragonflies

Allmen and the Dragonflies by Martin Suter EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
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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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Anatomy of a Disappearance by Hisham Matar EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Description:
Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father. Until Mona. When Nuri first sees Mona, sitting in her bright yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina holiday resort, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and who she will eventually marry. And their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he longs to get his father out of the way. However, Nuri will soon regret what he wished for. And, as he and his stepmother's w... continue

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Ayer by Agota Kristof ES

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Hungary flag Hungary
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Sándor Lester is exiled in a cold European city where he leads a lonely and monotonous life. He is immersed in an alienating routine at the factory where he works, he spends his free time writing, hanging out with people in the same situation as him or in the company of Yolande, a woman he doesn't love. Until the day he meets Line, a new factory employee who comes from his country. Although she is married and has a young daughter, Sándor falls in love with the newcomer and a bond between the two emerges, as intimate and essential as it is painful and destructive.

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Blue Pills : A Positive Love Story by Frederik Peeters EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
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From one of Europe's most celebrated young comics artists, a deeply personal story that will resonate with all of us who have chosen to love in the face of great challenges One summer night at a house party, Fred met Cati. Though they barely spoke, he vividly remembered her gracefulness and abandon. They meet again years later, and this time their connection is instantaneous. But when things become serious, a nervous Cati tells him that she and her three-year-old son are both HIV positive. With great beauty and economy, Peeters traces the development of their intimacy and their revelatory rela... continue

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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)
Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
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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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Country: Europe / Switzerland flag Switzerland
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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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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley EN

Rating: 4 (14 votes)
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The world’s most famous work of horror fiction: a devastating exploration of the limits of human creativity. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Mary Shelley's timeless gothic novel presents the epic battle between man and monster at its greatest literary pitch. In trying to create life, the young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control, setting into motion a long and tragic chain of events that brings Victor to the very brink of madness. How he tries to destroy his creation, as it destroys everything Victor loves, is a power... continue

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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.