Last updated on April 21st, 2022

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We’ve recently partnered with TripFiction to present you with compelling reads set in incredible locations. The TripFiction database has thousands of location-based books set all around the world to transport you to a location of your dreams – or, perhaps one you are about to visit.  Looking for book ideas? Visit TripFiction’s Great Reads page and use the map to find the book of your dreams. Book Club meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm EDT.

2022 Book of the Month and Meeting Dates: 

1.  All My Mothers by Joanna Glenn (Spain) – January/February 16

2. An Act of Love by Carol Drinkwater (France)  – March 16

3. The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak (Cyprus) – April 20

4.  Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Mexico) – May 18

5.  In The Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner (Cambodia) – June 15

6. The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller (Cape Cod) – July 20

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GReeCE

A House in Corfu: A Sojourn in Greece

by Emma Tennant

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Rating: 2 boots / 5 – below expectations

An Embarrassment of Mangoes

THE CARIBBEAN

An Embarrass-ment of Mangoes

by Ann Vanderhoof

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Rating: 4 boots / 5 – fun – made us want to live on  a sailboat! 

Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

Morocco + Mali

Morocco to Timbuktu: An Arabian Adventure

by Alice Morrison 

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Rating: 3.5 boots / 5 – loved its authenticity 

Nervous Conditions

Africa

Nervous Conditions

by Tsitsi Dangarembga

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Rating: 3 boots / 5 –  Empowering and inspiring! 

The Mistress of Nothing, Kate Pullinger

Egypt

Mistress of Nothing

by Kate Pullinger

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Rating: 3.5 boots / 5 – a step back into history

Deborah Lawrenson 300 Days of Sun

Portugal

300 Days of Sun

by Deborah Lawrenson

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Rating: 3.5 boots / 5 – learned about spies! 

Travels with my hat - Book jacket

Iraq, Ethiopia, Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco

Travels with my Hat

by Christine Osborne

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Rating: 4.5 boots / 5 – a must-read for solo travellers

John Mcgahern By The Lake

Ireland

By the Lake

by John McGahern

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Rating: 3.5 boots / 5 – a classic, beautifully written!

The Kitchen House Kathleen Grissom

United States

The Kitchen House

by Kathleen Grissom

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Rating: 4.5 boots / 5 – illuminating and engaging

Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

SPAIN

Driving Over Lemons

by Chris Stewart

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Rating: 3.5 boots / 5 – Fun and authentic

The Lost Vintage by Ann M

Italy

Lady in the Palazzo

by Marlena de Blasi

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Rating: 3 boots / 5 – rambling but interesting

The Lost Vintage by Ann M

France

The Lost Vintage

by Ann Mah

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Rating: 3 boots / 5 – history + wine, a great combination

Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

BALI, MEXICO + MORE

Tales of a Female Nomad

by Rita Golden Gelman

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Rating: 4.5 boots / 5 – loved it all! 

Chris Stewart Driving Over Lemons

Silk Route

Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road

by Kate Harris 

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Rating: 4 boots / 5 – an unexpected ride

Our House in Arusha book cover

TANZANIA

Our House in Arusha

by Sara Tucker

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Rating: 3.5 boots / 5 – wanted more of her story

A House in Corfu book cover

ARCTIC CIRCLE

The Magnetic North: Notes from the Arctic Circle

by Sara Wheeler

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Rating: 3 boots: an intellectual read! 

Cuban Cronicles book cover

CUBA

The Cuban Chronicles: A True Tale of Rascals, Rogues and Romance

by Wanda St. Hillaire

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Cuban Cronicles book cover

SICILY

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Healing and Finding Home

by Tembi Locke

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What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.”
– Anne Lamont, Bird by Bird 
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