INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR 2015 - BOOKS BY COUNTRY

 

Ethiopia

Cutting for Stone
By Abraham Verghese, 2010
Book Description
Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles - and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

 

Cameroon

Your Madness Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon
By Juliana Makuchi, 1999
Book Description
Powerful portraits of postcolonial Cameroonian women, who probe their day-to-day experiences of survival and empowerment as they deal with gender oppression: from patriarchal expectations to the malaise of mal-development, unemployment, and the attraction of the West for young Cameroonians.

 

Sri Lanka

For 91 Days in Sri Lanka
By Michael Powell, Juergen Horn (photographer), 2012
Book Description
A collection of photos, advice and anecdotes filled with information about the history, adventures, culture and temples of Sri Lanka. Replete with practical advice and over 250 beautiful full-color photos and humorous stories, this e-book covers all of Sri Lanka's best cities and sights, and some unexpected treasures.

 

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Malawi

From Microsoft to Malawi: Learning on the Front Lines as a Peace Corps Volunteer
By Michael L. Buckler, 2010
Book Description
Chronicles the arrival and subsequent adjustment to life in rural Africa for a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Buckler's account of the endless obstacles encountered by his students and colleagues and their hope and persistence to succeed makes for a compelling chronicle of self-discovery and renewal through sacrifice.

 

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Turkey

Anatolian Days and Nights: A Love Affair with Turkey, Land of Dervishes, Goddesses, and Saints
By Angie Brenner and Joy E. Stocke, 2012
Book Description
When Joy Stocke and Angie Brenner meet on the balcony of a guesthouse in a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, they discover a shared love of travel, history, culture, cuisine, and literature; and they begin a ten-year odyssey through Turkey. A vivid memoir.

 

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South Africa

The South African Story
By Ron McGregor, Lisa McGregor (illustrator), 2013
Book Description
Written by a South African tour-guide and writer, a collection of the tales that the author tells as he crosses the country with his travelers. Much of it is about historical facts, folklore, legend, food and drink.

 

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Mozambique

Monkeys in my Garden: Unbelievable but True Stories of My Life in Mozambique
By Valerie Pixley, 2013
Book Description
A true-life adventure story of Valerie and her husband O'D's life in the Nhamacoa Forest. From an idyllic life in the Algarve that was destroyed by an enormous fire, to a ruin of a house in Mozambique with grass for a roof and no doors or glass in the windows, this is a wild mix of hilarious and hair-raising experiences that involve witchcraft, corruption and even a life-saving miracle.

 

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Vanuatu

Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
By J. Maarten Troost, 2006
Book Description
The is a hilarious story of Troost's time on Vanuatu, falling into one amusing misadventure after another. The author struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders.

 

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Rwanda

A Thousand Hills to Heaven: Love, Hope, and a Restaurant in Rwanda
By Josh Ruxin, 2013
Book Description
One couple's inspiring memoir of the healing of a Rwandan village, raising a family near the old killing fields, and building a restaurant named Heaven. Part memoir, part history lesson, the story of Ruxin's life in Rwanda is riveting and inspirational.

 

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Guatemala

Guatemala Rainbow
By Gianni Vecchiato, (photographer), 1999
Book Description
This book presents 150 superb photographs providing a magnificent view of the textiles, people, and daily life of Guatemala. It is truly a feast for the eyes and spirit.

 

Mongolia

Mongolia: Nomad Empire of the Eternal Blue Sky
By Carl Robinson, 2010
Book Description
Explores Mongolia's history, culture and geography through insightful writing and beautiful imagery. This beautifully illustrated book provides a comprehensive and insightful guide to the diverse natural history and rich culture of 'The Land of the Eternal Blue Sky.'

 

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India

India Bites You Somehow - True-Life Tales
By Kai Mayerfeld, Chris Fallon (photographer), 2010
Book Description
A rollicking collection of true stories that take you deep into the heart of the magical, mysterious Indian experience. Forty people from nineteen countries share their journeys -- both worldly and sacred -- from the 1960s to the present. These narratives are moving, terrifying, hilarious, and awe-inspiring.

 

Nepal

Following Whispers: Walking on the Rooftop of the World in Nepal's Himalayas
By Dan Thompson, 2012
Book Description
An Iraq War veteran turned magazine editor, accepted an unexpected invitation from a family friend to visit Nepal. With laugh-out-loud misadventures with a parasite, to insightful discussions about Nepal's future, Thompson weaves themes of globalization, religion, development aid, and friendship into what turns into an adventure story. Includes over 20 photos, maps and recipes of traditional foods.