What are the best fiction and nonfiction books set in Albania?

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    #1The Three-Arched Bridge

    The Three-Arched Bridge
    The Three-Arched Bridge is a historical fiction book from European literature written by Ismail Kadare and was published on  October 5, 2005 by Arcade Publishing. It set in the Balkan peninsula.
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    Kenneth Alexander
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "A bridge under construction in 14th Century Albania is secretly sabotaged by ferry men who are afraid of being made redundant. Officially they blame a prophecy that no bridge will stand over the river without human sacrifice to the water spirits. So the builders immure a villager and the bridge gets built. A Balkan parable by the author of The Pyramid."
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    #2Doruntine

    Doruntine
    Doruntine is a historical fiction book from the European literature written by Ismail Kadare and was published on January 3rd 1988 by Saqi Books. It follows a two women set in a medieval Albanian town.
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    Juan Valadez
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Easily the best-known and most internationally read Albanian author, Ismail Kadare, is a master of depicting a long-ago era in a way that suggests the modern day. Almost subversively feminist, the story is based on an 11th century Albanian legend about a woman who marries a Bohemian and moves to that distant land. While she is away, most of her family dies. She is brought home by her brother - although he, too, has died. This sparks a crisis in town - who was the man really? Or did her brother commit the heretical act of coming back from the dead, a feat only Jesus is believed to have accomplished."
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    #3Biografi: A Traveler's Tale

    Biografi: A Traveler's Tale
    Biografi: A Traveler's Tale is a nonfiction political-themed book written by Lloyd Jones and was published on November 14,1994 by Mariner Books. It is a book set in 1991 in Eastern Europe and follows the journey of Jones.
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    Gloria Johnston
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "In 1991, with communism in tatters throughout Eastern Europe, Jones journeyed to a most unlikely destination: Albania. What he found was a relentlessly bizarre world of half-truths and fictions, a world where your status and sometimes your life hinged on your biografi. Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year. Map."
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    #4The Palace of Dreams

    The Palace of Dreams

    The Palace of Dreams is a European literature and a fiction book set in a dystopian future written by Ismail Kadare and was published on February 5, 1998 by Arcade Publishing. The books is about dream interpretations.

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    David Reid
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "A thought provoking very real book. Ripped from today's headlines, people reading your emails knowing your every move. Very well written."
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    #5The General of the Dead Army

    The General of the Dead Army
    The General of the Dead Army is a European fiction book written by an Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare and was published on June 1st 2005 by New Amsterdam Books. It follows the story of a Italian general.
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    Ma Han
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My daughter read this book for her literature class and she said she really enjoyed it. She even bought a copy for her friend's birthday so that she can read it too. It's a very good book "
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    #6The Siege

    The Siege
    The Siege authored by the novelist Ismail Kadare is a historical fiction and a war-themed book published on May 15th 2008 by Canongate Books. It follows the war between two great civilizations.
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    Gary Ortiz
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "this is a great work, the underlying question is in a state gripped in paranoia, how does the besieged differ from the besieger? Of course, with that underlying theme are many varied themes interwoven as well. It is a complex and very entertaining novel with historical reality and color. Certainly a classic in literature."
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    #7Broken April

    Broken April
    Broken April is a European literature and a fiction book written by Ismail Kadare and was published on November 6th 2003 by Vintage. It follows the murder story of Gjorg's brother by a neighbor.
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    Bruce He
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I actually find the plot of this novel to sound pretty interesting but I do enjoy a good murder/mystery story here and there. I am interested in seeing where this one ends up for the main character and if he is able to escape with his life!"
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    #8The Successor

    The Successor
    The Successor authored by Ismail Kadare is  political-themed fiction book published on October 5, 2005 by Arcade Publishing. It follows the sudden and mysterious death of the successor of Enver Hoxha.





    A powerful political novel based on the sudden, mysterious death of the man who had been handpicked to succeed the hated Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha.Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? That is the burning question. The man who died by his own hand, or another+s, was Mehmet Shehu, the presumed heir to the ailing dictator, Enver Hoxha. So sure was the world that he was next in line, he was known as The Successor. And then, shortly before he was to assume power, he was found dead.THE SUCCESSOR is simultaneously a mystery novel, an historical novel-based on actual events and buttressed by the author+s private conversations with the son of the real-life Mehmet Shehu-and a psychological novel (How do you live when nothing is sure?). Vintage Kadare, THE SUCCESSOR seamlessly blends dream and reality, legendary past, and contemporary history.

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    #9Chronicle in Stone

    Chronicle in Stone
    Chronicle in Stone authored by Ismail Kadare is a historical fiction and war-themed book that was published on July 11, 2007 by Arcade Publishing. It follows the story of a boy's sufferings under war.
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    #10The Silencer

    The Silencer
    The Silencer is a mystery-crime and a thriller fiction book with the element of church and Christian religion. Written by Paul Alkazraji, this book was published on November 1, 2012 by Highland Books.
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    Rachel Owens
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This was an interesting read for me. I found the setting unique and one not done often in novels. The book gave me a sense of suspense I don't usually get from books, it was great. It has good religious overtones that add to the mysterious atmosphere."

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Best What are the best fiction and nonfiction books set in Albania
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Three-Arched BridgeBooks 22 Paid
2DoruntineBooks 20 Paid
3Biografi: A Traveler's TaleBooks 18 Paid
4The Palace of DreamsBooks 16 Paid
5The General of the Dead ArmyBooks 16 Paid
6The SiegeBooks 15 Paid
7Broken AprilBooks 13 Paid
8The SuccessorBooks 12 Paid
9Chronicle in StoneBooks 10 Paid
10The SilencerBooks 10 Paid
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