What are the best fiction related to Papua New Guinea?

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    #1One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights (Vol.1)

    One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights (Vol.1)

    One Thousand One Papua New Guinean Nights: Folktales from Wantok Newspaper Volume 1: Tales from 1972-1985 is the first volume of the compilation of Papua New Guinean folktales published in Wantok Newspaper from 1972 to 1997.

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    Marina Márquez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a great book about Papua New Guinea! I read it in about a day and a half. It only took a few pages in to grab my attention and suck me in. Some of my friends didn't like the book and felt the folklore wasn't as detailed as they wanted so I guess it's not for everyone but I loved it. I liked that the stories were short and easy to read. Can't wait to read volume 2!"
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    #2Ruth

    Ruth

    Ruth is an inspirational feminist and socialist novel written by Marlene S. Lewis. It was published in 2011. It is set in the 1950s just before the civil rights and women's movements in Papua New Guinea.

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    Terry Pierce
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This was an okay book. My professor gave it to me just because he thought I'd like it. It was really nothing to special, though. "
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    #3The Birth House

    The Birth House
    The Birth House is a dramatic and realistic novel for young adults written by Ami McKay. It was released in 2007. It is about how women struggled to control their own lives in the late 19th century.
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    Megan Allen
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I am not seeing the connection between this and Papua New Guinea at all. Perhaps in the folk medicine aspect? "
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    #4Fever (Chemical Garden)

    Fever (Chemical Garden)

    Fever is a young adult novel by Lauren DeStefano. It is the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy, first published in 2012. It tells the story of Rhine and Gabriel as they try to escape from the clutches of a carnival ringmaster.

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    Angela Qiao
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Slow, drawn out, more filler than plot. Find something better"
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    #5Creation of Animal Characteristics (Tumbuna Stories of Papua New Guinea)

    Creation of Animal Characteristics (Tumbuna Stories of Papua New Guinea)
    Creation of Animal Characteristics is a children's picture book written by Thomas H. Slone and illustrated by Junior Rorosi. It was originally published in Wantok Newspaper in 1972. It is a part of the Tumbuna Stories of Papua New Guinea.
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    Ayaan Rathore
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book was interesting because it gives you a better glance into the traditions and beliefs of the people of Papua New Guinea. The folk tales told in these books are interesting, unique, and paint an amazing picture about culture in this area. "
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    #6What Life Is All About

    What Life Is All About

    What Life Is All About - Truth Version is an existential novel written by Alan P. Gill. It was published in 2009. It is about the true meaning of life and its complexities in the face of everchanging technologies.

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    Judy Sandoval
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "A very interesting read! I just finished What Life Is All About and I was really intrigued by it. It's a novel by Alan P. Gill and I really liked his writing style. This book really makes you think. "
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    #7The Origin of People and Society (Tumbuna Stories of Papua New Guinea)

    The Origin of People and Society (Tumbuna Stories of Papua New Guinea)

    The Origin of People and Society is a picture book containing stories written by Thomas H. Slone and illustrated by Peter Leo Ella. The stories are based on the Papua New Guinean folktales written in Wantok Newspaper in 1972.

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    Arthur Johnson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This book I was surprised to see how relatable its really is. The fact it tells us about all that we have gone though as a human race is remarkable."
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    #8Creation of the Cosmos and Earth (Tumbuna Stories of Papua New Guinea)

    Creation of the Cosmos and Earth (Tumbuna Stories of Papua New Guinea)
    Creation of the Cosmos and Earth is a collection of stories written by Thomas H. Slone and illustrated by Amos Manasau. It was released in 2009 and it is based on the Tumbuna folktales of Papua New Guinea.
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    Steven Bell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was a fan of the subject matter here. I majored in history in college so I have a soft spot for all types of historical novels. This book incorporates a lot of folktales from Papua New Guinea, some of which were really interesting. Pick it up if you can, its a good one."
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    #9Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer tells the story of nine-year-old Oskar Schell. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key he discovers in his father's closet. It is a search which leads him into the lives of strangers, and on an inward journey which brings him ever closer to some kind of peace.
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    Olivia Franklin
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is an intense and good-written story. Highly recommend."
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    #10The Samana Incident

    The Samana Incident
    The Samana Incident: A Crime Novel of Papua New Guinea is an urban fiction written by Keith Dahlberg. It was released in 2010 as a sequel to Flame Tree. It is about a small-time cop trying to expose a bigtime drug gang.

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    Michael Stephens
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Papua New Guinea is an amazing country. As a country full of unbridled creative potential, "The Samana Incident" serves as a great fictional story using Papua New Guinea as a backdrop. "
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