Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

What is the best-known book set in Luxembourg?

See note on methodology

My apologies to Luxembourg. I should have posted this entry yesterday instead of the one for Malta. It was a long day.

This is one of those cases where there is a very clear winner, most owned and most often tagged Luxembourg on both GoodReads and LibraryThing, but which I had personally never heard of - neither book nor author. Published in 2012, it is a thriller about an American woman who moves to Luxembourg when her husband gets a job there, and then discovers that the neighbours are more than they seem. It is:

The Expats, by Chris Pavone

Apart from that, there really isn't much. In second place, but a very very long way behind, is a self-published 2010 YA fantasy novel about two sisters who get involved with a magical plot in the caves under Luxembourg city:

The Elf of Luxembourg, Tom Weston

The top book by a Luxembourgish writer is also from 2010, and parallels the migration of impoverished Luxembourg farmers to Brazil in 1828 with the arrival of refugees from Montenegro in the Luxembourg of the present day. Published in German, not yet translated into English, it is:

Neubrasilien, by Guy Helminger

We're in small country territory now, and the pickings are sometimes a bit slim...
Tags: famous books by geography, world: luxembourg

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