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Popular Works Set in Bhutan, Cyprus, Amazonia, and The Western U.S.

by on October 4, 2011

A growing list of popular works set in our geographical regions. Feel free to suggest more.

Bhutan

Wangchuck

Ahi Dorji Wangmo “Treasures of the Thunder Dragon”

Shrestha, Romio and Sophie

In Search of the Thunder Dragon

Barry, Desmond

Cressida’s Bed

Napoli, Lisa

Radio Shangri-La

Kernaghan, Eileen

Dance of the Snow Dragon “historical fantasy about a young monk in eighteenth century Bhutan and his journey with a sorceress to Shambhala.”

Ura, Karma

The Hero with a  Thousand Eyes “a biographical novel about an official in the twentieth century royal court in Bhutan, by a Bhutanese author.”

Zeppa, Jamie

Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A journey in the Bhutan

Movies:

Traveller’s and Magicians

The Cup

Killing Time (Annika Gustafson)

Little Buddha

The Other Final

49th Day

The Unmistaken Child

Cyprus/Mediterranean

Durrell, Lawrence

Bitter Lemons of Cyprus

Homer

The Illiad

The Odyssey

Movies:

Back to Famagusta

Attenberg

Under the Stars (2001)

Evagora’s Vow

Akamas

The Last Homecoming (directed by Corinna Avraamidou)

Mama Mia!

Shirley Valentine

Troy

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Clash of the Titans (either 1981 or 2010)

Zorba the Greek

Amazonia

Alegria, Ciro

The Golden Serpent (El Serpiente de Oro)

Souza, Marcio

The Emperor of the Amazon

Mad Maria

Hatoum, Milton

Two Brothers

Ashes of the North

Roncagliolo, Santiago

The Alligator Prince

Arana, Marie

Cellophane

Carpentier, Alejo

The Lost Steps

Vargas Llosa, Mario

The Storyteller

Captain Pantoja and the Special Service

The Green House

Hudson, W.H.

Green Mansions

Verne, Jules

The Giant Raft

Doyle, Arthur Conan

The Lost World

Waugh, Evelyn

A Handful of Dust

Byatt, A.S.

Morpho Eugenia/Angles and Insects

Peter Matthiessen

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Allende, Isabel

Cry of the Beast

Patchett, Ann

State of Wonder

Benchley, Peter

Amazon: The Ghost Tribe

Movies:

Medicine Man (1992)

The Emerald Forest

Angels and Insects

A Handful of Dust

The Mission (though not directly in the Amazon)

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

Anaconda

Fitzcarraldo

Aguirre the Wrath of Gods

The Amazon (Peter Benchley)

Jungle 2 Jungle

Western U.S.

Arana, Marie

American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood

Haruf, Kent

Plain Song

Hannum, Alberta.

Spin a Silver Dollar: The Story of a Desert Trading-Post.

Silko, Leslie Marmon

Ceremony

The Turquoise Ledge

Gardens in the Dunes

Almanac of the Dead

McCarthy, Cormac

Blood Meridian, Or the Evening Redness in the West (1985)

All the Pretty Horses (1992)

The Crossing (1994)

Cities of the Plain (1998)

No Country for Old Men (2005)

The Road

Louis L’Amour

Any of his books set in the West

Movies:

Rango

PlainSong

True Grit

Brokeback Mountain

El Mariachi

No Country for Old Men

High Noon

Red River

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Cat Ballou

The Shining

The Milagro Beanfield War

A River Runs Through It

Race to Witch Mountain

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