Good Reads

Many of our guests ask about sources of information and books we recommend.  Here are some fiction and non-fiction books, which we think help one understand the area, culture, history & psyche (also good reads):

  • Black Falcon & Gray Lamb by Rebecca West – the classic travel book about Croatia up to WWII
  • The Bridge over the River Drina and other works by Ivo Andric – one of our favorites 
  • The Cello of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway
  • Love thy Neighbor: A Story of War by Peter Maass 
  • Baba Yaga Laid an Egg by Dubravka Ugresic
  • The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic
  • Croatia: A Nation Forged in War by Marcus Tanner
  • Cafe Europa: Life After Communism by Slavenka Drakulic
  • On the Edge of Reason by Miroslav Krleza
  • Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan
  • Croatia: A History by Ivo Goldstein & Nikolina Jovanović
Websites and articles with worthwhile historical/cultural/political content:


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