List of 32 Books Based in Spain

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Title Author Publishing Year Genre
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning Laurie Lee 1969 Biography, Travel literature
Barcelona Robert Hughes 1992 Travel literature
Captain Alatriste Arturo Pérez-Reverte 1996 Historical Fiction, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
Cathedral of the Sea Ildefonso Falcones 2006 Novel, historical novel, Historical Fiction
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 1605 Parody, Satire, Farce, Psychological Fiction
For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway 1940 Novel, Fiction, War story
Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through Spain and its Silent Past Giles Tremlett 2006 Non-fiction, Travel literature, Personal narrative
Homage to Catalonia George Orwell 1938 Biography
Iberia James A. Michener 1968 Travel literature
Odds On John Lange 1966 Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 Adam Hochschild 2016 Biography
The Basque History of the World Mark Kurlansky 1999 History, Nonfiction, Travel, Politics
The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 Antony Beevor 1989 History, Nonfiction, War, Military History
The Bird King G. Willow Wilson 2019 Novel, Fantasy Fiction, Romance novel, Historical Fiction, Historical fantasy
The Blind Man of Seville Robert Wilson 2003 Crime novel, Mystery, Crime Fiction, Suspense
The Fountains of Silence Ruta Sepetys 2019 Historical Fiction
The Island Villa Lily Graham 2018 Domestic Fiction
The Last Jew Noah Gordon 1999 Novel, Historical Fiction
The Last Queen C.W. Gortner 2006 Novel, Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain María Rosa Menocal 2002 Non-fiction
The Pit and the Pendulum Edgar Allan Poe 1842 Short story, Horror fiction
The Queen's Vow: A Novel of Isabella of Castile C.W. Gortner 2012 Novel, Historical Fiction, Biographical Fiction
The Return Victoria Hislop 2013 Historical Fiction
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafón 2001 Novel, Mystery, Thriller, Gothic fiction, Drama
The Sisterhood Helen Bryan 2013 Historical Fiction, Adventure fiction, Religious Fiction
The Spanish Bride Georgette Heyer 1940 Novel, Romance novel, Historical Fiction
The Sun Also Rises Ernest Hemingway 1926 Novel, Fiction, Roman à clef
The Time in Between María Dueñas 2009 Novel, Historical Fiction
Three Tragedies: Blood Wedding, Yerma, Bernarda Alba Federico García Lorca 1953 Plays, Drama, Fiction, Classics
Treacherous Sara Rosett 2017 Mystery, Fiction, Cozy mystery
Winter in Madrid C.J. Sansom 2006 Novel, Historical Fiction, Thriller, Romance novel, Spy fiction, Suspense, War story
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961 Nicholas E. Reynolds 2017 Biography

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