Book: The Land of Green Plums
Author: Herta Muller
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO
This was a pretty great book. It took me a bit to get into it - having to turn everything off and just concenrate on reading it to follow the style of writing. However, once I did that, I found who well this book was written and what a profound story she had to tell. I can see why it won the Nobel Prize. If you stick to this one, you will find an incredible story about a terrible time in Romania's history.