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The Secret Wife

The Secret Wife

Author(s): Gill Paul

Location(s): New York State, Russia, San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th Century and 2011

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A Russian grand duchess and an English journalist. Linked by one of the world’s greatest mysteries . . . Love. Guilt. Heartbreak. 1914 Russia is on the brink of collapse, and the Romanov family faces a terrifyingly uncertain future....

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The Immortalists

The Immortalists

Author(s): Chloe Benjamin

Location(s): New York City (NYC), San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): From 1969

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It’s 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young...

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The Perfect Wife

The Perfect Wife

Author(s): J P Delaney

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Psychological Thriller

Era(s): Present looking back 5 years

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“There’s something I have to explain, my love,” he says, taking your hand in his. “That wasn’t a dream. It was an upload.” Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man...

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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed

Author(s): Khaled Hosseini

Location(s): Kabul, Paris, San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one… Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of...

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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

Author(s): Khaled Hosseini

Location(s): Kabul, San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1980s to 2000s

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The Kite Runner of Khaled Hosseini’s deeply moving fiction debut is an illiterate Afghan boy with an uncanny instinct for predicting exactly where a downed kite will land. Growing up in the city of Kabul in the early 1970s,...

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A Message to Your Heart

A Message to Your Heart

Author(s): Niamh Greene

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Niamh Greene’s delightful fifth novel A Message to Your Heart is an intriguing and heart-warming story for fans of the wise humour of Catherine Alliott and the modern day fairytales of Cecelia Ahern. Throw in Niamh’s unique brand of...

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China Dolls

China Dolls

Author(s): Lisa See

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Lae 1930s

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It’s 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco’s Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls...

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Cinnamon Kiss

Cinnamon Kiss

Author(s): Walter Mosley

Location(s): San Francisco

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1960s

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It is the Summer of Love, and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armoured car. it’s further outside the law than Easy has ever travelled, but his daughter needs medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can borrow...

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Japantown (Jim Brodie)

Japantown (Jim Brodie)

Author(s): Barry Lancet

Location(s): Japan, San Francisco

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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San Francisco antiques dealer Jim Brodie receives a call one night from a friend at the SFPD: an entire family has been senselessly gunned down in the Japantown neighborhood of the bustling city. As an American born and raised...

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Lake Como

Lake Como

Author(s): Anita Hughes

Location(s): Lake Como, San Francisco

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Hallie Elliot has a perfect life. She is an up-and-coming interior designer in one of San Francisco’s most sought after firms, and has just recently become engaged to Peter, a brilliant young journalist. But when she stumbles upon Peter...

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