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Bayan

Bayan
  • Author(s): Pramudith D Rupasinghe
  • Location(s): Ukraine
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Bayan, the title, is Russian for the accordion, since the story is based on a hauntingly beautiful narration of the transition of life from the Soviet through the post-Soviet era in Ukraine. The main character, Ivan Nikolaevich, is a...

Grey Bees

Grey Bees
  • Author(s): Andrey Kurkov, Boris Dralyuk (translator)
  • Location(s): Ukraine
  • Genre(s): Fiction, In Translation
  • Era(s): present day

Little Starhorodivka, a village of three streets, lies in Ukraine’s Grey Zone, the no-man’s-land between loyalist and separatist forces. Thanks to the lukewarm war of sporadic violence and constant propaganda that has been dragging on for years, only two...

Sunflowers Beneath the Snow

Sunflowers Beneath the Snow
  • Author(s): Teri M Brown
  • Location(s): Kyiv
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1973 - 2016

A Ukrainian rebel. Three generations of women bearing the consequences. A journey that changes everything. When Ivanna opens the door to uniformed officers, her tranquil life is torn to pieces – leaving behind a broken woman who must learn...

Baba Dunja’s Last Love

Baba Dunja’s Last Love
  • Author(s): Alina Bronsky
  • Location(s): Pripyat/Chernobyl
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Baba Dunja is a Chernobyl returnee. Together with a motley bunch of former neighbours, they set off to create a new life for themselves in the radioactive no-man’s land. Geiger counter and irradiated forest fruits be damned, there in...

Exclusion Zone

Exclusion Zone
  • Author(s): J M Hewitt
  • Location(s): Pripyat/Chernobyl
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 1986 / present day

On 26th April 1986, reactor four exploded at the factory in Pripyat, Chernobyl. At the same time teenager Afia Bello vanished from her home without a trace. The damage from the nuclear fallout is examined over the following weeks,...

Snegurochka

Snegurochka
  • Author(s): Judith Heneghan
  • Location(s): Kyiv
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1990s

An exhilarating, darkly atmospheric debut novel set in Kiev. ‘An unforgettable story. The claustrophobia is palpable, and the characters are utterly convincing in this beautifully observed novel. Outstanding.’ —Claire Fuller ‘Something terrible is happening here. Something terrible has already...

The House with the Stained-Glass Window

The House with the Stained-Glass Window
  • Author(s): Zanna Sloniowska
  • Location(s): Lviv
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

In 1989, Marianna, the beautiful star soprano at the Lviv opera, is shot dead in the street as she leads the Ukrainian citizens in their protest against Soviet power. Only eleven years old at the time, her daughter tells...

The Wine of Solitude

The Wine of Solitude
  • Author(s): Irene Nemirovsky
  • Location(s): Finland, Kyiv, Paris
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

First published in 1936 this book is thought to be quite autobiographical. It is the story of young girl’s difficult relationship with her beautiful, but vain and shallow mother. The novel is set during the period of the First...

Cold Black

Cold Black
  • Author(s): Alex Shaw
  • Location(s): Dubai, Kyiv, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Former SAS trooper Aidan Snow returns in the thrilling follow up to the Kindle bestseller ‘Hetman’. Now an MI6 operative, Snow must locate & rescue an old SAS colleague before an Al-Qaeda cell can carry out acts of unprecedented...

East West Street

East West Street
  • Author(s): Philippe Sands
  • Location(s): Lviv, Vienna
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Mid 20th Century

When human rights lawyer Philippe Sands received an invitation to deliver a lecture in the Western Ukrainian city of Lviv, he began to uncover a series of extraordinary historical coincidences. It set him on a quest that would take...

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