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Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam
Era(s): early 2000's
This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States – and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in...
Location(s): Papua New Guinea
Era(s): Later 20th Century
In the wilds of the most diverse nation on earth, while she copes with crocodiles under the blackboard and sorcery in the office, Trish Nicholson survives near-fatal malaria and mollifies irascible politicians and an ever-changing roster of bosses –...
Location(s): Isle of Skye, Sydney
Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical
Era(s): 1600s to 1880s
Book one in a three book series: After news of grave robbing and murder in Dun Ringall, the ancient stronghold of Clan McKinnon on the Isle of Skye, Rosalie realises it is time to share her family’s secrets. Descendants...
Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction/Future
After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world’s fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on...
Location(s): Ferrara, Italy, Milan
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): 15th Century
At the heart of this book is the complex relationship between two of Leonardo’s muses and patrons at the court of Milan: The d’Este sisters, Isabella and Beatrice, who are betrothed to two very different men. Isabella marries the...
Era(s): 14th century to modern
A fascinating guide to the best literary landmarks in London that takes the reader into publishing houses and along paths of inspiration, revealing the stories behind the stories. * One of the world’s greatest literary cities, London has streets...