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If Cats Disappeared From The World

If Cats Disappeared From The World

Author(s): Genki Kawamura

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling...

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If I Had Two Lives

If I Had Two Lives

Author(s): Abbigail N Rosewood

Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): early 2000's

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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...

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Igboland

Igboland

Author(s): Jeff Gardiner

Location(s): Nigeria

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): 1960s

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A NEW LIFE THOUSANDS OF MILES FROM HOME Lydia and Clem Davie arrive in an Igbo village in Nigeria in July 1967 just as civil war breaks out, but Lydia has trouble adjusting to life in West Africa: a...

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Indian Nocturne

Indian Nocturne

Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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“Insomnia” and a “search for a shadow”. Perhaps a dream as he meets and engages with a wonderful array of personalities during his wanderings. His search takes him to a brothel in Bombay, to the Theosophical Society in Madras,...

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Inside the Crocodile

Inside the Crocodile

Author(s): Trish Nicholson

Location(s): Papua New Guinea

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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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 –...

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Keeper of the Way

Keeper of the Way

Author(s): Patricia Leslie

Location(s): Isle of Skye, Sydney

Genre(s): Fantasy, Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1600s to 1880s

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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...

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Lagoon

Lagoon

Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor

Location(s): Lagos

Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction/Future

Era(s): Modern

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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...

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Leonardo’s Swans

Leonardo’s Swans

Author(s): Karen Essex

Location(s): Ferrara, Italy, Milan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 15th Century

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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...

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Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door

Author(s): Jennifer McVeigh

Location(s): Kenya

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 1950s

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Stepping off the boat in Mombasa, eighteen-year-old Rachel Fullsmith stands on Kenyan soil for the first time in six years. She has come home. But when Rachel reaches the family farm at the end of the dusty Rift Valley...

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Literary London

Literary London

Author(s): Eloise Millar, Sam Jordison

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): 14th century to modern

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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...

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