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I Love You Too Much

I Love You Too Much

Author(s): Alicia Drake

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 20th Century

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I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. In the...

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Iberia

Iberia

Author(s): James A Michener

Location(s): Spain

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): 2000s

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Spain is Michener’s second home and he writes about the glories of the Prado, the bullfights, and everything that is Spanish: such a great storyteller, he magnificently captures the stunning variety of life and culture in Spain.

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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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Into the Jungle

Into the Jungle

Author(s): Erica Ferencik

Location(s): Cochabamba

Genre(s): Psychological Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Lily Bushwold thought she’d found the antidote to endless foster care and group homes: a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As soon as she could steal enough cash for the plane, she was on it. When the gig falls...

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Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

Author(s): Sara Ackerman

Location(s): Hawaii

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): World War II

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Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing...

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Katalin Street

Katalin Street

Author(s): Magda Szabó

Location(s): Budapest

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1934-1968

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In prewar Budapest three families live side by side on gracious Katalin Street, their lives closely intertwined. A game is played by the four children in which Bálint, the promising son of the Major, invariably chooses Irén Elekes, the...

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