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So Long a Letter

So Long a Letter
  • Author(s): Mariama Bâ
  • Location(s): Senegal
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

This novel is in the form of a letter, written by the widowed Ramatoulaye and describing her struggle for survival. It is the winner of the Noma Award.

So Many Africas

So Many Africas
  • Author(s): Jill Kandel
  • Location(s): Zambia (Northern Rhodesia)
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1981

In 1981, Jill Kandel traveled to the remote Zambian village of Kalabo. She was a bride of six weeks, married to a blue-eyed boy from the Netherlands. Amidst international crises and famine, she gave birth to two children, bridged...

SO THE DOVES

SO THE DOVES
  • Author(s): Heidi James
  • Location(s): Kent
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

When award-winning journalist Marcus Murray’s latest story uncovers a corrupt alliance between a UK bank, the arms trade and the government, it seems he has triumphed again in his quest for the truth. But he is accused of fabrication...

So the Path Does Not Die

So the Path Does Not Die
  • Author(s): Pede Hollist
  • Location(s): Sierra Leone
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Long after Fina has left Sierra Leone for America, memories of a broken initiation still haunt her. She longs to return, to find her grandmother and right the path that has been set for young girls centuries past. Her...

Social Creature

Social Creature
  • Author(s): Tara Isabella Burton
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

‘A Ripleyesque exploration of female insecurity set among the socialites of Manhattan’ Guardian, Books of the Year Lavinia has it all. Lavinia has an apartment on the Upper East Side. Lavinia goes to glittering parties that last from dusk...

Sofa Surfer

Sofa Surfer
  • Author(s): Malcolm Duffy
  • Location(s): Yorkshire
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

15-year-old Tyler’s teenage angst turns to outright rebellion when his family leave London for a new life in Yorkshire. He’s angry with his parents about the upheaval and furious at losing his home. With only the dog to confide...

Sofie Metropolis

Sofie Metropolis
  • Author(s): Tori Carrington
  • Location(s): Queens, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

On her wedding day, right before the ceremony, right there in the Greek Orthodox church, Sofie Metropolis discovered her groom and her maid of honor in each other’s arms. Sofie took this as a sign, and since then, she’s...

Soil

Soil
  • Author(s): Jamie Kornegay
  • Location(s): Cameroon, Mississippi
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Noir
  • Era(s): Modern

An idealistic environmental scientist moves his wife and young son off the grid, to a stretch of river bottom farmland in the Mississippi hills, hoping to position himself at the forefront of a revolution in agriculture. Within a year,...

Solar

Solar
  • Author(s): Ian McEwan
  • Location(s): England
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Michael Beard is a Nobel prize-winning physicist whose best work is behind him. A compulsive womaniser, Beard finds his fifth marriage floundering. But this time it is different: his wife is having the affair, and he is still in...

Solar Bones

Solar Bones
  • Author(s): Mike McCormack
  • Location(s): Ireland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2008

Marcus Conway has come a long way to stand in the kitchen of his home and remember the rhythms and routines of his life. Considering with his engineer’s mind how things are constructed – bridges, banking systems, marriages –...

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