- Location(s): Israel
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): Contemporary
Set against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s ancient rituals, Sotah is a contemporary story of sacred and profane love, and a young woman’s struggle to reconcile tradition with freedom. Ninety three weeks on the best-seller list.Sotah introduces a family with...
- Location(s): Hiroshima
- Genre(s): Children
- Era(s): 1945
The haunting and poignant story of a how a young Japanese girl’s understanding of the historic and tragic bombing of Hiroshima is transformed by a memorial lantern-floating ceremony. Twelve-year-old Nozomi lives in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. She wasn’t...
- Location(s): Beijing (Peking), Sichuan
- Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
- Era(s): 1983
In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death.But six weeks later, a second examination revealed there was no cancer–he had won “a second reprieve from death.” Faced...
- Location(s): Namibia
- Genre(s): Nonfiction
- Era(s): early 21st century
For animal lovers, nature enthusiasts, and the vast readership for gripping true-life stories, this African saga is a must-read adventure. It chronicles the unique Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia, where Marieta van der Merwe and her family, former wealthy cattle...