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Southern Harm

Southern Harm
  • Author(s): Travis Casey
  • Location(s): Kentucky
  • Genre(s): Humour, Romance, Suspense
  • Era(s): early 21st century

After a racing bet goes wrong, Kentucky’s most eligible bachelor, Oscar Novak-Chambers, is up to his neck in trouble with ruthless loan shark Louie Gomez. To clear the debt, Oscar must use the family’s good standing with the governor’s...

Southern Scum Go Home!

Southern Scum Go Home!
  • Author(s): Goran Vojnović
  • Location(s): Maribor
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Later 1930s

Vojnović’s novel acts as an encyclopaedia in its creation of urban environment scenery, where the smell of “sarma” (rolled leaf of sour cabbage stuffed with rice and minced meat) and the dictating beats of Southern folk songs penetrate through...

Sovereign (The Shardlake series)

Sovereign (The Shardlake series)
  • Author(s): C J Sansom
  • Location(s): York
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 16th Century

Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak....

Soviet Milk

Soviet Milk
  • Author(s): Nora Ikstena
  • Location(s): Latvia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Second half 20th Century

The literary bestseller that took the Baltics by storm now published for the first time in English. This novel considers the effects of Soviet rule on a single individual. The central character in the story tries to follow her...

Soy Sauce for Beginners

Soy Sauce for Beginners
  • Author(s): Kirstin Chen
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

Gretchen Lin, adrift at the age of thirty, leaves her floundering marriage in San Francisco to move back to her childhood home in Singapore and immediately finds herself face-to-face with the twin headaches she’s avoided her entire adult life:...

Sozaboy

Sozaboy
  • Author(s): Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • Location(s): Nigeria
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Nigerian Civil War

Sozaboy describes the fortunes of a young naive recruit in the Nigerian Civil War: from the first proud days of recruitment to the disillusionment, confusion and horror that follows. The author’s use of ‘rotten English’—a mixture of Nigerian pidgin...

Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie

Spain to Norway on a Bike Called Reggie
  • Author(s): Andrew P. Sykes
  • Location(s): Europe
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Meet Andrew: French teacher, writer and long-distance cyclist. Now, meet Reggie, his bike. With two European cycling adventures already under his belt, Andrew was ready for a new challenge. Exchanging his job as a teacher in Oxfordshire for an...

Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover

Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover
  • Author(s): Pat Hall
  • Location(s): World, Mexico
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1955-2020

Speak To Me: Travels and Exploits of a Language Lover is a memoir with an unlikely twist. It’s a story about an intrepid woman’s adventures traveling and pursuing her passion for languages, visiting and living in many countries solely...

Spell of the Island

Spell of the Island
  • Author(s): Anne Hampson
  • Location(s): Mauritius
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Emma’s sister travels to the exotic island of Mauritius in pursuit of a man who’s clearly toying with her heart, Emma is determined to rescue her. But when she arrives on the island, she meets the man herself–handsome,...

Spells and Oregano: Book II in The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy

Spells and Oregano: Book II in The Secret Spice Cafe Trilogy
  • Author(s): Patricia V Davis
  • Location(s): Long Beach
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s-2014

A mother desperate to save her twin sons, a war veteran in torment, a beautiful young psychic with a terrible secret, a powerful magician with a shattered soul, and a Queen steeped in history and glory. These extraordinary beings...

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