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The World in Half

The World in Half
  • Author(s): Cristina Henríquez
  • Location(s): Chicago, Panama
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Miraflores never knew her father, and never thought he wanted to know her. But when she returns to the Chicago suburb where she grew up to care for her ailing mother, she discovers that her mother and father were...

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The World of Moominvalley

The World of Moominvalley
  • Author(s): Tove Jansson
  • Location(s): Finland
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Any time

Step into the magical world of Moominvalley with this beautiful one of a kind book; a fun, fascinating, behind the scenes look at the wonderful world of the Moomins and their creator, Tove Jansson. Filled with illustrated maps and...

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The Worst Kind of Want

The Worst Kind of Want
  • Author(s): Liska Jacobs
  • Location(s): Italy, Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A trip to Italy reignites a woman’s desires to disastrous effect in this dark ode to womanhood, death, and sex To cool-headed, fastidious Pricilla Messing, Italy will be an escape, a brief glimpse of freedom from a life that’s...

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The Wrong Boy

The Wrong Boy
  • Author(s): Cathy Ace
  • Location(s): South Wales
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Perched on a Welsh clifftop, the ancient, picturesque hamlet of Rhosddraig has its peaceful façade ripped apart when human remains are discovered under a pile of stones. The village pub, The Dragon’s Head, run by three generations of women,...

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The Wrong Girl

The Wrong Girl
  • Author(s): David Hewson
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): early 21st century

She knew they would come for her. How long can she wait? The Wrong Girl is the second title in the Detective Pieter Vos series, David Hewson’s atmospheric crime novels set in the city of canals and coffee shops.

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The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army

The Yanks Are Starving: A Novel of the Bonus Army
  • Author(s): Glen Craney
  • Location(s): France, Washington DC
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

In 1932, a charismatic hobo led 20,000 jobless American WWI veterans into Washington, D.C., only to be driven out of the city with tanks and gas. The novel unfolds the events that led to this confrontation through the experiences...

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The Year of Starting Over

The Year of Starting Over
  • Author(s): Karen King
  • Location(s): Andalusia (Andalucía)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

What if – to find yourself – you had to run away? Last year was meant to be when Holly got her happy-ever-after. But stuck in a job that’s going nowhere, and a relationship that feels more like it’s...

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The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
  • Author(s): José Saramago
  • Location(s): Portugal
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

The world’s threats are universal like the sun but Ricardo Reis takes shelter under his own shadow. Back in Lisbon after sixteen years practicing medicine in Brazil, Ricardo Reis wanders the rain-sodden streets. He longs for the unattainably aristocratic...

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The Year of the Revolutionary New Bread-making Machine

The Year of the Revolutionary New Bread-making Machine
  • Author(s): Hassan Daoud
  • Location(s): Beirut
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

It’s bustling 1960s Beirut, and our young protagonist spends his days in his father and uncle’s bakery, admiring the female customers, observing the many colourful characters, and listening in on fascinating grown-up conversations about everything from jaundice to the...

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The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
  • Author(s): Lewis Buzbee
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Various

November, a dark, rainy Tuesday, late afternoon. This is my ideal time to be in a bookstore. The shortened light of the afternoon and the idleness and hush of the hour gather everything close, the shelves and the books...

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