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The Green Road

The Green Road
  • Author(s): Anne Enright
  • Location(s): Ireland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A darkly glinting novel set on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, The Green Road is a story of fracture and family, selfishness and compassion – a book about the gaps in the human heart and how we learn to fill them.   The...

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The Greengage Summer

The Greengage Summer
  • Author(s): Rumer Godden
  • Location(s): Champagne Region
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920

When their mother is suddenly taken ill on holiday, five siblings are left to fend for themselves at the elegant, faded hotel, Les Oeillets. Under the increasingly jealous gaze of the glamorous patronne, Mademoiselle Zizi, the children gravitate towards...

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The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse
  • Author(s): Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (Aouur Ava Olafsdottir)
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

For Lobbi, the tragic passing of his mother proves to be a profound catalyst. Their shared love of tending rare roses in her greenhouse inspires him to leave his studies behind and travel to a remote village monastery to...

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The Greenlanders

The Greenlanders
  • Author(s): Jane Smiley
  • Location(s): Greenland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 14th Century

A magnificent novel of fourteenth-century Greenland, here is a rich and fascinating detail about the day-to-day lives–the joys and innumerble hardships–of a remarkable people. It is also the compelling story of one family–the proud land-owner Asgeir Gunnarsson, his daughter...

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The Grey Beginning

The Grey Beginning
  • Author(s): Barbara Michaels
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Devastated by her husband’s death, Kathy Malone has traveled to his childhood home, hoping to come to terms with the recent tragedy. Here in the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany, she seeks solace—and discovers something sinister instead. Befriending a...

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The Gringo: A Memoir

The Gringo: A Memoir
  • Author(s): J Grigsby Crawford
  • Location(s): Ecuador
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Within weeks of arriving as a volunteer in a remote corner of South America, Crawford got a lot more than he bargained for: a narrow escape from a kidnapping plot hatched by the people he was sent there to...

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The Guardian of Lies

The Guardian of Lies
  • Author(s): Kate Furnivall
  • Location(s): The South of France (Le Midi), Paris
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Eloïse Caussade is a courageous young Frenchwoman, raised on a bull farm near Arles in the Camargue. She idolises her older brother, André, and when he leaves to become an Intelligence Officer working for the CIA in Paris to...

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The Guest Book

The Guest Book
  • Author(s): Sarah Blake
  • Location(s): Maine, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th/21st Century

The Miltons are a powerful old New York family – the kind of family that used to run the world. And in 1935, they still do. Kitty and Ogden Milton seem to have it all: an elegant apartment on...

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The Guests on South Battery

The Guests on South Battery
  • Author(s): Karen White
  • Location(s): Charleston
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

With her extended maternity leave at its end, Melanie Trenholm is less than thrilled to leave her new husband and beautiful twins to return to work, especially when she’s awoken by a phone call with no voice on the...

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The Guide

The Guide
  • Author(s): R K Narayan
  • Location(s): South India
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Raju’s first stop after his release from prison is the barber’s shop Then he decides to take refuge in an abandoned temple. Raju used to be India’s most corrupt tourist guide – but now a peasant mistakes him for...

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