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The Guilt of a Sparrow

The Guilt of a Sparrow
  • Author(s): Jess B Moore
  • Location(s): North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Magnolia Porter has spent the entirety of her twenty-four years satisfying her mother’s guilt. She was the good girl to her trouble making brother, Lucian – the one left behind to hold her mother together after he died. She...

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The Guru of Love

The Guru of Love
  • Author(s): Samrat Upadhyay
  • Location(s): Nepal
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Writing of Samrat Upadhyay’s debut story collection, critics raved: “like a Buddhist Chekhov . . . speak to common truths . . . startlingly good” (San Francisco Chronicle) and “subtle and spiritually complex” (New York Times). Upadhyay’s first novel...

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The Gypsy Bride

The Gypsy Bride
  • Author(s): Katie Hutton
  • Location(s): Canterbury, Oxfordshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

‘your Gypsy loves you so much he’s ready to put his head in a noose for you!’ 1922: Harvest time in the Chilterns. A Gypsy falls in love with a lonely girl in a close-knit Evangelical community. Opposed on...

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The Haiku Murder

The Haiku Murder
  • Author(s): Fran Pickering
  • Location(s): Matsuyama, Shikoku
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

This is the second book in the Josie Clark in Japan mystery series. The first book is The Cherry Blossom Murder. A haiku-writing trip turns to tragedy when charismatic financier Mr Ando falls from the top of Matsuyama castle....

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The Hakawati

The Hakawati
  • Author(s): Rabih Alameddine
  • Location(s): Lebanon
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2003

Here it comes, the book of the year, on its own magic carpet. No book this bewitching has ever felt so important; no book this important has ever been so lovingly enchanted. The Hakawati is both a snapshot of...

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The Half-Child

The Half-Child
  • Author(s): Angela Savage
  • Location(s): Pattaya
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Jayne Keeney is a fiesty thirty-something private investigator who has been living in Bangkok for many years. She has been hired to investigate the alleged suicide of a young Australian woman in a seedy Thai coastal town. Maryanne Delbeck...

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The Hand I Fan With

The Hand I Fan With
  • Author(s): Tina McElroy Ansa
  • Location(s): Georgia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

Bestselling author Tina McElroy Ansa is back with another tale from Mulberry, Georgia, the richly drawn fictional town and home of the extraordinary Lena McPherson.  Lena, now forty-five and tired of being “the hand everyone fans with,” has grown weary...

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The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine
  • Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
  • Location(s): London
  • Era(s): 1950s onwards

Winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award and a Sunday Times bestseller, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE by Maggie O’Farrell is a gorgeously written story of love and motherhood from the author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE....

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The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Author(s): Margaret Atwood
  • Location(s): United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): Future

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means...

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The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien

The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien
  • Author(s): Georges Simenon
  • Location(s): Liège, Paris
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Novella
  • Era(s): 20th Century

A first ink drawing showed a hanged man swinging from a gallows on which perched an enormous crow. And there were at least twenty other etchings and pen or pencil sketches that had the same leitmotif of hanging. On...

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