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The Fracture Zone: My Return to the Balkans

The Fracture Zone: My Return to the Balkans
  • Author(s): Simon Winchester
  • Location(s): Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Terrible things have been going on in the Balkans for centuries, and they are likely to go on for centuries more to come. It is an area of great contrasts — geographically beautiful, yet the underlying crust of the...

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The Fragile Ones

The Fragile Ones
  • Author(s): Jennifer Chase
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When the bodies of eleven and twelve-year-old sisters, Tessa and Megan, are found at the bottom of a ravine—dressed in matching pastel summer outfits, their small bodies broken from the fall—Detective Katie Scott is called to one of the...

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The Fragility of Bodies

The Fragility of Bodies
  • Author(s): Sergio Olguin
  • Location(s): Buenos Aires
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

(Veronica Rosenthal 1) When she hears about the suicide of a local train driver who has jumped off the roof of a block of flats, leaving a suicide note confessing to four mortal ‘accidents’ on the train tracks, she...

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The Fragments

The Fragments
  • Author(s): Toni Jordan
  • Location(s): Brisbane, New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1980s, 1930s

Inga Karlson died in a fire in New York in the 1930s, leaving behind three things: a phenomenally successful first novel, the scorched fragments of a second book — and a mystery that has captivated generations of readers. Nearly...

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The Frangipani Tree Mystery (Crown Colony)

The Frangipani Tree Mystery (Crown Colony)
  • Author(s): Ovidia Yu
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1936

1936 in the Crown Colony of Singapore, and the British abdication crisis and rising Japanese threat seem very far away. When the Irish nanny looking after Acting Governor Palin’s daughter dies suddenly – and in mysterious circumstances – mission...

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The Free State of Jones

The Free State of Jones
  • Author(s): Victoria E Bynum
  • Location(s): Mississippi
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1863/1864 onwards

Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the...

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The Free World

The Free World
  • Author(s): David Bezmozgis
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1978

Summer, 1978. Brezhnev sits like a stone in the Kremlin, Israel and Egypt are inching towards peace, and in the bustling, polyglot streets of Rome, strange new creatures have appeared: Soviet Jews who have escaped to freedom through a...

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The French Adventure

The French Adventure
  • Author(s): Lucy Coleman
  • Location(s): Loire Valley (Vallée de la Loire)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Packed full of French flavour and idyllic settings this is a romantic, heart-warming and unputdownable new novel about life and love, perfect for anyone who loves Milly Johnson, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson. Suddenly unemployed and single, Anna escapes...

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The Frenchman’s Bride

The Frenchman’s Bride
  • Author(s): Rebecca Winters
  • Location(s): Bordeaux

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The Friendly Persuasion

The Friendly Persuasion
  • Author(s): Jessamyn West
  • Location(s): Indiana
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940

A quintessential American heroine, Eliza Birdwell is a wonderful blend of would-be austerity, practicality, and gentle humor when it comes to keeping her faith and caring for her family and community. Her husband, Jess, shares Eliza’s love of people...

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