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The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope

The Hospital by the River: A Story of Hope
  • Author(s): Catherine Hamlin
  • Location(s): Ethiopia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

Gynaecologists Catherine and Reg Hamlin left Australia in 1959 on a short contract to establish a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Over 40 years later, Catherine is still there, running one of the most outstanding medical programmes in the world....

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The Hostage

The Hostage
  • Author(s): Zayd Mutee' Dammaj
  • Location(s): Yemen
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): pre-revolutionary Yemen

Set in the pre-revolution Yemen of the Imams, this novel depicts the experiences of a young boy who, having been taken hostage, in line with the Imam’s general practice, as a pledge for his father’s political obedience, is sent...

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The Hotel Where We Met

The Hotel Where We Met
  • Author(s): Belinda Jones
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): RomCom

There’s a very particular reason why Chloe Sinclair has not met her Mr Right – he doesn’t exist. And he doesn’t exist because he was never born. And the reason he was never born is because the right couples...

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The Hottest State

The Hottest State
  • Author(s): Ethan Hawke
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

In this slim debut novel, he tells a coming-of-age tale of a fairly unpleasant young actor from Texas named William who lives in Manhattan and is working his way through an ugly little relationship with a singer/songwriter named Sarah....

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The Hour of the Jackal

The Hour of the Jackal
  • Author(s): Bernhard Jaumann
  • Location(s): Namibia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1989

It’s a searing hot day in the middle of a Namibian summer, and a white man is watering the garden of his luxurious villa while his daughter plays nearby. The peaceful scene is shattered by the single shot that...

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The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood

The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood
  • Author(s): Helene Cooper
  • Location(s): Liberia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent past of her home country Liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. Helene Cooper is “Congo,”...

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The House at the Edge of the Night

The House at the Edge of the Night
  • Author(s): Catherine Banner
  • Location(s): Sicily
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

On a tiny island off the coast of Italy, Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, thinks he has found a place where, finally, he can belong. Intrigued by a building the locals believe to be cursed, Amedeo restores the...

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The House at Zaronza

The House at Zaronza
  • Author(s): Vanessa Couchman
  • Location(s): Corsica
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Rachel Swift travels to Corsica to discover more about her forebears. She comes across a series of passionate love letters and delves into their history. The story unfolds of a secret romance at the start of the 20th century...

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The House by the Loch

The House by the Loch
  • Author(s): Kirsty Wark
  • Location(s): Scottish Highlands
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s onwards

From the bestselling author of The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle, a novel of long-hidden family secrets that refuse to lie buried in the past . . . Scotland 1950s Walter MacMillan is bewitched by the clever, glamorous Jean Thompson...

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The House Girl

The House Girl
  • Author(s): Tara Conklin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1852 and 2004

A stunning debut novel of love, family, and justice that intertwines the stories of an escaped house slave in 1852 Virginia and ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York Virginia, 1852. Seventeen-year-old Josephine Bell decides to run from the...

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