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The Gardens of Mars

The Gardens of Mars
  • Author(s): John Gimlette
  • Location(s): Madagascar
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Various

An improbable world beckons. We think we know Madagascar but it’s too big, too eccentric, and too impenetrable to be truly understood. If it was stretched out across Europe, the islands would reach from London to Algiers, and yet...

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The Garlic Ballads

The Garlic Ballads
  • Author(s): Mo Yan
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th century

The farmers of Paradise County have been leading a hardscrabble life unchanged for generations. The Communist government has encouraged them to plant garlic, but selling the crop is not as simple as they believed. Warehouses fill up, taxes skyrocket,...

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The Gate

The Gate
  • Author(s): Francois Bizot
  • Location(s): Cambodia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s

The author is living and studying in Cambodia with his kmer partner and daughter when he and two colleagues are captured by the Khmer Rouge. They are taken deep into the jungle, held on suspicion that they are CIA....

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The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu

The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu
  • Author(s): Anthony Sattin
  • Location(s): Sahara, Mali
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1788

London, 1788: a group of British gentlemen—geographers, scholars, politicians, humanitarians, and traders—decide it is time to solve the mysteries of Africa’s unknown interior regions. Inspired by the Enlightenment quest for knowledge, they consider it a slur on the age...

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The Gates of the Alamo

The Gates of the Alamo
  • Author(s): Stephen Harrigan
  • Location(s): Texas, San Antonio
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1830s

It’s 1836, and the Mexican province of Texas is in revolt. As General Santa Anna’s forces move closer to the small fort that will soon be legend, three people’s fates will become intrinsically tied to the coming battle: Edmund...

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The Gathering Night

The Gathering Night
  • Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
  • Location(s): West of Scotland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mesolithic Period

Between Grandmother Mountain and the cold sea, Alaia and her family live off the land. But when her brother goes hunting and never returns, the fragile balance of life is upset. Half-starved and maddened with grief, Alaia’s mother follows...

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The Gaudí key

The Gaudí key
  • Author(s): Esteban Martín
  • Location(s): Barcelona
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): Early Twentieth Century

In the early twentieth century, when Barcelona was celebrated as the center of modernist art and design, the grand master of an ancient religious brotherhood prepares to die – passing the care of a sacred relic to a prominent...

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The Gaze

The Gaze
  • Author(s): Elif Shafak
  • Location(s): Turkey
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

A beautiful and compelling novel, Elif Shafak’s The Gaze considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others “I didn’t say anything. I didn’t return his smiles. I looked at him in the...

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The Gemini Contenders

The Gemini Contenders
  • Author(s): Robert Ludlum
  • Location(s): Italy, Thessaloniki (Salonika)
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): WW2

Under cover of darkness, in Salonika, Greece, December 1939 an order of monks endeavours to transport a mysterious vault to a hiding place high in the Italian Alps. The contents hidden for years could blow apart the Christian world....

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The Geranium Woman

The Geranium Woman
  • Author(s): Hazel Manuel
  • Location(s): India, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

While grieving the death of her father, the Parisian CEO of a corporate events company faces stark choices. Questioning what it means to ‘succeed’, she must decide whether to keep trying to build an ethically sound company, in keeping...

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