Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
Spain is Michener’s second home and he writes about the glories of the Prado, the bullfights, and everything that is Spanish: such a great storyteller, he magnificently captures the stunning variety of life and culture in Spain.
Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam
Era(s): early 2000's
This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States – and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in...
Location(s): Papua New Guinea
Era(s): Later 20th Century
In the wilds of the most diverse nation on earth, while she copes with crocodiles under the blackboard and sorcery in the office, Trish Nicholson survives near-fatal malaria and mollifies irascible politicians and an ever-changing roster of bosses –...
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Era(s): World War II
Hawaii, 1944. The Pacific battles of World War II continue to threaten American soil, and on the home front, the bonds of friendship and the strength of love are tested. Violet Iverson and her young daughter, Ella, are piecing...
Location(s): Haiti, Port au Prince
Haiti. A poor country rich in courage, strength and love. As these four women are about to discover. Charlie, the rootless daughter of American missionaries, now working as a hairdresser in Northern California. But the repercussions of a traumatic...