- Location(s): Saudi Arabia
- Genre(s): Fiction, Satire
- Era(s): 1991
Dhahran Palace Hotel, Saudi Arabia, 1991. The US forces are massing on the border with Iraq, preparing to throw Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait. Men and material are arriving daily, helicopters and armor are training in the desert sand....
- Location(s): Morocco
- Genre(s): Historical
- Era(s): 1950s
In this lyrical, hallucinatory novel set in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun offers an imaginative and radical critique of contemporary Arab social customs and Islamic law. The Sand Child tells the story of a Moroccan father’s effort to thwart the...
- Location(s): Dubai
- Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future, Thriller
- Era(s): Near Future
In Dubai there’s a new world of high-luxury resorts emerging for the super-rich – but at what price to everyone else? Lea, Roy and their 15 year-old daughter Cara live in a gated community reserved for foreign workers. Roy...
- Location(s): China
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): 1920s
Recommended reading as part of the Chief of Naval Operation’s Professional Reading Program! This now-classic novel by Richard McKenna enjoyed great critical acclaim and commercial success when it was first published in 1962. The winner of the coveted Harper...
- Location(s): Syracuse
- Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
- Era(s): Ancient Greece (3rd century BC)
The young scholar Archimedes has just had the best three years of his life at Ptolemy’s Museum at Alexandria. To be able to talk and think all day, every day, sharing ideas and information with the world’s greatest minds,...
- Location(s): London, Sri Lanka
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): early 2000s
The Sandglass tells the story of two feuding families whose lives are interlinked by the changing fortunes of postcolonial Sri Lanka. Moving back and forth between London and Sri Lanka, the novel brings to life Prins Ducal and his...
- Location(s): Stockholm
- Genre(s): Crime
- Era(s): Contemporary
HE’S SWEDEN’S MOST PROLIFIC SERIAL KILLER. Jurek Walter is serving a life sentence. Kept in solitary confinement, he is still considered extremely dangerous by psychiatric staff. HE’LL LULL YOU INTO A SENSE OF CALM. Mikael knows him as “the...