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The Covid-19 Catastrophe

The Covid-19 Catastrophe
  • Author(s): Richard Horton
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 2020

The global response to the Covid-19 pandemic is the greatest science policy failure in a generation. We knew this was coming. Warnings about the threat of a new pandemic have been made repeatedly since the 1980s and it was...

The Coyote

The Coyote
  • Author(s): Michael McBride
  • Location(s): Arizona
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Arizona shares nearly four hundred miles of international border with Mexico, thirty-six of which are completely unfortified. On one side lies desperation; on the other, opportunity. Tens of thousands of undocumented aliens pass through these thirty-six miles every year,...

The Crab-Flower Club

The Crab-Flower Club
  • Author(s): Cao Xueqin
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Ancient

“The Story of the Stone” (c. 1760), also known as “The Dream of the Red Chamber”, is one of the greatest novels of Chinese literature. The fifth part of Cao Xueqin’s magnificent saga, “The Dreamer Awakes”, was carefully edited...

The Crane

The Crane
  • Author(s): Halim Barakat
  • Location(s): Syria, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s / 1960s

In The Crane, the renowned Syro-Lebanese author Halim Barakat creates a narrator who looks back wistfully on a childhood in a small village of Syria, then travels to the United States, and, with his wife, goes through the experiences...

The Crazed

The Crazed
  • Author(s): Ha Jin
  • Location(s): China
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature, has had a stroke and it falls to Jian Wan – who is also engaged to Yang’s daughter – to care for him. It initially seems a simple duty until the professor...

The Cretan Runner

The Cretan Runner
  • Author(s): George Psychoundakis
  • Location(s): Crete
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): WW2

George Psychoundakis was a young shepherd boy who knew the island of Crete intimately when the Nazis invaded by air in 1941. He immediately joined the resistance and took on the crucial job of war-time runner. It was not...

The Cricket in Times Square

The Cricket in Times Square
  • Author(s): George Selden
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

One night, the sounds of New York City–the rumbling of subway trains, thrumming of automobile tires, hooting of horns, howling of brakes, and the babbling of voices–is interrupted by a sound that even Tucker Mouse, a jaded inhabitant of...

The Crime of Father Amaro

The Crime of Father Amaro
  • Author(s): Eca de Queiroz
  • Location(s): Portugal
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1870s

Father Amaro sours for ever the life of the young AmeliaSet in Leira, Portugal in the 1870s, follows the love affair of young Father Amaro with nubile Am elia, and their interactions with Am elia’s mother, her atheist suitor,...

The Crime Writer

The Crime Writer
  • Author(s): Jill Dawson
  • Location(s): Earl Soham
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk, to concentrate on her writing and escape her fans. She has another motive too – a secret romance with a married lover based...

The Crimson Shamrock

The Crimson Shamrock
  • Author(s): Michael Hughes
  • Location(s): Minneapolis - St Paul, San Francisco, Washington DC
  • Genre(s): Humour, Suspense
  • Era(s): 2014

Young underemployed man in the East San Francisco Bay gets hired by mysterious tech company. Hilarity ensues. A scotch-swilling DUI attorney, a cynical congressional staffer, and a retired bomb- sniffing German Shepherd are just some of the characters Chuck...

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