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The Village of Waiting

The Village of Waiting
  • Author(s): George Packer
  • Location(s): Lavié, Togo
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in...

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The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories

The Village Witch Doctor and Other Stories
  • Author(s): Amos Tutuola
  • Location(s): Nigeria
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Timeless

A collection of stories drawn from Yoruba legend and tradition, containing characters from folklore, archetypal figures from Yoruba society and the supernatural. Born in Nigeria, Amos Tutuola’s other works include “The Palm Wine Drunkard.”

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The Village. A Novel of Wartime Crete

The Village. A Novel of Wartime Crete
  • Author(s): Philip Duke
  • Location(s): Crete
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

A Cretan village confronts the Nazi juggernaut sweeping across Europe. A village matriarch tries to hold her family together…Her grieving son finds a new life in the Cretan Resistance…A naive English soldier unwillingly finds the warrior in himself…And a...

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The Vineyard

The Vineyard
  • Author(s): Karen Aldous
  • Location(s): Kent, The South of France (Le Midi)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It’s been five years, and Lizzie Lambert has decided it’s time to try to make things right with her estranged mother. She’s made a success of things in Cannes, she’s bringing up a lovely little boy on her own,...

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The Vineyard in Alsace

The Vineyard in Alsace
  • Author(s): Julie Stock
  • Location(s): Alsace
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Is there really such a thing as a second chance at love? Fran Schell has only just become engaged when she finds her fiancé in bed with another woman. She knows this is the push she needs to break...

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The Violinist of Venice

The Violinist of Venice
  • Author(s): Alyssa Palombo
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th century

Like most 18th-century Venetians, Adriana d’Amato adores music—except her strict merchant father has forbidden her to cultivate her gift for the violin. But she refuses to let that stop her from living her dreams and begins sneaking out of...

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The Viper

The Viper
  • Author(s): Christobel Kent
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Sandro Cellini faces his demons… Sandro Cellini hasn’t set foot in La Vipera, a derelict farmhouse just outside Florence that was once home to a free-living commune, for forty years – until the discovery of two bodies nearby leads...

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The Virgin of Small Plains

The Virgin of Small Plains
  • Author(s): Nancy Pickard
  • Location(s): Kansas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1987

Small Plains, Kansas, January 23, 1987: In the midst of a deadly blizzard, eighteen-year-old Rex Shellenberger scours his father’s pasture, looking for helpless newborn calves. Then he makes a shocking discovery: the naked, frozen body of a teenage girl,...

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The Virgin of the Wind Rose: A Christopher Columbus Mystery-Thriller

The Virgin of the Wind Rose: A Christopher Columbus Mystery-Thriller
  • Author(s): Glen Craney
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller
  • Era(s): Dual period thriller: 15th Century and Present

While investigating the murder of an American missionary in Ethiopia, rookie State Department lawyer Jaqueline Quartermane stumbles upon a Latin palindrome embedded with a cryptographic time bomb. Separated by half a millennium, two global conspiracies dovetail in this historical...

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The Virgins

The Virgins
  • Author(s): Siddharth Tripathi
  • Location(s): Varanasi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

How does one become a man? Three young friends are about to find out. With six unmarried sisters and a perennially drunk father, Pinku, a 19-year-old school dropout, has only one dream left: to marry the plump girl who’d...

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