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The Land of Trees

The Land of Trees
  • Author(s): L A Naylor
  • Location(s): Guatemala
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): current

Adoptee Lia has followed her Spanish teacher, Rafael, to Guatemala for romance and adventure. She doesn’t know much about the country, but she’s happy because she’s finally living life on her own terms. On their first night together, Lia...

The Language of Baklava

The Language of Baklava
  • Author(s): Diana Abu-Jaber
  • Location(s): Jordan, Syracuse
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

Diana Abu-Jaber’s vibrant, humorous memoir weaves together stories of being raised by a food-obsessed Jordanian father with tales of Lake Ontario shish kabob cookouts and goat stew feasts under Bedouin tents in the desert. These sensuously evoked repasts, complete...

The Language of Secrets

The Language of Secrets
  • Author(s): Ausma Zehanat Khan
  • Location(s): Toronto
  • Genre(s): Mystery, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Detective Esa Khattak heads up Canada’s Community Policing Section, which handles minority-sensitive cases across all levels of law enforcement. Khattak is still under scrutiny for his last case, so he’s surprised when INSET, Canada’s national security team, calls him...

The Language of the Birds

The Language of the Birds
  • Author(s): Alisher Nava'i
  • Location(s): Uzbekistan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Poetry
  • Era(s): late 15th century

The Language of the Birds is a masterpiece of Eastern Turkish literature (now Uzbek), and was written by one of Central Asia’s most prominent poets, Alisher Nava’i, shortly before his death in 1501. The story begins with the birds...

The Lantern Men

The Lantern Men
  • Author(s): Elly Griffiths
  • Location(s): Norfolk
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Everything has changed for Dr Ruth Galloway. She has a new job, home and partner, and is no longer North Norfolk police’s resident forensic archaeologist. That is, until convicted murderer Ivor March offers to make DCI Nelson a deal....

The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project
  • Author(s): Moises Kaufman
  • Location(s): Wyoming, Laramie
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1998

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became...

The Last Affair

The Last Affair
  • Author(s): Margot Hunt
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Love may be blind, but obsession’s a real killer. Nora Holliday is not that kind of woman. Not the kind who has an illicit affair with a married man. But Josh Landon is everything Nora’s alcoholic husband isn’t. And...

The Last American Man

The Last American Man
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): modern

At the age of seventeen, Eustace Conway ditched the comforts of his suburban existence to escape to the wild. Away from the crushing disapproval of his father, he lived alone in a teepee in the mountains. Everything he needed...

The Last Bear

The Last Bear
  • Author(s): Hannah Gold, Levi Pinfold (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): Svalbard, Norway
  • Genre(s): Children, Fiction
  • Era(s): N/A

Imagine making friends with a polar bear… The Last Bear is perfect for readers of 8+, beautifully illustrated throughout by Levi Pinfold – winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal and illustrator of Harry Potter 20th anniversary edition covers. “This...

The Last Book Party

The Last Book Party
  • Author(s): Karen Dukess
  • Location(s): Truro (Cape Cod), New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Coming of Age
  • Era(s): 1980s

A propulsive tale of ambition and romance, set in the publishing world of 1980’s New York and the timeless beaches of Cape Cod. In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level...

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