- 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...
- 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.”
- 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...
- 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,...
- 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...
- 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,...
- 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...