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The Song of Kahunsha

The Song of Kahunsha
  • Author(s): Anosh Irani
  • Location(s): Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1993

From one of Canada’s brightest literary stars – a startling and beautiful novel about abandonment, poverty, and violence, as well as loyalty, love, and hope, as seen through the eyes of a young homeless boy. It is 1993 and...

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The Song of Kieu

The Song of Kieu
  • Author(s): Nguyen Du
  • Location(s): Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Fiction

Ever since it exploded into Vietnam’s cultural life two centuries ago, The Song of Kieu has been one of that nation’s most beloved and defining central myths. It recounts the tragic fate of the beautiful singer and poet Kieu,...

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The Song of Silver Frond

The Song of Silver Frond
  • Author(s): Catherine Lim
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s / 1950s

One morning in Singapore more than 50 years ago, a wealthy, respected, handsome Chinese patriarch, head of a large household of three wives and many children and grandchildren, takes a walk by a cemetery. There, a young village egg-seller, Silver...

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The Song of the Cypress

The Song of the Cypress
  • Author(s): Tonia Parronchi
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Annie sets out to make a better life for herself in a mystical, timelessly beautiful Tuscan valley. Intrigued by Joe, her American neighbour and strangely drawn to the ancient cypress which protects her new home, she begins to stretch...

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The Song of the Dodo

The Song of the Dodo
  • Author(s): David Quammen
  • Location(s): Madagascar
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Contemporary

David Quammen’s book, The Song of the Dodo, is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message — a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural...

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The Song That Seduced Paris

The Song That Seduced Paris
  • Author(s): Cindy Irish
  • Location(s): Paris, Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Opera gets sexy! American music mogul Teddy Wilson combines the beauty of opera with the marketability of pop and creates the pop-opera multinational singing group called “Bel Homme.” French for “Beautiful Man,” the four performers he chooses are much...

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The Sons and Daughters of Toussaint

The Sons and Daughters of Toussaint
  • Author(s): Keith Madsen
  • Location(s): Haiti
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1800s, present-day

A narrative that weaves together the history of Haiti with a present day story featuring the descendants of the legendary Haitian freedom fighter Toussaint and their struggle to realize their ancestor’s dream.

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The Sorrows of Young Werther

The Sorrows of Young Werther
  • Author(s): Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Location(s): Germany
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 18th Century

A key work in the German ‘Sturm und Drang’ movement, Johann Goethe’s autobiographical epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther is a defining moment in early Romanticism, which has influenced writers from Mary Shelley to Thomas Mann. This Penguin...

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The Soul of Place

The Soul of Place
  • Author(s): Linda Lappin
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Creative Writing
  • Era(s): Not specified

In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin...

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The Soul of the Rhino

The Soul of the Rhino
  • Author(s): Hemanta Mishra
  • Location(s): Nepal
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 2006

This new release is a spirited yet humble account of one man’s scientific career and personal journey to save the endangered rhinoceros in his native Nepal. For more information go to souloftherhino.com In early 2006, National Public Radio reported...

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