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Sealskin

Sealskin

Author(s): Su Bristow

Location(s): The Hebrides

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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What happens when magic collides with reality?Donald is a young fisherman, eking out a lonely living on the west coast of Scotland. One night he witnesses something miraculous …and makes a terrible mistake. His action changes lives – not...

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Second Harvest

Second Harvest

Author(s): Jean Giono

Location(s): The South of France (Le Midi)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th Century

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Panturle lives in the nearly deserted village of Aubignane, in the Provencal uplands. That autumn, Gaubert, the blacksmith, “a little man all mustache, ” had left; and before the winter was out, the well-sinker’s widow had left as well....

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See you in September

See you in September

Author(s): Charity Norman

Location(s): Rotorua

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Cassy smiled, blew them a kiss. ‘See you in September,’ she said. It was a throwaway line. Just words uttered casually by a young woman in a hurry. And then she’d gone. It was supposed to be a short...

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Shatila Stories

Shatila Stories

Author(s): Various

Location(s): Beirut

Genre(s): Fiction, Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

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Adam and his family flee Syria and arrive at the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Conditions in this overcrowded Palestinian camp are tough, and violence defines many of the relationships: a father fights to save his daughter, a gang...

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Simonetta

Simonetta

Author(s): Fay Picardi

Location(s): Florence

Genre(s): Biography, Fiction

Era(s): 15th Century

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Have you ever wondered about who Botticelli chose to depict in his immortal painting Birth of Venus? Was she a real person, his model or his mistress? Most people recognize her image, but few can name her. Even fewer...

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Star of the North

Star of the North

Author(s): D B John

Location(s): North Korea, Pyongyang, Washington DC

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Era(s): 2010

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North Korea and the USA are on the brink of war A young American woman disappears without trace from a South Korean island. The CIA recruits her twin sister to uncover the truth. Now, she must go undercover in...

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Stealing the Future

Stealing the Future

Author(s): Max Hertzberg

Location(s): Berlin

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1990s

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A counter-factual spy thriller set in East Berlin in the early-1990s. The GDR still exists, but is on the edge of economic breakdown, partly due to a coal producing region is in the process of seceding from the GDR....

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Stockholm Diaries, Caroline

Stockholm Diaries, Caroline

Author(s): Rebecca Hunter

Location(s): Sweden

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): present

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2016 Winner of the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award Steamy – for 18+! ┬áBut nothing that’s non-traditional. Just sexy. A pro hockey player with a rough reputation. An American looking for a taste of adventure. A chance to...

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Story of the Lost Child

Story of the Lost Child

Author(s): Elena Ferrante

Location(s): Naples

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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The fourth and final book of the internationally renowned and bestselling Neapolitan novels One of the major publishing events of 2015, this dazzling saga of two women – the brilliant Elena and the fiery, uncontainable Lila – firmly establishes...

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Sweetland

Sweetland

Author(s): Michael Crummey

Location(s): Newfoundland

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern looking back

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The scarcely populated town of Sweetland rests on the shore of a remote Canadian island. Its slow decline finally reaches a head when the mainland government offers each islander a generous resettlement package the sole stipulation being that everyone...

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