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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
  • Author(s): Anton Di Sclafani
  • Location(s): Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930

It is 1930, the midst of the Great Depression. After her mysterious role in a family tragedy, passionate, strong-willed Thea Atwell, age fifteen, has been cast out of her Florida home, exiled to an equestrienne boarding school for Southern debutantes....

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The Zanzibar Wife

The Zanzibar Wife
  • Author(s): Deborah Rodriguez
  • Location(s): Oman
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Oman. The ancient land of frankincense, wind-swept deserts, craggy mountaintops and turquoise seas. Into this magical nation come three remarkable women, each facing a crossroad in her life. Rachel, an American war photographer, who is struggling to shed the...

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The Zenith

The Zenith
  • Author(s): Duong Thu Huong
  • Location(s): Vietnam

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The Zigzag Kid

The Zigzag Kid
  • Author(s): David Grossman
  • Location(s): Israel
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

David Grossman’s classic novels See Under: Love and The Book of Intimate Grammar, earned him international acclaim as an author of childhood. The Zig Zag Kid is written in a more optimistic vein, and recounts thirteen-year-old Nonny Feuerberg’s picturesque...

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The Zookeeper’s War

The Zookeeper’s War
  • Author(s): Steven Conte
  • Location(s): Berlin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): WW2

It is 1943 and each night in a bomb shelter beneath the Berlin Zoo an Australian woman, Vera, shelters with her German husband, Axel, the zoo’s director. Together, they struggle to look after the animals through the air raids...

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Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Author(s): Zora Neale Hurston
  • Location(s): Everglades
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1928

Their Eyes Were Watching God tells the story of Janie, an African-American woman who was raised by her ex-slave grandmother, and who wanted life and living, not riches and sitting idle on a porch. It is a deeply moving...

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Them

Them
  • Author(s): Joyce Carol Oates
  • Location(s): Detroit
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s to 1967

Joyce Carol Oates’ Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. As powerful and relevant today as it on its initial publication, them chronicles the tumultuous lives of...

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Themis

Themis
  • Author(s): Paul Weil
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Modern

SARAH CASTLE is a young celebrity reporter from London who stumbles upon the mystery of twelve extraordinary teenagers. One of them is HENRY BAXTER, an eighteen year-old unknown runner who just won The London Marathon. She accepts a position...

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Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie’s Story

Then Like The Blind Man: Orbie’s Story
  • Author(s): Freddie Owens
  • Location(s): Kentucky
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

A storm is brewing in the all-but-forgotten back country of Kentucky. And, for young Orbie Ray, the swirling heavens may just have the power to tear open his family’s darkest secrets. Then Like the Blind Man: Orbie’s Story is...

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Then. Now. Always.

Then. Now. Always.
  • Author(s): Isabelle Broom
  • Location(s): Mojacar
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Twenty-eight year old Hannah is ready for an adventure. She and her colleagues are in Spain for a month to film a documentary, and it’s a dream come true. Not least because Hannah will get to spend long summer...

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