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Vinegar Hill

Vinegar Hill
  • Author(s): A Manette Ansay
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000s

In a stark, troubling, yet ultimately triumphant celebration of self-determination, award-winning author A. Manette Ansay re-creates a stifling world of guilt and pain, and the tormented souls who inhabit it. It is 1972 when circumstance carries Ellen Grier and...

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Virtuoso

Virtuoso
  • Author(s): Yelena Moskovich
  • Location(s): Paris, Prague, Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s/90s

1980s Prague. For Jana, childhood means ration queues and the smell of boiled potatoes on the grey winter air. But just before Jana’s seventh birthday, a new family moves in to their building: a bird-eyed mamka in a fox-fur...

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Visitation

Visitation
  • Author(s): Jenny Erpenbeck
  • Location(s): Brandenburg
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary and historical

By the side of a lake in Brandenburg, a young architect builds the house of his dreams – a summerhouse with wrought-iron balconies, stained-glass windows the colour of jewels, and a bedroom with a hidden closet, all set within...

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Visitation Street

Visitation Street
  • Author(s): Ivy Pochoda
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

As the hot summer rolls on in Red Hook, Brooklyn, bored and listless fifteen-year-olds June and Val are looking for some fun. Forget the boys, the bottles, the coded whistles, Val wants to take a raft out onto the...

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Vivaldi’s Virgins

Vivaldi’s Virgins
  • Author(s): Barbara Quick
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 18th Century

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Vodka-Flavored Tears

Vodka-Flavored Tears
  • Author(s): Timothy J Hillegonds
  • Location(s): Chicago
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Vodka-Flavored Tears is a memoir told through twenty-six stories about growing up on the South Side of Chicago and trying to navigate through the stormy waters of childhood, adolescence, and the author’s early twenties. It’s a book about taking...

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Voices in the Evening

Voices in the Evening
  • Author(s): Natalia Ginzburg
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s & 1950s

In a hushed Italian town after the Second World War, Elsa lives with her parents in the house where she was born. Twenty-seven and unmarried, she is of constant concern to her mother, whose status anxiety manifests itself in...

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Voices of Change: Short Stories by Saudi Arabian Women Writers

Voices of Change: Short Stories by Saudi Arabian Women Writers
  • Author(s): Abubaker Bagader (editor)
  • Location(s): Saudi Arabia
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): 1970s 1980s, 1990s

This anthology consists of a selection of works from the last three decades of women’s writing in Saudi Arabia. They offer a rare insight into the traditional and changing roles, relationships and expectations of women in a patriarchal society.

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Void Moon

Void Moon
  • Author(s): Michael Connelly
  • Location(s): Las Vegas
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

A brilliant, high-tension thriller set in the glittery, surreal worlds of Las Vegas casinos, from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER. A young woman finds herself caught up in a heist which may cost her the one thing...

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Voss

Voss
  • Author(s): Patrick White
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th century

Set in nineteenth-century Australia, Voss is the story of the secret passion between an explorer and a naïve young woman. Although they have met only on a few occasions, Voss and Laura are joined by overwhelming, obsessive feelings for...

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