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Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture

Uncle Petros and Goldbach’s Conjecture
  • Author(s): Apostolos Doxiadis
  • Location(s): Greece, Athens
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th century

Uncle Petros is a family joke. An ageing recluse, he lives alone in a suburb of Athens, playing chess and tending to his garden. If you didn’t know better, you’d surely think he was one of life’s failures. But...

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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings

Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings
  • Author(s): Joel Chandler Harris
  • Location(s): Georgia
  • Genre(s): Historical, Short Stories
  • Era(s): 1881

Uncle Remus is the fictional title character and narrator of a collection of black American folktales compiled and adapted by Joel Chandler Harris and published in book form in 1881. Harris was a journalist in post-Reconstruction Atlanta, and he...

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Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds
  • Author(s): Sandra Balzo
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): early 21st century

Patricia Harper is dead, killed by a hot-wired espresso machine, in Uncommon Grounds, her very own gourmet coffee store! Maggy Thorsen wants to know who killed one of her partners. Maggy needs the store to succeed. Starting over after...

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Uncoupling

Uncoupling
  • Author(s): Lorraine Brown
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Hannah and Si are in love and on the same track – that is, until their train divides on the way to a wedding. The next morning, Hannah wakes up in Paris and realises that her boyfriend (and her...

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Under a Crescent Moon: Stories of Arabia

Under a Crescent Moon: Stories of Arabia
  • Author(s): Julia Juwairiah Simpson-Urrutia
  • Location(s): Saudi Arabia
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It is exceedingly rare to find stories offering a portal into the exotic world of Saudi Arabia. Through exposé of life events touching eras past and present–weddings, daily duties, home-building, family excursion–the author produces the texture of a country...

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Under a Dark Star

Under a Dark Star
  • Author(s): Anna Faversham
  • Location(s): Isle of Wight
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 19th century

In 1823, on an island off the south coast of England, there are activities worse than smuggling and all the conflict points to one cruel and ruthless man. The women on the island call him the Dark Star. Reformed...

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Under a Gilded Moon

Under a Gilded Moon
  • Author(s): Joy Jordan-Lake
  • Location(s): North Carolina, Bitmore Estate
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1895-96

“Crawdads meets the Crawleys…. Threaded through with a meticulously researched, well-crafted mystery, this is historical fiction at its best.” – Fiona Davis, nationally bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue From the bestselling author of A Tangled Mercy...

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Under a Sardinian Sky

Under a Sardinian Sky
  • Author(s): Sara Alexander
  • Location(s): Ozieri
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present looking back to 1950s

For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession. Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful...

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Under A Tuscan Sky

Under A Tuscan Sky
  • Author(s): Karen Aldous
  • Location(s): Tuscany
  • Genre(s): Romance, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When Olivia Montague’s grandmother passes away, she decides it’s finally time to make some changes in her own life. So she breaks up with her ‘going nowhere’ boyfriend and embarks on a journey to her Nonna’s home in Tuscany....

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Under Chad’s Spell

Under Chad’s Spell
  • Author(s): Michael Varga
  • Location(s): Chad
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Charlene, a 23-year-old from chilly Minnesota, volunteers to go to Chad, Africa with the Peace Corps in the turbulent 1970s. Young and full of ideals, she hopes to ease the lives of Chadians, but worries about what prompted her—inexperienced...

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