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Under Currents

Under Currents
  • Author(s): Nora Roberts
  • Location(s): North Carolina, Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2nd half 20th century and early 2000s

For both Zane and Darby, their small town roots hold a terrible secret. Now, decades later, they’ve come together to build a new life. But will the past set them free or pull them under? Zane Bigelow grew up...

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Under Occupation

Under Occupation
  • Author(s): Alan Furst
  • Location(s): France
  • Genre(s): Historical, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1942

Occupied Paris, 1942. In the dark, treacherous city, the German occupying forces are everywhere-and so are French resistance fighters, working secretly to defeat Hitler. Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking...

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Under Solomon Skies

Under Solomon Skies
  • Author(s): Berni Sorga-Millwood
  • Location(s): The Solomon Islands
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From Jacaranda Book’s groundbreaking #TwentyIn2020 project for Black British writing, comes a stunning adventure story set in the Solomon Islands, Melanesia, by debut novelist Berni Sorga-Milwood. Jack and Toni, childhood schoolmates, set out on a routine boat trip to...

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Under the Almond Trees

Under the Almond Trees
  • Author(s): Linda Ulleseit
  • Location(s): Northern California
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Three women. Three unprecedented dreams. One learns independence when she is widowed and must lead men. Another desires a career in a man’s field. The third wants only a traditional family—until her husband refuses to pay for their daughter’s...

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Under the Egg

Under the Egg
  • Author(s): Laura Marx Fitzgerald
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): early 21st century

When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather’s painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath. That’s great news for Theo, who’s struggling to hang onto her family’s two-hundred-year-old townhouse...

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Under The Golden Sun

Under The Golden Sun
  • Author(s): Jenny Ashcroft
  • Location(s): Queensland
  • Genre(s): Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): WW2 onwards

Wanted: companion to escort a young, orphaned child home to Australia. All expenses as well as passage covered. Interested parties to apply without delay to 32 Williams Street, Belgravia. London, 1941. There are so many reasons Rose Hamilton she...

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Under the Heartless Blue

Under the Heartless Blue
  • Author(s): Allyson Stack
  • Location(s): Arizona
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1880s

Arizona, 1884, and Vera Palmer, a 23 year old widow from genteel Connecticut arrives in the frontier town of Goose Flat with a prospecting claim and a book-keeping job secured from afar. Little does she know, but the boarding...

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Under the Holy Lake: A Memoir of Eastern Bhutan

Under the Holy Lake: A Memoir of Eastern Bhutan
  • Author(s): Ken Haigh
  • Location(s): Bhutan
  • Genre(s): Travelogue, Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1987

Inaccessible for most of its history, the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has long fascinated the West. Today, wealthy travelers are admitted in small groups, but in 1987, when Ken Haigh arrived as a volunteer to teach in a...

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Under the Ice

Under the Ice
  • Author(s): Rachael Blok
  • Location(s): St Albans
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

It is the week before Christmas and the cathedral city of St Albans is blanketed by snow. But beneath the festive lights, darkness is stirring. The frozen body of a young girl is discovered by the ice-covered lake. The...

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Under the Persimmon Tree

Under the Persimmon Tree
  • Author(s): Suzanne Fisher Staples
  • Location(s): Afghanistan, Peshawar
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Najmah, a young Afghan girl whose name means “star,” suddenly finds herself alone when her father and older brother are conscripted by the Taliban and her mother and newborn brother are killed in an air raid. An American woman,...

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