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Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World

Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
  • Author(s): Lesley Downer
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

Ever since Westerners arrived in Japan, they have been intrigued by Japanese womanhood and, above all, the geisha. This fascination has spawned a wealth of extraordinary fictional creations, from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha....

Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore

Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore
  • Author(s): Chantal Kelly
  • Location(s): Amalfi Coast
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Warmed by the brilliant Campania sun and the lemon-scented breeze off shimmering Mediterranean waters, the Amalfi Coast has been seducing travelers since Roman times. Lush terraced mountainsides brimming with grape vines and olive groves tumble down to meet the...

Ghost Bird

Ghost Bird
  • Author(s): Lisa Fuller
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

A gripping, multi award-winning, debut YA novel from First Nations Australian author Lisa Fuller, drawing on the culture and spiritual beliefs of her close-knit community. Stacey and Laney are twins and mirror images of each other but as different...

Golden Child

Golden Child
  • Author(s): Claire Adam
  • Location(s): Trinidad and Tobago
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks...

Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th Century

Also published as: Green Dolphin Country Vivid, exciting tales ― earthquakes, shipwreck, encounters between New Zealand settlers and the indigenous Maori people ― are paired with fascinating details of 19th-century life, from sailing ships and steamboats to women’s fashions...

Grey Bees

Grey Bees
  • Author(s): Andrey Kurkov, Boris Dralyuk (translator)
  • Location(s): Ukraine
  • Genre(s): Fiction, In Translation
  • Era(s): present day

Little Starhorodivka, a village of three streets, lies in Ukraine’s Grey Zone, the no-man’s-land between loyalist and separatist forces. Thanks to the lukewarm war of sporadic violence and constant propaganda that has been dragging on for years, only two...

grk and The Hot Dog Trail

grk and The Hot Dog Trail
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

New York might be the Big Apple, but for Tim it’s sausage city! A priceless golden statue has been stolen and Tim has a vital clue. He follows the trail of hot dogs in a sizzling chase from sleepy...

grk Down Under

grk Down Under
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): Australia, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

When Grk sniffs some succulent sausages, he can’t resist following his nose – and ends up on the other side of the world. He’s in Australia, the land of surfing, sharks and the Red Jelly Gang, a ruthless band...

grk Takes Revenge

grk Takes Revenge
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Era(s): Modern

Tim and Natascha realise to their horror that Max has gone to Paris to confront their first adversary, Colonel Zinfandel, the dictator of Stanislavia. They rush after him, with their intrepid dog Grk. Will Max overstep the mark and...

grk: Operation Tortoise

grk: Operation Tortoise
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): Seychelles
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

When Tim discovers a man badly hurt on a beach, his sun-kissed relaxing holiday in the Seychelles takes on a more dangerous twist. He and Grk are the only ones, it seems, who want to know what happened. They...

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