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Location(s): Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)
Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
It is 1965. Ian Smith unilaterally declares Rhodesia independent under white minority rule. The UN declares an embargo, bestowing Her Majesty’s government whatever means of enforcement necessary. With no country recognising Rhodesia, they are desperate for trade. David Tusk,...
Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated, and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late twentieth century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of...
Dedicated to the women of Tajikistan, The Disobedient Wife intertwines the narratives of a British expatriate, Harriet, whose journal portrays a darker interior world than that of the rich wife of the powerful Henri Simenon, and Nargis, her local...
Location(s): New York City (NYC)
When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952 Darby McLaughlin is everything her hall mates aren’t: plain, self-conscious, homesick and convinced she doesn’t belong. Yet when she befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she’s introduced to an entirely...
Location(s): Beijing (Peking)
American writer Susan Conley moves to Beijing with her husband and two young sons. A few months later she receives the diagnosis of breast cancer.The book is set against the fascinating backdrop of modern China,a nd offers up insight...