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When The Moon is Low

When The Moon is Low
  • Author(s): Nadia Hashimi
  • Location(s): Afghanistan, Europe
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Mahmoud’s passion for his wife Fereiba, a schoolteacher, is greater than any love she’s ever known. But their happy, middle-class world-a life of education, work, and comfort-implodes when their country is engulfed in war, and the Taliban rises to...

When the Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared
  • Author(s): Jess Butterworth
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): timeless

I thought we’d live here forever … but then, I thought Mum would be here forever too. When Ruby’s dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel in the mountains of India, Ruby is devastated. Not only...

When The Only Colour Is Blue

When The Only Colour Is Blue
  • Author(s): A R Coley
  • Location(s): The Maldives
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It looks like a reunion in paradise. Five businessmen gather on a boat in the Maldives. Agreement on a deal will dramatically increase their wealth. But a dark secret, hidden debt and past rivalry leads to bitter argument. Two...

When the Plums Are Ripe

When the Plums Are Ripe
  • Author(s): Patrice Nganang, Amy Baram Reid (Translator)
  • Location(s): Cameroon
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

In Cameroon, plum season is a highly anticipated time of year. But for the narrator of When the Plums Are Ripe, the poet Pouka, the season reminds him of the “time when our country had discovered the root not...

When the Rainbow Goddess Wept

When the Rainbow Goddess Wept
  • Author(s): Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
  • Location(s): The Philippines
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1941

Set against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s brilliant novel weaves myth and legend together with the suffering and tragedies of the Filipino people. When nine-year-old Yvonne flees with her family...

When the Stars Go Dark

When the Stars Go Dark
  • Author(s): Paula McLain
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Anna Hart is a missing persons detective in San Francisco. When tragedy strikes her personal life, Anna, desperate and numb, flees to the Northern California village of Mendocino to grieve. She lived there as a child with her beloved...

When The War Came Home

When The War Came Home
  • Author(s): Lesley Parr, David Dean (Cover Artist)
  • Location(s): Wales
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Post WW2

A STIRRING HISTORICAL ADVENTURE FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE VALLEY OF LOST SECRETS. The First World War has ended, but it hasn’t gone away. When Natty has to move to a new village, she meets two young soldiers who...

When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows
  • Author(s): James Patterson
  • Location(s): Colorado
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Frannie O’Neill is a young and talented veterinarian living in Colorado. Devastated by the mysterious murder of her husband, David, a local doctor, Frannie throws herself into her work. It is not long before another bizarre murder occurs and...

When the World Was Ours

When the World Was Ours
  • Author(s): Liz Kessler
  • Location(s): Vienna, England, Germany, Poland, Prague
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): World War Two

Three friends. Two sides. One memory. Vienna. 1936. Three young friends – Leo, Elsa and Max – spend a perfect day together, unaware that around them Europe is descending into a growing darkness, and that events soon mean that...

When Turtles Come Home: A Memoir on Life in the Philippines

When Turtles Come Home: A Memoir on Life in the Philippines
  • Author(s): Victoria Hoffarth
  • Location(s): The Philippines
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Later 20th Century

When Victoria Hoffarth was at graduate school in the U.S., her lecturer, the anthropologist Margaret Mead, once told her class, “There are so many varied places in the world. It is incumbent upon us to search for one where we most...

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