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Waterlings

Waterlings
  • Author(s): Veno Taufer
  • Location(s): Slovenia
  • Genre(s): Poetry
  • Era(s): Various

Lyric poetry is the most important branch of literature in Slovenia. The six epic lyric poems in this volume are about the mysterious beings known as Waterlings. They pray and chant incantations, engage in song, tell their legends, and...

Watermark

Watermark
  • Author(s): Joseph Brodsky
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1990s

Watery Ways

Watery Ways
  • Author(s): Valerie Poore
  • Location(s): Netherlands
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2001

Trading life in the fast lane of Johannesburg for that of Rotterdam’s serene Oude Haven, Valerie Poore packs all her worldly possessions aboard the historic Dutch barge Hoop and sets about rebuilding both the boat and her life after...

Wave: A Memoir of Life After the Tsunami

Wave: A Memoir of Life After the Tsunami
  • Author(s): Sonali Deraniyagala
  • Location(s): Sri Lanka
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2004

The book opens and we are inside the wave: thirty feet high, moving at twenty-five mph, racing two miles inland. And from there into the depths of the author’s despair: how to live now that her life has been...

Waves

Waves
  • Author(s): Jared A Carnie
  • Location(s): West of Scotland, Isle of Lewis, The Outer Hebrides
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Alex is stuck. Stuck in Essex. Stuck in his childhood home. Stuck in a job he hates. The relationship he’d been counting on all these years has finally fallen apart. He’s run out of things to hope for. Anxious,...

Way Beyond A Lie

Way Beyond A Lie
  • Author(s): Harry Fisher
  • Location(s): Edinburgh
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Crime
  • Era(s): Current

‘I know exactly what you’ve been going through.’ Ross McKinlay’s fairly ordinary life turns a somersault when his Italian wife, Carla, disappears from inside an Edinburgh supermarket. As the reasons for her disappearance emerge, his moods intensify from anxiety...

Way Down Deep

Way Down Deep
  • Author(s): Ruth White
  • Location(s): West Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1944

Although Ruby seemed to just appear out of thin air on the steps of the courthouse on the first day of summer in 1944, no one in Way Down Deep, West Virginia, ever worried too much about where the...

Ways of Dying

Ways of Dying
  • Author(s): Zakes Mda
  • Location(s): South Africa
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda’s acclaimed first novel, Toloki is a “professional mourner” in a vast and violent city of the new South Africa. Day after day he attends funerals in the townships, dressed with dignity in a...

Ways of Going Home

Ways of Going Home
  • Author(s): Alejandro Zambra
  • Location(s): Chile
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s

Growing up in 1980s Chile, a young boy plays hide and seek in the suburbs of Santiago with his friends while the adults become slowly entangled in the brutality of Pinochet’s regime – accomplices and victims of the brutal...

Ways to Disappear

Ways to Disappear
  • Author(s): Idra Novey
  • Location(s): Brazil
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

In a crumbling park in the crumbling back end of Copacabana, a woman stopped under an almond tree with a suitcase and a cigar. That was the last time anyone saw the famous Brazilian novelist Beatriz Yagoda. Upon hearing...

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