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Who Are We? ~ Venice

Who Are We? ~ Venice
  • Author(s): Michael Onofrey
  • Location(s): Venice Beach (LA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): mid-1960s and on

Venice, California, 1965–Albert Zay, nineteen years old, has moved to Venice from the San Fernando Valley to pursue a penchant for drawing and watercolors, day job enlisted for reasons of necessity. In a mixture of circumstances that embrace a...

Who is Rich?

Who is Rich?
  • Author(s): Matthew Klam
  • Location(s): New England
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Humour
  • Era(s): Modern

Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a week-long arts conference in a charming New England beachside town. It’s a place where drum circles happen on...

Who is She? A Viv Fraser Mystery

Who is She? A Viv Fraser Mystery
  • Author(s): V Clifford
  • Location(s): Edinburgh, Doune, Stirling
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

An intelligent, sassy PI. Special Services can’t live with her but can they live without her? Who is She? No one knows that the past is a strange country more than Scottish sleuth Viv Fraser. In this, the fifth...

Who She Is

Who She Is
  • Author(s): Diane Byington
  • Location(s): Central Florida
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

In the fall of 1967, Faye Smith’s family moves to Florida to work in the orange groves, and she has to start a new school… again. She tries out for the track team, knowing her mother would never approve...

Who They Was

Who They Was
  • Author(s): Gabriel Krauze
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This is a story of a London you won’t find in any guidebooks. This is a story about what it’s like to exist in the moment, about boys too eager to become men, growing up in the hidden war...

Who took Eden Mulligan?

Who took Eden Mulligan?
  • Author(s): Sharon Dempsey
  • Location(s): Belfast
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): contemporary

‘They’re dead. They’re all dead. It’s my fault. I killed them.’ Those are the words of Iona Gardener, who stands bloodied and staring as she confesses to the murder of four people in a run-down cottage outside of Belfast....

Why Goats Smell Bad and Other Stories from Benin

Why Goats Smell Bad  and Other Stories from Benin
  • Author(s): Raouf Mama
  • Location(s): Benin (Danhomè)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Short Stories
  • Era(s): Various

A collection of nineteen folk stories from the Fon people of Benin, about orphans and twins with magical associations, spirits, animals, royalty, and farmers.

Why She Died

Why She Died
  • Author(s): J G Roberts
  • Location(s): Berkshire
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It was a person after all, but she was suspended in mid-air. Abi’s heart began to thump against her ribcage as the full horror of what she was seeing became apparent. Her shrill scream pierced the silence, startling birds...

Why We Took the Car

Why We Took the Car
  • Author(s): Wolfgang Herrndorf
  • Location(s): Brandenburg
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Mike doesn’t get why people think he’s boring. Sure, he doesn’t have many friends. (OK, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he’s never invited to parties. But one...

Wicked City

Wicked City
  • Author(s): Nicholas Hewitt
  • Location(s): Marseilles
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Various

Marseille is a thoroughly ambiguous place. France’s second city and its major sea-port, its impact on the national imagination is unparalleled. Yet it is also a frontier city, arguably capital of the Mediterranean, and with a traditionally suspect allegiance...

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