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Wisconsin Death Trip

Wisconsin Death Trip
  • Author(s): Michael Lesy
  • Location(s): Wisconsin
  • Genre(s): Photography, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1890-1910

First published in 1973, this remarkable book about life in a small turn-of-the-century Wisconsin town has become a cult classic. Lesy has collected and arranged photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by a Black River Falls photographer, Charles Van...

Wise Guy

Wise Guy
  • Author(s): Nicholas Pileggi
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Biography, Crime
  • Era(s): 1950s-80s

Nicholas Pileggi’s vivid, unvarnished, journalistic chronicle of the life of Henry Hill–the working-class Brooklyn kid who knew from age twelve that “to be a wiseguy was to own the world,” who grew up to live the highs and lows...

Wish You Well

Wish You Well
  • Author(s): David Baldacci
  • Location(s): Virginia
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s onwards

Precocious twelve-year-old Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City of 1940 with her family. Then tragedy strikes — and Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their great-grandmother’s...

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here
  • Author(s): Jodi Picoult
  • Location(s): The Galápagos Islands
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2020

Diana O’Toole’s life is going perfectly to plan. At twenty-nine, she’s up for promotion to her dream job as an art specialist at Sotheby’s and she’s about to fly to the Galápagos where she’s convinced her surgeon boyfriend, Finn,...

Wish You Were Here (Graham Swift)

Wish You Were Here (Graham Swift)
  • Author(s): Graham Swift
  • Location(s): Isle of Wight
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

On an autumn day in 2006, on the Isle of Wight, Jack Luxton, former Devon farmer and now the proprietor of a seaside caravan park, receives the news that his soldier brother Tom, not seen for years, has been...

WishYouWas

WishYouWas
  • Author(s): Alexandra Page, Penny Neville-Lee (Illustrator)
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1952

Classic-feeling storytelling with bags of charm. Fans of thrilling animal adventure and enchanting underground worlds will fall in love with Wishyouwas. It’s 1952 in smog-shrouded London. Christmas might be fast approaching, but with her mum away and Uncle Frank...

Witch

Witch
  • Location(s): Somerset
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 17th century

Set in the 17th century, a breathtaking debut, and a potential prize-winner, about the power of women, witchcraft, fury, revenge and the ties that bind us. After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by witch-hunters, Evey vows to...

Witches of Brooklyn

Witches of Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Sophie Escabasse
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

There’s a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family. A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making...

With a Zero at its Heart

With a Zero at its Heart
  • Author(s): Charles Lambert
  • Location(s): Europe
  • Genre(s): Biography, Fiction
  • Era(s): late 20th / early 21st centuries

24 themed chapters. Each with 10 numbered paragraphs. Each paragraph with precisely 120 words. The sum of a life. In his beautiful and haunting new book, Charles Lambert explores the fragmentary nature of memory, how the piecing together of...

With Child

With Child
  • Author(s): Andy Martin
  • Location(s): United States (USA), Europe, South Africa
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Present day

With a foreword by Lee Child. Andy Martin spent a year in the company of Lee Child, creator of tough-guy hero Jack Reacher. With Child is the diary of their adventures, tracking the publication and reception of Make Me,...

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