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The Year of Ice

The Year of Ice
  • Author(s): Brian Malloy
  • Location(s): Minneapolis - St Paul
  • Genre(s): Fiction, LGBTQ, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1978

It is 1978 in the Twin Cities, and Kevin Doyle, a high school senior, is a marginal student in love with keggers, rock and roll, and–unbeknownst to anyone else–a boy in his class with thick eyelashes and a bad...

The Year of Miss Agnes

The Year of Miss Agnes
  • Author(s): Kirkpatrick Hill
  • Location(s): Alaska
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Ten-year-old Frederika (Fred for short) doesn’t have much faith that the new teacher in town will last very long. After all, they never do. Most teachers who come to their one-room schoolhouse in remote Alaska leave at the first...

The Year of Starting Over

The Year of Starting Over
  • Author(s): Karen King
  • Location(s): Andalusia (Andalucía)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Contemporary

What if – to find yourself – you had to run away? Last year was meant to be when Holly got her happy-ever-after. But stuck in a job that’s going nowhere, and a relationship that feels more like it’s...

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis
  • Author(s): José Saramago
  • Location(s): Portugal
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s

The world’s threats are universal like the sun but Ricardo Reis takes shelter under his own shadow. Back in Lisbon after sixteen years practicing medicine in Brazil, Ricardo Reis wanders the rain-sodden streets. He longs for the unattainably aristocratic...

The Year of the Revolutionary New Bread-making Machine

The Year of the Revolutionary New Bread-making Machine
  • Author(s): Hassan Daoud
  • Location(s): Beirut
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s

It’s bustling 1960s Beirut, and our young protagonist spends his days in his father and uncle’s bakery, admiring the female customers, observing the many colourful characters, and listening in on fascinating grown-up conversations about everything from jaundice to the...

The Yellow Dog

The Yellow Dog
  • Author(s): Georges Simenon
  • Location(s): Concarneau, Brittany
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 20th century

The story is set in the small seaside town of Concarneau, which is left shaken when a local man is shot dead by a mystery assailant hiding in a deserted house. Fear sweeps through the town, which soon falls...

The Yellow Room

The Yellow Room
  • Author(s): Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Location(s): Maine
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

A corpse – somewhat charred around the edges – has been discovered in the linen closet of the Spencers’ fabulous Maine retreat. No one has a clue as to who she is or how she got there. Certainly not...

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop
  • Author(s): Lewis Buzbee
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Various

November, a dark, rainy Tuesday, late afternoon. This is my ideal time to be in a bookstore. The shortened light of the afternoon and the idleness and hush of the hour gather everything close, the shelves and the books...

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union

The Yiddish Policeman’s Union
  • Author(s): Michael Chabon
  • Location(s): Alaska
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1990s/2000s

The novel supposes that in 1940 the American Congress passed the Sitka Settlement Act to allow persecuted Jews of Europe to seek refuge, in Alaska, and that they would access to this land for 60 years. A book redolent...

The Yield

The Yield
  • Author(s): Tara June Winch
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Present day

The yield in English is the reaping, the things that man can take from the land. In the language of the Wiradjuri yield is the things you give to, the movement, the space between things: baayanha. Knowing that he...

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