- Location(s): London, Oxford, Paris, Venice
- Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
- Era(s): Modern
American journalist Alice Steinbach took a year off to live in four cities – Paris, Venice, London and Oxford – when she realized she had entered a new phase of life. Her sons had graduated from college; she had...
- Location(s): Benin (Danhomè)
- Genre(s): Nonfiction
- Era(s): 18th century, 19th century
“Wives of the Leopard” explores power and culture in a pre-colonial West African state whose army of women and practice of human sacrifice earned it notoriety in the racist imagination of late nineteenth-century Europe and America. Tracing two hundred...
- Location(s): England
- Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
- Era(s): First half 16th Century
The greatest literary sensation of recent times – and now the inspiration for a major BBC series, starring Mark Rylance and Damian Lewis and directed by Peter Kosminsky. In this staggeringly brilliant novel, Hilary Mantel brings the opulent, brutal...
- Location(s): Ghana, Cornwall, Mongolia
- Genre(s): Young Adult
- Era(s): N/A
Three girls born on the same day in wolf light are bound together to protect the world. They can dazzle or destroy. They have wind-song and fire-fury at their fingertips, but their enemies are everywhere. From the bleak steppes...
- Location(s): North America
- Genre(s): Thriller
- Era(s): Late 20th Century
A mature man, driving alone from Virginia to the Thousand Islands near the Canadian border, impulsively stops to pick up two hitchhikers, Jenny and Lester, a young woman and her long-haired companion. They have quite some story to tell,...