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Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl

Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl
  • Author(s): Jeannie Vanasco
  • Location(s): Ohio
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary and 60 years ago

Jeannie Vanasco has had the same nightmare since she was a teenager. She startles awake, saying his name. It is always about him: one of her closest high school friends, a boy named Mark. A boy who raped her....

Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here

Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here
  • Author(s): Nancy Wayson Dinan
  • Location(s): Texas
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

2015. 18-year-old Boyd Montgomery returns from her grandfather’s wedding to find her friend Isaac missing. Drought-ravaged central Texas has been newly inundated with rain, and flash floods across the state have begun to sweep away people, cars, and entire...

Thinking on My Feet

Thinking on My Feet
  • Author(s): Kate Humble
  • Location(s): United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Thinking on My Feet tells the story of Kate’s walking year – shining a light on the benefits of this simple activity. Kate’s inspiring narrative not only records her walks (and runs) throughout a single year, but also charts...

Thirsting for More

Thirsting for More
  • Author(s): Marie Wells Coutu
  • Location(s): Charleston
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

***2016 Selah Awards Finalist*** ***2016 Royal Palm Literary Awards Semi-Finalist*** … she closed her eyes to this real-life nightmare. The whole city of Charleston seems to be watching, waiting for Northern transplant and recently hired director of tourism, Victoria...


  • Author(s): Tom Hoyle
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

Born at midnight in London, on the stroke of the new millennium, Adam is the target of a cult that believes boys born on this date must die before the end of their thirteenth year. Twelve boys have been...

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey

Thirteen Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey
  • Author(s): Kathryn Tucker Windham, Margaret Gillis Figh
  • Location(s): Alabama
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Fantasy
  • Era(s): 1966 to 1986

Jeffrey is the mischievous “something” that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence known in October 1966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the...

Thirteen Months of Sunrise

Thirteen Months of Sunrise
  • Author(s): Rania Mamoun
  • Location(s): The Sudan
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Contemporary - Looking back to WWII

One of World Literature Today’s ‘Notable Translations of 2019’ A young woman sits by her father’s deathbed, lamenting her failure to keep a promise to him… A struggling writer walks every inch of the city in search of inspiration,...

Thirty-Three Days

Thirty-Three Days
  • Author(s): Stephen B King
  • Location(s): Perth
  • Genre(s): Romance, Suspense, Thriller
  • Era(s): 2016 but includes times travel from the future

Jenny is a lonely university lecturer who’s consciousness has traveled back in time to her younger body to try to save the future of the world. A young microbiologist is going to release a genetically modified wheat that will...

This Blinding Absence of Light

This Blinding Absence of Light
  • Author(s): Tahar Ben Jelloun
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1971

In this extraordinary non-fiction novel, based on a true story, Tahar Ben Jelloun traces the experiences of Salim who, in 1971, took part in a failed coup attempt to oust King Hassan II of Morocco. With sixty others Salim...

This Burns My Heart

This Burns My Heart
  • Author(s): Samuel Park
  • Location(s): South Korea
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1960s

In this extraordinary (Chicago Tribune) and compelling love story set in postwar Korea in the 1960s, an unhappily married woman struggles to give her daughter a good life and to find love in a society caught between ancient tradition...

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