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The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii

The House of Pride and Other Tales of Hawaii
  • Author(s): Jack London
  • Location(s): Hawai'i
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Early 1900s

Jack London is mainly known for his stories of the deep north, like The Call of the Wild and White Fang, but he also spent considerable time in Hawaii, visiting first in 1907, then staying a while in 1915....

The House of Special Purpose

The House of Special Purpose
  • Author(s): John Boyne
  • Location(s): Russia
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Russia, 1915: Sixteen year old farmer’s son Georgy Jachmenev steps in front of an assassin’s bullet intended for a senior member of the Russian Imperial Family and is instantly proclaimed a hero. Rewarded with the position of bodyguard to...

The House of the Coptic Woman

The House of the Coptic Woman
  • Author(s): Ashraf El-Ashmawi
  • Location(s): Upper Egypt
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000s

Nader, an idealistic public prosecutor at the outset of his career, leaves Cairo to start a new posting in rural upper Egypt. On his first night, a mysterious woman named Hoda shows up at his lodgings. She is on...

The House of the Mosque

The House of the Mosque
  • Author(s): Kader Abdolah
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1979

In the house of the mosque, the family of Aqa Jaan has lived for eight centuries. Now it is occupied by three cousins: Aqa Jaan, a merchant and head of the city’s bazaar; Alsaberi, the imam of the mosque;...

The House Of The Spirits

The House Of The Spirits
  • Author(s): Isabel Allende
  • Location(s): Chile
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Spanning four generations, Isabel Allende’s magnificent family saga is populated by a memorable, often eccentric cast of characters. Together, men and women, spirits, the forces of nature, and of history, converge in an unforgettable, wholly absorbing and brilliantly realised...

The House of the Vestals

The House of the Vestals
  • Author(s): Steven Saylor
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Short Stories
  • Era(s): 100s BC

Gordianus the Finder Book 6 Wonderfully entertaining mystery stories set in the world of the acclaimed ROMA SUB ROSA series. It is the Rome of the Late Republic, and Gordianus the Finder has a knack for finding trouble –...

The House of Unexpected Sisters

The House of Unexpected Sisters
  • Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
  • Location(s): Botswana
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

At Botswana’s No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are intrigued by the troubling dismissal of an employee at a thriving local business. The ladies proceed with investigations as they are inclined to do – with...

The House of Whispers

The House of Whispers
  • Author(s): Anna Mazzola
  • Location(s): Rome
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1930s

Sometimes the secrets of the past are more dangerous than the present… Rome, 1938. As the world teeters on the brink of war, talented pianist Eva Valenti enters the house of widower Dante Cavallera to become his new wife....

The House of Wisdom

The House of Wisdom
  • Author(s): Florence Parry Heide
  • Location(s): Baghdad
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 9th century

This is the true story of Ishaq, a young boy in ninth-century Baghdad. And it is the story of the House of Wisdom. More than a house, more than a library, more even than a palace, the House of...

The House of Wives

The House of Wives
  • Author(s): Simon Choa-Johnston
  • Location(s): Hong Kong, Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1850s

Calcutta 1841. Emanuel an ambitious Jewish merchant wants to make his fortune by trading opium with China. Over the ensuing decades Emanuel s success will be determined by two remarkable women Semah his dutiful first wife in Calcutta whose...

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