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The Woman with a Bullet in Her Leg

The Woman with a Bullet in Her Leg
  • Author(s): Cal Smyth
  • Location(s): Austria, Belgrade
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 90s - present day

In the aftermath of the Balkan wars, Belgrade is a dangerous place. In a city numbed by the horrors of war, soldiers turned gangsters rule the criminal underworld through fear and unrelenting violence. For those living between the cracks,...

The Woman’s Hour

The Woman’s Hour
  • Author(s): Elaine Weiss
  • Location(s): Nashville
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1920

Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade...

The Women Friends Selina

The Women Friends Selina
  • Author(s): Emma Rose Millar, Miriam Drori
  • Location(s): Vienna, Tyrol
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1918-1936

**FINALIST: The Chanticleer Goethe Awards for Late Historical Fiction** Who is the young woman with the haunting gaze in Gustav Klimt’s 1917 masterpiece, The Women Friends? Selina Brunner is running from the demons of her past, cut off from...

The Women of the Copper Country

The Women of the Copper Country
  • Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
  • Location(s): Michigan, Calumet
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1913

In July 1913, twenty-five-year-old Annie Clements had seen enough of the world to know that it was unfair. She’s spent her whole life in the copper-mining town of Calumet, Michigan where men risk their lives for meager salaries—and had...

The Women Who Ran Away

The Women Who Ran Away
  • Author(s): Sheila O'Flanagan
  • Location(s): France, Spain
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Deira isn’t the kind of woman to steal a car. Or drive to France alone with no plan. But then, Deira didn’t expect to be single. Or to suddenly realise that the only way she can get the one...

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop

The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop
  • Author(s): Fannie Flagg
  • Location(s): Alabama
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

A heartwarming novel about secrets of youth rediscovered, hometown memories, and the magical moments in ordinary lives, from the beloved author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Bud Threadgoode grew up in the bustling little railroad...

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
  • Author(s): Selma Lagerlöf, Thea Kliros (illustrator), Velma Swanston Howard (translator)
  • Location(s): Sweden
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909  — the first woman to be so honored — Swedish novelist Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940) was a gifted storyteller whose writings were often tinged with the supernatural and rooted in the...

The Wonga Coup

The Wonga Coup
  • Author(s): Adam Roberts
  • Location(s): Equatorial Guinea
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

Equatorial Guinea is a tiny country roughly the size of the state of Maryland. Humid, jungle covered, and rife with unpleasant diseases, natives call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, belief...

The Wood Wife

The Wood Wife
  • Author(s): Terri Windling
  • Location(s): Tucson, Arizona
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): 1990s

A magical realist novel set in the Rincon Mountains of Tucson, Arizona, involing poetry, art and the mythic spirits of the desert. (I bought my copy in the shop of the Tucson Desert Museum.) The author has won 9...

The Woods

The Woods
  • Author(s): Harlan Coben
  • Location(s): Newark
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Twenty years ago, four teenagers at summer camp walked into the woods at night. Two were found murdered, and the others were never seen again. Four families had their lives changed forever. Now, two decades later, they are about...

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