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Hausfrau

Hausfrau
  • Author(s): Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • Location(s): Zurich
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Anna was a good wife, mostly . . . Anna Benz lives in comfort and affluence with her husband and three young children in Dietlikon, a picture-perfect suburb of Zurich. Anna, an American expat, has chosen this life far...

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti
  • Author(s): Laura Rose Wagner
  • Location(s): Haiti
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 2010

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go is the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, though they lose the woman who raised them, Manman. They must fend for themselves in...

Human Rites

Human Rites
  • Author(s): J J Marsh
  • Location(s): Hamburg, Sylt
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

Judgement is in the eye of the beholder Adrian Harvey, London wine merchant, has lost the Christmas spirit. Someone is stalking him, stealing his post and vandalising his shop. When the police question him after an anonymous tip-off, he’s...

Hungry Ghosts (Singapore Saga, Vol.3)

Hungry Ghosts (Singapore Saga, Vol.3)
  • Author(s): John D Greenwood
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1850s

Set against the development of Singapore in the years 1852-1869, “Hungry Ghosts” (Singapore Saga, Vol. 3) continues the vivid portrayal of the lives of the early pioneers, including Tan Kim Ching, W. H. Read, Habib Noh, Tan Kim Seng,...

I Love You Too Much

I Love You Too Much
  • Author(s): Alicia Drake
  • Location(s): Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. In the...

I Told You Not To Go There!

I Told You Not To Go There!
  • Author(s): J T Holton
  • Location(s): World
  • Genre(s): Humour, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Travelling the world can be immensely rewarding – expanding one’s horizons and opening the mind to acquire a deeper understanding of our beautiful planet and all the amazing creatures who inhabit it. On the other hand, if you make...

Iberia

Iberia
  • Author(s): James A Michener
  • Location(s): Spain
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2000s

Spain is Michener’s second home and he writes about the glories of the Prado, the bullfights, and everything that is Spanish: such a great storyteller, he magnificently captures the stunning variety of life and culture in Spain.

If Cats Disappeared From The World

If Cats Disappeared From The World
  • Author(s): Genki Kawamura
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling...

If I Had Two Lives

If I Had Two Lives
  • Author(s): Abbigail N Rosewood
  • Location(s): New England, New York City (NYC), Vietnam
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): early 2000's

This luminous debut novel follows a young woman from her childhood in Vietnam to her life as an immigrant in the United States – and her necessary return to her homeland. As a child, isolated from the world in...

Igboland

Igboland
  • Author(s): Jeff Gardiner
  • Location(s): Nigeria
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): 1960s

A NEW LIFE THOUSANDS OF MILES FROM HOME Lydia and Clem Davie arrive in an Igbo village in Nigeria in July 1967 just as civil war breaks out, but Lydia has trouble adjusting to life in West Africa: a...

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