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Galveston

Galveston
  • Author(s): Nic Pizzolatto
  • Location(s): Galveston, Louisiana
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 1980s

Roy Cady is by his own admission ‘a bad man’. With a snow flurry of cancer in his lungs and no one to live for, he’s a walking time-bomb of violence. Following a fling with his boss’s lover, he’s...

Games People Play

Games People Play
  • Author(s): Owen Mullen
  • Location(s): Scotland, Glasgow
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): 2016

When a baby is stolen from a Scottish beach, private investigator Charlie Cameron reluctantly agrees to take the case. While her parents are just yards away, thirteen-month-old Lily Hamilton is abducted from Ayr beach in Scotland. Three days later,...

Gazelle In The Shadows

Gazelle In The Shadows
  • Author(s): Michelle Peach
  • Location(s): Syria
  • Genre(s): Spy, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1990s

In the mid 90s, Elizabeth Booth is a young British college student studying Arabic at Durham University. With some travel and work already under her belt, she excels at her studies and is sent to Damascus to immerse herself...

Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World

Geisha: The Secret History of a Vanishing World
  • Author(s): Lesley Downer
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Historical, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

Ever since Westerners arrived in Japan, they have been intrigued by Japanese womanhood and, above all, the geisha. This fascination has spawned a wealth of extraordinary fictional creations, from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha....

Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore

Gelato Sisterhood on the Amalfi Shore
  • Author(s): Chantal Kelly
  • Location(s): Amalfi Coast
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Modern

Warmed by the brilliant Campania sun and the lemon-scented breeze off shimmering Mediterranean waters, the Amalfi Coast has been seducing travelers since Roman times. Lush terraced mountainsides brimming with grape vines and olive groves tumble down to meet the...

Ghost Bird

Ghost Bird
  • Author(s): Lisa Fuller
  • Location(s): Australia
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): N/A

A gripping, multi award-winning, debut YA novel from First Nations Australian author Lisa Fuller, drawing on the culture and spiritual beliefs of her close-knit community. Stacey and Laney are twins and mirror images of each other but as different...

Golden Child

Golden Child
  • Author(s): Claire Adam
  • Location(s): Trinidad and Tobago
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Rural Trinidad: a brick house on stilts surrounded by bush; a family, quietly surviving, just trying to live a decent life. Clyde, the father, works long, exhausting shifts at the petroleum plant in southern Trinidad; Joy, his wife, looks...

Green Dolphin Street

Green Dolphin Street
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Goudge
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th Century

Also published as: Green Dolphin Country Vivid, exciting tales ― earthquakes, shipwreck, encounters between New Zealand settlers and the indigenous Maori people ― are paired with fascinating details of 19th-century life, from sailing ships and steamboats to women’s fashions...

Grey Bees

Grey Bees
  • Author(s): Andrey Kurkov, Boris Dralyuk (translator)
  • Location(s): Ukraine
  • Genre(s): Fiction, In Translation
  • Era(s): present day

Little Starhorodivka, a village of three streets, lies in Ukraine’s Grey Zone, the no-man’s-land between loyalist and separatist forces. Thanks to the lukewarm war of sporadic violence and constant propaganda that has been dragging on for years, only two...

grk and The Hot Dog Trail

grk and The Hot Dog Trail
  • Author(s): Josh Lacey
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Modern

New York might be the Big Apple, but for Tim it’s sausage city! A priceless golden statue has been stolen and Tim has a vital clue. He follows the trail of hot dogs in a sizzling chase from sleepy...

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