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A House Without Windows

A House Without Windows

Author(s): Nadia Hashimi

Location(s): Afghanistan, Kabul

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Current

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A vivid, unforgettable story of an unlikely sisterhood—an emotionally powerful and haunting tale of friendship that illuminates the plight of women in a traditional culture—from the author of the bestselling The Pearl That Broke Its Shell...

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A Little Bit One O’clock

A Little Bit One O’clock

Author(s): William Ingram

Location(s): Bali

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Modern

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This book has, in its own way, garnered a bit of a cult following. It is an intelligent and light hearted account of one couple living within the bosom of a Balinese family. It really offers little insights into...

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A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home

Author(s): Saroo Brierley

Location(s): India, Melbourne, Tasmania

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Late 20th/Early 21st Century

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As a five-year old in India, I got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, I crossed the world to find my way back home. Five-year-old Saroo lived in a poor village in India, in a one-room hut with...

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A Single Light

A Single Light

Author(s): Patricia Leslie

Location(s): Sydney

Genre(s): Urban Fantasy

Era(s): Contemporary

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In the bush, south of Sydney, among the beach goers, walkers and picnickers, a menace grows. The mysterious Bledray monsters are preparing for a Gathering; a feast of epic proportions. Only the Afflür Hunter and Guardians can stop them,...

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A Single Thread

A Single Thread

Author(s): Tracy Chevalier

Location(s): Winchester

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 1930s

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It is 1932, and the’ losses of the First World War are still keenly felt. Violet Speedwell, mourning for both her fianc’ and her brother and regarded by society as a’ surplus woman’ unlikely to marry, resolves to escape...

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A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts

Author(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor

Location(s): Europe

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): 1930s

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Walking from the Hoek of Holland to Rotterdam, through Europe, Munich to the Danube – beautifully observed, an absolute classic.

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Author(s): Betty Smith

Location(s): Brooklyn, New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 20th century

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This is a New York classic about a young girl growing up in Brooklyn, evocative of this area of New York (Williamsburg) and describes the experience of people immigrating into the city.

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A Woman of Bangkok

A Woman of Bangkok

Author(s): Jack Reynolds

Location(s): Bangkok

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1950s

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Set against a beautifully observed Thailand of the 1950s, this is the story of a young Englishman s infatuation with a dance-hall hostess named Vilai, who all Bangkok knows as The White Leopard. No ordinary prostitute, Vilai is one...

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A Woman of Note

A Woman of Note

Author(s): Carol M Cram

Location(s): Paris, Vienna

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1827-1838

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Virtuoso pianist Isabette Grüber captivates audiences in the salons and concert halls of early nineteenth-century Vienna. Yet in a profession dominated by men, Isabette longs to compose and play her own music—a secret she keeps from both her lascivious...

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A Work of Beauty

A Work of Beauty

Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith

Location(s): Edinburgh

Genre(s): Travelogue

Era(s): Modern

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“I love this city, and always shall. I write about it. I dream about it. I walk its streets and see something new each day – traces of faded lettering on the stone, still legible, but just; some facade...

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