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Orhan’s Inheritance

Orhan’s Inheritance
  • Author(s): Aline Ohanesian
  • Location(s): California, Turkey
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1915 and 1990s

When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather Kemal—a man who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs—is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But Kemal’s will raises more questions than it answers....

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Pretending to Dance

Pretending to Dance
  • Author(s): Diane Chamberlain
  • Location(s): North Carolina, San Diego
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

When the pretending ends, the lying begins . . . Molly Arnette is good at keeping secrets. As she and her husband try to adopt a baby, she worries that the truth she’s kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood...

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The Immortalists

The Immortalists
  • Author(s): Chloe Benjamin
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): From 1969

It’s 1969, and holed up in a grimy tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side is a travelling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the date they will die. The four Gold children, too young...

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The Perfect Wife

The Perfect Wife
  • Author(s): J P Delaney
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Present looking back 5 years

“There’s something I have to explain, my love,” he says, taking your hand in his. “That wasn’t a dream. It was an upload.” Abbie wakes in a hospital bed with no memory of how she got there. The man...

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And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed
  • Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
  • Location(s): Kabul, Paris, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

So, then. You want a story and I will tell you one… Afghanistan, 1952. Abdullah and his sister Pari live with their father and stepmother in the small village of Shadbagh. Their father, Saboor, is constantly in search of...

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The Girls

The Girls
  • Author(s): Emma Cline
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1969

Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat. Until she sees them. The snatch of...

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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner
  • Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
  • Location(s): Kabul, San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1980s to 2000s

The Kite Runner of Khaled Hosseini’s deeply moving fiction debut is an illiterate Afghan boy with an uncanny instinct for predicting exactly where a downed kite will land. Growing up in the city of Kabul in the early 1970s,...

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A Message to Your Heart

A Message to Your Heart
  • Author(s): Niamh Greene
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Niamh Greene’s delightful fifth novel A Message to Your Heart is an intriguing and heart-warming story for fans of the wise humour of Catherine Alliott and the modern day fairytales of Cecelia Ahern. Throw in Niamh’s unique brand of...

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All Involved

All Involved
  • Author(s): Ryan Gattis
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

On an April night in 1992, Payasa learns that her older brother has been stabbed to death, his body left out in the road to rot. He was never involved. He was innocent. He didn’t even carry a gun. And...

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American Dream Machine

American Dream Machine
  • Author(s): Matthew Specktor
  • Location(s): Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1960s, 1970s

Beau Rosenwald – overweight, not particularly handsome, and improbably charismatic – arrives in Los Angles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020