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A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family
  • Author(s): Michael Stanley
  • Location(s): Botswana
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Faced with the violent death of his own father, even Assistant Superintendent David ‘Kubu’ Bengu, Botswana’s keenest mind, is baffled. Who would kill such a frail old man? Set amidst the dark beauty of modern Botswana, A Death in...

A Devil Comes to Town

A Devil Comes to Town
  • Author(s): Paolo Maurensig
  • Location(s): Swiss Alps
  • Genre(s): Gothic, Suspense
  • Era(s): Modern

Wild rabies runs rampant through the woods. The foxes are gaining ground, boldly making their way into the village. In Dichtersruhe, an insular yet charming haven stifled by the Swiss mountains, these omens go unnoticed by all but the...

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
  • Author(s): Jackie Copleton
  • Location(s): Nagasaki, United States (USA)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2016 Amaterasu Takahashi has spent her life grieving for her daughter Yuko and grandson Hideo, who were victims of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Now a widow living...

A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
  • Author(s): Norman Lewis
  • Location(s): Cambodia, Indochina, Laos
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1950s

This book is set in French Indo-China as the Viet Minh are embarking on the guerrilla war against their colonial oppressors. Lewis travels around the area and recounts his experiences in a tender, insighful and well written way.

A Free Man

A Free Man
  • Author(s): Aman Sethi
  • Location(s): Delhi
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Every morning in Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in Delhi, a gang of men gather looking for work in the building trade. For five years, Aman Sethi shared their lives, and in particular that of Mohammed Ashraf....

A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself

A Friend is a Gift you Give Yourself
  • Author(s): William Boyle
  • Location(s): Brooklyn
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

 Thelma and Louise Meets Goodfellas… After Brooklyn mob widow Rena Ruggiero hits her eighty-year-old neighbor Enzio in the head with an ashtray when he makes an unwanted move on her, she retreats to the Bronx home of her estranged...

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow
  • Author(s): Amor Towles
  • Location(s): Moscow
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving...

A Girl Returned

A Girl Returned
  • Author(s): Donatella Di Pietrantonio
  • Location(s): Italy
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

“I was the Arminuta, the girl returned. I spoke another language, I no longer knew who I belonged to. The word ‘mama’ stuck in my throat like a toad. And, nowadays, I really have no idea what kind of...

A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns
  • Author(s): Corban Addison
  • Location(s): Bangladesh, Dhaka, Malaysia (Malaya), Virginia, Washington DC
  • Era(s): Modern

A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of...

A House called Askival

A House called Askival
  • Author(s): Merryn Glover
  • Location(s): Mussoorie
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Partition to modern

James Connor is a man who, burdened with guilt following a tragic event in his youth, has dedicated his life to serving India. Ruth Connor is his estranged daughter who, as a teenager, always knew she came second to...

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