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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...

A House Without Windows

A House Without Windows
  • Author(s): Nadia Hashimi
  • Location(s): Afghanistan, Kabul
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Current

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...

A Hundred Million Years and a Day

A Hundred Million Years and a Day
  • Author(s): Jean-Baptiste Andrea
  • Location(s): The Dolomites
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1950s

Stan has been hunting for fossils since the age of six. Now, in the summer of 1954, he hears a story he cannot forget: the skeleton of a huge creature – a veritable dragon – lies deep in an...

A Land of Two Halves

A Land of Two Halves
  • Author(s): Joe Bennett
  • Location(s): New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Recent

This book is a collection of writing, which first comprised a newspaper column. Not a guidebook but a guide to New Zealand, informing of the people and the country.

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

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...

A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA

A LONG WAY FROM DOUALA
  • Author(s): Max Lobe, Ros Schwartz (Translator)
  • Location(s): Cameroon
  • Genre(s): Coming of Age, Fiction
  • Era(s): 2014

On the trail of Roger, a brother who has gone north in search of football fame in Europe, Choupi, the narrator, takes with him the older Simon, a neighborhood friend. The bus trip north nearly ends in disaster when,...

A Long Way Home

A Long Way Home
  • Author(s): Saroo Brierley
  • Location(s): Tasmania, India, Melbourne
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Late 20th/Early 21st Century

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...

A Meeting in Seville

A Meeting in Seville
  • Author(s): Paul A Mendelson
  • Location(s): Seville
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern looking back to 1980s

A Meeting in Seville follows a couple whose marriage is on the rocks. They return to Seville on Semana Santa (Easter) for a `second honeymoon’, a gift from their daughter, only to encounter their own younger selves, on their...

A Mind at Peace

A Mind at Peace
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 1930s

Heralded as the Turkish Ulysses (Wordsworth Classics, 2010), A Mind at Peace is a lyrical tribute to the beautiful city of Istanbul, set at the eve of WWII. Tanpinar memorably captures the anxieties of a cosmopolitan Istanbul family during...

A New Day Dawns (Travels with Terry #2)

A New Day Dawns (Travels with Terry #2)
  • Author(s): Terry Lister
  • Location(s): Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 2017

He’s Back! In his first book, Immersed in West Africa, Terry Lister took readers on a harrowing West African adventure in Senegal, Mauritania, the Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. In A New Day Dawning, the second installment of the...

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