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A Postcard from Italy

A Postcard from Italy
  • Author(s): Alex Brown
  • Location(s): Italian Riviera
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): contemporary

Grace Quinn loves her job at Cohen’s Convenient Storage Company, finding occasional treasure in the forgotten units that customers have abandoned. Her inquisitive nature is piqued when a valuable art collection and a bundle of letters and diaries are...

A Single Light

A Single Light
  • Author(s): Patricia Leslie
  • Location(s): Sydney
  • Genre(s): Urban Fantasy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

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,...

A Single Thread

A Single Thread
  • Author(s): Tracy Chevalier
  • Location(s): Winchester
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1930s

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...

A Suitable Lie

A Suitable Lie
  • Author(s): Michael J Malone
  • Location(s): Ayr
  • Genre(s): Noir
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Some secrets should never be kept… Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he...

A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Author(s): Khaled Hosseini
  • Location(s): Herat, Kabul
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s to 2000s

At times this can be a harrowing book, in which the author paints brutal scenes but it always retains, especiallythrough the characters of Mariam and Laila, a humanity, tremendous spirit and love. They overcome the challenges that have faced...

A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts
  • Author(s): Patrick Leigh Fermor
  • Location(s): Europe
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): 1930s

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

A Town Called Solace

A Town Called Solace
  • Author(s): Mary Lawson
  • Location(s): Northern Ontario
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1972

Clara’s sister is missing. Angry, rebellious Rose had a row with their mother, stormed out of the house and simply disappeared. Seven-year-old Clara, isolated by her distraught parents’ efforts to protect her from the truth, is grief-stricken and bewildered....

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Author(s): Betty Smith
  • Location(s): Williamsburg
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th century

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. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a...

A Very French Wedding

A Very French Wedding
  • Author(s): Maeve Haran
  • Location(s): Dordogne
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

For all those who imagine escaping to a château and living the dream . . . to find that even dreams can have their complications. Steph, Jo and Meredith have been friends since school. Their lives have all taken...

A View Across the Rooftops

A View Across the Rooftops
  • Author(s): Suzanne Kelman
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): WW2

University professor Josef Held has never recovered from the loss of his beloved wife – and has no intention of ever letting anyone new into his quiet, safe world. It is a world where the clock ticks steadily in his mathematics...

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