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Motiba’s Tattoos

Motiba’s Tattoos
  • Author(s): Mira Kamdar
  • Location(s): California, Saurashtra
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 20th Century, Early 21st

In a lyrical memoir spiced with mouth-watering Indian recipes and old family photographs, Mira Kamdar takes us back to the ancient world into which her grandmother was born: a tiny village in Kathiawar, India. Kamdar traces the Indian diaspora,...

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My Absolute Darling

My Absolute Darling
  • Author(s): Gabriel Tallent
  • Location(s): Mendocino
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But...

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October Skies

October Skies
  • Author(s): Alex Scarrow
  • Location(s): Sierra Nevada (United States)
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): 1850s, 2008

2008: Deep in the mountain forests, Julian Cooke stumbles across the rotting remains of a wooden wagon. He’s discovered what’s left of the Preston Group, a convoy of settlers that vanished in the winter of 1856. It’s clear that...

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Shanghai Girls

Shanghai Girls
  • Author(s): Lisa See
  • Location(s): China, Los Angeles, Shanghai
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1930s onwards

Shanghai, 1937. Pearl and May are two sisters from a bourgeois family. Though their personalities are very different – Pearl is a Dragon sign, strong and stubborn, while May is a true Sheep, adorable and placid – they are...

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Sunset Express

Sunset Express
  • Author(s): Robert Crais
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

On his own turf in L.A., PI Elvis Cole is embroiled in a controversial, high-profile murder case. A wealthy restaurateur is accused of murdering his wife, and his hot-shot defence lawyer hires Cole to find proof that the detective...

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Sweet Waters

Sweet Waters
  • Author(s): Julie Carobini
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Tara Sweet is a sensible young woman whose life is turned upside when her mother marries a younger man, and Tara’s boyfriend ends their relationship. Finding herself at Otter Bay, on the Californian coast she falls for a young...

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Tales of the City

Tales of the City
  • Author(s): Armistead Maupin
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1970s

San Francisco, 1976. A naïve young secretary, fresh out of Cleveland, tumbles headlong into a brave new world of laundromat Lotharios, pot-growing landladies, cut throat debutantes, and Jockey Shorts dance contests. The saga that ensues is manic, romantic, tawdry,...

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The Accidental Connoiseur

The Accidental Connoiseur
  • Author(s): Lawrence Osborne
  • Location(s): California, France, Italy
  • Genre(s): Gastro, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

An irreverent journey through the wine world, indeed it is. Encompassing some historical detail, he visits several wineries and has some wry observations.

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The Book of Dead Birds

The Book of Dead Birds
  • Author(s): Gayle Brandeis
  • Location(s): San Diego, The Salton Sea
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Hye-yang is a dutiful daughter in a Korean village where the women are ocean divers. But prostitution awaits her until an American takes her over to live in the States. Here she becomes Helen, and has a daughter –...

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The Burning Room

The Burning Room
  • Author(s): Michael Connelly
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern (looking back to 1990s)

In the LAPD’s Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which...

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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