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U and I: A True Story

U and I: A True Story

Author(s): Nicholson Baker

Location(s): Rochester

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1970s, 1980s

When Nicholson Baker, one of the most linguistically talented writers in America, set out to write a book about John Updike, the result was no ordinary biography. Instead Baker’s account of his relationship with his hero is a hilarious...

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Ulverton

Ulverton

Author(s): Adam Thorpe

Location(s): Derbyshire

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 16th through 20th centuries

At the heart of this novel lies the fictional village of Ulverton. It is the fixed point in a book that spans centuries. Different voices tell the story of Ulverton: one of Cromwell’s soldiers staggers home to find his...

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Unbearably Deadly

Unbearably Deadly

Author(s): Jerold Last

Location(s): Alaska

Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Era(s): The present (+ some history of Alaska)

For a change, the butler didn’t do it; a bear did. Or did it? In “Unbearably Deadly”, Roger and Suzanne visit Alaska to find out the circumstances surrounding their friends’ deaths. The FBI investigation concludes the cause of death...

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Unbound

Unbound

Author(s): John Shors

Location(s): China, Jinshanling

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 16th Century

John Shors reimagined one of the world’s greatest love stories—the romance that inspired the Taj Mahal—in his critically acclaimed, international bestseller Beneath a Marble Sky. Now, with Unbound, Shors recreates an ancient and celebrated Chinese legend about a pair...

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Unbound – Colours of Love

Unbound – Colours of Love

Author(s): Kathryn Taylor

Location(s): London

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Present day

Young Grace has led a sheltered life. Focused. Serious. No men to distract her. But that’s about to change. After winning a prestigious internship at Huntington Ventures, Grace travels to London for the summer. Enter CEO Jonathan Huntington. He’s...

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Uncle Joe’s Revenge (Death On The Cut)

Uncle Joe’s Revenge (Death On The Cut)

Author(s): K E Heaton

Location(s): Ireland, North-West England

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Era(s): Current

Devastated by recent events in Ireland Anthony Smith decides to return to the U.K. start a new life and hopefully vanish completely. Despite help from old friends Bob and Elaine who provide a narrow boat on the Leeds Liverpool...

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Under a Dark Star

Under a Dark Star

Author(s): Anna Faversham

Location(s): Isle of Wight

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 19th century

In 1823, on an island off the south coast of England, there are activities worse than smuggling and all the conflict points to one cruel and ruthless man. The women on the island call him the Dark Star. Reformed...

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Under a Sardinian Sky

Under a Sardinian Sky

Author(s): Sara Alexander

Location(s): Ozieri

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Present looking back to 1950s

For Mina, a London-based travel writer, the enigmatic silence surrounding her aunt Carmela has become a personal obsession. Carmela disappeared from her Italian hometown long ago and is mentioned only in fragments and whispers. Mina has resisted prying, respectful...

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Under A Tuscan Sky

Under A Tuscan Sky

Author(s): Karen Aldous

Location(s): Tuscany

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

When Olivia Montague’s grandmother passes away, she decides it’s finally time to make some changes in her own life. So she breaks up with her ‘going nowhere’ boyfriend and embarks on a journey to her Nonna’s home in Tuscany....

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Under the Heartless Blue

Under the Heartless Blue

Author(s): Allyson Stack

Location(s): Arizona

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1880s

Arizona, 1884, and Vera Palmer, a 23 year old widow from genteel Connecticut arrives in the frontier town of Goose Flat with a prospecting claim and a book-keeping job secured from afar. Little does she know, but the boarding...

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