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The Tyre

The Tyre

Author(s): C J Dubois, E C Huntley

Location(s): Tamil Nadu

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The Tyre tells the story of Ranji who barely manages to scrape a living gathering wood from the side of a busy road in Tamil Nadu, but accepts his lot uncomplainingly. His one and only concern is to feed...

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The Umbrella Man

The Umbrella Man

Author(s): Jake Needham

Location(s): Singapore

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

The first bomb cracked the Hilton like an egg; the second gutted the lobby of the Marriott; and the third peeled the front off the Grand Hyatt. Three massive explosions, all at American hotels in the heart of the...

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Author(s): Colson Whitehead

Location(s): United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 19th century

From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life...

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The Undrowned Child

The Undrowned Child

Author(s): Michelle Lovric

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Children, Fantasy, Historical

Era(s): Turn of the 20th century

Teodora has always longed to visit Venice. And at last she has her chance. But strange and sinister things are afoot in the beautiful floating city. Teo is quickly subsumed into a secret world in which salty-tongued mermaids run...

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The Unfinished Palazzo

The Unfinished Palazzo

Author(s): Judith Mackrell

Location(s): Venice

Genre(s): Biography

Era(s): Early 20th Century

Commissioned in 1750, the Palazzo Venier was planned as a testimony to the power and wealth of a great Venetian family, but the fortunes of the Venier family waned and the project was abandoned with only one storey complete....

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The Unfolding

The Unfolding

Author(s): Jeehan Quijano

Location(s): Los Angeles, The Philippines

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

The Unfolding traces the return from Los Angeles of Benjamin, the son of an indigent farm worker, who escaped the poverty of his hometown, San Jacinto, with the help of the seemingly benevolent Don Rafael. Drawn back to his...

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The Unicorn Hunter

The Unicorn Hunter

Author(s): Del Henderson

Location(s): Illinois, Ireland

Genre(s): Fantasy

Era(s): Modern

After the tragic death of his daughter, Jack finds himself with more questions than answers. While reading his daughter’s diary about an imaginary unicorn called Summer, he begins to suspect that the unicorn may not be so imaginary after...

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The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

Author(s): Balli Kaur Jaswal

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern Day

British-born Punjabi sisters Rajni, Jezmeen and Shirina have never been close but when their mother died, she had only one request: that they take a pilgrimage across India to carry out her final rites. While an extended family holiday...

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The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey

The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey

Author(s): Isobel Blackthorn

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

Librarian Heather Brown discovers the fascinating life of Alice Bailey – a long forgotten occultist. Back in 1931, Alice is preparing to give a speech at a Swiss summer school. But how can she stave the tide of hatred...

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The Unquiet Mind

The Unquiet Mind

Author(s): Sara Alexi

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

Yanni has lived all his life in semi isolation, on the ridge at the top of the island, with only his parents and their herd of goats for company. But when the family’s donkey dies, the burden rests on...

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