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The Things We Never Said

The Things We Never Said

Author(s): Susan Elliot Wright

Location(s): Sheffield

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1960 and 2008/9

The past shapes us all. But what happens when it hides a secret that changes everything? In 1964, Maggie wakes to find herself in a mental asylum, with no idea who she is or how she got there. Remnants...

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The Things We Said in Venice

The Things We Said in Venice

Author(s): Kristin Anderson

Location(s): Argentina, Europe

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Contemporary

Solid and dependable, high school counselor Sarah Turner knows all about helping others get their lives on track. But when her own life spirals drastically off course due to a fast-track divorce, she surprises everyone. She leaves her job...

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The Third Hotel

The Third Hotel

Author(s): Laura van den Berg

Location(s): Cuba (Republic of)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

In Laura van den Berg’s surreal, mystifying, and deeply felt second novel, Clare, recently widowed, arrives in Havana, Cuba, to attend the 36th annual Festival of New Latin American Cinema, which her horror-loving film-professor husband, Richard, had purchased tickets...

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The Three Golden Oranges

The Three Golden Oranges

Author(s): Alma Flor Ada

Location(s): Spain

Genre(s): Children

Far on the other side of the mountains, next to an enchanted castle, grows a tree with three golden oranges. It is there that the three brothers — Santiago, Tomás, and Matías — must journey if they wish to...

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The Three-Cornered Hat

The Three-Cornered Hat

Author(s): Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

Location(s): Andalusia (Andalucía)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 18th Century

One of the best-loved Spanish novels of all time, The Three-Cornered Hat is a hilarious tale of lust, intrigue and corrupt authorities set in eighteenth-century Andalusia. When the hideous and lascivious corregidor Don Eugenio takes a fancy to the...

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The Threshing Circle

The Threshing Circle

Author(s): Neil Grimmett

Location(s): Crete

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Various

A young couple arrive on the Greek island of Crete and begin prying into the execution of a beautiful English woman during the German occupation sixty years before. They enter a labyrinth of forbidden love, betrayals, murder, greed and...

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The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Author(s): H G Wells

Genre(s): Science Fiction/Future

Era(s): Future

In The Time Machine by H. G. Wells – a hugely influential, groundbreaking work of science fiction – a brilliant scientist constructs a machine, which, with the pull of a lever, propels him to the year AD 802,701. The...

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The Time of the Hero

The Time of the Hero

Author(s): Mario Vargas Llosa

Location(s): Lima

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Mid 20th Century

Spanish novels of recent decades. In the author’s native Peru, this powerful social satire so outraged the authorities that a thousand copies were publicly burned. The novel is set in Leoncio Prado Military Academy in Lima, where a group...

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The Tin Flute

The Tin Flute

Author(s): Gabrielle Roy

Location(s): Montreal

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1940s

Gabrielle Roy’s classic novel follows a family living in the slums of Montreal during the Second World War as they struggle to overcome their poverty and attempt to find love. An affecting story of familial tenderness, sacrifice, and survival.

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The Tower

The Tower

Author(s): Uwe Tellkamp

Location(s): Dresden

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1989

In derelict Dresden a cultivated, middle-class family does all it can to cope amid the Communist downfall. This striking tapestry of the East German experience is told through the tangled lives of a soldier, surgeon, nurse and publisher. With...

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