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Overture

Overture

Author(s): Vanessa Couchman

Location(s): Paris, South West France

Genre(s): Historical

Era(s): 1897-1914

She has a burning ambition, but everything conspires against her dreams. France, 1897. Born to a modest farming family, Marie-Thérèse has a remarkable singing voice and wants to become a professional singer. But too many obstacles, including her parents’...

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Pachinko

Pachinko

Author(s): Min Jin Lee

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married...

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Painted Faces

Painted Faces

Author(s): Megan Easley-Walsh

Location(s): Budapest, Hollywood, Hungary, Kansas

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery, Suspense

Era(s): 1938

From the Best-selling Author… Lights! Camera! Hollywood! In 1938, nineteen-year-old Vivian Harris’s mother wants her to get married and have a family, but Vivian’s seduced by someone else entirely: Hollywood. Yearning to trade in farm dust for stardust, she...

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Painted Hives

Painted Hives

Author(s): Jay Ebben

Location(s): Ljubljana, Slovenia

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): Modern

A fast-moving page turner in the YA category, this book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers regardless of age. Travel to Slovenia and experience the intriguing adventure of Wilber Jansen: The strange and vivid dream that Wilber...

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Painter to the King

Painter to the King

Author(s): Amy Sackville

Location(s): Madrid, Spain

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 17th Century

This is a portrait of Diego Velazquez, from his arrival at the court of King Philip IV of Spain, to his death 38 years and scores of paintings later. It is a portrait of a relationship that is not...

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Painting Death

Painting Death

Author(s): Tim Parks

Location(s): Verona

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family he has now become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it’s not enough. He comes up with a plan to...

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Palace Of Desire: Cairo Trilogy 2

Palace Of Desire: Cairo Trilogy 2

Author(s): Naguib Mahfouz

Location(s): Cairo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th Century

The sensual and provocative second volume in the Cairo Trilogy, Palace Of Desire follows the Al Jawad family into the awakening world of the 1920’s and the sometimes violent clash between Islamic ideals, personal dreams and modern realities. Having...

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Palace Walk: Cairo Trilogy 1

Palace Walk: Cairo Trilogy 1

Author(s): Naguib Mahfouz

Location(s): Cairo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th Century

A sweeping and evocative portrait of both a family and a country struggling to move toward independence in a society that has resisted change for centuries. Set against the backdrop of Britain’s occupation of Egypt immediately after World War...

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Palm Trees in the Snow

Palm Trees in the Snow

Author(s): Luz Gabás

Location(s): Equatorial Guinea

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

At once an epic family drama and a sweeping love story that spans both an ocean and a generation, Palm Trees in the Snow is an emotionally gripping and historically vivid tale of the secrets that can destroy a...

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Pandora’s Prophecy

Pandora’s Prophecy

Author(s): Julie Ryan

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary with flashbacks

Lisa and Mark are going through a rough patch, Vicky is seventeen and has just discovered that the man she thought was her father really isn’t, Ruth is getting over her husband’s betrayal after nearly twenty-five years of marriage....

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