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The red notebook

The red notebook

Author(s): Antoine Laurain

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

Bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street, and feels impelled to return it to its owner. The bag contains no money, phone or contact information. But a small red notebook with handwritten thoughts and...

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The Red Room

The Red Room

Author(s): August Strindberg

Location(s): Sweden

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 19th century

The flax merchant, Charles Nicholas Falk—son of the late flax merchant, one of the fifty elders of the burgesses, captain of the infantry of militia, vestryman and member of the Board of Administration of the Stockholm Fire Insurance, Charles...

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The Red Scarf

The Red Scarf

Author(s): Kate Furnivall

Location(s): Siberia

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1930s

Davinsky Labor Camp, Siberia, 1933: Only two things in this wretched place keep Sofia from giving up hope: the prospect of freedom, and the stories told by her friend and fellow prisoner Anna, of a charmed childhood in Petrograd,...

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The Red-Haired Woman

The Red-Haired Woman

Author(s): Orhan Pamuk

Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them. On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a...

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The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

The Redemption of Alexander Seaton

Author(s): S G MacLean

Location(s): Banff

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Banff, Scotland, the 1620s. A young man walks unsteadily through the streets. Is he just drunk or is there something more sinister happening? When he collapses in front of two sisters on that dark, wet night, the women guess...

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The Reluctant Baker

The Reluctant Baker

Author(s): Sara Alexi

Location(s): Greece

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

WARNING: THIS NOVEL WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO ESCAPE TO THE SUN. There is a lazy Mediterranean village full of colourful characters. There is sunshine and wine and a long sandy beach… There are nagging in-laws, jealous neighbours and...

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The Reluctant Nude

The Reluctant Nude

Author(s): Meg Maguire

Location(s): Cape Breton Island

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): Modern

Fallon Frost’s late foster mother had done so much to heal the wounds of her damaged childhood. So when a lecherous developer plans to bulldoze her old home to make room for a strip mall, the practical, ordered life...

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The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox

The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox

Author(s): Nancy Rubin Stuart

Location(s): Hydesville, Rochester

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Mid-19th century

Here is the first authoritative biography of Margaret Fox, the world-famous medium and cofounder of the Spiritualism movement that swept America in the mid-1800s. In 1848, fifteen-year-old Maggie and her sister Katy created rapping sounds by manipulating their toe...

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The Remedy for Love

The Remedy for Love

Author(s): Bill Roorbach

Location(s): Maine

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

When the “Storm of the Century” threatens western Maine, Eric closes his office early and heads to the grocery store. In line ahead of him, an unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman comes up short on cash, so Eric...

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The Replacements

The Replacements

Author(s): David Putnam

Location(s): Costa Rica

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Contemporary

Bruno Johnson, ex-detective with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and an ex-convict, is hiding out from the FBI in Costa Rica, tending bar to support eight children he illegally rescued from abusive homes. Partway through a normal day, Barbara...

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