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Our Own Country

Our Own Country
  • Author(s): Jodi Daynard
  • Location(s): Cambridge (Massachusetts), Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Revolutionary War

A love affair tests a new nation’s revolutionary ideals. In 1770s Boston, a prosperous merchant’s daughter, Eliza Boylston, lives a charmed life—until war breaches the walls of the family estate and forces her to live in a world in...

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Our Sister Killjoy

Our Sister Killjoy
  • Author(s): Ama Ata Aidoo
  • Location(s): Europe, Ghana
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Out of Africa with her degree and her all seeing eyes comes Sissie. She comes to Europe, to a land of towering mountains and low grey skies and tries to makes sense of it all. What is she doing...

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Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night
  • Author(s): Kent Haruf
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This is a love story. A story about growing old with grace. Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbours for years. Now they both live alone, their houses empty of family, their quiet nights solitary. Then one evening...

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Our Spoons came from Woolworths

Our Spoons came from Woolworths
  • Author(s): Barbara Comyns
  • Location(s): London
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1930s

This book is set in London in the Thirties, Sophia is a young woman married to an artist, Charles. Poverty and motherhood all feature and the book is humorous, touching and beautifully written – in an almost childlike way...

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Our Twisted Hero

Our Twisted Hero
  • Author(s): Yi Mun-Yol
  • Location(s): South Korea
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

When the twelve-year-old narrator of Our Twisted Hero moves to a small town and enrolls in the local school, he’s confident that his big city sophistication will establish him as a natural leader. He is shocked to find his...

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Out from Nassau

Out from Nassau
  • Author(s): Fia B Scheyer
  • Location(s): Nassau
  • Genre(s): Historical
  • Era(s): 1920s

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Out in the Midday Sun

Out in the Midday Sun
  • Author(s): Margaret Shennan
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya), Singapore
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Historical
  • Era(s): 1880 - 1960

The story of British Malaya and Singapore, from the days of Victorian pioneers to the denouement of independence, is a momentous episode in Britain’s colonial past. Through memoirs, letters and interviews, Margaret Shennan chronicles its halcyon years, the two...

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa
  • Author(s): Karen Blixen
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1914-1931

In 1914 Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee farm. Instantly drawn to the land, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Karen Blixen was forced to return to Denmark in...

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Out of Darkness, Shining Light

Out of Darkness, Shining Light
  • Author(s): Petina Gappah
  • Location(s): Africa
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 19th century

This is the story of the body of Bwana Daudi, the Doctor, the explorer David Livingstone – and the sixty-nine men and women who carried his remains for 1,500 miles so that he could be borne across the sea...

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Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt
  • Author(s): André Aciman
  • Location(s): Alexandria
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 20th century

Set in luxuriant cosmopolitan Alexandria, this richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family from its bold arrival in Egypt at the turn of the century to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and...

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