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Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti

Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go: A Novel of Haiti

Author(s): Laura Rose Wagner

Location(s): Haiti

Genre(s): Young Adult

Era(s): 2010

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Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go is the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, though they lose the woman who raised them, Manman. They must fend for themselves in...

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Human Rites

Human Rites

Author(s): J J Marsh

Location(s): Hamburg, Sylt

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Modern

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Judgement is in the eye of the beholder Adrian Harvey, London wine merchant, has lost the Christmas spirit. Someone is stalking him, stealing his post and vandalising his shop. When the police question him after an anonymous tip-off, he’s...

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I Love You Too Much

I Love You Too Much

Author(s): Alicia Drake

Location(s): Paris

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 20th Century

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I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. In the...

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Iberia

Iberia

Author(s): James A Michener

Location(s): Spain

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs, Travelogue

Era(s): 2000s

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Spain is Michener’s second home and he writes about the glories of the Prado, the bullfights, and everything that is Spanish: such a great storyteller, he magnificently captures the stunning variety of life and culture in Spain.

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Igboland

Igboland

Author(s): Jeff Gardiner

Location(s): Nigeria

Genre(s): Romance

Era(s): 1960s

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A NEW LIFE THOUSANDS OF MILES FROM HOME Lydia and Clem Davie arrive in an Igbo village in Nigeria in July 1967 just as civil war breaks out, but Lydia has trouble adjusting to life in West Africa: a...

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Indian Nocturne

Indian Nocturne

Author(s): Antonio Tabucchi

Location(s): India

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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“Insomnia” and a “search for a shadow”. Perhaps a dream as he meets and engages with a wonderful array of personalities during his wanderings. His search takes him to a brothel in Bombay, to the Theosophical Society in Madras,...

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Inside the Crocodile

Inside the Crocodile

Author(s): Trish Nicholson

Location(s): Papua New Guinea

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Later 20th Century

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In the wilds of the most diverse nation on earth, while she copes with crocodiles under the blackboard and sorcery in the office, Trish Nicholson survives near-fatal malaria and mollifies irascible politicians and an ever-changing roster of bosses –...

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Lagoon

Lagoon

Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor

Location(s): Lagos

Genre(s): Fantasy, Science Fiction/Future

Era(s): Modern

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After word gets out on the Internet that aliens have landed in the waters outside of the world’s fifth most populous city, chaos ensues. Soon the military, religious leaders, thieves, and crackpots are trying to control the message on...

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Leonardo’s Swans

Leonardo’s Swans

Author(s): Karen Essex

Location(s): Ferrara, Italy, Milan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 15th Century

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At the heart of this book is the complex relationship between two of Leonardo’s muses and patrons at the court of Milan: The d’Este sisters, Isabella and Beatrice, who are betrothed to two very different men. Isabella marries the...

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Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door

Author(s): Jennifer McVeigh

Location(s): Kenya

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Early 1950s

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Stepping off the boat in Mombasa, eighteen-year-old Rachel Fullsmith stands on Kenyan soil for the first time in six years. She has come home. But when Rachel reaches the family farm at the end of the dusty Rift Valley...

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