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Dirty Pictures

Dirty Pictures
  • Author(s): Patricia Ketola
  • Location(s): Amsterdam
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When New York art dealer Elizabeth Martel’s mother falls ill, she returns to her hometown in the Midwest. After her mother’s death she is seriously short of funds, and a friend suggests she take a job as art adviser...

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Downtown

Downtown
  • Author(s): Pete Hamill
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Historical, Travelogue
  • Era(s): Various

Manhattan, the keystone of New York City, is a place of ghosts and buried memory. One can still see remnants of the British colony, the mansions of the robber barons, and the speakeasies of the 1920s. These are the...

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Dream of Venice

Dream of Venice
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography
  • Era(s): 21st Century

The mysterious allure of the ancient floating city of Venice is captured in this book of evocative photography and beguiling words of a diverse group of contemporary Venetophiles. The luminous photographs, in both color and black and white, compliment...

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Dream of Venice in Black and White

Dream of Venice in Black and White
  • Author(s): JoAnn Locktov (Editor), Tiziano Scarpa
  • Location(s): Venice
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction, Photography
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Dream of Venice in Black and White reveals Venice as a narrative in chiaroscuro. Over 50 photographers have documented the city to create a visual legacy of elegant realism in light and shadow. The acclaimed Italian author Tiziano Scarpa...

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Dubliners

Dubliners
  • Author(s): James Joyce
  • Location(s): Dublin
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

James Joyce’s Dubliners is an enthralling collection of modernist short stories which create a vivid picture of the day-to-day experience of Dublin life. This Penguin Classics edition includes notes and an introduction by Terence Brown. Joyce’s first major work, written when...

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Eastern Approaches

Eastern Approaches
  • Author(s): Fitzroy MacLean
  • Location(s): Central Asia, China, North Africa, Russia
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1930s/40s

Fitztroy Maclean was one of the real-life inspirations for super-spy James Bond. After adventures in Soviet Russia before the war, Maclean fought with the SAS in North Africa in 1942. There he specialised in hair-raising commando raids behind enemy...

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Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens
  • Author(s): Louise Brown
  • Location(s): Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1940s

Eden Gardens, Calcutta, the 1940s. In a ramshackle house, streets away from the grand colonial mansions of the British, live Maisy, her Mam and their ayah, Pushpa. Whiskey-fuelled and poverty-stricken, Mam entertains officers in the night – a disgrace...

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Epiphany – THE GOLDING

Epiphany – THE GOLDING
  • Author(s): Sonya Deanna Terry
  • Location(s): Oslo, Sydney
  • Genre(s): Fantasy
  • Era(s): Modern

A MYSTICAL FOREST . . . AN ANCIENT PROPHECY . . . A LOVE THAT SPANS LIFETIMES Free-spirited book-club founder, Rosetta, and polished traditionalist, Matthew, are yet to meet and have little in common, but time-travelling sprites from a...

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Eventide

Eventide
  • Author(s): Kent Haruf
  • Location(s): Colorado
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Harold and Raymond McPheron are finally waving goodbye to their beloved Victoria, a young mother with a first chance at an education. Betty and Luther Wallace are struggling to keep their heads above water and their children out of...

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Everyone is Watching

Everyone is Watching
  • Author(s): Megan Bradbury
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Various

‘Beautiful, kaleidoscopic . . . everyone should be watching Megan Bradbury from now on’ Eimear McBride, Baileys Prize-winning author of A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing New York: A city that inspires. A city that draws people in. A city...

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