- Location(s): Middle East, Yemen
- Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
- Era(s): 10th century bce
Lift the veil of legend for the untold story of Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, and Bathsheba, wife and mother of Israel’s first kings. When Makeda, the slave-born daughter of the chieftain of Saba, comes of age, she wins...
- Location(s): Java
- Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
- Era(s): World War II
“Song of Survival”, Helen Colijn’s account of her wartime experiences, is a window into a largely overlooked dimension of World War 2—the imprisonment of women and children in Southeast Asia by the Japanese and how these prisoners of war...
- Location(s): South India
- Genre(s): Fiction
- Era(s): 1940 to early 2000s
A sweeping epic set in southern India, where a group of outcasts create a family while holding tight to their dreams. Barely a month after she is promised in marriage, eleven-year-old orphan Kokila comes to Tella Meda, an ashram...
- Location(s): Bangladesh
- Genre(s): Nonfiction
- Era(s): 1990s
Katy Gardner’s account of her fifteen-month stay in the small Bangladeshi village of Talukpur has become a classic study of rural life in South Asia. Through a series of beautifully crafted narratives, the villagers and their stories are brought...
- Location(s): Istanbul (Constantinople)
- Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
- Era(s): early 21st century
After the death of his overbearing mother, the privileged Arda reclines in his wealth, reflecting on his young life, and on the life of his father, the famous mathematician Mürsel Ergenekon, who was murdered on Arda’s fourteenth birthday. While...