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True to Both My...
Katrin Thiele was made to conceal her German origins and never to mention her father - a former Nazi-Party official and...
Rich Man Road
Sister Olga Mastrovic and Sister Pualele Sina Auva'a initially appear to have little in common beyond their membership...
Thirteenth Tale, The
Margaret Lea, an antiquarian bookseller and sometime biographer of obscure writers, receives a letter from Vida Winter,...
Laughing All The...
Domiciled in Canada from the time she was a young child, Zarqa Nawaz comes from a conservative Muslim family and...
St Agnes' Stand
An injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an apache ambush:...
Where the Rekohu...
From the 19th century invasion of Rekohu (Chatham Islands) through to contemporary Aotearoa, this is the story of a...
Unlikely Pilgrimage...
When Harold Fry leaves the house to post a card to Queenie, a former colleague who is in a hospice, he has no intention...
President's Hat, The
When Daniel Mercier's eyes alight on an abandoned black felt hat in a Paris restaurant, it's not just any old hat; it...
Road Home, The
Lev is on his way to Britain to seek work, so that he can send money back to Eastern Europe to support his mother and...
Reach
An artist, a vet and a deep sea diver. In this unlikeliest of vocational juxtapositions, Quinn is totally focused on...
Other Side of the...
Set against the backdrop of northern Ontario's haunting landscapes, The Other Side of the Bridge opens with an...
Boys In The Boat,...
Who would have imagined it; trounced by a university rowing team! At the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, a crew of young...
Homestead
A collection of twelve linked stories, each told by a different woman from the isolated Austrian village of Rosenau. ...
Girl On The Train,...
Another day, another train journey along the same stretch of track looking into the same old London backyards. But one...
Little Princes
A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out...
God Help The Child
Discrimination comes in all shapes and sizes and in Bride's case the fact that she is ebony black puts her at the...
Blackwater...
Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen's adored, younger brother is dying and the family find themselves gathered in the...
We Never Asked for...
Letty Espinosa thought she had struck an excellent bargain: she earned the money and her parents looked after the...
All Quiet on the...
Remarque, who lost his German citizenship as a result of this work, powerfully portrays the agony and futility of war.
Station Eleven
Who would have thought it would all fall apart so quickly? One minute, it's life as per usual then literally overnight...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
Stone Mattress
From Verna and the 1.9 billion-year-old stromatalite she is about to wield as a weapon through to Sam's discovery in a...
My Sister's Keeper
Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age 13 she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions and shots so...
Unnecessary Woman,...
As the New Year rolls around, Aaliya opens the first page of a new book ready to begin her annual project. Living...
Someone Knows My...
Aminata is twelve when she is kidnapped by slave traders from a village in Africa. Decades later, now an old woman,...
History of the Rain
Every way she turns, Ruthie Swain is surrounded by books, 3958 of them to be precise. From her bed in the attic of the...
As the Earth Turns...
From the late nineteenth century to the 1920s, from Kwantung, China to Wellington and Dunedin and the battlefields of...
End of Plenty, The
Projected world population in 2050: nine or ten billion ... According to award-winning environmental journalist Joel...
House of the...
Having lived in the house attached to the mosque for eight centuries, Aqa Jaan and his kin epitomise a devout Muslim...
Narrow Road To The...
Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is a flawed man, struggling with the guilt of his love affair with his uncle's young...
Short History of...
When two estranged sisters discover that their elderly father, a Ukrainian war refugee and expert on tractors, is...
Just Mercy
Although he grew up in a poor black community in the American South, Bryan Stevenson is a Harvard graduate, a law...
Mornings in Jenin
Palestine 1948. The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a...
Inheritance: How...
According to the field of epigenetics, the interaction of genes and the environment, 'you are what you eat' can now be...
Thread of Grace, A
In 1943, Claudette Blum and her father are among thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing over the Alps towards Italy to...
History of...
As Father Odran Yates reflects on his life as a priest he encounters uncertainties and ripples of unease. Has he been...
Inheritance
This is a story of friendship, family and the influence of the past on the present. The appearance of a character from...
Forty Days Without...
With a UN conference on indigenous peoples about to start on their doorstep, detectives Klemet Nango and Nina Nansen of...
Major Pettigrew's...
Village politics, family disputes, property developers, religious conflict, hunting, a golf club and a good dollop of...
Tears of Dark Water
We've all heard about Somali pirates, but it is father and son Daniel and Quentin Parker's misfortune to sail right...
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