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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...
Station Eleven
Who would have thought it would all fall apart so quickly? One minute, it's life as per usual then literally overnight...
Thirteenth Tale, The
Margaret Lea, an antiquarian bookseller and sometime biographer of obscure writers, receives a letter from Vida Winter,...
Amsterdam
With its prominent red light district and freely available recreational drugs, Amsterdam's reputation as a hotspot of...
St Agnes' Stand
An injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an apache ambush:...
Unnecessary Woman,...
As the New Year rolls around, Aaliya opens the first page of a new book ready to begin her annual project. Living...
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...
End of Plenty, The
Projected world population in 2050: nine or ten billion ... According to award-winning environmental journalist Joel...
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...
Underground Girls...
When the birth of a boy is a cause for celebration and the birth of a girl the absolute opposite, families in...
Other Side of the...
Set against the backdrop of northern Ontario's haunting landscapes, The Other Side of the Bridge opens with an...
Orhan's Inheritance
It comes as a shock to the Turkoglu family when patriarch Kemal leaves his Anatolian estate to an unknown woman on the...
Homestead
A collection of twelve linked stories, each told by a different woman from the isolated Austrian village of Rosenau. ...
Nelly Dean
In this story of the great house Wuthering Heights, of Thrushcross Grange and the Earnslaw and Linton families, Mr...
Little Princes
A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out...
Forty Days Without...
With a UN conference on indigenous peoples about to start on their doorstep, detectives Klemet Nango and Nina Nansen of...
Blackwater...
Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen's adored, younger brother is dying and the family find themselves gathered in the...
Rich Man Road
Sister Olga Mastrovic and Sister Pualele Sina Auva'a initially appear to have little in common beyond their membership...
All Quiet on the...
Remarque, who lost his German citizenship as a result of this work, powerfully portrays the agony and futility of war.
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...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
We Are All...
When Rosemary was just five, back in Bloomingdale, Indiana, the Cooke family began to implode. Now, almost two decades...
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...
Do No Harm
In this contemplation of a distinguished career, British brain surgeon Henry Marsh reveals what goes on behind those...
Someone Knows My...
Aminata is twelve when she is kidnapped by slave traders from a village in Africa. Decades later, now an old woman,...
Madness Made Me
From psychiatric wards through to the hallowed halls of the United Nations, Mary O'Hagan has had the full gamut of...
As the Earth Turns...
From the late nineteenth century to the 1920s, from Kwantung, China to Wellington and Dunedin and the battlefields of...
History of...
As Father Odran Yates reflects on his life as a priest he encounters uncertainties and ripples of unease. Has he been...
House of the...
Having lived in the house attached to the mosque for eight centuries, Aqa Jaan and his kin epitomise a devout Muslim...
Axeman's Jazz, The
In the sultry Big Easy, with the music soaring, and the body count rising, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot is...
Short History of...
When two estranged sisters discover that their elderly father, a Ukrainian war refugee and expert on tractors, is...
Song Collector, The
It takes the obnoxious antics of composer Harry Fox-Talbot's young grandson Robin to set Fox on the road to recovery. ...
Mornings in Jenin
Palestine 1948. The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a...
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...
Thread of Grace, A
In 1943, Claudette Blum and her father are among thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing over the Alps towards Italy to...
We Are Called To...
Beyond the glamour and glitz of Las Vegas, real life can be hard and the jackpot elusive. For eight year old Bashkim,...
Inheritance
This is a story of friendship, family and the influence of the past on the present. The appearance of a character from...
We Never Asked for...
Letty Espinosa thought she had struck an excellent bargain: she earned the money and her parents looked after the...
Major Pettigrew's...
Village politics, family disputes, property developers, religious conflict, hunting, a golf club and a good dollop of...
Laughing All The...
Domiciled in Canada from the time she was a young child, Zarqa Nawaz comes from a conservative Muslim family and...
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