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Mornings in Jenin
Palestine 1948. The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a...
Pretty Baby
Heidi Wood's well-meaning intervention, offering refuge to teenager Willow and her baby Ruby from the streets of...
Good Earth, The
The classic story of Wang Lung and his wife O-Lan. This remarkable novel depicts the suffering and hardship of poverty...
Writers' Festival,...
The date is set, books have been written and read, programmes printed, invitations issued, tickets available and judges...
Martian, The
Astronaut Mark Watney has cause to be very grateful for his green thumbs. Stranded on Mars with limited resources and...
So You've Been...
In this era of social media, it seems that pillories and stocks are still with us, albeit in a different form. No...
Sarah's Key
Paris, July 1942. Sarah, a 10 year old girl, is taken with her parents by the French police as they go door to door...
Coming Rain
On the lookout for work, shearers Lewis McCleod and Painter Hayes arrive at Drysdale Downs, the West Australian station...
House of the...
Having lived in the house attached to the mosque for eight centuries, Aqa Jaan and his kin epitomise a devout Muslim...
Infinite Home
Edith's crumbling Brooklyn apartment building is home to an eclectic collection of tenants: Adeleine, Thomas, Paulie...
Girl with the...
A Swedish novel featuring crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigating a decades old disappearance of a child. ...
Guernica
Miren Ansotegui might have the pick of Guernica's young men, but new arrival Miguel Navarro is the one who catches her...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
My Name is Lucy...
Sequestered in a New York hospital bed, Lucy Barton's protracted stay is relieved by the unexpected arrival of her...
Thousand Hills to...
Many of the world's humanitarian efforts have been focused on Africa. How can those in emerging economies not just...
Now Is The Time
The Peasant's Revolt of 1381 bears all the hallmarks of contemporary headlines: taxes, property rights, violence and...
No Great Mischief
In 1779, driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald sets sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. ...
Noise of Time, The
How does one survive as an artist under a dictatorship? Centred on three defining moments in Dimitri Shostakovich's...
City of Tranquil...
Kuang P'ing Ch'ing, City of Tranquil Light, becomes the adopted home of Mennonite missionaries Will and Katherine Kieh....
Nest, The
The trust fund that Leonard Plumb establishes to provide a modest nest-egg for his New York based adult children looms...
Cove, The
Eking out a living on their patch of land, siblings Laurel and Hank Skelton keep to themselves until the arrival of...
Black River
No longer able to find solace in his beloved music, Wes Carver is a man who silently endures. He's returning home to...
Illuminations
Mystic, visionary, musician, healer and saint ... Hildegard von Bingen was an unconventional woman of her time. ...
Under the Visible...
Although from completely different backgrounds, gifted musicians and friends Katherine Goodnow and Mahsa Weaver have...
Open: An...
It is shocking to discover that tennis great Andre Agassi hated tennis. With a refreshing degree of candour, this...
Different Kind of...
In this book, which could just as accurately be titled 'A Different Kind of Family', maverick parents guarantee that...
Thirteenth Tale, The
Margaret Lea, an antiquarian bookseller and sometime biographer of obscure writers, receives a letter from Vida Winter,...
Blue Between Sky...
In 1947, life for the Palestinian Baraka family is irrevocably changed when they are forcibly removed from their...
St Agnes' Stand
An injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an apache ambush:...
Curious Charms of...
When widower Arthur Pepper, an entrenched creature of routine, plucks up the courage to sort out his beloved wife's...
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...
Everyone Brave is...
When war is declared, Mary North is sure she will be snapped up for something far more exciting than the role that she...
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...
Boy of China, A
Mao Tse-tung gave away a son during the Long March? Interest piqued, New Zealander Richard Loseby set out to determine...
Other Side of the...
Set against the backdrop of northern Ontario's haunting landscapes, The Other Side of the Bridge opens with an...
Red Notice
International financier Bill Browder is one of Vladimir Putin's least favourite people. What on earth did he do to...
Homestead
A collection of twelve linked stories, each told by a different woman from the isolated Austrian village of Rosenau. ...
Party Line, The
Gypsy Day 1972 heralds the arrival of sharemilker and widower Ian Baxter and his precocious 13-year-old daughter, to a...
Little Princes
A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out...
Beneath the Surface
Killer whales, aka blackfish, aka orca. John Hargrove's childhood ambition to be a trainer of these largest members of...
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