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Girl with the...
A Swedish novel featuring crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist investigating a decades old disappearance of a child. ...
Miniaturist, The
When Petronella Oortman marries the rich merchant Johannes Brandt in 1686, he presents her with a miniature of their...
Caleb's Crossing
Bethia and Caleb's friendship bridges a cultural divide: Bethia is the daughter of a Puritan minister and Caleb is the...
H Is For Hawk
As a young girl Helen Macdonald vows to train her own hawk, but it does not come to fruition until decades later when...
Thousand Hills to...
Many of the world's humanitarian efforts have been focused on Africa. How can those in emerging economies not just...
I Let You Go
The only way Jenna Gray believes she can survive the nightmare of her life after the death of a child in a hit and run...
Martian, The
Astronaut Mark Watney has cause to be very grateful for his green thumbs. Stranded on Mars with limited resources and...
Indonesia Etc
The largest Islamic nation and the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia, looming large to New Zealand's...
No Great Mischief
In 1779, driven out of his home, Calum MacDonald sets sail from the Scottish Highlands with his extensive family. ...
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...
City of Tranquil...
Kuang P'ing Ch'ing, City of Tranquil Light, becomes the adopted home of Mennonite missionaries Will and Katherine Kieh....
Song for Issy...
A staunch Mormon family, the Bradleys, are about to have their faith sorely tested. For parents Ian and Claire,...
Cove, The
Eking out a living on their patch of land, siblings Laurel and Hank Skelton keep to themselves until the arrival of...
Forty Days Without...
With a UN conference on indigenous peoples about to start on their doorstep, detectives Klemet Nango and Nina Nansen of...
Illuminations
Mystic, visionary, musician, healer and saint ... Hildegard von Bingen was an unconventional woman of her time. ...
After the Crash
Is she Lyse-Rose granddaughter of the wealthy de Carvilles or Emilie, granddaughter of the humbler Vitral family? The...
Open: An...
It is shocking to discover that tennis great Andre Agassi hated tennis. With a refreshing degree of candour, this...
Malice
Author Kunishiko Hidaka never gets to finish his popular serialised novel, instead, seemingly mid-sentence, he is...
Thirteenth Tale, The
Margaret Lea, an antiquarian bookseller and sometime biographer of obscure writers, receives a letter from Vida Winter,...
Door, The
Acting on a recommendation from a friend, a young Hungarian writer employs an elderly housekeeper, Emerence Szeredas. ...
St Agnes' Stand
An injured outlaw - heading for freedom in California - stumbles across the trapped survivors of an apache ambush:...
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...
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...
Headscarves and...
Journalist Mona Eltahawy appeared on the world stage following the 2011 Egyptian Revolution when she was assaulted by...
Other Side of the...
Set against the backdrop of northern Ontario's haunting landscapes, The Other Side of the Bridge opens with an...
Do No Harm
In this contemplation of a distinguished career, British brain surgeon Henry Marsh reveals what goes on behind those...
Homestead
A collection of twelve linked stories, each told by a different woman from the isolated Austrian village of Rosenau. ...
We Are All...
When Rosemary was just five, back in Bloomingdale, Indiana, the Cooke family began to implode. Now, almost two decades...
Little Princes
A short stint in a Nepali orphanage develops into something far more for American Conor Grennan. The children turn out...
Sleepwalker's Guide...
Tamil Nadu, India and Albuqueque, New Mexico may only be separated by plane journey, but they are worlds apart for the...
Blackwater...
Ireland in the early 1990s. Helen's adored, younger brother is dying and the family find themselves gathered in the...
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,...
All Quiet on the...
Remarque, who lost his German citizenship as a result of this work, powerfully portrays the agony and futility of war.
Inheritance: How...
According to the field of epigenetics, the interaction of genes and the environment, 'you are what you eat' can now be...
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...
Axeman's Jazz, The
In the sultry Big Easy, with the music soaring, and the body count rising, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot is...
Someone Knows My...
Aminata is twelve when she is kidnapped by slave traders from a village in Africa. Decades later, now an old woman,...
419
When Henry Curtis' involvement with an Internet scam leads to his death, his daughter Laura is bent on revenge. Her...
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