Canongate

Memoirs of a Highland Lady

By Elizabeth Grant of Rothiemurchus - Published (first ed. 1898)Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

“On looking back I find little essential to regret and much, Oh so much, to be thankful for”. This is the last line ...Read Review

The Book of Samson

By David Maine - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

An angel announces to Samson’s barren mother that she will give birth to a son who will be remembered for his mighty ...Read Review

The Pure Land

By Alan Spence - Published 2006

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Closely based on historical fact, this is the story of Thomas Glover, the young Aberdeen merchant who became known as the Scottish samurai, ...Read Review

The Apple: New Crimson Petal Stories

By Michel Faber - Published 2006

Genres:

Short Stories

The Crimson Petal and the White, Faber’s monumental novel of a Victorian prostitute’s progress, won him fans all over the globe. ...Read Review

The Secret River

By Kate Grenville - Published 2006

Genres:

Epic

The Secret River follows the life of William Thornhill, born into the working class of London in the late 1700s. Luckier than most, ...Read Review

The Book of Secrets

By M.G. Vassanji - Published 2006

Genres:

Saga

  The “Book of Secrets” represents the stolen diary of a British colonial administrator, Sir Alfred Corbin, who arrived in Mombasa in 1913. Many ...Read Review

The People’s Act of Love

By James Meek - Published 2005 (US)Published 2006 (UK)

Genres:

Epic

The People’s Act of Love is set in the isolated village of Yazyk, Siberia, in 1919, where a company of Czech soldiers, stranded ...Read Review

Adiós Hemingway

By Leonardo Padura Fuentes - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

Writer Ernest Hemingway was a “man’s man,” known for his zeal for violence in many forms, from bullfights and safaris to his ...Read Review

Stevenson Under the Palm Trees

By Alberto Manguel - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

“He stopped for a moment, partly because of the pain and partly because of the horror that the story produced in him, but ...Read Review

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

By M.G. Vassanji - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Vic (Vikram) and his sister Deepa are eight years old when the story begins. They are displaced Indians living in Kenya at the ...Read Review