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A Beautiful Place to Die

By Malla Nunn - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

South Africa, 1952. Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper is sent to investigate the murder of Afrikaner police officer Captain Willem Pretorius in the remote town ...Read Review

Little Hut of Leaping Fishes

By Chiew-Siah Tei - Published 2008

Genres:

Saga

This is the story of Minghzi, the first grandson of Master Chai, a feudal landlord and opium farmer who is determined that Minghzi ...Read Review

Guernica

By Dave Boling - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

In April 1937, the small Spanish town of Guernica, the center of Basque culture and tradition in Spain, was destroyed by German bombers as ...Read Review

The Hakawati

By Rabih Alameddine - Published 2008

Genres:

LiteraryShort Stories

As young Osama travels back to war-torn Beirut to his father’s hospital bed, he reflects on the stories that his parents, sister, ...Read Review

Scottsboro

By Ellen Feldman - Published 2007Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

  In Alabama in 1931, young people hitching rides on a freight train have a brawl. A group of white boys are driven from ...Read Review

Dancing to “Almendra”

By Mayra Montero (trans. Edith Grossman) - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

To young journalist Joaquin Porrata, an assignment writing about a dead hippopotamus seems like another disappointment in a career full of them. Soon, ...Read Review

The Sound of Butterflies

By Rachael King - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Set in 1903 the book follows the adventures of Thomas Edgar, collector of butterflies, during an expedition to the Amazon, the effects on him, ...Read Review

Filming: A Love Story

By Tabish Khair - Published 2007

Genres:

In 1947 the subcontinent of India gained independence from Great Britain and religious freedom, resulting in the partition of the Hindu Indian state and ...Read Review

Van Rijn

By Sarah Miano - Published 2006

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The subject of Sarah Miano’s second novel is Rembrandt van Rijn. This is by no means a conventional fictional biography of the ...Read Review

The Raft

By Arabella Edge - Published 2006

Genres:

Adventure

In 1818, under the command of an arrogant and incompetent captain, the Medusa ran aground on a sandbank while en route to Senegal. One ...Read Review