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No Time Like the Present by Nadine Gordimer

Published 15 March 2012

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Nadine Gordimer is one of our most telling contemporary writers. With each new work, she attacks - with a clear-eyed lack of sentimentality, and an understanding of the darkest depths of the human soul - the inextricable link between personal life and political, communal history. The revelation of this theme in each new work, not only in her homeland South Africa, but the twenty-first century world, is evidence of her literary genius: in the sharpness of her psychological insights, the stark bea...


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La Selva by Andy Vasquez

Published 17 November 2014

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The City of Mist by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Published 26 August 2021

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Green by Sam Graham-Felsen

Published 2 January 2018

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A coming-of-age novel about race, privilege, and the struggle to rise in America, written by a former Obama campaign staffer and propelled by an exuberant, unforgettable narrator.   “A riot of language that’s part hip-hop, part nerd boy, and part pure imagination.”—The Boston Globe Boston, 1992. David Greenfeld is one of the few white kids at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Middle School. Everybody clowns him, girls ignore him, and his hippie parents won’t even buy him a pair of Nikes, let alone...


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Sun, Sand & Rock 'n' Roll by Nikhil Lakhani

Published 5 October 2011

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Sugar Money by Jane Harris

Published 3 October 2017

Adult

Set in 1765 on the Caribbean islands of Grenada and Martinique, Sugar Money opens as two enslaved brothers - Emile and Lucien - are sent on an impossible mission forced upon them by their masters, a band of mendicant French monks.


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The Twelfth Tablet by Tom Harper

Published 25 April 2013

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Twelve golden tablets sit in museums around the world, each created by unknown hands and buried in ancient times, and each providing the dead with the route to the afterlife. Each has taken its own journey, and each has its own story to tell. This is one of those stories.





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Lejos de Toledo by Angel Wagenstein

Published 1 April 2010

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Jandals by Rachel Old

Published 12 February 2016

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Realism Imitators by Theodore Weaver

Published 30 April 2016

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The Dark Traditions by Najeeb Elias Haddad

Published 30 September 2020

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Le Peuple Cach by Anne Cattaruzza

Published 26 October 2018

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The Mission House by Carys Davies

Published 6 August 2020

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Fleeing the dark undercurrents of contemporary life in Britain, Hilary Byrd takes refuge in Ooty, a hill station in South India. There he finds solace in life's simple pleasures, travelling by rickshaw around the small town with his driver Jamshed and staying in a mission house beside the local presbytery where the Padre and his adoptive daughter Priscilla have taken Hilary under their wing. The Padre is concerned for Priscilla's future, and as Hilary's friendship with the young woman grows, he...


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Breakaway House by Arthur W. Upfield

Published 1 December 1991

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Legendary Stories Of Wales by E M Wilkie

Published 29 April 2010

Adult


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In the Company of Men by Veronique Tadjo

Published 23 February 2021

Adult

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED READ OF THE YEAR BY MS. MAGAZINE  Drawing on real accounts of the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa, this poignant, timely fable reflects on both the strength and the fragility of life and humanity’s place in the world.   Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby forest, where they shoot down bats with glee, and cook their prey over an open fire. Within a month, they are dead, bodies ravaged by an insidious disease that neither the local healer’...