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Updated February 21, 2023
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Velvet was the night
Moreno-Garcia, Silvia
1970s Mexico City: while student protests and political unrest consume the city, Maite seeks escape from her humdrum life in the stories of passion and danger filling the latest issue of Secret Romance. She is deeply envious of her neighbour, a beautiful art student apparently living the life...

Set in Mexico City

The paper girl of Paris
Taylor, Jordyn
"A quick read that history lovers will easily devour."--Teen Vogue "Get ready to be transported to Paris in Taylor's incredible debut novel."--Seventeen, Editor's Choice Code Name Verity meets Jennifer Donnelly's Revolution in this gripping debut novel, now in...
Once upon a river
Setterfield, Diane
"One of the most pleasurable and satisfying new books I've read in a long time. Setterfield is a master storyteller...swift and entrancing, profound and beautiful." --Madeline Miller, internationally bestselling author of Circe and The Song of Achilles "A...
Down under : travels in a sunburned country
Bryson, Bill
It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life âe" a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. ...

Set in Australia

A game of thrones
Martin, George R. R.
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES--THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON   Here is the first book in the landmark series that has redefined imaginative fiction and become a modern masterpiece. A GAME OF THRONES  

Set in Westeros

Nothing but blackened teeth
Khaw, Cassandra
A USA TODAY BESTSELLER * A Bram Stoker, Shirley Jackson, British Fantasy, and World Fantasy Award Finalist! * An Indie Next Pick! * An October LibraryReads Pick! * 2022 RUSA Reading List: Horror Winner! Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a...

Set in Japan

The salt path
Winn, Raynor
Bring nature into your home with the inspiring true story of hope and the healing powers of the natural world, in one of the most talked about books of the decade FROM THE MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR 'This is what you need right now to muster...
The hobbit, or, There and back again
Tolkien, J. R. R.
A brand new revised edition of the best-selling graphic novel based on the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings. First published in 1990, David Wenzel's comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was an immediate success and has become one of the best-loved graphic...

Set in Middle Earth

The house of the spirits : a novel
Allende, Isabel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In one of the most important and beloved Latin American works of the twentieth century, Isabel Allende weaves a luminous tapestry of three generations of the Trueba family, revealing both triumphs and tragedies. Here is patriarch Esteban, whose wild...

Set in Latin America

One hundred years of solitude
García Márquez, Gabriel
Pipes and kettledrums herald the arrival of gypsies on their annual visit to Macondo, the newly founded village where Jose Arcadio Buendia and his strong-willed wife, ersula, have started their new life. As the mysterious Melquiades excites Aureliano Buendia's father with new inventions and tales of...

Set in Colombia

A Paris year : my day-to-day adventures in the most romantic city in the world
Macleod, Janice
Part memoir and part visual journey through the streets of modern-day Paris, France, A Paris Year chronicles, day by day, one woman's French sojourn in the world's most beautiful city. Beginning on her first day in Paris, Janice MacLeod, the author of the best-selling book, Paris Letters,<...
Wild : a journey from lost to found
Strayed, Cheryl
The official tie-in edition to the stunning film adaptation of the bestselling memoir, starring Reese Witherspoon.
Beautiful ruins
Walter, Jess
The story begins on the Italian coast in 1962. A young innkeeper watches in disbelief as a beautiful American girl gets out of a boat and climbs towards his hotel. She turns out to be an actress, on the run from the shenanigans going on down the coast in Rome at the filming of Cleopatra. A...
Who is Vera Kelly?
Knecht, Rosalie
New York City, 1962. Vera Kelly is struggling to make rent and blend into the underground gay scene in Greenwich Village. She's working night shifts at a radio station when her quick wits, sharp tongue, and technical skills get her noticed by a recruiter for the CIA. ...

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