The Beekeeper of Aleppo

Author: Christy Lefteri

Language: English

Summary: This unforgettable novel puts human faces on the Syrian war with the immigrant story of a beekeeper, his wife, and the triumph of spirit when the world becomes unrecognizable.

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Horizontal Living: A Tale of Expats Abroad

Author: Ray Green

Language: English

Summary: “Mediterranean noir with a comic twist.” – Mainsail Books

“Joyful, uplifting, and tinged with bliss.” – Sun Sentinel

Roy Groves has led a colourful career in business, during which he battled with corporate politics, deception, and even vicious criminals. But now Roy has retired and he is looking forward to a quieter life. He and his wife, Donna, have bought an apartment in an exclusive development on Spain’s Costa del Sol. Continue reading “Horizontal Living: A Tale of Expats Abroad”

In the Time of the Butterflies

Author: Julia Alvarez Language: English Summary: Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. From the author of How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents comes this tale of courage and sisterhood set in the Dominican … Continue reading In the Time of the Butterflies

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Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Language: English

Summary: Ada has always been unusual. As an infant in southern Nigeria, she is a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents successfully prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry, as the young Ada becomes a troubled child, prone to violent fits of anger and grief. But Ada turns out to be more than just volatile. Born “with one foot on the other side,” she begins to develop separate selves. Continue reading “Freshwater”

Changer l’eau des fleurs

Author: Valérie Perrin Language: Français Summary: Violette Toussaint est garde-cimetière dans une petite ville de Bourgogne. Les gens de passage et les habitués viennent se réchauffer dans sa loge où rires et larmes se mélangent au café qu’elle leur offre. Son quotidien est rythmé par leurs confidences. Un jour, parce qu’un homme et une femme ont décidé de reposer ensemble dans son carré de terre, … Continue reading Changer l’eau des fleurs