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    Twenty-one writers from six countries contribute to this second instalment ‘interstitial’ genre-evading short fictions.
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    Inheritance of her family’s stately home is no longer assured for best-selling author, Lady Margaret, after the death of her first lover, and buried secrets that come to light.
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    Getting the measure of things, Graeme Donald explores the multiple systems of measurement that order or our daily lives, probing the past and asking questions about who decided how we do it, and why.
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    In post-Soviet Georgia, eighteen-year-old Lela is old enough to abandon the Residential School for Intellectually Disabled Children, its violence and neglect. So what’s holding her back?
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    When a bomb from the other side of an unnamed war-torn country kills their grandparents, twin brothers Amed and Aziz avenge their loss, and pay an even heavier price.
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    Weaving between the fantasy and science fiction, the land of the living and the land of the dead, this expanded and updated edition contains nineteen stories infused with Malaysian folklore
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    A scientist, with the power to influence the forces of nature, trains kindred spirits from around the globe to combat their climate-troubled homelands, from tornadoes to drought.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    Giving his warm coat to a freezing man on route to joining the army, Grinev’s act of kindness comes back to reward him after he’s unwittingly caught up in an 18th century Russian rebellion.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    Conversational and extraordinary, this collection of love letters and poems explores the impact of loss. Let ghosts of the poet’s past take you to the other place.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    He was left for dead on the Second World War battlefield, mortally wounded by a landmine explosion. But ingesting a lightning struck herb, Calvin cannot age, and cannot die.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week2 months ago
    A story buried on scraps of paper and buried in a garden. Discovered four year after her death, this is the true story of Lithuainian teenager who survived a Siberian gulag, against the odds.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    Woven into a unique tapestry of fiction and non-fiction texts from poets to explorers, this anthology captures the beauty and wonder of Nepal, its cultural heritage, and landscapes.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    It’s 1959 in Greenwich Village, and Claire Bishop is sitting for a portrait as a gift from her husband. The thing is, it’s not a portrait of her alive…
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    When a documentary filmmaker travels to Prague, one of the many mysteries to perplex him is a man who may or may not be Kaftka’s son, and who may or may not exist.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week3 months ago
    Informing and delighting in equal measure, this book uncovers a wealth of fascinating information about the sayings, legends, and proverbs delivered to us through traditional rural folklore.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    An earth witch dies, leaving no heir and the land of Shaftal falls into lawlessness and famine. Can a scholar, a half-blood giant, and the sole-survivor of a slaughtered tribe put fate on a different course?
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    Set against historical backdrops of destruction and hardship, Booth’s poems offer detailed foregrounding of the innate human need for love and connection.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    Horapollo Niliacus, who most likely never existed, wrote the original Hieroglyphica. It was a collection of some 189 interpretations of the Egyptian hieroglyphics, which were entirely, and unintentionally, fallacious.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week4 months ago
    Reading her missing great uncle’s books, Charlotte decides to visit the last place he worked before leaving for Turkey...and uncovers a mystery dating back to Roman times.
  • Bookmateadded a book to the bookshelfBook of the week5 months ago
    Residents are slowly vanishing from an unnamed Midwestern town. Bursting with the bittersweetness of loss and desire, Liz and Dan try to keep a hold of their lives.
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