The Gift of Rain
Tan, Twan Eng
Set during the tumult of World War II, on the lush Malayan island of Penang, this novel tells a riveting and poignant tale about a young man caught in the tangle of wartime loyalties and deceits. (2008, 435 pgs; Fiction)
One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow
by Libbie Hawker
Set in 1876 Wyoming, Hawker spins an enchanting, suspenseful female-survivor story that fully captures the hardscrabble life on the American frontier. (2019, 479 pgs; Fiction)
The Dearly Beloved
by Cara Wall
Set in the years 1950-1970 in a changing America and London, the story follows two married couples – ministers and academics – whose intricate bonds of faith and friendship, jealousy and understanding, are tested by the birth of an autistic child. (2019, 342 pgs; Fiction)
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