Books set in United States of America (93)

Don't Tell a Soul

Don't Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller EN

Rating: 4.5     2 Votes
Stay up all night with this modern day Rebecca! Perfect for fans of Truly Devious--a haunting story about a new girl in an old town filled with dark secrets . . . that might just kill her. People say the house is cursed. It preys on the weakest, and young women are its favorite victims. In Louth, they're called the Dead Girls. All Bram wanted was to disappear--from her old life, her family's past, and from the scandal that continues to haunt her. The only place left to go is Louth, the tiny town on the Hudson River where her uncle, James, has been renovating an old mansion. But James is haunte... continue

Dreaming in Cuban

Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: North America / Cuba flag Cuba
“Impressive . . . [Cristina García’s] story is about three generations of Cuban women and their separate responses to the revolution. Her special feat is to tell it in a style as warm and gentle as the ‘sustaining aromas of vanilla and almond,’ as rhythmic as the music of Beny Moré.”—Time Cristina García’s acclaimed book is the haunting, bittersweet story of a family experiencing a country’s revolution and the revelations that follow. The lives of Celia del Pino and her husband, daughters, and grandchildren mirror the magical realism of Cuba itself, a landscape of beauty and poverty, idealism ... continue

East of Eden

East of Eden by John Steinbeck EN

Rating: 4     26 Votes
The biblical account of Cain and Abel is echoed in the history of two generations of the Trask family in California.


Educated by Tara Westover EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
'An amazing story, and truly inspiring. The kind of book everyone will enjoy. IT'S EVEN BETTER THAN YOU'VE HEARD.' - Bill Gates Selected as a book of the year by AMAZON, THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, ECONOMIST, NEW STATESMAN, VOGUE, IRISH TIMES, IRISH EXAMINER and RED MAGAZINE THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER ________________________ Tara Westover and her family grew up preparing for the End of Days but, according to the government, she didn't exist. She hadn't been registered for a birth certificate. She had no school records because she'd never set foot in a classroom, ... continue

El Mapa de Los Anhelos

El Mapa de Los Anhelos by Alice Kellen ES

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Spain flag Spain
La autora que ha enamorado a más de un millón de lectores ¿Y si te diesen un mapa para descubrir quién eres? ¿Seguirías la ruta marcada hasta el final? Imagina que estás destinada a salvar a tu hermana, pero al final ella muere y la razón de tu existencia se desvanece. Eso es lo que le ocurre a Grace Peterson, la chica que siempre se ha sentido invisible, la que nunca ha salido de Nebraska, la que colecciona palabras y ve pasar los días refugiada en la monotonía. Hasta que llega a sus manos el juego de El mapa de los anhelos y, siguiendo las instrucciones, lo primero que debe hacer es encontra... continue

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon EN

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Risk everything . . . for love with this #1 New York Times bestseller. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nu... continue

Girl in Translation

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / China flag China
Emigrating with her mother from Hong Kong to Brooklyn, Kimberly Chang begins a secret double life as an exceptional schoolgirl during the day and sweatshop worker at night, an existence also marked by a first crush and the pressure to save her family from poverty. A first novel.


HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt EN

Rating: 3.5     25 Votes
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
"Originally published as Hex in 2013 by Luitingh-Sijthoff in Amsterdam"--Colophon.


Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi EN

Rating: 5     28 Votes
Country: Africa / Ghana flag Ghana
Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize A New York Times 2016 Notable Book One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016 NPR's Debut Novel of the Year One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016 One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016 “Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead t... continue

How Much of These Hills Is Gold

How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / China flag China
Two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape, trying not just to survive but to find a home. Along the way, they must battle their own secrets, the illusion of the American dream, and each other
Recommended: 12 Apr 2023

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