17th Century


By Donna Jo Napoli - Published 2005


Children/Young Adult

Don’t expect the typical Cinderella story, with a fairy godmother, two stepsisters, and a glorious ball in Donna Jo Napoli’s Bound. ...Read Review


By Dan Sleigh - Published 2005



The first Dutch settlement of the area around the Cape makes up a large part of South Africa’s founding myth. This W. ...Read Review

I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials

By Lisa Rowe Fraustino - Published 2004


Children/Young Adult

This young adult novel joins the many others in the Dear America series of fictional diaries set at pivotal points in US history. ...Read Review

Serafina’s Stories

By Rudolfo Anaya - Published 2004


AdventureShort Stories

Award-winning Chicano author Rudolfo Anaya sets the legend of Scheherezade against the background of Spanish-settled Santa Fe, just before the successful Pueblo insurgency ...Read Review

The Perfumed Sleeve

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2004



This is the ninth outing for the medieval Japanese detective and his intrepid wife, sort of a Macmillan and Wife or Hart to ...Read Review

Havoc in its Third Year

By Ronan Bennett - Published 2004



“Men must have mercy, for without mercy we are savages.” So believed John Brigge’s mother, and so believes John Brigge, a coroner ...Read Review

Young Will

By Bruce Cook - Published 2004


Biographical Fiction

It is January of 1616, and Will Shakespeare, retired to Stratford-upon-Avon, decides to confess his youth in writing. Will begins his story with his ...Read Review

The Counterfeit Crank

By Edward Marston - Published 2004



Set in rollicking Elizabethan London, The Counterfeit Crank gets its title from its most intriguing character, a Welsh beggar with a talent for ...Read Review

Beneath A Marble Sky

By John Shors - Published 2004



Set in the 17th century, this novel opens with the Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan’s daugher, Jahanara, telling her granddaughters the story of ...Read Review

Almost Home

By Wendy Lawton - Published 2003


Biographical FictionChildren/Young AdultInspirational

Part of the publisher’s Daughters of the Faith series, Almost Home is the story of 13-year-old Mary Chilton, one of the 102 souls ...Read Review