20th Century

The Lost Pages

By Marija Pericic - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

Famous for his disregard of Kafka’s last request to burn his papers, Max Brod published The Trial, The Castle and Amerika—works ...Read Review

The Lost Vintage: A Novel

By Ann Mah - Published 2018


This novel follows a familiar model—a young American woman travels to Europe and discovers truths about herself by exploring the life of ...Read Review

Skylark and Wallcreeper

By Anne O Carelli - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

When Lily’s grandmother, Collette, has to be evacuated from her nursing home in Queens due to superstorm Sandy, Collette demands that Lily ...Read Review

The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt: A Tyranny of Truth

By Ken Krimstein - Published 2018



I’d never read a graphic biography, not even Persepolis, and so The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt intrigued me. Count me won ...Read Review

Playing with Fire: A 1960s British Mystery (Kate O’Donnell Mystery)

By Patricia Hall - Published 2018



Set in 1960s Soho London, Playing with Fire will be of more interest to fans of standard detective fare than historical fiction. Detective ...Read Review

Frieda: A Novel of the Real Lady Chatterley

By Annabel Abbs - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

In her first novel, The Joyce Girl, Annabel Abbs explored life in the shadows of literary fame. In her second, we are again ...Read Review


By Yona Zeldis McDonough - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

While listening to the radio, twelve-year-old Aiden and his friend, Sally, hear the British government ask civilians to bring their boats to Dunkirk ...Read Review

The Ocean Liner

By Marius Gabriel - Published 2018



When American liner SS Manhattan sets sail for New York from war-torn Europe in 1939, it is crammed with refugees and returning Americans. Jewish ...Read Review

The Collector’s Apprentice

By B.A. Shapiro - Published 2018



This compelling novel encompasses romance, betrayal, fraud, and manipulation in the world of fine art during the early 20th century. The novel’s ...Read Review

The Empire Girls

By Sue Wilsher - Published 2018



1950s south Essex. This is the dramatic story of Doris, brought up in The Empire, a boarding house in Tilbury by her mother, ...Read Review