20th Century

Solovyov and Larionov

By Eugene Vodolazkin - Published 2019



Russian novels are hefty and generally involve a sweeping panorama of people and events. Solovyov and Larionov is cast in that same mode, ...Read Review

Hall of Mirrors: Virginia Hall: America’s Greatest Spy of WWII

By Craig Gralley - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

One of WWII’s most successful spies was a Baltimore native in her 30s. Her age and gender made the profession unlikely, not ...Read Review

The Nuremberg Trials

By Alexander Zvyagintsev - Published 2019



The Nuremberg Trials are about to begin, and the victorious nations are determined that the Nazis will be brought to justice. The USSR’...Read Review

Friends and Enemies

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2019


This novel tells the story of Kathy Hammond, beginning in 1941 when she and her mother flee to an air raid shelter and only ...Read Review

All Manner of Things

By Susie Finkbeiner - Published 2019


Annie Jacobson’s father, Frank, a Korean War veteran, couldn’t adapt to reassuming his role as father and husband upon his return. ...Read Review

Murder at Archly Manor (High Society Lady Detective)

By Sara Rosett - Published 2018



Murder is glamorous fun in this first in Rosett’s High Society Lady Detective Series. In 1920s London, Olive Belgrave is well-born but ...Read Review


By Michelle Paver - Published 2019



This novel lives up to its billing as a haunting Gothic masterpiece. It begins with an article asking questions about a tragedy in 1913. ...Read Review

The Boy

By Emma Ramadan & Tom Roberge (trans.) - By Marcus Malte - Published 2019



It’s 1908. Upon the death of his mother, the boy begins his long trek from somewhere in the mountains of Eastern Europe to ...Read Review

Paper Lions

By Sohan S Koonar - Published 2019


In 1937, in the village of Raikot, Punjab, India, seventeen-year-old Bikram finishes school in the first division but is unable to find employment. His ...Read Review


By W.M. Akers - Published 2019


Alternate History

Akers imagines a fence thirteen miles long dividing the Manhattan of 1921 into two parts: eastside and westside. The eastside appears to be all ...Read Review