20th Century

The Medallion

By Cathy Gohlke - Published 2019



In September 1939 in Warsaw, English librarian Sophia Kumiega waits for news from her husband, a Polish Air Force pilot. A Jewish couple, Rosa ...Read Review

Jacob’s Ladder

By Ludmila Ulitskaya - Published 2019



This multi-generational Russian saga covers the period from 1905 until 2011. In 1911, young Jacob Ossetsky meets and falls in love with Marusya Kerns, an aspiring ...Read Review

Triple Jeopardy: A Daniel Pitt Novel

By Anne Perry - Published 2019



This, the most recent novel in Anne Perry’s Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series, features their son, lawyer Daniel Pitt, and is set ...Read Review

City of Girls

By Elizabeth Gilbert - Published 2019


The heroine of Gilbert’s bold, zesty historical novel couldn’t be more different from The Signature of All Things’ intellectual Alma Whittaker, ...Read Review

Cape May

By Chip Cheek - Published 2019


In 1957, Henry and Effie marry straight from their rural Georgia high school and honeymoon in Cape May, New Jersey. Arriving in late September ...Read Review

The Last Collection: A Novel of Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel

By Jeanne Mackin - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

In 1938 Paris, a city on the brink of war, Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli wage their own battle in the atelier and on ...Read Review

The Pearl Dagger (An Art Deco Mystery)

By L.A. Chandlar - Published 2019



The Pearl Dagger is the third installment of the Art Deco Mystery series set in New York City toward the end of the ...Read Review

American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981

By Frederick W. Gooding Jr. - Published 2018



Contrary to the myth that black employees were welcomed in the federal sector in the latter half of the 20th century, Frederick W. ...Read Review

The Siege of Troy

By Marlaine Delargy (trans.) - By Theodor Kallifatides - Published 2019



During the Second World War, a boy whom we may assume is the author in memoir recounts events. Germans occupy the town, his ...Read Review

Under the Midnight Sun (The Heart of Alaska)

By Kimberley Woodhouse - By Tracie Peterson - Published 2019



This third in The Heart of Alaska series takes time to build the backstories of its central characters: Thomas Smith, an orphan adopted ...Read Review