20th Century

The Girl in the Castle

By Santa Montefiore - Published 2016



First in an anticipated trilogy, this is actually the story of many women in a castle, all coming to terms with changing times ...Read Review

The Love of Geli Raubal

By Brenda Squires - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

I was not aware that Hitler had a niece, Geli Raubal, nor that his love for his niece, bordering on the inappropriate, caused ...Read Review

The German Girl

By Armando Lucas Correa - By Nick Caistor (trans.) - Published 2016Published 2017


Berlin in 1939 is seen through the eyes of Hannah Rosenthal, who starts her tale with “I was almost twelve years old when I ...Read Review

Florence! Foster!! Jenkins!!!

By Darryl W. Bullock - Published 2016



In a slim volume including fifteen black and white photographs, an historical timeline, and a discography, Darryl Bullock describes the indescribable: Florence Foster ...Read Review

The Wild Girls

By Erica Abeel - Published 2016


The United States in the 1950s could be stifling. Then the Beat Generation provided a shocking foretaste of widespread rebellion which broke out ...Read Review

Please Enjoy Your Happiness

By Paul Brinkley-Rogers - Published 2016



Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Brinkley-Rogers began writing his tender memoir after finding old love letters in a long-forgotten book of poems. His love ...Read Review

Climbing the Coconut Tree

By S C Karakaltsas - Published 2016


A coming of age drama set against a backdrop of exotic island life, colonial rule, industrial phosphate mining, a fear of communism and ...Read Review

History’s Child

By Charles M. Boyer - Published 2016


In 1939, young Tadek Gradinski and his family live a carefree lifestyle in Poland. Their lives are interrupted in 1940 when the Russian army invades. ...Read Review

The End of Law

By Thérèse Down - Published 2016


The End of Law is a work of fiction tackling a subject that has seen very little coverage over the years: Nazi Germany, ...Read Review

The Prospector

By C. Dickson (trans.) - By J. M. G. Le Clézio - Published 2016



At the turn of the 20th century, on the island of Mauritius, the idyllic childhood of Alexis L’Étang and his beloved sister, ...Read Review