20th Century

Shame and the Captives

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

In August 1944, the Second World War in the Pacific is winding down. In Australia, prison camps house enemy combatants. One of the camps, ...Read Review

Dark Briggate Blues

By Chris Nickson - Published 2015

Genres:

Thriller

The year is 1954, and Leeds-based enquiry agent, Dan Markham, is about to become embroiled in some very dark goings-on. Having worked for British ...Read Review

As Love Blooms

By Lorna Seilstad - Published 2015

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

1913. Tessa Gregory has studied horticulture and wants to work for the St. Paul, Minnesota park system. Rejected by the superintendent because of her ...Read Review

A Dangerous Place

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Since leaving England and her investigation business behind, the life of Maisie Dobbs has been transformed, but at great cost. A double tragedy ...Read Review

X: A Novel

By Ilyasah Shabazz - By Kekla Magoon - Published 2015

Genres:

Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Malcolm X is one of the most misunderstood and maligned figures of the 20th century. X: A Novel takes us from his childhood ...Read Review

West

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck - Published 2014

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This novel is mostly set in a West Berlin transit hostel in the late 1970s. The inmates, a motley group, have sought asylum ...Read Review

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

By Carol Zaleski - By Philip Zaleski - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

In this book, writers/scholars Philip and Carol Zaleski explore the lives and minds of four of the most influential thinkers and writers ...Read Review

The Dragon Phoenix Bracelet

By Monica Li - Published 2014

Genres:

Monica Li has set her family saga in a tumultuous period of Chinese history: the twentieth century. During these years, the apparent stability ...Read Review

The Girl from Cobb Street

By Merryn Allingham - Published 2015

Genres:

Romance

Growing up in an orphanage on East London’s Cobb Street, Daisy Driscoll has had to make her own way in the world. ...Read Review

Welcome Home

By Margaret Dickinson - Published 2015

Genres:

Saga

Edie Kelsey and Lil Horton have been friends and neighbours for over 20 years. Living in the close-knit community of fishermen’s wives in ...Read Review