20th Century

Traitor’s Gate

By Charlie Newton - Published 2015



After Saba Hassouneh, a young Palestinian girl who is traumatized by the murder of her family, takes up with a legendary Bedouin freedom ...Read Review

Those Measureless Fields

By Caroline Scott - Published 2014


Laurence Greene is gassed at Ypres, but does not die until ten years later. This is a timely reminder that the effects of ...Read Review

The Summer of Broken Stories

By James Wilson - Published 2015


When we think of the 1950s, we see a time when children had a freedom and innocence they lack today. Mark is an ...Read Review

I Was Only Nineteen

By Craig Smith (illus.) - By John Schumann - Published 2014


Children/Young AdultMilitary

This picture book tells its moving story in simple verses and beautiful water-colour illustrations. The text is composed of the words of a ...Read Review

Miracle in a Dry Season

By Sarah Loudin Thomas - Published 2014



In 1954, Perla Long and her daughter Sadie move to Wise, West Virginia, no husband or ring on her finger, and no excuses, raising ...Read Review

America and WWI: A Traveler’s Guide

By Mark D. Van Ells - Published 2015



The 2014 centennial of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the beginning of World War I has been marked by ceremony ...Read Review

Kuriniji Flowers

By Clare Flynn - Published 2014


Kuriniji Flowers  is a novel of British India and the marriage of debutante, Ginny Dunbar, to a tea planter. This is a sweeping, ...Read Review

The Girl from Cobb Street

By Merryn Allingham - Published 2015



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



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

The Lady from Zagreb: A Bernie Gunther Novel

By Philip Kerr - Published 2015



This is Philip Kerr’s 10th Bernie Gunther detective novel set in Nazi-era Germany. Like the nine before it, The Lady from Zagreb ...Read Review