20th Century

The Astronaut Wives Club

By Lilly Koppel - Published 2013



There are plenty of books about the remarkable men of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs, but this is the first dedicated ...Read Review

Swimming in the Moon

By Pamela Schoenewaldt - Published 2013


It is 1904, and 14-year-old Lucia lives with her mother, Therese, a servant in a Neapolitan grand home. There Therese, marginally unstable emotionally, earns ...Read Review

The Night I Danced With Rommel

By Elisabeth Marrion - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

The Night I Danced with Rommel is based on the real life events of the author’s mother and recounts the story of ...Read Review

Sweet Thunder

By Ivan Doig - Published 2013



Ivan Doig’s third historical novel featuring erudite con man Morrie Morgan finds our hero in 1921 Butte, Montana, back from his year-long honeymoon ...Read Review

The Book of Fate

By Parinoush Sanice - Published 2013


In Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, curious teenage girls like Massoumeh enjoyed school even though older brothers like Ahmad thought education was wasted ...Read Review

Boots and Saddles

By Paul Colt - Published 2013



In the spring of 1916, there is a revolution in Mexico. Pancho Villa, leading a band of bandits, attacks the American town of Columbus, ...Read Review

Escape from Berlin

By Irene N. Watts - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

The omnibus edition of Watts’s three novels about the Kindertransport – the rescue program that transported 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi Germany and surrounding ...Read Review

The Windsor Faction

By D.J. Taylor - Published 2013


Alternate History

It is the first few months of the Second World War, and the British are in that curiously suspended situation, wondering when, if ...Read Review

The Hunting Ground

By J. Robert Janes - Published 2013



Best known for his St-Cyr and Kohler mysteries, Janes is on familiar Nazi-occupied French ground in this wartime thriller told by Lily de ...Read Review

Dandy Gilver and a Deadly Measure of Brimstone

By Catriona McPherson - Published 2013



Dandy, the eponymous heroine, is one half of an unusual detective pairing. Together with her partner Alec Osborne, she is asked to investigate ...Read Review