20th Century

The Road to Grantchester

By James Runcie - Published 2019


England, 1938. Eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers’ life is filled with “study, friendship, peace and parties,” but that changes when WWII begins and Sidney and his ...Read Review

An Affair with Beauty – The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy: Romantic Illusions

By James Philip Head - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Before TV, color movies, and modern printers, Americans devoured magazines and newspapers. Talented illustrators provided eye-catching paintings and drawings for front pages and ...Read Review

The Dragon Lady

By Louisa Treger - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

This novel is a blend of fact and fiction. Its central character is Lady Virginia Courtauld, called the Dragon Lady because of the ...Read Review

Katalin Street

By Magda Szabó - Published 2019



Set in Budapest, Hungary between 1934 and 1960, this is by no means conventional historical fiction. The plot consists of a series of disparate but ...Read Review

The Unlikely Occultist: A Biographical Novel of Alice A. Bailey

By Isobel Blackthorn - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

In this biographical novel, 21st-century Australian librarian Heather Brown inherits the manuscript collection of a scholar working on the occult and learns of ...Read Review

Little Boy

By Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Published 2019


Biographical FictionLiterary

How does one review the experimental novel of an author who celebrates his 100th birthday on March 24, 2019, yet continues to take chances with ...Read Review

A Veil Removed: A Henrietta and Inspector Howard Novel

By Michelle Cox - Published 2019



Fourth in the Henrietta and Inspector Howard Series, A Veil Removed returns readers to 1930s Chicago and its posh North Shore suburbs. The ...Read Review

Daughter of the Dales (Windfell Manor Trilogy)

By Diane Allen - Published 2018



The novel opens with the death in 1913 of Charlotte, formidable founder of the successful Atkinsons department stores. The stores are familiar to Allen’...Read Review

Irish Above All: A Novel

By Mary Pat Kelly - Published 2019Published 2019-02-05



The third in Kelly’s own family-based sagas (following Galway Bay and Of Irish Blood), Irish Above All lands 44-year-old photographer Nora Kelly ...Read Review

Season of Grace (Under Northern Skies)

By Lauraine Snelling - Published 2018



1910: Norwegian immigrant Nilda Carson and her brother Ivar are settling into their new life in Minnesota, with their brother Rune and his growing ...Read Review