20th Century

The Road to Grantchester

By James Runcie - Published 2019

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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

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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

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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

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Literary

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

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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

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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

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Mystery/Crime

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

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Saga

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

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Saga

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

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InspirationalRomanceSaga

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