20th Century

Sunset and Sawdust

By Joe Lansdale - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It begins as a tornado hits the home of Sunset Jones and her husband Pete, and it ends soon after a gigantic swarm ...Read Review

Uncle Rudolf

By Paul Bailey - Published 2003Published 2004

Genres:

LiterarySaga

A world of equal parts wonder and despair is evoked in this novel of a man’s relationship with his flamboyant, protective guardian. ...Read Review

Bluffing Mr. Churchill

By John Lawton - Published 2004

Genres:

Thriller

Few events in modern times are as packed with historical drama as the London Blitz of 1940-1941. Confronted by an enemy whose forces ...Read Review

Conspirators

By Michael Andre Bernstein - Published 2004

Genres:

Thriller

“…lately I have been thinking about a child who is left in the care of indifferent strangers…or a shell-shocked soldier from a ...Read Review

Dark Matters

By Paul M. Levitt - Published 2004

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Although there are several major characters, this is mainly the story of Ben Cohen, a Korean War veteran and University of Colorado graduate ...Read Review

Handsome Harry, or the Gangster’s True Confession

By James Carlos Blake - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

The novel opens on October 16, 1934. “Handsome Harry” Pierpont, the narrator, is to be executed in the morning. In a sort of swaggering jailhouse ...Read Review

Breaking the Tongue

By Vyvyane Loh - Published 2004

Genres:

Literary

The opening scene is one of torture suffered by Claude, a Chinese boy anglicized by his parents. Young Claude was unsure of himself. ...Read Review

The Forest Lover

By Susan Vreeland - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Based on the life of Emily Carr, The Forest Lover is a magnificent account of one woman’s determination to carry out her ...Read Review

Moloka’i

By Alan Brennert - Published 2003

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In 1891 six-year-old Rachel’s world seems to be ending when she is forced to leave her family due to a diagnosis of leprosy, ...Read Review

Bandbox

By Thomas Mallon - Published 2004

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In Bandbox, a rollicking Valentine to Jazz Age New York, Mallon whips up a light confection with just the right amount of literary ...Read Review