20th Century

The Voice of Leningrad: The Story of a Siege

By C.S. Walton - Published 2003

Genres:

Epic

Told through the eyes of a protagonist sixteen years old when the World War II siege of her city begins, this winner of ...Read Review

Hard Sleeper

By Jennifer Scheel Bushman and Jean Artley Szymanski - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is one of the best historical novels I have read in a long time! Jane McPherson and her long-lost but newly-found daughter, ...Read Review

A Son Called Gabriel

By Damian McNicholl - Published 2004

Genres:

Literary

McNicholl’s first novel, set in the hills of Northern Ireland in the turbulent 1960s and 70s, is a coming-of-age novel listed as ...Read Review

Dancing with Einstein

By Kate Wenner - Published 2004

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For seven years, Marea has traveled the world, running away from the past. As she approaches thirty, however, she returns to New York ...Read Review

The Meaning of Consuelo

By Judith Ortiz Cofer - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

The metaphor of an outsider, a fulano, begins the story. In the days before “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” was a hit ...Read Review

Waterborne

By Bruce Murkoff - Published 2004

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Set in the Nevada desert at the time of the Great Depression, Waterborne is a captivating look at the early years of the ...Read Review

Prisoners of War

By Steve Yarbrough - Published 2003

Genres:

Adventure

The central story transpires during World War II on the farmlands of Mississippi, where German prisoners of war work the fields for small ...Read Review

Kate Hannigan

By Catherine Cookson - Published 1993 (UK)Published 2004

Genres:

Romance

This reissue of Catherine Cookson’s debut novel, Kate Hannigan, is a handsome volume. Unfortunately, I did not find the book to my ...Read Review

Walking into the Night

By Olaf Olafsson - Published 2003Published 2004 (UK)

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

How did Icelandic businessman Kristjan Benediktsson end up as Christian, butler to William Randolph Hearst? Kristjan was a successful businessman with a wife ...Read Review

Star Struck Dead

By Sheila York - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The year is 1946, and Lauren Atwill is a Hollywood screenwriter who stumbles across a gang of blackmailers in this, a medium-boiled mystery novel ...Read Review