20th Century

The Gardens of Kyoto

By Kate Walbert - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

This lyrical book, set in the period from just before WWII through the time of the Korean War, is narrated by Ellen. The ...Read Review

Stolen Away

By Max Allan Collins - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Nate Heller, Collins’ Chicago detective, is assigned to the Lindbergh abduction case after rescuing a child from a kidnapping attempt. Heller is forced ...Read Review

Murder At Monticello

By Jane Langton - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This novel, Langton’s latest Homer Kelly mystery, is set in Charlottesville, Virginia as preparations are underway for the 200th anniversary celebration of ...Read Review

Places In The Dark

By Thomas H. Cook - Published 2001

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

In small-town Maine, two brothers regard life as polar opposites. Their mother follows passion, embracing its call, and her favorite son does the ...Read Review

The Fisher King

By Paule Marshall - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

A young boy arrives at a forbidding brownstone in Brooklyn. His great-grandmother shows him how to “chase the keys” and fish for the ...Read Review

Death In Lacquer Red

By Jeanne M. Dams - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

There are now three in the series, but this marks the first appearance of young household maid Hilda Johansson, and the first murder ...Read Review

Fearless Jones

By Walter Mosley - Published 2001

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Pairing the main character with a more violent sidekick is a classic format for mysteries. Mosley uses it with a twist. Although Fearless ...Read Review

A Spell Of Winter

By Helen Dunmore - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

This novel of early 20th century English pastoral life is a compelling story of a brother and sister whose lives evolve from innocent ...Read Review

Lives Of Girls And Women

By Alice Munro - Published 2001

Genres:

Literary

Canadian writer Munro is known for her excellent short stories. However, in this, her only novel, she proves that her ability to tell ...Read Review

Death At Wentwater Court

By Carola Dunn - Published 2000

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Dunn introduces readers to the aristocratic young flapper/journalist Daisy Dalrymple in this novel, the first in her series set in the charming ...Read Review