20th Century

Visible Spirits

By Steve Yarbrough - Published 2001



In the Mississippi Delta where plantations were carved from forest, Jim Crow challenges Reconstruction. It is 1902 and echoes of field chants, like threads ...Read Review

Losing Julia

By Jonathan Hull - Published 2001



For a first novel, Losing Julia is an amazingly well crafted story. The tale opens as World War I veteran Patrick Delaney, in ...Read Review

The Nautical Chart

By Arturo Pérez-Reverte - Published 2001



The Nautical Chart is a modern tale of mystery and suspense. Coy is a Spaniard, a career seaman who finds himself beached by ...Read Review

Quartered Safe Out Here: A Recollection of the War in Burma

By George MacDonald Fraser - Published 2001



A down and dirty book that doesn’t skimp on the detail. Here are the war memories of George Macdonald Fraser, which include ...Read Review

Standing at the Scratch Line

By Guy Johnson - Published 1998Published 2001


This is probably the most violent book I have read, but I continued in the knowledge that I was experiencing a part of ...Read Review

Here’s to You, Jesusa!

By Elena Poniatowska - Published 2001


Biographical FictionLiterary

First published in Spanish in 1969, Here’s to You, Jesusa! is the fictional autobiography of a poor Mexican woman, here translated into English. ...Read Review

Ladies and Not-So-Gentle Women

By Alfred Allan Lewis - Published 2000



What do Bessy Marbury, Elsie de Wolfe, Anne Morgan, and Anne Vanderbilt have in common? After reading this group biography, I’m still ...Read Review

The Weeping Woman

By Michael Kilian - Published 2001



Michael Kilian’s day job consists of writing a weekly newspaper column, mostly commenting with a rather attractive, sly shallowness on the putative ...Read Review

The Book of Q

By Jonathan Rabb - Published 2001



On a humanitarian mission to war-torn Bosnia in 1992, American would-be priest Ian Pearse avoids falling shells while he has a brief affair with ...Read Review

They Call Me Agnes

By Fred W. Voget (assisted by Mary K. Mee) - Published 2001



Crow family life and culture and the changes wrought by the 20th century and reservation life are described in the words of Crow ...Read Review