20th Century

In Search of Klingsor

By Jorge Volpi Escalante - Published 2002


After World War II, young American physicist Francis Bacon is assigned the task of uncovering the identity of a man known only as ...Read Review

When the Emperor was Divine

By Julie Otsuka - Published 2002



Don’t let looks deceive you; although small, this novel packs a powerful punch as it recounts one of the greatest forced migrations ...Read Review

Standing in the Rainbow

By Fannie Flagg - Published 2002



Welcome to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, a typical small town of 1940s rural America. Stop by Doc Smith’s pharmacy for a phosphate, and ...Read Review

Death at Dartmoor

By Robin Paige - Published 2002



The eighth in the series by the husband/wife team of Susan Wittig Albert and William Albert, Death at Dartmoor doesn’t disappoint ...Read Review

Blood of Victory

By Alan Furst - Published 2002



This latest tale from Furst opens on the Black Sea in November of 1940. Once again a man without a country, this time Russian ...Read Review

Highland Mercies

By Gary E. Parker - Published 2002



This highly recommended sequel to the first novel in the Blue Ridge Legacy series, Highland Hopes, thrusts Abigail Porter Waterbury into responsibility for ...Read Review

The Future Homemakers Of America

By Laurie Graham - Published 2001Published 2002


In the early 1950s, organizations devoted primarily to the traditional domestic arts flourished in America. No one could have anticipated the radical social ...Read Review

The Diary Of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life At Rose Red

By Joyce Reardon (ed.) - Published 2001Published 2002


This associational material to the Stephen King miniseries Rose Red is packaged as if it were the edited diary of Ellen Rimbauer, mistress ...Read Review

The Long Journey

By Wayne Greenhaw - Published 2002


Harold Reed is only sixteen when his father asks him to leave Town Creek, Alabama for the “big city” of Decatur to meet ...Read Review

Song Of The Water Saints

By Nelly Rosario - Published 2002



Set against the backdrop of the United States’ occupation of the Dominican Republic in the early 1900s, Nelly Rosario’s debut novel paints ...Read Review