Editors' Choice

The Doll Factory

By Elizabeth Macneal - Published 2019

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Iris paints porcelain faces, ‘threads hair through the holes in the scalp, sometimes curls it with irons heated in the coals,’ in Mrs ...Read Review

The Island of Sea Women

By Lisa See - Published 2019

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Literary

Life for women in Jeju, a remote Korean island, is very different than in other places. Here women are the breadwinners, working outside ...Read Review

Who Slays the Wicked (Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery Book 14)

By C.S. Harris - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

At one time, Sebastian St. Cyr, himself, had been hunted for crimes he did not commit. Now, however, on a spring day in 1814, ...Read Review

House of Glass

By Susan Fletcher - Published 2018

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Clara Waterfield grew up in the early years of the 20th century with the rare medical condition of having extraordinarily delicate bones, liable ...Read Review

The Office of Gardens and Ponds

By Didier Decoin - Published 2019

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Literary

Set in Heian Japan, the book gives us two startlingly opposed worldviews – the imperial court is described in all its effete, rigid, exquisite ...Read Review

Sarah’s War

By Eugenia Lovett West - Published 2019

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In 1777 an embryonic America is fighting a seemingly doomed battle for its existence. Seventeen-year-old fervent patriot Sarah Champion is sent from her Connecticut ...Read Review

Feast Your Eyes

By Myla Goldberg - Published 2019

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Literary

Lillian Preston is a woman driven to capture her unique world vision through the lens of her camera. In 1953, the seventeen-year old abandons ...Read Review

Soul of the Border: A Novel

By Matteo Righetto - Published 2018Published 2019

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Literary

Soul of the Border is set in the late 19th century in the remote village of Nevada, Italy, near the Austrian border. Augusto ...Read Review

Land of the Living

By Georgina Harding - Published 2018

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Literary

Charlie Ashe, a survivor of World War II battles against the Japanese in the uplands of northern India, is trying to adapt to ...Read Review

Island Song

By Madeleine Bunting - Published 2019

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Island Song is set partly in the present day and partly during the Second World War. The main story features Helene, a young ...Read Review

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