Editors' Choice

The Hummingbird’s Daughter

By Luis Alberto Urrea - Published 2006



Luis Alberto Urrea had a “flying Yaqui aunt” in Tijuana, Mexico, a woman who was said to be the mystical guiding force behind ...Read Review

The Rebels of Ireland

By Edward Rutherfurd - Published 2006



  Rutherfurd’s latest bestseller concludes his sweeping look at Irish history first begun in The Princes of Ireland (Dublin in the UK). ...Read Review

Spy Smuggler

By Jim Eldridge - Published 2004


Children/Young Adult

  It is October 1942 and 13-year-old Paul Lelaud is hiding in a bush with his friend, Antoine, by the railway station. They are ...Read Review

Medicus and the Disappearing Dancing Girls

By Ruth Downie - Published 2006



Britannia, 117 AD. Having just joined the hospital staff at the Roman legionary fortress of Deva (Chester), world-weary surgeon Gaius Petreius Ruso examines the ...Read Review

The Lady Grace Mysteries : Feud

By Patricia Finney - Published 2005Published 2006


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

  This is another from the fictional diaries of Lady Grace Cavendish, Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth and secret Lady Pursuivant. Carmina, ...Read Review

Search and Destroy

By Dean Hughes - Published 2005


Children/Young AdultMilitary

  Rick Ward, a confused boy from Long Beach just out of high school, drifts into the army. He may be running away ...Read Review

The Pale Blue Eye

By Louis Bayard - Published 2006



‘April 19, 1831. In two or three hours… I’ll be dead.’ What an opening! Gus Landor is a New York City police constable living ...Read Review

The First Casualty

By Ben Elton - Published 2006


In 1917 England was not only fighting the Great War in France but was also witnessing a period of industrial unrest at home. Socialism ...Read Review

The House of Scorta

By Laurent Gaudé - Published 2006



Awarded France’s most prestigious literary prize, Le Prix Goncourt 2004, this novel has sold over 400,000 copies. After reading it, you will understand why. ...Read Review

The Book about Blanche and Marie

By Per Olov Enquist (trans. Tiina Nunnally) - Published 2006


Biographical Fiction

Set in Paris during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this quiet novel is a work of art. With every word, every ...Read Review

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