Editors' Choice

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

Cloth Girl

By Marilyn Heward Mills - Published 2006



In the mid-1930s, naïve bride Audrey Turton travels to Ghana to join her colonial officer husband. At the same time, fourteen-year-old ...Read Review

Gates of Paradise

By Beryl Kingston - Published 2006


Biographical Fiction

In 1800 the poet, William Blake, and his wife, Catherine, move from London to the tiny rural community of Felpham, in Sussex. There they ...Read Review

Suite Française

By Irène Némirovsky - Published 2006



Suite Française, an unfinished five-part epic that boldly illustrates the effect of the WWII German occupation on the ordinary people of France, ...Read Review

The World To Come

By Dara Horn - Published 2006


The World to Come is, quite simply, one of the best novels I have read in a long time. At the heart of ...Read Review

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