Editors' Choice

The Revolt

By Clara Dupont-Monod - By Ruth Diver (trans.) - Published 2020


Biographical FictionLiterary

Listen to the inner voices of Richard the Lionheart and his mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, resounding down the centuries, courtesy of the powerful ...Read Review

The Opium Lord’s Daughter

By Robert T. Wang - Published 2019


Lee Su-Mei is an unconventional guan (nobleman’s) daughter: she refuses to let her feet be bound, and she drives her father to ...Read Review

Nemesis and the Swan

By Lindsay K. Bandy - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Lindsay K. Bandy has written a brilliant young adult novel set during the French Revolution. In 1792, nineteen-year-old aristocrat Hélène d’Aubign ...Read Review

Vindicated: A Novel of Mary Shelley

By Kathleen Williams Renk - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Written as a series of diary entries, Vindicated spans the years between Mary’s life as an idealistic teenager to a woman of ...Read Review

The Forgotten Kingdom (The Lost Queen 2)

By Signe Pike - Published 2020


Set in the south of Scotland in the 6th century, the second book in a series continues the story of Languoreth, twin sister ...Read Review

Murder by Milk Bottle (A Constable Twitten Mystery)

By Lynne Truss - Published 2020



Three murder victims over the three-day August Bank Holiday in 1957 Brighton. Each coshed with a milk bottle, then stabbed to death with shards ...Read Review

The Last Train

By Arnaud Rykner - Published 2020


On July 2, 1944, French police acting for the Gestapo loaded 2,066 men into freight cars bound for the Dachau concentration camp. The prisoners were Resistance ...Read Review

The Glass House: A Novel

By Beatrice Colin - Published 2020


Cicely Pick, with her daughter Kitty in tow, arrives in Argyll, Scotland, in 1912, having traveled from Darjeeling, India, on a mission for her ...Read Review

An Artificial Light (The Photographer’s Saga)

By Petra Durst-Benning - Published 2020



This is the sequel to The Photographer, continuing Mimi Reventlow’s story as a photographer in 1911 Laichingen, Germany. Mimi is on cloud nine, ...Read Review

A Quiet Cadence: A Novel

By Mark Treanor - Published 2020



Marty McClure is a retired teacher with a loving wife and two kids who know him as a kind and peaceful man. But ...Read Review

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