Editors' Choice

The Raven and the Dove

By K. M. Butler - Published 2021


890 AD. As raiding has become less profitable, Jarl Rollo decides that the Norse should settle the lands of North Frankia instead. After nearly ...Read Review

The White Girl

By Tony Birch - Published 2022


As her granddaughter Sissy’s thirteenth birthday approaches, Odette develops a mysterious pain in her side and a deep sense of foreboding that ...Read Review

Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc

By Katherine J. Chen - Published 2022


Biographical FictionLiterary

You might think Joan of Arc’s tale has been told enough times, but this detailed, lived-in portrait puts the legendary historical figure ...Read Review

Unnatural Creatures: A Novel of the Frankenstein Women

By Kris Waldherr - Published 2022



Worthy of comparison to Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, in Unnatural Creatures, Kris Waldherr moves the lens of the Frankenstein story away ...Read Review

The Great Passion

By James Runcie - Published 2022


Biographical Fiction

For anyone who loves the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, this novel about his composition of the St Matthew Passion for Good Friday, 1727, ...Read Review

The German Wife

By Kelly Rimmer - Published 2022


In 1950, Sofie and her children leave war-ravaged Berlin for Huntsville, Alabama, where they are reunited with Sofie’s husband, Jürgen, whom Sophie ...Read Review

The Bookseller of Inverness

By S.G. MacLean - Published 2022



This is S. G. MacLean’s first stand-alone novel since her popular Damien Seeker series. In 1745, Jacobite Iain MacGillivray is left for dead ...Read Review


By Hernan Diaz - Published 2022



Pulitzer finalist Diaz’s brilliantly layered epic unfolds through a quartet of accounts, each of which adds new meaning to the ones that ...Read Review


By Emma Donoghue - Published 2022



The medieval monastic ideal of ora et labora (prayer and work) makes for a surprisingly compelling and suspenseful adventure in the hands of ...Read Review

Twilight of the Gods (The Valkyries)

By Ann Chamberlin - Published 2022


Historical Fantasy

Fifth century: Brynhild, once a proud Valkyrie, is now an old woman, bent with age and fire-scarred. With her soul-friend Thora, she continues ...Read Review

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