Editors' Choice

Championess

By Amanda Perez Puentes (illus.) - By Kelly Zekas - By Tarun Shanker - Published 2021

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Eighteenth-century England seems like an unlikely time for a woman bare-knuckle boxer to become a celebrity. Alas, that idea would be wrong, as ...Read Review

The Sweetness of Water

By Nathan Harris - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

Nathan Harris’s debut novel, The Sweetness of Water, reads as though the author has honed his craft for years. The story begins ...Read Review

The Slow March of Light

By Heather B. Moore - Published 2021

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In 1960 in a divided Germany, the Cold War is actually quite hot if one is engaged in espionage. In the late 1950s, Bob ...Read Review

The Women of Troy

By Pat Barker - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

In this immersive read, Pat Barker takes up the threads of her previous book, The Silence of the Girls, continuing the story after ...Read Review

The King’s Broad Arrow

By Kathryn Goodwin Tone - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

1775. At thirteen years old, Sam has grown up hearing about the Broad Arrow Laws—laws that reserve all trees suitable for ship masts ...Read Review

The Third Mrs. Galway

By Deirdre Sinnott - Published 2021

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1835: Nineteen-year-old Helen, the new wife of Augustin Galway, has not thought much about slavery until she discovers two escaped slaves hiding in the ...Read Review

Under the Bayou Moon

By Valerie Fraser Luesse - Published 2021

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After leaving her home in Alabama, Ellie Fields arrives in Bernadette, Louisiana, in 1949 for her new teaching job. The people of this town ...Read Review

The Year Without Summer

By Guinevere Glasfurd - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

In April 1815, Mount Tambora erupted on Sunbawa, killing as many as 12,000 islanders. Glasfurd places this eruption, still known as the most lethal in ...Read Review

The Bohemians

By Jasmin Darznik - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In her second novel, Darznik presents a shimmering portrait of little-known histories: that of an iconic American photographer, a culture, and a city, ...Read Review

The Royal Secret

By Andrew Taylor - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

Set in London in 1670, The Royal Secret is the fourth of Andrew Taylor’s novels featuring James Marwood and Cat Hakesby. Marwood is ...Read Review

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