Editors' Choice

The Vanishing Half

By Brit Bennett - Published 2020



Brit Bennett’s second novel, a national bestseller, deserves all the attention it’s been getting. Spanning over three decades, from the Jim ...Read Review

The Norse Queen (The Norsewomen)

By Johanna Wittenberg - Published 2020


Historical Fantasy

Norway, 9th century. Asa is only 15 when her father and brother are murdered by the vicious warlord Gudrod. She is forced from her ...Read Review

The Woman in Red

By Diana Giovinazzo - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Historical fiction often allows writers and readers the opportunity to explore the lives of people whose names may be missing from history textbooks, ...Read Review

The Orphan Collector

By Ellen Marie Wiseman - Published 2020


Thirteen-year-old Pia Lange follows her mother through the throngs of Philadelphians gathering for the 1918 Liberty Loan Parade, unaware that the lethal Spanish flu ...Read Review

The Sea Gate

By Jane Johnson - Published 2020


It is rare to find a dual-narrative novel in which both strands of the narrative are equally compelling. Often the present-day strand exists ...Read Review

The Taste of Sugar: A Novel

By Marisel Vera - Published 2020


Reading The Taste of Sugar will make you hang your head over what America has done to Puerto Rico these past 100+ years: the ...Read Review

Trouble the Saints

By Alaya Dawn Johnson - Published 2020


Historical Fantasy

Best known for her YA science fiction and fantasy, Johnson returns to adult fiction in this alternate-reality noir adventure set in New York ...Read Review

Gold Rush Girl

By Avi - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Prolific author Avi proves once more why he’s one of North America’s most beloved children’s authors in this stunning middle-grade ...Read Review

The Lions of Fifth Avenue

By Fiona Davis - Published 2020


This dual-time period novel begins in 1913 New York, where the Lyons family—Laura, Jack, and their two children—have just moved into a ...Read Review

The Tea Gardens

By Fiona McIntosh - Published 2021


It is one thing to write a historical novel but quite another to present that story in language so naturally redolent with airs ...Read Review

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