Literary

The Master of Measham Hall

By Anna Abney - Published 2021

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Literary

1665: Charles II has returned from exile and is now king, but the Civil War still casts its long, dark shadow, intensified by the ...Read Review

Harlem Shuffle

By Colson Whitehead - Published 2021

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Literary

In 1960s Harlem, Ray Carney owns his own furniture store and is determined to prove himself as an honest businessman, in stark contrast ...Read Review

Wuhan

By John Fletcher - Published 2021

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Literary

No, this is not a hastily written novel about Covid-19. It is a big, sprawling, angry novel that was started well before the ...Read Review

Beasts of a Little Land

By Juhea Kim - Published 2021

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Literary

This beautiful book follows the lives of a girl named Jade, who is sold at the age of ten as an apprentice to ...Read Review

The Vixen

By Francine Prose - Published 2021

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Literary

This is one of the most satisfying novels I’ve read in ages. From the beginning, Prose places us firmly in the consciousness ...Read Review

Tenderness

By Alison MacLeod - Published 2021

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Biographical FictionLiterary

D.H. Lawrence, Jackie Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover might seem unlikely bedfellows, but in this wonderfully compelling novel, their stories are interwoven ...Read Review

Black Dragonfly

By Jean Pasley - Published 2021

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Literary

Using the main character’s own words extracted from letters, essays, and books, Pasley vividly recounts the life of wandering writer Lafcadio Hearn. ...Read Review

The Beatryce Prophecy

By Kate DiCamillo - By Sophie Blackall (illus.) - Published 2021

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Children/Young AdultLiterary

Author Kate DiCamillo is a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal, and the illustrator has won a similar number of Caldecott medals, so ...Read Review

To Zenzi

By Robert L. Shuster - Published 2021

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Literary

Through the eyes of 13-year-old Tobias Koertig, To Zenzi describes the hellscape that was Berlin in the waning days of World War II. ...Read Review

Small Pleasures

By Clare Chambers - Published 2021

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Literary

In 1957, a woman contacts a southeast London newspaper to claim her daughter was the result of a virgin birth. The news reporter assigned ...Read Review

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