Literary

The Night Diary

By Veera Hiranandani - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young AdultLiterary

India/Pakistan, 1947. For her twelfth birthday, Nisha receives a diary. She decides to write in it every night, summarizing her day for her ...Read Review

The Nickel Boys

By Colson Whitehead - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

The incomparable Colson Whitehead follows his Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Underground Railroad with a tale that is much different and yet, sadly, much the same. ...Read Review

Delayed Rays of a Star: A Novel

By Amanda Lee Koe - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Delayed Rays of a Star features three women—the actresses Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong, and the filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl—who were ...Read Review

The World That We Knew

By Alice Hoffman - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Magical realism combines with fairy tale in this story of young adults facing death and torture at the hands of the Nazis during ...Read Review

This Tender Land

By William Kent Krueger - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Love is what makes a tender land — people and nature, not perfect, but full of what binds us all together. This is the ...Read Review

Little Zinnobers

By Carol Ermakova (trans.) - By Elena Chizhova - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Little Zinnobers is not an easy read and presents many challenges, especially to an English-speaking readership. Even the title is problematic, coming from ...Read Review

Caging Skies

By Christine Leunens - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Like many Viennese boys of the late 1930s, Johannes Betzler joins the Hitler Youth, in which he takes great pride, and swallows the ...Read Review

Lux

By Elizabeth Cook - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

This complex novel is written in three main sections. In the first, we read of how the Ark of the Covenant was captured ...Read Review

The Oblique Place

By Caterina Pascual Söderbaum - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

The author, who died in 2015 aged just 53, has left a profound literary achievement in this novel, which makes the reader regret her early ...Read Review

Guesthouse for Ganesha

By Judith Teitelman - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

In 1923, Esther Grünspan settles in Köln from Poland.  She has been jilted on her wedding day, and the betrayal of love ...Read Review

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