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By Paul Harding -
In 1793, when Benjamin Honey, a former slave, and his wife Patience, an Irish immigrant, arrived at an abandoned Penobscot island off the coast ...Read Review
By Alison Morton -
This is a stunning historical novel set in the 4th century. Julia, the daughter of the ruler of the provincial town of Virunum, ...Read Review
By Molly Greeley -
Before the much-loved tale of Beauty and the Beast came the actual life of Petrus Gonsalvus, who was brought from the Canary Islands ...Read Review
By Lesa Cline-Ransome -
Wow, wow, wow! This is one powerful book. If you thought you knew from history class about the Jim Crow conditions African Americans ...Read Review
By Anthony Quinn -
This book takes its name from a picture of his two daughters made by the 18th-century painter William Merrymount. The other daughter in ...Read Review
By Fiona McFarlane -
A six-year-old boy disappears from his family farm during a dust storm in late 19th-century South Australia, and the community rallies to the ...Read Review
By Lee Martin -
The Glassmaker’s Wife is a novel of murder by arsenic, an illicit paramour, religious zealots, bewitched cows, and revenge. The murder is ...Read Review
By Chris Lloyd -
Paris, 1940. The Germans have occupied the city. First-person narrator, Eddie Giral, is an intelligent, sensitive police inspector who describes his situation as “a ...Read Review
By John Cribb -
Abraham Lincoln’s father is worried that his 17-year-old son is heading down the wrong path, fooling around with more education than he ...Read Review
By Sadeqa Johnson -
The House of Eve explores culture, class, and the sometimes-heartbreaking complications of motherhood within the contrasting worlds of Black families in Washington, DC, ...Read Review
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