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By Elizabeth Cook -
Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and King Peleus, and one of the greatest of all the Greek heroes of the Trojan War, ...Read Review
By Nega Mezlekia -
From the author of the acclaimed memoir of Ethiopia, Notes from the Hyena’s Belly, comes a haunting first novel steeped in African ...Read Review
By Michael Blake -
In 1874, the US wants to extend their railroads into the southwestern territories, but to do so they must overcome the resistance of the ...Read Review
By Charles F. Price -
Freedom’s Altar is a lyrical, beautifully written tale of ordinary families struggling to remake their lives in post-Civil War North Carolina. Former ...Read Review
By James Reasoner -
This fifth novel in the Civil War Battle series focuses on the West and on the Union taking the city of the book’...Read Review
By Marcia K. Matthews -
Most novels taking place in the Elysian days of the late 1960s — sex, drugs and rock & roll — seem to center around San ...Read Review
By Akira Yoshimura -
During World War II, Takuya was an officer in Japan’s Imperial Army. Now, he is a fugitive, accused of a war crime ...Read Review
By Richard Flanagan -
In 1828, a convicted forger is exiled to Van Dieman’s Island, i.e., Tasmania. Thus begin the fabulous adventures of William Buelou Gould. ...Read Review
By Adele Geras -
Toward the conclusion of the Trojan War, two orphaned sisters, Xanthe and Marpessa, watch events transpire from within Troy. Very human teenage girls, ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Rowland’s latest novel of 17th century Japan will not disappoint her readers. Samurai detective Sano Ichiro’s newest case plunges him and ...Read Review
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