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By Alan Fisk -
In 1544, Duke Cosimo de’ Medici of Florence commissioned the artist Bronzino to paint a gift for King François I of France. The ...Read Review
By Marek Halter -
Half historical novel, half political thriller, Halter’s novel (translated into English for the first time) creates disturbing parallels between the 10th century ...Read Review
By Juliet Landon -
Two betrothals and a marriage, each lasting only three months before death claimed the men involved, has convinced Lady Eloise that she is ...Read Review
By Maxence Fermine - By tr. from the French by Chris Mulhern -
At age five, Johannes Karelsky hears a gypsy violinist and quickly becomes a musical prodigy as a result. Being drafted into Napoleon’s ...Read Review
By Miranda Jarrett -
While trespassing on a duke’s estate, an accident befalls Jenny Dell, sister and accomplice of a charming swindler. After her ducal rescuer ...Read Review
By Melanie Wallace -
The West has seldom seemed as alien a country as in this novel focusing on the intersecting lives of an isolated frontier outpost ...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
In this bittersweet story, America with its Burma-shave signs along Route 66 and its “Little Brown Jug” also includes gun violence. The journey west ...Read Review
By J.D. Landis -
In 1938, the Swift River Valley in Massachusetts is slated to be flooded in order to create a reservoir. Its residents are evicted, their ...Read Review
By Nalo Hopkinson -
Published 2003Published 2004
It takes a powerful author to tie together the stories of a Nubian prostitute in ancient Jerusalem, a black showgirl in 19th-century Paris, ...Read Review
By Ed. - By Stephen Coonts -
Coonts, I believe, is wrong in saying there have been three American wars that have been the “defining experience of their generation. World ...Read Review
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