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By Simon Mawer -
Simon Mawer’s (The Glass Room) latest gift to his avid followers is the first of a projected two-volume novel about a familiar ...Read Review
By Paul Russell -
This beautifully imagined and written novel, which feels more like a literary biography than a fiction, tells the story of Vladimir Nabokov’s ...Read Review
By Katie Ward -
Ward’s debut novel is a brave, original effort. The concept is irresistible: Seven girls/women read while living out a portion of ...Read Review
By Amy Gordon -
Children/Young AdultHistorical FantasyMystery/Crime
This middle-grade novel is set in early 1960s small town America. Twelve-year-old Cully Pennyacre lives with his Aunt Incandescence, who studies moths, and ...Read Review
By Augusta Scattergood -
Gloriana Hemphill lives in the Mississippi Delta with her preacher father and teenage sister Jesslyn, supervised by their African-American maid Emma. It’s ...Read Review
By Katia Fox - By Lee Chadeayne (trans.) -
When Ellen is forced to flee home, she must pretend to be a boy to pursue her life’s passion: to become a ...Read Review
By Susan Higginbotham -
This is not the story of the nine-day Queen, Lady Jane Grey, but of her family, her husband Guildford Dudley’s family, and ...Read Review
By Chris Nickson -
The winter of 1732 saw too many violent crimes and deaths. Richard Nottingham, Constable of Leeds, is looking forward to a peaceful summer. But ...Read Review
By Lori Copeland - By Virginia Smith -
Emma Switzer and her Amish family are traveling in 1881 Kansas when bandits steal their wagon and goods. They walk to the nearest town, ...Read Review
By Robin Lee Hatcher -
In 1864, Shannon Adair dutifully accompanies her minister father to his new church in the gold rush town of Grand Coeur, in the Idaho ...Read Review
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