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By Marilynne Robinson -
A very few novelists create worlds—palpable, mappable, 3-D, unique as a scent. Marilynne Robinson’s fictional Gilead, Iowa, is such a world, ...Read Review
By Amanda Dykes -
Set the Stars Alight is a beautiful, intricately woven story of friendship. In London in 2000, Lucy and Dash meet as children and grow ...Read Review
By Maggie O'Farrell -
This is the passionate love story of a glove-maker’s son and Agnes, a wise-woman. It is the tale of an absentee father, ...Read Review
By Zhang Ling -
On the day the Japanese emperor announces his nation’s surrender to the Allied forces, three quite different men, in the unbridled exaltation ...Read Review
By Emma Donoghue -
This novel is set in Dublin during the Halloween of 1918. Nurse Julia Power finds herself solely in charge of a temporary ward in ...Read Review
By Neil Blackmore -
London 1763, and brothers Edgar and Benjamin Bowen are to embark upon The Grand Tour to mainland Europe. They are close in age, around ...Read Review
By Eric Schumacher -
“Oaths are like iron, Torgil,” whispered my father… “You cannot break them. To do so is to bring shame to you and your ...Read Review
By Sarah M. Eden -
After the death of his brother in the American Revolution, Lucas Jonquil set forth to see the world—or at least Europe. Now ...Read Review
By Antonia Hodgson -
The Silver Collar is the fourth in Antonia Hodgson’s series about Thomas Hawkins and Kitty Sparks. I had read the first – The ...Read Review
By M.R.C. Kasasian -
This is the third in Kasasian’s Betty Church murder mystery series. The not-so-sleepy Suffolk village of Sackwater during World War II is ...Read Review
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