A Million Years in a Day: A Curious History of Everyday Life

By Greg Jenner - Published 2016



Forgive Greg Jenner the hyperbole of his title, since “30,000 Years in a Day” would not have had the same ring. Nonetheless, this survey ...Read Review

The Muse

By Jessie Burton - Published 2016


In her second novel (after The Miniaturist, 2014), Burton links two talented young women of different generations with the fate of a magnificent lost ...Read Review

The Water of Life (Uisge Beatha)

By Daniel Marchildon - By Mārta Ziemelis (trans.) - Published 2015



In 1996, John MacPhearson, the proprietor of Toronto’s poshest Scotch bar, tastes a dram of whisky from the old-fashioned bottle offered to him ...Read Review

Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle

By Mark Braude - Published 2016



When you hear “Monte Carlo,” you probably imagine sandy beaches, sports cars, beautiful people, architecturally impressive casinos, and money. You’d be right, ...Read Review

The Dollhouse

By Fiona Davis - Published 2016


1952. When 17-year-old Darby McLaughlin moves from Defiance, Ohio to New York to take a secretarial course, she quickly falls under the spell of ...Read Review

Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings

By Stephen O’Connor - Published 2016


Biographical FictionLiterary

A brilliant, inventive debut novel, Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings presents these two historical figures in intimate detail well beyond the historical ...Read Review

Isabella’s Book

By Alison Mukherjee - Published 2016


Set in 18th-century Cumberland, this absorbing story follows the lives of Isabella, George and Isaac – childhood friends who grow old without losing touch ...Read Review

The Memory of Us

By Camille Di Maio - Published 2016


England, 1961. The suicide attempt of a lonely midwife is interrupted by a boy whose mother has gone into premature labor. When the midwife ...Read Review

In the Light of What We See

By Sarah Painter - Published 2016


In the Light of What We See tells the stories of two women separated by 80 years. The contemporary story of Mina Morgan is ...Read Review

Journey of the Dead: The Trinity Conspiracy, Book 1

By A. C. Townsend - Published 2014



In Journey of the Dead, the first book in A. C. Townsend’s unusual and ultimately highly readable Trinity Conspiracy series, sixteen-year-old Sarah ...Read Review