2006 (US)

The Forgotten Family

By Beryl Matthews - Published 2006 (US)Published 2015 (UK)


In 1890, Queenie Bonner is a happy and boisterous two-year old living in the slums of London. When she is ‘sold’ by her parents ...Read Review

Set In Stone

By Linda Newbery - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



Set near Chichester in Victorian England, the title refers to carvings of the North, South and East winds mounted on three of the ...Read Review

Dawn of Empire

By Sam Barone - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



On the eastern bank of the Tigris five thousand years ago, Orak grew into a rich and powerful village, settled by merchants, traders ...Read Review

The Book of Samson

By David Maine - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)


Biographical Fiction

An angel announces to Samson’s barren mother that she will give birth to a son who will be remembered for his mighty ...Read Review

The Afghan Campaign

By Steven Pressfield - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



Pressfield has penned an astonishing story about a young soldier coming of age during a brutal war. In the process, he opens a ...Read Review

Queen of Swords

By Sara Donati - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



Sara Donati revives the sweeping, no-holds-barred historical sagas of the 1970s and 1980s in Queen of Swords, the fifth book in her Bonner ...Read Review

To the Ends of the Earth: A Sea Trilogy

By William Golding - Published 2005 (UK)Published 2006 (US)



Rites of Passage, the first novel of this trilogy, won the Booker Prize; Golding is also a Nobel laureate, a master of language, ...Read Review

Measuring the World

By Daniel Kehlmann (trans. Carol Brown Janeway) - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)


Biographical Fiction

With its lively translation, Daniel Kehlmann’s Measuring the World tells the parallel stories of two scientists who were child prodigies, Alexander von ...Read Review

Crimson Portrait

By Jody Shields - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



In 1915, Catherine, an Englishwoman grieving for her husband who has died on a WWI battlefield, turns over their country mansion to the army ...Read Review

The Book Thief

By Marcus Zusak - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



1939, Nazi Germany. Liesel Meminger, the daughter of a communist, is the eponymous Book Thief, and her story is told by Death. Even before ...Read Review