2008 (US)

The Women

By T.C. Boyle - Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)


Biographical Fiction

The visionary, egocentric subject of this book, architect/designer Frank Lloyd Wright, changed the course of history. Whatever his faults, foibles, or eccentricities, ...Read Review

Death of a Pilgrim

By David Dickinson - Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)



It is 1905 in New York City. Millionaire tycoon Michael Delaney’s son is near death at St. Vincent Hospital amidst avid prayers and ...Read Review

Fallen Skies

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2006 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


Still in her teens in 1920, Lily Valance is embarking on a promising stage career as a singer. She is exceptionally beautiful and captivates ...Read Review


By Laurie Halse Anderson - Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)


Children/Young Adult

Teenaged Isabel and her five-year-old sister Ruth had understood they would be freed upon the death of their owner. But the recent Revolutionary ...Read Review

The Lost City of Z

By David Grann - Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)



Since the 15th century when Spanish invaders first contacted indigenous people in the Amazon basin, there have been rumors of a fabulous El ...Read Review

The Popes of Avignon: A Century in Exile

By Edwin Mullins - Published 2008 (US)Published 2009 (UK)



In the 14th century, Avignon, a small Provençal town beside the Rhone River, became the site of the papal court. Because of ...Read Review

Silesian Station

By David Downing - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



American journalist John Russell arrives home in Berlin after a trip to the States in the summer of 1939. After dropping his son off ...Read Review

The Red Scarf

By Kate Furnivall - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


The Red Scarf is an epic tale of survival and hope in Stalinist Russia. It is 1933, and Sofia and Anna have already been ...Read Review

The Spies at Warsaw

By Alan Furst - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)



In the autumn of 1937, Warsaw was still a city at peace, although wary eyes looked to the West with anxiety. Germany was firmly ...Read Review

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

By Annie Barrows - By Mary Ann Shaffer - Published 2008 (UK)Published 2008 (US)


It’s a good bet that many people don’t know (or remember) that Britain’s Channel Islands—Jersey and Guernsey, just off ...Read Review