2008

The Ingenious Edgar Jones

By Elizabeth Garner - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Picture this: A meteorite spills a shower of stars into the sky one cold February night in 1847 Oxford, England. That same night, Edgar ...Read Review

Marie-Therese: The Fate of Marie Antoinette’s Daughter

By Susan Nagel - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Marie-Therese was the sole member of the Bourbon royal family to survive the French Revolution. She was just seventeen in early 1796 when her ...Read Review

Blown Away

By Joan Hiatt Harlow - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Midway along the Florida Keys lies the island village of Islamorada. The original community was present in the early 1900s, but as described ...Read Review

A Nest of Vipers

By Catherine Johnson - Published 2008

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

London, 1712. Mother Hopkins is the fearsome matriarch of a young criminal gang based in the Nest of Vipers pub. There is Sam, a ...Read Review

Scarper Jack and the Bloodstained Room

By Christopher Russell - Published 2008

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

London, 1860s. Eleven-year-old chimney sweep, Jack Tolchard, is inside the well-to-do Shorey family’s chimney. The walls are thin in places, and he ...Read Review

Patrick Brontë: Father of Genius

By Dudley Green - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Father of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne, as well as their wastrel brother Branwell, Patrick Brontë had the misfortune to outlive all of his ...Read Review

A Voyage Long and Strange

By Tony Horwitz - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a travelogue rather than a history book, written by a journalist, not an historian. The Voyage Long and Strange is a ...Read Review

Leningrad: State of Siege

By Michael Jones - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

The city that was Leningrad for seventy years is St Petersburg again, and trades mainly on its imperial past. But an eternal flame ...Read Review

Tightrope: Six Centuries of a Jewish Dynasty

By Michael Karpin - Published 2008

Genres:

NonfictionSaga

Twenty years ago, journalist Michael Karpin began to write the life story of a successful Brazilian businessman who was a Holocaust survivor. He ...Read Review

The Last Divine Office: Henry Vlll and the Dissolution of the Monasteries

By Geoffrey Moorhouse - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

Beginning in 1536, claiming the loftiest motives, Henry VIII began the dissolution of the monasteries of England. As Geoffrey Moorhouse makes plain in this ...Read Review