2009

The Virgin Queen’s Daughter

By Ella March Chase - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Who is Elinor de Lacy, and why is she the protagonist of this novel? Chase takes us on a merry, and not-so-merry, journey ...Read Review

Etta

By Gerald Kolpan - Published 2009

Genres:

Western

Very little is known about Etta Place, the lover of the Sundance Kid. In this warm, deftly plotted novel, Gerald Kolpan gives the ...Read Review

The Lost Quilter

By Jennifer Chiaverini - Published 2009

Genres:

Epic

More than one story must be repeatedly told so that we remember! In a northern American town, Sylvia Bergstrom discovers a packet of ...Read Review

Sweetsmoke

By David Fuller - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

By 1862, a slave named Cassius has worked his entire life for the white plantation owner of Sweetsmoke. Because of his experience as a ...Read Review

Guernica

By Dave Boling - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

In April 1937, the small Spanish town of Guernica, the center of Basque culture and tradition in Spain, was destroyed by German bombers as ...Read Review

The Seamstress

By Frances De Pontes Peebles - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

AdventureSaga

Orphaned at a young age, sisters Emilia and Luzia dos Santos are raised by their Aunt Sofia, a seamstress in the town of ...Read Review

Submariner

By Alexander Fullerton - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Nautical

Think of all those submarine films from the 1940s and 1950s that turn up on the afternoon TV schedules. Submariner is like these, ...Read Review

Pharmakon

By Dirk Wittenborn - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Pharmakon had me, if not by the first sentence, then certainly by the end of the first page. This elegantly written and often ...Read Review

The 19th Wife

By David Ebershoff - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

If you are contemplating a polygamous lifestyle, this novel will talk you out of it. The author wants us to know that plural ...Read Review

On Beale Street

By Ronald Kidd - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Readers of On Beale Street will be plunged into the dynamic music culture of 1954 Memphis, Tennessee. Johnny Ross loves the blues, but being ...Read Review