The Valley of Amazement

By Amy Tan - Published 2013



If you are interested in immersing yourself in the elaborate culture of the Chinese courtesan’s life of the early 20th century, then ...Read Review

My Ghosts

By Mary Swan - Published 2013



It might be said that Canadian author Mary Swan’s latest novel, My Ghosts, isn’t for everyone. Readers, for example, who like ...Read Review

Waiting for the Queen

By Joanna Higgins - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

Eugenie de la Roque is fifteen when she and her parents leave France, the revolutionaries having burned their grand maison and killed some ...Read Review

The King’s Grave: The Discovery of Richard III’s Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds

By Michael Jones - By Philippa Langley - Published 2013



The King’s Grave is a history-making book which I had trouble putting down. The final hours of Richard III, England’s last ...Read Review

Newport Summer

By Nikki Poppen - Published 2013



Gannon Maddox, Earl of Camberly, has everything a gentleman of the ton needs except the money to support all the trappings of an ...Read Review

Saving Mozart: The Diary of Otto J. Steiner

By Howard Curtis (trans.) - By Raphaël Jerusalmy - Published 2013


Raphaël Jerusalmy, a Sorbonne graduate and formerly of Israeli Military Intelligence, invokes Anne Frank in his first novel. Like Frank’s diary, ...Read Review

Evangeline for Young Readers

By Helene Boudreau - By Patsy MacKinnon (illus.) - Published 2013


Children/Young Adult

The story of Evangeline has been forever retold throughout Acadian history. Based on Longfellow’s poem about Evangeline and the Acadian deportation, in ...Read Review

Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II

By Arthur Herman - Published 2013



Arthur Herman states that the forgotten heroes of World War II were American businessmen. Herman is not alone in assuming that the United ...Read Review

Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women

By Kate Cooper - Published 2013



The author, a professor of ancient history at the University of Manchester, offers up a mix of Bible stories, cultural history of the ...Read Review

Esther the Queen

By H. B. Moore - Published 2013



Enjoying an evening walk without wearing their veils, young Esther and her friend come across an agreeable stranger having difficulty with a well. ...Read Review