The Moment Before Drowning

By James Brydon - Published 2018



When Captain Jacques le Garrec returns to his native Brittany in December 1959, his arrival creates a stir, as a former Resistance hero and ...Read Review

Hadriana in All My Dreams

By Kaiama L. Glover (trans.) - By René Depestre - Published 2017



The Haitian Carnival takes place over the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras. René Depestre’s novel, originally published in 1988 and translated into ...Read Review

Dance of the Jakaranda

By Peter Kimani - Published 2017Published 2017-03-16Published 2018



In 1901, a train chugs along Kenya’s Rift Valley on the newly laid tracks from Mombasa to Port Victoria. Seated in the first-class ...Read Review

The Book of Harlan

By Bernice L. McFadden - Published 2016


Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1917, Harlan Elliot is born in Macon, Georgia, the grandson of a revered minister whose daughter and carpenter husband leave their son to ...Read Review

All Waiting Is Long

By Barbara J. Taylor - Published 2016


Sisters. Good relationships or bad, they are fraught with rivalry, jealously, and loyalty. Such it is with Violet and Lily Morgan. After Lily ...Read Review

Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night

By Barbara J. Taylor - Published 2014



Barbara J. Taylor’s debut novel is the moving story of a family from Scranton, Pennsylvania at the turn of the 20th century. ...Read Review


By Laurie Loewenstein - Published 2014


In August 1917, the traveling Chautauqua assembly is filling tents all over the Midwest with programs designed to edify and entertain small-town audiences. Marian ...Read Review

As Flies to Whatless Boys

By Robert Antoni - Published 2013



Sporting surely the funniest title of the year, As Flies to Whatless Boys is a kind of complex word game, a historical narrative ...Read Review

The Night of the Rambler

By Montegue Kobbé - Published 2013


On the night of June 9, 1967, sixteen men from the “forgotten” Caribbean island, Anguilla, including three US mercenaries, had “invaded” St. Kitts. This key ...Read Review

The Family Mansion

By Anthony C. Winkler - Published 2013



A complicated character study and darkly comedic look at early 19th-century plantation life, The Family Mansion tells the story of a young Englishman’...Read Review