The Woman at 1,000 Degrees

By Brian Fitzgibbon (trans.) - By Hallgrímur Helgason - Published 2018



Whilst telephone-canvassing during the 2006 Icelandic municipal elections, the author encountered an opinionated, irascible, mischievous old lady who had been living alone in a ...Read Review

Savage Country

By Robert Olmstead - Published 2017



It’s 1873, and the vast American West is a place of wondrous untamed natural beauty and unrestrained violence. Elizabeth Coughlin, a lovely widow ...Read Review

The Lost History of Stars

By Dave Boling - Published 2016Published 2017



By September 1900, the Anglo-Boer War has been fought for a year. Members of the Venter family are Afrikaners trying to protect their land ...Read Review

The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts

By Avi - Published 2017


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Oliver Cromwell Pitts, born decades after the Restoration deposed his grim namesake, awakens in the middle of the night with his coastal home ...Read Review

The Second Mrs. Hockaday

By Susan Rivers - Published 2017



The Second Mrs. Hockaday is Susan Rivers’ debut novel, but she is no stranger to writing, as she was once a playwright and ...Read Review

Anton and Cecil: Cats Aloft

By Lisa Martin - By Valerie Martin - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

Cat brothers Anton and Cecil are headed home after an adventure involving a missing mouse, when they arrive in Chicago during the World’...Read Review

The Atomic Weight of Love

By Elizabeth J. Church - Published 2016


In Elizabeth J. Church’s debut novel, she tackles a topic some might feel has been written to death: feminism. But in her ...Read Review

As Good As Gone

By Larry Watson - Published 2016



Seventy-year-old WWII veteran Calvin Sidey lives alone in a trailer on the scrubby plains of eastern Montana. His ranch hand jobs are drying ...Read Review

We Love You, Charlie Freeman

By Kaitlyn Greenidge - Published 2016



In her debut novel, Kaitlyn Greenidge sets a high bar for future books. This unusual novel about a chimp and a human family ...Read Review

The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain, and the Rise of American Imperialism

By Mark Zwonitzer - Published 2016



What do John Hay, American Ambassador to England and later Secretary of State, and Mark Twain, great American novelist, share in common? Both ...Read Review

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