Algonquin

The Road from Gap Creek

By Robert Morgan - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

Robert Morgan’s masterpiece, Gap Creek, came out in 1999 and was an Oprah pick. This new novel continues the story of the Richards ...Read Review

Guests on Earth

By Lee Smith - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

The narrator of Lee Smith’s (Fair and Tender Ladies, The Last Girls) latest novel is thirteen in 1926, when she is admitted to ...Read Review

Is This Tomorrow

By Caroline Leavitt - Published 2013

Genres:

LiteraryThriller

Single mother Ava Lark is doing everything she can to raise her son alone. In the 1950s in Waltham, Massachusetts, a divorced Jewish ...Read Review

The Third Son

By Julie Wu - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

Saburo and his family live in Japanese-occupied Taoyuan (Taiwan) in the 1930s. Her father has learned to adapt to the oppressors and assumed ...Read Review

The Beach at Galle Road

By Joanna Luloff - Published 2012

Genres:

Short Stories

Technically, The Beach at Galle Road is a collection of short stories, but they can’t be read independently of each other. Each ...Read Review

The Receptionist

By Janet Groth - Published 2012

Genres:

Nonfiction

During the Fifties, Janet Groth came from the Midwest to the “Big City” of New York straight out of college. She landed a ...Read Review

The Aleppo Codex

By Matti Friedman - Published 2012

Genres:

Nonfiction

A codex called the Crown begins life in 930 AD Tiberius at the hand of a rabbinical scribe. It is masoretic, meaning it includes ...Read Review

Heading Out to Wonderful

By Robert Goolrick - Published 2012

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In Robert Goolrick’s second novel, Charlie Beale arrives at Brownsburg, Virginia in 1948. Beale is carrying two suitcases; one is filled with butcher ...Read Review

The Coldest Night

By Robert Olmstead - Published 2012

Genres:

Military

It’s an old story – boy falls in love with the wrong girl and runs off to escape the longing. But Robert Olmstead’...Read Review

The Frozen Rabbi

By Steve Stern - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

Starting with the humorous title, this literary, quasi-historical novel comes with its own background “chuckle track” – you won’t be able to stop ...Read Review