Algonquin

On Agate Hill

By Lee Smith - Published 2006

Genres:

Literary

Lee Smith is a talented novelist who has written an absorbing novel of the post-Civil War South. Molly Petree is an orphan living ...Read Review

Saving the World

By Julia Alvarez - Published 2006

Genres:

Saga

  This book is composed of several layers, like a torte. In present-day America we have Alma, turning fifty, depressed and lost; we ...Read Review

Water for Elephants

By Sara Gruen - Published 2006

Genres:

Epic

  “’Gritty” is the word on the cover, but “nasty,” perhaps, is nearer the mark. Jacob Jankowski knew some nasty characters back in 1931. ...Read Review

The Saint of Lost Things

By Christopher Castellani - Published 2005

Genres:

Saga

Christopher Castellani’s second novel is a sequel to his first, A Kiss from Maddalena. Maddalena is now married to Antonio Grasso and ...Read Review

Poe & Fanny

By John May - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This interesting first novel by John May takes place in the literary world of New York City in 1845. Edgar Allan Poe is 36 years ...Read Review

A Parchment Of Leaves

By Silas House - Published 2002

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In his first novel, Clay’s Quilt, Silas House explored how the ties to family and land influence life in eastern Kentucky. In ...Read Review

In the Name of Salome

By Julia Alvarez - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Alvarez alternates between the story of Salome Urena, a poet in the politically turbulent Dominican Republic of the nineteenth century and that of ...Read Review

Gap Creek (Oprah’s Book Club)

By Robert Morgan - Published 1999

Genres:

Literary

“A story of a marriage from the Poet Laureate of Appalachia,” the publisher tells us, along with the – probably economically more salient – fact ...Read Review