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A Single Swallow

By Zhang Ling - Published 2020



On the day the Japanese emperor announces his nation’s surrender to the Allied forces, three quite different men, in the unbridled exaltation ...Read Review

The Empress: A Novel

By Laura Martínez-Belli - Published 2020


Biographical FictionSaga

Wanting to establish Mexico as a part of France, in 1863 Napoleon appoints Archduke Maximilian of Austria as emperor. Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte, ...Read Review

An Artificial Light (The Photographer’s Saga)

By Petra Durst-Benning - Published 2020



This is the sequel to The Photographer, continuing Mimi Reventlow’s story as a photographer in 1911 Laichingen, Germany. Mimi is on cloud nine, ...Read Review

The Photographer (The Photographer’s Saga)

By Edwin Miles (trans.) - By Petra Durst-Benning - Published 2020



Mimi Reventlow rejects a marriage proposal in 1905 Esslingen, Germany, because she has no desire to become a housewife. She wants to follow in ...Read Review

Anywhere But Home

By Daniel Speck - By Jaime McGill (trans.) - Published 2020



Milan, 2014. After an exhausting fashion show, 36-year-old Julia, a German dress designer, meets an older, distinguished-looking German gentleman. He introduces himself as Vincent, ...Read Review

The Master’s Apprentice: A Retelling of the Faust Legend

By Oliver Pötzsch - Published 2020


Pötzsch’s popular Hangman’s Daughter series of historical mysteries has reached eight volumes, but the prolific author switches gears in this ...Read Review

The Girl with the Golden Scissors

By Julia Drosten - Published 2020


This novel is a mesmerizing story of an orphaned little girl growing up in Vienna in the years before World War I. It ...Read Review

The Shattered Portrait (Belle Epoque Mystery)

By Alexandra Maldwyn-Davies (trans.) - By Alice Quinn - Published 2020



Quinn’s second mystery in the Belle Époque series is set in Cannes, using the 1883 real estate scandal of the ‘Boulevard de la ...Read Review

The Binder of Lost Stories

By Cristina Caboni - Published 2020


In Rome, Sofia is unhappy in her childless five-year marriage to Alberto, a businessman. She misses her former life as a librarian, her ...Read Review

The King of Warsaw

By Szczepan Twardoch - Published 2020



Imagine a Polish, Jewish Godfather. Imagine one more brutal, more alien, more complex, eerier, and better written than Mario Puzo’s 1969 blockbuster. Like ...Read Review