On Wine-Dark Seas: A Novel of Odysseus and His Fatherless Son Telemachus

By Tad Crawford - Published 2023



After 20 years of war and wanderings, Odysseus, hero of the Iliad and protagonist of the Odyssey, returns to Ithaca to face his greatest ...Read Review

The Maiden of All Our Desires

By Peter Manseau - Published 2022



Faith, love, and loss in the time of the Black Death are hypnotically portrayed in The Maiden of All Our Desires by Peter ...Read Review

Love, Theodosia: A Novel of Theodosia Burr and Philip Hamilton

By Lori Anne Goldstein - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

First, a confession: I’ve never seen Hamilton, and haven’t heard the song that inspired this novel. But I have heard of ...Read Review

Keeping Secrets

By Bina Bernard - Published 2021


On the eve of the end of the world for many of Poland’s Jews, a father and mother must make a terrible ...Read Review

The Russian Key

By Jeri Laber - Published 2021



After a stultifying year of translating documents from Russian to English in the early 1960s, Kate Landau is frustrated that her CIA career ...Read Review

An Unofficial Marriage

By Joie Davidow - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

The love story between the Russian writer Ivan Turgenev and the opera singer and composer Pauline Viardot is reimagined in this novel by ...Read Review

The Candlelit Menagerie

By Caraline Brown - Published 2020


London, late 18th century. The roar of a lion calls to her, so Lillian follows the sound to a menagerie full of exquisite ...Read Review

Raphael, Painter in Rome

By Stephanie Storey - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Stephanie Storey follows up her stunning debut, Oil and Marble, a novel about the rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo, with another brilliant novel ...Read Review

Love Without End: A Story of Heloise and Abelard

By Melvyn Bragg - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

In 12th-century Paris, a learned young woman named Heloise is tutored by the famed philosopher Abelard. The teacher and student soon become lovers, ...Read Review

A Man in Love

By David Dollenmayer (trans.) - By Martin Walser - Published 2019


Biographical FictionLiterary

In the summer of 1823, while on a promenade in Marienbad, Johannes Wolfgang von Goethe, then 73, literary, scientific, and cultural lion, confidant of kings, ...Read Review

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