The Good Assassin

By Paul Vidich - Published 2017



Oh, Cuba. Castro casts a long shadow, making it difficult to remember when he wasn’t in power. The Good Assassin takes the ...Read Review

The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson

By Nancy Peacock - Published 2017


Persimmon “Persy” Wilson, a former slave, has only a short time to live before his hanging. Tried and convicted of killing his former ...Read Review

Stolen Beauty

By Laurie Lico Albanese - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Vienna at the turn of the 20th century was a hotbed for modern thinkers, artists, and supporters of the arts. One of the ...Read Review

The Explorers Guild: Volume One: A Passage to Shambhala

By Jon Baird - By Kevin Costner - By Rick Ross (illus.) - By Stephen Meyer - Published 2015



This uniformly grand work of imagination brought a smile to my face the second I opened the cover, and 700 some-odd pages flew by ...Read Review

The German Girl

By Armando Lucas Correa - By Nick Caistor (trans.) - Published 2016Published 2017


Berlin in 1939 is seen through the eyes of Hannah Rosenthal, who starts her tale with “I was almost twelve years old when I ...Read Review

The Rivals of Versailles

By Sally Christie - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

The Rivals of Versailles, the second book in the Mistresses of Versailles trilogy, tells the story of King Louis XV’s most powerful ...Read Review

Napoleon’s Last Island

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2015Published 2016


Biographical FictionLiterary

The story of Napoleon’s last years on Saint Helena is more legend than history to anyone who has studied history from an ...Read Review

Prayers the Devil Answers

By Sharyn McCrumb - Published 2016



Rules matter, especially in magic, so the Dumb Supper ritual practiced by a Southern mountain community’s maidens to lure their future husbands ...Read Review


By Thomas Mullen - Published 2016



In 1948, the city of Atlanta hires its first African-American police officers. Although uniformed and armed, the eight new officers find they are still ...Read Review

The House Between Tides

By Sarah Maine - Published 2014Published 2016


Hetty, running from an uncomfortable relationship, travels to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. It’s 2010, and she’s purchased the estate ...Read Review