Ballantine Books

Black Cake

By Charmaine Wilkerson - Published 2022

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In 2018, after their mother Eleanor’s death, estranged siblings Byron and Benedetta “Benny” Bennett return to their California home for the memorial and ...Read Review

Three Debts Paid: A Daniel Pitt Novel

By Anne Perry - Published 2022

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Mystery/Crime

For those of us who love a legal thriller mixed with a murder mystery, Perry’s latest Daniel Pitt novel provides the perfect ...Read Review

The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle

By Jennifer Ryan - Published 2022

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Saga

One doesn’t often think of World War II novels as “juicy,” but that’s a good way to describe the latest book ...Read Review

Forbidden City

By Vanessa Hua - Published 2022

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Chairman Mao is dead, and Mei is watching the exuberant celebrations in San Francisco with satisfaction. At one time she was within Mao’...Read Review

Elizabeth of York: The Last White Rose (UK) / The Last White Rose: A Novel of Elizabeth of York (US)

By Alison Weir - Published 2022

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Biographical Fiction

Elizabeth of York, whose marriage to Henry VII united the Houses of York and Lancaster after the Wars of the Roses, is not ...Read Review

Violeta

By Isabel Allende - Published 2022

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Literary

One-hundred-year-old Violeta writes her story beginning with her birth in 1920 during the Spanish flu pandemic up to her 2020 death during the current pandemic. ...Read Review

The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post

By Allison Pataki - Published 2022

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Biographical Fiction

This is an absolutely terrific novel. If you want to know more about the 20th century, it’s all here, from the founding ...Read Review

A Darker Reality: An Elena Standish Novel

By Anne Perry - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

Third in the Elena Standish Series, A Darker Reality opens in the spring of 1934, as Elena, an M16 agent, has made the long ...Read Review

A Christmas Legacy (Christmas, 19)

By Anne Perry - Published 2021

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Mystery/Crime

Gracie Tellman, former maid to Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, is enjoying her home and family in Victorian-era London and looking forward to Christmas ...Read Review

The Bohemians

By Jasmin Darznik - Published 2021

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Biographical Fiction

In her second novel, Darznik presents a shimmering portrait of little-known histories: that of an iconic American photographer, a culture, and a city, ...Read Review