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The People Speak

By Anthony Arnove - By Colin Firth - Published 2012

Genres:

Nonfiction

You probably know Colin Firth better as an actor than an author, so it may be no surprise to learn that The People ...Read Review

The Fall of the Stone City

By Ismail Kadare - Published 2012Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

The Fall of the Stone City is a translation form the Albanian of a short novel by Ismail Kadare, set in Kadare’s ...Read Review

What Dies in Summer

By Tom Wright - Published 2012

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Wright’s novel can easily be read in a variety of ways. As a Southern Gothic. As a coming-of-age novel. Even as a ...Read Review

Ragnarok: The End of the Gods

By A.S. Byatt - Published 2011Published 2012

Genres:

FantasyLiterary

The Canongate Myth Series has invited prominent authors to retell myths in modern terms. This entry uses Norse, Icelandic and German myths as ...Read Review

Blow on a Dead Man’s Embers

By Mari Strachan - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

The war is over, but it has left its mark on the tiny West Wales village of Non and her family. Men are ...Read Review

Jamrach’s Menagerie

By Carol Birch - Published 2011

Genres:

AdventureFantasyNautical

Sometimes a novel comes along that one reads simply for the pleasure of enjoying the skill (or is it magic?) with which the ...Read Review

The House of the Mosque

By Kader Abdollah - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

Like a lovely dream turned nightmare, The House of the Mosque shakes us awake. The author, Kader Abdollah, a pseudonym, paints the picture ...Read Review

Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World

By Claire Harman - Published 2010

Genres:

Nonfiction

In the last year I’ve reviewed three derivative works of Jane Austen, and in the same period the HNS published upwards of ...Read Review

The Lieutenant

By Kate Grenville - Published 2009Published 2010

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Kate Grenville is a bestselling Australian author who has already written about her country’s convict past. In The Lieutenant she goes back ...Read Review

The Wettest County in the World

By Matt Bondurant - Published 2009Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

During the Prohibition era, moonshine flowed freely through the mountains of Franklin County, Virginia, and few bootleggers were more productive, violent, and notable ...Read Review