The War I Finally Won

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

The War I Finally Won reads like a childhood classic. I suspect it’s destined to become just that for today’s young ...Read Review

Where the Light Falls

By Allison Pataki - By Owen Pataki - Published 2017


Two idealistic young men’s fates entwine during the trial of General Christophe de Kellermann, a hero of the French Revolution. Jean-Luc St. ...Read Review

The Gallery

By Laura Marx Fitzgerald - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

Martha O’Doyle may be 100 years old, but she can still vividly remember events from her childhood. Martha grew up in 1920s New ...Read Review

Sisi: Empress on Her Own

By Allison Pataki - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

The Accidental Empress, Allison Pataki’s introductory novel on Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, is continued in this portrayal of her later years as ...Read Review

Reading Claudius: A Memoir in Two Parts

By Caroline Heller - Published 2015



Caroline Heller’s thoughtful and tender memoir raises the bar considerably for future non-fiction authors. In the first part of her memoir, she ...Read Review

The Truth According to Us

By Annie Barrows - Published 2015


Layla Beck, a beautiful, spoiled Senator’s daughter, lands in small-town West Virginia in the summer of 1938, after her father cuts her off ...Read Review

Dear Mr. Washington

By Lynn Cullen - By Nancy Carpenter (illus.) - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

Written and illustrated with a 5- to 8-year-old audience in mind, Dear Mr. Washington is rollicking fun for the grown-ups involved as well. ...Read Review

The War that Saved My Life

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

Ada has never left her London apartment. Her mother, Mam, a deeply troubled and abusive woman, is too ashamed of Ada’s clubfoot ...Read Review

Road Ends

By Mary Lawson - Published 2013Published 2014


Megan Cartwright is the glue that holds her family together. At twenty-one, she’s never ventured outside the small isolated town of Struan, ...Read Review

A Partial History of Lost Causes

By Jennifer Dubois - Published 2012



In 1979 Leningrad, a stranger, Aleksandr Bezetov, arrives in town from the eastern USSR. He befriends three dissidents, and although Aleksandr is there to ...Read Review