The Lioness

By Chris Bohjalian - Published 2022



1964. Hollywood movie star and American sweetheart Katie Barstow decides to take a small group of friends and family with her and her new ...Read Review

Lessons in Chemistry

By Bonnie Garmus - Published 2022


Garmus tells a familiar story in a completely original voice in her delightful debut novel. Billed as a cross between The Marvelous Mrs. ...Read Review

How to Find Your Way in the Dark

By Derek B. Miller - Published 2022


As the Second World War looms, a young Jewish boy in the United States, Sheldon Horowitz, loses both his parents, one after the ...Read Review

The Lunar Housewife

By Caroline Woods - Published 2022


A novel within a novel is tricky business. For one thing, both stories must be compelling. Secondly, they should be mutually relevant, each ...Read Review

Murder Under Her Skin: A Pentecost and Parker Mystery

By Stephen Spotswood - Published 2021



It’s 1946 New York, and the female detective duo of Lillian Pentecost and Willowjean “Will” Parker have been investigating crimes together now for ...Read Review

The Correspondents: Six Women Writers on the Front Lines of World War II

By Judith Mackrell - Published 2021



This is one of the most fascinating and engrossing books I’ve read in years. Mackrell weaves together the narratives of six heroic ...Read Review

Harlem Shuffle

By Colson Whitehead - Published 2021



In 1960s Harlem, Ray Carney owns his own furniture store and is determined to prove himself as an honest businessman, in stark contrast ...Read Review

The Art of Living

By Stephen Bayley - Published 2021


Any novel, historical or otherwise, that begins with a photograph of the fictional first-person narrator and the caption laconically stating that the subject, ...Read Review

The Dictator’s Muse

By Nigel Farndale - Published 2021



This novel takes as its theme the build up to the 1936 Berlin Olympics, centering on the stories of three British young people caught ...Read Review

The Mad Women’s Ball

By Frank Wynne (trans.) - By Victoria Mas - Published 2021


Paris, 1885. In the Salpȇtrière Asylum, sixteen-year-old Louise is roused from sleep to go to a lecture, of which she will be ...Read Review

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