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Varina

By Charles Frazier - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

At Saratoga Springs in 1906, the widowed Varina Howell Davis relates pieces of her life’s journey to visitor James Blake (aka “Jimmie Limber”), ...Read Review

Tangerine

By Christine Mangan - Published 2018

Genres:

Thriller

Christine Mangan’s debut novel, Tangerine, takes us into the twisting and menacing streets and alleyways of 1950s Tangier, Morocco. Beginning as a ...Read Review

The War Bride’s Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures

By Caroline Preston - Published 2017

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Preston, author of the acclaimed scrapbook novel The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt, delivers again with her second foray into this niche genre, presenting ...Read Review

The Twelve-Mile Straight

By Eleanor Henderson - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

In Depression-era rural Georgia, twin babies are born to Elma Jesup. This would not normally be cause for any eyebrows to be raised, ...Read Review

The Muse

By Jessie Burton - Published 2016

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In her second novel (after The Miniaturist, 2014), Burton links two talented young women of different generations with the fate of a magnificent lost ...Read Review

The Girl from the Garden

By Parnaz Foroutan - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

In present-day Los Angeles, Mahboubeh, an elderly woman, sits in her picturesque garden and, while looking through photographs, recollects her family’s lives ...Read Review

Church of Marvels

By Leslie Parry - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

This is a book of hate and violence. Starting in a fairground on New York’s Coney Island in 1895, a mother and her ...Read Review

Mislaid

By Nell Zink - Published 2015

Genres:

Literary

Following the success of Wallcreeper—which she wrote in four days—and with her much ballyhooed relationship with Jonathan Franzen, one can’t ...Read Review

Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

By Mary Doria Russell - Published 2015

Genres:

Western

One chapter in this novel begins: “Tombstone was glad to see the end of 1881. Hell of a year, everyone said, shaking their heads. ...Read Review

The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

By Thomas Asbridge - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

Thomas Asbridge’s highly readable book on the life of the medieval knight, William Marshal, is effectively aimed at both lay and academic ...Read Review