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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

The Miniaturist

By Jessie Burton - Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Autumn, 1686. Petronella Oortman arrives at the home of her new husband, Johannes Brandt, the wealthiest merchant in Amsterdam. But he is absent, her ...Read Review

The Angel of Losses

By Stephanie Feldman - Published 2014

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

Stephanie Feldman’s debut novel, The Angel of Losses, weaves fable, family, religion and mystery together as she tells the story of two ...Read Review

The Wind Is Not a River

By Brian Payton - Published 2014

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After his brother’s death in World War II and an argument with his wife, journalist John Easley heads north to Alaska’s ...Read Review