The Marrowbone Marble Company

By M. Glenn Taylor - Published 2010



Taylor’s haunting second novel is, like The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, set in hardscrabble West Virginia, where history and characters are at ...Read Review

The Collector of Worlds: A Novel of Sir Richard Francis Burton

By Iliya Troyanov - Published 2009


Biographical Fiction

Sir Richard Francis Burton — British military officer, spy, and gifted linguist — has been the subject of multiple biographies, with conflicting opinions as to ...Read Review

The Outlander

By Gil Adamson - Published 2008



This captivating story opens with a 19-year-old widow running for her life through the woods of western Canada, sometime in the early 20th ...Read Review

Wild Nights! Stories about the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway

By Joyce Carol Oates - Published 2008


Short Stories

The boundless creativity of Joyce Carol Oates tackles American literary greats and their works in a new collection of stories. Imagining the final ...Read Review

The Bloodstone Papers

By Glen Duncan - Published 2007



This story about an Anglo-Indian family, and the bloodstone ring that was stolen from them during the last days of the British Raj, ...Read Review

Hotel de Dream: A New York Novel

By Edmund White - Published 2007


Biographical FictionLiterary

Edmund White uses the life of Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, to present this interesting novel-within-a-novel. Crane is in ...Read Review

Isle of Passion

By Laura Restrepo - By Trans. Dolores M. Koch - Published 2005



Its dual time periods of the beginning and the end of the twentieth century help make Isle of Passion both a mystery and ...Read Review

The Last Shot

By Lynn Schooler - Published 2005



Most readers of Civil War fiction are surprised when novels dealing with naval operations touch on something other than ironclads dueling on America’...Read Review

Your Mouth is Lovely

By Nancy Richler - Published 2003



Miriam was born with a hole in her heart – not a physical hole, but an emptiness left by the death of her brother, ...Read Review