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Firefly

By Janette Jenkins - Published 2013

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Jamaica 1971, and Sir Noël Coward is in declining health, living out his final years in the sun and heat at his eponymous ...Read Review

Last Friends

By Jane Gardam - Published 2013

Genres:

Saga

This final volume in Gardam’s trilogy rounds out the saga of the complicated relationship between Sir Edward Feathers, his wife Betty, and ...Read Review

Falling to Earth

By Kate Southwood - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

The worst tornado in U.S. history ripped through the Midwest on March 18, 1925. It killed at least 747 people and injured 2,300. The worst hit ...Read Review

I Will Have Vengeance: The Winter of Commissario Ricciardi

By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Maurizio de Giovanni - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Luigi Alfredo Ricciardi is the dapper commissario of police in Naples, Italy. It is March of 1931 when he is called to the Royal ...Read Review

The Eyes of Venice

By Alessandro Barbero - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

I am a lover of Venice, and so when I heard about this book, I jumped on the opportunity to read and review ...Read Review

Lovers

By Daniel Arsand - By Howard Curtis (trans.) - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

Lovers is a short novel set in prerevolutionary France (1749) that illuminates a relationship between Balthazar de Créon, a nobleman, and a 15-year-old ...Read Review

A Winter’s Night

By Christine Fedderson Manfredi (trans.) - By Valerio Massimo Manfredi - Published 2012

Genres:

LiterarySaga

The Brunis are tenant farmers in Italy’s Po Valley at the start of the 20th century. They frequently make their barn available ...Read Review

The Frost on His Shoulders

By Lorenzo Mediano - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

The 1930s in the Spanish Pyrenees, very close to the French border. I found it easy to believe an isolated contemporary valley could ...Read Review

Every Man for Himself

By Beryl Bainbridge - Published 2002Published 2012

Genres:

Nautical

This is a fictionalized account of the sinking of the Titanic, originally published in 1996 and now reissued, as have been so many other ...Read Review

Crusoe’s Daughter

By Jane Gardam - Published 1986Published 2012

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Crusoe’s Daughter, published in 1986, has been reissued to fill the gap between Gardam’s last novel (God on the Rocks, 2010) and her ...Read Review