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The Faithful Executioner

By Joel F. Harrington - Published 2013

Genres:

Nonfiction

In the latter half of the 16th Century and the first years of the 17th, Meister Frantz Schmidt was the official executioner for ...Read Review

The Druggist of Auschwitz

By Dieter Schlesak - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This work, described as a ‘documentary novel’, follows the true story of Dr. Victor Capesius, an ethnic German pharmacist from Transylvania who eventually ...Read Review

Charles ll and the Restoration: A Gambling Man

By Jenny Uglow - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

Charles was a consummate risk-taker – a different playing card marks each section in the book – and in this intricate portrait of the first ...Read Review

Shadow and Light

By Jonathan Rabb - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

  Hard-boiled chief inspector Nikolai Hoffner thinks he has seen all the dirt that 1927 Berlin has to offer until he is called to ...Read Review

Bright Young People: The Lost Generation of London’s Jazz Age

By D.J. Taylor - Published 2008Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

For American readers, the phrase “lost generation” conjures up the names Hemingway and Fitzgerald and other arty types who spent the 1920s in ...Read Review

The Story of a Marriage

By Andrew Sean Greer - Published 2008

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

This is a book that prides itself on its plot surprises, and begs readers not to give them away. So, to provide the ...Read Review

Empire Rising

By Thomas Kelly - Published 2005

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomanceSaga

The Empire State Building is a character in itself in Empire Rising, Thomas Kelly’s homage to New York City on the cusp ...Read Review

Gilead

By Marilynne Robinson - Published 2004Published 2005

Genres:

Saga

John Ames, a third-generation preacher, is dying of heart disease. It is 1956, and he decides to write a journal of his life for ...Read Review

Conspirators

By Michael Andre Bernstein - Published 2004

Genres:

Thriller

“…lately I have been thinking about a child who is left in the care of indifferent strangers…or a shell-shocked soldier from a ...Read Review

The Monsters of St. Helena

By Brooks Hansen - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

The Monsters of St. Helena could be considered an island’s viewpoint of the events occurring within her precincts. It is not only ...Read Review