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By Katy Simpson Smith -
Two women, one in 2018 and one in 1854, pursue the same task—cataloging the plants that grow in the ruins of the Colosseum in ...Read Review
By Rosalyn Eves -
1817, and three young women travel to London for their first season with very mixed feelings. Thalia Aubrey is not looking for a husband ...Read Review
By Mia Couto -
Couto’s Sands of the Emperor trilogy explores the destruction of a nation and subjugation of its people. This third book relates a ...Read Review
By Moriel Rothman-Zecher -
Leyb, a nineteen-year-old man, is one of two Jewish survivors of a Ukrainian village after a pogrom. He finds refuge in 1930s Philadelphia, ...Read Review
By Jonathan Franzen -
Days before Christmas 1971, long-ignored pressures seethe within the Hildebrandt family, whose patriarch, Russ, is associate pastor of a suburban Chicago church. His eldest ...Read Review
By Adrian Nathan West (trans.) - By Mario Vargas Llosa -
Focusing on the machinations in and around the Guatemalan Revolution and leading up to the civil war of 1944-1960, Nobel recipient Vargas Llosa ...Read Review
By Laurent Binet -
The book opens in AD 1000. Freydis Eriksdottir, Erik the Red’s daughter, leads a band of Viking warriors who travel as far as ...Read Review
By William di Canzio -
William di Canzio retells the ending of E. M. Forster’s novel Maurice from working-class Alec Scudder’s perspective, then carries forward the ...Read Review
By Anna Moschovakis (trans.) - By David Diop -
Alfa, a Senegalese soldier, delivers a harrowing confession from the Western Front of WWI France. (Senegal, then a French colony, contributed thousands of ...Read Review
By Steven Price -
Sicily, after the devastation of the Second World War. We are given the history of the last years of Giuseppe Tomasi, true-life author ...Read Review
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