Farrar Straus & Giroux

Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

By Douglas Smith - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

By any standards, Grigory Rasputin led an extraordinary life. He was born in 1869 in a remote Siberian village; during his twenties, he began ...Read Review

The Tengu’s Game of Go: Book 4 in the Tale of Shikanoko Series

By Lian Hearn - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

“All the pieces were in their positions, and flames were charring the edges. It was time to act… The tengu had already told ...Read Review

A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations

By Juliet Nicholson - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This book focuses on the women of the Sackville-West family through seven biographies.  The first is that of Pepita, who was born in 1830 ...Read Review

The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End

By Robert Gerwarth - Published 2016

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

This book is a fascinating account of civilian and paramilitary events before, during and after the 1914-18 wars in Europe and west Asia, ...Read Review

Shakespeare in Swahililand: In Search of a Global Poet

By Edward Wilson-Lee - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is a scholarly study of the influence of Shakespeare in eastern Africa, from the 19th century to the present. The author takes ...Read Review

By Gaslight

By Steven Price - Published 2016

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

Given its length and structure containing four flashback sections plus an epilogue, By Gaslight appears a daunting read.  However, in this case appearances ...Read Review

The Chosen Ones

By Steve Sem-Sandberg - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

It should be said from the outset: a 576-page book about the worst kind of evil is not easy to read. In fact, ...Read Review

Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was

By Sjόn - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

In 1918, the world is in turmoil. WWI wreaks its havoc in Europe, and the Spanish flu is devastating communities around the world. Distant ...Read Review

Autumn Princess, Dragon Child: Book 2 in the Tale of Shikanoko Series

By Lian Hearn - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

Shikanoko (Shika) continues his quest to find the hidden young and true Emperor of Japan and the Autumn Princess, his love. He now ...Read Review

Lord of the Darkwood: Book 3 in the Tale of Shikanoko Series

By Lian Hearn - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

In medieval times, Japan has been torn asunder by powerful families vying to rule through a false emperor. Yoshimaru, the real emperor, but ...Read Review