Farrar Straus & Giroux

Mount Pleasant

By Amy Reid (trans.) - By Patrice Nganang - Published 2016



A young but intelligent and open student has returned to Cameroon in the year 2001, anxious to research the history of her people and ...Read Review

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos

By Dominic Smith - Published 2016


This is a beautifully written, gripping historical novel centered on the forgery of a Dutch Golden Age painting and two women: the one ...Read Review

Emperor of the Eight Islands: Book 1 in the Tale of Shikanoko

By Lian Hearn - Published 2016



Kazumaru, whose father has died and whose mother has joined a Buddhist convent in her overwhelming sorrow, knows his Uncle Sademasa plans to ...Read Review


By David Means - Published 2016


Alternate History

The conceit of Hystopia, author David Means’ first novel, is that the novel it contains was written by a Vietnam vet, Eugene Allen, ...Read Review

The Crime and the Silence: A Quest for the Truth of a Wartime Massacre

By Alissa Valles (trans.) - By Anna Bikont - Published 2015



In 2000, Jan T. Gross published an account of a massacre of the Jewish inhabitants of a small town in eastern Poland, Jedwabne, in ...Read Review

Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff: Soldier, Spy and Translator

By Jean Findlay - Published 2015



Reading Jean Findlay’s lovingly told biography of her mother’s great-uncle, C.K. Scott Montcrieff (1890-1930) feels, at times, like a literary ...Read Review

Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America

By Michael A. McDonnell - Published 2015



This well-documented study convincingly argues that Great Lakes Indians were skilled diplomats and active agents in many phases of American history.  The Anishinaabeg, ...Read Review

The Lost Time Accidents

By John Wray - Published 2016



Taken together, John Wray’s first three novels clearly demonstrate his facility in representing a broad, eclectic range of subjects, time periods, and ...Read Review

Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham

By Emily Bingham - Published 2015



Perhaps the most important task of the biographer is not just to tell the facts but to put the subject’s life in ...Read Review

Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad

By Brian A. Catlos - Published 2014



If you’re looking for a source to simplify your cast of characters or timeline for a black-and-white novel of the Crusades or ...Read Review