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Jacob’s Ladder

By Ludmila Ulitskaya - Published 2019

Genres:

LiterarySaga

This multi-generational Russian saga covers the period from 1905 until 2011. In 1911, young Jacob Ossetsky meets and falls in love with Marusya Kerns, an aspiring ...Read Review

When the Plums Are Ripe

By Amy Reid (trans.) - By Patrice Nganang - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

In French colonial Cameroon, 1940, the poet and civil servant Pouka returns to his village. He finds his father, a kind of seer, having ...Read Review

The Organs of Sense

By Adam Ehrlich Sachs - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

In 1666, 19-year-old Gottfried Leibniz, not yet famous for inventing calculus, visits an unnamed astronomer who, alone in the scientific universe, has predicted a ...Read Review

Grievous: A Novel

By H.S. Cross - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

This intense, unwieldy, and moving narrative about lives of quiet and not-so-quiet desperation is the sequel to the critically celebrated Wilberforce, set, like ...Read Review

The Secret Wife of Louis XlV: Francoise d’Aubigne, Madame de Maintenon

By Veronica Buckley - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

  When Françoise d’Aubigné was born in a French prison cell to a disgraced criminal and the warden’s daughter, no ...Read Review

Been Here a Thousand Years

By Mariolina Venezia - Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

Life has always been hard in the small southern-Italian farming village of Grottole. The inhabitants give their all to the land, but the ...Read Review

Dancing to “Almendra”

By Mayra Montero (trans. Edith Grossman) - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

To young journalist Joaquin Porrata, an assignment writing about a dead hippopotamus seems like another disappointment in a career full of them. Soon, ...Read Review

The Moments Lost

By Bruce Olds - Published 2007

Genres:

Saga

Olds (Bucking the Tiger, Raising Holy Hell), turns his stylish prose toward turbulent American Progressive Era history in The Moments Lost. He traces ...Read Review

Behold the Many

By Lois Ann Yamanaka - Published 2006

Genres:

Saga

  “Everyone I have ever loved has left me behind.” One character writes these words to another in a letter, but in reality ...Read Review