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Jack: A Novel

By Marilynne Robinson - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

A very few novelists create worlds—palpable, mappable, 3-D, unique as a scent. Marilynne Robinson’s fictional Gilead, Iowa, is such a world, ...Read Review

The Sword and the Spear (Sands of the Emperor, 2)

By Mia Couto - Published 2020

Genres:

Saga

This tale of star-crossed lovers begins in Mozambique in 1895, in a boat on the Inharrime River with 15-year-old Imani Nsambe, her father, and ...Read Review

Traitor: A Novel of World War II

By Amanda McCrina - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In the summer of 1944, the Russian army occupies the Polish city of Lwow. There, the novel opens on seventeen-year-old Tolya, a half-Polish, half-Ukrainian ...Read Review

All He Knew

By Helen Frost - Published 2020

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

The setting of this narrative is a small town and an institution in the United States during the period 1933–1945, the first twelve years ...Read Review

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