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By Lucy Barker -
In 1873, Mrs. Violet Wood is a most respected medium hosting séances in fashionable homes all across London, with her indispensable assistant, Miss ...Read Review
By Charles Frazier -
Directionless young artist Val finds deliverance from the ravages of the Great Depression in an assignment to paint a New Deal mural in ...Read Review
By Yiyun Li -
Two teenage friends in 1950s rural France navigate a stultifying existence. Fabienne is original, bright, and unpredictable; Agnès follows her lead. The ...Read Review
By Rebecca Stott -
AD 500, and sisters Isla and Blue sit on an island in the Thames, watching the tide creep up on the Ghost City, formerly ...Read Review
By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Antonio Scurati -
Benito Mussolini prepares to speak to a small group of people in Milan’s Piazza San Sepolcro on March 23, 1919. His eyes have been ...Read Review
By Honorée Fanonne Jeffers -
In 1973 a baby girl is born to Belle and Geoff Garfield. Ailey Pearl Garfield is a lover of books, a child whose lineage ...Read Review
By Sarah Winman -
Spanning four decades, this novel begins in 1944 as Allied troops liberate Italy. British soldier Ulysses “Temps” Temper meets middle-aged art historian Evelyn Skinner ...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 Steven Conte -
Steven Conte describes his second novel, shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, as the ‘love child’ of War and Peace and the less ...Read Review
By Eleanor Wasserberg -
In 1937 Krakow, Poland, Adam Oderfeldt, a wealthy Jewish entrepreneur, commissions a portrait of his younger daughter, Alicia, as her present for her 12th ...Read Review
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