Fourth Estate

Barkskins

By Annie Proulx - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

What is it that makes Annie Proulx’s voice so compelling, so completely her own? She creates characters and situations and then sits ...Read Review

Winter

By Christopher Nicholson - Published 2015Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Thomas Hardy was a prolific 19th-century novelist and poet, whose books about life and love in rural England used to be staples on ...Read Review

Stalin’s Daughter

By Rosemary Sullivan - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

Born in 1926, Svetlana Stalina was raised in the Kremlin. When she was six, her mother committed suicide. Relatives were executed in the purges; ...Read Review

A Reunion of Ghosts

By Judith Claire Mitchell - Published 2015

Genres:

Saga

Lady, Vee and Delph Alter are three sisters in their forties, writing what they describe as a family memoir, a quasi-confessional and a ...Read Review

John the Pupil

By David Flusfeder - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)

Genres:

Literary

In 1217, friar and magus Roger Bacon, an inventor and scientist, is teacher to a young man named John at a Franciscan monastery outside ...Read Review

We Are Not Ourselves

By Matthew Thomas - Published 2014

Genres:

Saga

What are the effects of a devastating illness on a family? How does a family adapt to a new normal when nothing will ...Read Review

Goddess

By Kelly Gardiner - Published 2014Published 2015-04-09

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Motherless Julie d’Aubigny is brought up in the palatial stables of Versailles by her fencing-instructor father. He treats her much as any ...Read Review

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr - Published 2014

Genres:

Literary

Sometimes a novel doesn’t merely transport. It immerses, engulfs, keeps you caught within its words until the very end, when you blink ...Read Review

The Valley of Amazement

By Amy Tan - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

If you are interested in immersing yourself in the elaborate culture of the Chinese courtesan’s life of the early 20th century, then ...Read Review

House of Earth

By Woody Guthrie - Published 2013

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“Life’s pretty tough—you’re lucky if you live through it.” This quote from Woody Guthrie sums up the outlook of the ...Read Review