Fourth Estate

The Accursed

By Joyce Carol Oates - Published 2013

Genres:

LiteraryThriller

Princeton, 1905. President (of the university, not yet the US) Woodrow Wilson works up to apoplexy in his Herculean struggle against the dean of ...Read Review

Bring Up the Bodies

By Hilary Mantel - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

It is 1535, and Henry VIII has become bored with Anne Boleyn. After upheaving the country and the Church in his efforts to divorce ...Read Review

Enchantments

By Kathryn Harrison - Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

In this novel’s afterword, author Harrison explains that as an 11-year-old she latched onto Robert Massie’s masterful biography, Nicholas and Alexandra. ...Read Review

The War Room

By Bryan Malessa - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

Born in the 1980s, in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, the adopted home of his East Prussian baker father, Sam is the eldest of three ...Read Review

Caleb’s Crossing

By Geraldine Brooks - Published 2011

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Twelve-year-old Bethia Mayfield was raised in a God-fearing colonial household on what is now Martha’s Vineyard, off the Massachusetts coast. It is ...Read Review

Solo

By Rana Dasgupta - Published 2010Published 2011

Genres:

EpicLiterary

Elderly, blind Ulrich lives in a run-down apartment near the train station in Sofia, Bulgaria, where the roof leaks and the cacophony of ...Read Review

Island Beneath the Sea

By Isabel Allende - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

Isabel Allende is at the top of her game in Island Beneath the Sea, a seductive, sprawling historical novel set in Haiti and ...Read Review

Map of the Invisible World

By Tash Aw - Published 2010

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Adam is an orphan, several times over. First, he and his older brother were left at an Indonesian orphanage; then his brother, Johan, ...Read Review

The Man from Saigon

By Marti Leimbach -

Genres:

Adventure

An absorbing, often gripping novel of a young woman reporter on tour in war-torn Vietnam in 1967, The Man from Saigon is gritty, realistic ...Read Review

Wolf Hall

By Hilary Mantel - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

The story of the courtship and marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn is the stuff of legend. I could not imagine it ...Read Review