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Painter to the King

By Amy Sackville - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1622, the artist Diego Velázquez was summoned to Madrid to paint King Philip IV and his courtiers. He remained a member of ...Read Review

West

By Carys Davies - Published 2018

Genres:

LiteraryWestern

This slim volume houses a simple “journey” plot within an incredibly nuanced presentation. Sometime after the Lewis and Clark Expedition, widower Cyrus Bellman ...Read Review

White Houses

By Amy Bloom - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Bloom has created an unforgettable voice for journalist Lorena Hickok, as she reminisces about her decades-long love affair with Eleanor Roosevelt. Both women ...Read Review

The Patriots

By Sana Krasikov - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

Florence Fein leaves Brooklyn during the Depression for promises of love and a future in accord with her communist idealism in the Soviet ...Read Review

The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard

By Ivan Chistyakov - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard is a faithful translation of the diary kept by Ivan Chistyakov, a Russian gulag prison guard ...Read Review

Under the Udala Trees

By Chinelo Okparanta - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

This novel is a gorgeously written homage to love set against the background of Nigeria during a time of civil unrest in the ...Read Review

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

By Madeleine Thien - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

“In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his ...Read Review

A Ghost’s Story

By Lorna Gibb - Published 2015

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A Ghost’s Story is an intriguing book, as it presents the tale of Katie King – not a famous medium but a famous ...Read Review

Signs for Lost Children

By Sarah Moss - Published 2015

Genres:

Saga

1880s England. Signs for Lost Children picks up directly from where Sarah Moss’ previous novel Bodies of Light left off. Freshly qualified doctor, ...Read Review

Swansong 1945

By Walter Kempowski - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

This “collective diary” consisting of excerpts from diaries, letters and official memorandum covers the eighteen day period from Hitler’s final birthday to ...Read Review