Houghton Mifflin

The Invention of Everything Else

By Samantha Hunt - Published 2008

Genres:

AdventureTime-slip

  In 1943 Louisa and her father Walter live alone in a house in Hell’s Kitchen. Louisa is a chambermaid at the Hotel ...Read Review

The Hearts of Horses

By Molly Gloss - Published 2007

Genres:

Western

The ranchers of 1917 Elwha County, Oregon, might have expected a female stranger to be a “land girl,” a city-dweller come to play cowgirl ...Read Review

The Welsh Girl

By Peter Ho Davies - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

This first novel by Peter Ho Davies, named one of Britain’s best young novelists, chronicles the life of young Esther Evans as ...Read Review

The Last Empress

By Anchee Min - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Set in the twilight days of Imperial China, The Last Empress continues the tale begun in Empress Orchid: the life of Tzu Hsi, ...Read Review

The Visible World

By Mark Slouka - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

This is a book about a love triangle, one woman loved by two men. It should be tense and fraught with conflict. Instead ...Read Review

Charity Girl

By Michael Lowenthal - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Charity Girl explores the little-known to virtually-unheard-of subject of the internment of thousands of American females alleged to be prostitutes in order to ...Read Review

I Want to Live: The Diary of a Young Girl in Stalin’s Russia

By Nina Lugovskaya (transl. Andrew Bromfield) - Published 2006Published 2007

Genres:

Nonfiction

What an extraordinary insight Nina gives us into the closed world of Stalinist Russia. Starting in 1932, when Nina was nearly fourteen years old, ...Read Review

Gatsby’s Girl

By Caroline Preston - Published 2006

Genres:

Literary

In 1915, F. Scott Fitzgerald met a society girl, Ginevra King, with whom he had a brief romance before she lost interest in him. ...Read Review

The Great Match Race

By John Eisenberg - Published 2006

Genres:

Nonfiction

On May 27, 1823, 60,000 people crammed into the Union Course on Long Island, New York, eager to see a thrilling horse race settle the burning ...Read Review

Afterlands

By Steven Heighton - Published 2006

Genres:

EpicLiterary

In 1871 a thwarted American expedition to the Arctic casts 19 survivors adrift on an ice floe off the coast of Greenland – one white and ...Read Review