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By Jayne Anne Phillips -
In April 1874, ConaLee accompanies her mother and the man she calls “Papa” to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in the new-ish state of West ...Read Review
By James Ellroy -
California in the hot summer of 1962. A character from Ellroy’s Underworld USA trilogy, Freddie Otash, is resuscitated. He is a former cop, ...Read Review
By Tania James -
The word that does justice to the British Raj’s plunder in India had to be borrowed: “Loot,” as Tania James has explained ...Read Review
By William Boyd -
The Romantic, William Boyd’s seventeenth novel, takes the form of a personal narrative and life story. A sweeping adventure covering almost an ...Read Review
By Susanna Moore -
Sarah, a luckless woman in mid-19th century America, flees her abusive husband, leaving her daughter behind. She ends up in Minnesota, where ...Read Review
By Alice Winn -
When war begins in 1914, Ellwood and Gaunt are seventeen, in their last year at their British boarding school. Almost immediately, their school newspaper ...Read Review
By Jo Baker -
The author of the internationally best-selling Longbourn returns with a new novel that is so much more than the love and war story ...Read Review
By Ian McEwan -
Roland Baines, aged 11, arrives in England with his parents. Having lived in Libya, his father in the British army posted there, Roland has ...Read Review
By Russell Banks -
The quest for a perfect society is woven into the American experience. Through his bittersweet novel, Banks explores the flaws in the design ...Read Review
By Maggie O'Farrell -
Maggie O’Farrell follows her award-winning Hamnet with another touching tragedy of a young life cut short. Lucrezia de’ Medici is 15 when, upon ...Read Review
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