The Pull of the Stars

By Emma Donoghue - Published 2020



This novel is set in Dublin during the Halloween of 1918. Nurse Julia Power finds herself solely in charge of a temporary ward in ...Read Review

We Germans: A Novel

By Alexander Starritt - Published 2020



This novella comprises a long letter written by a German grandfather, Meissner, to his Scottish grandson, Callum. On a visit, seventeen months in ...Read Review

The Testimony of Alys Twist

By Suzannah Dunn - Published 2020


This is very much a novel which demonstrates the experience and perspective of history from below. Royalty, in this case Queen Mary the ...Read Review

Midnight Atlanta (Darktown)

By Mullen - By Thomas - Published 2020



This is a revelatory historical novel that speaks directly to the language of today. We follow Tommy Smith, an ex-cop turned reporter, who ...Read Review

The Enigma Game

By Elizabeth Wein - Published 2020


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Wein returns to her ever-increasing cadre of young pilots, spies, and support crew in this additional prequel to her award-winning World War II ...Read Review

They Went Left

By Monica Hesse - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Abek to Zofia. A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. This is what Zofia told her brother ...Read Review

How High the Moon

By Karyn Parsons - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

What are the ingredients of a happy childhood? Karyn Parsons answers this question in her stunningly beautiful novel set in Clarendon County, South ...Read Review

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

By Tom Holland - Published 2019



Dominion is a big book. Not only in length – although topping 500 pages, this shouldn’t be discounted – but in the sheer amount of ...Read Review

The Vexations

By Caitlin Horrocks - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Erik Satie (1866-1925) became a famous composer during La Belle Époque in Paris.  This novel is a creative depiction of what was behind ...Read Review

Summer of ’69

By Elin Hilderbrand - Published 2019


Set on the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, this debut historical novel from “summer read” veteran ...Read Review