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How High the Moon

By Karyn Parsons - Published 2019

Genres:

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

Genres:

Nonfiction

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

Genres:

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

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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

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral (Revolution of Marina M.)

By Janet Fitch - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

At midnight, at the end of this epic 750-page novel that reads with echoes of Pasternak and Tolstoy, I wanted more. That’s ...Read Review

The Golden Wolf

By Linnea Hartsuyker - Published 2019

Genres:

Saga

The Golden Wolf is a 9th-century Viking saga spanning across the regions of Norway to Iceland. This is the final book in The ...Read Review

The Inventors and the Lost Island

By A. M. Morgen - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

Second in a series after The Inventors at No. 8 (oddly, there’s only one inventor, and she lives at number 5), this magical Victorian ...Read Review

Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent’s Guide to Raising Flawless Children

By Therese Oneill - Published 2019

Genres:

Nonfiction

This thoroughly researched book (the bibliography runs to eight pages) presents everything a Victorian woman needed to know about conceiving, bearing and raising ...Read Review

The Age of Light

By Whitney Scharer - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

I love learning about women whom history has downplayed or ignored, such as Lee Miller, American fashion model-turned-photographer. The novel begins with Lee ...Read Review

Prague Spring

By Simon Mawer - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

The summer of 1968, and Europe is in political ferment. Sam Wareham is a British diplomat based in Czechoslovakia, who starts a rather ill-advised ...Read Review