The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times

By Jerome Charyn - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

In 1862, little Teddy Roosevelt is a sickly child whose medical prognosis is dire. Yet he will go on to become one of America’...Read Review

El Paso

By Winston Groom - Published 2016



In 1915, northern Mexico is in a state of revolution led by Pancho Villa and his army. There are American mining and ranching interests ...Read Review

The Prophets of Eternal Fjord

By Kim Leine - By Martin Aitken (trans.) - Published 2015Published 2016



The Viking colonisation of Greenland in the 10th century is a popular topic for novelists.  Others have turned to the mysterious disappearance of ...Read Review

The Daughters

By Adrienne Celt - Published 2015


In her debut novel, Adrienne Celt composes an operatic story that follows a mysterious curse running through the family of renowned singer, Lulu, ...Read Review

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

By Ruth Goodman - Published 2014



If you have ever wondered about how people lived in 19th-century England—from their underclothes to breastfeeding to personal grooming to laundry—this ...Read Review

Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found

By Frances Larson - Published 2014



Housing four of the five senses, our brain, and the body’s most elaborate set of muscles, the head naturally ranks as preeminent ...Read Review

The Last Kind Words Saloon: A Novel

By Larry McMurtry - Published 2014Published 2014-07-18



The 1881 shootout near the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona has fascinated the world for over a century. The Clanton and McLaury brothers ...Read Review

Kill My Mother

By Jules Feiffer - Published 2014


This graphic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Feiffer is a gender-bending take on 1930s-40s noir. In 1933, teen-aged bad apple Annie tortures her ...Read Review