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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

By Anne Boyd Rioux - Published 2018

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Nonfiction

One of the most famous opening lines in literature: “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents.” belongs to one of the best-loved ...Read Review

The Gustav Sonata

By Rose Tremain - Published 2016

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Literary

Switzerland in the years just after the end of the Second World War. Gustav Perle is a young boy living a bleak and ...Read Review

Miss Jane

By Brad Watson - Published 2016

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This is the story of Miss Jane Chisolm, a girl born in rural Mississippi with a rare genital defect that hinders most traditional ...Read Review

A Splendid Savage

By Steve Kemper - Published 2016

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NonfictionWestern

During the 1862 Dakota War, a mother hides her baby in the corn patch from marauding Sioux. The family’s home is burned but ...Read Review

A Double Sorrow

By Lavinia Greenlaw - Published 2015

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Literary

This rewarding little book is an ambitious sheaf of verses, each seven lines long, retracing the story of Troilus and Cressida—not Shakespeare’...Read Review

The Scribe

By Matthew Guinn - Published 2015

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Mystery/Crime

In 1881, Atlanta is preparing to celebrate the International Cotton Exposition. When wealthy black entrepreneurs are discovered brutally murdered, detective Thomas Canby is asked ...Read Review

Backlands

By Victoria Shorr - Published 2015

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Biographical FictionLiterary

To be part of Lampião’s gang of bandits, who roamed the backlands of Brazil between 1922 and 1938, was to be an important ...Read Review

The Language of Paradise

By Barbara Klein Moss - Published 2015

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Literary

This novel requires a new genre: Literary-Philosophical-Historical might be a start. The premise is intriguing and esoteric: against the background of early to ...Read Review

Paris Red

By Maureen Gibbon - Published 2015

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On a Paris day in 1862, two teenaged girls stand before a window, drawing—and attract the attention of a man who transforms their ...Read Review

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

By Stephen Greenblatt - Published 2005 (US)Published 2014 (UK)

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Nonfiction

There have always been significant and considerable gaps and uncertainties in the historical record of the life of William Shakespeare. These have prompted ...Read Review

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