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Canvey Island

By James Runcie - Published 2008



Canvey Island is a six-mile by three-mile piece of reclaimed land in the Thames estuary just off the south Essex coast. It was ...Read Review


By Nilita Vachani - Published 2008



First published novel this may be, but it reads like the work of an accomplished novelist. The prose is tight, word choice exact, ...Read Review

The Open Door

By Elizabeth Maguire - Published 2008


Biographical FictionLiterary

Constance Fenimore Woolson, the grandniece of James Fenimore Cooper, was a popular novelist and travel writer in the latter half of the 19th ...Read Review

Farewell, Shanghai

By Angel Wagenstein (trans. Elizabeth Frank and Deliana Simeonova) - Published 2007


In the late 1930s, Jews were fleeing Germany and other European countries; in response to both propaganda and local politics, more destinations began ...Read Review

Bluebird, or the Invention of Happiness

By Sheila Kohler - Published 2007


Biographical Fiction

Upon occasion a reviewer is familiar with the source material for a fictional biographical novel, and therefore dreads the transformation from actual to ...Read Review


By Yvette Christiansë - Published 2006


“I say, life is a disease women get from men.” Readers of Unconfessed will understand Sila Van den Kapp’s misandry. She is ...Read Review

Paper Kisses: A True Love Story

By Reinhard Kaiser (trans. Anthea Bell) - Published 2006



“I was not looking for stories when I found Rudolph Kaufmann’s first letters to Ingeborg Magnusson – in May, 1991, at a stamp auction ...Read Review

Why She Married Him

By Myriam Chapman - Published 2005



Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this novel begins with the marriage of Nina Schavranski to Abraham Podselver, an ardent ...Read Review

Hosack’s Folly: A Novel of Old New York

By Gillen D’Arcy Wood - Published 2005


Biographical FictionMystery/CrimeRomance

Set in the 1820s, Hosack’s Folly is an engaging tale that combines themes of political, journalistic, and mercantile skullduggery with a gentle ...Read Review