Penguin Books

The Country of Others

By Leïla Slimani - By Sam Taylor (trans.) - Published 2021



When Mathilde follows her Moroccan husband Amine from Alsace to his homeland, she is in for a huge culture shock. The soldier she ...Read Review

The Shape of Darkness

By Laura Purcell - Published 2021



Set in the city of Bath in the 19th century, The Shape of Darkness is a wonderfully tangled Gothic tale. It features Agnes, ...Read Review

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey

By Kathleen Rooney - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Cher Ami, a champion racing pigeon—and heroic World War I veteran—has the first say in this novel. She’s speaking decades ...Read Review

The Decent Inn of Death: A John Madden Mystery

By Rennie Airth - Published 2020



The Decent Inn of Death is the sixth in Airth’s John Madden series and focuses on Madden’s former boss, retired Chief ...Read Review

Mapping the Bones

By Jane Yolen - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

To avoid stuttering, Chaim Abromowitz rarely speaks more than five words at a time, and those only twice a day. As young children ...Read Review

Opal: A Life of Enchantment, Mystery, and Madness

By Kathrine Beck - Published 2003



In 1920, The Atlantic Monthly published installments of the diary of one Opal Whiteley, a diary of nature purportedly written whilst Opal was a ...Read Review