Penguin

Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J.M.W. Turner, 1779-1851

By Franny Moyle - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Moyle’s latest biography (after Constance: The Tragic and Scandalous Life of Mrs. Oscar Wilde, 2014) brings one of the most important British painters ...Read Review

Accession

By Livi Michael - Published 2016

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Accession concludes Livi Michael’s Wars of the Roses trilogy, begun in Succession (HNR 71) and Rebellion (HNR 74). We begin in the aftermath of ...Read Review

Eleanor and Hick: The Love that Shaped a First Lady

By Susan Quinn - Published 2016

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Nonfiction

Susan Quinn’s subtitle frames her biography about the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok, known to her friends as “Hick.” ...Read Review

The Strings of Murder

By Oscar de Muriel - Published 2015Published 2016

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Mystery/Crime

In 1888 London, Inspector Ian Frey is down on his luck. Having lost his job, his girl, and the respect of his family, his ...Read Review

And I Darken

By Kiersten White - Published 2016

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Children/Young Adult

What if Vlad the Impaler were a girl? Set in Wallachia (Transylvania), a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire, in the years 1446 to 1451, ...Read Review

The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer

By Kate Summerscale - Published 2016

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Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

London, 1895. For ten days, thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes and his younger brother have been doing boy-type things: visiting the seaside, theatre, and cricket matches, ...Read Review

Noonday

By Pat Barker - Published 2015Published 2016

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LiterarySaga

This novel completes the trilogy which began with Life Class and Toby’s Room. London in 1940 features shattered glass, buildings on the verge ...Read Review

Even the Dead: A Quirke Novel

By Benjamin Black - Published 2015Published 2016

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Mystery/Crime

Inspector Quirke is back in Benjamin Black’s latest, and he picks up with Quirke recuperating at his adoptive brother and sister-in-law’s ...Read Review

The Silk Merchant’s Daughter

By Dinah Jefferies - Published 2016

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In 1950s Vietnam Nicole is a young “metisse” – half French, half Vietnamese. Her older sister, Sylvie, has inherited their father’s French looks, ...Read Review

Everland

By Rebecca Hunt - Published 2015

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AdventureLiterary

This is an absorbing dual-time-period adventure novel. In 2013, a three-member crew sets out for Everland, an Antarctic island, retracing the steps of another ...Read Review