Penguin

Eleanor and Hick: The Love that Shaped a First Lady

By Susan Quinn - Published 2016

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart

By Claire Harman - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

The author of Jane Eyre, fiery? As Harman fleshes out Charlotte, her siblings, her home, her writing, the answer is a resounding “yes.” ...Read Review

Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

By Louisa Thomas - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Drawing on letters, diaries, and other primary sources, historian Louisa Thomas has painted an in-depth picture of a woman whose place in American ...Read Review