Miss Emily

By Nuala O’Connor - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

In this novel, Emily Dickinson is not a dark, morose woman, but a spritely thirty-something wishing for more time to ponder her thoughts ...Read Review

The Last Bookaneer

By Matthew Pearl - Published 2015



Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club, has created a unique literary adventure. For over a century, non-restrictive copyright laws have allowed the ...Read Review

The Dressmaker

By Rosalie Ham - Published 2015


Tillie Dunnage returns to her small, rural Australian town to care for her mentally ill mother. Something mysterious happened many years ago that ...Read Review

The Tightrope Walkers

By David Almond - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)


Children/Young Adult

Dominic Hall is growing up in a pebble-dashed home in northern England in the post-WWII years. His father, a caulker in the shipyards, ...Read Review

James II: The Last Catholic King

By David Womersley - Published 2015



The shortness of the reign of James II would seem to fit this short book perfectly but there are a lot of events ...Read Review

Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

By Catherine Bailey - Published 2008Published 2014



Beginning during the 19th century and ending in the 21st, Black Diamonds is the story of the end of an era and of ...Read Review

The Tutor

By Andrea Chapin - Published 2015



The discovery of the body of a murdered priest begins the story of Katharine de L’Isle, a childless young widow living with ...Read Review

The Brewer of Preston

By Andrea Camilleri - Published 2014



Camilleri, a bestselling author in Italy and Germany, is the author of the Inspector Montalbano mystery series and historical novels set in 19th-century ...Read Review

The Strangler Vine

By M. J. Carter - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)



It is 1837, and the British East India Company is the overlord of Indian politics. Ensign William Avery is a British officer in Calcutta ...Read Review

The Separation

By Dinah Jefferies - Published 2014


It is 1955. Lydia returns to her home in Malacca after visiting a sick friend, expecting to be welcomed by her husband Alec and ...Read Review