Pyg: The Memoirs of Toby, the Learned Pig

By Russell Potter - Published 2012


In the late 18th century theatrics and amusements abounded, and one famous act was Toby the learned pig, who was able to read ...Read Review

All the King’s Men

By Saul David - Published 2012



This is a history of the British Army, beginning with the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685 and ending with the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. ...Read Review

The Confidant

By Hélène Grémillon - Published 2012



A beautiful, intricate book, The Confidant is held together with delicate threads and secrets. I scarcely know how to review it without inadvertently ...Read Review

Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes

By William Kennedy - Published 2012



This is the eighth novel in prolific American author William Kennedy’s Albany Cycle, which began way back in 1975 with Legs. Often compared ...Read Review

Winter Games

By Rachel Johnson - Published 2012


A crossover novel between chick-lit and historical drama, and charting specific and interrelating events in the lives of a grandmother and granddaughter, Winter ...Read Review

The Purple Shroud: A Novel of Empress Theodora

By Stella Duffy - Published 2012


Biographical Fiction

Ah, Justinian and Theodora! Two giants of history who stood astride an empire mostly Greek that still thought of itself as “Rome.” Duffy ...Read Review

Freud’s Sister

By Christina E. Kramer (trans.) - By Goce Smilevski - Published 2012


Biographical FictionLiterary

In 1938, Sigmund Freud is granted an exit visa from Vienna with certain individuals of his choice. His four elderly sisters are not included, ...Read Review

Blackberry Winter

By Sarah Jio - Published 2012



“Blackberry winter” is a term used by farmers to describe the cold snap in spring that’s needed to set the blooms on ...Read Review

The Girl on the Cliff

By Lucinda Riley - Published 2011Published 2012



Riley’s second novel uses a familiar but intriguing device in which secrets of long ago impact a love story today. Moving from ...Read Review

The Bay of Foxes

By Sheila Kohler - Published 2012



Dawit walks the streets of 1978 Paris, his stomach aching from hunger and his mind full of thoughts of his destroyed homeland: Ethiopia. As ...Read Review

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