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Scottsboro

By Ellen Feldman - Published 2007Published 2008

Genres:

Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

  In Alabama in 1931, young people hitching rides on a freight train have a brawl. A group of white boys are driven from ...Read Review

Dancing to “Almendra”

By Mayra Montero (trans. Edith Grossman) - Published 2007

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

To young journalist Joaquin Porrata, an assignment writing about a dead hippopotamus seems like another disappointment in a career full of them. Soon, ...Read Review

The Sound of Butterflies

By Rachael King - Published 2007

Genres:

Literary

Set in 1903 the book follows the adventures of Thomas Edgar, collector of butterflies, during an expedition to the Amazon, the effects on him, ...Read Review

Filming: A Love Story

By Tabish Khair - Published 2007

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In 1947 the subcontinent of India gained independence from Great Britain and religious freedom, resulting in the partition of the Hindu Indian state and ...Read Review

Van Rijn

By Sarah Miano - Published 2006

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The subject of Sarah Miano’s second novel is Rembrandt van Rijn. This is by no means a conventional fictional biography of the ...Read Review

The Raft

By Arabella Edge - Published 2006

Genres:

Adventure

In 1818, under the command of an arrogant and incompetent captain, the Medusa ran aground on a sandbank while en route to Senegal. One ...Read Review

Small Island

By Andrea Levy - Published 2005

Genres:

Literary

In 1948, Hortense Joseph arrives in London to join her new husband, Gilbert, who has promised her a bright future there. They have both ...Read Review

The Retreat

By Patrick Rambaud - Published 2004Published 2005

Genres:

Military

The Grande Armée that swept into Russia in summer 1812 was a diverse and powerful force of some 600,000 soldiers. They came from France ...Read Review

The Master

By Colm Tóibín - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This fictional account of the adult life of American novelist Henry James is told in flowing form with insight into the author’s ...Read Review

Signal and Noise

By John Griesemer - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

This is an epic novel of adventure, love and history that sweeps between two continents and a grand cast of characters. The story ...Read Review