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By Daniel Mason -
From the moment two forbidden lovers – the prospective wife of an abusive minister and a reported troublemaker she ironically met at church – flee ...Read Review
By Julia Seales -
The first sentence of this entertaining Regency-era page-turner from Julia Seales offers fair warning that tongue-in-cheek is its most appropriate dance style, despite ...Read Review
By Rachel Eliza Griffiths -
A searing account of how racism reaches its long arm into all corners of American life, Griffiths’ first novel also honors the love ...Read Review
By Rebecca Stott -
AD 500, and sisters Isla and Blue sit on an island in the Thames, watching the tide creep up on the Ghost City, formerly ...Read Review
By Katherine J. Chen -
You might think Joan of Arc’s tale has been told enough times, but this detailed, lived-in portrait puts the legendary historical figure ...Read Review
By Erin Kate Ryan -
Based loosely on the December 1946 disappearance of Paula “Paul” Welden, this novel muses on Paul’s many possible lives after her disappearance, and ...Read Review
By Fannie Flagg -
The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop is the sequel to Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It is ...Read Review
By Connie Schultz -
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Schultz’s debut novel is completely absorbing from the opening pages through the finale. It follows a working-class family from ...Read Review
By Arthur Phillips -
In 1591, by order of the Sultan, chief physician Dr Ezzedine travels to the Elizabethan court, regretfully leaving behind wife, son and contentment. Confident ...Read Review
By Darin Strauss -
The premise of Strauss’s newest literary novel is grandiose and rather wacky: that his grandfather Isidore Strauss, a Long Island real estate ...Read Review
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