Random House

Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders - Published 2017


Biographical FictionLiterary

Saunders’ first novel is surreal, with a meandering plot and 100+ garrulous characters who are invisible, at least to us. The death of 11-year-old ...Read Review

Three Men and a Bradshaw: An Original Victorian Travel Journal

By John George Freeman - By Ronnie Scott (ed.) - Published 2016



From 1873 to 1877, the author enjoyed various holiday jaunts with his two brothers and other family members within the United Kingdom. John Freeman wrote ...Read Review

Spitalfields: The History of a Nation in a Handful of Streets

By Dan Cruickshank - Published 2016



If streets could talk… Cruickshank focuses like a laser beam upon the buildings of one of London’s best-known neighbourhoods, chronicled in an ...Read Review

In the Name of the Family

By Sarah Dunant - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

Sarah Dunant is obsessed with the Borgias. But it’s a good obsession. The Borgias are the family we love to hate. They’...Read Review

The Whole Town’s Talking

By Fannie Flagg - Published 2016


In 1880 Lordor Nordstrom is 28 when he hears of cheap American farmland for sale. He has little chance of owning a farm in Sweden, ...Read Review

A Hero of France

By Alan Furst - Published 2016



German-occupied Paris, March 10th, 1941. The novel opens with Mathieu, head of a Resistance cell, and through his eyes we see the silent streets ...Read Review

Full of Beans

By Jennifer L. Holm - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

This story is set during the Great Depression in Key West, Florida. Beans Curry, along with his pals Pork Chop, Kermit, and Too ...Read Review

The Last Days of Night

By Graham Moore - Published 2016


One billion dollars. That’s the value of electric light in 1888. Or, that’s the staggering sum for which Thomas Edison is suing ...Read Review

The House at the Edge of Night

By Catherine Banner - Published 2016



An island can be a secluded place of refuge. For those who spend their lives there, islands can also turn claustrophobic and isolating. ...Read Review

The Ballroom

By Anna Hope - Published 2016Published 2016-09-06


It is the long hot summer of 1911, and Dr Charles Fuller works as a First Medical Officer at the Sharston Lunatic Asylum in ...Read Review