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By Robert Harris - Published 2015Published 2016


In 58 BC, Cicero is exiled. Once the staunch defender of the Republic, the canny orator didn’t reckon with the machinations of the ...Read Review

The Dressmaker’s War

By Mary Chamberlain - Published 2015Published 2016


1939. At nineteen years old, Ada Vaughan has English working-class roots and a stellar talent in dressmaking. Her dream of owning her own atelier ...Read Review


By Dawn Tripp - Published 2016


Biographical Fiction

In 1915, 27-year-old Georgia O’Keeffe is an impoverished schoolteacher when she creates her first abstract drawings in charcoal. She mails them to a ...Read Review

The Longest Night

By Andria Williams - Published 2016


The only fatal nuclear accident in the United States occurred in Idaho Falls in 1961. With the nuclear clock ticking in the background, The ...Read Review

Stitches in Time: The Story of the Clothes We Wear

By Lucy Adlington - Published 2015



The author’s deep scholarship is very evident, as is her joy in clothing. A collection of anecdotes talking about an item of ...Read Review

Lucky Us

By Amy Bloom - Published 2015


Eva and Iris are sisters, aged 12 and 16. They are unaware of each other’s existence until their father’s wife dies, and Eva’...Read Review

The Case of the Missing Moonstone

By Jordan Stratford - By Kelly Murphy (illus.) - Published 2015


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

1826, London. Eleven-year-old Ada Byron is a mathematical wizard but hopeless with people. So when she meets Mary Godwin, who is good with people ...Read Review

Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

By Charlotte Gordon - Published 2015



Mary Wollstonecraft, who wrote some of the first proto-feminist tracts in the late 18th century, was an inspiration to her daughter Mary Godwin ...Read Review

The Dream Lover

By Elizabeth Berg - Published 2015


Biographical Fiction

Noted author Elizabeth Berg has turned her hand to historical fiction and provided eager readers with biography, history, and romance all in one ...Read Review

The Day of Atonement

By David Liss - Published 2014



Lisbon before the earthquake of 1755 was one of the major commercial centers of Europe, an ancient city of close, cobbled streets and rambling ...Read Review