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Nightwoods

By Charles Frazier - Published 2011

Genres:

Thriller

One of my favorite lines in Nightwoods is: “Luce was not much maternal.” She is young, single, and childless, but by the time ...Read Review

Rules of Civility

By Amor Towles - Published 2011

Genres:

Saga

  As a debut novel, Rules of Civility is a tour de force. Breathtaking in its capture of 1938 New York City, both its ...Read Review

Mr Rosenblum’s List

By Natasha Solomons - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

All Jack Rosenblum wants is to be English. He and his wife Sadie, and one-year-old daughter, disembarked at Harwich from Nazi Germany in 1937. ...Read Review

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

By David Mitchell - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

David Mitchell has written an historical novel which equals if not surpasses the originality of his previous prize-listed works including Cloud Atlas and ...Read Review

The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

By David Mitchell - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

David Mitchell has written an historical novel which equals if not surpasses the originality of his previous prize-listed works including Cloud Atlas and ...Read Review

The People’s Train

By Thomas Keneally - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This is a fictionalised biography of Artem Sergiev, prisoner in pre-revolutionary Russia who fled to Australia in 1911. In Thomas Keneally’s hands the ...Read Review

The Missing

By Tim Gautreaux - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Sam Simoneaux arrived in France for the Great War just in time to clean up after the Germans. Not a pleasant job, and ...Read Review

Sunnyside

By Glen David Gold - Published 2009

Genres:

Gold’s panoramic novel of World War I and early Hollywood opens with a mass delusion: film actor Charlie Chaplin is simultaneously spotted ...Read Review

The Devil’s Paintbrush

By Jake Arnott - Published 2009

Genres:

Military

Paris, 1903. A homosexual scandal has shattered a British military hero’s career. Sir Hector MacDonald is at his nadir when he encounters an ...Read Review

Remember Me

By Melvyn Bragg - Published 2009

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This is the fourth in Melvyn Bragg’s autobiographical quartet of novels about Joe Richardson, the working-class boy we first meet as a ...Read Review