Simon & Schuster

Murder by Degrees

By Ritu Mukerji - Published 2023



In 1875 Philadelphia, at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lydia Weston is busy as a doctor, professor, and anatomist. She learns ...Read Review

The African Samurai: The Incredible Story of Yasuke

By Craig Shreve - Published 2023



An African child is taken by slavers. His ‘ownership’ is sold to Indian merchants. He is trained to fight, and kill, and forget ...Read Review

The House Is on Fire

By Rachel Beanland - Published 2023


On December 26, 1811, Richmond, Virginia’s theater burst into flames during a crowded performance, killing nearly a hundred in the audience. In The House ...Read Review

Eight Strings

By Margaret DeRosia - Published 2023


Like the puppet plays that form the center of this novel, DeRosia imbues a melodramatic plot with layer upon layer of social and ...Read Review

The House of Eve

By Sadeqa Johnson - Published 2023


The House of Eve explores culture, class, and the sometimes-heartbreaking complications of motherhood within the contrasting worlds of Black families in Washington, DC, ...Read Review

The War That Made the Roman Empire: Antony, Cleopatra, and Octavian at Actium

By Barry Strauss - Published 2022



Actium, fought on September 2nd in 31 BC, is surely one of the most decisive battles in history, but until I read this book ...Read Review


By Genevieve Graham - Published 2022


Canadian author Graham has penned a detailed and powerful social journey steeped in Canadian history that weaves together two narratives separated by decades. ...Read Review

Properties of Thirst

By Marianne Wiggins - Published 2022


In this sprawling, beautifully written but oddly constructed novel, World War II tests an individualistic, self-reliant California family in unexpected ways. Rockwell “Rocky” ...Read Review


By Jabari Asim - Published 2022



One horror of American slavery was that its victims were valuable to their captors. Their high price and necessary labor resulted in strenuous ...Read Review

Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter

By Lizzie Pook - Published 2022


1886. The Brightwell family—two brothers, Willem and Charles, with their wives, and Charles’s two children, Thomas and ten-year-old Eliza—arrive from England ...Read Review

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