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The Green Shore

By Natalie Bakopoulos - Published 2012


On April 21, 1967, a right-wing gang of colonels overthrew Greece’s elected government and installed a military dictatorship. On that April day forty-five years ...Read Review

The Rebel Wife

By Taylor M. Polites - Published 2012


“I know that Eli is dying.” The opening line of this debut novel by Taylor M. Polites is intriguing, and the initial thought ...Read Review

A Dark and Lonely Place

By Edna Buchanan - Published 2011



In 1911 John Ashley, a young man from rural Florida, was accused of robbing and murdering a Seminole. In this true-life story, Ashley escapes ...Read Review

The Shoemaker’s Wife

By Adriana Trigiani - Published 2012



This sprawling history begins in the Italian Alps in the early 20th century. It takes a while for teenaged Ciro and Enza to ...Read Review

Oscar Wilde and the Vatican Murders

By Gyles Brandreth - Published 2011Published 2012



If the first four novels of Gyles Brandreth’s series of Victorian murder mysteries had never existed to whet our appetites for another ...Read Review

The Dovekeepers

By Alice Hoffman - Published 2011


A new book by Alice Hoffman is always cause to sit up and take note, and The Dovekeepers does not disappoint. Five women ...Read Review

Secrets of the Wolves

By Dorothy Hearst - Published 2011


In this second volume of the Wolf Chronicles series, young wolf Kaala deals with the fallout arising from her heretical belief that wolves ...Read Review

Agent 6

By Tom Rob Smith - Published 2011Published 2012



This sprawling novel begins with Moscow in 1950 with the chilling observation, “The safest way to write a diary was to imagine Stalin reading ...Read Review

The Women of the Cousins’ War

By David Baldwin - By Michael Jones - By Philippa Gregory - Published 2011



This collection of essays is a gift to those who love historical fiction. It not only functions as a history book for readers ...Read Review

The Lady of the Rivers

By Philippa Gregory - Published 2011


Biographical Fiction

Philippa Gregory’s third entry in her Cousins’ War series features an unusual character: Jacquetta Woodville, mother of Elizabeth, who in turn gave ...Read Review