Simon & Schuster

City of Promise: A Novel of New York’s Gilded Age

By Beverly Swerling - Published 2011



The American Civil War is ending, and Confederate prisoner Joshua Turner returns to New York, minus a leg but filled with ambition. Solving ...Read Review

A Young Wife

By Pam Lewis - Published 2011


Minke van Aisma was born and raised in a small Dutch town where the old ways of life have yet to give way ...Read Review

The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown

By Paul Malmont - Published 2011



The author of The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril is off on another romp (the title refers to the three leading sci-fi pulp magazines ...Read Review

Cleopatra Confesses

By Carolyn Meyer - Published 2011


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Born in the 1st century B.C., Cleopatra was the favorite of her father, the pharaoh of Egypt, who bypassed his older daughters ...Read Review

The Son of the Enlightenment

By Christian Jacq - Published 2011


Biographical Fiction

1779-1785. Autocrat Empress Maria Theresa is succeeded by Joseph II, liberal and tolerant up to a point. Thamos, count of Thebes, keeper of ...Read Review


By Robert Harris - Published 2010Published 2011


Biographical FictionThriller

In Imperium, we saw Cicero rise from humble origins to achieve the highest office of Rome. Now, in the second book of the ...Read Review

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

By Gloria Whelan - Published 2011


Children/Young Adult

In 1918, India is under British rule, and 15-year-old Rosalind is the darling of a privileged class. Most British children are sent back to ...Read Review


By Margaret Peterson Haddix - Published 2010


Children/Young AdultTime-slip

Sabotaged is the third book in The Missing series, about famous children from the past who were kidnapped to be adopted by paying ...Read Review

Girl by the Road at Night

By David Rabe - Published 2010



In Girl by the Road at Night, two unlikely souls come together for a short time, simply because they both need the connection ...Read Review

My Brother Abe

By Harry Mazer - Published 2009


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Despite the title, this novel for ages 8-12 concentrates on Lincoln’s sister Sally. Little is known of her historically, leaving the author ...Read Review