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By Tom Miller -
If you can get past the absurd source of the “magic” that powers this world (sigils drawn in various powders act like electricity, ...Read Review
By Primo Levi - By William Weaver (trans.) -
Published (c1983)Published 2017
Primo Levi’s novel, If Not Now, When?, was first translated from the Italian in 1983. Levi has written several novels chronicling Jewish experiences ...Read Review
By MICHAEL JECKS -
This is the third book in a trilogy on the Hundred Years War, the first being about the Battle of Crecy (Fields of ...Read Review
By Alice Hoffman -
This prequel to Hoffman’s famous Practical Magic portrays the story of the Aunts and their intriguing past. Franny, Bridget (Jet), and Vincent ...Read Review
By Rodrigo Hasbún - By Sophie Hughes (trans.) -
The National Liberation Army, founded by Che Guevera in the mid-20th century, spread through and splintered Latin America, touching millions of individuals ...Read Review
By Philippa Gregory -
The title of Gregory’s latest novel is intriguing, given that its plot revolves around a great irony of history: Elizabeth I’s ...Read Review
By Nick Bertozzi (adaptor and illus.) - By Pearl S. Buck -
The life of Wang Lung, as told by Pearl S. Buck in her Pulitzer Prize-winning historical novel of 1931, continues to stir up controversy, ...Read Review
By Clare Harvey -
It is World War II, and the struggle continues across Europe. Edie has suffered along with countless others in the Blitz; however, her ...Read Review