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Jack: A Novel

By Marilynne Robinson - Published 2020

Genres:

Literary

A very few novelists create worlds—palpable, mappable, 3-D, unique as a scent. Marilynne Robinson’s fictional Gilead, Iowa, is such a world, ...Read Review

The Sword and the Spear (Sands of the Emperor, 2)

By Mia Couto - Published 2020

Genres:

Saga

This tale of star-crossed lovers begins in Mozambique in 1895, in a boat on the Inharrime River with 15-year-old Imani Nsambe, her father, and ...Read Review

Jacob’s Ladder

By Ludmila Ulitskaya - Published 2019

Genres:

LiterarySaga

This multi-generational Russian saga covers the period from 1905 until 2011. In 1911, young Jacob Ossetsky meets and falls in love with Marusya Kerns, an aspiring ...Read Review

When the Plums Are Ripe

By Amy Reid (trans.) - By Patrice Nganang - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

In French colonial Cameroon, 1940, the poet and civil servant Pouka returns to his village. He finds his father, a kind of seer, having ...Read Review

The Organs of Sense

By Adam Ehrlich Sachs - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

In 1666, 19-year-old Gottfried Leibniz, not yet famous for inventing calculus, visits an unnamed astronomer who, alone in the scientific universe, has predicted a ...Read Review

Grievous: A Novel

By H.S. Cross - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

This intense, unwieldy, and moving narrative about lives of quiet and not-so-quiet desperation is the sequel to the critically celebrated Wilberforce, set, like ...Read Review

The Moments Lost

By Bruce Olds - Published 2007

Genres:

Saga

Olds (Bucking the Tiger, Raising Holy Hell), turns his stylish prose toward turbulent American Progressive Era history in The Moments Lost. He traces ...Read Review