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By Denene Millner -
Lolo and Tommy’s marriage begins with a lie, originating in Lolo’s abusive childhood, the scars of which prevent pregnancy. But it ...Read Review
By Emilia Hart -
Weyward is a compelling intergenerational novel of female empowerment and of how far modernity has strayed from our inherent connections to the natural ...Read Review
By Katie Munnik -
Twelve-year-old Laura begs on the Paris streets in spring 1891. Husband-and-wife aerialists—Ena, and French aeronaut, Auguste Gaudron—take an interest in this American ...Read Review
By Janice Pariat -
Pariat’s novel is layered through the voices of diverse narrators: the present-day Shai; Evelyn, an Edwardian with a passion for botany that ...Read Review
By Emily M. Danforth -
In 1902, two young women are obsessed with the scandalous writing of (real-life author) Mary MacLane and in love with each other. Meanwhile in ...Read Review
By Neal Stephenson - By Nicole Galland -
In modern Boston, linguist and expert in ancient languages Melisande Stokes is an underpaid Harvard lecturer. Tristan Lyons, a physics major, military guy ...Read Review
By Christina Baker Kline -
When young Andrew Wyeth first met Christina Olson at the door of her Maine farmhouse in 1939, she was a middle-aged spinster suffering from ...Read Review
By Jennifer Ryan -
“There’s something bolstering about singing together.” Jennifer Ryan’s charming debut interweaves many women’s voices to create a strong chorus that ...Read Review
By Louisa Young -
Devotion: whose, for whom, or what? In Italy, Aldo Fiori’s for Mussolini; in London, Peter Locke’s for negro jazz singer Mabel ...Read Review
By Tracy Chevalier (ed.) -
As anyone with even a passing familiarity with Charlotte Brontë knows, “Reader, I married him,” is the climactic sentence of Brontë’s book ...Read Review
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