The Borough Press

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

By Neal Stephenson - By Nicole Galland - Published 2017Published 2017-06-13



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

A Piece of the World

By Christina Baker Kline - Published 2017


Biographical Fiction

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

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

By Jennifer Ryan - Published 2017


“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 - Published 2016



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

Reader, I Married Him

By Tracy Chevalier (ed.) - Published 2016


Short Stories

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

Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights

By Alison Case - Published 2015Published 2016


Whether you’ve read Wuthering Heights a hundred times or never picked it up, you are going to like this book. Set in ...Read Review

At the Edge of the Orchard

By Tracy Chevalier - Published 2016


The search for happiness, the complex entanglements of family life, and people’s reactions to trying circumstances: these themes are familiar and universal. ...Read Review

The Dressmaker’s War

By Mary Chamberlain - Published 2015Published 2016


1939. At nineteen years old, Ada Vaughan has English working-class roots and a stellar talent in dressmaking. Her dream of owning her own atelier ...Read Review

The Heroes’ Welcome

By Louisa Young - Published 2014Published 2015


The Heroes’ Welcome, Louisa Young’s sequel to her well-received novel My Dear I Wanted to Tell You, opens in March 1919. Peter and ...Read Review

Road to Reckoning

By Robert Lautner - Published 2014



Twelve-year-old Thomas Walker and his father leave the city of New York in the mid-1830s to sell Samuel Colt’s new invention, ...Read Review