The Signature of All Things

By Elizabeth Gilbert - Published 2013



Brimming with verve, wit, and intellectual curiosity, Gilbert’s absorbing epic embodies the spirit of the transformative 19th century: an age of exploration, ...Read Review

The Girl You Left Behind

By Jojo Moyes - Published 2013



France, 1916. The Kommandant of the German soldiers who occupy the village of St. Péronne is a cultured man, but he’s capable ...Read Review

Jane Austen’s England

By Lesley Adkins - By Roy Adkins - Published 2013



With the exception of the character of Fanny Price from Mansfield Park, Jane Austen’s novels portray the gently bred class rather than ...Read Review


By Danielle Trussoni - Published 2013


Ten years after the Times Square incident, Verlaine has become a lethal angelologist, a hunter, but is haunted by his lost love, Evangeline. ...Read Review

Virgin Soul

By Judy Juanita - Published 2013


Geniece is a young African-American student at the city college of Oakley College when we first meet her. She is determined to get ...Read Review


By Katherine Longshore - Published 2013


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Tarnish, the latest novel from Katherine Longshore, features a familiar historical figure as its central protagonist: Anne Boleyn. While Anne is often a ...Read Review

The Liars’ Gospel

By Naomi Alderman - Published 2012Published 2013


The life of Yehoshuah (Jesus) is related from the perspective of four people who appear in the gospels, but each story departs radically ...Read Review

The Bookman’s Tale

By Charlie Lovett - Published 2013



Lovett’s enjoyable homage to books and bookishness opens, fittingly, in that literary magnet known as Hay-on-Wye in Wales. In 1995, Peter Byerly, an ...Read Review

Bristol House

By Beverly Swerling - Published 2013


Beverly Swerling’s latest work is a gripping dual-period novel that is partly a ghost story. Events in Tudor London affect the modern-day ...Read Review

Shadow on the Crown

By Patricia Bracewell - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

In this, the first installment of a contemplated trilogy, debut author Bracewell deftly explores the formative years of Emma of Normandy’s life, ...Read Review

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