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The Fires of Autumn

By Irène Némirovsky - By Sandra Smith (trans.) - Published 2014 (UK)Published 2015 (US)

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Literary

In 1912, a comfortable middle-class Parisian family, widowed Adolphe, his 15-year-old daughter Thérèse and his mother-in-law, sit down to Sunday lunch with ...Read Review

Clever Girl

By Tessa Hadley - Published 2014

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A girl on the brink of young adulthood. A young woman on the edge of maturity, unsure of whether, or how, to take ...Read Review

The Mist in the Mirror

By Susan Hill - Published 1999Published 2014

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Mystery/CrimeThriller

Susan Hill is most famous for her spine-chiller, The Woman in Black, and once more she brings us the supernatural. The novel opens ...Read Review

Butterfly People: An American Encounter with the Beauty of the World

By William Leach - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

Leach’s painstakingly documented ode to the American lepidopterists of the late 19th century teems with both science and humanism. An amateur collector ...Read Review

Philida

By Andre Brink - Published 2012Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

Philida is a knitting girl, a slave in the household of Cornelis Brink whose job is to knit clothes for the family. She ...Read Review

Park Lane

By Frances Osborne - Published 2012

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This novel has its origins in Frances Osborne’s own family background, and an inevitable comparison to the TV series Downton Abbey will ...Read Review

Jezebel

By Irène Némirovsky - By Sandra Smith (trans.) - Published 2010Published 2012

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

In 1930s Paris, beautiful socialite Gladys Eysenach is accused of murdering her 20-year-old lover. The story begins with Eysenach’s trial and then ...Read Review

First Family: Abigail and John Adams

By Joseph J. Ellis - Published 2011

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Nonfiction

First Family was originally published in 2010, and the reception was overwhelmingly positive. I read the book then and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to ...Read Review

The Sailor’s Ransom

By Brian Thompson - Published 2011

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The plot in Brian Thompson’s most recent historical novel revolves around matchmaking. Heroine Bella Wallis is introduced to a young heiress, Mary ...Read Review

In Borrowed Light

By Barbara Keating - By Stephanie Keating - Published 2011

Genres:

Saga

Sister authors Barbara and Stephanie Keating, who grew up in Kenya, offer great escapism with In Borrowed Light, which transports readers into exotic 1970...Read Review