W.W. Norton

The Overstory

By Richard Powers - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Author Richard Powers, in The Overstory, weaves together eight stories of people with stories of trees. Solid and simultaneously magical—a bit like ...Read Review

The Driest Season

By Meghan Kenny - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In rural Wisconsin in the 1940s, fifteen-year-old Cielle finds her father hanging from the rafters in the barn. The shock of her discovery ...Read Review

The Secret History of Jane Eyre: How Charlotte Brontë Wrote her Masterpiece

By John Pfordresher - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Pfordresher goes to great—and often contrived—lengths to show how Brontë’s life influenced her writing, yet, by making frequent reference to ...Read Review

City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

By Holly Tucker - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

The Affair of the Poisons rocked the glamorous world of Louis XIV in the 17th century. A series of arrests led to the ...Read Review

Huck Out West

By Robert Coover - Published 2016

Genres:

AdventureWestern

Who hasn’t heard of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, those loveable scapegraces who pursued adventures in a Missouri cavern and along the ...Read Review

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

By Madeleine Thien - Published 2016

Genres:

Literary

“In a single year, my father left us twice. The first time, to end his marriage, and the second, when he took his ...Read Review

The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects

By Deborah Lutz - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

This unusual biography of the Brontës links some of their well-known and personal items, weaving them into both their personal and writing ...Read Review

Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

By Janice P. Nimura - Published 2015

Genres:

Nonfiction

The rise of the Meiji Emperor in the late 1800s catapulted Japan into an era of unparalleled modernity. Former samurai quickly adapted and ...Read Review

Rustication

By Charles Palliser - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeThriller

Rustication (n): the state of having been sent down (i.e., suspended) from university; alternately, a sojourn in the country. Both are the ...Read Review

White Truffles in Winter

By N.M. Kelby - Published 2011

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Famed French chef Auguste Escoffier loves his wife Delphine, despite being separated for the majority of their marriage. Whether Escoffier is in London, ...Read Review