Andrea Bell

Household Words

By Joan Silber - Published 2005


Rhoda Taber is a pregnant, suburban, Jewish housewife in New Jersey in 1940. She doesn’t always feel like she fits in, but her ...Read Review

Augusta Locke

By William Haywood Henderson - Published 2006


Augusta Locke feels like a novel in two parts. Augusta (“Gussie”) is born to a Minnesota trapper in 1903, a wild creature who looks ...Read Review

Poisoned Palms: The Murder of Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford

By Dorothea N. Buckingham - Published 2005



Hattie Lehua is a half-Hawaiian bookkeeper at the Palms Hotel in Waikiki in 1905. She is a bright, reliable young woman who dreams of ...Read Review

Passarola Rising

By Azhar Abidi - Published 2006



Father Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão was a pioneer in 18th-century aviation. His flying ship, the Passarola, never succeeded in transporting humans, ...Read Review

Mrs. Freud

By Nicolle Rosen - Published 2005


Biographical Fiction

It is 1946, seven years after the death of Sigmund Freud. American journalist Mary Huntington Smith contacts Freud’s wife, Martha, with a proposition ...Read Review

Honey Bea

By Kim L. Siegelson - Published 2006


Children/Young Adult

Beatrice is born a slave on the Rillieux sugar plantation in Louisiana. Her father has died trying to escape, and her mother, Ara, ...Read Review

Karoo Boy

By Troy Blacklaws - Published 2005


Children/Young AdultLiterary

Douglas Thomas is a white teenager in Cape Town, South Africa, in the late 1970s. He lives with his mother, father, and twin ...Read Review

The Ranger and the Redhead

By Lynna Banning - Published 2005



When Will Bondurant rescues preacher’s daughter Charlotte Greenfield from the hands of the Sioux in 1861 Nebraska, he has no idea of the ...Read Review

The Rain from God

By Mark Ammerman - Published 2005



Katanaquat, or “The Rain from God,” is an important member of the Narragansett tribe in 17th century America, in the region that is ...Read Review

Two Trains Running

By Andrew Vachss - Published 2005



I was mildly disappointed with Andrew Vachss’ sprawling new novel; I had read several of the author’s well-known, gritty Burke series, and ...Read Review