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By Audrey Schulman -
The Dolphin House is based on the true story of the 1965 Dolphin House experiment. In this story, Cora, a young deaf woman, finds ...Read Review
By Julia Kelly -
Three women; three time periods. All connected by one garden. The storyline takes the reader to 1907, 1944, and the present, during which the women ...Read Review
By Alexandra Lapierre - By Jeffrey Zuckerman (trans.) -
This is the story of Maria “Moura” Ignatyevna Zakrevskaya, an aristocrat who—along with the rest of her social class—suffered at the ...Read Review
By Jean Thompson -
A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a multigenerational story set in a small Midwestern town where three women try to ...Read Review
By Kitty Zeldis -
A fun, absorbing read, Kitty Zeldis’ Not Our Kind takes place in post-WWII New York City. Two women of opposite social and religious ...Read Review
By Katherine Gregor (trans.) - By Roberto Tiraboschi -
In 1118 AD in Venice, amidst famine and fear, an innocent young woman from a noble family disappears. The household scribe, a tortured ex-monk, ...Read Review
By Jerome Charyn -
By peeling off layers of fiction to expose the facts of Jerzy Kosinski’s life, author Jerome Charyn chops through the façade ...Read Review
By D.E. Stevenson -
Published 2015Published c1943
A heartwarming family saga set in Scotland in the early-to-mid 20th century, Celia’s House has been referred to as a take on ...Read Review
By Belinda Alexandra -
Published 2015Published c2007
Belinda Alexandra’s Wild Lavender was one of my favorite sweeping epic novels, and the highlight of the year in which I read ...Read Review
By Stephanie Thornton -
At almost 500 pages, a book of this size could either offer a gripping tale that consumes or become a devastating disappointment to trudge ...Read Review
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