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The Long Take

By Robin Robertson - Published 2020



In this McCarthyism-era tale, our protagonist is a Nova Scotian named Walker who is trying to find a place to forget the horrors ...Read Review

The Road to Lattimer

By Virginia Rafferty - Published 2019



In the late 1800s, four families from Austria-Hungary emigrate to America in search of a better life. Their homeland, caught up in political ...Read Review

Summer of ’69

By Elin Hilderbrand - Published 2019


Set on the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, this debut historical novel from “summer read” veteran ...Read Review

Stanley & Hazel: The Winnowing: Book 2

By Jo Schaffer - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

In 1934 St. Louis there is a stark divide among the class structure. Hazel Malloy, a privileged 16-year-old, and Stanley Fields, an orphaned “newsie,” ...Read Review

The Magnetic Girl

By Jessica Handler - Published 2019


In 1880s rural Georgia, 15-year-old Lulu Hurst spent her days helping on the family farm, attending school, and taking care of her disabled ...Read Review

Destiny’s Gold (Captain Jane Thorn)

By Pamela Grimm - Published 2018



It’s 1820—trade restrictions in the wake of the War of 1812 have ceased, and Napoleon is safely ensconced on the island of St. ...Read Review

American Princess: A Novel of First Daughter Alice Roosevelt

By Stephanie Marie Thornton - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Alice Roosevelt Longworth—the name itself is enough to capture the attention of readers interested in fictional biographies. Thornton’s gem of a ...Read Review

The Boy Who Dared

By Susan Campbell Bartoletti - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Based on a true story, this telling reimagines the life of a young boy who grew up in 1930s Germany, was part of ...Read Review

Tom Sawyer’s Dark Plot (Adventures in Time – 1849)

By Tim Champlin - Published 2018


AdventureChildren/Young AdultTime-slip

Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, Jim, and their time-traveling friend, Zane Rasmussen, team up once again in this second installment of Champlin’s Adventures ...Read Review

Between Before and After

By Maureen Doyle McQuerry - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

This split-narrative novel, set in the 1920s New York and 1950s California, follows a mother and daughter as they each deal with various ...Read Review