Cecelia Holland

Crispin: The End of Time

By Avi - Published 2010


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

The writer known as Avi has written more than 70 books for children, and is a master of historical narrative. Crispin: The End of ...Read Review

All Clear

By Connie Willis - Published 2010



The delights of Blackout and All Clear – which are, despite appearances, one novel – are hard to describe in a small space. The revivified ...Read Review

J: The Woman Who Wrote the Bible

By Mary F. Burns - Published 2010


Several scholars have advanced the idea that the Yahwist, or J writer, of the Old Testament was a woman who lived at the ...Read Review

The History of White People

By Nell Irvin Painter - Published 2010



This ambitious non-fiction book could have been called “A History of the Idea of White People,” since that’s what it’s about. ...Read Review

Swords from the Sea

By Harold Lamb - Published 2010


AdventureShort Stories

Swords from the Sea is one of the University of Nebraska Press collections of Harold Lamb’s stories from Adventure Magazine, published mostly ...Read Review

Somewhere to Belong

By Judith Miller - Published 2010



In 1877 Berta Schumacher, a spoiled society girl from Chicago, comes with her parents to live in the Christian community of Amana, where her ...Read Review

Private Life

By Jane Smiley - Published 2010



Early on, the heroine of this wonderfully deceptive novel, Margaret, rides a bike along a country road: “covering distance in this solitary manner ...Read Review

Swords from the West

By Harold Lamb - Published 2009


AdventureShort Stories

As a young writer and history buff, I loved Harold Lamb, and this reprinting of the seventeen so-called “Crusader stories” from Adventure Magazine ...Read Review