Claire Morris

Everything Under the Sky

By Matilde Asensi - Published 2008



History is vital to this quirky thriller, which is set in 1920s China. Elvira, a Spanish painter living in Paris, travels to Shanghai ...Read Review

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2007



Anyone wondering how to produce authentic fictional characters should pick up Diana Gabaldon’s novels and study closely. One of the most complex ...Read Review

The Cairo Diary

By Maxim Chattam (trans. Susan Dyson) - Published 2007



Translated from the French, this thriller alternates between present-day France and 1920s Cairo. Marion is whisked away to Mont-Saint-Michel by the French Secret ...Read Review


By Sarah Hall - Published 2003Published 2006



In 1936, the Cumbrian village of Mardale is selected as the site for the Haweswater reservoir. The people of Manchester are running short on ...Read Review

In Pursuit of the Green Lion

By Judith Merkle Riley - Published 2006



The first two novels in Riley’s highly entertaining trilogy about the adventures of Margaret of Ashbury have recently been reissued by Three ...Read Review

The Eighth Wonder Of The World

By Leslie Epstein - Published 2006


Think Umberto Eco and Louis de Bernières for the tone, tongue-in-cheek use of language, and somewhat fantastical plotting that makes up The ...Read Review

When Madeline Was Young

By Jane Hamilton - Published 2006 (US)Published 2007 (UK)



In 1940s Chicago, ornithologist Aaron Maciver marries the beautiful, fashion-conscious Madeline. Shortly after their wedding, Madeline suffers a bicycle accident, which leaves her ...Read Review

Dark Angels

By Karleen Koen - Published 2006


Through a Glass Darkly was a book that lingered in the memory: a lush historical setting, carefully created characters, riveting storyline. Now, twenty ...Read Review

An Episode in the Life of a Landscape Painter

By Cesar Aira (trans. Chris Andrews) - Published 2006


Biographical FictionLiterary

This entertaining novella reads like a short story, in that it focuses on one incident and how that incident affects the story’s ...Read Review

White Ghost Girls

By Alice Greenway - Published 2006



  Some “literary” novels contain rich, descriptive language that might be enjoyable to read but has no real bearing on the story they ...Read Review

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