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A Bright Young Thing

By Brianne Moore - Published 2021



It’s 1931. The Great Depression has begun. In London, a young socialite named Astra Davies finds herself in a terrible jam. Astra’s ...Read Review

The Bombay Prince (A Perveen Mistry Novel)

By Sujata Massey - Published 2021



Sujata Massey’s third mystery novel featuring Parsi solicitor Perveen Mistry occurs during the visit of Edward, Prince of Wales, to colonial India. ...Read Review

Zora and Me: The Summoner

By Victoria Bond - Published 2020


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

The possibility of a zombie rising from the grave drives the action in the finale to the Zora & Me trilogy, a fictionalized ...Read Review

The Cold Millions

By Jess Walter - Published 2020


Set in early 20th-century Spokane, Washington, Jess Walter’s The Cold Millions is the gripping story of two Irish American brothers caught up ...Read Review

The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party

By Allan Wolf - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Allan Wolf’s fascinating historical novel-in-verse graphically retells the story of the Donner Party using the voices of actual characters who lived or ...Read Review


By Scott Chantler - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Canadian artist Scott Chantler’s new graphic novel follows a legendary American musician’s rise and fall during the Jazz Age. Born in ...Read Review

Prisoner from Penang

By Clare Flynn - Published 2020


Clare Flynn’s short, chatty new historical romance is set in Malaysia during the World War II years, and it’s a pleasant ...Read Review

Run Me to Earth

By Paul Yoon - Published 2020



One terrible night in 1969, three young Laotian medical workers pilot motorbikes and passengers toward a helicopter that will take them away from the ...Read Review

28 Days: A Novel of Resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto

By David Safier - By Helen MacCormac (trans.) - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Mira is a smart young Polish Jewish girl living in the grimy, desperate world of the overcrowded Warsaw Ghetto. Rounded up by the ...Read Review

The Shadow King: A Novel

By Maaza Mengiste - Published 2019



Maaza Mengiste’s The Shadow King begins after Benito Mussolini’s second invasion of Ethiopia in 1935, when a Fascist army armed with tanks ...Read Review