Janice Ottersberg

How Did I Get Here?

By Jane Marlow - Published 2018

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In 1854 Russia, young medical student Andrey Rozhdestvensky is struggling with hunger and in great need of clothing and shoes. The government makes medical ...Read Review

In Your Hands

By Inês Pedrosa (trans. Andrea Rosenberg) - Published 2018

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LiterarySaga

Three generations of Portuguese women narrate their stories, beginning in 1935 during Salazar’s authoritarian regime. Jenny, the grandmother, writes in her journals of ...Read Review

The Mountain (The Valley Trilogy)

By Helen Bryan - Published 2018

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Saga

This second novel in Helen Bryan’s Valley Trilogy begins in 1783 with some time overlap with the first in the series, The Valley, ...Read Review

Deviation

By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Luce D'eramo - Published 2018Published c1979

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Biographical FictionLiterary

Deviation is a 1979 Italian autobiographical novel now translated in English.  Luce D’Eramo comes from a privileged, fascist Italian family.  In 1944 at the ...Read Review

Edith’s War

By Andrew Smith - Published 2018

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This novel tells the story of England’s internment of Italian civilians during WWII and weaves a love story into the plot. In 1940, ...Read Review

A Question of Trust

By Penny Vincenzi - Published 2018

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LiterarySaga

Penny Vincenzi has written another drama of numerous interlinked characters in her final novel, which takes place in London between 1936 and 1955. We follow ...Read Review

By Love Divided

By Elizabeth St. John - Published 2017

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Saga

This is the second book in the Lydiard Chronicles, covering the years 1630-1646 and the English Civil War. It immediately follows the first ...Read Review

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

In 1952, 10-year-old Kya Clark is growing up in the coastal marshes of North Carolina, alone and abandoned. Her Ma walked out of her ...Read Review

Widow 1881

By Sara Dahmen - Published 2018

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Western

In 1881, Jane Weber answers an ad in the Boston Daily for a housekeeper in the Dakota Territory. She is a recent widow, and ...Read Review

The Big Wind

By Beatrice Coogan - Published 2018Published c1969

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Saga

In 1839 the Big Wind swept in and devastated Ireland. Around this true weather event is woven the saga of the O’Carrolls, a ...Read Review