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By Jane Marlow -
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
By Inês Pedrosa (trans. Andrea Rosenberg) -
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
By Helen Bryan -
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
By Anne Milano Appel (trans.) - By Luce D'eramo -
Published 2018Published c1979
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
By Andrew Smith -
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
By Penny Vincenzi -
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 Elizabeth St. John -
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
By Delia Owens -
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
By Sara Dahmen -
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
By Beatrice Coogan -
Published 2018Published c1969
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
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