Jo Ann Butler

Feast Your Eyes

By Myla Goldberg - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Lillian Preston is a woman driven to capture her unique world vision through the lens of her camera. In 1953, the seventeen-year old abandons ...Read Review

The Last Thing You Surrender

By Jr. - By Leonard Pitts. - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Private George Simon of Mobile, Alabama, is introduced to war in 1942 when his ship is attacked at Pearl Harbor. Badly injured and trapped ...Read Review

The Murmur of Bees

By Simon Bruni (trans.) - By Sofía Segovia - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

From his birth in 1910, it is clear there is something unusual about Simonopio Morales. It isn’t just the birth defect which disfigures ...Read Review

The Road Beyond Ruin

By Gemma Liviero - Published 2019

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Germany’s surrender to the Allies in May 1945 ended World War II, but Europe’s suffering is scarcely abated. Stefano, a scarred Italian ...Read Review

Daughter of Moloka’i

By Alan Brennert - Published 2019

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Ruth (Watanabe) Harada is a survivor of not one, but two forced internments. When her parents were infected with leprosy, they were exiled ...Read Review

Tonic and Balm

By Stephanie Allen - Published 2019

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In 1919 medicine shows have lost their popularity, but Doc Bell’s Miracles and Mirth Medicine Show is still hanging on by a shoestring. ...Read Review

Washington Black

By Esi Edugyan - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

The future looks bleak for Washington Black, for what does an 11-year-old slave on a Barbados sugar plantation have to look forward to ...Read Review

Lala

By Antonia Lloyd-Jones (trans.) - By Jacek Dehnel - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Born in 1919 in southern Poland to an accomplished family, Helena “Lala” Bieniecka lived nearly 90 eventful years, and her ancestral lore goes back even ...Read Review

The Little Shop of Found Things

By Paula Brackston - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeTime-slip

Xanthe Westlake is an antique dealer with a unique gift. Sometimes, when the young woman cups an object in her hands, it “sings” ...Read Review

This Way Slaughter

By Bruce Olds - Published 2018

Genres:

LiteraryWestern

It’s no spoiler to say that if you live in America, you have heard of the Alamo, that weathered stone chapel in ...Read Review

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