Jo Ann Butler

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

To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape

By Charles Spencer - Published 2017

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Nonfiction

In 1649 King Charles I was beheaded in a sad climax to his struggle with Oliver Cromwell’s Puritan government. His eldest son, Charles, ...Read Review

Peculiar Savage Beauty

By Jessica McCann - Published 2018

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Rosa Jean Evans – she prefers “RJ” – was a reluctant eyewitness to one of America’s great disasters when her parents died in 1918 of ...Read Review

Everything We Lose

By Annette Oppenlander - Published 2018

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The Civil War is a time of great sundering – the U.S. violently torn in half, and families divided by a vast struggle ...Read Review

Mist-Chi-Mas

By J. L. Oakley - Published 2017

Genres:

Romance

In 1860, Jennie Naughton brings her five-year old son, Jeremy, to Victoria, British Columbia, far from a scandal in England. She creates a new ...Read Review

Sister and Brother

By Agneta Pleijel - Published 2018

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In 1829, Isaac Berg seemed destined for greatness. He toured Europe for several years as an operatic tenor, and anyone talented enough to bring ...Read Review

The Distance Home

By Paula Saunders - Published 2018Published 2019

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Eve grew up in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota during WWII, on a dirt-poor farm that flooded every few years. Her parents are beaten ...Read Review

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