Juliet Waldron

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

By Kathleen Rooney - Published 2017Published 2018


In the style of a first-person memoir, this is actually a fictionalized riff by the author upon the eventful life of an actual ...Read Review

The Hapsburg Variation

By Bill Rapp - Published 2017



This is set in the 1950s, the Cold War era, in Vienna. The Hapsburg Variation is the second book in a series about ...Read Review

Watch over Me

By Eileen Charbonneau - Published 2017


It’s the summer of 1942 in New York City. Kitty is a war widow, a handsome woman from an ethnic neighborhood who works ...Read Review

The Pain and the Sorrow

By Loretta Miles Tollefson - Published 2017



Set in the 1860s in the New Mexico Territory, this is a fiction built upon an actual event. Gregoria is a brutalized Mexican ...Read Review

To the Bright Edge of the World

By Eowyn Ivey - Published 2016


This novel is an epistolary novel with four principal characters: one pair, husband and wife, live in 1885, and the other pair are contemporary. ...Read Review

Vanished in Hiawatha

By Carla Joinson - Published 2016



This is the story of the notorious Canton Asylum for Insane Indians, an institution begun as a government pork barrel project during the ...Read Review

Philip Nolan

By Chuck Pfarrer - Published 2016



The novel begins in 1807. Philip Nolan, a young lieutenant in the western territories, is caught up in Vice President Aaron Burr’s schemes ...Read Review

Gordon Parks

By Carole Boston Weatherford - Published 2015


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Beginning at his birth in 1912, Life Magazine photographer Gordon Parks’ story is told simply and without melodrama, allowing the power to emerge from ...Read Review

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

By Sarah Vowell - Published 2015



In the history-plus-humor tradition, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is another smart offering from Sarah Vowell, author of The Partly Cloudy Patriot. ...Read Review

The Four Books

By Carlos Rojas (trans.) - By Yan Lianke - Published 2015



This is an allegorical novel set during Mao’s Great Leap Forward in the 1950s, in a labor and re-education camp for intellectuals. ...Read Review

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