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Disappear Home

By Laura Hurwitz - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

In this novel set in 1970, the ripe-to-rotten end of the counterculture movement, Shoshanna, her baby sister, Mara, and her mother, Ellen, escape in ...Read Review

Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

By Catherine Bailey - Published 2008Published 2014



Beginning during the 19th century and ending in the 21st, Black Diamonds is the story of the end of an era and of ...Read Review

The Mayflower

By Frane Lessac (illus.) - By Mark Greenwood - Published 2014


Children/Young Adult

Set in 1620, The Mayflower is a cheerful rendition of the story, with charming, colorful gouache illustrations by the talented Frane Lessac. Thanks are ...Read Review

Until the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead

By S. Thomas Russell - Published 2014



By the bestselling author of Under Enemy Colors comes the fourth entry in the series, the high seas adventures of the intrepid Captain ...Read Review

In the Matter of Nikola Tesla

By Anthony Flacco - Published 2013


Biographical Fiction

Nikola Tesla was born in 1856 in Serbia and died in 1943 in New York. Those are the bookend dates for a remarkable life, that ...Read Review


By W. J. Cherf - Published 2014



This is the fifth book in the Maunscripts of the Richard Trust series, but although I have not read the earlier novels, this ...Read Review

Song of the Shank

By Jeffery Renard Allen - Published 2014Published 2014-06-17


Biographical FictionLiterary

Tom Wiggins was born a slave in Georgia in 1849. He was blind, and also appears to have been autistic—what was once unkindly ...Read Review

Jefferson and Hamilton

By John Ferling - Published 2013



This history covers the lives of two founding fathers from the 1740s into the 19th century. When I saw that here “J” precedes “...Read Review

The Baklava Club (Yashim the Ottoman Detective)

By Jason Goodwin - Published 2014Published 2014-06-05



The Baklava Club is the fifth (and purportedly the last) of the Edgar-winning Investigator Yashim stories, set in 19th-century Istanbul. This story begins ...Read Review

Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War

By Jeffery Deaver - By Raymond Benson - Published 2014


Short StoriesThriller

The events of the Cold War colored my childhood, and when my mother wasn’t reading historical novels, she was reading mysteries. She ...Read Review