Kristen Hannum

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey

By Kathleen Rooney - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

Cher Ami, a champion racing pigeon—and heroic World War I veteran—has the first say in this novel. She’s speaking decades ...Read Review

The Last Bathing Beauty

By Amy Sue - By Nathan - Published 2020


In the same way that Rosamunde Pilcher’s books often bring to life different generations of women meeting and surmounting challenges, Amy Sue ...Read Review

Don’t Let the Beasties Escape This Book!

By Julie Berry - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

Young peasant Godfrey has a full day of chores, and his mother tells him not to disturb the artist who is painting a ...Read Review

Children of the Stars

By Mario Escobar - Published 2020



Jacob and Moses Stern’s well-known playwright parents have fled south from the Nazis, leaving the boys behind. This book begins on July 16, 1942, ...Read Review

Animalia: A Novel

By Jean-Baptiste Del Amo - Published 2019



It takes all of a few paragraphs into Animalia to begin to suspect that the book might be a masterpiece. By the end ...Read Review

Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution’s Women

By E. Knight - By Heather Webb - By Kate Quinn - By Laura Kamoie - By Sophie Perinot - By Stephanie Dray - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Women are central in our visual imagination of the French Revolution – from the doomed Queen Marie Antoinette to Charlotte Corday, who stabbed the ...Read Review

Chimes of a Lost Cathedral (Revolution of Marina M.)

By Janet Fitch - Published 2019



At midnight, at the end of this epic 750-page novel that reads with echoes of Pasternak and Tolstoy, I wanted more. That’s ...Read Review

When the Plums Are Ripe

By Amy Reid (trans.) - By Patrice Nganang - Published 2019



In French colonial Cameroon, 1940, the poet and civil servant Pouka returns to his village. He finds his father, a kind of seer, having ...Read Review

The Cassandra

By Sharma Shields - Published 2019


Set in central Washington in 1944-46, The Cassandra is the story of a young woman, Mildred Groves, who answers the government’s call ...Read Review

The Murder of Harriet Monckton

By Elizabeth Haynes - By Elizabeth Haynes (author) - Published 2018



This classic tale drops you straight into 1843, the early Victorian era, when unmarried women evidently became pregnant on their own. Men, even the ...Read Review

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