Kristen Hannum

The Orphan Band of Springdale

By Anne Nesbet - Published 2018


Children/Young Adult

Gusta Neubronner, eleven and raised in New York City, is packed off to her grandmother, whom she’s never met, in Springdale, a ...Read Review

The Overstory

By Richard Powers - Published 2018



Author Richard Powers, in The Overstory, weaves together eight stories of people with stories of trees. Solid and simultaneously magical—a bit like ...Read Review

A Promise Given

By Michelle Cox - Published 2018


A Promise Given is an entertaining romp through the social mores of 1930s Chicago and England, with the American upper crust proving themselves ...Read Review

The War I Finally Won

By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

The War I Finally Won reads like a childhood classic. I suspect it’s destined to become just that for today’s young ...Read Review

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers

By Sara Ackerman - Published 2018


There’s an intriguing mystery from the outset in Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers: readers know that young Ella knows something about ...Read Review

The Rufus Spy: A Medieval Mystical Mystery

By Alys Clare - Published 2018



This is the eighth book in Alys Clare’s Aelf Fen series, set in East Anglia in the reign of King William II, ...Read Review

The Baker’s Secret

By Stephen P. Kiernan - Published 2017


Emma, 22, is the baker with a secret. She lives in occupied Normandy in the months and hours leading up to the June 6, 1944, D-Day ...Read Review


By Jess Kidd - Published 2017



Mahoney is a 26-year-old Dubliner in 1976, searching for how he ended up in an orphanage and, equally, what happened to his wayward mother. ...Read Review

Cast the First Stone: An Ellie Stone Mystery

By James W. Ziskin - Published 2017



It’s February 1962, and Ellie Stone, a reporter for a small paper in upstate New York, gets sent to Los Angeles to interview ...Read Review

The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts

By Avi - Published 2017


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Oliver Cromwell Pitts, born decades after the Restoration deposed his grim namesake, awakens in the middle of the night with his coastal home ...Read Review