Kristen McDermott

The Homecoming

By Anna Enquist - By Eileen J. Stevens (trans.) - Published 2022


Biographical FictionLiterary

This latest novel from the bestselling Dutch author is a long, lyrical meditation on mourning and identity. Elizabeth Batts Cook is the wife ...Read Review

Until the Last of Me (Take Them to the Stars, 2)

By Sylvain Neuvel - Published 2022


Historical Fantasy

This is the second volume of a trilogy, “Take Them to the Stars,” with a fascinating premise: all of the scientific discoveries in ...Read Review

Lessons in Chemistry

By Bonnie Garmus - Published 2022


Garmus tells a familiar story in a completely original voice in her delightful debut novel. Billed as a cross between The Marvelous Mrs. ...Read Review


By J. R. Thorpe - Published 2021



This challenging novel will invite comparisons to Lauren Groff’s Matrix. Like that novel, this one’s protagonist is an aristocratic woman forced ...Read Review


By Jabari Asim - Published 2022



One horror of American slavery was that its victims were valuable to their captors. Their high price and necessary labor resulted in strenuous ...Read Review

Dear Miss Cushman

By Paula Martinac - Published 2021


An award-winning author of numerous novels about lesbian lives and histories, Martinac offers an absorbing, energetic adventure starring the passionate Georgiana Cartwright, a ...Read Review

The Good Wife of Bath

By Karen Brooks - Published 2022



Brooks offers another adventure-crammed frolic through the London of an earlier era in this prequel to her bestselling The Brewer’s Tale/The ...Read Review

My Fine Fellow

By Jennieke Cohen - Published 2022


Alternate HistoryChildren/YA

My Fair Lady meets Master Chef in this surprisingly entertaining confection. Set in an alternate Georgian England, in which George IV’s daughter ...Read Review

Under a Starlit Sky (In the Shadow of the Sun, 2)

By EM Castellan - Published 2021


Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

Castellan concludes her In the Shadow of the Sun duology, set in a fantasy-alternative version of the French Court of Louis XIV. Geared ...Read Review

The Wicked Widow (The Wicked City series, 3)

By Beatriz Williams - Published 2021


Williams continues her thoroughly enjoyable historical-romance-thriller Wicked City series about Geneva “Gin” Kelly, a feisty, foul-mouthed Appalachian transplant to flapper-era New York. The ...Read Review

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