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The Water Dancer

By Ta-Nehisi Coates - Published 2019



Oprah Winfrey selected this lyrical, imaginative novel for her Book Club’s revival, and it is an impressive work in the vein of ...Read Review

Where the Light Enters

By Sara Donati - Published 2019



This long, absorbing novel is the sequel to Donati’s enthusiastically received The Gilded Hour, a multi-family epic centered on the lives of ...Read Review

The Starlet and the Spy (US) / Marilyn and Me (UK)

By Ji-min Lee - Published 2019


This short but emotionally intense novel takes a real-life moment – Marilyn Monroe’s USO visit to the troops at the close of the ...Read Review

The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel

By Georgie Blalock - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Weary of mourning a fiancé killed in World War II, Vera Strathmore accepts her cousin’s invitation to an after-hours party with the ...Read Review

Treachery: A Novel (Giordano Bruno Thriller)

By S. J. Parris - Published 2019



Parris’s popular series of mysteries featuring the philosopher-martyr, Giordano Bruno, is being reissued by Pegasus in the US. The fourth in the ...Read Review

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

By Laura Ruby - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultLiterary

This luminous, moving novel by an award-winning YA novelist is a genre-defying achievement. Part ghost story, part feminist history, part love letter to ...Read Review

The Devil’s Slave (Frances Gorges Historical Trilogy)

By Tracy Borman - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

In 17th-century England, misogyny, lust, and religious bigotry drive most of King James I/VI’s decisions, according to Tracy Borman, who continues ...Read Review

Doublespeak: A Novel (Lena Stillman series)

By Alisa Smith - Published 2019



“Fairy tales have lives of their own.” Lena Stillman, the narrator of this fine sequel to Speakeasy, knows that our deeds are one ...Read Review


By Jo Walton - Published 2019


Historical Fantasy

Characters who live multiple lives are a trend in novels recently, but few are as historically ambitious as this one. Jo Walton imagines (...Read Review

Amnesty: Book 3 in the Amberlough Dossier

By Lara Elena Donnelly - Published 2018


Historical Fantasy

The intriguing world of The Amberlough Dossier trilogy that Donnelly has built in her historical fantasy novels fades into the background as she ...Read Review

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