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The Maid’s Version

By Daniel Woodrell - Published 2013



Lovers of well-crafted prose will appreciate this new work by the author of Winter’s Bone. Daniel Woodrell gracefully achieves the difficult task ...Read Review

The Dovekeepers

By Alice Hoffman - Published 2011


A new book by Alice Hoffman is always cause to sit up and take note, and The Dovekeepers does not disappoint. Five women ...Read Review

Murder on Sisters’ Row

By Victoria Thompson - Published 2011



Fans of Victoria Thompson and her Gaslight Mystery series will enjoy Murder on Sisters’ Row, the latest Sarah Brandt story. Sarah is an ...Read Review

Muhammad: A Story of the Last Prophet

By Deepak Chopra - Published 2010


Biographical FictionInspirational

“I didn’t write this book to make Muhammad holy. I wrote it to show that holiness was just as confusing, terrifying, and ...Read Review

The Astronomer

By Lawrence Goldstone - Published 2010



Do not – I repeat – do not start the last one hundred pages of Lawrence Goldstone’s The Astronomer if anything or anyone will ...Read Review

The Fifth Servant

By Kenneth Wishnia - Published 2010



Sara Paretsky’s cover blurb gets it exactly right: Kenneth Wishnia’s The Fifth Servant is indeed “an extraordinary novel.” Set in 16th-century ...Read Review

Dancing for Degas

By Kathryn Wagner - Published 2010


Degas’ paintings of the Paris Opera Ballet corps come to life in all their freshness and immediacy in Kathryn Warner’s debut novel. ...Read Review


By Sheramy Bundrick - Published 2009


Biographical Fiction

“I’d heard about him but never seen him,” Rachel Courteau says in the opening line of Sheramy Bundrick’s debut novel, Sunflowers. ...Read Review

Pictures at an Exhibition

By Sara Houghteling - Published 2009


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

  A young man’s attempts to please a father he perceives as disparaging and indifferent form the core of this debut novel. ...Read Review

The Only Son

By Stéphane Audeguy (trans. John Cullen) - Published 2008


Biographical Fiction

The passing mention of an older brother in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions sent author Stéphane Audeguy in search of the rest of ...Read Review