Marcia K. Matthews

Fan-Tan

By Donald Cammell - By Marlon Brando - Published 2005

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The tale begins with a cockroach race in a Hong Kong prison in 1927. Like guardian dogs outside a Chinese temple, the repulsive details ...Read Review

Bodies and Souls: The Tragic Plight of Three Jewish Women Forced into Prostitution in the Americas

By Isabel Vincent - Published 2005

Genres:

Nonfiction

Sexual slavery is today’s news. Drugging, abduction, rape, beating, and threats of disfigurement victimize women in a harrowing, sad and sordid underworld. ...Read Review

Cabin Gulch

By Zane Grey - Published 2006

Genres:

AdventureWestern

When I was young, my father owned the Zane Grey collection, and I read many volumes. I found some of them bland and ...Read Review

Glimmering Girls

By Merrill Joan Gerber - Published 2005

Genres:

Literary

At intimate distance, Glimmering Girls captures the subtleties of adolescent discovery, how innocence negotiates the “biological imperative.” Writing in the present tense, Gerber ...Read Review

The Swimmer

By Zsuzsa Bank - Published 2005

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Bank writes in an understated style, using poignant details to relate a story of abandonment. Kata and her brother Isti are small children ...Read Review

Cotton

By Christopher Wilson - Published 2005

Genres:

Literary

Cotton is a modern-day Orlando, in which an identity-shifting protagonist must adapt to changes several times in one lifetime. Lee Cotton is born ...Read Review

A Bride Most Begrudging

By Deeanne Gist - Published 2005

Genres:

Romance

In the 17th century, women were indentured as “tobacco brides” to Virginia farmers. Lady Constance Morrow boards a shallop to say goodbye to ...Read Review

The Cruise of the Sea Eagle

By Blaine Pardoe - Published 2005

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

This rollicking yarn stars a runaway nobleman who learned his trade as a common sailor, befriended an emperor and sailed the seven seas. ...Read Review

Jericho’s Road

By Elmer Kelton - Published 2004

Genres:

Western

Jericho’s Road is a cow trail on the border between Texas and Mexico that’s ruled by cattle baron Jericho Jackson. The ...Read Review

The Sugar Camp Quilt

By Jennifer Chiaverini - Published 2005

Genres:

Adventure

Dorothea Granger lives in antebellum Pennsylvania. Her parents are poor relations of her Uncle Jacob and work on his farm, which they hope ...Read Review

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