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Nine Days

By Toni Jordan - Published 2013



This is not a historical novel in the conventional sense but a narrative consisting of nine vignettes, each taking place over the course ...Read Review

Burial Rites

By Hannah Kent - Published 2013



Agnes Magnusdottir has been found guilty of murder. As the authorities wrangle over the date and method of her execution, she is sent ...Read Review

A White Wind Blew

By James Markert - Published 2013


A Kentucky tuberculosis sanatorium in which people die on a daily basis may not be the most appealing setting for a novel, not ...Read Review

The Pagoda Tree

By Claire Scobie - Published 2013Published 2017


In 18th-century India, women are the chattels of gods or men. When she is branded a handmaiden of Shiva, young Maya’s destiny ...Read Review

Saturn’s Daughters: The Birth of Terrorism

By Jim Pinnells - Published 2013


Evgenya Grishina is eighteen when she comes into contact with “the Movement”, the first political group to call themselves terrorists and who engage ...Read Review

Leaving Everything Most Loved: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2013



In 1933 the body of Usha Pramal is found in a London canal, but Scotland Yard is slow to solve the murder. Two months ...Read Review

Little Exiles

By Robert Dinsdale - Published 2013


Convict transportation to Australia had ceased by the 1860s, but for the next century Britain sanctioned the exportation of another kind of human ...Read Review

Her Mother’s Secret

By Barbara Garland Polikoff - Published 2012


Children/Young Adult

Rifke and Jacob Goldman, Jewish immigrants, had fled a Russian pogrom with their family and settled in Chicago. Now, in the winter of 1892, ...Read Review

Amber Road

By Boyd Anderson - Published 2013


Singapore has long been a strategic British colony but, as 1941 dawns, its residents are ill-prepared for what is about to happen. Among them ...Read Review

Parlor Games

By Maryka Biaggio - Published 2013


Mae West once quipped that “good girls go to heaven, but bad girls go everywhere,” and this other May (Dugas) sure is one ...Read Review