Mary F. Burns

The Golden Mean: A novel of Alexander the Great

By Annabel Lyon - Published 2010


Biographical FictionLiterary

Lyon’s debut historical novel is actually more about Aristotle than Alexander, although their lives were intimately entwined for a considerable period of ...Read Review

The Risen Horse

By Karen Taschek - Published 2010


Children/Young AdultWestern

Isabel Chavez is a young teenager living on the Mescalero Apache reservation in 1905; her mother has just died, her brother is hanging out ...Read Review

Sad Stories of the Death of Kings

By Barry Gifford - Published 2010


AdventureShort Stories

Gifford has strung together a set of vignettes and moments-in-time about Roy, a kid who lives in Chicago, at various points in Roy’...Read Review

What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James and Jack the Ripper

By Paula Marantz Cohen - Published 2010



For anyone who reads and loves Henry James (as I do), the very title of this elegant mystery by Paula Cohen evokes contrasting ...Read Review

Requiem for a Slave: A Libertus Mystery of Roman Britain

By Rosemary Rowe - Published 2010



Citizen Libertus is a designer of decorative tiles for wealthy Romans living in the westernmost outpost of the Empire’s lands: Britain in ...Read Review

Bedlam: The Further Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte

By Laura Joh Rowland - Published 2010



In this Victorian mystery-thriller historical, demure but spirited heroine Charlotte Brontë once again races breathlessly through England, France and Ireland accompanied by the ...Read Review

Hemingway Cutthroat

By Michael Atkinson - Published 2010



Ernest Hemingway was an infamously unlikeable guy, and Atkinson’s frank portrayal calls for adjusting one’s “empathy” threshold to very low. Atkinson’...Read Review

Tomorrow River

By Lesley Kagen - Published 2010



This is a gripping and engaging story of a young girl’s search for her mother who went missing in 1968. Set in a ...Read Review

I Hotel

By Karen Tei Yamashita - Published 2010



Yamashita has undertaken an immense task to chronicle the rise of “Yellow Power”—the Asian-American rights experience in the San Francisco Bay Area—...Read Review


By Patti Rutka - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

Although the concept of a sympathetic backstory for the notorious Salomé—she whose dance ended in the beheading of John the Baptist—is ...Read Review