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Susanna Hall: Her Book

By Jennifer Falkner - Published 2022


Falkner’s debut novella covers three summer days in 1643, when Henrietta Maria, queen to Charles I of England, was traveling south to meet ...Read Review

Take My Hand

By Dolen Perkins-Valdez - Published 2022


Take My Hand illuminates a horrendous national shame of the recent past. In the early 1970s, more than 150,000 low-income women and girls, predominately ...Read Review

Bride of the City Volume 1: Vaishali Ki Nagarvadhu

By A. K. Kulshreshth (trans.) - By Acharya Chatursen - By Pratibha Vinod Kumar (trans.) - Published 2021



Bride of the City, the first English translation of a novel published in 1949, explores the Nagarvadhu tradition of ancient India in which women ...Read Review

Shackleton’s Endurance: An Antarctic Survival Story

By Joanna Grochowicz - Published 2021


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Most explorers’ fame rests on routes charted or new lands found—regardless of the human cost. Sir Ernest Shackleton, a towering figure of ...Read Review

Strongheart (One Thousand White Women Series, 3)

By Jim Fergus - Published 2021



Strongheart, the third and final novel in Fergus’s One Thousand White Women trilogy, deepens and shades the well-known horrors of genocide and ...Read Review

The Librarian of Saint-Malo

By Gretchen Abernathy (trans.) - By Mario Escobar - Published 2021


Inspirational Romance

Spanish novelist Mario Escobar’s books on the Holocaust and the Spanish Civil War have gained worldwide readership. The Librarian of Saint-Malo joins ...Read Review

Kaidenberg’s Best Sons: A Novel in Stories (193) (Essential Prose Series)

By Jason Heit - Published 2021


LiteraryShort Stories

Heit’s interconnected eight short stories trace the fates of a group of Schwarzmeerdeutsche (Black Sea Germans) who were driven from their farms ...Read Review

The Last Days of Ellis Island

By Gaëlle Josse - By Natasha Lehrer (trans.) - Published 2020



Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature, this slim novel won widespread critical praise for its lyrical, melancholy memoir and confession of ...Read Review

The Rib King

By Ladee Hubbard - Published 2021



In Ladee Hubbard’s debut novel, The Talented Ribkins, bizarre superpowers juiced the hero’s struggle against race and mobsters. Now in The ...Read Review

We All Fall Down

By David Blixt - By Deborah Swift - By J. K. Knauss - By Jean Gill - By Katherine Pym - By Kristin Gleeson - By Laura Morelli - By Lisa J. Yarde - By Melodie Winawer - Published 2020


Short Stories

In these pandemic times, readers of historical fiction will find deep resonance with stories of the Black Death and other pandemics. In this ...Read Review