Phyllis T. Smith

Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII’s Most Faithful Servant

By Tracy Borman - Published 2014Published 2015

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Nonfiction

Hilary Mantel’s award-winning novels have sparked a renewed interest in Thomas Cromwell, a man best known for engineering Anne Boleyn’s fall.  ...Read Review

Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film

By Glenn Kurtz - Published 2014

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Nonfiction

Glenn Kurtz here writes about his shock when he came across three minutes of old film shot by his grandfather, an immigrant making ...Read Review

Death by Pastrami

By Leonard S. Bernstein - Published 2014

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Short Stories

This book contains seventeen stories, some of which evoke the garment district of New York City in the early years of the 20th ...Read Review

The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England’s Most Infamous Family

By Susan Higginbotham - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

In 1464, Edward IV announced he had wed Elizabeth Woodville, an event that, for better or worse, would impact English history. The Woodvilles, often ...Read Review

Self-Help Messiah: Dale Carnegie and Success in Modern America

By Steven Watts - Published 2013

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Nonfiction

This biography of Dale Carnegie is as engrossing as a good novel. Born in 1888, Carnegie rose from boyhood poverty in rural Missouri. At ...Read Review

Once We Were Brothers

By Ronald H. Balson - Published 2010Published 2013

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Elliot Rosenzweig is supposedly a survivor of Nazi persecution in Poland. He made it big after coming to America and, now elderly, is ...Read Review

Roan Rose

By Juliet Waldron - Published 2012

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In this novel set in late 15th-century England, Rose Whitby, the young daughter of a peasant midwife, becomes the servant and playmate of ...Read Review

In the Mind’s Eye

By Barbara Ponomareff - Published 2011

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Literary

In this novella set just after World War I, Caitlin, a newly graduated psychologist interning at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, grapples ...Read Review

Bristol House

By Beverly Swerling - Published 2013

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Beverly Swerling’s latest work is a gripping dual-period novel that is partly a ghost story. Events in Tudor London affect the modern-day ...Read Review

Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962

By Guo Jian (trans.) - By Stacy Mosher (trans.) - By Yang Jisheng - Published 2012

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Nonfiction

This extraordinary and important book is based on 20 years of research on the horrific failure of the Great Leap Forward in China in ...Read Review

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