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Secrets of the Tudor Court

By D.L. Bogdan - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

This is another Tudor novel, this time seen from the perspective of Mary Howard, cousin and lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, and (briefly) wife ...Read Review

Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason

By Russell Shorto - Published 2008

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is not so much a “historical detective story” as a forensic travelogue of the remains of scientist/mathematician/philosopher Rene Descartes, who ...Read Review

Somewhere in Germany

By Stefanie Zweig - Published 2006

Genres:

Saga

This is the sequel to Nowhere in Africa, which told the story of the Redlich’s family’s flight from Nazi Germany to ...Read Review

A Broken Mirror

By Mercè Rodoreda (trans. Josep Miquel Sobrer) - Published 2006

Genres:

LiterarySaga

  As the biographical note explains, Rodoreda is a Catalan writer now being rediscovered as literary force more than 20 years after her death. ...Read Review

The Last Jew

By Yoram Kaniuk (trans. from the Hebrew by Barbara Harshav) - Published 2006

Genres:

Literary

If you’re looking for linear narrative, traditional formatting of dialogue and punctuation, and an Aristotelian plot pattern (rising action-climax-falling action-conclusion), this book ...Read Review

Pecker’s Revenge And Other Stories From The Frontier’s Edge

By Lori Van Pelt - Published 2005

Genres:

Short StoriesWestern

Lori Van Pelt’s short western stories have won awards, been printed in anthologies and read at the Autry Museum. Pecker’s Revenge ...Read Review

Telegraph Days

By Larry McMurtry - Published 2006

Genres:

Western

From Pulitzer- and Oscar-winning writer Larry McMurtry comes his latest picaresque about life on the American frontier. Our heroine is Nellie Courtwright, a ...Read Review

The Darwin Conspiracy

By John Darnton - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiteraryMystery/Crime

This latest work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist involves three loosely connected plots that center on the life and career of Charles Darwin. ...Read Review

One Sunday Morning

By Amy Ephron - Published 2005

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Despite its title, One Sunday Morning actually takes place over a period of several weeks in an unspecified year in the 1920s after ...Read Review

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

By Anne Rice - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpic

In her infamous September 2004 posting on Amazon.com, Anne Rice made clear her abhorrence for editors who “distort, cut, or otherwise mutilate sentences ...Read Review