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By Rowan Beaird -
Set in Nevada in the 1950s, this is a novel about a group of women staying in one of the “ranches” for the ...Read Review
By Monika Helfer -
Set in Europe after the Second World War, this family novel focuses on the narrator’s father, Josef. Having lost his lower right ...Read Review
By Erin Cotter -
Set in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, this novel of love and adventure tells the tale of sixteen-year-old Will Hughes. ...Read Review
By Daisy Goodwin -
The drama that surrounded Maria Callas, onstage and in her personal life, is brought to life fully and sensitively in this complex novel. ...Read Review
By Lara Jean Okihiro -
Cousins Charlotte and Lou are visiting their grandparents in Toronto. While Lou lives in Toronto, Charlotte has flown with her mother from their ...Read Review
By Melissa Pritchard -
This powerful biographical novel of Florence Nightingale starts with Florence, an upper-class child in Victorian England, being called by her governess “a little ...Read Review
By Lesley Krueger -
In 1961, 10-year-old Mary Alice (known as Tink) lives with her parents in a northern suburb of Vancouver. Even on this forested mountainside on ...Read Review
By Joshunda Sanders -
In 1944, young Black women are recruited to join the Women’s Army Corps, offering them a chance to serve their country in the ...Read Review
By Diane Hanks -
November 7th, 1941: Japanese planes attack Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. Annie Fox, a career Army nurse with the rank of first lieutenant, has been ...Read Review
By Louise Hare -
Lena Aldridge, a multi-racial woman from London, is visiting Harlem for the first time in 1936. On the voyage over on the Queen Mary, ...Read Review
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